Stockton: A Good City?
This course will focus on what makes a city a good society by examining Stockton, California. The course builds on two PACS I themes: family and civil society and politics, law, and citizenship. Participants will work together on a city guide for Stockton that will contain an analysis of the city's economy, cultural life, government, and social groups. The class will start with a critique of a draft guide undertaken by a PACSEM section in spring, 2010. The class will interview key city leaders, review city documents, and investigate city sites. Readings and discussion will cover the experience of benchmark cities against which Stockton may wish to measure its success. Students will be required to read the Stockton Record regularly.