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Spring 2021 History GU4012 section 001
HISTORY OF THE CITY IN LATIN AMERICA
HISTORY OF THE CITY IN LA

Call Number 10081
Day & Time
Location
M 4:10pm-6:00pm
302 Fayerweather
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Amy E Chazkel
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction Hybrid
Course Description This course covers the historical development of cities in Latin America. Readings examine the concentration of people in commercial and political centers from the beginnings of European colonization in the sixteenth century to the present day and will introduce contrasting approaches to the study of urban culture, politics, society, and the built environment. Central themes include the reciprocal relationships between growing urban areas and the countryside; cities as sites of imperial power and their post-colonial role in nation-building; changing power dynamics in modern Latin America, especially as they impacted the lives of cities’ nonelite majority populations; the legalities and politics of urban space; the complexity and historical development of urban segregation; the rise of informal economies; and the constant tension between tradition and progress through which urban societies have formed. Reading knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese will be helpful but is not required. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students; graduate students will be given additional reading and writing assignments.
Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 16 students (18 max) as of 9:05PM Thursday, September 23, 2021
Subject History
Number GU4012
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20211HIST4012W001

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