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Courses & Requirements

This page displays the schedule of Bryn Mawr courses in this department for this academic year. It also displays descriptions of courses offered by the department during the last four academic years.

For information about courses offered by other Bryn Mawr departments and programs or about courses offered by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, please consult the Course Guides page.

For information about the Academic Calendar, including the dates of first and second quarter courses, please visit the College's master calendar.

Fall 2015

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
CITY B104-001 Archaeology of Agricultural and Urban Revolutions Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MW Carpenter Library 21 Magee,P.
TA Session: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM F Carpenter Library 17
TA Session: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM F Carpenter Library 17
TA Session: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM F Carpenter Library 17
CITY B185-001 Urban Culture and Society Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Taylor Hall F McDonogh,G., Reyes,V.
Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Taylor Hall G
CITY B201-001 Introduction to GIS for Social and Environmental Analysis Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Canaday Computer Lab Narayanaraj,G.
Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH Canaday Computer Lab
CITY B205-001 Social Inequality Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Taylor Hall F Nolan,B.
CITY B206-001 Introduction to Econometrics Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Park 338 Becher,J.
CITY B207-001 Topics in Urban Studies: Philadelphia Architecture Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH Thomas Hall 102 Cohen,J.
CITY B225-001 Economic Development Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Taylor Hall D Rock,M.
CITY B226-001 Introduction to Architectural Design Semester / 1 Lecture: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM T Rockefeller Drafting Studio Olshin,S., Voith,D.
LEC: 9:10 AM-11:00 AM F Rockefeller Drafting Studio
CITY B227-001 Topics in Modern Planning: Visual and Historical Methods Semester / 1 LEC: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWF Taylor Hall B Morton,T.
CITY B237-001 Themes in Modern African History: Urbanization in Africa Semester / 1 LEC: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Taylor Hall B Ngalamulume,K.
CITY B238-001 The Economics of Globalization Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Dalton Hall 119 Dominguez,C.
CITY B250-001 Topics: Growth & Spatial Organization of the City: 20th C Urban Enviro History Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Taylor Hall G Stroud,E.
CITY B254-001 History of Modern Architecture Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Dalton Hall 300 Morton,T.
CITY B298-001 Topics: Advanced Research Methods: Junion Seminar Semester / 0.5 LEC: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM M Taylor Hall C Reyes,V.
CITY B312-001 Topics in Medieval Art Semester / 1 LEC: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH Thomas Hall 129 Walker,A.
CITY B345-001 Advanced Topics in Environment and Society: Environmental Justice Semester / 1 LEC: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM T Dalton Hall 212E Stroud,E.
CITY B360-001 Topics: Urban Culture and Society: Architecture of the Eternal City Semester / 1 LEC: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM T Carpenter Library 15 Morton,T.
CITY B378-001 Formative Landscapes: The Architecture and Planning of American Collegiate Campuses Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Thomas Hall 129 Cohen,J.
CITY B398-001 Senior Seminar Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM T Thomas Hall 104 Dept. staff, TBA
CITY B403-001 Independent Study Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
CITY B403-001 Independent Study Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
CITY B415-001 Teaching Assistant Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA
CITY B450-001 Urban Internships/Praxis Semester / 1
CITY B450-001 Urban Internships/Praxis Semester / 1

Spring 2016

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
CITY B190-001 The Form of the City: Urban Form from Antiquity to the Present Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Morton,T.
CITY B206-001 Introduction to Econometrics Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Interim,R.
CITY B214-001 Public Finance Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Interim,R.
CITY B217-001 Research Methods in the Social Sciences: Investigating Inequalities Semester / 1 LEC: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Reyes,V.
CITY B228-001 Problems in Architectural Design Semester / 1 Lecture: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM T Olshin,S., Voith,D.
CITY B229-001 Topics in Comparative Urbanism: Global Suburbia Semester / 1 LEC: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH McDonogh,G.
CITY B237-001 Themes in Modern African History: African Economic Development Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Ngalamulume,K.
CITY B243-001 Economic Inequality and Government Policy Choices Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Vartanian,T.
CITY B269-001 Black America in Sociological Perspective Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Washington,R.
CITY B278-001 American Environmental History Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Stroud,E.
CITY B298-001 Topics: Advanced Research Methods: Junion Seminar Semester / 0.5 Lecture: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM M Reyes,V.
CITY B318-001 Topics in Urban Social and Cultural Theory: Brazil: City, Media, Nature Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH McDonogh,G.
CITY B329-001 Advanced Topics in Urban Environments: Water Semester / 1 LEC: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM T Stroud,E.
CITY B334-001 The Economics of Discrimination and Inequality Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Nutting,A.
CITY B335-001 Topics in City and Media: Digital Rome Semester / 1
CITY B360-001 Topics: Urban Culture and Society: Mobility and Territory Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH Morton,T.
CITY B365-001 Topics: Techniques of the City: City and Military Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM W Reyes,V.
CITY B377-001 Topics in Modern Architecture: Islamic Cities Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Morton,T.
CITY B403-001 Independent Study Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
CITY B403-001 Independent Study Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
CITY B415-001 Teaching Assistant Semester / 1
CITY B450-001 Urban Internships/Praxis Semester / 1
CITY B450-001 Urban Internships/Praxis Semester / 1

