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Foundation Requirement Courses

  • Below are all of the (non-Gallatin) courses throughout NYU that have been reviewed by Gallatin faculty to fulfill the liberal arts and historical and cultural requirements. This list will be updated as more courses are reviewed and approved. Please note that course numbers and titles may change.
  • To search for Gallatin courses that fulfill the liberal arts and historical and cultural requirements, go to the Gallatin Courses page. Please note that the following do not fulfill any areas of the liberal arts and historical and cultural requirements: advanced writing courses (WRTNG-UG); arts workshops (ARTS-UG); community learning courses (CLI-UG); practicums (PRACT-UG); first-year program courses, including first-year interdisciplinary seminars and first-year writing and research seminars (FIRST-UG); and individualized projects including independent studies, tutorials, etc. (INDIV-UG).
  • Most courses on the list below were offered in prior semesters and may or may not be offered in a future semester. Students should consult the Albert Course Search to see when these courses are offered.
  • Special Topics courses may in some cases satisfy Gallatin's historical and cultural foundation requirement, but must be considered on a case-by-case basis.To request the review of a Special Topics course, students should complete a Foundation Requirement: Request to Review Course form.
  • To request that a new course be reviewed to fulfill one of the liberal arts or historical and cultural requirements, students should complete a Foundation Requirement: Request to Review Course Form.
     

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School Department Course # Title Lib Arts Hist & Cult
CAS Advanced Honors Seminars AHSEM-UA 147 The 14th Century -- When Europe Was Transformed PREMOD
CAS Animal Studies ANST-UA All ANST-UA courses SOC
CAS Anthropology ANTH-UA All ANTH-UA (see note for exceptions) SOC
Notes Liberal Arts exception: All ANTH-UA courses fulfill social science with the exception of Human Evolution, ANTH-UA 2, which fulfills the math/science requirement. Historical/Cultural requirement: Some ANTH-UA courses may fulfill one of the historical or cultural requirements.
CAS Anthropology ANTH-UA 104 Anthropology of Southasia SOC
GLOBAL
CAS Anthropology ANTH-UA 18 Slavery in Anthropological Perspective: Africa and the Ancient World  SOC
PREMOD
or GLOBAL
CAS Anthropology ANTH-UA 2 Human Evolution MATH/SCI
CAS Anthropology ANTH-UA 20 African Literature SOC
GLOBAL
CAS Anthropology ANTH-UA 212 Prehistoric Art & Symbolic Evolution  SOC
PREMOD
CAS Anthropology ANTH-UA 219 Surveys of Regional Prehistory II: Prehistoric Europe to the End of the Ice Age SOC
PREMOD
CAS Anthropology ANTH-UA 3 Archaeology: Early Societies & Culture SOC
PREMOD
CAS Anthropology ANTH-UA 331  Human Rights and Culture SOC
GLOBAL
CAS Anthropology ANTH-UA 351 Belief and Social Life in China  SOC
GLOBAL
CAS Anthropology ANTH-UA 48 Cultural Symbols  SOC
GLOBAL
CAS Anthropology ANTH-UA 50 Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution SOC
PREMOD
CAS Anthropology ANTH-UA 9038 Indigenous Australian Art: An Analytical and Cultural Survey SOC
GLOBAL
CAS Anthropology ANTH-UA 9101 Society, Culture and Modernization in Ghana SOC
GLOBAL
Steinhardt Applied Statistics in Social Research APSTA-UE 10 Statistical Mysteries and How to Solve Them MATH/SCI
Steinhardt Applied Psychology APSY-UE 10 Survey of Developmental Psychology SOC
Steinhardt Applied Psychology APSY-UE 1038 Abnormal Psychology SOC
Steinhardt Applied Psychology APSY-UE 1050 The Cultures of Psychology SOC
Steinhardt Applied Psychology APSY-UE 1271 Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan SOC
Steinhardt Applied Psychology APSY-UE 13 Social Psychology SOC
Steinhardt Applied Psychology APSY-UE 19 Introduction to Personality Theories SOC
Steinhardt Applied Psychology APSY-UE 2  Introduction to Psychology and Its Principles SOC
Abu Dhabi Arabic Language ARABL-AD All ARABL-AD courses fulfill the humanities requirement HUM
Steinhardt Art Theory & Critical Studies ARTCR-UE 55 Art of Now HUM
Steinhardt Art Theory & Critical Studies ARTCR-UE 9077 Contemporary Art and New Media in China GLOBAL
CAS Art History ARTH-UA All ARTH-UA (see note for exceptions) HUM
Notes Liberal Arts exception: All ARTH-UA courses fulfill humanities, with the exception of Shaping the Urban Environment ARTH-UA 661, which fulfills the social science requirement. Historical/Cultural requirement: Some ARTH-UA courses may fulfill one of the historical or cultural requirements.
