Courses on this list are subject to change. Additional courses may be added as study away program is confirmed. Courses listed under "Available for All Students" are open to study away or remote students to register for. Note that remote courses must be taken 100% synchronously (log in during the listed meeting pattern). Courses listed under "Study Away Courses" are only available for study away students at the location.
A full list of Fall 2021 global site courses will be available on a google sheet soon to make it easier to filter and look for specific courses.
- 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.
Available for All Students
Comparative Fascism: Italy, Germany, Spain - HIST-UA 9290 or POL-UA 9516 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
This course will examine the philosophical origins, theoretical characterizations and historical and political evolution of fascist political movements in Europe. The course is comparative in method and scope concentrating on the common characteristics of all fascist regimes and neo-fascist political movements. Historically, the course will focus on the paradigmatic cases of the interwar period--Mussolini’s Italy and Hitler’s Germany—and, especially, on the more unorthodox case of Francoist Spain, the only Fascist regime that survived WWII and into the Cold War era. Finally, we will survey the emergence of neo-fascist movements in contemporary Europe seeking to identify how they resemble, and differ from, their past precursors.
The course is divided into three parts. Part I studies the philosophical roots of fascist ideologies in the European reactionary tradition while contextualizing its emergence as a political ideology, socio-political movement and regime type under the specific historical conditions existing in interwar Europe. Part II studies the most salient policies and historical evolution of the fascist political regimes that came into being during the XXth century in Italy, Germany and, Spain. In part III, we will reflect on the rebirth of neo-fascism in Europe, the continuing aesthetic attraction exerted by fascism in European politics and society and the lasting influence of fascism on certain democratic state policies such as interest representation (corporatism).
Current Social, Political and Urban Challenges to European Cities - SCA-UA 9890 & SOC-UA 9690 & ANTH-UA 9093- 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
This course is an introduction to urban politics in Europe. It is designed to provide the student with practical and theoretical tools to understand and critically analyze European cities. We will take a close look at the social, political and urban challenges these cities are currently facing.
Cultural History of Spain - SPAN-UA 9260 - 4 points (In Engish)
This course provides an introduction to the making of modern Spain through the study of key cultural practices in literature, visual art, film, and performance from the 19th century to the present. The course is organized around key concepts, which may vary by semester and by instructor.
Cultural History of Spain - Sample Syllabus available soon
Letters From Afar: Travel Writing Abroad - LITCW-UH 1503 -2 points (IN ENGLISH)
Travel is a form of knowledge. "The traveler," wrote the British travel writer Robert Byron, “can know the world, in fact, only when he sees, hears, and smells it.” This course offers students a unique opportunity to further expand and deepen the knowledge they will gain from their semester in Madrid or their current location, by making them venture beyond the confines of campus and engage with the everyday people and proceedings of the city. From their observations, reporting, interviews and research about what they have encountered, students will compose a feature-length narrative in the form of a classic “Letter From….” piece in The New Yorker magazine.
Madrid: Urban Visions - SOC-UA 9970 or SPAN-UA 9360 - 4 points (IN SPANISH)
Prerequisite of SPAN-UA 50 or SPAN-UA 51 (or equivalent courses) or qualifying placement test score
Course can be taken concurrently with SPAN-UA 9050.
This course considers how different societies project and, at the same time, perceive cities. Using Madrid as a case study, we will study the city’s trajectory, beginning with the consolidation of modernity in the early decades of the 20th century, to today. In order to offer a broad view of its evolution and development, these topics will be analyzed in relation to different key moments in the history of contemporary Spain: the Primo de Rivera Dictatorship of the 1920s, the Second Republic, the Franco Dictatorship and Democracy. These chronological segments, which have had such important political repercussions, will allow us to reflect on the relationship between city and society.
Two lines of work are proposed. On one hand, we will analyze the urban development in Madrid and its social impact from a historical perspective. On the other, we will deepen our understanding of the urban experience. In this way, the resources necessary for the understanding of urban issues will be obtained, and will also be applicable in other contexts. To this end, the materials used will be mainly the city itself, texts of urban theory, architecture and visual culture.