Fall 2016

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

2015-16 Catalog Data

CITY B104 Archaeology of Agricultural and Urban Revolutions Fall 2015 This course examines the archaeology of the two most fundamental changes that have occurred in human society in the last 12,000 years, agriculture and urbanism, and we explore these in Egypt and the Near East as far as India. We also explore those societies that did not experience these changes. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as ARCH B104

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CITY B136 Working with Economic Data Not offered 2015-16 Applies selected principles of economics to the quantitative analysis of economic data; uses spreadsheets and other tools to collect and judge the reliability of economic data. Topics may include measures of income inequality and poverty; unemployment, national income and other measures of economic well-being; cost-benefit of public and private investments; construction of price indices and other government statistics; evaluating economic forecasts; and the economics of personal finance. Prerequisites: Quantitative Readiness Required. Quantitative Readiness Required (QR) Cross-listed as ECON B136

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CITY B185 Urban Culture and Society Fall 2015 Examines techniques and questions of the social sciences as tools for studying historical and contemporary cities. Topics include political-economic organization, conflict and social differentiation (class, ethnicity and gender), and cultural production and representation. Philadelphia features prominently in discussion, reading and exploration as do global metropolitan comparisons through papers involving fieldwork, critical reading and planning/problem solving using qualitative and quantitative methods. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as ANTH B185

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CITY B190 The Form of the City: Urban Form from Antiquity to the Present Spring 2016 This course studies the city as a three-dimensional artifact. A variety of factors--geography, economic and population structure, politics, planning, and aesthetics--are considered as determinants of urban form. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as HART B190

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CITY B201 Introduction to GIS for Social and Environmental Analysis Fall 2015 This course is designed to introduce the foundations of GIS with emphasis on applications for social and environmental analysis. It deals with basic principles of GIS and its use in spatial analysis and information management. Ultimately, students will design and carry out research projects on topics of their own choosing. Quantitative Readiness Required (QR) Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CITY B203 Ancient Greek Cities and Sanctuaries Not offered 2015-16 A study of the development of the Greek city-states and sanctuaries. Archaeological evidence is surveyed in its historic context. The political formation of the city-state and the role of religion is presented, and the political, economic, and religious institutions of the city-states are explored in their urban settings. The city-state is considered as a particular political economy of the Mediterranean and in comparison to the utility of the concept of city-state in other cultures. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as ARCH B203

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CITY B204 Economics of Local Environmental Programs Not offered 2015-16 Considers the determinants of human impact on the environment at the neighborhood or community level and policy responses available to local government. How can economics help solve and learn from the problems facing rural and suburban communities? The instructor was a local township supervisor who will share the day-to-day challenges of coping with land use planning, waste disposal, dispute resolution, and the provision of basis services. Prerequisite: ECON B105. Cross-listed as ECON B242 Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CITY B205 Social Inequality Fall 2015 Introduction to the major sociological theories of gender, racial-ethnic, and class inequality with emphasis on the relationships among these forms of stratification in the contemporary United States, including the role of the upper class(es), inequality between and within families, in the work place, and in the educational system. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Cross-listed as SOCL B205 Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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CITY B206 Introduction to Econometrics Fall 2015, Spring 2016 An introduction to econometric terminology and reasoning. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, and statistical inference. Particular emphasis is placed on regression analysis and on the use of data to address economic issues. The required computational techniques are developed as part of the course. Prerequisite: ECON B105 or H101, and H102, and a 200-level elective. Cross-listed as ECON B253

