CORE 003 SC - Building Los Angeles
A lot of what we think we know about our (Western) world is derived from Hollywood's seemingly infinite reservoir of iconic imagery. This especially applies to the one empirical topography most closely associated with the studio system - the city of Los Angeles. We will examine LA's fictional as well as its actual cityscape; we will explore its streets, neighborhoods, architecture, and its long history of aggressive real-estate boosterism and displacement. Special attention will be given to how Los Angeles has been - and still is - mythologized and even altered by Hollywood's fictionalities. This class includes at least one field trip.
Course Credit: 1.0
Offered: Every year
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