New School Histories

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

New School Histories

Fall 2018

Taught By: Julia Foulkes and Mark Larrimore

Section: 1

CRN: 8350

Credits: 3

In 1919, the New School for Social Research opened with courses in the social sciences, social work, and public affairs, determined to be an alternative to universities. This school would not corrupt learning by the pursuit of degrees and would only offer courses that could impact policy and politics. A century later, the New School has changed in almost every way. To state the most obvious, design, the arts, and degree students dominate. But the school continues to strive to offer disciplinary experimentation, political involvement, and a global lens that offers a critical perspective on higher education. In what ways have these values been realized (or not), and how? In this course, we begin by examining what has been written about the school and then we conduct research into what has been left out, complicating the received stories and challenging the myths and aura that the school cultivates about itself. Students work on both collaborative and individual projects, looking into topics that interest them, with the expectation that the research will contribute to centenary activities. This course is co-taught by Julia Foulkes and Mark Larrimore.

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 11

Enrollment Status: Open*

*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: 3:07am 1/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1200A

Date Range: 8/28/2018 - 12/11/2018