HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Winter 2022, Section 003 - Imagining Home in Socialist and Capitalist Societies
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Cost:
50-100
Repeatability:
May be elected five times for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Housing, or lack thereof, shapes the everyday life of every person on earth. This course looks at the largest experiment in reimagining housing, the socialization of housing in the USSR, through the lens of comparative cultural studies. We read about the history of Soviet housing, the experiences of individuals, utopian and dystopian visions of socialist housing, and their realization throughout the Soviet and post-Soviet eras. Learning about the cultural history of Soviet housing will help us think critically about how we imagine, experience, and plan housing in capitalist societies today. Is the ideal place to live a city or a suburb? An apartment complex, a co-op, or a detached family home? Writers, artists, architects, and planners have devised at times fantastical visions of mass housing development. Across the world, societies still debate whether housing should be a commodity, an investment, or a human right—and their governments make policies accordingly. By reflecting on creative visions of housing in socialist and capitalist societies, this course aims to connect students’ everyday experiences of housing with Soviet history, comparative cultural studies, and literature. Students will have options to undertake creative projects, conduct independent research, or focus on traditional assignments.

Schedule

HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
29068
Open
3
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (LEC)
 In Person
26539
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
26858
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (LEC)
 In Person
26859
Open
7
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
010 (LEC)
 In Person
29244
Open
11
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
011 (DIS)
 In Person
29378
Open
2
 
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M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
012 (DIS)
 In Person
29379
Open
9
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
013 (DIS)
 In Person
29380
Closed
0
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM

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