HIST 600 (01) - Explorations

Explorations/History of Cities

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 56557
Advanced explorations in one of the fields listed below: A) American History, B) European History, C) World History, D) Ancient History. Barring duplication of subject, may be repeated. Course meets History major requirement for Group I, II, or III depending on the topic.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
Instructors: Ethel Wolper

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/25/2022 5/9/2022 W 3:10pm - 5:00pm HORT 422
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HIST 600

Over fifty percent of the world’s population lives in cities. This course analyzes different types of cities as they have evolved over time. It introduces changes from market and shrine cities to colonial and global cities ending with the emergence of mega-cities in Asia and Africa. A major theme of the course is how cities have dealt with crisis and challenges.  While some of the focus is on war and natural disasters, the course also concerns what happens to city populations in the name of development and examines why post crisis reconstruction often results in the erasure of the history of and opportunities for minority populations and the dispossessed. Course meets History major requirement for Group III.