Faculty members develop DNY courses around the application of their own academic disciplines, employing these disciplines as the conceptual lenses to address the general framework defining DNY’s educational goals. As a result, students have the opportunity to “see” New York City through a particular academic perspective including those focused on the arts, business, social and political relationships, literature, and media in the city.
With a continual emphasis on critical thinking and information literacy skills as the primary pedagogy of learning, the city becomes the laboratory for the students’ application of the course focus. Moreover, with the course mandate for Academic Service Learning, students experience the city as a place populated with “real people,” many of whom live in difficult situations and need assistance.
Student Development DNY
The office of Student Development collaborates with ICS administration and faculty to provide 3 out of the class experiences for your DNY course. You will have the opportunity to learn about NYC through various perspectives (i.e. the Arts, Business, Politics, Religion etc.) while exploring and enjoying the most exciting city in the world.
Some of the places you may have the opportunity to visit include but are not limited to Museums (Guggenheim, the MET) Live shows (Broadway), NY stock exchange, United Nations, the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, Ellis Island, the Statue of liberty and many more.
As part of your Discover New York class you will also have direct access to a DNY Peer Leader. Peer Leaders are current student that are extremely involved on campus. They go through an intensive selection process and are then assigned to each course to assist the faculty and to serve as a resource and familiar face during your transition to the St. Johns community.
Hours and Location:
M – T: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
F: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
D’Angelo Center 213