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 1 History of Western Art I  HUM
PREMOD
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 101 Birth of Greek Art: Bronze Age - Geometric HUM
PREMOD
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 102 Archaic & Classical Art: Greek to Etruscan HUM
PREMOD
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 103 Hellenistic & Roman Art  HUM
PREMOD
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 104 Greek Architecture  HUM
PREMOD
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 105 Roman Architecture  HUM
PREMOD
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 110 Ancient Egyptian Art HUM
PREMOD
or GLOBAL
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 150 Topics: Ancient Art: The Parthenon and Its Reception HUM
PREMOD
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 2 History of Western Art II HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 201 Art of Early Middle Ages HUM
PREMOD
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 202 Romanesque Art HUM
PREMOD
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 203 Gothic Art in North Eur  HUM
PREMOD
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 204 Art and Architecture in The Age of Giotto  HUM
PREMOD
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 205 Medieval Architecture HUM
PREMOD
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 301 European Architecture of the Renaissance HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 302 Architecture & Urbanism in the Age of the Baroque HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 303 Northern Renaissance Art, 1400-1530 HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 304 16th Century Art North of The Alps  HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 305 Italian Renaissance Sculpture  HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 306 Early Masters of Italian Renaissance Painting HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 307 Age of Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo  HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 308 Golden Age Venetian Painting  HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 309 Italian Art in the Age of the Baroque HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 313 French Art: Renaissance to Rococo HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 315 Art in Spain from El Greco to Goya  HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 350 Sp Tpcs Renaissance & Baroque Art: The “Golden Age” in Spain, Mexico, and Peru (ca. 1575 – 1700) HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 4 Medieval Art HUM
PREMOD
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 5 Renaissance Art HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 510 East Asian Art I: China, Korea, Japan to 1000 Ce HUM
PREMOD
or GLOBAL
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 511 East Asian Art II: China, Korea, Japan, 1000ce-Pr HUM
EARLY
or GLOBAL
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 512 Arts of China  HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 513 Intro to Chinese Painting HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 514 Chinese Landscape Painting  HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 520 Arts of Japan  HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 530 South Asian Art I: Indus Valley to 1200 HUM
PREMOD
or GLOBAL
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 531 South Asian Art II: 1200 to The Present  HUM
EARLY
or GLOBAL
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 540 Art in Islamic World I: from Prophet to Mongols HUM
PREMOD
or GLOBAL
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 541 Art in The Islamic World II: Mongols to Modernism HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 550 Special Topics in Non-Western Art HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 560 Arts of Africa HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 570 North American Indian Arts HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 661 Shaping the Urban Environment SOC
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 9005 Renaissance Art HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 9011 British Art in London HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 9150 Special Topics Ancient Art HUM
PREMOD
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 9250 Topics: Medieval Art: The Glory of Medieval France HUM
PREMOD
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 9300 Renaissance Art HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 9301 European Architecture of the Renaissance HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 9306 Early Masters of Italian Renaissance Painting HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 9307 Age of Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo  HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 9308 Florentine Villas: interp Based on Hist & Soc Fact HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 9350 Renaissance Art in London HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 9411 Neoclassicism to Realism HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 9412 Shakespeare & The Elizabethian Stage HUM
EARLY
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 9660 History of Czech Architecture HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 9661 Art in Czech Lands HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 9662 Czech Art and Architecture   HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Art History ARTH-UA 98 Art in The Islamic World HUM
GLOBAL
Steinhardt American Sign Language ASL-UE 91  American Sign Language HUM
Abu Dhabi Biology BIOL-AD All BIOL-AD courses fulfill the math/science requirement MATH/SCI
CAS Biology BIOL-UA All BIOL-UA courses MATH/SCI
CAS Child/Adolescent Mental Health CAMS-UA All CAMS-UA courses (see note for exceptions) SOC
Notes Liberal Arts exception: All CAMS-UA courses fulfill a social science, with the exception of Child Brain Devel: App Frm Neurosci to Practice CAMS-UA 141, which fulfills the math/science requirement.