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CITY B207 Topics in Urban Studies
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Philadelphia Architecture Fall 2015 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: A mid-level course that explores how we understand and write about architecture and architectural history, based on the analysis of visual materials, close reading of texts, and visits to actual sites. This semester, we will pay special attention to the rowhouse as a characteristic type.
Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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CITY B210 Natural Hazards Not offered 2015-16 A quantitative approach to understanding the earth processes that impact human societies. We consider the past, current, and future hazards presented by geologic processes, including earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, and hurricanes. The course includes discussion of the social, economic, and policy contexts within which natural geologic processes become hazards. Case studies are drawn from contemporary and ancient societies. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: one semester of college science or permission of instructor. Quantitative Methods (QM) Quantitative Readiness Required (QR) Cross-listed as GEOL B209 Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CITY B213 Taming the Modern Corporation Not offered 2015-16 Introduction to the economics of industrial organization and regulation, focusing on policy options for ensuring that corporations enhance economic welfare and the quality of life. Topics include firm behavior in imperfectly competitive markets; theoretical bases of antitrust laws; regulation of product and occupational safety; environmental pollution; and truth in advertising. Prerequisite: ECON B105. Cross-listed as ECON B213

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CITY B214 Public Finance Spring 2016 Analysis of government's role in resource allocation, emphasizing effects of tax and expenditure programs on income distribution and economic efficiency. Topics include sources of inefficiency in markets and possible government responses; federal budget composition; social insurance and antipoverty programs; U.S. tax structure and incidence. Prerequisites: ECON B105. Cross-listed as ECON B214 Counts toward Health Studies

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CITY B215 Urban Economics Not offered 2015-16 Micro- and macroeconomic theory applied to urban economic behavior. Topics include housing and land use; transportation; urban labor markets; urbanization; and demand for and financing of urban services. Prerequisite: ECON B105. Cross-listed as ECON B215

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CITY B216 The City of Naples Not offered 2015-16 The city of Naples emerged during the Later Middle Ages as the capital of a Kingdom and one of the most influential cities in the Mediterranean region. What led to the city's rise, and what effect did the city as a cultural, political, and economic force have on the rest of the region and beyond? This course will familiarize students with the art, architecture, culture, and institutions that made the city one of the most influential in Europe and the Mediterranean region during the Late Middle Ages. Topics include court painters in service to the crown, female monastic spaces and patronage, and the revival of dynastic tomb sculpture. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as ITAL B215

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CITY B217 Research Methods in the Social Sciences
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Investigating Inequalities Spring 2016 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: In this course, we will focus on the processes of research and on "learning by doing." The course encompasses quantitative and qualitative techniques, and we will compare the strengths and weaknesses of each. We will calculate descriptive statistics and basic statistical analyses manually and with statistical software, followed by engagement with various methods.

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CITY B220 Comparative Social Movements in Latin America Not offered 2015-16 An examination of resistance movements to the power of the state and globalization in three Latin American societies: Mexico, Columbia, and Peru. The course explores the political, legal, and socio-economic factors underlying contemporary struggles for human and social rights, and the role of race, ethnicity, and coloniality play in these struggles. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Cross-listed as SOCL B259 Cross-listed as POLS B259

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CITY B222 Environmental Issues: Movements and Policy Making in Comparative Perspective Not offered 2015-16 An exploration of the ways in which different cultural, economic, and political settings have shaped issue emergence and policy making. We examine the politics of particular environmental issues in selected countries and regions, paying special attention to the impact of environmental movements. We also assess the prospects for international cooperation in addressing global environmental problems such as climate change. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Cross-listed as POLS B222 Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CITY B225 Economic Development Fall 2015 Examination of the issues related to and the policies designed to promote economic development in the developing economies of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Focus is on why some developing economies grow faster than others and why some growth paths are more equitable, poverty reducing, and environmentally sustainable than others. Includes consideration of the impact of international trade and investment policy, macroeconomic policies (exchange rate, monetary and fiscal policy) and sector policies (industry, agriculture, education, population, and environment) on development outcomes in a wide range of political and institutional contexts. Prerequisite: ECON B105. Cross-listed as ECON B225 Counts toward International Studies

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CITY B226 Introduction to Architectural Design Fall 2015 This studio design course introduces the principles of architectural design. Suggested Preparation: drawing, some history of architecture, and permission of instructor. Critical Interpretation (CI)

