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    UMass Dartmouth
  Dec 14, 2017
2010-2011 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HST 314 - History of Urban America

3 credits D
An Examination of the history of the American city: its people, its culture, and its politics. The course examines why cities look the way they do, why urban populations are disproportionately poor compared to suburban populations, and why a relative disproportionate number of minorites live in cities. Students consider such questions as: Are cities are in crisis? Can, and should, they be saved? The course looks at why cities are the way they are, and whether they still matter in an increasingly suburban nation. The course will also consider how these larger issues apply to nearby cities, such as New Bedford, Fall River, and Providence. Cross-listed as PST 369