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HIST 4471 Boston: History, Literature and Culture I (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Covering the period from the arrival of the Winthrop Fleet in 1630 through the Civil War, this is the first half of a two-semester, interdisciplinary course on Boston's history, literature and culture broadly defined. Team-taught by a history and an English professor, and drawing on experts in the other areas (including music and visual arts), the class reads poetry, drama, fiction and nonfiction connected to Boston in relation to political and social developments. Site visits will take students out to the streets, museums, and archives of one of the most historic cities in the United States.


Instructor(s): Owen Stanwood and Paul Lewis

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: ENGL4501

Comments: Satisfies the pre-1900 requirement for the English major


Last Updated: 05-Jan-16