Downtown

Seminar on downtown in US cities from the late 19th century to the late 20th. Emphasis on downtown as an idea, place, and cluster of interests, on the changing character of downtown, and on recent efforts to rebuild it. Considers subways, skyscrapers, highways, urban renewal, and retail centers. Focus on readings, discussions, and individual research projects. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

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Offered Fall 2021

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.108 WGS.110

Sexual and Gender Identities

T EVE 7-10, 66-160
Caley Horan Introductory HASS-H
21H.226 11.015

Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History

T EVE 7-10, 56-162
Andrew Pope
Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.281

MIT and Slavery: Research

Lecture: M 3-5, 14N-112
Recitation: W 3-4, 14N-112
Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H CI-H

Not Offered This Term

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.061

The History of American Presidential Elections

Christopher Capozzola Intermediate Half term subject
21H.101

American History to 1865

Staff Introductory HASS-H
21H.102

American History since 1865

Caley Horan
Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.106 24.912 21L.008 21W.741 CMS.150 WGS.190

Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies

Michel DeGraff
Fox Harrell
Danielle Wood
Introductory HASS-H
HASS-A
CI-H
21H.107 21G.043

Introduction to Asian American Studies: Historical and Contemporary Issues

Emma Teng
Introductory HASS-H
21H.181 17.035

Libertarianism in History

Malick W. Ghachem Introductory HASS-H
21H.187

US Environmental Governance: from National Parks to the Green New Deal

Megan A. Black Introductory HASS-H
21H.201

The American Revolution

Staff Intermediate
21H.203

The History of American Presidential Elections

Intermediate HASS-S
21H.205 STS.427

The Civil War and the Emergence of Modern America: 1861-1890

Merritt Roe Smith Intermediate HASS-H
21H.211

The United States in the Nuclear Age

Caley Horan Intermediate HASS-H
21H.213 17.28

The War at Home: American Politics and Society in Wartime

Christopher Capozzola
Adam Berinsky
Intermediate HASS-S
21H.214

War and American Society

Christopher Capozzola Intermediate HASS-H
21H.217 11.013

American Urban History

Staff Seminar HASS-H CI-H
21H.218

History of the Built Environment in the US

Staff Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.220 11.150

Metropolis: A Comparative History of New York City

Craig Steven Wilder Seminar HASS-H
21H.227

Constitutional Law in US History

Christopher Capozzola Intermediate HASS-S
21H.228

American Classics

Staff Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.229

The Black Radical Tradition in America

Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H
21H.282

MIT and Slavery: Publication

Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H
21H.283

The Indigenous History of MIT

Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H
21H.315

American Consumer Culture

Caley Horan Seminar HASS-H
21H.319

Race, Crime, and Citizenship in American Law

Malick W. Ghachem Seminar HASS-S
21H.320

Gender and the Law in US History

Christopher Capozzola Seminar HASS-H
21H.322

Christianity in America

Craig Steven Wilder Seminar HASS-H
21H.385 11.152

The Ghetto: From Venice to Harlem

Craig Steven Wilder Seminar HASS-S
21H.388 U 21H.988 G

Global Commodities, American Dreams

Megan A. Black Graduate
Seminar
HASS-H
21H.902

Reading Seminar in American History: 1877 to Present

Staff Graduate