The University of Michigan has several programs focused on Detroit
Semester in Detroit
A 1-semester undergraduate program for students in the college of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Students live in Wayne State dorms, take classes at the U-M Detroit Center, and have internships at local nonprofits.
Students often complete projects that focus on the Metro area.
2011-12 Cluster Hire
In May 2011, the University approved a cluster hire of four faculty members who will focus on the metro area. The faculty will work in the Department of Afroamerican & African Studies (DAAS), the Department of Sociology, the Urban and Regional Planning Program in Taubman College, the School of Social Work, and in conjunction with the Residential College.
Academic focuses will be:
- Racial stratification
- Unequal access to resources
- Urban social work
- Mass incarceration, policing, and punishment