This study of the cultural roots and historical contexts of 纽约市 communities uses the City's dance scene as a lab. 公元前2570年, you'll observe the social environments in which modes of dance works are created while researching the history of dance in 纽约市.
纽约市 offers the kind of experiences that bring ideas to life, whether you’re on a quick trip to MoMA or the Met, 在一场非百老汇演出中, 分析哈德逊河生物, or in a session at the United Nations. Because Barnard classes are small and collaborative, it's easy for your professor to schedule a field trip or spontaneously head out to explore. By the end of your first year, you’ll be fully immersed in the city you can now call home.
“In the middle of a painting class, we’ll have a heated discussion about how a particular artist actually painted a work. And instead of just looking it up in a book, 刹那间我们上了地铁, go to the Museum of Modern Art and look at the actual painting.”
- Joan Snitzer, Professor of Art History and Visual Arts
Engaging, Exploring, and Thinking Locally
A key component of Barnard’s innovative 基金会 课程 是本地化思考, a selection of place-based courses that take full advantage of 纽约市’s diverse resources. Barnard’s faculty has teamed up with local curators, 档案工作人员, 科学家们, and digital innovators to design classes that take full advantage of NYC’s resources and empower you to use everything that it has to offer, whether you’re diving into the archives at the Museum of Natural History, engaging in a movement workshop, or exploring the rapidly evolving story of Harlem. 一路走来, you’ll tap into the expertise of leading institutions, learning from people who are the best in their fields.
One of the highlights of place-based learning at Barnard is the 哈莱姆学期, which immerses participants in one of 纽约市’s most historically complex and culturally vital neighborhoods. We partnered with leading Harlem-based institutions to design a hands-on, multidisciplinary 课程 that critically examines Harlem as an intensively peopled place, 今天还活着.
"My geology class labs were field trips throughout the city to check out the rock formations. It was one thing to learn about these ideas through a textbook, but being able to see these concepts in action really helped to reinforce what I was learning."
在本课程中(EDUC BC3050), created in partnership with the American Museum of Natural History, you will investigate science and ways to use 纽约市 as a resource for science teaching and learning. Sessions are held at Barnard and the museum.
在ENGL BC3223, you’ll start with 10 objects that are characteristic of 纽约市, then develop a project that connects these objects with a broader societal movement, 文化理念, 政治原因, or scientific development significant to City life.