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Open Programma

Metropolitan America

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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.

Lecturers

Mr dr. G.H. (George) Blaustein

Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen

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

Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen

Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis

Date, time, location and costs

  • 6 April - 27 May 2021
  • Tuesday and Thursday 11:00-13:00
  • online
  • Costs: € 190 (€ 171 AUV-members)

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

Important to know

  • Registration deadline: 21 March 2021
  • Study material: additional texts to be announced.
  • 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.

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.

Facts & Figures
Mode Open UvA Courses
Language of instruction English
Starts in April