- New York City, United States
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
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- Program Description:
Lang Summer Writing Intensive
July 8 - 25, 2019 / High School Juniors and Seniors, Ages 16+
Eugene Lang College, recently included on The Princeton Review's annual Best Colleges list, invites high school juniors and seniors to take part in a four-week college-level course designed to help you develop your own voice in a supportive atmosphere. The course includes peer-to-peer collaboration, immersive study, and networking with professionals, artists, and activists with excursions into New York City's cultural hubs. Meets Monday through Thursday, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Lang Writing Intensive - Altered State: Identity and the City Instructor: Jennifer Gilmore Eugene Lang College, recently included on The Princeton Review’s annual “Best Colleges” list, invites high school juniors and seniors to take part in a four-credit college-level liberal arts course at The New School. The Pre-College Intensive course at Lang helps you develop your own voice in a supportive atmosphere. The course includes peer-to-peer collaboration, immersive study, and networking with professionals, artists, and activists. In this four-week intensive course, we investigate through our own writing the transmutability of personal and locational identity. Who are we? Where do we come from? What makes us us? How does place affect the multiple identities we house? This course examines personal and collective identity and the many ways in which it is informed by culture, race, and socioeconomics. Through excursions into different neighborhoods in boundless and boundaryless New York City and its surrounding boroughs, we engage with various types of culture and media to investigate how identities shift and evolve. We turn these experiences — our own origin stories and the narratives surrounding the places we visit — into prose. Selected readings supplement our experiences as does discussion of the technical tools — such as point of view, setting, and structure — that we need to build stories. Each week there will be at least one excursion and subsequent discussion, in-class writing, and sharing of our work in a “workshop” environment. This course is meant to be generative; each student completes four works of prose.