Featured Course

Transportation Histories

From the horse-and-buggy to electric cars, this course examines transportation as a multi-dimensional activity with historical, social, political, economic and environmental importance.  

Historian and ArtCenter faculty member Pamela Blackwell has organized the curriculum chronologically and thematically to engage students in a discussion of the various modes of transport, by land, water and air, as indispensable in the production of culture.  

In this course, students investigate the role transportation has played in the rise of civilizations, development of societies, as well as nation building, national unity and individual identity. They also examine transportation as a factor both shaping economic activities and being shaped by them, including the environmental costs of transportation in terms of current sustainability concerns.