Description: Lecture, three hours. Focus on foundation of critical race theory (CRT), and other theoretical works focusing on racism and racialization, as applied to public policy, social welfare, and urban planning. Review of causes and symptoms of structural racism and social/racial hierarchies as they influence, and are influenced by, these three fields. Students are expected to be prepared and ready to engage in dialog by completing readings, developing questions, reflecting on material, and keeping up with current events related to course topics. Letter grading.