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 look forward to being a Peer Mentor because it always helps to have a point person to ask questions of and to vent to, especially when you are in a new place like college. I want to get to know the new students coming to Warner and help them transition and feel comfortable and welcome.” —Allison
“I look forward to being a Peer Mentor because it will allow me to be a part of someone’s journey. To hear their dreams and hopes for the future and to help guide them toward it is my idea of a dream job.”—Robin