The Urban Core curriculum is an interdisciplinary, honors-level study of the history, literature and urban environments of New York City. Students recieve credit for History of New York City (Honors), Literature of New York City (Honors) and Urban Environments of New York City (Honors).
The Urban Core curriculum examines the different cognitive skills and techniques that historians, artists, writers, and scientists use to capture their particular understanding of New York City. Urban Core courses meet three days each week in the classroom and three days in New York City
The curriculum is project-driven to fully engage students in the content and the learning process. The Urban Core is comparable to Advanced Placement courses in terms of workload and academic rigor.