Study and Intern in New York City
Fall semester 2020
Students will pay regular Tuition and Room to Rhodes; academic scholarships and all institutional, federal, and state aid will apply to the program. Cost does not include travel to New York City or meals while on the program.
Students will be housed in the residence hall provided by the program.
New York and Its Peoples, Past and Present
- Academic Internship – 8 credits (F11)
- Peoples of New York – 4 credits in History (F3; Pending approval for Foundation fulfillment)
- The NY Theatre Experience – 4 credits in Theatre (F5; Pending approval for Foundation fulfillment)
This course explores New York City by studying the migrants and immigrants who have settled there since its founding. It explores how migrants and immigrants change New York, how the city changes them, and the significance of ethnic diversity in the city’s politics and culture. We will read scholarly writings, examine films and music as primary sources, take field trips to immigrant neighborhoods, and visit museums devoted to migration and immigration. At every opportunity, we will venture outside our classroom to learn about the city through direct observation.
New York City is a place of constant change, but its defining traits have been present since its earliest times: a dynamic economy that generates both wealth and poverty; ethnic diversity and ethnically defined neighborhoods; religious pluralism; turf-based politics that features ethnic mobilizations and coalitions; and a hybrid popular culture. All of these can be traced to the long history of migration and immigration in New York City. In this course, you will learn in and from New York City. You will explore the past and present of the city in light of its migrants (primarily African American and Puerto Rican U.S. citizens) and immigrants from Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia. We’ll study how migrants and immigrants change New York City, how New York City changes them, and the enduring significance of ethnic diversity in the city’s politics and culture.
New York Theater Experience: The building of a culture and a career.
The class will highlight the personal, cultural, and professional value of theater through attending eight live performances at a variety of venues: including Broadway, the center of the global commercial theater world, New York’s Public Theater, the non-profit home where many great artists and new plays have been developed and nurtured, as well as others. The class will also offer weekly discussions highlighting the history/mission of each institution and discussing different professional disciplines within the field. The lectures will be supported by reading of current articles written on key issues within the industry, and post show discussions with artist involved in the various productions.
: Rising Juniors or Seniors only, in good academic and social standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
For more information please contact:
- Erin Hillis, Director of International Education: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sandi George Tracy, Director of Career Services: email@example.com