HIST 388: Topics in European History

HIST 388-002: Modern Cities
(Spring 2019)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

Robinson B228

Section Information for Spring 2019

This course will examine the emergence of the modern metropolis in Europe and the U.S. between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. How do we conceptualize and theorize the modern city? How does a city's social and cultural history assume material dimensions? How can we recuperate past experiences and understandings of the city through urban representations, both written and visual? We will investigate a range of contexts, including Paris, London, Vienna, Berlin, Chicago, Boston, and Washington, D.C. We will be examining literature, prints, photographs, and films alongside historical texts, to address themes such as public health and hygiene, architecture and urban planning, technology, spectacles, nature, gender, race, and class. Over the course of the semester, students will conduct parallel investigations into other modern cities of their choice. 

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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