Masterpieces in the Prado Museum: Baroque to 19th Century Art - ARTH-UA 9338 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Art History Students: This course counts for Art History elective credit.
The aim of this course is to offer an introduction to Spanish Art from The Golden Age to the early Nineteenth Century, with special emphasis on El Greco, Diego Velázquez and Francisco de Goya. Given its position as a primary depository for Spanish art, the collection of El Museo del Prado will be a major focus of the course, with regular class visits to the museum and related institutions. The artistic relationship artists of the Spanish School maintained with foreign artists (Bosch, Titian, and Rubens) will be considered in depth.
Contemporary readings in art history are incorporated as relevant to the subject. The intention of the course is to teach students how to approach the formal analysis of paintings within a rich context-based interpretative framework, including the social and historical conditions surrounding artistic production.
Political Economy of Developing Countries - POL-UA 9726 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Formerly offered under POL-UA 9994
Millions of lives around the world are impacted by natural disaster, war and other crises every year. Men, women and children are left homeless and vulnerable, and domestic infrastructure and institutions are often completely destroyed. Frequently, the people affected tend to live in countries that lack the autonomous capacities to pursue development without the assistance of international development agencies, foreign governments and NGOs. The development of a country requires a multi-layered approach, taking into account the diversity of failures caused by the crisis, the particularities of country related issues and, in most cases, the lack of development that already existed in the period preceding the crisis.International Development in Post Crisis Countries explores how countries develop in post-crisis periods and looks at the role of the international community in contributing to development. This course introduces students to a cross section of academic topics relevant to development, including, but not limited to, economic development, international relations, law and rule of law, human rights and gender studies. The majority of the course will focus on exploring each of these topic areas in depth, examining them from a wide array of theoretical perspectives and methodologies.
Spain and the European Union: Political and Economic Issues - POL-UA 9167 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
A study of Spain and its integration into the European Common Market. The historical background examines Europe in the aftermath of World War II, Spain under Franco's dictatorship and its relationship to other European countries, as well as the events leading up to the actual foundation of the European Economic Community (EEC). Emphasis is on the negotiations leading to Spain's incorporation into the EEC, and a detailed analysis is given of the present-day European Common Market and its goals for the future.
Study Away Courses
Available for study away students only.
Madrid Stories: Engaging with the City Through Documentary Film - SPAN-UA 9661 & JOUR-UA 9204 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
This course uses documentary filmmaking to explore, observe and interrogate Madrid, its people, its neighborhoods, and its place in the Spanish imaginary. Through the intensive, semester-long process of producing a 5-7 minute documentary film in a small team, students will have an opportunity to explore, engage with, and document aspects of this protean city. It will encourage students to look, listen and explore Madrid with a documentarian’s gaze, to represent the city from new perspectives, and to seek out stories that deepen, contextualize or counterpose pre-existing notions of Madrid and Spain. The course, moreover, will provide a short introduction to documentary theory, tradition and practice.
Registration Priority for CORE and CORE Equivalents
Registration priority for CORE courses will be given to NYU CAS students. Other students will be able to register as space remains available. Please pay close attention to course notes displayed in Albert.
Students outside of CAS can find a list of pre-approved CORE equivalents below. Please note this list only includes Cultures & Contexts, Expressive Culture, and Text & Ideas, and may not be exhaustive. Consult your advisor for additional information on staying on track with your CORE requirements while studying away. Steinhardt students may also find a more comprehensive list here: Steinhardt Study Away CORE Equivalency.
Expressive Culture Equivalents (approved by Steinhardt and SPS)
- ARTH-UA9338 Masterpieces in The Prado Museum II
Expressive Culture: Film - CORE-UA 9750 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Expressive Culture is intended to introduce you to the study and appreciation of human artistic creation and to foster your ongoing engagement with the arts. Through critical engagement with primary cultural artifacts, it introduces you to formal methods of interpretation and to understanding the importance of expressive creation in particular and historical contexts.
