Undergraduate Catalog

HIS 376 History of the American City

This interdisciplinary course will look at the development of cities and suburbs in the United States since the 19th century. The first part of the course will look at urban development (physical, social, economic, and political) until about the 1920s; the second half of the course will look at the evolution of urban areas since the 1920s, focusing especially on the development of the suburbs and its impact on urban areas. This course will use one city as a case study such as Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, New York.