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HIST 264 From Stumptown to Portlandia: The History of Portland

Faculty: Hillyer
Content: An introduction to research in historical methods by examining the history of Portland: How did the city go from rough-and-tumble center of the timber industry to hipster mecca? Examination of Portland's origins as a port city to the gentrification of more recent times, including exploration of various types of historical sources, from fire-insurance maps to police surveillance photographs. Two major research projects are included: 1) construct the "biography" of a city block, and 2) in small groups, write and deliver walking tours of various Portland neighborhoods.
Prerequisites: None.
Usually offered: Alternate Years, spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.