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Curriculum

Each graduate student works closely with a faculty adviser to design a curriculum that integrates course work throughout the University with the Gallatin graduate core courses and individualized project options.

The MA program begins with the proseminar, a graduate core course that is taken in the first or second semester of enrollment, depending on the availability of the proseminar of the student’s choice. The majority of the curriculum will then consist of course work taken at the various NYU graduate schools and can also include options such as Gallatin elective courses, independent study, tutorials, internships and private lessons.

The graduate program culminates with the MA thesis.  Students begin the thesis process by writing the thesis proposal in the Thesis Proposal Seminar, usually taken in the second semester of full-time study, or after completing 12 units.  Students then continue working on the thesis in Master's Thesis I (taken in the third semester of full-time study) and Master's Thesis II (taken in the fourth semester of full-time study), independent studies overseen by the adviser.

faculty at MA convocation

 

 

Gallatin Graduate Courses Fall 2014

For a complete list of Gallatin courses, please be sure to consult the Courses area of the Gallatin website and the course listings on Albert.

Course # Title Instructor Day Time Units
CORE-GG2025 Proseminar: Theory and Methods in the Social Sciences: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Stephen Duncombe Tue 6:20PM–9:00PM 4.0
CORE-GG2026 Proseminar: Theory and Methods in the Humanities: Traditions of Interpretation Andrew Romig Mon 6:20PM–9:00PM 4.0
CORE-GG2027 Proseminar: Theory and Methods in the Arts: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Meleko Mokgosi Thu 6:20PM–9:00PM 4.0
CORE-GG2335 Master's Thesis and Defense Karen Hornick Thu 6:20PM–8:00PM 3.0
Pass/fail only. Course meets one time only on Thursday, September 4. To register, please contact studentservices.gallatin@nyu.edu.
CORE-GG2401 Thesis Proposal Seminar Rosalind Fredericks Tue 6:20PM–7:35PM 2.0
Pass/fail only. The 2-unit course is taken after the student has completed a Proseminar and generally during the second semester of full-time study, or after completing 12 credits. Section 1 is for students who intend to complete a thesis in the arts and humanities; section II is for students in the social sciences. Please note that, throughout the semester, both sections of this course will occasionally meet together at the regular class time; this includes the first day of classes, Tuesday, September 2nd.
CORE-GG2401 Thesis Proposal Seminar Karen Hornick Tue 6:20PM–7:35PM 2.0
Pass/fail only. The 2-unit course is taken after the student has completed a Proseminar and generally during the second semester of full-time study, or after completing 12 credits. Section 1 is for students who intend to complete a thesis in the arts and humanities; section II is for students in the social sciences. Please note that, throughout the semester, both sections of this course will occasionally meet together at the regular class time; this includes the first day of classes, Tuesday, September 2nd.
CORE-GG2402 Master's Thesis I Mon 6:20PM–8:20PM 2.0
Pass/Fail only. Prerequisite: CORE-GG 2401. Please note there are two components to this course: an independent study section with hours to be arranged between the student and faculty adviser and a workshop that meets four times during the course of the semester. To register, submit the Master’s Thesis I Registration form, available on the Gallatin website. Once the adviser has approved the student’s form, Gallatin Student Services will send the permission number required to register for the independent study section. After registering for an independent study section, students will be prompted to select one of the workshop sections (CORE-GG 2401 001 or CORE-GG 2401 002). Section I of the workshop (CORE-GG 2401 001) meets four times: Sept. 8, Sept. 22, Oct. 20, and Nov. 10; section II of the workshop (CORE-GG 2401 002) meets four times: Sept. 15, Sept. 29, Oct. 27, and Nov. 17.
CORE-GG2402 Master's Thesis I Mon 6:20PM–8:20PM 2.0
Pass/Fail only. Prerequisite: CORE-GG 2401. Please note there are two components to this course: an independent study section with hours to be arranged between the student and faculty adviser and a workshop that meets four times during the course of the semester. To register, submit the Master’s Thesis I Registration form, available on the Gallatin website. Once the adviser has approved the student’s form, Gallatin Student Services will send the permission number required to register for the independent study section. After registering for an independent study section, students will be prompted to select one of the workshop sections (CORE-GG 2401 001 or CORE-GG 2401 002). Section I of the workshop (CORE-GG 2401 001) meets four times: Sept. 8, Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 10; section II of the workshop (CORE-GG 2401 002) meets four times: Sept. 15, Sept. 29, Oct. 27, and Nov. 17.
CORE-GG2999 Thesis Advisement 1.0
To register, please contact studentservices.gallatin@nyu.edu.
ELEC-GG2544 Fiction Inside Out Meera Nair Thu 6:20PM–9:00PM 4.0
Open to advanced undergraduates with permission of the instructor (meerav3@gmail.com).
ELEC-GG2546 Writing Fiction in the Digital Age Lara Vapnyar Wed 6:20PM–9:00PM 4.0
Open to advanced undergraduates with permission of the instructor (Vapnyar@hotmail.com).
ELEC-GG2710 Theorizing Practices: Underground Archives Jack Tchen Mon 4:55PM–7:35PM 4.0
Same as AMST-GA 2304 001. Open to advanced undergraduates with permission of the instructor (jack.tchen@nyu.edu).
ELEC-GG2718 Community: Approaches to the Concept David Moore Wed 6:20PM–9:00PM 4.0
Open to advanced undergraduates with permission of the instructor (david.moore@nyu.edu).
ELEC-GG2830 Thinking with Tragedy: Ancient Genres and Their Influences Laura Slatkin Susanne Wofford Wed 5:00PM–7:30PM 4.0
Same as COLIT-GA 2821 and POET-GA 2001. Open to advanced undergraduates with permission of the instructor (laura.slatkin@nyu.edu).
 

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A.B. Huber

A.B. Huber

A. B. Huber's teaching and research interests include critical theory, aesthetics and politics, and the literature and visual culture of …
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Rosalind Fredericks

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