Cities & Civilizations

Part of the college's World Studies Program, this initiative was funded by a New Visions grant to create a series of courses on great cities of important world civilizations.

The first course focused on classical periods of Islamic and Chinese culture through the cities of Baghdad and Changan. Students explored these great civilizations through projects that included writing plays based on characters of the period.

Check back with us soon to see student projects!

Cities & Civilizations explores what great cities in different historical periods show us about cultural formations that both transcend and collide with ethnic, religious and national differences.

Team taught by professors with different fields of expertise, upcoming course topics plan to include Jerusalem and Alexandria; Beirut and Sarajevo; Kyoto and Beijing.

Join us for this exciting new adventure in learning.



Classic, Middle Eastern, Asian Languages & Cultures
Tel: 718-997-5570 Fax: 718-997-5577

Late update: March 3, 2006