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SINY 101: The New York City Seminar

This seminar includes all program participants and investigates how New York, as a complex, dynamic city, shapes and is shaped by issues relevant to each quarter's thematic lens. Employing theories of place, concepts of cities and change, and a structured experiential education process, the course integrates the learning from all elements of the program and attends to each student's personal, professional, and intellectual development.May be repeat for credit
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Miller, R. (PI)

SINY 142: Documenting New York

Documenting New York is a film studies course (with a small video production component) exploring the rich history and many cultures of New York through the classic documentary films that have been produced throughout the city¿s past hundred years.Through the lens of documentary films that feature New York City as a landscape and central subject, students will gain a greater understanding of the documentary film form itself, considering aesthetic and formal issues, as well as ethical issues related to the politics of representation.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

SINY 144: The UN in Action

This course will offer an opportunity to learn how multilateral diplomacy works in practice, taking advantage of the enormous variety of UN offices, agencies, and related policy institutes based in New York to provide an overview of the different dimensions of the UN's work on security, development, human rights, and other multilateral issues.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

SINY 146: Imaging Change: Global Arts and Social Change

This course will examine some of the people, collectives, and organizations working globally that use the realm of the visual to address and advocate for human rights and social justice. Students will learn about practitioners in socially engaged art, concerned photography, cultural organizing, public art, interactive film, and more. The class will include regular visits to (or guests from) artists¿ and photographers¿ studios, and the esteemed foundations and organizations supporting this work. A final paper will be required.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

SINY 148: Grappling with the Global: Gentrification, Immigration, and Sustainability in New York City

This course will examine the impacts of gentrification, immigration, and global environmental concerns on place-making in New York City, deploying ethnographic fieldwork and first-hand accounts of everyday urban life as tools to document and understand urban change.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

SINY 150: Biology, Technology, and Society: The City as a Human Life Support System

While environmental issues related to cities are often considered in the context of climate change, this course will use New York City as a lab to explore how dense global cities deal with their intense biological needs clean drinking water, sanitation and sewage, public health, food supply the ongoing management and maintenance of which occupy a surprising portion of the infrastructure, management, and tax expenditure of most city governments.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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