Niagara Falls
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

A multi-disciplinary exploration of the many contrasts found in Niagara Falls and the gorge: the sacred and profane, natural and artificial, sublime and kitsch, life and death. Topics considered will include: the area’s geology and history (especially indigenous/settler relations, the War of 1812, the Underground Railroad), representations of Niagara; hydroelectric generation and its environmental and economic consequences; and spectacle and tourism.

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