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GEOG 3940 : Urban Geographies of New York City


GEOG 3940 - 4 credits

Course Dates: June 11-17 , 2017
Location: New York, New York
Instructors: Eric Boschmann
Application Deadline: May 15 (SPACE IS LIMITED)


Description: Whether the "Big Apple", "The City That Never Sleeps", "Gotham", or
simply, "The City", New York City not only captures global geographic imaginations of urban America culture, it emerged as a crossroads for individuals seeking a place to pursue their dreams of a new life. Behind this mystique is nearly 400 years of urban building that resulted in NYC becoming one of today's major cities of the world. This travel course is intended to help students understand key themes in urban geography through on-the-ground experiences in New York City. Topics in this class will focus upon: historic urban evolution, urban growth and development, public transportation, urban design, architecture, spaces of memorial, economies of the city, tourism and culture, social geographies, and urban sustainability. With New York City as our classroom, this course will be conducted entirely in New York City over 7 days / 6 nights.

Approximate travel costs*:
Airfare: $300-400 (Students are responsible for making flight arrangements)
Program Fee: $1500 (Covers lodging, transit pass, museum entrance fees, cultural activities, and 2 group meals)
Food:  $40 (Per Day)
Cancellation Fee: $1500 (Non-refundable, applied to student account in event student drops course after being registered.
*Tuition fees are in addition to these costs.  These costs are estimates and therefore subject to change.

For more course information contact Eric Boschmann

*Please send completed course application to Shannon Jahn.