Academic Catalog 2020-2021

HUM 211 Memphis Past and Present

Engages students with Memphis society and culture from historical and contemporary perspectives. Analyzes Memphis as a changing geographical place, a built environment, a community of diverse peoples, a cultural idea, and a contested personal and civic identity. Particular attention will be given to the historical context of current issues such as downtown revitalization, suburban sprawl, civil rights, education, music, and development planning. Students will think critically, develop arguments, express themselves effectively, and understand Memphis history and current issues from the perspectives of different classmates and socio-economic groups that have called Memphis home.



Cross Listed Courses

HIST 211