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[HIST BC4456] Craft of Urban History

May 10, 2011

Baics, Gergely Gold_nugget
[HIST BC4456] Craft of Urban History

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Really great class. He has been one of my best professors and really inspired me to explore urban history. The class is organized by method (so economic history, geography, oral history, etc.) which really exposed me to all the different ways you can look at a city. However, there was a lot of reading, even by seminar standards. I didn't do all the reading, but it was interesting and I somewhat regret it.

He manages to keep the discussion free-flowing but also guided so that we were able to talk about what we were interested in while still hitting all the main points. Both because of him and the other students, this was one of my best seminars.

Baics is strict about deadlines, though, and the class is a lot of work. Not an unreasonable amount for a seminar, but definitely took a lot of time during the semester.

Workload:

Lot of reading, though no responses (and a lot of it was skimmable), book review and final research paper.

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