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 to all students
Algorithms - CS-UH 1052 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Prerequisites: CS-UH 1002 Discrete Mathematics and CS-UH 1050 Data Structures (or equivalent courses)
Algorithms lie at the very heart of computer science. An algorithm is an effective procedure, expressed as a finite list of precisely defined instructions, for solving problems that arise in applications in any domain of knowledge. All computer programs are translations of algorithms into some programming language. Often the most difficult parts of designing an algorithm are to make sure that when it is programmed in a computer, it runs as fast as possible and does what it was designed to do. This course covers the fundamentals of algorithms, focusing on designing efficient algorithms, proving their correctness, and analyzing their computational complexity. The algorithms studied are taken from a variety of applications such as sorting, robotics, artificial intelligence, searching, pattern recognition, machine learning, music, bioinformatics, arithmetic, algebra, and geometry.
Analysis I - MATH-UA 9325 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Prerequisites: Math-UA 123 Calculus III OR MATH-UA 213 Math for Economics III (for Economics majors) OR MATH-UH 1020 OR MA-UY 2114 OR MATH-SHU 151 (or equivalent courses) AND MATH-UA 140 Linear Algebra with a grade of C or better OR MATH-SHU 141, OR MA-UY 3044, OR MATH-UH 1022 (or equivalent courses).
This course is an introduction to rigorous analysis on the real line. Topics include: the real number system, sequences and series of numbers, functions of a real variable (continuity and differentiability), the Riemann integral, basic toplogical notions in a metric space, sequences and series of functions including Taylor and Fourier series.
Artificial Intelligence - CSCI-UA 9472 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Prerequisite: CSCI-UA 201: Computer Systems Org and CSCI-UA 310: Basic Algorithms
There are many cognitive tasks that people can do easily and almost unconsciously but that have proven extremely difficult to program on a computer. Artificial intelligence is the problem of developing computer systems that can carry out these tasks. We will focus on three central areas in AI: representation and reasoning, machine learning, and natural language processing.
Aural Comprehension in Music III - MPATC-UE 9008 - 1 point
Prerequisite: MPATC-UE 7, Aural Comprehension II, or success in placement exam
Corequisite: MPATC-UE 9037, Music Theory III
Aural Comprehension III is a one-credit course, building on the foundations you have created in AC I and II. The two weekly class sessions will be devoted to group work in sight-singing and dictation: melodic, rhythmic and harmonic -- and in listening to longer segments of work to sharpen your perception of musical form. You will be expected to keep up a regular practice of these skills outside of class. In addition, we will arrange tutorials (at least three per semester) for individual work and assessment.
The musical materials of AC III will be taken mostly from 19th-century sources, reinforcing your work in Music Theory and Music History III. We will also work with more chromatic music of the 18th century, as well as jazz, popular music and relevant world cultures.
France and the European Union - EURO-UA 9123 or POL-UA 9523- 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
This course investigates the history, the structure and the inner logic and working of European integration from the end of the Second World War to present day. It will provide students with an overview of the political institutions, the member states and the current developments of the European Union while focusing on the paramount role played by France throughout the years.
France: Gender, Class, Race - FREN-UA 9903 or SCA-UA 9870 - 4 points (IN FRENCH)
Prerequisite of FREN-UA 30 or FREN-UA 9030
The course aims to introduce students to contemporary French society through an examination of particular social groups and categories, with a focus on French youth and notions of gender. Through an exploration of contemporary issues and social movements, we will focus on how these groups have been constructed over time as historical and political categories with significant implications for social practice. Students will be encouraged to draw on resources in and around Paris as well as current events as an integral part of the course.
Global Media Seminar: Media & Cultural Globalization in France - MCC-UE 9454 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Registration priority for Media, Culture, and Communication (MCC) courses offered at NYU Paris will be given to NYU MCC majors. Other students will be able to register as space remains available. Please pay close attention to course notes displayed in Albert.
This course introduces students to the basic structures and practices of media in Europe and their relationship to everyday social life. It pays special attention to the common models and idioms of media in Europe, with an emphasis on national and regional variations. Specific case studies highlight current trends in the production, distribution, consumption, and regulation of media. Topics may include: national or regional idioms in a range of media genres, from entertainment, to advertising and publicity, to news and information; legal norms regarding content and freedom of expression; pirate and independent media; and innovations and emerging practices in digital media. Conducted in English.
