City Stories, Eastern Europe: Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, Sarajevo

VMS 423S

Explores the multicultural histories, landmarks, and architectural styles of these four major European capitals. Drawing on paintings, photos, films, histories, memoirs, and fiction, we'll trace the aesthetic, religious, and political imprints of overlapping empires—Hapsburg, Russian, Ottoman, and Soviet—on these fascinating cities; consider how their urban communities accommodated influential religious minorities (Jews, Muslims, Christians); and study the roles they played in their respective nations. All readings in English translation and films screened with English subtitles.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • CZ
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • ICS 423S
  • SES 423S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring