April 24, 1945
With the opening of c-term, the third academic term under the accelerated plan, Professor of English Helen D. Lockwood ’12 led a team of six teachers from six departments in an experimental class for 20 freshmen. Entitled “Today’s Cities,” and assuming the city to be the dominant form of modern culture, the course—which took up all the students’ academic schedule for the term—looked at problems of technology and democracy in urban cultures. Through extensive field, group and laboratory work in physics, economics, political science, sociology, psychology and English, the course emphasized the interrelationships of fields of knowledge.
“Today’s Cities” was offered again in c-term 1945-46 and 1946-47.