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Metropolitan America

Alongside the discussion of general trends in American urban life, this course highlights one particular city: Chicago.

You will be introduced to topics such as the development of American cities, the impact of the second industrial revolution on the urban landscape, and the experiences of migration and immigration. We also discuss major issues in urban politics, suburbanisation and gentrification. A focus on one metropolitan area, Chicago, allows us to explore certain themes in greater depth: social issues specific to that city, literary and artistic representations, religious history, urban planning, and the lives of particular figures.


dhr. dr. G.H. (George) Blaustein

Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen

Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis

dhr. prof. dr. R.V.A. (Ruud) Janssens

Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen

Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis

Date, time, location and costs

  • 31 March - 19 May 2020
  • Tuesday: 09:00-11:00
  • Location: Oudemanhuispoort, room C0.17 
  • Costs: € 150 (€ 135 AUV-members)

For the current study schedule, please always consult the UvA timetable website prior to each lecture. 

Important to know

Type  Open UvA course
Teaching method Lectures
Language of instruction English
Course material To be announced on Canvas
Other information You can only audit an OUC, which means that you may only attend lectures and cannot attend seminars, take part in the examination, or obtain ECTS credits.
Deadline registration 20 March 2020 (subject to availability)

Public programme Humanities

This Open UvA course is part of the Faculty of Humanities' public programme. Beside Open UvA courses, the public programme also comprises special lectures and series of courses. The public programme is intended for alumni, employees looking for extra training, and all others who are interested in art, culture, philosophy, language and literature, history and religion.

Metropolitan America
Studielast EC, 8 weken
Voertaal Engels
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