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CITY B227 Topics in Modern Planning
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Architecture and/as Political Resistance
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Visual and Historical Methods Fall 2015 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: In this course we will explore visual and historical methods for the study of objects and sites. Through observation, analysis, and description of architecture and other visual/material artifacts, we will consider how this work contributes to historical understanding and focusing on buildings in the Quaker consortium as specific objects of architectural and historical study, and documents of campus architecture from the archives of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Swarthmore, and University of Pennsylvania.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as HART B227

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CITY B228 Problems in Architectural Design Spring 2016 A continuation of CITY 226 at a more advanced level. Prerequisites: CITY B226 or permission of instructor. Course does not meet an Approach

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CITY B229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Colonial & Post Colonial Reflections
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Global Suburbia
Section 002 (Spring 2015): Colonial & Post Colonial Reflections Spring 2016 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: This intensive writing course uses comparison and case studies to explore a concrete topic, its literature, methods and theories, and to develop the art and craft of research and writing. In Spring 2016, the topic will be global suburbia, with case materials from Greater Philadelphia, Buenos Aires, Paris and Beijing.
Writing Intensive Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as SOCL B230 Cross-listed as HART B229 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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CITY B231 Punishment and Social Order Not offered 2015-16 A cross-cultural examination of punishment, from mass incarceration in the United States, to a widened "penal net" in Europe, and the securitization of society in Latin America. The course addresses theoretical approaches to crime control and the emergence of a punitive state connected with pervasive social inequality. Cross-listed as SOCL B231

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CITY B234 Environmental Economics Not offered 2015-16 Introduction to the use of economic analysis explain the underlying behavioral causes of environmental and natural resource problems and to evaluate policy responses to them. Topics may include air and water pollution; the economic theory of externalities, public goods and the depletion of resources; cost-benefit analysis; valuing non-market benefits and costs; economic justice; and sustainable development. Prerequisites: ECON B105. Cross-listed as ECON B234

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CITY B237 Themes in Modern African History
Section 001 (Fall 2014): African Economic Development
Section 001 (Spring 2016): African Economic Development
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Urbanization in Africa Fall 2015, Spring 2016 The course examines the cultural, environmental, economic, political, and social factors that contributed to the expansion and transformation of pre-industrial cities, colonial cities, and cities today. We will examine various themes, such as the relationship between cities and societies; migration and social change; urban space, health problems, city life, and women.
Current topic description: The course examines the cultural, environmental, economic, political, and social factors that contributed to the expansion and transformation of pre-industrial cities, colonial cities, and cities today. We will examine various themes, such as the relationship between cities and societies; migration and social change; urban space, health problems, city life, and women. Counts toward Africana Studies and Environmental Studies.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as HIST B237 Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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CITY B238 The Economics of Globalization Fall 2015 An introduction to international economics through theory, policy issues, and problems. The course surveys international trade and finance, as well as topics in international economics. It investigates why and what a nation trades, the consequences of such trade, the role of trade policy, the behavior and effects of exchange rates, and the macroeconomic implications of trade and capital flows. Topics may include the economics of free trade areas, world financial crises, outsourcing, immigration, and foreign investment. Prerequisites: ECON B105. The course is not open to students who have taken ECON B316 or B348. Cross-listed as ECON B236 Counts toward International Studies

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CITY B241 Building Green: Sustainable Design Past and Present Not offered 2015-16 At a time when more than half of the human population lives in cities, the design of the built environment is of key importance. This course is designed for students to investigate issues of sustainability in architecture. A close reading of texts and careful analysis of buildings and cities will help us understand the terms and practices of architectural design and the importance of ecological, economic, political, cultural, social sustainability over time and through space. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Environmental Studies Counts toward Praxis Program

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CITY B242 Urban Field Research Methods Not offered 2015-16 This Praxis course intends to provide students with hands-on research practice in field methods. In collaboration with the instructor and the Praxis Office, students will choose an organization or other group activity in which they will conduct participant observation for several weeks. Through this practice, students will learn how to conduct field-based primary research and analyze sociological issues. Cross-listed as SOCL B242 Cross-listed as ANTH B242 Counts toward Praxis Program

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CITY B243 Economic Inequality and Government Policy Choices Spring 2016 This course will examine the U.S. economy and the effects of government policy choices. The class will focus on the potential trade-offs between economic efficiency and greater economic equality. Some of the issues that will be explored include tax, education, and health care policies. Different perspectives on issues will be examined. Prerequisite: ECON B105. Cross-listed as ECON B243

