11.139 The City in Film

Class Info

Surveys important developments in urbanism from 1900 to the present, using film as a lens to explore and interpret aspects of the urban experience in the US and abroad. Topics include industrialization, demographics, diversity, the environment, and the relationship between the community and the individual. Films vary from year to year but always include a balance of classics from the history of film, an occasional experimental/avant-garde film, and a number of more recent, mainstream movies. Students taking undergraduate version complete writing assignments that focus on observation, analysis, and the essay, and give an oral presentation. Limited to 18.

This class has no prerequisites.

11.139 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by E. Glenn.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesdays in 9-451.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-H.

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