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Liberal Arts Foundation

To fulfill the liberal arts foundation, students may take courses in several departments and programs of the University, as well as in Gallatin. To see the list of Gallatin interdisciplinary seminars being offered this term that may be counted toward the liberal arts foundation, please visit Gallatin’s course listing page.

Below is a list of NYU departments and courses that have been programmed to satisfy an area of the liberal arts foundation.

HUMANITIES

Departments and Programs
  • Africana Studies, SCA-UA 101-199
  • American Studies, SCA-UA 201-299
  • Art History, ARTH-UA (all courses with the exception of Shaping the Urban Environment, ARTH-UA 661, which fulfills the social science requirement)
  • Asian/Pacific/American Studies, SCA-UA 301-399
  • Classics, CLASS-UA
  • Comparative Literature, COLIT-UA
  • Dramatic Literature, DRLIT-UA
  • East Asian Studies, EAST-UA
  • English, ENGL-UA
  • European & Mediterranean Studies, EURO-UA
  • French, FREN-UA
  • German, GERM-UA
  • Hebrew Language and Literature, HBRJD-UA
  • Hellenic Studies, HEL-UA
  • History, HIST-UA
  • Irish Studies, IRISH-UA
  • Italian, ITAL-UA
  • Medieval & Renaissance Studies, MEDI-UA
  • Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, MEIS-UA (all courses with the exception of International Politics of the Middle East, MEIS-UA 752, which fulfills the social science requirement)
  • Music, MUSIC-UA (all courses with the exception of Anthropology of Music, MUSIC-UA 153, which is a topics course and does not fulfill any area of the liberal arts requirement)
  • Philosophy, PHIL-UA (all courses with the exception of Logic, PHIL-UA 70, which fulfills the science requirement)
  • Religious Studies, RELST-UA (all courses with the exception of Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion, RELST-UA 1, which fulfills the social science requirement)
  • Russian and Slavic Studies, RUSSN-UA
  • Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature, SPAN-UA
  • Morse Academic Plan, MAP-UA;400–499, 700-799
Select Courses (in addition to the departments listed above)
  • Ethics & The Environment, ENVST-UA 400
  • Environmental History of The Early Modern World, ENVST-UA 415
  • Environmental History of New York City, ENVST-UA 420
  • Education & The Environment, ENVST-UA 430
  • Food, Animals & The Environment, ENVST-UA 440
  • Climate and Society, ENVST-UA 470
  • Readings in Contemporary Literary Theory: Ecocriticism, ENVST-UA 510

