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 email@example.com 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 in French
Intensive Elementary French - FREN-UA 9010 - 6 points
Open to students with no previous training in French and to others on assignment by placement test. Completes the equivalent of a one-year elementary course.
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.
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 Intermediate French - FREN-UA 9020 - 6 points
Open to students who have completed the equivalent of a one-year elementary course and to others on assignment by placement test. Completes the equivalent of a one-year intermediate course. Completes the MAP foreign language requirement for NYU students. Prerequisites for NYU students: FREN-UA 10 or FREN-UA 1-FREN-UA 2.Conducted in French.
Stresses the acquisition and practice of more sophisticated structures of French.Develops fundamental oral and written skills, vocabulary enrichments, and conversational ability. Short reading texts and guided compositions are assigned.
Intermediate French II - FREN-UA 9004 - 4 points
Continuation of FREN-UA9011. To fulfill the MAP requirement and continue on to the post-intermediate level, a student must complete both FREN-UA9011 and FREN-UA9012. This two-semester sequence is equivalent to FREN-UA9020.
French Grammar and Composition - FREN-UA 9030 - 4 points (IN FRENCH)
Prerequisites for NYU students: FREN-UA 20 or FREN-UA 12 or as assigned by placement test. Conducted in French.
Systematizes and reinforces the language skills presented in lower-level courses through an intensive review of grammar, written exercises, and introduction to composition, lexical enrichment, and spoken skills.
Spoken Contemporary French - FREN-UA 9101 - 4 points (IN FRENCH)
Prerequisites for NYU students: FREN-UA 30 (Conversation and Composition) or assignment by placement test. Conducted in French.
Helps students develop vocabulary, improve pronunciation, and learn new idiomatic expressions. Provides an introduction to corrective phonetics and emphasis on understanding contemporary French through a study of authentic documents, such as radio and television interviews, advertisements, and spontaneous oral productions.
Written Contemporary French - FREN-UA 9105 - 4 points (IN FRENCH)
Prerequisites for NYU students: FREN-UA 30 (Conversation and Composition) or assignment by placement test. Conducted in French.
Improves written French and provides advanced training in French and comparative grammar. Students are trained to express themselves in a variety of writing situations (diaries, transcripts, narration, letters, etc.). Focuses on the distinction between spoken and written styles and the problem of contrastive grammar. Emphasis is on accuracy and fluency of usage in the written language.
French Culture and French Cinema: French Society through French films - FREN-UA 9781 or DRLIT-UA 9502 - 4 points (IN FRENCH)
Prerequisite of FREN-UA 30 or FREN-UA 9030
On December 28th, 1895, cinema was given its official characteristics by the Lumière brothers in Paris. If for over a century, the “Seventh Art” has been an essential element and a vehicle for French culture, the city of Paris has epitomized the evolution and contradictions of the French cinema industry. Focusing on the main tendencies in contemporary French cinema, we will ask the following questions: How do the French filmmakers depict the city of Lights, the City of Love, the City of Horror? How decisive a representation of Paris and its suburbs can be? Why do the images of Paris illustrate the history of French cinema? What do they show about French culture?
Acting French - FREN-UA 9109 - 4 points (IN FRENCH)
Prerequisite: FREN-UA 30 or assignment by placement test.
Use of drama and theatre techniques to help students overcome inhibitions in their oral use of language. Exercises and activities are designed to improve pronunciation, intonation, expression, and body language. Students work in collaboration with the professor, trained in the experimental methods of the French director Jacques Lecocq. This semester's focus will be to analyze and reenact excerpts from Molière’s plays. Conducted in French.
Courses in English
Business of Film - MKTG-UB 9020 - 2 points
Prerquisite: Sophomore standing or higher.
This course is designed to provide both business and films students with a systematic overview of the modern day filmed entertainment business. The course covers the traditional “Hollywood System” operating out of Los Angeles and also examine the independent film model.. The course takes a critical look at the financing, production, marketing and distribution of filmed entertainment. Particular attention is focused on the various revenue streams inherent in the exploitation of such product both in the domestic marketplace and in the international arena. The primary objective of the course is to provide students with real life experiences, the practical realities, and a keen understanding of how things actually work in the film business. The course will hopefully provide students with a requisite background and orientation that can lead to an entry level position with a film production or distribution company, an international sales organization, or related support organizations
Business of Producing - MKTG-UB 9049 - 2 points (IN ENGLISH)
A specialized EMT course within the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies designed to provide students with a framework for understanding the dynamics of producing (as a business profession) a finished creative product in the entertainment and media industries, developing a business model, and generating an income stream to repay and provide investors with a profit. Educates the student in the process of feature film and long-form television production from the initial concept of the story, through script development, to completion of the project. Covers the most important steps in the production of an independent film, a studio project, a network TV or cable show, a radio program, a Broadway production, and an advertising television commercial. Explores all the elements a producer must know, understand, and eventually become skilled with through mastery of development, including script selection, finance, budgeting, timetable development, team building, talent selection, sales, contract and union negotiation, regulations, technology, and other relevant core competencies.
The French Art World in the 19th and 20th Centuries - ARTH-UA 9664 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Conducted in English.
