New York City: Past, Present, Future

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

NYC: Past Present Future

Spring 2019

Taught By: Julia Foulkes

Section: A

CRN: 6772

Credits: 3

New York City exists as both a physical and a mental place—a dense concrete maze and a blowsy personality. In this course, we examine the contours of this phenomenon by looking at the city across time. We explore historical moments, investigating the intertwining forces of politics, economics, social struggles, and artistic and cultural production and the role those forces play in planning for the city's future. We examine the making, planning, and governing of New York and the way the city is constructed through its representation in art, film, literature, and dance. We look at familiar figures, places, and phenomena in relation to their often lesser-known antecedents: What of Seneca Village remains in Central Park? What would Boss Tweed tell Michael Bloomberg about governing? Should Coney Island be preserved? Drawing on the vast array of Internet resources on New York City, the class learns what it is that makes New York a "beautiful catastrophe," as Le Corbusier called it.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 4

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:01pm 5/26/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 458

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/7/2019