Introduction to Machine Learning - CSCI-UA 9473 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
MATH-UA 121: Calculus I (or equivalent) AND MATH-UA 140: Linear Algebra (or equivalent) AND MATH-UA 235: Probability and Statistics (or equivalent) And grade of C or better in CSCI-UA 102: Data Structures (or equivalent)
Machine learning is an exciting and fast-moving field of computer science with many recent consumer applications (e.g., Microsoft Kinect, Google Translate, Iphone's Siri, digital camera face detection, Netflix recommendations, Google news) and applications within the sciences and medicine (e.g., predicting protein-protein interactions, species modeling, detecting tumors, personalized medicine). This course introduces undergraduate computer science students to the field of machine learning. Students learn about the theoretical foundations of machine learning and how to apply machine learning to solve new problems. Assuming no prior knowledge in machine learning, the course focuses on two major paradigms in machine learning which are supervised and unsupervised learning. In supervised learning, we learn various methods for classification and regression. Dimensionality reduction and clustering are discussed in the case of unsupervised learning
The course will consist of lectures and lab sessions.
Keyboard Skills III - MPAPE-UE 9074 - 1 point
Prerequisite: Keyboard Skills II, or success in placement exam
Development of keyboard skills through improvisation and approaches to accompanying movement, singing and instrumental playing. Techniques of sight-reading, transportation, and score reading are emphasized.
Music Theory III - MPATC-UE 9037 - 2 points
Prerequisite: Music Theory I and Music Theory II, or success in placement exam
Corequisite: MPATC-UE 9008, Aural Comprehension in Music III
In this course students will follow up with their harmony studies. We will go through harmonic instances of advanced chromaticism of the late 19. century and up to the very edge of tonality. Emphasis will be put on assignments and exercises in order to develop good creative and analytical
skills in harmony. Concurrently we will examine the main formal principles of tonal music and apply
our knowledge in analysis of selected compositions. We will use various analytical approaches and
test them on a large scale of historical musical material. Every student will be due to realize at least one analysis of assigned composition during the semester.
Political Philosophy - PHIL-UA 9045 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Prerequisite: one introductory course. Offered every other year.
A survey of important issues in contemporary political philosophy, with a particular focus on the questions of social justice and political legitimacy. How should a just society be organized? Does justice require citizens and governments to follow some procedures, and/or does it involve reaching particular outcomes – for example particular patterns of wealth distribution? How should important social and political decisions be taken for them to be (and not just appear) legitimate? Is the majority always right? Should we elect representatives or practice a more direct form of democracy? What are the rights of minorities? Is there a right to civil disobedience when you disagree with a legitimately reached political decision? How should states interact with cultural minorities and particular identity groups?
Probability and Statistics - MATH-UA 9235 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in Calculus II (MATH-UA 122) or Math for Economics II (MATH-UA 212) (for economics majors) or equivalent (including (MA-UY 1024 and MA-UY 1124), MATH-SHU 131, MATH-SHU 151, MATH-SHU 201, MATH-UH 1011Q, and MATH-UH 1020)
Not open to students who have taken Theory of Probability (MATH-UA 233) or Mathematical Statistics (MATH-UA 234).
Not open to Tadon math majors, or to students who has already taken MA-UY 2054, MA-UY 2414, MA-UY 2224, or MA-UY 3014.
Combination of MATH-UA 233 and 234 at a more elementary level to acquaint students with both probability and statistics in a single term. In probability: mathematical treatment of chance; combinatorics; binomial, Poisson, and Gaussian distributions; law of large numbers and the normal distribution; application to coin-tossing; radioactive decay. In statistics: sampling; normal and other useful distributions; testing of hypotheses; confidence intervals; correlation and regression; applications to scientific, industrial, and financial data.
Topics in French History: Modern France from the Revolution to the Present - HIST-UA 9141 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
This course proposes an introduction to French history, politics ,and society from the French Revolution to the present. Attention is paid to the successive crises that have challenged France's stature, its national identity, and its republican model. Topics include the gradual consolidation of democratic political and social systems following the Revolution, and the continuities and contestations of that legacy as reflected in the rise of France as an imperial power, the Dreyfus Affair, two World Wars, and the loss of empire.
Study Away Courses
Only available for study away students.
Anthropological Perspectives in Multicultural France - ANTH-UA 9900 or IDSEM-UG9351 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Registration priority will be given to GLS Juniors. Other students will be able to register as space remains available. Please pay close attention to course notes displayed in Albert.
In this course we focus on how questions of race, diversity, and social inequality play out in contemporary France. Conflicts and controversies of the past 40 years that include the rise of the extreme right, the problem of the disadvantaged suburbs, the question of Islamic headscarves and more, have pushed these questions to the forefront of the country’s domestic agenda. Looking historically and across several case studies, we ask both what an anthropological perspective can bring to these questions, as well as what the French example can contribute to our broader understandings of identity and difference. Conducted in English.