This course analyzes the films of the two most well-known Spanish filmmakers, Luis Buñuel and Pedro Almodóvar, from the standpoint of grotesque expression. There are serious differences between the two directors. Buñuel is the most representative filmmaker of Spanish modernity, while Almodóvar is the clearest representative of postmodernism. They were born in very different times: Buñuel in 1900 and Almodóvar fifty years later. Despite these differences, there are things they share that allow us to investigate very different moments in the cultural history of Spain with a specific focus: both were born and received their first sentimental education in rural areas, under strong religious influence (and religious repression), and in their works we can see a strong use of the grotesque expression. Both repression and grotesque expression will be related in our analysis of the films, since grotesquery is a way of degrading and decentralizing what is considered the center of social authority. Almodóvar and Buñuel react in their grotesquery to the dominant Catholic culture of their times, both rejecting and admiring this culture at the same time. The presence of that religion is something that the students will be able to see constantly in the field trips and visits to Museums.
Stern Registration Priority and Stern Course Limit
Registration priority for Stern (Business) courses will be given to NYU Stern students. Other students will be able to register as space remains available. Please pay close attention to course notes displayed in Albert.
NYU Stern Students: It is strongly suggested that Stern students take no more than two business courses while abroad.
Foundations of Finance - FINC-UB 9002 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Prerequisites: (1) STAT-UB 103 Statistics for Business Control and Regression/Forecasting Models OR STAT-UB 1 Statistics for Business Control (4 credit) plus STAT-UB 3 Regression/Forecasting (2 credit) OR equivalent AND (2) one of the following: ECON-UB 1 Microeconomics OR ECON-UA 2 Economic Principles II, OR ECON-UA 5 Introduction to Economic Analysis, AND (3) ACCT-UB 1 Principles of Financial Accounting AND (4) At least Sophomore Standing.
A rigorous course developing the basic concepts and tools of modern finance. Basic concepts of return and risk are explored in detail with a view to understanding how financial markets work and how different kinds of financial instruments are valued. These instruments, including equities, fixed income securities, options, and other derivative securities become vehicles for exploring various financial markets and the utilization of these markets by managers in different kinds of financial institutions to enhance return and manage risk. The course includes a segment on the use and application of computer-based quantitative technology for financial modeling purposes.
Information Technology in Business and Society - TECH-UB 9001 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Prerequisite: Must be a sophomore or above standing to enroll.
Information Technology (IT) has radically changed the internal operations of organizations and the structure of the markets in which they compete. As a result, the toolkit of the business professional must include an understanding of the fundamentals of IT and its impact on other functional areas, such as strategic management, finance, accounting, marketing, and operations. This course is intended to provide this base set of knowledge and skills.
Introduction to Marketing - MKTG-UB 9001 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Prerequisite: Must be a sophomore or above standing to enroll.
This course evaluates marketing as a system for the satisfaction of human wants and a catalyst of business activity. It presents a comprehensive framework that includes a) researching and analyzing customers, company, competition, and the marketing environment, b) identifying and targeting attractive segments with strategic positioning, and c) making product, pricing, communication, and distribution decisions. Cases and examples are utilized to develop problem-solving abilities.
Management and Organizations - MGMT-UB 9001 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Investigates the nature, functions, and responsibilities of the management of organizations. Develops an analytical approach to the identification, structuring, analysis, and solution of organizational problems. Introduces the student to organizational policies and structures, functional areas, and production processes (including resource allocation, measurement and evaluation, and control), leadership style, and organizational adaptation and evolution. Teaching methodologies include lectures, case analysis, and class discussion.
Spanish for Beginners I - SPAN-UA 9001 - 4 points
Open to students with no previous training in Spanish and to others on assignment by placement test. 4 points. Beginning course designed to teach the elements of Spanish grammar and language structure through a primarily oral approach. Emphasis is on building vocabulary and language patterns to encourage spontaneous language use in and out of the classroom.
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. 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.
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
Promotes proficiency in reading and writing as well as oral performance. Completes the equivalent of a year's intermediate course in one semester.
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.
Highly recommended to be taken concurrently with SPAN-UA 9109 Understanding Current Issues in Spain. Students of Spanish Speaking background see SPAN-UA 9051
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.