The Allure of the Field Trip Endures at Manhattan College
Manhattan's course catalog offers endless opportunities for students to engage in non-traditional learning through hands-on experiences outside of the classroom.
The field trip — the chance to venture outside of the classroom and learn by doing, rather than by reading or listening — has captivated us since those elementary school visits to zoos, parks and national landmarks. We are drawn to experiencing life more than seeing it happen around us. At Manhattan College, there are classes comprised entirely of field trips. But these aren’t your first-grade field trips. These are real, hands-on experiences that leave a lasting impact on students, and prepare them to go places in life.
Lessons from the Loft
Students in ART 370: Current Trends: The New York City Art Scene visit an artist's home studio in TriBeCa and take part in a hands-on demonstration of two techniques.
A Family Reunion
Dr. Bruce Shockey and his BIOL 232: Evolution class "walk the branch" in the dinosaur wing of the American Museum of Natural History to learn about early species.
A Classroom in Motion
Field work is a required part of SOC 304: Social Inequality and Class, which challenges students to compare the socioeconomic differences in two NYC neighborhoods by observing.
Scholars of the World
Dozens of dynamic courses are offered to students while studying abroad, from CHEM 090: Bio-Chemistry of Wine Making in Florence to SPAN 320: Cuba in Revolution.
Academic research takes many students beyond the traditional classroom to field sites on mountaintops and below the sea, in courses like BIOL 409: Marine Biology.
The Big Apple and Beyond
Whether it's the Concrete Jungle or an actual jungle, New York City and its surrounding states offer endless learning opportunities; a favorite among kinesiolgy majors is the outdoor workshop, May Camp.
Manhattan's 60+ student clubs, organizations and honor societies take Jaspers from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to the top of the George Washington Bridge.