H475 | Urban History and Policy Honors

Course Description

Rather than examining historical trends from the top-down and relying on a ‘national' story that, by its nature, sacrifices depth for breadth, this class will get into the weeds of the American city to explore history on the micro-level – from grassroots activists pressuring City Hall to zoning proposals that shape how housing is constructed. Finally, Urban History and Policy will explore themes of race, class, gender, sexuality, economics, immigration, politics, and culture. We will interrogate questions like:-Who holds power in the American city? Who ‘belongs' in the American city?-Why are cities so often the site of movements for justice?-How are cities shaped by macro- and microeconomic forces?-To what extent does the city reveal the trajectory of late-stage American capitalism?
State ID#: 04299
Department: History and Social Science
Grade Level:11, 12
Credits: 10.0
Alternate Credits:
Class Type: CORE Academic
Pre/Co-Requisites: Critical Issues in US History or AP US History.

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Dates & Announcements
Class of 2025 Gr. 11 Course Selection is Monday, February 26, 2024 through Sunday March 3rd