Online Courses in NYC History

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GothamEd presents online courses in New York City history, designed to serve a range of backgrounds and purposes — from those who are generally interested and looking for a compact introduction, to avid buffs in search of a much deeper dive.

The program offers courses for adults in a mixture of private lectures with discussion and more intimate, traditional semiweekly classes, exploring topics large and small. Varying in length, with multiple days and times to choose from, and conducted on a digital platform year-round, it is customized to be inclusive, accommodating the schedules of working and retired persons, near and far. The courses are non-credit-bearing, and so less demanding than normal academic coursework, but provide the same opportunity for deep, interactive learning with experts and leading scholars, on a more flexible, affordable basis.

Adult Online Courses in New York City History

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Gotham Center

GothamEd is a project of the Gotham Center, which for more than twenty years has served the leading academic institution of New York City history, dedicated to advancing both scholarly and public understanding of its rich and living past. It is also supported by the Office of Academic Initiative and Strategic Innovation at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

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