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  • Civic Liberal Arts

    Earn Credit as You Learn from Professionals

    Thanks to a generous donation from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Eugene Lang College will offer eight new fall 2015 Civic Liberal Arts courses that bring community partners, called Visiting Fellows, into Lang classrooms. This program offers a rare opportunity to learn from distinguished nonfaculty professionals in fields that interest you. In addition, Civic Liberal Arts employs one paid Student Fellow per course, who will take on supervisory tasks while earning credit. Students interested in applying, read more about Student Fellows for this fellowship and be in touch with program coordinator Keiji Ishiguri.

    A Mentor in the Liberal Arts

    Civic Liberal Arts courses offer you an opportunity to work directly with a community partner who will serve as your mentor. This experience will help you

    • Make connections between your courses, the community partners’ work, and your own intellectual interests
    • Understand the value and relevance of a liberal arts education for life, work, and citizenship after college

    Eugene Lang College is proud to partner with the institutions in the Civic Liberal Arts program. Past collaborators include El Diario, the George Ballanchine Trust, Anthology Film Archives, and Nonesuch Records. See a complete list of partnerships and check this page soon for a list of Fall 2015 collaborators.

    Reading New York City

    Reading New York City courses are designed to activate two of Lang’s unique resources: inspiring alumni and the city. Each fall semester, Lang alumni return to the college as faculty to teach courses that purposefully integrate New York City into its academic content, and that involve students’ engagement with the city through site visits, public programs or performances, or other activities. Alumni whose work is tied to social justice initiatives in New York are strongly encouraged to apply to teach in this program.