Registration Status: This course is no longer being offered

Session Dates: June 04, 2018 - July 16, 2018

Learn more about how your neighborhood has grown over time.

Spatial Variations: NYC, A Model of Change
NYC architectural history - The City Transformed: Part II class nyc

Queens Borough Historian, Jack Eichenbaum, PhD, leads students on an exploration of the factors that contribute to this dynamic city’s politics, infrastructure, and demographics.

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Instructor(s): Jack Eichenbaum

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.