Comparative World History: World Cities

History 2

Spring 2010
Instructor: 
Berry
Location: 
155 Kroeber
Day & Time: 
TuTh 12:30-2
CCN: 
39003
Units: 
Units

This course introduces students to the history of four major urban areas (from at least three continents) in particular time periods. The goal is to expose students to a broad range of city types, metropolitan cultures, and scholarly approaches to urban experience, while encouraging them to think about connections, similarities, and differences among the cities we are studying. This spring we will be focusing on Florence, on Edo/Tokyo, on New York, and on Rio de Janeiro. Requirements include attendance at weekly discussion section, one midterm examination, one short writing exercise, one paper (6 -8 pp.), and an examination during finals' week.