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New York University Bulletin
New York University Bulletin - NYU Liberal Studies
New York University Bulletin 2014-2016

          Liberal Studies
                                THE CORE PROGRAM
              Announcement for the 43rd and 44th Sessions

                       GLOBAL LIBERAL STUDIES
                 Announcement for the 6th and 7th Sessions

New York University
Washington Square
New York, New York 10003

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and its departments and programs set forth in this bulletin are subject to change without notice at any time
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                           An Introduction to New York University ...........................................              4

                           The Schools, Colleges, Institutes, & Programs of the University ..                              5

                           New York University & New York City ..............................................              6

                           University Administration ................................................................     8

                           An Introduction to Liberal Studies .................................................           11

                           Directory for Liberal Studies Administration & NYU Services .....                              12

                           Liberal Studies Academic Programs .............................................               14

                           Liberal Studies Academic Advising ...............................................             19

                           Liberal Studies Global Study .........................................................        23

                           Liberal Studies Course Descriptions ............................................              28

                           Liberal Studies Faculty ..................................................................    35

                           Liberal Studies Student Awards & Honors ...................................                   38

                           Academic Policies & Procedures ...................................................            40

                           Student Life Resources ..................................................................     51

                           Admission to Liberal Studies .........................................................        53

                           Tuition, Fees, & Financial Aid ........................................................       57

                           Global Academic Centers ..............................................................        61

                           Academic Calendar ........................................................................    66

CONTENTS • LIBERAL STUDIES • NEW YORK UNIVERSITY                                                                               3
An Introduction to New York University

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The founding of New York University              Thomas Jefferson and secretary of the        academic centers: Accra, Ghana; Berlin,
in 1831 by a group of eminent private            treasury in Jefferson’s cabinet. Gallatin    Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina;
citizens marked a historic event in              and his cofounders envisioned a              Florence, Italy; London, England;
American education. In the early 19th            “national university” that would provide     Madrid, Spain; Paris, France; Prague,
century, the major emphasis in higher            a “rational and practical education for      Czech Republic; Sydney, Australia;
education was on the mastery of Greek            all.”                                        Tel Aviv, Israel; and Washington, DC,
and Latin, with little attention given to                                                     United States. Although overall the
                                                 The result of the founders’ foresight is
modern subjects. The founders of New                                                          University is large, the divisions are
                                                 today a university that is recognized
York University intended to enlarge                                                           small- to moderate-size units—each
                                                 both nationally and internationally as
the scope of higher education to meet                                                         with its own traditions, programs, and
                                                 a leader in scholarship. NYU is one of
the needs of those aspiring to careers                                                        faculty.
                                                 only 26 private universities in the nation
in business, industry, science, and the
                                                 to have membership in the distinguished      Enrollment in the undergraduate
arts, as well as in law, medicine, and the
                                                 Association of American Universities.        divisions at NYU ranges between 129
ministry. The opening of the University
                                                 Students come to NYU from all 50             and 7,330, and the University offers
of London in 1828 convinced New
                                                 states and from 141 foreign countries.       over 9,000 courses and grants more
Yorkers that New York, too, should have
                                                                                              than 25 different degrees. Classes vary
a new university that fed off the energy         New York University includes three
                                                                                              in size, but the University strives to
and vibrancy of the city.                        degree-granting campuses: New York
                                                                                              create a sense of community among
                                                 City, United States; Abu Dhabi, United
The first president of New York                                                               students within and among the different
                                                 Arab Emirates; and Shanghai, China. In
University’s governing council was                                                            disciplines.
                                                 addition, the University has 11 global
Albert Gallatin, former adviser to

AN INTRODUCTION TO NEW YORK UNIVERSITY • LIBERAL STUDIES • NEW YORK UNIVERSITY                                                            4
The Schools, Colleges, Institutes, &
Programs of the University

