HISTORY 497 - History Colloquium
Section: 003 From Ghetto to Suburb
Term: FA 2019
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
HISTORY 202.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Undergrad and Grad
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What do Venice, New York, and Chicago have in common? All were described as possessing ghettos where Jews lived. And what do Berlin, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Miami have in common? All were considered new cities for Jews, places where Jews left the ghetto behind. This course looks at these European and American cities to examine how the ghetto got its name and its reputation as a quintessentially Jewish urban space and then how the ghetto lost its Jewish associations as Jews moved to new cities and new neighborhoods. Given these changes, how should we understand Nazi ghettos and African American ghettos? Some of these cities and neighborhoods possessed low density suburban attributes; others retained high density but nonetheless seemed a different, distant world from the old, foreign, oppressive ghetto. This transregional excursion into Jewish urban experiences will illuminate how they shaped contemporary understandings of what makes a city.

Course Requirements:

A mix of varied writing and research assignments, culminating in a comparative research project.

Intended Audience:

Seniors

Class Format:

Discussion focused on weekly reading assignments.

HISTORY 497 - History Colloquium
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
P
24156
Open
5
4LSA Jr>
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
31306
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 5:30PM - 7:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
36272
Open
6
2LSA Jr>
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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