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PARIS: Paris Monuments and Political Power in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Semester and Year FA 2015
Course Number IDSEM-UG9350
Section 001
Instructor
Days
Time
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Units 4
Level U
Foundation Requirement   HUM

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Description

THIS COURSE TAKES PLACE AT NYU-PARIS. This course examines aspects of political and social change in France from the end of the French Revolution to the present day. Through an exploration of Paris neighborhoods, monuments and museums, we will look at how the city’s evolution has been inscribed on the urban landscape, and reflect on how history and national identity are imagined, produced and contested through the carving up of urban space. Major dates and events of French political history form the chronological backbone for this course, while class discussions are organized thematically from the perspective of social history and the history of ideas. Classes include walking tours and site visits in and around Paris. Conducted in English.

Course Type

Global Programs (IDSEM-UG)