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OGLM 2040 - North American Metropolis

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course provides students with an introduction to North American metropolises, from the early twentieth century to today. We will survey major urban regions and themes that are relevant to GTM's training in contemporary metropolitan governance. The class will be a seminar focused on student presentations and active participation.


AMORETTI, Julien (Professeur agrégé)

Pedagogical format

12 sessions of 2 hours.

Course validation

There are four evaluations: reading response ; participation ; presentation ; paper.


The class will have required weekly readings of around eighty pages. The term paper will be 10 pages long and the class presentation will be 15-25 minutes.

Required reading

  • Carl Abbott, Urban American in the Modern Age: 1Abbott, Carl. Urban America in the Modern Age: 1920 to the Present. Wheeling, Ill.: Harlan Davidson, 2007, 2nd ed. 920 to the Present (2007, 2nd ed.)
  • Susan Fainstein, The Just City (2011)Excerpts from the books and articles listed below, which will be placed on the ENTG course page
  • Nancy Foner, ed., New Immigrants in New York (8d edition, 2001)Students interested in Canadian cities should also read: Bunting, Trudi E. et al, Canadian Cities in Transition: New Directions in the Twenty-First Century. Ontario: Oxford University Press, 2010, 4th edition