CAS Child/Adolescent Mental Health CAMS-UA 141 Child Brain Devel: App Frm Neurosci to Practice MATH/SCI
Notes Effective Fall 2015, CAMS-UA 141 fulfills MATH/SCI.
Abu Dhabi Chemistry CHEM-AD All CHEM-UA courses fulfill the math/science requirement MATH/SCI
CAS Chemistry CHEM-UA All CHEM-AD courses MATH/SCI
Abu Dhabi Mandarin Chinese Language CHINL-AD All CHINL-AD courses fulfill the humanities requirement HUM
Tisch Cinema Studies CINE-UT 134 Korean Cinema GLOBAL
Tisch Cinema Studies CINE-UT 51 American Cinema: 1960 to Present HUM
CAS Classics CLASS-UA All CLASS-UA courses (see note for exceptions) HUM
PREMOD
Notes Pre-Modern exception: All CLASS-UA COURSES  except  language courses fulfill the Pre-Modern requirment.
CAS Comparative Literature COLIT-UA All COLIT-UG courses (see note below) HUM
Notes Historical/Cultural requirement: Some COLIT-UA courses may fulfill one of the historical or cultural requirements.
CAS Comparative Literature COLIT-UA 162 Reading & Representation in Early Modern Europe HUM
EARLY
CAS Comparative Literature COLIT-UA 104 Evolution of Lit Arch: The ILIad & its Legacies in Drama  HUM
PREMOD
CAS Comparative Literature COLIT-UA 106 The Epic Poem from Homer to Milton HUM
PREMOD
or EARLY
CAS Comparative Literature COLIT-UA 160 Classical Literature & Philosophy: Gender and Genre  HUM
PREMOD
CAS Comparative Literature COLIT-UA 175 Topics in 18th Century Literature: Enlightenment Evil HUM
EARLY
CAS Comparative Literature COLIT-UA 270 Dante's Divine Comedy HUM
PREMOD
CAS Comparative Literature COLIT-UA 425 Classics in Middle Ages & the Renaissance HUM
PREMOD
or EARLY
CAS Comparative Literature COLIT-UA 721 Mod Japanes Lit in Translation II  HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Comparative Literature COLIT-UA 726 Narrative Arts of Asia: Historical Epics of China and Japan HUM
PREMOD
or EARLY
or GLOBAL
CAS Comparative Literature COLIT-UA 731 20th Century Chinese Lit in Translation HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Comparative Literature COLIT-UA 734 Japan Through Its Literature  HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Comparative Literature COLIT-UA 844 Intro to African Lit Arts, Literature and Film in Post-Colonial Afrcia  HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Comparative Literature COLIT-UA 9128 The Postcolonial in African Literature HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Comparative Literature COLIT-UA 9136 Kafka and His Contexts HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Comparative Literature COLIT-UA 9140 Post-War East European Poetry: The Still Unborn About the Dead HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Comparative Literature COLIT-UA 9141 Mythic Image in Chin & Western Narrative HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Comparative Literature COLIT-UA 9666 African Women Speak HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Comparative Literature COLIT-UA 9850 Colonialism and the Rise of Modern African Lit HUM
GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 100-399 All CORE 100-399 MATH/SCI
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 400-499 All CORE 400-499 HUM