  •  American Sign Language, ASL-UE 91
  • Art of Now, ARTCR-UE 55

  • American Cinema: 1960 to Present, CINE-UT 51

Departments and Programs
  • Arabic Language, ARABL-AD
  • History , HIST-AD
  • Mandarin Chinese Language, CHINL-AD
  • Philosophy, PHIL-AD
Select Courses (in addition to the departments listed above)
  • Literary Interpretation, LITCW-AD 100
  • Critical Theories and Methods of Literary Studies, LITCW-AD 101
  • Foundations of Literature I: Epic and Drama, LITCW-AD 103
  • Foundations of Literature II: Lyric Poetry and the Novel, LITCW-AD 104
  • Humanism, LITCW-AD 106
  • Classical Literature and Its Global Reception, LITCW-AD 111
  • Colonial & Postcolonial Literature, LITCW-AD 112
  • European Literary Traditions, LITCW-AD 113
  • Global Women Writing, LITCW-AD 114
  • History and Theory of the Novel, LITCW-AD 115
  • History of Drama and Theater, LITCW-AD 116
  • History, Politics, and Literature, LITCW-AD 117
  • Literary Translation, LITCW-AD 118
  • Literatures of the Americas, LITCW-AD 119
  • Magic Realism, LITCW-AD 120
  • Classic Arabic Literatures, LITCW-AD 121
  • Comparative Poetic Traditions, LITCW-AD 122
  • Regional Literatures and Cultures, LITCW-AD 123
  • The U.S. Novel after 1940 as a Global Form, LITCW-AD 124
  • Tales of Love and Death, LITCW-AD 126
  • Classic American Literature, LITCW-AD 127
  • World Literature, LITCW-AD 129
  • Tales that Travel: Storytelling and Storytellers in Eurasia, 10th-16th c., LITCW-AD 133
  • Introduction to Western Music Theory, MUSIC-AD 105
  • Regional Music of The Middle East, MUSIC-AD 111
  • Topics in Western Classical Music, MUSIC-AD 112
  • Intermediate Western Music Theory, MUSIC-AD 205
  • Global Music Analysis, MUSIC-AD 206
  • Bhangra, Bollywood and Beyond, MUSIC-AD 230
  • The Black Diaspora, MUSIC-AD 231
  • Improvisation in a Cross-Cultural Context, MUSIC-AD 232
  • Music History Fundamentals, MUSIC-AD 233
  • Music in and of the City: Abu Dhabi, MUSIC-AD 234
  • In Search of a New Theater: Theatrical Modernism, THEAT-AD 130
  • Modern Drama: Realism and Naturalism, THEAT-AD 131
  • Roots of Global Performance, THEAT-AD 132
  • Theater in Ancient Greece, THEAT-AD 133
  • Theater in the Arab World, THEAT-AD 134
  • Theater in Asia, THEAT-AD 135
  • Theaters of the Black Atlantic, THEAT-AD 136
  • Topics in Performance Studies, THEAT-AD 137
  • Introduction to Visual Culture, VISAR-AD 103
  • Approaches to Islamic Art and Architecture, VISAR-AD 150
  • Design and Ornament in Islamic Art, VISAR-AD 151
  • Orientalist Art, VISAR-AD 152
  • Global Art: Modern and Contemporary Contexts, VISAR-AD 153
  • History of Western Art from Antiquity to the End of the Middle Ages, VISAR-AD 154
  • The Exhibition Industry, VISAR-AD 155
  • Topics in East Asian Art, VISAR-AD 156
  • Topics in South and Southeast Asian Art, VISAR-AD 157
  • Topics in the Art of the Indian Subcontinent, VISAR-AD 158
  • Architecture in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, VISAR-AD 159
  • Epic Architecture, VISAR-AD 160
  • Topics in Architecture and the Urban Environment from Antiquity to the Present, VISAR-AD 161
  • History of Western Art from the Renaissance to the Modern Period, VISAR-AD 162
  • Landscape, Architecture, Art, and the Making of the Mughal Empire 1525-1700, VISAR-AD 165
  • Foundations of Art History I, VISAR-AD 166
  • Modern Art of the Arab World, VISAR-AD 171
  • Foundations of Art History II, VISAR-AD 176

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Departments and Programs
  • Animal Studies, ANST-UA
  • Anthropology, ANTH-UA (all courses with the exception of Human Evolution, ANTH-UA 2, which fulfills the math/science requirement)
  • Child/Adolescent Mental Health, CAMS-UA
  • Economics, ECON-UA (all courses with the exception of Statistics, ECON 18, which fulfills the math/science requirement)
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies, SCA 401-499
  • International Relations, INTRL-UA
  • Law and Society, LWSOC-UA
  • Linguistics, LING-UA
  • Metropolitan Studies, SCA-UA 601-699
  • Politics, POL-UA (all courses with the exception of Quantitative Methods in Political Science, POL-UA 800, which fulfills the math/science requirement)
  • Psychology, PSYCH-UA (all courses with the exception of Statistical Reasoning for the Behavioral Sciences (PSYCH-UA 9), Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (PSYCH-UA 10), and Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience (PSYCH-UA 25), which fulfill the math/science requirement)
  • Sociology, SOC-UA
  • Morse Academic Plan, MAP-UA 600–699
Select Courses (in addition to the departments listed above)
  • Shaping the Urban Environment, ARTH-UA 661
  • Climate Change and Environmental Justice, ENVST-UA 405
  • Economics & The Environment, ENVST-UA 410
  • European Environmental Policy, ENVST-UA 460
  • Urban Political Ecology, ENVST-UA 490
  • Journalism & Society: Covering The Earth, ENVST-UA 503
  • Animals and Society, ENVST-UA 610
  • Animals and Public Policy, ENVST-UA 630
  • International Politics of the Middle East, MEIS-UA 752
  • Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion, RELST-UA 1

