Sophomore year

During your second year at the Experiential Academy, the focus shifts outward towards the larger community. We'll explore the characteristics of vibrant, sustainable cities and suburbs, using New York City and its surrounding areas as our classroom.

Fall Semester                                                   

Explore NYC

Since Molloy is located right next door to the greatest city on the planet, it makes sense to use New York as an object of exploration and investigation. To launch your second year, you'll be focusing on the history, art, architecture, and social issues of New York with eight full weeks of class spent visiting some of the most important sites and museums in the city. Your culminating project this semester will be to create a multimedia guide to a section of the city of your choice. 

Fridays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 1-5 p.m. at Molloy and in NYC

  • HIS 2540: The History of New York (3 crs)
  • SOC 2110: Social Problems (3 crs)
  • COM 2130: Intercultural Communication (3 crs)
  • COR 3640: Gotham: The New York Experience (4 crs, Hazlitt & Russo)   
  • Gotham: The New York Experience (COR, 4 crs)         
  • + 3 credits in Modern languages *

Spring Semester


Grounded in the Dominican tradition, we believe that true education should be transformative in nature. This semester, you're going to be working as part of a team to assess a significant problem in your own local community and create an action plan to help solve that problem. To get a hands-on understanding of this problem, you'll be doing community-based research as part of your normal course-load, which means that you'll be learning at the same time you're serving those in need. 

Fridays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 1-5 p.m. at Molloy + community-based learning

  • ETH 2540: Ethics, Justice and Society (3 crs, Murynec)
  • MAT 1150: Elementary Statistics  (3 crs, TBA)
  • ENV 1010: Introduction to Env. Issues  (3 crs)
  • SOC 2450: Cities and Suburbs (3 crs)            
  • + 3-4 LAS credits *

Contact Us

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Of course, feel free to Contact Us.

Dr. Michael S. Russo
1000 Hempstead Avenue Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002