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 500 Cultures & Contexts: Topics—The Silk Road and Central Asia GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 502 Cultures & Contexts: Islamic Societies GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 503 Cultures & Contexts: South Asia GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 505 Cultures & Contexts: Africa GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 506 Cultures & Contexts: Chinese & Japanese Trads GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 507 Cultures & Contexts: Japan GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 509 Cultures & Contexts: Caribbean GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 510 Cultures & Contexts: Russia GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 511 Cultures & Contexts: Middle Eastern Societies GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 512 Cultures & Contexts: China GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 514 Cultures & Contexts: Ancient Israel GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 515 Cultures & Contexts: Latin America GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 516 Cultures & Contexts: India GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 528 Cultures & Contexts: Russia Since 1917 GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 529 Cultures & Contexts: Contemporary Latino Cultures GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 532 Cultures & Contexts: African Diaspora GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 534 Cultures & Contexts: The Black Atlantic GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 536 Cultures & Contexts: Indigenous Australia GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 537 Cultures & Contexts: Modern Israel GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 538 Cultures & Contexts: Islamic Diasporas GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 539 Cultures & Contexts: Asian / Pacific / American Cultures GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 540 Cultures & Contexts: Mongol Asia and Its Legacy GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 541 Cultures & Contexts: New World Encounters GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 543 Cultures & Contexts: Korea GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 545 Cultures & Contexts: Egypt of the Pharaohs GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 546 Cultures & Contexts: Global Asia GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 555 Cultures & Contexts: Brazil GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 700-799 All CORE 700-799 HUM
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 9510 Cultures & Contexts: Russia - Between East & West GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 9515 Cultures and Contexts: Latin America GLOBAL
CAS College Core Curriculum CORE-UA 9548 Cultures & Contexts: Prague, in the Heart of Central Europe GLOBAL
Abu Dhabi CORE: Pathways of World Literature COREP-AD 61 Cultural Memory and Resistance HUM
Abu Dhabi Computer Science CS-AD All CS-AD courses fulfill the math/science requirement MATH/SCI
Steinhardt Communicative Sciences and Disorders CSCD-UE 17 Intro to Communicative Science and Disorders SOC
CAS Computer Science CSCI-UA All CSCI-UA courses fulfill the math/science requirement MATH/SCI
CAS Dramatic Literature DRLIT-UA All DRLIT-UA courses (see note below) HUM
Notes Historical/Cultural requirement: Some DRLIT-UA courses may fulfill one of the historical or cultural requirements.
