New School Eco-Mariners
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Division: University-wide Programs
Department: Environmental Studies
Course Number: UENV 3702
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Intended as a 'gateway course' for students interested in Environmental Studies, New School Eco-Mariners offers a two-pronged approach to the history, geography, and ecology of New York Harbor and the Hudson River. Students begin the semester outdoors, learning the basics of small-boat seamanship on board a 38-foot Bantry Bay gig, a "mini tall ship" that is both rowed and sailed. When cold weather arrives later in the fall, a series of readings, films and field trips offer a closer look at a variety of more conventionally academic topics, including the harbor's contribution to the rise of New York City as an economic powerhouse; the role of the Hudson in the development of the American environmental movement; and the political complexities that have made the ecological restoration of our estuary so challenging.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Open to Undergraduate students.