New School Histories

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

New School Histories

Fall 2019

Taught By: Julia Foulkes and Mark Larrimore

Section: L

CRN: 7463

Credits: 0

When the New School for Social Research opened its doors a hundred years ago, it offered courses in the social sciences and public affairs – and a new vision of higher education. It was not a university; it did not offer degrees. The founders thought that people would come to the school for “no other purpose than to learn.” A century later, the New School has changed in almost every way. Design, the arts, a spirit of activism, and degree programs dominate. But the school continues to strive to offer disciplinary experimentation, political involvement, and a global lens that offer a critical perspective on higher education. In what ways have these values been realized (or not), and how? We construct answers to these questions by assembling a history of the school from scrapbooks of newspaper articles, memoirs, artwork, and interviews. The basis of the course are the academic and artistic works of The New School’s faculty and students since its establishment. We will also participate in university centenary activities throughout the semester.

Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section of this course.
[This ULEC is in category 3, Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Arts and Humanities.]

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 75

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*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: 8:31pm 11/22/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: L104

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/10/2019