This unit takes as its starting point the diversity of historical experiences as they relate to urban America. Subjects include: the development of distinct urban governance; race, inequality, and segregation; urban subcultures; sexuality; leisure and consumption; social movements; and the city as juridically specific space in American history. Beyond historical methodologies students will also delve into the varieties of urban anthropology, geography, and sociology.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
Participation (10%), 1x500wd Bibliography/research question (15%), 1x3000wd Research paper (45%), 2x500wd each Tutorial questions (30%)
12 credit points at the 2000 level in the History major or American Studies major