NYC in Crisis

Schools of Public Engagement: University Urban Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

NYC in Crisis

Fall 2020

Taught By: Julia Foulkes

Section: A

CRN: 9227

Credits: 3

New York City has long been a site of crisis. Its geographic placement, large population, central role in finance, politics, and culture have made it a target and an epicenter. Disease, war, climate devastation, and economic spirals have each marked the city and its inhabitants, creating a history of catastrophe and resilience. The outbreak of the coronavirus is only the most recent example. This course considers five episodes in the last one-hundred years of the city in crisis: the 1918 outbreak of influenza; World War II; the fiscal crisis of the 1970s; the attack of 9/11; and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. We study the contours of each crisis, causes and consequences as well as personal accounts of New Yorkers in the midst of the crisis. How might the coronavirus mark the city now?

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: University Urban Studies (UURB)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: Asynchronous (A)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (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: 11:15am 12/5/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/19/2020