Sep 27, 2021  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LARTS H310 — Honors: Studying New York City

3 credits
Lisa Andersen

New York City will be our subject and classroom for this interdisciplinary, writing-intensive course. By visiting archives, traveling to diverse neighborhoods, and analyzing census tables, community health surveys, and other data, we will explore our city, its past, and its possible future. We will also read the work of historians, anthropologists, scientists, and psychologists to learn about their approaches. What have these researchers discovered about New Yorkers’ public health, politics, ecology, and culture? As a capstone assignment, students will design an independent study course, research program, or service-learning exercise of their own. Interested students may apply to continue developing their project in the second semester, mentored by a faculty advisor.