Fall 2024 History UN1786 section 001

History of the City in Latin America

HIST CITY LATIN AMERICA

Call Number 10362
Day & Time
Location
MW 10:10am-11:25am
To be announced
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Amy E Chazkel
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This course covers the historical development of cities in Latin America. Readings, lectures, and discussion sections will examine the concentration of people in commercial and political centers from the beginnings of European colonization in the fifteenth century to the present day and will introduce contrasting approaches to the study of urban culture, politics, society, and the built environment. Central themes include the reciprocal relationships between growing urban areas and the countryside; changing power dynamics in modern Latin America, especially as they impacted the lives of cities’ nonelite majority populations; the legalities and politics of urban space; planned versus unplanned cities and the rise of informal economies; the way changing legal and political rights regimes have affected urban life; and the constant tension between tradition and progress through which urban society was formed. There are no prerequisites for this course. Attendance at weekly Discussion Sections required.
Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 62 students (70 max) as of 1:06PM Thursday, July 18, 2024
Subject History
Number UN1786
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Note DISCUSSION HIST UN1787 REQUIRED
Section key 20243HIST1786W001