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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Mar 04, 2024
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course examines the early history of cities, from urban settlements in the ancient world up to the Early Modern period. It will include investigations of imperial capitals, mercantile hubs, and religious centers, including Damascus, Rome, Aksum, Constantinople, Baghdad, Samarkand, Novgorod, Córdoba, Paris, and Venice. We will also consider the elements of urban settlements, the networks that linked them, patterns of urban life, and civic identity.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Attributes: DSAS Global Issues General Ed. Requirement, DSAS Historical Analysis General Ed. Requirement, Russian & East European Studies, SCI Polymathic Contexts: Global&Cross Cul GE. Req., SCI Polymathic Contexts: Soc/Behav. GE. Req.

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