LAS 204 Contemporary Chicago

this course, students examine Chicago's socio-cultural and economic evolution from an industrial powerhouse and economic engine to a post-industrial, global city. Connections to globalized circuits of finance, trade, and immigration since the 1950s have shaped Chicago's more recent history, politics, and socio-economic development. Students examine the city’s transition from industrialization and manufacturing to a society based on leisure, tourism, and the consumption of goods, services, and information. The course further examines the contours of the new Chicago by analyzing the specific ways that race and ethnicity, cultural diversity, and identity politics shape the city’s health and prosperity. Pre-requisite(s): None. Co-requisite(s): None. 5 quarter hours


Social Science