Courses - Spring 2017

Please note that all course offerings are subject to change. Changes in faculty availability and student enrollment can occasionally result in course cancellations.  

Click on a course name to see a course description and a sample syllabus from a past semester. (Current syllabi may differ.) For sample syllabi or academic questions, please email global.academics@nyu.edu.

Use the Global Study Planner to explore course options at other locations based on a particular subject area.

Spring courses with days and times become available in Albert, NYU's Student Information System in mid October. Directions on how to view Study Away courses in Albert, and other Registration FAQs can be found here.

Courses open to Students in Program I & II

Courses open to students in Programs I & II including Music and Performance Arts courses and Internship Seminar and Fieldwork can be found here.
 

Program I - English Track

French Language

Anthropology

Art History

Students may also earn Art History major credit for specific courses listed under French. See course notes for details.

College Core Curriculum

Comparative Literature

French

Gallatin

History

Media, Culture, and Communication

Philosophy

Social and Cultural Analysis

Program II - French Track

French Language

Art and Art Professions

Art History

French

Linguistics

Politics

Courses open to Students in Program I & II

Art and Art Professions

French and French Language

Gallatin

Global Liberal Studies

Internship

Music and Performing Arts

Required course for all Steinhardt Music Majors

Courses open to All Students that meet listed pre-requisites

Courses open to Steinhardt Music Majors only

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available only to Steinhardt performance majors for whom lessons are required. Students may register for only one private lesson per semester.

Ensembles

Direct Enrollment at University of Paris

Students interested in enriching their immersion experience in Paris should strongly consider taking a course, in either English or French, at one of the University of Paris/Sorbonne campuses with which NYU has a partnership agreement. These include the University of Paris I, III, VII, & X.

Course offerings at the University of Paris
Courses at the University of Paris are offered in both English and French.

Courses offered in English are offered in the Departments of Anglo-American studies. These are primarily courses in the literature and civilization of the Anglophone world (the US, British Commonwealth countries, etc.).

Only students who have taken or are currently enrolled in Written Contemporary French may take a course in French at the University of Paris.  Students receive additional assistance for their University of Paris courses through individualized tutorial sessions at NYU Paris. Courses offered in French are usually selected from the following departments:

  • Art History
  • Cinema
  • French and Comparative Literature
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology/Anthropology
  • Studio Art

Procedures for University of Paris Enrollment

Students wishing to take 1 to 2 courses at the University of Paris or at Sciences Po must arrive in Paris on January 19th--before the start of the regular NYU Paris semester--for a special orientation session on Friday, January 20th.   Students will join the regular NYU orientation program beginning January 23rd as well as attend their University of Paris courses.   Students will be assured access to their Paris housing beginning January 19th.

In order to take a course at the University of Paris you must be administratively enrolled at that university. You will be asked to choose in which university you want to enroll when you fill out your visa questionnaire from the Office of Global Services.  

Be sure to take the time to look through the course offerings below  in order to make the choice that best fits your academic interests.  Please note that the course offerings listed here are for reference only and are subject to change.

Students who have applied to NYU Paris will receive an invitation to attend a webinar in October with more information about University of Paris courses and procedures.  Interested students will receive a list of pre-selected University of Paris courses and will be asked to submit several course options to NYU Paris by mid-November; they will also be asked to confirm their intention to take one to two courses at the University of Paris.  Students who choose this option must arrive in time for the University of Paris orientation session on January 20th.   

Courses in English at the University of Paris VII-Denis Diderot

Courses in French at the Universities of Paris I, III, VII

Pre-requisite: “Written contemporary French” must be completed or in progress in Paris in order for students to take courses in French at the University of Paris.

Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po)

Interested in taking a class at Sciences Po?   

Prerequisite: Written Contemporary French or permission of the NYU Paris staff.
NYU Paris students with advanced French language skills may attend one to two lecture courses in French at the prestigious Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, more commonly known as Sciences Po. Students wishing to enroll at Sciences Po in Spring 2017 must first submit a CV and a short personal statement (1-2 paragraphs) to nyu.paris.academics@nyu.edu stating their motivation for studying at Sciences Po to NYU Paris by October 17, 2016. They should also indicate their year, major, French level (current or most recently completed French language course), and GPA.

Upon successful review of their application, students will be invited to apply to Sciences Po. Application materials for Sciences Po are due on October 25th; the application includes a transcript, CV, and statement of purpose. Please note that NYU Paris students are not necessarily guaranteed a spot at Sciences Po, so it is in students' best interest to submit a strong application.

Students usually receive notification of their admission to Sciences Po by early December. They will be able to select their courses using the Sciences Po online student portal. It is expected that most students will take only one course per semester at Sciences Po; students wishing to take more than one course must submit a petition to nyu.paris.academics@nyu.edu. Students may take a course in English only in exceptional circumstances and upon approval by NYU Paris. A selection of past lecture course offerings is listed below for reference.

Students are provided assistance for their their Sciences Po courses through an individualized tutorial session at NYU Paris.

Please note: students wishing to attend a course at Sciences Po must also be registered at the University of Paris.

Important Dates and Deadlines for Direct Enrollment

Dates and Deadlines --University of Paris (UP)

14 October        Webinar for all prospective NYU Paris students interested in taking a course or courses at the University of Paris (UP) and/or Sciences Po.

14 November    Students submit a selection of UP course options to NYU Paris Academics and confirm their intention to take one to two courses at UP.

20 January         Mandatory orientation session at NYU Paris for all students taking a course at UP or Sciences Po.

Dates and deadlines -- Sciences Po

14 October        Webinar for all prospective NYU Paris students interested in taking a course or courses at the University of Paris (UP) and/or Sciences Po.

17 October        Students interested in studying at Sciences Po submit their preliminary application to NYU Paris Academics.

19 October        Students receive notification of their pre-selection for Sciences Po.  Pre-selected students will then be invited to apply to Sciences Po; others may pursue the UP option if they so choose (see above).

25 October        Application to Sciences Po due for pre-selected students only.

December         Students receive notification of their admission to Sciences Po and are invited to sign-up for their Sciences Po classes.

20 January         Mandatory orientation session at NYU Paris for all students taking a course at UP or Sciences Po. 

Questions?
We’re here to help! Stay tuned for more information about the University of Paris/Sciences Po information webinar to be held on October 14th. 

Online Courses available to Study Away Students

Students are encouraged to consider complementing their local course load by enrolling in an online course. Some of NYU's online course opportunities are highlighted below. Please keep in mind that you must also be enrolled in at least 12 credits of courses at your study away site, and that online course commitments should not interfere with your attendance in local classes and required program activities (including orientation).