Jun 19, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

IDS 140 - LGBTQ History in NYC Travel Seminar


Course Description: This interdisciplinary course will introduce students to LGBTQ history in New York City, the center of the modern gay rights movement.  Students will visit important landmarks in the LGBTQ Civil Rights movement, such as the Stonewall Inn and Christopher Park, discover gay secrets at the world-famous Metropolitan Museum of Art, and learn about artistic freedom of expression during the Harlem Renaissance. In the evening, students may also attend an award-winning Broadway play and hear the stories of witnesses to history. Students will return with an expanded understanding of time and place in history and the diversity of the human experience.  (Three-days, two-nights in New York City)
General Education Elective(s): General Education
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Recognize the contributions of LGBTQ people (people who we would today label as LGBTQ) through civic engagement in all aspects of civic life
  • Evaluate the scope of LGBTQ history, economics and politics in New York City and its influence on both the freedom and limitations of artistic expression (including visual arts, music, literature, performing arts)
  • Analyze and evaluate the modern civil rights movement through the inclusion of LGBTQ activism and history.
  • Synthesize and interpret the impact of time and place on historical events, such as the Harlem Renaissance, Stonewall riots and the gay liberation movement.
  • Explore and describe the intersections of identity and their influence on social activism and the creative arts.
  • Adapt to and manage responsibility in a new environment


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