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Urban Culture, Life, and Architecture

  • Urban Culture, Life, and Architecture This interdisciplinary immersive experience brings together cultural theory and urban planning to explore the ways in which fiction, film, painting, photography, graphic novels, and performance art aspire to communicate the complex life and design of our cities, as well as seek to transform the way readers and viewers understand and experience urban realities. Students selecting this opportunity take ITA 3701 “City Fictions” + 2 content-related courses, such as: AADS 1716 “The African City: Urban Landscapes on the Page, Screen and Canvas;” ANTH 2150 “Urban Ecology;” HART 2780 “History of Western Urbanism;” HART 3725w “The Skyscraper: Modern Urban Icon;” HOD 8200 “Community Development and Urban Policy;” CLAS 3200 “The Greek City;” AADS 2294 “Black Paris – Paris Noir;” DIV 5221 “Social Action in the City;” HIST 1368 “Rio de Janeiro;” HART 3766w “Post-1871 Berlin Monuments;” SPAN 4810 “Images of the City;” FREN 3634 “Parisian Geographies: Paris in the 19th and 20th century Art and Literature;” HART 2340w “The Art of Venice;” HIST 2655 “Historic Black Nashville;” EUS 2260 “European Cities;” HIST 1281w “The Making of African Cities;” HIST 3150 “Cities of Europe and the Middle East;” PPS 3100 “Cities in the 21st” The immersion project entails a thesis, or a multimedia project, or community work.

Immersion pathway: International; Creative;

Italian – Contact Andrea Mirabile at
French – Contact Raisa Rexer at