During this course, the following are the expectations for the students:

  • Do the readings
  • Come to class
  • Join the class discussion
  • Write a research paper

Research Paper

The research paper should be on a topic of his or her choice that deals with the history of the built environment in American cities and relies largely on primary sources.

One of the final papers from the class is presented here. The paper is courtesy of an MIT student and used with permission.

"How the Sound was 'Saved': The Battle of the Oyster Bay-Rye Bridge" (PDF)