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The Art of Travel

Semester and Year SP 2018
Course Number TRAVL-UG1200
Section 001
Instructor Steve Hutkins
Units 2
Level U


Permission of the instructor required ( Please note there are enrollment restrictions at some NYU Global sites. Students should contact an NYU Global study away advisor for more information about these restrictions.


This online course provides an opportunity for students studying abroad to reflect, analytically and creatively, on their travel experiences. We examine the art created by travelers—travel literature, photography, paintings—and consider how traveling can itself be viewed as an art, with its own conventions, styles, traditions, and opportunities for innovation. All of the course activities are conducted on the class website: students blog about their responses to the readings and their own travels, post photos, and comment on each other’s posts. Enrollment is limited to students studying at one of NYU’s study abroad sites. Reading assignments include Alain de Botton’s  The Art of Travel  as well as books relevant to the city and country of each study-abroad site. For more information, visit the course website:


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Course Type

Travel Courses (TRAVL-UG)