Select Courses
  • Intro to Communicative Science and Disorders (CSCD-UE 17)
  • Art and City: A Sociological Perspective (LIBAR-UE 201, SOED-UE 1030)
  • Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan (LIBAR-UE 633, APSY-UE1271)
  • Education and the American Dream (LIBAR-UE 552, HSED-UE 610)
  • History of Communication (LIBAR-UE 592, MCC-UE 3)
  • History of the Professions in the United States (LIBAR-UE 553, HSED-UE 1010)
  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the New Immigration (LIBAR-UE 531, INTE-UE1545)
  • Introduction to Education (LIBAR-UE 554, HSED-UE 1005)
  • Introduction to Human Communications & Culture (LIBAR-UE 593,MCC-UE 5)
  • Introduction to Media Studies (LIBAR-UE 591, MCC-UE 1)
  • Introduction to Personality Theories (LIBAR-UE 632, APSY-UE19)
  • Power, Resistance Identity: American Social Movements (LIBAR-UE 202, SOED-UE 20)
  • Survey of Developmental Psychology (LIBAR-UE 631, APSY-UE 10)

Departments and Programs
  • Political Science , POLSC-AD 
  • Psychology, PSYCH-AD
  • Social Research & Public Policy , SRPP-AD
Select Courses (in addition to the departments listed above)
  • Principles of Microeconomics, ECON-AD 101
  • Principles of Macroeconomics, ECON-AD 102
  • International Economics, ECON-AD 103
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics, ECON-AD 104
  • Intermediate Microeconomics, ECON-AD 105
  • Understanding the Financial Crisis, ECON-AD 106
  • Introduction to Econometrics, ECON-AD 210
  • Energy, Development, and International Politics, ECON-AD 212
  • Economic Development and Urbanization in Africa, ECON-AD 213
  • Development Economics, ECON-AD 300
  • Development and Public Policy, ECON-AD 301
  • Foundations of Financial Markets, ECON-AD 302
  • Behavioral Economics, ECON-AD 304
  • Advanced Microeconomics, ECON-AD 305
  • Advanced Macroeconomics, ECON-AD 306
  • Cooperative Games and Applications, ECON-AD 313
  • Environmental Economics and Energy Policy, ECON-AD 320
  • Public Economics, ECON-AD 322
  • Urban Economics, ECON-AD 323
  • Collective Welfare and Distributive Justice, ECON-AD 324

MATH OR SCIENCE

Departments and Programs
  • Biology, BIOL-UA
  • Chemistry, CHEM-UA
  • Computer Science, CSCI-UA
  • Environmental Studies, ENVST-UA 1-399 (Beginning Spring 2013, courses at the 400-level or above do not fulfill the science requirement with the exception of History of Ecology and Environmentalism [ENVST-UA 425])
  • Mathematics, MATH-UA
  • Neural Science, NEURL-UA
  • Physics, PHYS-UA
  • Morse Academic Plan, MAP-UA 100–399
Select Courses (in addition to the departments listed above)
  • Human Evolution, ANTH-UA 2
  • Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience, PSYCH-UA 25
  • Logic, PHIL-UA 70
  • Quantitative Methods in Political Science, POL-UA 800
  • Statistics, ECON-UA 18
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, PSYCH-UA 10
  • Statistical Reasoning for the Behavioral Sciences, PSYCH-UA 9

Select Courses
  • Statistical Mysteries and How to Solve Them, APSTA-UE 10
  • Introduction to Human Physiology, NUTR-UE 1068
  • Principles of Anatomy, OT-UE 1001

  • Introduction to Computational Media, OART-UT 20

Departments and Programs
  • Biology, BIOL-AD 
  • Chemistry , CHEM-AD 
  • Computer Science, CS-AD 
  • Mathematics, MATH-AD 
  • Physics , PHYS-AD

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