Histories of the City: An Introduction to Urban Studies

New School for Social Research: Historical Studies

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Histories of the City

Fall 2022

Taught By: David Huyssen

Section: A

CRN: 14388

Credits: 3

This course explores the modern city as a space of production and reproduction, rule and transgression, exploitation and resistance, conflict and cooperation, violence and care. It considers various disciplinary approaches to urban studies, with an emphasis on historical methods. Histories of New York — ranging in focus across race, gender and sexuality, labor, politics, environment, finance, etc. — provide the bulk of the principal readings. These are set against selections from classic and more recent works in sociology, cultural theory, critical geography, and political philosophy. Seminars may also consider film, music, museums/memorials, and the city itself as texts.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Historical Studies (GHIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:12am EST 12/2/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 906

Date Range: 9/1/2022 - 12/15/2022