Shaping of the Modern City

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Shaping of the Modern City

Fall 2019

Taught By: Elaine Abelson

Section: A

CRN: 7051

Credits: 4

Contrary to popular belief, myth, and contemporary political rhetoric, cities and urban forms have been central to American life and experience. From the colonial period to the present day, cities have occupied a significant place in the forward thrust of the American empire; in economic, social and cultural development; and in the American imagination. While many of the great urban concentrations created in the 19th century have lost their industry, their tax base, and in some cases their population, new and quite different cities, suburbs, and exurbs have emerged. This course will examine historically those forces which have given shape to American cities and urban consciousness; we will consider how ideas about the city (and the countryside) changed as Americans confronted the industrial, the post-industrial, and, more recently, the global city. (X-List with Urban Studies)

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: History (LHIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five 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: 3:06pm 2/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 406

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019