Catalogue 2014 - 2015

HIST 357 New York City

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

Junior standing.

Course Description

New York City-as the world was reminded on September 11, 2001-is a global capital, a symbol of American dominance and vulnerability in the 21st century. The story of how the city came to occupy this position is central to the history of America and the modern world. This course is also a local history, for as countless observers have noted, New York is different. A historical analysis of the city offers a glimpse into the best and worst of all worlds, and it remains to be seen whether New York will be the model of the future or a monument to the past and what might have been.