URBS103 - INDUSTRIAL METROPOLIS

Course Description: 
Although we no longer think of most U.S. cities as industrial cities, metropolitan areas today are all products of industrial economies, technologies, and social systems. This course explores the industrialization and deindustrialization of American cities within their evolving global context from the era of European colonization to the present. It includes weekly readings and discussion, regular response papers and walking tours, in- class exercises, and a research paper using primary sources. Themes include energy and ecology, labor and production, inner city and suburban development, globalization, and economic restructuring. Ultimately, the class aims to give students a broad knowledge of 1) the history of industrial capitalism, 2) its effects on cities and regions over the past three centuries, and 3) analytical tools for understanding the past, present, and future of metropolitan economies, geography, and society.
Course ID: 
URBS103
Title (text only): 
INDUSTRIAL METROPOLIS
Term: 
2017C
Term Session: 
0
Subject Area: 
URBS
Status: 
O
Fulfills: 
History & Tradition Sector (all classes)