Raymond A. Jonas
“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
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.