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CITY B244 Great Empires of the Ancient Near East Not offered 2015-16 A survey of the history, material culture, political and religious ideologies of, and interactions among, the five great empires of the ancient Near East of the second and first millennia B.C.E.: New Kingdom Egypt, the Hittite Empire in Anatolia, the Assyrian and Babylonian Empires in Mesopotamia, and the Persian Empire in Iran. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as ARCH B244 Cross-listed as POLS B244 Cross-listed as HIST B244

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CITY B249 Asian American Communities Not offered 2015-16 This course is an introduction to the study of Asian American communities that provides comparative analysis of major social issues confronting Asian Americans. Encompassing the varied experiences of Asian Americans and Asians in the Americas, the course examines a broad range of topics--community, migration, race and ethnicity, and identities--as well as what it means to be Asian American and what that teaches us about American society. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as SOCL B249 Cross-listed as ANTH B249

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CITY B250 Topics: Growth & Spatial Organization of the City
Section 001 (Fall 2015): 20th C Urban Enviro History Fall 2015 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: This course explores the recent history of U.S. Cities as both physical spaces and social entities, with particular attention to the role of both nature and built environments in shaping their pasts. How have the definitions, political roles, and social perceptions of U.S. cities changed since the nineteenth century? How have those shifts, along with changes in transportation, communication, construction, and other technologies affected both the people and places that comprise U.S. Cities?
Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as HIST B251 Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CITY B253 Survey of Western Architecture Not offered 2015-16 The major traditions in Western architecture are illustrated through detailed analysis of selected examples from classical antiquity to the present. The evolution of architectural design and building technology, and the larger intellectual, aesthetic, and social context in which this evolution occurred, are considered. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as HART B253

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CITY B254 History of Modern Architecture Fall 2015 A survey of the development of modern architecture since the 18th century. The course focuses on international networks in the transmission of architectural ideas since 1890. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as HART B254

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CITY B255 Survey of American Architecture Not offered 2015-16 This survey course examines architecture within the global framework of "the modern." Through an introduction to an architectural canon of works and figures, it seeks to foster a critical consideration of modernity, modernization, and modernism. The course explores each as a category of meaning that framed the theory and practice of architecture as a cultural, political, social, and technological enterprise. It also uses these conjugates to study the modes by which architecture may be said to have framed history. We will study practical and discursive activity that formed a dynamic field within which many of the contradictions of "the modern" were made visible (and visual) through architecture. In this course, we will engage architectural concepts and designs by studying drawings and buildings closely within their historical context. We will examine spheres of reception for architecture and its theoretical, discursive, and cultural life through a variety of media: buildings of course, but also journals, books, and film. We will also investigate architecture as a site and subject for critical inquiry. In particular, we will see what it may tell us about the globalization and politics of the twentieth century, and about history, theory, and criticism as epistemological tracks. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as HART B255

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CITY B259 Daily Life in Ancient Greece and Rome Not offered 2015-16 The often-praised achievements of the classical cultures arose from the realities of day-to-day life. This course surveys the rich body of material and textual evidence pertaining to how ancient Greeks and Romans -- famous and obscure alike -- lived and died. Topics include housing, food, clothing, work, leisure, and family and social life. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as ARCH B260 Cross-listed as CSTS B260

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CITY B260 Show and Spectacle in Ancient Greece and Rome Not offered 2015-16 A survey of public entertainment in the ancient world, including theater and dramatic festivals, athletic competitions, games and gladiatorial combats, and processions and sacrifices. Drawing on literary sources and paying attention to art, archaeology and topography, this course explores the social, political and religious contexts of ancient spectacle. Special consideration will be given to modern equivalents of staged entertainment and the representation of ancient spectacle in contemporary film. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Cross-listed as CSTS B255 Cross-listed as HIST B285

