Additional courses for Summer 2023 will be added including a two-credit course. Course listings are subject to change. Please check back regularly for updates and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Students should submit a study away application and plan to enroll in a minimum of four in-person credits. Information about the application, housing, tuition and fees will be available later in the fall semester.
Abu Dhabi and Shanghai course equivalencies
- For Abu Dhabi students, please see the Abu Dhabi course equivalencies on this page. Please note this is only applicable to NYU Abu Dhabi degree students.
- For Shanghai students, please see the Shanghai course equivalencies on this page. Please note this is only applicable to NYU Shanghai degree students.
Courses by Department
Intensive Elementary Spanish - SPAN-UA 9010 - 6 points
Intensive Elementary Spanish, SPAN-UA 9010, is an accelerated 6-credit course that combines Spanish for Beginners I and II. This course focuses on the development of communication language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. These four skills will be approached and practiced in order to help students immerse and interact in a Spanish language context. Grammar will be taught through a communicative approach; classroom activities will integrate the language skills mentioned above. Classes will be conducted in Spanish. There will be emphasis on verbal practice, which will be carried out beyond the sentence level. Use and understanding of basic grammatical terminology will also be a necessary component of the course.
Intensive Spanish for Advanced Beginners - SPAN-UA 9015 - 6 points
Prerequisite: SPAN-UA 1(or equivalent course) OR Qualifying Placement Test Score
Intensive Spanish for Advanced Beginners is a six-credit intensive language course designed to help students with limited knowledge of Spanish strengthen their language skills and develop their cultural competency. Our immediate and ultimate goal is on improving communication skills ins Spanish through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Interaction and building learning communities are emphasized in all of our classroom and at-home activities. The course covers the material of Spanish 2 and Spanish 3 in one semester. Successful completion of this course prepares students for a fourth semester college Spanish language course.
By the end of the semester, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of reading and writing skills at the appropriate level. They will be able to read, write, speak and present information in Spanish with more fluency and confidence.
Intensive Intermediate Spanish - SPAN -UA 9020 - 6 points
Completes the CORE language requirement for NYU students.
Prerequisite: SPAN-UA 2 or SPAN-UA 10 (or equivalent courses) or qualifying placement test score
SPAN-UA 9020 (Intensive Intermediate Spanish) is a six-credit course that continues and reviews the introductory level Spanish learned in SPAN-UA.1 and SPAN-UA.2, or in SPANUA. 10, while introducing literary readings, short films, and more complex composition exercises. The course involves an integration of the four basic skills: listening, speaking,reading and writing with the aim to improve communication in Spanish. Through this integrated approach, you will participate in a practical application of vocabulary, grammar,and culture. The course emphasizes mastery of language skills through specific contexts and dialogical situations.At the end of the course students will read a novel which will also be used to review many of the grammatical points covered in the textbook and class work, to improve analytical thinking and literary criticism skills, as well as to verbally express opinions about the situations presented in the novel.
The goals of this course are to provide you with the opportunity to improve your oral and written communication skills in the language, by applying all the grammar rules you have learned and will be reviewing. You will be expected to substantially increase your working vocabulary and make solid progress in reading and writing skills.
Intermediate Spanish II - SPAN-UA 9004 - 4 points
Prerequisite: SPAN UA 3 OR SPAN UA 9015 (or equivalent courses) OR Qualifying Placement Test Score
Spanish 9004 (Intermediate Spanish II) is a four-credit intermediate level course that reviews and continues the material covered in Spanish 9003. Readings and discussions of contemporary Hispanic texts and review of the main grammatical concepts of Spanish. Completion of this course fulfills the CORE foreign language requirement.
The principal goal of this course is to provide you with the opportunity to improve your oral and written communication skills in the language, by applying all the grammar rules you have learned and will be reviewing. You will be expected to substantially increase your working vocabulary and make solid progress in reading and writing skills.
Advanced Spanish - SPAN-UA 9050 - 4 points
Prerequisites: SPAN-UA 4 or SPAN-UA 20 (or equivalent courses) or qualifying placement test score
For non-native speakers only.
For non-native speakers only. Expands and consolidates students' lexical and grammatical understanding of the language and introduces them to the fundamental principles of expository writing. Utilizes exercises, readings, and intensive practice of various prose techniques and styles.