1832      College of Arts and Science             1938      Robert F. Wagner Graduate
                                   School of Public Service
1835      School of Law
                         1960      Silver School of Social Work
1841      School of Medicine
                  1965      Tisch School of the Arts
1854      Polytechnic School of
          Engineering (January 2014)              1972      Gallatin School of
                                      Individualized Study
1865 College of Dentistry                           1972      Liberal Studies
     (including the                               
     College of Nursing [1947],                         2006      Institute for the Study of the
				                                                        Ancient World
1886 Graduate School of Arts and                  
     Science                             2010      New York University Abu
1890      Steinhardt School of                    
          Culture, Education, and
          Human Development                       2013      New York University
1900      Leonard N. Stern School of

1922      Institute of Fine Arts

1934      School of Professional

1934      Courant Institute of
          Mathematical Sciences

New York University & New York City

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY                              unparalleled Fales Collection of English    the Ancient World (ISAW) is a resource
LIBRARIES                                        and American Literature; the Marion         for advanced research and graduate
The Elmer Holmes Bobst Library,                  Nestle Food Studies Collection, the         education in ancient civilizations from
designed by Philip Johnson and Richard           country’s largest trove of cookbooks,       the western Mediterranean to China.
Foster, is the flagship of an 11-library         food writing, pamphlets, paper, and         The Bern Dibner Library serves the NYU
system that provides access to the               archives, dating from the 1790s; and the    Polytechnic School of Engineering.
world’s scholarship. Bobst Library serves        Downtown Collection, an extraordinary       The libraries of NYU Abu Dhabi and
as a center for the NYU community’s              multimedia archive documenting the          NYU Shanghai provide access to all the
intellectual life. With 4.5 million print        avant-garde New York art world since        resources in BobCat and are building
volumes, 235,000 serial titles, 120,000          1975. Bobst Library also houses the         their own collection of books and other
electronic journals, 1 million e-books,          Tamiment Library, the country’s leading     print materials in support of the schools’
163,000 audio and video recordings,              repository of research materials in the     developing curricula. Complementing
and over 41,000 linear feet of special           history of left politics and labor. Two     the collections of the Division of
collections archival materials, the              fellowship programs bring scholars          Libraries are those of the libraries of
collections are uniquely strong in the           from around the world to Tamiment           NYU’s School of Medicine, College of
performing arts, radical and labor               to explore the history of the Cold          Dentistry, and School of Law.
history, and the history of New York             War and its wide-ranging impact on
                                                                                             The NYU Division of Libraries
and its avant-garde culture. The library’s       American institutions and to research
                                                                                             continually enhances its student
Web site,, received 2.5          academic freedom and promote public
                                                                                             and faculty services and expands its
million visits in 2012–2013.                     discussion of its history and role in our
                                                                                             research collections, responding to the
                                                 society. Tamiment’s Robert F. Wagner
Bobst Library offers approximately 2,500                                                     extraordinary growth of the University’s
                                                 Labor Archives contain, among other
seats for student study. The Avery Fisher                                                    academic programs in recent years and
                                                 resources, the archives of the Jewish
Center for Music and Media, one of the                                                       to the rapid expansion of electronic
                                                 Labor Committee and of more than 200
world’s largest academic media centers,                                                      information resources. Bobst Library’s
                                                 New York City labor organizations.
has 134 carrels for audio listening and                                                      professional staff includes more than 33
video viewing and three multimedia               Beyond Bobst, the library of the            subject specialists who select materials
classrooms. The Digital Studio offers            renowned Courant Institute of               and work with faculty and graduate
a constantly evolving, leading-edge              Mathematical Sciences focuses on            students in every field of study at NYU.
resource for faculty and student projects        research-level material in mathematics,     The staff also includes specialists in
and promotes and supports access to              computer science, and related fields.       undergraduate outreach, instructional
digital resources for teaching, learning,        The Stephen Chan Library of Fine            services,    preservation,      electronic
research, and arts events. The Data              Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts (IFA)    information, and digital information.
Service Studio provides expert staff and         houses the rich collections that support
access to software, statistical computing,       the research and curricular needs of
                                                 the institute’s graduate programs in        THE LARGER CAMPUS
geographical information systems
analysis, data collection resources, and         art history and archaeology. The Jack       New York University is an integral
data management services in support of           Brause Library at SCPS Midtown, the         part of the metropolitan community
quantitative research at NYU.                    most comprehensive facility of its kind,    of New York City—the business,
                                                 serves the information needs of every       cultural, artistic, and financial center
The Fales Library, a special collection          sector of the real estate community. The    of the nation and the home of the
within Bobst Library, is home to the             Library of the Institute for the Study of   United Nations. The city’s extraordinary