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CITY B262 Urban Ecosystems Not offered 2015-16 Cities can be considered ecosystems whose functions are highly influenced by human activity. This course will address many of the living and non-living components of urban ecosystems, as well as their unique processes. Using an approach focused on case studies, the course will explore the ecological and environmental problems that arise from urbanization, and also examine solutions that have been attempted. Prerequisite: BIOL B110 or B111 or ENVS B101. Course does not meet an Approach Cross-listed as BIOL B262 Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CITY B266 Schools in American Cities Not offered 2015-16 This course examines issues, challenges, and possibilities of urban education in contemporary America. We use as critical lenses issues of race, class, and culture; urban learners, teachers, and school systems; and restructuring and reform. While we look at urban education nationally over several decades, we use Philadelphia as a focal "case" that students investigate through documents and school placements. This is a Praxis II course (weekly fieldwork in a school required) Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Cross-listed as EDUC B266 Cross-listed as SOCL B266 Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Praxis Program

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CITY B269 Black America in Sociological Perspective Spring 2016 This course provides sociological perspectives on various issues affecting black America: the legacy of slavery; the formation of urban ghettos; the struggle for civil rights; the continuing significance of discrimination; the problems of crime and criminal justice; educational under-performance; entrepreneurial and business activities; the social roles of black intellectuals, athletes, entertainers, and creative artists. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as SOCL B229 Counts toward Africana Studies

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CITY B278 American Environmental History Spring 2016 This course explores major themes of American environmental history, examining changes in the American landscape, the history of ideas about nature and the interaction between the two. Students will study definitions of nature, environment, and environmental history while investigating interactions between Americans and their physical worlds. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as HIST B278 Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CITY B286 Topics in the British Empire Not offered 2015-16 This is a topics course covering various "topics" in the study of the British Empire. Course content varies. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as HIST B286 Cross-listed as POLS B286

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CITY B298 Topics: Advanced Research Methods
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Junion Seminar
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Junion Seminar Fall 2015, Spring 2016 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: For Junior Cities Majors. We will focus on bringing together methods, theories, data and research ethics in preliminary preparation for your senior thesis and/or summer research projects (HHG/CPGC). Class will meet every other week. Weekly mini-assignments and in-class exercises are designed to help you prepare for your final project - a research proposal.
Current topic description: For Cities juniors. We will focus on bringing together methods, theories, data and research ethics in preliminary preparation for your senior thesis and/or summer research projects (HHG/CPGC). Class will meet every other week. Weekly mini-assignments and in-class exercises are designed to help you prepare for your final project - a research proposal.

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CITY B304 Disaster, War and Rebuilding in the Japanese City Not offered 2015-16 Natural and man-made disasters have destroyed Japanese cities regularly. Rebuilding generally ensued at a very rapid pace, often as a continuation of the past. Following a brief examination of literature on disaster and rebuilding and a historical overview of architectural and urban history in Japan, this course explores the reasons for historical transformations large and small. It specifically argues that rebuilding was mostly the result of traditions, whereas transformation of urban space occurred primarily as a result of political and socio-economic change. Focusing on the period since the Meiji restoration of 1868, we ask: How did reconstruction after natural and man-made disasters shape the contemporary Japanese landscape? We will explore specifically the destruction and rebuilding after the 1891 Nobi earthquake, the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake that leveled Tokyo and Yokohama, the bombing of more than 200 cities in World War II and their rebuilding, as well as the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake that destroyed Kobe and its reconstruction. In the context of the long history of destruction and rebuilding we will finally explore the recent disaster in Fukushima 2011. Through the story of disaster and rebuilding emerge different approaches to permanence and change, to urban livability, the environment and sustainability.

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CITY B305 Topics in Ancient Athens Not offered 2015-16 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Writing Attentive Cross-listed as ARCH B305

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CITY B306 Advanced Fieldwork Techniques: Places in Time Not offered 2015-16 A workshop for research into the histories of places, intended to bring students into contact with some of the raw materials of architectural and urban history. A focus will be placed on historical images and texts, and on creating engaging informational experiences that are transparent to their evidentiary basis.

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CITY B312 Topics in Medieval Art Fall 2015 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: This course investigates how notions of political & social authority were conveyed through the visual and material cultures of Byzantium, the Islamic world, and western Christendom during the late 11th to 13th centuries when these groups experienced an unprecedented degree of cross-cultural exposure as a result of Crusader incursions in the eastern Mediterranean.
Cross-listed as HART B311 Cross-listed as HIST B311 Counts toward Middle Eastern Studies

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CITY B314 The Economics of Social Policy Not offered 2015-16 Introduces students to the economic rationale behind government programs and the evaluation of government programs. Topics include health insurance, social security, unemployment and disability insurance, and education. Additionally, the instructor and students will jointly select topics of special interest to the class. Emphasis will be placed on the use of statistics to evaluate social policy. Prerequisites: ECON 200; ECON 253 or 304. Cross-listed as ECON B314

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CITY B315 Spaces of Identity: Architecture and Planning in Hamburg Not offered 2015-16 Many European cities feature a shared range of architectural and urban forms that reflect histories as long as a millenium and that are the product of related sets of political, economic, social, cultural, and religious forces. This course will examine such operative factors and patterns through the particular case of the Northern German city-state of Hamburg from its medieval origins to the contemporary waterfront renewal of the HafenCity.

