HIST 59600: The American City

This course will provide a survey of urban development in the United States from the early colonial towns to the twentieth-century megalopolis. Emphasis is placed on the city as a particular geographic, economic, political, social, and cultural entity, and on its expanding role in American life.

Topics will include:
-Commercial and industrial developments drawing people to urban centers.
-Race, ethnicity, and culture unique to urban society.
-Immigration, labor, and socio-political movements.
-Technological advancements in construction, transportation, communication, and infrastructure, and their effects on the environment.

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

Term: This is a Winter/Spring II course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course OR one course each in Winter/Spring I and Winter/Spring II.

Prerequisite(s): Qualified to teach content area

Purdue University Northwest

Semester: Winter/Spring 2023 – Winter/Spring II

Instructor: Dr. Kathleen Tobin

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 3/6/23 – 5/6/23

Format: Online Asynchronous

Graduate Certificate Available: No

Master’s Completion Pathway: Yes


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