HIST-263 : American Cities
Course, prefix, number, & title: HIST-263 American Cities
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3
Pre-requisites (if any): ENGL-101
Co-requisites (if any): ENGL-101
Course Description in college catalog:
This course examines the development of America’s cities and suburbs from the Civil War through the present. The course looks at the dramatic transformation of the United States
from predominantly rural society to a majority urban nation and its consequences. This includes the challenges of population growth and slum development, the influence of federal and municipal government on urban and suburban development, racial and class segregation, the evolution of urban cultures, the threat of ‘violence’ and ‘disorder,’ and in the last four decades, the impact of deindustrial- ization, globalization, and gentrification. Readings are a combination of primary sources and historical monographs.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
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Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).
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