New York City: “The Global City”

UT Summer Course in NYC

Want to spend this summer in New York City exploring its history, cultures and communities? Through UT’s New York City Summer Course “The Global City”, you can earn up to 6 credits while living in the nation’s largest city. Students will visit historic neighborhoods, landmarks, museums and attend a range of cultural and political events. The city itself is the classroom. Head over to our Study Abroad Page to apply!

APPLICATION PRIORITY DEADLINE: December 21st.

The class “The Global City” which will be taught in New York City this summer. Students can earn 3 or 6 credits for taking this course.

The program fee is $3,300 which covers 4-weeks of lodging at New York University, a meal-plan (8 meals/week), group meals, entry fees to museums and exhibits, and an unlimited subway and bus pass. (The fee does not include airfare to and from New York City).

Course Description:
UT’s New York City summer course, “The Global City,” will give students the opportunity to explore New York City’s historic neighborhoods, landmarks, museums and attend a range of cultural and political events. The city itself is the classroom. This course reveals how America’s largest metropolis has been transnational since its very inception: from the conquest of indigenous land, to the city’s involvement in the US slave trade and plantation economy, to its central role in the industrial revolution, to its status as a destination point for migrants from around the world and, finally, to its emergence as the preeminent center of world finance. This course literally traces New York City’s history through first-hand visits to major landmarks and historic neighborhoods including African burial grounds, ports, factories, tenements, Harlem, el Barrio, Chinatown, Bed-Stuy (Brooklyn) and Jackson Heights (Queens)—to name but a few. Students will also have an opportunity to visit several of the city’s major museums and collections, to meet with community-based organizations and to attend a range of cultural events (music, film and theater). Through it all, the course will meet for class lectures on the history and politics of New York City. Course readings will draw from history, sociology, anthropology, geography, literature and film.

For more information on how to register, email:
Dr. Eric Tang erictang@utexas.edu
African and African Diaspora Studies Department afr@austin.utexas.edu