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CITY B316 Trade and Transport in the Ancient World Not offered 2015-16 Issues of trade, commerce and production of export goods are addressed with regard to the Bronze Age and Iron Age cultures of Mesopotamia, Arabia, Iran and south Asia. Crucial to these systems is the development of means of transport via maritime routes and on land. Archaeological evidence for traded goods and shipwrecks is used to map the emergence of sea-faring across the Indian Ocean and Gulf while bio-archaeological data is employed to examine the transformative role that Bactrian and Dromedary camels played in ancient trade and transport. Cross-listed as ARCH B316

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CITY B318 Topics in Urban Social and Cultural Theory
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Brazil: City, Media, Nature Spring 2016 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: The FIFA World Cup and Rio Olympiad have posed Brazil on a new world stage as both a modern urbane society and a complex one, divided by issues of race, class, gender, ecological consciousness and vision. But how well do we know this state as both model and challenge? Looking with both an historical and soci-cultural lens, incorporating literature and film as well as academic readings, we look at the key topics facing Brazil as a natural haven in transformation and an urban harbinger of the 21st century.

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CITY B321 Technology and Politics Not offered 2015-16 An multi-media analysis of the complex role of technology in political and social life. We focus on the relationship between technological change and democratic governance. We begin with historical and contemporary Luddism as well as pro-technology movements around the world. Substantive issue areas include security and surveillance, electoral politics, warfare, social media, internet freedom, GMO foods and industrial agriculture, climate change and energy politics. Cross-listed as POLS B321 Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CITY B329 Advanced Topics in Urban Environments
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Undocumented Places
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Water Spring 2016 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: This course is an exploration of the field of environmental history through a focus on the role of water in the history of the United States. We will examine issues of water power, water rights, water emergencies and water imagery, investigating the history and meanings of water in the United States.
Cross-listed as HIST B329 Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CITY B330 Arch & Identity in Italy Not offered 2015-16 How is architecture used to shape our understanding of past and current identities? This course looks at the ways in which architecture has been understood to represent, and used to shape regional, national, ethnic, and gender identities in Italy from the Renaissance to the present. The class focuses on Italy's classical traditions, and looks at the ways in which architects and theorists have accepted or rejected the peninsula's classical roots. Subjects studied include Baroque Architecture, the Risorgimento, Futurism, Fascism, and colonialism. Course readings include Vitruvius, Leon Battista Alberti, Giorgio Vasari, Jacob Burckhardt, and Alois Riegl, among others. Cross-listed as ITAL B330

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CITY B334 The Economics of Discrimination and Inequality Spring 2016 Explores the causes and consequences of discrimination and inequality in economic markets. Topics include economic theories of discrimination and inequality, evidence of contemporary race- and gender-based inequality, detecting discrimination, and identifying sources of racial and gender inequality. Additionally, the instructor and students will jointly select supplementary topics of specific interest to the class. Possible topics include: discrimination in historical markets, disparity in legal treatments, issues of family structure, and education gaps. Prerequisites: At least one 200-level applied microeconomics elective; ECON 253 or 304; ECON 200 or 202. Cross-listed as ECON B324

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CITY B335 Topics in City and Media
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Digital Rome Spring 2016 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Cross-listed as ANTH B335 Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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CITY B336 East Asian Development Not offered 2015-16 Identifies the core economic and political elements of an East Asian newly industrializing economies (NIEs) development model. Assesses the performance of this development model in Northeast (Korea and Taiwan) and Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand) in a comparative perspective. Considers the debate over the impact of interventionist and selective development policies associated with this model on the development successes and failures of the East Asian NIEs. Prerequisites: ECON 200 or 202; and ECON 253 or 304; or permission of instructor. Cross-listed as ECON B335

