African and African Disapora Studies Department
African and African Disapora Studies Department

NYC Domestic Study Course


UT’s New York City summer course, “The Global City,” will give students the opportunity to explore New York City’s historic neighborhoods, landmarks, museums and attend a range of cultural and political events. The city itself is the classroom. This course reveals how America’s largest metropolis has been transnational since its very inception: from the conquest of indigenous land, to the city’s involvement in the US slave trade and plantation economy, to its central role in the industrial revolution, to its status as a destination point for migrants from around the world and, finally, to its emergence as the preeminent center of world finance. This course literally traces New York City’s history through first-hand visits to major landmarks and historic neighborhoods including African burial grounds, ports, factories, tenements, Harlem, el Barrio, Chinatown, Bed-Stuy (Brooklyn) and Jackson Heights (Queens)—to name but a few. Students will also have an opportunity to visit several of the city’s major museums and collections, to meet with community-based organizations and to attend a range of cultural events (music, film and theater). Through it all, the course will meet for class lectures on the history and politics of New York City. Course readings will draw from history, sociology, anthropology, geography, literature and film.



Application Deadline: Priority Deadline - December 21st, 2019. Final Deadline - March 2nd, 2020.

Program Begins: June 14th, 2020

Program Ends: July 11th, 2020

Application Process and Requirements

Students must fill out the 2020 NYC Domestic Study Application in order to be considered for admittance into the NYC Domestic Study Course. Student can download the application and then email the completed application to . Please put "2020 NYC Application" in the subject line. 

Approximate Expenses and Fees

UT Program Fees & Housing: $4000*

Limited competitive scholarships are available through AADS and the College of Liberal Arts. 

*The program fee does not cover airfare to and from New York or UT tuition and fees.