LAS 204 Culture in Chicago

This course explores the city's evolving postwar social and economic environment which shaped its direction and influences its future. Chicago's history and politics have been formed by its connections to globalized circuits of finance, trade, and immigration since the 1850s. We will examine the contours of the new Chicago by exploring the role of race and ethnicity, cultural diversity, globalization, the new Chicago politics, and the transition from production to consumption. Prerequisite(s): None. Counts in the Social Sciences Area of General Education Requirements. 5 quarter hours

Distribution

GenEd-Social Science