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From Gold Rush to Google Bus: History of San Francisco (HISTORY 252E, URBANST 150)

Requirements: 
WAY-ED, WAY-SI
150X
Subject: 
AMSTUD

This class will examine the history of San Francisco from Native American and colonial settlement through the present. Focus is on social, environmental, and political history, with the theme of power in the city. Topics include Native Americans, the Gold Rush, immigration and nativism, railroads and robber barons, earthquake and fire, progressive reform and unionism, gender, race and civil rights, sexuality and politics, counterculture, redevelopment and gentrification. Students write final project in collaboration with ShapingSF, a participatory community history project documenting and archiving overlooked stories and memories of San Francisco. (Cardinal Course certified by the Haas Center)

Course ID: 
213 523
Grading: 
Letter or Credit/No Credit