World Cities
General Catalog Course Title:
Comparative World History
Terms Offered:
Spring 2011
Spring 2010
Course Thread: 
Cultural Forms in Transit
Course Thread: 
The Historical & Modern City
Norena, Carlos
Henkin, David
Berry, Mary Elizabeth

This course introduces students to the history of four major urban areas (from at least three continents) in particular time periods. The goal is to expose students to a broad range of city types, metropolitan cultures, and scholarly approaches to urban experience, while encouraging them to think about connections, similarities, and differences among the cities we are studying. This spring we will be focusing on Florence, on Edo/Tokyo, on New York, and on Rio de Janeiro.

For more detailed information about classes, please visit the UC Berkeley Online Schedule of Classes.