The Sixties in New York, Revisited

Instructor:Jerome Krase
Offered by Macaulay Honors College
Mondays, 5:30 – 8:10pm
Macaulay Honors College, Classroom 304

“The Sixties in New York, Revisited” explores various perspectives on the Big Apple “then” and now” via print, celluloid, videotape, and electronic media. Students will also travel outside the classroom to revisit neighborhoods that were iconic in the 1960s such as Greenwich Village and Harlem to see and record how they have changed. The class will consider how New York City in the 1960s has been characterized. Given the current concern about “fake” news, an important question is “How true or accurate are those depictions?” Everyone has a different idea about the celebrated time period, as well as an interesting story or example that they are sure is iconic. Why is this so, or is this also fake news?

Jerome Krase, a visual sociologist, is Murray Koppelman Professor, and Professor Emeritus, at Brooklyn College of The City University of New York. He received his BA in Sociology at Indiana University (1967) and his Ph.D. at New York University (1973). He is a public activist-scholar and serves as a consultant to public and private agencies regarding urban community issues. See his profile at http://brooklyn-cuny.academia.edu/JeromeKrase

Course Codes:

MHC 342 | CRN: 35438