Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

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      Learning Outcomes


      Poetry Abroad Summer Program

      Guttman is proud to be among the only community colleges to offer the Poetry Abroad Summer Program. This remarkable opportunity pairs Liberal Arts students with faculty in preparation for typically week-long summer school sessions at prestigious universities overseas. Under the guidance of your faculty mentors, you’ll design and begin a significant research project before you travel and complete it at the summer school destination. Upon your return, you present your accomplishments to the Guttman community.

      The inaugural Guttman Poetry Abroad cohort was accepted to the T. S. Eliot International Summer School at the University of London’s Institute of English Studies. During Spring I, the two students worked closely with their faculty mentor, Dr. Ria Banerjee, to develop their knowledge of modernist poetry and identify research questions. In July 2019, they traveled to London, UK, to attend the Summer School. Back in New York City, the students shared their work and experiences at a campus-wide event.

      Emerson College Summer Study Abroad Program

      The Emerson College Summer Study Abroad programs are designed specifically with students of color, HBCUs and minority-serving institutions in mind. It is an all-expense paid program and an academic credit-bearing program, and you’ll receive an Emerson College transcript upon completion. Emerson College’s Global Pathways program includes 25 programs, including the James Baldwin Writers’ Colony.

      The James Baldwin Writers’ Colony (the Netherlands and Paris)

      Write, workshop and revise short works of creative fiction and nonfiction; write responsively to the African American expatriate literary tradition (and your own experience in a European setting).

      This in-residence writers’ colony is based on Emerson’s Netherlands campus (a facility and operation under the direction of Dr. Tony Pinder, Emerson Provost). Kasteel Well, a national historic monument dating from the 14th century, is a double-moated castle surrounded by a park and provides an ideal setting for educational programs where comfort and quiet are the necessary ingredients for learning. In addition to room/board at Kasteel Well, the program includes excursions to Paris and Amsterdam, where you will engage with Black writers and other creatives currently living in Europe and have access to the world of contemporary black arts and culture in the region. Professor Kim McLarin and Professor Nuvoyo Tshuma (Department of Writing Literature & Publishing) are esteemed Emerson professors who co-teach the month-long program.


      Transfer Opportunities

      Liberal Arts Advisory Board