In the heart of the nation’s media capital, the School of Communications’ offers the New York City Experience, an exciting program that will focus on the world’s great religions, their beliefs and practices, their relationships to new and traditional media, and how they interact with aspects of popular culture. We will visit religious sites (e.g. temples, mosques, cathedrals, etc.) and talk with religious leaders in our pursuit to deepen our understanding of different faiths and how the media can both shape and reflect societal views of religions. Additionally, the NYC Experience will expose you to the fascinating field of Persuasion. Using NYC as a rich source from which to examine and explore the role of persuasion in society, you will learn principles and theories that will allow you to become a more critical consumer and creator of persuasive messages. Students will also have the opportunity to attend at least one Broadway play, a trip to the famous Apollo Theater for Amateur Night, museums, a trip to the Sacred Grove, and many other activities in the City of Lights.