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Growth and Structure of Cities Program
Bryn Mawr College
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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.

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 LEC: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MW Thomas Hall 110 Morton,T.
CITY B190-00A The Form of the City: Urban Form from Antiquity to the Present Semester / 1 LEC: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM F Thomas Hall 251 Morton,T.
CITY B190-00B The Form of the City: Urban Form from Antiquity to the Present Semester / 1 LEC: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM F Thomas Hall 111 Morton,T.
CITY B190-00C The Form of the City: Urban Form from Antiquity to the Present Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM F Thomas Hall 251 Morton,T.
CITY B190-00D The Form of the City: Urban Form from Antiquity to the Present Semester / 1 LEC: 2:10 PM- 3:00 PM F Thomas Hall 251 Morton,T.
CITY B217-001 Research Methods in the Social Sciences: Investigating Inequalities Semester / 1 LEC: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Carpenter Library 17 Reyes,V.
CITY B228-001 Problems in Architectural Design Semester / 1 Lecture: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM T Rockefeller Drafting Studio Olshin,S., Voith,D.
CITY B229-001 Topics in Comparative Urbanism: Global Suburbia Semester / 1 LEC: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Thomas Hall 116 McDonogh,G.
CITY B298-001 Topics: Advanced Research Methods: Junion Seminar Semester / 0.5 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM W Carpenter Library 13 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 Dalton Hall 25 McDonogh,G.
CITY B360-001 Topics: Urban Culture and Society: Digital Rome Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM W Thomas Hall 251 Morton,T.
CITY B365-001 Topics: Techniques of the City: New Urbanism Semester / 1 LEC: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM T Taylor Hall, Seminar Room Hurley,J.
CITY B377-001 Topics in Modern Architecture: Islamic Cities Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Taylor Hall, Seminar Room Morton,T.
CITY B403-001 Independent Study Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
CITY B415-001 Teaching Assistant Semester / 1
CITY B425-001 Praxis III: Independent Study Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
ARCH B252-001 Pompeii Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Thomas Hall 102 Tasopoulou,E.
ARTD B310-001 Performing the City: Theorizing Bodies in Space Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM W Goodhart Hall B Vriend,L.
ECON B208-001 Labor Economics Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Dalton Hall 1 Nutting,A.
ECON B234-001 Environmental Economics Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Dalton Hall 119 Rock,M.
GNST B245-001 Introduction to Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Peoples and Cultures Semester / 1 LEC: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Taylor Hall B Laurent-Perrault,E.
HIST B237-001 Topic: Modern African History: African Economic Development Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Thomas Hall 116 Ngalamulume,K.
HIST B249-001 History of Global Health Semester / 1 LEC: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Dalton Hall 25 Greene,G.
HIST B325-001 Topics in Social History: Technology and the Politics of Reproductive'Space' Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 3:30 PM TH Dalton Hall 212E Greene,G.
SOCL B229-001 Black America in Sociological Perspective Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Taylor Hall E Washington,R.
SOWK B554-002 Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity Semester / 1 LEC: 11:00 AM- 1:20 PM W SW G8 Abatemarco,D.

Fall 2016

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

Spring 2017

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

2015-16 Catalog Data

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)

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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)

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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 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.
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 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.
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.
Quantitative Methods (QM)

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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.
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)

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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.
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) Counts toward Latin American, Iberian, and Latino/a 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 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?
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) Counts toward Environmental Studies

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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)

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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)

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CITY B278 American Environmental History Not offered 2015-16 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) Counts toward Environmental Studies

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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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian, and Latino/a Studies

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CITY B329 Advanced Topics in Urban Environments
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Undocumented Places Not offered 2015-16 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.
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.
Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CITY B335 Topics in City and Media Not offered 2015-16 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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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.
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.
Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CITY B360 Topics: Urban Culture and Society
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Architecture of the Eternal City
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Digital Rome
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Global Borderlands
Section 001 (Fall 2014): Labor and the City: Urban Labor Markets Fall 2015, Spring 2016
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: Working in small groups, students will create digital reconstructions (primarily in SketchUp) of select ancient Roman cities in North Africa and will try to answer a deceptively simple question, what determined the urban fabric of these ancient cities? This course will examine the 'individuality within regularity' of Roman cities, and our analysis will focus on major cities such as Carthage and Lepcis Magna. Readings from current critical scholarship will drive our weekly discussions. There are NO computer / digital modeling pre-requisites.
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: Working in small groups, students will create digital reconstructions (primarily in SketchUp) of select ancient Roman cities in North Africa and will try to answer a deceptively simple question, what determined the urban fabric of these ancient cities? This course will examine the 'individuality within regularity' of Roman cities, and our analysis will focus on major cities such as Carthage and Lepcis Magna. Readings from current critical scholarship will drive our weekly discussions. There are NO computer / digital modeling pre-requisites.

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CITY B365 Topics: Techniques of the City
Section 001 (Spring 2016): New Urbanism 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.
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.
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.

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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 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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ARCH 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) Counts toward Geoarchaeology Counts toward Middle Eastern Studies

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ARCH 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)

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ARCH 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) Counts toward Middle Eastern Studies

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ARCH B252 Pompeii Spring 2016 Introduces students to a nearly intact archaeological site whose destruction by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 C.E. was recorded by contemporaries. The discovery of Pompeii in the mid-1700s had an enormous impact on 18th- and 19th-century views of the Roman past as well as styles and preferences of the modern era. Informs students in classical antiquity, urban life, city structure, residential architecture, home decoration and furnishing, wall painting, minor arts and craft and mercantile activities within a Roman city.

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ARCH B260 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)

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

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ARCH B505 Topics in Ancient Athens Not offered 2015-16 This is a topics course. Topics vary. Previous topics include: Monuments and Art, Acropolis

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ARCH B516 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.

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ARTD B310 Performing the City: Theorizing Bodies in Space Spring 2016 Building on the premise that space is a concern in performance, choreography, architecture and urban planning, this course will interrogate relationships between (performing) bodies and (city) spaces. Using perspectives from dance and performance studies, urban studies and cultural geography, it will introduce space, spatiality and the city as material and theoretical concepts and investigate how moving and performing bodies and city spaces intersect in political, social and cultural contexts. Lectures, discussion of assigned readings, attendance at live performance and 2-3 field trips are included. Prerequisites: One Dance lecture/seminar course or one course in relevant discipline e.g. cities, anthropology, sociology or permission of the instructor. Writing Attentive

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BIOL 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 Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CSTS B255 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)

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CSTS B324 Roman Architecture Not offered 2015-16 The course gives special attention to the architecture and topography of ancient Rome from the origins of the city to the later Roman Empire. At the same time, general issues in architecture and planning with particular reference to Italy and the provinces from republic to empire are also addressed. These include public and domestic spaces,structures, settings and uses, urban infrastructure, the relationship of towns and territories, "suburban" and working villas, and frontier settlements. Prerequisite: ARCH 102.

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ECON 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)

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ECON B208 Labor Economics Spring 2016 Analysis of labor markets. Focuses on the economic forces and public policies that determine wage rates, and unemployment. Specific topics include: human capital, family decision marking, discrimination, immigration, technological change, compensating differentials, and signaling. Prerequisite: ECON B105.

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ECON 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.

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ECON B214 Public Finance Not offered 2015-16 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. Counts toward Health Studies

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ECON 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.

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ECON 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. Counts toward Environmental Studies Counts toward International Studies

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ECON B234 Environmental Economics Spring 2016 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. Counts toward Environmental Studies

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ECON B236 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. Counts toward International Studies

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ECON B242 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. Counts toward Environmental Studies Counts toward Praxis Program

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ECON 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. Writing Intensive

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ECON B335 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 (China, South Korea and Taiwan) and Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) 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. Evaluates the impact of democratization in several of these polities on both the core development model identified as well as on development performance. Prerequisite:ECON 225; ECON 200 or 202; and ECON 253 or 304; or permission of instructor. Writing Intensive

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EDUC 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) Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Child and Family Studies Counts toward Praxis Program

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GEOL B209 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) Counts toward Environmental Studies

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GNST B245 Introduction to Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Peoples and Cultures Spring 2016 A broad, interdisciplinary survey of themes uniting and dividing societies from the Iberian Peninsula through the contemporary New World. The class introduces the methods and interests of all departments in the concentration, posing problems of cultural continuity and change, globalization and struggles within dynamic histories, political economies, and creative expressions. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Latin American, Iberian, and Latino/a Studies Counts toward International Studies

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HART 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)

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HART B311 Topics in Medieval Art
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Byzantine Objects
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Kings, Caliphs, and Emperors: Images of Authority 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.
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.
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.
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.
Counts toward Middle Eastern Studies

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HART 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.

