Global Cities: Berlin
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Urban Studies
Course Number: LURB 3060
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
  • Urban Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
This course examines the development of Berlin in the context of theories of global cities and in contrast to New York City allowing students to learn about the importance of economic development, cultural and social diversity, and geopolitics in shaping metropolitan areas both historically and contemporarily. The course will be organized in chronological fashion detailing Berlin's rise from a small provincial town to the capital of the German Reich and its subsequent destruction of Berlin during World War II, the city's relative decline and stagnation as a divided city during the Cold War, and its subsequent "rebirth" as the new German Capital following Unification. In this context we pay particular attention as to how economic and cultural forces associated with "Globalization" affect Berlin's development in similar fashion as New York.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
This course is open to all Bachelor Level Students.


Open to Undergraduate students.