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
Business and The Environment - ECON-UB 9225 or ENVST-UA 9465 - 3 points
Environmental problems typically arise from “market failures.” This course examines several environmental issues at local, national, and international levels, with a particular focus this year on energy and climate change, but also briefly on water and population. Drawing on the theories of externalities, market failure, and mechanism design, it explores the causes of these problems and some of the potential remedies, including government regulation, “cap-and-trade,” and carbon taxes, as well as potential related business opportunities. The schedule will include lectures by relevant industry representatives.
Journalism & Society: Science, Politics, & the Environment - JOUR-UA 9503 or ENVST-UA 9503 - 4 points
This will be a hands-on course examining the role of journalism in society and Washington, DC in particular, examining how people here manipulate facts to fit a world view. It is about truth and truthiness and how to tell the difference. It will be part overview and lecture on topics central to the course and part active reporting and writing. To take advantage of the unique Washington location and distinct attitude in the city, students will participate in press conferences and go to public hearings on Capitol Hill in reporting roles and then write news-style articles. The class will include a focus on the 2014 midterm elections. Invited guest speakers are from NASA, NOAA, environmental activist groups, energy lobbyists and Washington media. The intersection of the media with science, politics and economics on the issue of global warming will be a focal point of this course.
Identities in American Politics in the 21st Century - POL-UA 9994 - 4 points
This course focuses on how identity--in all its forms--is seeing a resurgence in contemporary American politics and public policy. We will examine how changing demographics are affecting the parties' electoral strategies, their platforms, and the policies enacted once in office, and we will explore literature on inter-group relations, prejudice and discrimination. We will endeavor to understand the increasing influence of some identity groups (such as LGBT, gun owners, Latinos, and Mormons) on politics, and the declining impact of other groups (such as labor unions). We will be particularly attuned to the question of whether identity isi eclipsing other concerns (such as preferences for policy) in Americans' party identification, voting behavior, and their general understanding of the political landscape. We will consider how new technologies--including social media, data0driven campaigns, and an increasingly heterogeneous political news environment--are affecting and sustaining these dynamics.
Introduction to Psychology - PSYCH-UA 9001 - 4 points
Fundamental principles of psychology, with emphasis on basic research and applications in psychology's major theoretical areas of study: thought, memory, learning, perception, personality, social processes, development, and the physiological bases of psychology. Direct observation of methods of investigation by laboratory demonstrations and by student participation in current research projects.
The Presidency - POL-UA 9310 - 4 points
Study of the American presidency and its origins and roles, including those of Commander-in-Chief; director of foreign policy; leader in legislation, administration, and party affairs; manager of the economy; and dispenser of social justice. The president is also viewed as a decision-maker and often compared with the heads of other governments. Readings include the works of presidents and their associates, analytical commentaries by observers of the presidency, and biographies.
Principles of Microeconomics - ECII-UF 9102 - 4 points
Priority registration for LS students. Students from other schools can register with home school permission if there are seats available.
This is one of two introductory courses dealing with basic economic principles. The course introduces basic concepts of microeconomic theory by examining price theory and its applications. Topics include consumer demand and choice; indifference curve analysis; big business and public policy; and factor markets and the distribution of income.*Economics I and Economics II may meet some of the equivalent course requirements for the College of Arts and Science. Students may take ECI-UF 101 and ECII-UF 102 in any order; neither course is a prerequisite for the other.
Urban Greening Lab: Washington, DC - ENVST-UA 9495 or SCA-UA 9650 or ANTH-UA 9495 - 4 points
This course provides a comprehensive examination of Washington, DC’s urban ecology and approaches to urban planning, while introducing their history, and the correlations between the city’s built structure, urban nature and culture.
Study Away Courses
Available for study away students only.
The Meaning of Leadership - UPADM-GP 9221 - 4 points
This course is only open to students accepted into the Global Leadership Program
The Meaning of Leadership is a multi-disciplinary, experiential course that explores the nature of leadership in our 21st century global society and the capacities required to contribute effectively. For too long, we’ve imagined leadership as belonging to a select few. In every sector, we’ve focused our support and attention on individual leaders, and yet, the rapid transformation of our workplaces and communities requires a new and more expansive approach. Whether it’s addressing issues like climate change and income inequality or generating breakthrough innovations in science and technology, tackling today’s challenges requires capable and responsive leaders, as well as broadly distributed leadership that is ethical, inclusive and collaborative. The purpose of this course is to expose you to the trends, both practical and theoretical, that are driving this shift and to prepare you to more effectively exercise leadership in your own life and meaningfully contribute to work on complex challenges across a variety of sectors.
This course will be the academic component of your internship or other experiential learning engagement. You will analyze contemporary leadership frameworks and develop your perspective on what it means for leadership to be ethical, inclusive, and collaborative. You will use the seminar to reflect critically and analytically on your experience to further your academic and professional goals. You will be asked to evaluate various aspects of your internship or experiential learning site, including but not limited to its mission, approach, policies, leadership culture and the local, regional and international contexts in which it operates. You will also be asked to reflect critically on the roles you take and your application of class learning in your internship or experiential learning placement throughout the semester. Hands-on course activities such as simulations, team projects and peer-to-peer consultancies will support you in developing self-awareness and critical leadership skills. You will be graded on the academic work produced in this course.