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27
Oct

GLOBAL URBAN POVERTY Spring 2015

You are invited to preview my Syllabus for the Spring 2015 course — GLOBAL URBAN POVERTY — a graduate offering in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania:  This course will meet on Mondays, 9am-12noon. [Schedule Note: The first class meeting will be on Wednesday, January 14, 2015; and, the class will not meet on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday on Monday, January 19, 2015.]

As this syllabus is always being revised in light of the latest research and global developments, comments and suggestions — particularly from prospective students — will be warmly welcomed and appreciated.  Please note: This course, sponsored by PennDesign for graduate students in the Master’s degree program in City Planning (MCP), is open to graduate students across the University of Pennsylvania. Serious undergraduates may enroll with course faculty permission.

For more information about the course, please write to me at: ATLamas@sas.upenn.edu

Warmly,

Andy Lamas (Faculty Bio)

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25
Aug

LIBERATION & OWNERSHIP Fall 2014

jazz-papou-and-charlie-parker.jpg Ted Lamas and Charlie Parker, New York.

You are invited to preview the Fall 2014 SYLLABUS of my course — LIBERATION & OWNERSHIP — at the University of Pennsylvania: URBS 480 Fall 2014 SYLLABUS rev. 09-16-2014

12
Aug

Du Bois, Dusk of Dawn

W. E. B. Du Bois, Dusk of Dawn, 1940

Chapter 4, “Science and Emipire” Du Bois DUSK OF DAWN ch. 4 Science and Empire

Chapter 5, “The Concept of Race” Du Bois DUSK OF DAWN ch. 5 The Concept of Race

W.E.B. Du Bois DUSK OF DAWN

30
Jul

The Best of All Possible Worlds

Voltaire, Candide, ou l’Optimisme (1759)

CANDIDE 1755_Lisbon_earthquake This 1755 copper engraving shows the ruins of Lisbon in flames and a tsunami overwhelming the ships in the harbour.

This 1755 copper engraving shows the ruins of Lisbon amidst that year’s devastating earthquake. In its wake, Voltaire wrote Candide. 

 

19
Jun

When Adam Delved and Eve Span: A History of the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381

This wonderful book by Mark O’Brien (Senior Research Fellow, University of Liverpool) has become a staple in my courses at the University of Pennsylvania.

MARK O’BRIEN Peasants’ Revolt 1381 CHAPTER 1

MARK O’BRIEN Peasants’ Revolt 1381 CHAPTER 2

MARK O’BRIEN Peasants’ Revolt 1381 CHAPTER 3

MARK O’BRIEN Peasants’ Revolt 1381 CHAPTER 4

MARK O’BRIEN Peasants’ Revolt 1381 CHAPTER 5

MARK O’BRIEN Peasants’ Revolt 1381 CHAPTER 6 and Notes Index Back Cover

25
Aug

LIBERATION & OWNERSHIP Fall 2013

Course Announcement

ATL URBS 480 Course Advertisement FALL 2013-3 (1)revised 08-14-2013

12
Oct

Community Economic Development / Fall 2015 SYLLABUS

Course Syllabus: URBS 452 Fall 2015 SYLLABUS rev. 10-31-2015

13
Mar

Teaching Inside the Box

http://www.upenn.edu/gazette/0110/gaz01slide/index.html

6
Mar

Pizza and Revolution

For several years, Masterman High School in Philadelphia, PA, has invited me to teach a weekly course during the March-May term.   In 2011, sixty-six (66) students enrolled in the elective course, which took place during the Third Period lunch break.   Here is a summary description of the course:

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: The Thought of Karl Marx and Albert Einstein

Only eleven mourners stood at the grave of Karl Marx at Highgate Cemetery in London, England, on March 17, 1883. “His name and work,” predicted Marx’s life-long friend and collaborator, Friedrich Engels, “will endure through the ages.” It seemed an unlikely boast, but he was right.  (ST)

To celebrate the year 2000, BBC News conducted a poll to find “the greatest thinker of the millennium,” and Karl Marx was the first-place winner by a wide margin.  (Here are the other winners:   2. Albert Einstein,    3. Sir Isaac Newton, 4. Charles Darwin, 5. St. Thomas Aquinas, 6. Stephen Hawking, 7. Immanuel Kant,   8. Rene Descartes, 9. James Clerk Maxwell, and 10. Friedrich Nietzsche.)

In May, 1949, in the first issue of the journal Monthly Review, Albert Einstein wrote the lead article, entitled “Why Socialism?”  The opening lines of the article are: “Is it advisable for one who is not an expert on economic and social issues to express views on the subject of socialism? I believe for a number of reasons that it is.”

In this MG course, we will examine the historical importance and the contemporary relevance of the philosophical, political, and economic thought of Karl Marx and Albert Einstein.  This course is only for students who are (or who are interested in becoming) serious intellectuals and critical thinkers … and who like pizza.

Mondays, Third Period (during lunch)

6
Mar
Syllabus for Spring 2011

Religion and Social Justice / SYLLABUS Spring 2014

SYLLABUS

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