This seminar is required for students in the Urban Studies Graduate Certificate Program. They will be given preference for enrollment, which is limited to 15. The course is designed for Ph.D. students who intend to do urban-related research. It is not open to undergraduates. Master's Degree students will be allowed to enroll only in special circumstances and with the permission of the instructor. The seminar will focus on inter-disciplinary readings concerned with the history of American cities in the twentieth century. In addition, students will write a major research paper and meet with scholars and practitioners who exemplify a variety of careers in urban research.