HIST 263 - American Cities

Overview

Course Title

American Cities

Department(s)

Description

This course examines the development of America’s cities and suburbs from the Civil War through the present. The course looks at the dramatic transformation of the United States from predominantly rural society to a majority urban nation and its consequences. This includes the challenges of population growth and slum development, the influence of federal and municipal government on urban and suburban development, racial and class segregation, the evolution of urban cultures, the threat of ‘violence’ and ‘disorder,’ and in the last four decades, the impact of deindustrialization, globalization, and gentrification. Readings are a combination of primary sources and historical monographs.

Typically Offered

-

Academic Career

Undergraduate

Requirement Designation

Flexible Core - US Experience in its Diversity

Credits

Minimum Units

3

Maximum Units

3

Academic Progress Units

3

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Requisites

028367

Course Schedule

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