Photo by Paul Bartholomew.
Schedule & Location
Due to disruptions related to the pandemic, the program will not have a cohort of students in Fall 2021, but will offer two stand-alone classes in the city. Tri-Co students can register for these classes as they would any Tri-Co course. In Spring 2022, the full program – with a cohort of students taking two courses (from a choice of three) and participating in monthly cohort activities in Philadelphia – will resume.
The urban setting of Philadelphia provides a sense of place to enhance the classroom experience, helping students learn first hand how the material in the courses is informed by the environment around them.
- Power and Politics in Philadelphia (POLS H229)
Stephen McGovern, HC
Tuesday 12:00–2:30 p.m. and Friday 12:15-3:00 p.m.*
*Friday is an occasional meeting time for program students only.
- History of Philadelphia Architecture and Urbanism (CITY B207)
Jeffrey Cohen, BMC
Thursday 10:10 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
- Borders and Migration (POLS 031)
Osman Balkan, SC
Wednesday, 12:00–3:00 p.m.
- Narrativity and Hip Hop (ENGL B216)
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, BMC
Tuesday 2:10–5:00 p.m.
- Urban Places, Historical Spaces: Society, Health and Social Justice in Philadelphia (HLTH H211)
Patricia Kelly, HC
Wednesday 10:15–12:45 p.m.
Courses offered in the Tri-Co Philly Program will be held at the Friends Center in Center City. The Friends Center is located at 1501 Cherry Street, at the northwest corner of 15th and Cherry Streets, two blocks north of Suburban Station and City Hall.
Getting to the Friends Center:
Bryn Mawr students will take the Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail to Suburban Station. Swarthmore students will take the Media/Elwyn Regional Rail to Suburban Station. Haverford students will take the Norristown High Speed Line, transfer at the 69th Street Transportation Center to the Market-Frankford Line and exit at the 15th Street/City Hall Station. Train schedules and maps are available on SEPTA’s website.
Travel Costs: Costs for travel to classes will be covered for all students. Travel costs for co- and extracurricular programming will also be covered for students accepted into the Philly Program.