HIST 797 (1SY) - Colloquium

Coll/Cities in Crisis

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Online Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online with some campus visits, EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   13  
CRN: 50241
Selected topics in American, European, and non-Western history. Required of history majors. Students must elect section in the department office at the time of registration. Prereq: HIST 500. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Section Comments: Full Title: Cities in Crisis
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 M 3:10pm - 4:00pm MURK 202
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 W 2:10pm - 4:00pm ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 


This course examines how cities have dealt with crisis and challenges.  Although some of the focus is on war and natural disasters, much of the course concerns what happens to city populations in the name of development.  As such, we examine why post crisis reconstruction often results in the erasure of the history of and opportunities for minority populations and the working class.  We will also examine  what make cities livable and what is the role of city in protecting the health and well being of its residents.  While the initial focus is on U.S. and Middle Eastern cities, students will be able to focus on areas of their choice. Course meets History department requirement for Group III.