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HIST B237 Topic: Modern African History
Section 001 (Fall 2014): African Cities in Historical Perspectives
Section 001 (Spring 2016): African Economic Development
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Urbanization in Africa Fall 2015, Spring 2016 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
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.
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.
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.
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) Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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HIST B249 History of Global Health Spring 2016 This course examines the interrelated histories of public health, international health, and global health from the late 18th to the 21st centuries as part of a broader history of epidemics, empire, and global mobility. We will pay particular attention this semester to the use of architectural and spatial strategies for managing crises of contagion, disaster, and epidemic. The architectural spaces to be examined will include urban-based hospitals, public health infrastructure, and quarantine buildings as well as mobile architectural technologies such as incubators, wartime pop-up surgical tents, and floating hospitals in both Western and non-Western environments. The course will trace the role of health and medicine in mediating the relationships between metropolis and colony, state and citizen, research practice and human subject. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Health Studies

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HIST 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)

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HIST B325 Topics in Social History
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Queering History
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Radical Movements
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Technology and the Politics of Reproductive'Space' Fall 2015, Spring 2016 This a topics course that explores various themes in American social history. Course content varies.
Current topic description: This course examines both key events and developments in the emerging visibility of queer subjects in the American context as well the processes by which such visibility occurs. How is queer history made? Who makes it? Who gets to appear in history and what voice are they allowed to offer to the narration of the past? While we will study a sampling of specific historical moments, the focus of the course will be this search to understand what it would mean to 'queer' American history.
Current topic description: This seminar places the question of space at the center of late 19th through early 21st century histories of maternity care, examining maternity-ward and maternity-hospital architecture in order to gain greater insight into the ways in which the built environment has historically instantiated cultural beliefs about childbirth, gender, and perceptions of risk and safety surrounding the maternal-fetal dyad. While historians of twentieth-century maternity care have looked at birth's relocation from homes to hospitals, as well as changing practices within hospitals, there has been no sustained investigation into the architecture of the maternity hospital itself and the ways in which it may have supported and reified changes in childbirth practices. This seminar will explore the notion that in order to understand and historically situate the often controversial use of technologies in maternity care - from early-20th century x-rays, to forceps, to contemporary ultrasound and fetal heart monitoring - and the role they have played in transforming cultural attitudes towards pregnancy and towards pregnant women, we must examine the sites within which technology-based practices were first developed and deployed - the research-focused maternity hospital.
Current topic description: This course examines both key events and developments in the emerging visibility of queer subjects in the American context as well the processes by which such visibility occurs. How is queer history made? Who makes it? Who gets to appear in history and what voice are they allowed to offer to the narration of the past? While we will study a sampling of specific historical moments, the focus of the course will be this search to understand what it would mean to 'queer' American history.
Current topic description: This seminar places the question of space at the center of late 19th through early 21st century histories of maternity care, examining maternity-ward and maternity-hospital architecture in order to gain greater insight into the ways in which the built environment has historically instantiated cultural beliefs about childbirth, gender, and perceptions of risk and safety surrounding the maternal-fetal dyad. While historians of twentieth-century maternity care have looked at birth's relocation from homes to hospitals, as well as changing practices within hospitals, there has been no sustained investigation into the architecture of the maternity hospital itself and the ways in which it may have supported and reified changes in childbirth practices. This seminar will explore the notion that in order to understand and historically situate the often controversial use of technologies in maternity care - from early-20th century x-rays, to forceps, to contemporary ultrasound and fetal heart monitoring - and the role they have played in transforming cultural attitudes towards pregnancy and towards pregnant women, we must examine the sites within which technology-based practices were first developed and deployed - the research-focused maternity hospital.
Current topic description: This course examines both key events and developments in the emerging visibility of queer subjects in the American context as well the processes by which such visibility occurs. How is queer history made? Who makes it? Who gets to appear in history and what voice are they allowed to offer to the narration of the past? While we will study a sampling of specific historical moments, the focus of the course will be this search to understand what it would mean to 'queer' American history.
Current topic description: This seminar places the question of space at the center of late 19th through early 21st century histories of maternity care, examining maternity-ward and maternity-hospital architecture in order to gain greater insight into the ways in which the built environment has historically instantiated cultural beliefs about childbirth, gender, and perceptions of risk and safety surrounding the maternal-fetal dyad. While historians of twentieth-century maternity care have looked at birth's relocation from homes to hospitals, as well as changing practices within hospitals, there has been no sustained investigation into the architecture of the maternity hospital itself and the ways in which it may have supported and reified changes in childbirth practices. This seminar will explore the notion that in order to understand and historically situate the often controversial use of technologies in maternity care - from early-20th century x-rays, to forceps, to contemporary ultrasound and fetal heart monitoring - and the role they have played in transforming cultural attitudes towards pregnancy and towards pregnant women, we must examine the sites within which technology-based practices were first developed and deployed - the research-focused maternity hospital.
Current topic description: This course examines both key events and developments in the emerging visibility of queer subjects in the American context as well the processes by which such visibility occurs. How is queer history made? Who makes it? Who gets to appear in history and what voice are they allowed to offer to the narration of the past? While we will study a sampling of specific historical moments, the focus of the course will be this search to understand what it would mean to 'queer' American history.
Current topic description: This seminar places the question of space at the center of late 19th through early 21st century histories of maternity care, examining maternity-ward and maternity-hospital architecture in order to gain greater insight into the ways in which the built environment has historically instantiated cultural beliefs about childbirth, gender, and perceptions of risk and safety surrounding the maternal-fetal dyad. While historians of twentieth-century maternity care have looked at birth's relocation from homes to hospitals, as well as changing practices within hospitals, there has been no sustained investigation into the architecture of the maternity hospital itself and the ways in which it may have supported and reified changes in childbirth practices. This seminar will explore the notion that in order to understand and historically situate the often controversial use of technologies in maternity care - from early-20th century x-rays, to forceps, to contemporary ultrasound and fetal heart monitoring - and the role they have played in transforming cultural attitudes towards pregnancy and towards pregnant women, we must examine the sites within which technology-based practices were first developed and deployed - the research-focused maternity hospital.
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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HIST B368 Topics in Medieval History
Section 001 (Fall 2014): Sex Gender & the Medieval Body Not offered 2015-16 This is a topics course. Topics vary.

