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SINY 30: Sculpting with Sounds, Images and Words

Throughout history and across the world, cultures abound in multimedia forms. Whether in a Billie Eilish Music Video or Janet Cardiff's AR works, grammarly adds or Broadway musicals, Japanese anime or Indonesian shadow puppetry, the three modes of expression- sounds, images, and words - are interwoven in meaningful but distinctive ways. What are their individual and combined powers? What is unique about the poetry of intermodal metaphor? We will face these questions in creative projects as well as through in-class viewing of multimedia examples, analysis and debates, readings, and student presentations. The creative projects will be viewable on the Web and produced using free downloadable audio and video tools. Prior experience in music, literature, art practice or computer programming is welcome but not required. WAY-CE
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE
Instructors: ; Kapuscinski, J. (PI)

SINY 32: Artists Under the Influence: Creation on Location

New York City ranges from beautiful to oppressive, from brick tenement to glass tower. The city attracts and repels, clutches and ejects. But one thing never changes -- the fascination it exerts on actors and writers. It continues to be the ulimate aspiration and inspiration for theater artists. Why? In this course you will find out.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: ; Freed, A. (PI)

SINY 63: Languages and Culture of Immigrant New York

This course explores the working-class immigrant city, using language and culture as a lens for understanding how new communities form, evolve, and integrate. In focus are three of New York's fastest-growing but least-studied groups: Indigenous Latin Americans, Himalayans, and Central Asians. Students will have the chance to read and hear accounts directly from community members while also grappling with broader questions around urban space, education, policy, and the future of mobility, with site visits and field research wherever possible.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-EDP, WAY-SI

SINY 65: Climate Justice in the Megacity

Climate Justice in the New York megacity is scaling rapidly. The five boroughs are a living experiment in the global fight against extinction in the Anthropocene. With hardhat site visits, this course will visit projects under construction that address the long-term causation of climate volatility and those that are also adapting to the immediate symptoms.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4

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: 4-5 | Repeatable 2 times (up to 10 units total)
Instructors: ; Miller, R. (PI)

SINY 114: Writing in the City: Why New York Makes Great Writers

The craft of fiction writing and introduction to the literary culture of New York. Writing exercises will tune students¿ senses to the rhythms of New York. Students produce their own short stories, which will be examined in workshop discussions.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

SINY 146: Imaging Change: Art & Politics

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: Aut, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-EDP

SINY 199: Directed Reading

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-3
Instructors: ; Miller, R. (PI)
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