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Course Review Request (to fulfill a liberal arts or historical and cultural requirement)

This form is intended to identify NYU courses that may satisfy an area of the liberal arts or historical and cultural requirements. Once this form is submitted, the course and syllabus will be reviewed by members of the Gallatin curriculum committee and/or other faculty members with expertise in the field of the course under review.

This form should be submitted for courses offered in CAS (or other NYU schools) in which at least 50% of the syllabus is focused on the period or area of the requirement.  For example, if a student is requesting a course to count toward the early modern requirement, at least one half of the syllabus must be focused on the early modern era. For more information about what constitutes the historical requirements (pre-modern and early modern), please visit the degree requirements page

Similarly, requests to program a course for the global cultures requirement should demonstrate that at least 50% of the course is focused on non-Western culture. Please note that courses focused on globalization, colonialism, or imperialism do not necessarily satisfy the requirement. Such courses must also demonstrate a strong focus on a non-Western culture(s). For more information about the global cultures requirement, please also visit the degree requirements page.  

This form should NOT be submitted for any of the following Gallatin courses:

  • 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 years writing and research seminars (FIRST-UG)
  • Individualized projects, including independent studies, tutorials, etc. (INDIV-UG)

The above courses do not satisfy any area of the liberal arts or historical and cultural requirements, nor will they be reviewed by Gallatin.


  1. Discuss this request with your faculty adviser. Gallatin may ask your adviser to approve this request.
  2. Obtain the course description and the syllabus. Both are required in order to review this request.
  3. Make sure the course is not already on the list of approved Liberal Arts and Historical & Cultural Courses Offered at Other NYU Schools.

Please Note:

  • Submission of this form does not guarantee approval of your request.
  • The review of this course may take up to six weeks, depending on the time of submission during the academic year. If you are requesting a review of a course you are planning to take in a near-future semester, you should arrange to take an alternate course while this review is in progress.
  • Courses taken as Pass/Fail cannot be used to satisfy the liberal arts or historical and cultural requirements.
  • To fulfill the historical and cultural requirements, students must complete three unique courses. The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one area.

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