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LA 314 / 513: History of World Landscapes

The hopes, fears, imaginings, and expectations of people from the past have always been transformed into real places. In various ways, every society leaves its traces on the physical landscape, whether subtle fingerprints or dramatic and enduring structures. This course will help you learn how to read the landscape by looking at the complex alchemy that renders social values into places. The class will use informed interpretation, in the context of social, political, and environmental history, to transmute real landscapes back into the historical values that guided their construction.

Same as ARCH 314.

The Natalie Alpert prize is given for the best term papers at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

This course satisfies the General Education Criteria in Spring 2022 for:
• Advanced Composition
• Cultural Studies – Western
• Humanities–Hist & Phil