Students in this course will study Philadelphia’s physical and social development from William Penn’s initial founding through the 21st Century. The course will focus on interpretation of the city’s physical design as an expression of social, demographic and political contexts, technological advances and new materials, and evolving construction techniques of each significant historical period. Students participate in field trips and other onsite experiences that take place in various sections of the city.
ADC 176 / HIST 176 - Philadelphia History: Architecture and Planning
- Fulfills Writing Intensive
- Fulfills Interpretive Studies
- Fulfills American/Global Diversity