There could not be a better description of this course than its title, "Crowds, Culture, and Cuisine: The Ancient and Modern City."
This class will travel to four cities in Western Europe to understand the relationship between large urban areas and the population. Through several mediums we will explore how large cities change the culture and the human experience. Through literature, visual art, architecture, and cuisines we will gain a deeper understanding of European progress throughout history.
Our itinerary will take us to Rome, then to Florence, then to Lyon, and finally to Paris. In each location the class will examine important works from periods of growth and expansion, both structurally and culturally. Important landmarks such as the Coliseum in Rome and the Louvre in Paris will be important stops for reflection and examination for the class.
Blog posts will come from several different students and professors in the course detailing their daily experiences. Stay posted and enjoy!