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CITY B345 Advanced Topics in Environment and Society
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Environmental Justice Fall 2015 This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Current topic description: In this course, we will be delving into the complex issues of environmental justice and environmental racism. We will investigate the ways in which environmentalism can and has led to environmental inequalities, and we will study how resource allocation, legal frameworks and access to social and economic power affect experiences of environmental amenities and risks.
Cross-listed as SOCL B346 Cross-listed as HIST B345 Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CITY B348 Culture and Ethnic Conflict Not offered 2015-16 An examination of the role of culture in the origin, escalation, and settlement of ethnic conflicts. This course examines the politics of culture and how it constrains and offers opportunities for ethnic conflict and cooperation. The role of narratives, rituals, and symbols is emphasized in examining political contestation over cultural representations and expressions such as parades, holy sites, public dress, museums, monuments, and language in culturally framed ethnic conflicts from all regions of the world. Prerequisites: two courses in the social sciences. Cross-listed as POLS B348 Counts toward Peace, Justice and Human Rights

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CITY B355 Topics in the History of London Not offered 2015-16 Selected topics of social, literary, and architectural concern in the history of London, emphasizing London since the 18th century. Cross-listed as HART B355

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CITY B360 Topics: Urban Culture and Society
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Architecture of the Eternal City
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Global Borderlands
Section 001 (Fall 2014): Labor and the City: Urban Labor Markets
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Mobility and Territory Fall 2015, Spring 2016 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: How is architecture used to shape our understanding of past and current identities? This course looks at the ways in which architecture has been understood to represent, and used to shape regional, national, ethnic, and gender identities in Italy from the Renaissance to the present. The class focuses on Rome's classical traditions, and looks at the ways in which architects and theorists have accepted or rejected the peninsula's classical roots. Subjects studied include Baroque Architecture, the Risorgimento, Futurism, Fascism, and colonialism.
Current topic description: In the early twenty-first century, the problematics of mobility and territory are the water in which we swim. This course uses these concepts as categories for theoretical and historical study of the spatial, material, and aesthetic, examining issues in architecture, urbanism, geography, visual arts, design, and technology.
Cross-listed as SOCL B360 Cross-listed as HART B359

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CITY B365 Topics: Techniques of the City
Section 001 (Spring 2016): City and Military Spring 2016 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Prerequisite: Student must have taken at least one social science course.
Current topic description: This course is the social scientific examination of how the military and the city interact. We will explore the social, cultural, political, and geographic processes, interactions, and consequences of the military.

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CITY B377 Topics in Modern Architecture
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Islamic Cities
Section 001 (Fall 2014): Methods of Visual and Historical Research
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Mobility and Territory Spring 2016 This is a topics course on modern architecture. Topics vary.
Current topic description: This course will focus on a history of architecture and planning that is at once a history of Islamic Cites and examining how these have been constructed from within and without the subcontinent and its diasporas, through architecture's many forms.
Cross-listed as HART B377

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CITY B378 Formative Landscapes: The Architecture and Planning of American Collegiate Campuses Fall 2015 The campus and buildings familiar to us here at the College reflect a long and rich design conversation regarding communicative form, architectural innovation, and orchestrated planning. This course will explore that conversation through varied examples, key models, and shaping conceptions over time.

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CITY B398 Senior Seminar An intensive research seminar designed to guide students in writing a senior thesis.

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CITY B403 Independent Study

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CITY B403 Independent Study

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CITY B415 Teaching Assistant An exploration of course planning, pedagogy and creative thinking as students work to help others understand pathways they have already explored in introductory and writing classes. This opportunity is available only to advanced students of highest standing by professorial invitation.

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CITY B425 Praxis III: Independent Study Praxis III courses are Independent Study courses and are developed by individual students, in collaboration with faculty and field supervisors. A Praxis courses is distinguished by genuine collaboration with fieldsite organizations and by a dynamic process of reflection that incorporates lessons learned in the field into the classroom setting and applies theoretical understanding gained through classroom study to work done in the broader community. Counts toward Praxis Program

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CITY B450 Urban Internships/Praxis Individual opportunities to engage in praxis in the greater Philadelphia area; internships must be arranged prior to registration for the semester in which the internship is taken. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

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CITY B450 Urban Internships/Praxis Individual opportunities to engage in praxis in the greater Philadelphia area; internships must be arranged prior to registration for the semester in which the internship is taken. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

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