For four weeks in June CCNY Professor Campbell Dalglish and I will teach a course called “Stories of Immigration” at The City College of New York. This is a collaboration with the National Park Service at Ellis Island and will give students a chance to visit the island, learn from the archivists and create stories of their own in any format for any platform.
When we talk about stories of immigration, many forget that food, culture, fashion, sports, politics, personal stories and more define the immigration experience. We hope students will discover unique stories that go beyond what we usually hear about immigration.
We have a few places left for students from any college, or those who just want to take the course. It runs Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The course begins June 6, 2016.
It is a production class, so students can use much of the time to report, write, edit and produce stories. We encourage students to create stories for video, print, or posts for digital, audio for radio or podcasts and photography.
If you have any questions please let me know. You can register here: https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/oam/Portal_Login1.html
The course number for undergrads is MCA 31101 and for grad students it is B9803.