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ITAL B215 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)

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ITAL B219 Multiculturalism in Medieval Italy Not offered 2015-16 This course examines cross-cultural interactions in medieval Italy played out through the patronage, production, and reception of works of art and architecture. Sites of patronage and production include the cities of Venice, Palermo, and Pisa. Media examined include buildings, mosaics, ivories, and textiles. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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ITAL B330 Architecture and Identity in Italy: Renaissance to the Present 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.

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ITAL B340 The Art of Italian Unification Not offered 2015-16 Following Italian unification (1815-1871), the statesman, novelist, and painter Massimo d'Azeglio remarked, "Italy has been made; now it remains to make Italians." This course examines the art and architectural movements of the roughly 100 years between the uprisings of 1848 and the beginning of the Second World War, a critical period for defining Italiantà. Subjects include the paintings of the Macchiaioli, reactionaries to the 1848 uprisings and the Italian Independence Wars, the politics of nineteenth-century architectural restoration in Italy, the re-urbanization of Italy's new capital Rome, Fascist architecture and urbanism, and the architecture of Italy's African colonies. Writing Intensive

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POLS 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) Counts toward Environmental Studies

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POLS B256 Global Politics of Climate Change Fall 2015 This course will introduce students to important political issues raised by climate change locally, nationally, and internationally, paying particular attention to the global implications of actions at the national and subnational levels. It will focus not only on specific problems, but also on solutions; students will learn about some of the technological and policy innovations that are being developed worldwide in response to the challenges of climate change. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Environmental Studies

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POLS B316 The Politics of Ethnic, Racial, and National Groups Not offered 2015-16 An analysis of ethnic and racial conflict and cooperation that will compare and contrast the experiences of racial minorities in the United States and Muslim minorities in Europe. Particular attention is paid to the processes of group identification and political organization; the politicization of racial and ethnic identity; patterns of conflict and cooperation between minorities and the majority population over time; and different paths to citizenship. The course will emphasize how the politics of differentiation has similarities across setting and historical periods as well as important differences Counts toward Peace, Justice and Human Rights

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POLS 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. Counts toward Environmental Studies

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SOCL B229 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) Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Child and Family Studies

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SOCL 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. Counts toward Latin American, Iberian, and Latino/a Studies

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SOCL B238 Perspectives on Urban Poverty Not offered 2015-16 This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to 20th century urban poverty knowledge. The course is primarily concerned with the ways in which historical, cultural, political, racial, social, spatial/geographical, and economic forces have either shaped or been left out of contemporary debates on urban poverty. Of great importance, the course will evaluate competing knowledge systems and their respective implications in terms of the question of "what can be known" about urban poverty in the contexts of social policy and practice, academic research, and the broader social imaginary. We will critically analyze a wide body of literature that theorizes and explains urban poverty. Course readings span the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, critical geography, urban studies, history, and social welfare. Primacy will be granted to critical analysis and deconstruction of course texts, particularly with regard to the ways in which poverty knowledge creates, sustains, and constricts channels of action in urban poverty policy and practice interventions. Critical Interpretation (CI)

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SOCL 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)

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SOCL B259 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) Counts toward Latin American, Iberian, and Latino/a Studies

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SOWK B554 Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity Spring 2016 The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge and an understanding of how structural factors (racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, discrimination, the built environment, poverty, working conditions, and the unequal distribution of power, income, goods, and services) contribute to racial/ ethnic and gender disparities in health and well-being. Prerequisite: junior or senior status. Counts toward Praxis Program

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