past and present
Andrew R. Bell
Gian Luca Clementi
Nikhil Pal Singh
Thuy Linh Tu
Our Associate’s Degree Program in Liberal Studies at Wallkill Correctional Facility offers credit-bearing college courses taught in-person by Faculty from across New York University and New York City. Courses include Math, Environmental Science, Creative Writing, Sociology, History, Public Health, Legal Studies, Media Studies, Literature, Art and American Studies.
In addition to working towards a A.A. degree in Liberal Studies, students have the option to participate in ongoing student life programming such as a book club, journalism club, creative writing program, and professional and practice-based workshops.
Featured Course: Sociology of New York City
In Fall 2018, students at Wallkill Correctional Facility took a course on the Sociology of New York City. The course curriculum was designed by Professor Zhandarka Kurti with PEP students in mind; over 80% of our students come from the five boroughs that comprise New York City. The course materials focused on the social, political and economic transformations of New York City from the early 1800’s until the present moment. The class touched on topics relating to industrialization, race and class relations, consumption and labor patterns, migration and gentrification.