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HIS 222 - Pittsburgh: Past, Present and Future

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course is a survey of Pittsburgh’s role in the Colonial frontier, the westward movement, the development of the Ohio River Valley and the Industrial Revolution, as well as its role in developing solutions to contemporary urban problems.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Explain the relationship between geography and history in the development of Pittsburgh.
  2. Examine the changes from productive to service economy.
  3. Define Pittsburgh’s role in Colonial America, the French and Indian Wars and the Revolution.
  4. Identify factors leading to the industrialization of Western Pennsylvania.
  5. Discuss the interrelationship of immigration, urbanization, transportation and industrialization.
  6. Explain Pittsburgh as a model of modern urban renewal.
Listed Topics
  1. Colonization
  2. French and Indian Wars
  3. Western Expansion
  4. Whiskey Rebellion
  5. Industrialization
  6. Utopianism
  7. Modern Urbanism
  8. Urban Renewal
Reference Materials
Textbook, scholarly readings, films, maps and electronic resources as assigned.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/15/2015

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