Academic Courses

The ICNYC Internship Program

Students participating in the ICNYC Internship Program are required to complete a 6-credit internship, participate in the Internship Seminar (seminar hours are subsumed within the contact hours required for the internship),and to complete 6 to 9 credits of course work. The course options below are tentatively being offered for Spring 2015 ICNYC participants. The program reserves the right not to offer a course with low enrollment.

ARTH 28400, Art in New York ( LA, FA)
Explores New York City as a context for modern and contemporary art.  Topics include the development of art museums and galleries, public art, and contemporary art institutions.  Field trips are an essential component of the course.  Offered only through the Ithaca College New York City Program. To be offered on Saturdays. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. (3 credits) Instructor: Harry Weil. ARTH 28400 has been approved for two ICC themes: Identities and Inquiry, Imagination, and Innovation. ARTH 28400 has been approved for two ICC perspectives, Humanities and Creative Arts.

MKTG 33000, Direct Marketing (NLA)
The art and science of direct marketing. This course will explore various aspects of direct marketing, with an emphasis on practical applications. Topics covered include: customer acquisition; up sell, cross sell, and win back programs; identification of different target audiences; how to determine media buy placements; messaging effectiveness; use of qualitative versus quantitative research; and how to measure the success of a marketing campaign, among others. To be offered on Monday evenings. 3 credits. Instructor: Michael Kaplan. (3 credits) Instructor: Michael Kaplan.

POLT 31900, Selected Topics in U.S. Politics: New York City Politics  (LA, SS)
This course will interrogtate the complex contemporary social, cultural and political issues and structures of New York City.  Focusing on recent social movements, new media and NYC's history, we will examine how and why activists and major political players left indelible impacts on the development of New York City, within its culture, policy, and political institutions.  Topics include: Racial, Gender and Economic Inequality; Occupy Wall Street; 9/11; Historical Foundations of NYC; The Political Geography of MTA; Party Politics; NYPD Policy, Stop and Frisk; Financial Institutions and their Collapse; Banksy and Graffiti; Culture Jamming; 'Artivism,' Flashmobs, Activist Art, Dance and Performance; Hacking; Broken-Window Theory and the Crown Heights Race Riots.  To be offered Wednesday evenings.  3 credits.  Instructor: Louis Jargow.
 

Internship Experience (3 to 6 credits)
Students sign up using the internship course number appropriate to their major or minor. Students in the Internship Program will complete one 6-credit internship or two 3-credit internship placements. Students in the Humanities program have the option of completing a three-credit internship.

Internship Seminar (part of the Internship Experience)
The Internship Seminar is required of all interns (course hours are subsumed within the contact hours required for an internship). Students will meet regularly to contribute to discussions about internship-related readings, complete internship goals, share experiences with peers, and participate in optional cultural activities. Offered on Tuesday evenings. Instructor: NYC Director. 0 credits.

The ON-LINE COURSES available to ICNYC students for Spring 2015 are listed below:

GBUS 30700, Commercial Law (NLA)
Offered on-line. This course offers an in-depth analysis of the commercial law. Topics include Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Article 2: sales contracts and risk of loss issues; Article 3: negotiable instruments and the holder-in-due- course doctrine. Article 6: bulk transfers; Article 9: secured transactions; bankruptcy; creditor and debtor rules; mortgages; liens; principals and agents; antitrust legislation; special corporation topics, such as LBOs and insider trading; liability of corporate officers and directors; and ethical considerations. Prerequisites: GBUS 20300; junior standing. Previously titled Business Law II (Accounting). A students may not receive credit for both GBUS 30700 and GBUS 20400. 3 credits. Instructor: Gwen Seaquist.

STCM 20100, Political Campaign Imagery (LA)
Offered on-line. This course examines the design of political communication messages, with the focus on imagery. It explores how visual media are incorporated into such messages to influence targeted audiences and how visual strategies have changed in political messages over time. 3 credits. Instructor: Steven Seidman.

TVR 31200, Government and Media (LA)
Offered on-line. Provides an understanding of the policy-making process used to formulate various regulations that govern the media. The role of relevant policy-making bodies, such as Congress, the courts, Federal Communication Commission, and lobby groups are discussed, Specific regulation concerning the First Amendment, obscenity, libel, privacy, copyright, commercial speech, access to information, antitrust,etc., are also examined. A major research paper on a relevant media regulation topic is required. Prerequisites: TVR 12100, TVR 12400, JOUR 11100, or or STCM 10300.

WRTG 34100-01, Travel Writing (HU, LA)
This online nonfiction writing course combines the anlaysis of issues related to travel writing with practice writing in the genre.  Writing several travel stories will help students improve their descriptive and narrative techniques.  Writing assignments may range from memoir pieces to travelogues and destination articles for travel sections of magazines and newspapers.  Regular blog entries are encouraged.  Readings include classic and contemporary travel tales and assorted criticism.

Course is restricted to IC students studying away from the Ithaca campus during Spring 2015.  Students are requested to discuss travel locations with professor prior to registration.  Prerequisites: WRTG 20100, WSRTG 20500 OR WRTG 23200; junior standing.  Waivers will be considered.  Professor Barbara Adams, adams@ithaca.edu