CAS Dramatic Literature DRLIT-UA 663 Soviet Jewish Life Thru the Prism of Lit & Film HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Dramatic Literature DRLIT-UA 110 History of Drama & Theatre I HUM
PREMOD
or EARLY
CAS Dramatic Literature DRLIT-UA 210 Greek Drama HUM
PREMOD
CAS Dramatic Literature DRLIT-UA 211 The Comedies of Greece and Rome HUM
PREMOD
CAS Dramatic Literature DRLIT-UA 212 Roman Drama: Seneca & His Predecessors HUM
PREMOD
CAS Dramatic Literature DRLIT-UA 220 English Drama to 1642 HUM
EARLY
CAS Dramatic Literature DRLIT-UA 225 Shakespeare I  HUM
EARLY
CAS Dramatic Literature DRLIT-UA 226 Shakespeare Survey II  HUM
EARLY
CAS Dramatic Literature DRLIT-UA 227 Shakespeare & Elizabethan Theatre  HUM
EARLY
CAS Dramatic Literature DRLIT-UA 230 Colloq: Shakespeare  HUM
EARLY
CAS Dramatic Literature DRLIT-UA 235 Restoration & 18th Century Drama HUM
EARLY
CAS Dramatic Literature DRLIT-UA 294 Theatre in Asia HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Dramatic Literature DRLIT-UA 35 Acting Medieval Lit  HUM
PREMOD
CAS Dramatic Literature DRLIT-UA 613 Japanese Cinema: Theory & History HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Dramatic Literature DRLIT-UA 702 Studies in Shakespeare HUM
EARLY
CAS Dramatic Literature DRLIT-UA 850 Intro to Soviet Cinema  HUM
GLOBAL
CAS Dramatic Literature DRLIT-UA 9412 Shakespeare & Elizabethan Stage HUM
EARLY
CAS East Asian Studies EAST-UA All EAST-UA courses (see note for exceptions) HUM
GLOBAL
Notes Global Cultures exception: ALL EAST ASIAN STUDIES COURSES except language courses fulfill the global cultures requirement.
CAS East Asian Studies EAST-UA 52 Hist of East Asia to 1850  HUM
PREMOD
or EARLY
or GLOBAL
CAS East Asian Studies EAST-UA 722 Readings in Chinese Philosophy and Culture HUM
PREMOD
or GLOBAL
CAS East Asian Studies EAST-UA 723 Civ of Trad China I: T'Ang Dynasty, 618-906  HUM
PREMOD
or GLOBAL
CAS East Asian Studies EAST-UA 724 Civ of Trad China II: Sung Dynasty 960-1279  HUM
PREMOD
or GLOBAL
CAS East Asian Studies EAST-UA 726 Historical Epics of China and Japan HUM
PREMOD
or GLOBAL
CAS East Asian Studies EAST-UA 729 Traditional Drama of China and Japan HUM
EARLY
or GLOBAL
CAS East Asian Studies EAST-UA 833 Tibetan Buddhism HUM
PREMOD
or GLOBAL
CAS East Asian Studies EAST-UA 837 Competing Images of the Sage: Confucius vs. Lao Tzu  HUM
PREMOD
or GLOBAL
CAS East Asian Studies EAST-UA 91 East Asian Art I HUM
PREMOD
or GLOBAL
Abu Dhabi Economics ECON-AD 101 Principles of Microeconomics SOC
Abu Dhabi Economics ECON-AD 102 Principles of Macroeconomics SOC
Abu Dhabi Economics ECON-AD 103 International Economics SOC
Abu Dhabi Economics ECON-AD 104 Intermediate Macroeconomics SOC
Abu Dhabi Economics ECON-AD 105 Intermediate Microeconomics SOC
Abu Dhabi Economics ECON-AD 106 Understanding the Financial Crisis SOC
Abu Dhabi Economics ECON-AD 210 Introduction to Econometrics SOC
Abu Dhabi Economics ECON-AD 212 Energy, Development, and International Politics SOC
Abu Dhabi Economics ECON-AD 213 Economic Development and Urbanization in Africa SOC
Abu Dhabi Economics ECON-AD 300 Development Economics SOC
Abu Dhabi Economics ECON-AD 301 Development and Public Policy SOC
Abu Dhabi Economics ECON-AD 302 Foundations of Financial Markets SOC
Abu Dhabi Economics ECON-AD 304 Behavioral Economics SOC
Abu Dhabi Economics ECON-AD 305 Advanced Microeconomics SOC
Abu Dhabi Economics ECON-AD 306 Advanced Macroeconomics SOC
Abu Dhabi Economics ECON-AD 313 Cooperative Games and Applications SOC
Abu Dhabi Economics ECON-AD 320 Environmental Economics and Energy Policy SOC
Abu Dhabi Economics ECON-AD 322 Public Economics SOC
Abu Dhabi Economics ECON-AD 323 Urban Economics SOC

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