Urban Scholars in Washington Academics
Like all students at CIW, students in the Cornell Urban Scholars in Washington program will choose between two core courses:
- Studies in Public Policy and Studies in the American Experience. These core courses give you the chance to take advantage of the rich research resources of the Washington area as you learn how to do original research on a topic of your choosing.
In addition, students in the Cornell Urban Scholars in Washington program have exclusive access to
a four credit course taught by Professor Hazel Edwards:
Social Justice and Urban Issues:
The Case of Washington DC and its Environs
The required course explores:
These concepts will be integrated with community‐based learning pedagogy. A community‐based project provides students with opportunities for self‐reflection, community involvement and hands‐on research in the classroom. Washington, D.C. and its environs will be the focus of class discussions and exercises.
- the relationship between the urban setting and the culture and identity of its inhabitants. Of particular interest is the health of a community and the quality of life of the residents.
- the characteristics of society and culture as well as the built environment.
- the context of social, economic, political, and other issues that contribute to barriers or opportunities for urban life in the United States.
Course Descriptions - Spring 2013
Course Schedule - Spring 2013
Urban Scholars in Washington Semester Info
Urban Scholars Program Internships