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Raymond A. Jonas
Seattle Campus


Class description

“Paris” is an interdisciplinary course spanning the entire history of the city of Paris, from its real and mythical origins to the present. Lectures and readings will emphasize political, cultural, and urban history. We will explore the Parisian landscape, both real and figurative, through a consideration of social geography, cultural representations, monuments, business practices, political violence, and civic and religious ceremony.

"Paris" will be of particular interest students interested in French history, in French culture and civilization, in comparative urban studies, and anyone contemplating a study abroad experience in the French capital.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture, reading, and discussion

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites. Familiarity with the outlines of European history is helpful.

Class assignments and grading

Grades are based on an evaluation of the quality of written work, as well as demonstrated mastery (via exams) of material covered in lecture, readings, and discussion.

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Paris (HSTEU210)
Last Update by Raymond A. Jonas
Date: 04/15/2013