Urban History Lab: Lecture
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Design Strategies
Department: Urban Design
Course Number: PGUD 5015
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Urban History, Theory & Criticism
- Urban Design
- Urban Planning
Students develop a critical, future-oriented understanding of the history of urbanism. The course exposes students to multiple perspectives on urban history, and invites them to critique the assumptions underlying these approaches. Students analyze change in urban environments over time and look at who shapes cities, how cities change, and why those in power want to shape and reshape cities. Students emerge with a critical and global understanding of urban history, and a perspective on cities and urbanism that is constantly evolving. Note: PGUD 5015 and 5020 must be taken together in order to qualify for credit.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Open to: All university graduate degree students; others by permission of Urban Ecologies or Urban Practices program. Co-requisite(s): PGUD 5020.
Open to Graduate students.