Using the resources of Paris and its surrounding neighborhoods, this course examines a wealth of art movements (realism, the Barbizon School, impressionism, neoimpressionism, postimpressionism, the Nabis, and cubism) as they were formed in the 19th and 20th centuries. The second half of the course focuses on changes in the art world during the first half of the 20th century, with particular attention on the dada movement, surrealism, abstract expressionism, and other movements that influenced and changed major art capitals of the world. Field trips include visits to the Orsay Museum with its superb reconstruction of 19th-century aesthetic life, the 17th-century private palace that now houses the Picasso collection, and the incomparable Louvre, among others.
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 (novels, poems, autobiographies, and essays) 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.
Protest Movements in France - FREN-UA 9908 or EURO-UA 9865 or HIST-UA 9141 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
In this course we consider the controversies, ideals, and social conflicts that have motivated protest movements in France from the Revolution of 1789 to the present day. Taking as an approach the history of ideas, the course examines the intense debates over social justice and political representation that have moved people to action, from the idealistic Communards in the late 19th century, to the youth movements of the 1960s, or the “yellow vest” (gilets jaunes) and Black Lives Matter protests of a few years ago. Through a study of literary and philosophical texts, historical tracts, political posters, films and protest songs, we will deepen our understanding of these events and the passions they inspire. Includes visits in and around Paris. Conducted in English.
Smartphone Cinema: Capturing your Paris Story - CINE-UT 9566 - 2 points (IN ENGLISH)
Students conceive, produce, direct, and edit a short film exploring the Paris experience with smartphone technology. A survey of cellphone cinema history leads to the study of visual storytelling principles and techniques, which students apply through practical exercises. Choosing among available short film genres (experimental, documentary, portrait, essay, fiction), students are trained through every stage of the movie making process: pitching the idea, scripting and storyboarding, shooting, and editing. Each student finishes the course with a facility in smartphone video technology as well as a coherent film record of his or her particular vision of Paris.
Texts and Ideas: Topics - On Liberation - CORE-UA 9400 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
What is liberation? How have the concepts of freedom, slavery and oppression been articulated by thinkers from Plato to the Combahee River Collective? This course examines these enduring questions through a wide historical and cultural lens, ranging from a founding text of Greek philosophy and the Bible to Shakespeare, Marx, and Gandhi. In this course, we aim to understand and map out competing ideas around the conditions for freedom—and unfreedom. We will read seminal works theorizing the relationship between the individual and the collective, ideas on sovereignty, slavery, the ideal state and the revolutionary nation, women’s liberation, arguments for violence and non-violence. While the course provides a grounding in European thought on the topic, we will also pay attention to the struggles and theorizations of the non-West (the Haitian Revolution, the Algerian and Indian independence struggles) that have shaped our inquiry into the nature and promise of liberation. How can understanding the struggles of the past help us make better futures out of our own moment?
Online courses must be taken 100% remotely synchronously. Online courses do not count towards the four-credit minimum requirement for study away.
Experiential Learning Seminar - CP-UY 2002G - 2 points (IN ENGLISH)
Enrollment by permission only. Application required. More information about the application and deadline coming soon.
This is the required corequisite course for the Summer European Internship Program. This program provides students the opportunity to receive credit for a course associated with an internship found on your own. This program does not place students, but instead helps students who need an internship course to associate with existing internships. The application (coming soon) will require the most up to date version of your resume, the offer letter from your internship, and any contracts which need to be signed (i.e. Conventions de Stage, Convenios, etc.). Internships must be for a minimum of 6 weeks, beginning no sooner than May 22 and ending no later than August 16. For further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Data Management and Analysis - CSCI-UA 9479 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Prerequisite: CSCI-UA 102 Data Structures or CSCI-SHU 210 Data Structures or CS-UH 1050 Data Structures (or equivalent courses) or CS-UY 1134: Data Structures and Algorithms
Not open to students who have taken Database Design and Implementation (CSCI-UA 60). This course counts towards Computer Science major requirements.
Students that successfully complete CSCI-UA 479 Data Management and Analysis are not eligible to take CSCI-UA 60 Database Design and Implementation. Extracting, transforming and analyzing data in myriad formats. Using traditional relational databases as well as non-relational databases to store, manipulate, and query data. Students will learn how to work with data by writing custom programs, creating queries, and using current data analysis tools and libraries all on a wide array of data sets. Additional related topics will be covered, such as data modeling, cloud databases, and API programming.
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Fundamentals of 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.
Linear Algebra - MATH-UA 9140 - 4 points (IN ENGLISH)
Prerequisites: completion of MATH-UA 9 Algebra and Calculus OR MATH-UA 121 Calculus I with grade of C or higher OR MATH-UA 211 Math for Economics I with grade of C or higher OR MATH-UH 1012 Calculus with Applications to Science and Engineering OR MATH-UH 1013 Calculus with Applications to Economics OR MATH-SHU 121 Calculus OR MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus OR Qualifying Test Score (see scores on MATH Department website)
Linear algebra is an area of mathematics devoted to the study of structure-preserving operators on special sets (linear operators on vector spaces). In this course, students will learn the fundamental mathematical tools of Linear Algebra, which can be applied to every branch of Mathematics. This course is a cornerstone of any mathematics curriculum and useful for prospective majors in Biology, Chemistry, Biochem, Computer Science, Data Science, Economics, Math and Engineering. Please review all course pre-requisites online and in Albert.
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.