The majority of humanity now lives in urban areas. How, when, and why did people shift from rural to urban life? Using a wide range of sources, this course introduces students to the development of cities and urban cultures from the ancient world to the modern metropolis. It examines both the causes and the effects of urbanization, and considers how people have shaped - and been shaped by - urban environments around the world.
This course will require you to be online for live lectures at the scheduled time. There will also be some pre-recorded lectures. Class recordings will be available until the exam period. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.