HIS 1490: Life and Death in World Cities (2023-2024)

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Why do more people across the globe live in cities than not? What made this change possible? What makes the city so attractive to people around the world? Is the city a human “good”? To answer these questions, we explore the rise of the modern city from its inception with the Industrial Revolution through the current day. We consider how the city has offered opportunities: for those seeking a “better” life, for political figures using urban space to enhance their power, and for urban planners hoping to create a healthy environment for all residents. The latter part of our class is devoted to life and labor in megacities and slums and the dignity of the underclasses. Typically offered: Autumn.

Term CRN Credits Instructor(s) Days Time Dates Location Open
Autumn 1735 5 Rebecca Hughes
9:00AM-10:20 AM
Cremona Classrooms 203
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Attributes: WK Social Sciences
Grade Modes: (Default) Normal Grading, Audit
Instructional Methods: Traditional
Note: Full Term