Urban Studies Program Launches Semester in New York

Starting in the spring of 2018, the College will offer a study-away Semester in New York City program for students from across the country.

Semester in NYC In the 2018 spring semester, Manhattan College’s Urban Studies program will launch a semester in New York program, designed for students who want to study away from their home campuses and take advantage of Manhattan College’s location in New York City.

The program will include:

A Lasallian Catholic liberal arts college in New York City, Manhattan College offers access to networks of alumni and internships, so that students in the Semester in New York program can make most of their time in New York City.

The Urban Studies Program gives students the opportunity to learn firsthand how cities work. The program offers the most field-based, hands-on courses outside of the classroom and in New York City, and also has connections to various nonprofits, urban planners, local politicians and developers.

Semester in New York students will be offered a full slate of urban studies courses — offered by faculty in history, psychology, sociology, English, environmental studies and other departments — as well as the opportunity to join other classes needed for their degree, space permitting.

Classes range from an introduction to urban theory, to a history of the musical, to the politics of New York City, and more. It is a multidisciplinary program that is geared toward students with backgrounds in liberal arts, business, engineering and other interests.

To apply for the program, or to learn more, visit http://manhattan.edu/semesterinnewyork, or contact Adam Arenson, Ph.D., director of the urban studies program and associate professor of history, at adam.arenson@manhattan.edu and (718) 862-7317.

By Pete McHugh