Experimental Theatre Workshop - FREN-UA 9807 - 2 points (IN ENGLISH)
This course allows students to discover “Theater of the absurd”, a theoretical and practical approach to theater born of the complex historical, literary, and philosophical context of the Second World War. We will analyze the characteristics of this type of theater which continues to influence avant-garde themes and esthetics. Students will perform excerpts from selected works with a focus on the absurdity of situations, de-structuring language, and corporal expression. The approach of the course is intellectual, physical and creative. Theater outings and projections will be included. The principal works studied include: Ubu Roi d’Alfred Jarry, La Cantatrice Chauved’Eugène Ionesco et Huis Clos de Jean-Paul Sartre.
French and Expatriate Literature - FREN-UA 9808 or SASEM-UG 9351 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
This course explores the connections between major French and American expatriate writings of the Modernist period and beyond. As the site of unprecedented cosmopolitanism and creativity, early 20th-century Paris saw the emergence of artistic and intellectual movements that were to have a considerable impact on Western culture to this day. The texts we will be looking at (memoir, autobiography, novel, poem, and essay) reflect a shared sense of inner and outer exile inherent in the modern condition. They deal explicitly with the experience of living and writing on the margins, of belonging or not belonging, of otherness and estrangement in relation to class, gender, sexuality, language, and to Paris as a specific urban environment. Conducted in English
The Glory of Medieval France: Museums and Monuments in Paris and the Region - ARTH-UA 9250 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
This course examines medieval art and architecture of France through an exploration of the monuments and moments that define our understanding of the period. The course moves from the Early Christian Church to late Gothic to help students gain an understanding of medieval France through an analysis of monuments in their historic and cultural contexts. From the portals of Notre-Dame of Paris to the collections of the Musée de Cluny, we will seek to decode the symbolic language of medieval sculpture and architecture. Pairing texts and monuments, we will consider the writings of authors such as the Abbot Suger as we inspect his church of Saint-Denis, or as we study liturgical objects in the collections of the Louvre. Throughout the course we will consider how visual art during the Middles Ages helped shape cultural identity and express the political and religious agendas of the age. The course ends with a study of E.E. Viollet-le-Duc’s work during the 19th century, together with his legacy and role in constructing our notions of medieval art and architecture. Taught in English.
Literature, Art, and the Path of Life - PHED-UE 9017 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Building on the tradition of the bildungsroman, or the notion of coming of age, this course will examine how various forms of cultural expression, including visual art, poetry, literature, film, and music, reflect and trace paths of emotional and intellectual development. Students will study and discuss a selection of artistic works across a variety of genres and historical eras with a view to understanding how art is tied to experience, and the importance of the search for meaning as fundamental to all education. Literary examples may include works by Austen, Chaudhuri, Joyce, Goethe, Dangarembga, etc., but should include some texts from the French tradition and/or about the French experience (eg. Voltaire, Rousseau, Stendhal, Flaubert, Balzac).
(Liberal Arts Core/CORE-MAP Equivalent - satisfies the requirement for Expressive Cultures).
Literature, Art, and the Path of Life - Sample Syllabus (from NY Campus offering)
College Core Curriculum
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-UA 9250 Topics Medieval Art The Glory of Medieval France: Museums & Monuments
Expressive Cultures: Film - CORE-UA 9750 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Registration priority for CORE courses will be given to NYU College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) students. Other students will be able to register as space remains available. Please pay close attention to course notes displayed in Albert.
French films and French culture, examined by situating the films in their social, historical, and philosophical context. Topics include the relationship between the Avant-garde artistic movements of the early 20th century (futurism, cubism, expressionism, surrealism) and the cinematographic Avant-garde (Buñuel, L’Herbier, Cocteau), the echoes of classical French theatre (Marivaux, Beaumarchais, Musset) in the cinema of Renoir, the troubled period of the German Occupation and the work of filmmakers who deliberately chose to stay in France to continue their calling (Clouzot, Carné), and the influence of the existentialist circles of Saint Germain des Prés (Sartre, Camus) on the Nouvelle Vague.
Expressive Culture: Architecture in Paris Field Study - CORE-UA 9722 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Registration priority for CORE courses will be given to NYU College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) students. Other students will be able to register as space remains available. Please pay close attention to course notes displayed in Albert.
NYU Art History Majors and Minors: This course counts for Art History elective credit.
