Office: St. Thomas Hall 266
I am on campus and available every day for either scheduled office hours or appointments. I encourage you to meet with me to discuss your progress toward meeting the course objectives.
John T. McGreevy
Down the Asphalt Path: The Automobile and the American City (Columbia University Press, 1994)
Carl S. Smith
Sam Bass Warner, Jr.
Walter Muir Whitehill and Lawrence W. Kennedy
2. Book Reviews. 40% of the grade.
3. Midterm take-home exam with two essay topics. 20% of the grade.
4. Final take-home exam with two essay topics. 20% of the grade.
NOTE: All course assignments must be completed in order to receive course credit.
|CLASS SCHEDULE and ASSIGNMENTS|
|January 31||Urban Wilderness Ch 1|
|February 5||Urban Wilderness Ch 3-5|
|February 7||Urban Wilderness Ch 6-9|
|February 12||Review of Urban Wilderness due (required)|
|February 14||Boston Ch 1-4|
|February 19||Boston Ch 5-8|
|February 21||Boston Ch 9-11|
|February 26||City of Eros Intro and Ch 1-4|
|February 28||City of Eros Ch 5-8|
|March 5||City of Eros Ch 9-11|
|March 7||City of Eros Ch 12-14|
|March 12||Review of City of Eros due (required)|
|March 14||Urban Disorder Intro and Part I|
|March 19||Urban Disorder Part II|
|March 21||Urban Disorder Part III and Epilogue|
|Midterm Paper due|
|April 2||Review of Urban Disorder due (option A)|
|April 4||Down the Asphalt Path Ch 1-3|
|April 9||Down the Asphalt Path Ch 4-6|
|April 11||Down the Asphalt Path Ch 7-10|
|April 16||Review of Down the Asphalt Path due (option B)|
|April 18||Parish Boundaries Introduction through Ch 3|
|April 23||Parish Boundaries Ch 4-6|
|April 25||Parish Boundaries Ch 7-9 and Conclusion|
|April 30||Review of Parish Boundaries due (required)|
|May 2||A Prayer for the City Preface through Ch 6|
|May 7||A Prayer for the City Ch 7-12|
|May 9||A Prayer for the City Ch 13-18 and Epilogue|
|May 11-16||Final Exam as scheduled by the registrar|
Professor Kennedy Comments:
In light of the September 11 attacks I offered a much greater concentration on New York history than originally planned and actually shown on the syllabus. With so many of our students drawn from the metropolitan New York area this has proved to be an enormously important decision for the course and one that made the class much more successful and indeed moving.