Whether you are a new student in Philadelphia or not, History of Philadelphia (HIST 1001) is a great course to more about The City of Brotherly love.
This course is intended as an introduction to the history of Philadelphia, broadly defined as the region as well as the city, and assumes no background or deeply developed interest in American history. It presents a general survey that can pique the curiosity of anyone who wants to explore one of the nation's most exciting cities, but it is also meant to be especially useful to students imagining careers in such diverse fields as hospitality and tourism, journalism and education, environmental studies and law. The course will examine both how national and international events (say, the Revolution or the rise of the modern global economy) impacted the city, and also how the city experienced forces (like the adoption of the automobile) that transformed it.
This is an online course, so you can enjoy it from anywhere, even outside of the city!