Develop your voice by using your unique perspective to explore and write about youth culture and the coming-of-age experience.

Develop journalistic techniques to write yourself as the focal point of a story and use your understanding of your own identity to explore the universal experience of coming of age.

Consider what it means to have an identity and how one can explore one’s own identity from a journalistic perspective. What makes your identity unique and how are we different from one another? What makes us similar and how do we affiliate with one another in common identities?

In this course, students will explore both facets of identity, developing their personal writing styles and journalistic voices as they reflect upon themselves and their place in the world. The exploration and writing will then broaden to deeply consider how the concept of identity shapes communities, cultures and the human experience.

Site Visits:

Day trips will vary based on the instructors. Previous courses have visited:

Baruch College, the Journalism Project
New York City neighborhoods and art centers
NYC cultural events

Guest Speakers and Lecturers:

Speakers and lecturers will vary with the instructors and terms. Previous speakers include:

Aja Monet, poet
Marisa Siegel, Owner/Editor-in-Chief, The Rumpus
Kevin Nguyen, contributor, GQ
Facilitators from Urban Word, a non-profit leader in the youth literary arts movement

Please note: This information is subject to change at any time at the discretion of course leaders.

Cost and Session Information

  • PRICE $5,150.00* ($5,750* for residential students)
    Term 3: July 07 - July 19
    Term 4: July 21 - August 02
  • TYPE Intensive
  • LOCATION New York City

*Listed program costs do not include course-specific lab and materials fees. Learn more on our website.

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