An Economic History of Portland Neighborhoods
Faculty members: Dr. Luke Goble & Jenna Thompson
Fall—EN 95-LC1, College Composition
How can we work to create neighborhoods that are diverse, affordable, and sustainable in the long-term? How do neighborhoods affect Portlanders?
In this First-Year Learning Community, students will…
- Recognize what you have to offer through your own experiences
- Spend time walking through and observing several neighborhoods of Portland to learn about what makes them “work” as well as what makes them pleasurable or difficult to live in
- Learn about justice and equality issues related to neighborhoods and think about how to address them
- Ask questions about the justice or injustice of structures, like housing and the distribution of connected resources
- Learn to think critically about where will you choose to live in the future and why. What are the implications of that choice on the community of others around you?
“I am looking forward to being a peer mentor because the FYLCs are great program that has helped me to find acceptance belonging and support here at Warner Pacific. I hope to create an environment just like that for our new students.”—Bailey
“I am excited to be a peer mentor because I am looking forward to helping the incoming students”—Jerry