Required texts

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URBDP 565, SP 09
TH 3:30-6:20pm


American Urban History

Brief Description

The course is designed as an intensive graduate level seminar in American Urban History. Its purpose is to provide students with the opportunity to immerse in historical scholarship that addresses the social, political, technological and cultural forces that shaped the development of American cities. As a seminar the course emphasizes readings and discussions as the primary mode of learning. To promote engagement with the course and its content, students will be actively involved by taking turns as presenters and discussion leaders.

Syllabus and Schedule
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Sample Student Work