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New York City Studies Minor

New York City Studies consists of a series of courses that explore the history and culture of New York. By studying literary, sociological, scientific and historical texts; by visiting and exploring the city's museums, performances, and neighborhoods; and by working in and serving the city's communities, students will attain a rich understanding of the complex and diverse heritage they inherit by participating in this program.

For more information about how you may major in whatever you like while also becoming a New York City insider contact:

Professor Barbara Blumberg

History Department

41 Park Row, Room 1109

(212) 346-1459 or



Required Courses: (15 credits)

Group A

THREE or FOUR courses from the following from the following: (12)
NYC 115New York City: From Great Metropolis to World Capital 1898-Present

6 credits

MUS 121The Concert Season in NYC

3 credits

THR 123Current Theatre in New York - A

3 credits

DAN 123Current Dance in New York

3 credits

ART 296New York and the Visual Arts

3 credits

HIS 113The American Experience: Changing Roles of Women

SCI 142Geology of Metropolitan NYC

3 credits

SCI 171Coastal Oceanography

3 credits

SOC 111Urban Sociology

3 credits

SPA 154Topics from Hispanic Literature and Culture in Translation I

3 credits

Note: Other NYC-related courses may be substituted with approval of program coordinator.

Group B

ONE course at the 200-level or above from the following: (3)
ENV 221Environmental Science: The Web of Life

3 credits

ENV 222Environmental Chemistry: Principles, Problems and Solutions

3 credits

ANT 296BEthnographic NY

3 credits

CRJ 250Community Relations in the Criminal Justice System

3 credits

HIS 366History of New York City

3 credits

HIS 391History Internship

3 credits

COM 393Internship Program l

1 - 9 credits

SOC 226Community Service in New York City

3 credits

NYC 230Immigration, Ethnicity, and Race in New York City's History

3 credits

NYC 240New York Blue Collar: The Worker in City Fiction

3 credits

Note: Other 200, 300, 400-level NYC-related courses may be substituted with approval of program coordinator.

Total Credit Hours: 15

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