Paris: Capital of the Nineteenth Century


In the nineteenth century, Paris was recognized as a center of science, culture, and social thought, emblematic of the role the city was to play in new market economies where urban centers became the source of new ideas. This course will attempt to define what was special about Paris: how it was represented during the period, how it was transformed, and gained leadership in artistic and literary creation. Much of the course will be project based, with students contributing to curated, online presentations focusing on different aspects of Parisian life from urban architecture to public health, from new literary movements to new artistic movements, from fashion to food. Taught in French. One course.

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