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URBS V3725 New York City's Gilded Ages: Coming of Age, Past and Present. 4 points.

A lecture class + digital laboratory on New York City's two Gilded Ages. Student learn basics of digital photography and web design to develop a virtual exhibit on seminar's theme of "Coming of Age." In addition to class sessions held at Barnard, students will have at least 3 class sessions at NYHS with curators; and at least 3 class sessions at ICP. Digital fellows will augment instruction in digital tools necessary to complete the project. In addition to training in digital techniques studenst will also analyze and discuss selected readings on the history, politics and economics of the NYC's two Gilded Ages; urban space, culture and consumption; the ethcs of ethnographic field research; and virtual exhibition and design.