Units of Study

HSTY2670 - New York, New York

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Stephen Murray Robertson


New York, New York is the city so great they named it twice. This unit explores the history and representation of New York City, from its beginnings as a Dutch settlement down to 9/11, using the archetypal modern metropolis as a window on American history. We look at the people, images and events that defined the city, including such icons as the Five Points, Central Park, Harlem, the Empire State Building, Yankee Stadium and the Brooklyn Bridge.


2x1500wd essays (60%), 1x1500wd take-home exam (30%) and tutorial participation (10%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies


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