URBS210 - THE CITY

Course Description: 
Urbs/Hist 210 will focus on Baltimore and use The Wire as one of its core texts. The course will explore the history and development of the city and its institutions, with a thematic focus on issues such as industrialization and deindustrialization; urban renewal and the role of universities; public education and youth; policing and the criminal justice system; drugs and underground markets; public housing and suburbanization; and Baltimore's so- called renaissance amidst persistent poverty. The seminar will include field trips both in Philadelphia and a concluding all-day trip to Baltimore.
Course ID: 
URBS210
Title (text only): 
THE CITY
Term: 
2018A
Term Session: 
0
Subject Area: 
URBS
Status: 
O
Fulfills: 
Hum & Soc Sci Sector (new curriculum only)