For all of the staid elegance and grandeur of Paris today, for much of its history the city developed in an ad-hoc manner, in fits and starts, beset by adversity, invasions, repression and want. We retrace this history through field study in the city’s different quarters, examining how the city’s urban form developed, and studying celebrated works of architecture, as well as the workaday structures that have defined daily life here. We explore how innovations in building, landscape design, and urbanism have sought to give the city a more livable, sustainable form, to inspire and create a sense of shared purpose and identity, but also how these arts have been used to suppress and control an often restive population. Throughout, we also consider contemporary questions facing Paris today: how can the city maintain the rich architectural and urbanistic heritage that has made it famous, while also remaining vital, sustainable, and providing quality of life and opportunities for all its residents?
Elementary French I - FREN-UA 9001 - 4 points
Open to students with no previous training in French. Not equivalent to FREN-UA 9010. Only by following FREN-UA9001 with FREN-UA9002 can a student complete the equivalent of FREN-UA9010 and then continue on to the intermediate level.
Elementary French II - FREN-UA 9002 - 4 points
Continuation of FREN-UA 1. To continue on to the intermediate level, a student must complete both FREN-UA9001 and FREN-UA 9002. This two-semester sequence is equivalent to FREN-UA 9010.
Intensive Elementary French - FREN-UA 9010 - 6 points
Presentation and systematic practice of basic structures and vocabulary of oral French through dialogues, pattern drills, and exercises. Correct pronunciation, sound placement, and intonation are stressed. For students with little or no command of French. Completes the equivalent of one year's elementary course. Textbook: Alors?
Intermediate French I - FREN-UA 9011 - 4 points
Open to students who have completed the equivalent of a year's elementary level and to others on assignment by placement test. Not equivalent to FREN-UA9020. Only by following FREN-UA9011 with FREN-UA9012 can a student complete the equivalent of FREN-UA9020 and then continue on to the post-intermediate level.
Intermediate French I - Sample Syllabus Coming Soon
Intensive Intermediate French - FREN-UA 9020 - 6 points
Prerequisite: FREN-UA 10 or FREN-UA 1-2. Open to students who have completed the equivalent of a year's elementary level and to others on assignment by placement test. Completes the equivalent of a year's intermediate level in one semester.
A continuation of FREN-UA 10, this course is designed to provide students that have already studied one year of French (or the equivalent thereof) with the remainder of the fundamentals of the French language and to give those students that have mastered the basics of French vocabulary, culture, pronunciation, and grammar the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the French language and the cultures for which it is a vehicle. Conducted in French.
French Grammar and Composition - FREN-UA 9030 - 4 points
Prerequisite: FREN-UA 11-12 or FREN-UA 20. Open to students who have completed the equivalent of a year's intermediate level and to others who have passed the proficiency examination but who wish to review their French in order to take advanced courses in language, literature, and civilization.
This course is designed to give those of you who have already begun to deepen your understanding of the French language and French and francophone cultures the opportunity to complete your fifth semester of French by mastering a fuller range of vocabulary, structures, pronunciation, and cultural information. This class will thus prepare you to tackle the classes at the advanced level and eventually to delve into more specialized literature and civilization courses.
Spoken Contemporary French - FREN-UA 9101 - 4 points
Prerequisite: FREN-UA 30, or assignment by placement test, or approval of the director.
Assumes a mastery of the fundamental structures of French. May be taken concurrently with FREN-UA9105. Helps the student to develop vocabulary, to improve pronunciation, and to learn new idiomatic expressions. Introduction to corrective phonetics and emphasis on understanding contemporary French through a study of authentic documents; radio and television interviews, advertisements, spontaneous oral productions, etc.
Written Contemporary French - FREN-UA 9105 - 4 points
Prerequisite: FREN-UA 30, assignment by placement test, or approval of the director.
This course is designed to help students to develop their vocabulary, further their mastery of grammar, and improve their ability to write informally and, more importantly, formally in French. There will be an emphasis on the understanding and production of sophisticated written French through a study of authentic documents such as newspaper articles and excerpts of longer works. There will also be considerable work on learning how best to proofread, edit, and rewrite written work.
Advanced Contemporary French - FREN-UA 9112 - 4 points
Prerequisite: FREN-UA 105 or FREN-UA 101 or assignment by placement test.
Helps students to strengthen and refine their abilities to express themselves with accuracy and fluency in both spoken and written French. Emphasis on debate, presentation, and argumentation in different settings (academic and non-academic).
This course combined and replaced FREN-UA 9102 and FREN-UA 9106 as of Fall 2019.