Advanced Spanish for Spanish-Speaking Students - SPAN-UA 9051 - 4 points
Prerequisite: Spanish for Spanish Speakers (SPAN-UA 11) or placement/permission of the director of the Spanish language program.
This course, the equivalent of SPAN-UA 9050 for Spanish speakers, requires permission for registration.
For native and quasi-native speakers of Spanish whose formal training in the language has been incomplete or otherwise irregular.
Cultures & Contexts: Latin America - CORE-UA 9515 - 4 points
Please be aware that NYU CAS students will be given registration priority for this course. CAS students will be able to register at their regularuly assigned appointment time. Non-NYU CAS students will be able to register on Friday of registration week.
Over the last 50 years, millions of Latin Americans have experienced extraordinary shifts in their social, political, and cultural landscape, a result of the transformative effects of revolution or insurgency, state repression, popular resistance and social movements. We focus on events that had continental, hemispheric, and even global impact, including the Cuban Revolution of 1959, the military coups of the 1970s, and the Zapatista uprising in 1994. Drawing on a range of primary sources and cultural forms, we listen carefully to the voices of the major social actors of the time. Our sources are drawn from a wide range of media: newsprint, television broadcasts, transcripts, testimony, essay, documentary and feature film, art, and music. We deliberately mix artistic representations with documentary evidence to understand how the arts—music, visual art, literature, film—do not just reflect the reality around them, but are themselves vital sites for shaping and changing that reality and our imagination of it, both then and now
Experiential Learning Seminar - CP-UY 2002G - 2 points
Enrollment by permission only. Application is due April 1st. Students must participate in the study away program at the internship location.
This is the required corequisite course for students participating in the Summer Global Internship Program. This program provides students the opportunity to receive credit for a course associated with an internship. Students may use an internship in Accra, Buenos Aires, Prague or Tel Aviv, sourced on their own or can request to be placed by our our on-site internship staff. The application must include the most up to date version of your resume, a Wasserman Resume Review form, the offer letter from your internship (if available), and any contracts which need to be signed. For further questions, please contact email@example.com.
Exhibitions: A History, A Theory, An Exploration - IDSEM-UG 9XXX - 2 points
More information coming soon.
Global Media Seminar: Latin America - MCC-UE 9455 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Using a historical perspective, the course aims to acquaint students with Latin American theories, practices and representations of the media. Departing from a critical approach to Habermas theory of the public sphere, the course will trace the arc of the media in Latin America since independence to the incumbent post-neoliberal area and the so-called “Media Wars”. Given that Argentina is facing an extraordinary conflict between the government and the Clarín media conglomerate (the largest of its kind in Latin America), the students will engage in the current incendiary debates about the role of the media, the new media law and the complex relationship between the media, politics and the state.
Interamerican Relations: Latin America & The US - POL-UA 9780 - 4 points
This course offers an introduction to the study of U.S.-Latin American relations. It draws on the theory and history of international politics to shed light on the roots and contemporary dynamics of the complex and often uneasy coexistence between the two poles of the Western Hemisphere. After an overview of the main theoretical perspectives within the field of international relations that can be used to understand the nature of the inter-American system, the course devotes five classes to trace the historical interaction between the United States and its southern neighbors. These classes seek to explain the intertwining between the policies of a rising great power – and, since 1945, an established superpower – towards what it rapidly came to define as its natural sphere of influence, on the one hand, and the diverse strategies employed by the Latin American nations to deal with the continental power asymmetry, on the other. Special attention will be paid to the political, military, economic and ideological dimensions of the resulting relationship, and a distinction will be made between three historical phases: pre-Cold War, Cold War and post-Cold War.
The rest of the seminar focuses on the latter period to capture the central processes and key issue-areas of current U.S.-Latin American relations. It looks in detail at five elements of the post-1990 regional agenda: the principle of collective defense of democracies; the so-called “transnational” threats and their centrality to the hemispheric security dialogue; the international political economy of trade, finance and competing regional integration projects; the institution of the Organization of American States (OAS); and the political challenges to Washington’s hegemony. Case studies – the 2009 coup in Honduras, the “war on drugs” in Colombia and its repercussions in Bolivia and Mexico, the 2001 financial collapse in Argentina, the Venezuela-Nicaragua-Cuba “anti-imperialist triangle”, the rise of Brazil, and the increasing Chinese presence in Latin America – are used to illustrate the multifaceted and evolving nature of inter-American relations at the dawn of the twenty-first century.