11.014J / 21H.232J American Urban History II, Fall 2004
American Urban History II
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This is a seminar course that explores the history of selected features of the physical environment of urban America. Among the features considered are parks, cemeteries, tenements, suburbs, zoos, skyscrapers, department stores, supermarkets, and amusement parks. The course gives students experience in working with primary documentation sources through its selection of readings and class discussions. Students then have the opportunity to apply this experience by researching their own historical questions and writing a term paper.
urban planning, urban design, cities, downtown, skyscrapers, buildings, open space, infrastructure, traffic, congestion, white flight, suburban development, urban renewal, urban blight, retail and business centers and districts, zoos, entertainment, 11.014J, 11.014, 21H.232J, 21H.232
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