An Economic History of Portland Neighborhoods
Faculty members: Dr. Luke Goble & Amanda McDermott
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?
- Living Cully
- Habitat for Humanity
- City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement
Meet this FYLC’s leaders:
Dr. Luke Goble: Teaching in an FYLC has taught me about the uniqueness of each and every student’s story. It provides a connection between who college students are today and what our community and world needs.
Prof. McDermott: I am excited to teach in an FYLC because it is deeply meaningful: from studying topics that impact lives, to fostering true community among students, peer mentors, and professors, the FYLC vision is one of beauty.
Robin: I’m excited to be a Peer Mentor because I get the honor of being a part of the lives of my mentees. Each one is unique and awesome and I get to be a small part of their lives and college experience.
Brycen: I’m looking forward to being a Peer Mentor because I love the one-on-one dynamic in any friendship and will be looking forward to knowing my mentees on a personal level. I’m excited to be a Peer Mentor because I get to help others through the process of balancing life in college as well as outside of college.