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY AND NEW YORK CITY • LIBERAL STUDIES • NEW YORK UNIVERSITY                                                        6
resources enrich both the academic               famous for its contributions to the          other legally protected basis.
programs and the experience of living at         fine arts, literature, and drama and its
                                                                                              Inquiries regarding the application
New York University.                             personalized, smaller scale, European
                                                                                              of the federal laws and regulations
                                                 style of living. NYU itself makes a
Professors      whose     extracurricular                                                     concerning affirmative action and
                                                 significant contribution to the creative
activities include service as editors for                                                     antidiscrimination     policies   and
                                                 activity of the Village through the high
publishing houses and magazines; as                                                           procedures at New York University may
                                                 concentration of faculty and students
advisers to city government, banks,                                                           be referred to Mary Signor, executive
                                                 who reside within a few blocks of the
school systems, and social agencies;                                                          director, Office of Equal Opportunity,
                                                 University. NYU’s Polytechnic School
and as consultants for museums                                                                New York University, 726 Broadway,
                                                 of Engineering, located in Downtown
and industrial corporations bring to                                                          7th Floor, New York, NY 10003;
                                                 Brooklyn, connects academics with
teaching an experience of the world and                                                       212-998-2352. Inquiries may also be
                                                 creative research and technology in
a professional sophistication that are                                                        referred to the director of the Office
                                                 the burgeoning Tech Triangle and is
difficult to match.                                                                           of Federal Contract Compliance, U.S.
                                                 just a short subway ride away from
                                                                                              Department of Labor.
Students also, either through course             Washington Square.
work or in outside activities, tend to be                                                     New York University is a member of the
                                                 University apartment buildings provide
involved in the vigorous and varied life                                                      Association of American Universities
                                                 housing for over 2,100 members of
of the city. Research for term papers in                                                      and is accredited by the Middle States
                                                 the faculty and administration, and
the humanities and social sciences may                                                        Association of Colleges and Schools
                                                 University student residence halls
take them to such diverse places as the                                                       (Commission on Higher Education
                                                 accommodate over 11,000 men and
American Museum of Natural History,                                                           of the Middle States Association of
                                                 women. Many more faculty and
the Museum of Modern Art, a garment                                                           Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market
                                                 students reside in private housing in the
factory, a deteriorating neighborhood,                                                        Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 215-
or a foreign consulate.                                                                       662-5606). Individual undergraduate,
                                                                                              graduate, and professional programs and
Students in science work with their
                                                 A PRIVATE UNIVERSITY                         schools are accredited by the appropriate
professors on such problems of
                                                                                              specialized accrediting agencies.
immediate importance for urban                   Since its founding, New York University
society as the pollution of waterways            has been a private university. It operates
and the congestion of city streets.              under a board of trustees and derives
Business majors attend seminars in               its income from tuition, endowment,
corporation boardrooms and intern                grants from private foundations and
as executive assistants in business and          government, and gifts from friends,
financial houses. The schools, courts,           alumni, corporations, and other private
hospitals, settlement houses, theatres,          philanthropic sources.
playgrounds, and prisons of the greatest
                                                 The University is committed to a policy
city in the world form a regular part
                                                 of equal treatment and opportunity
of the educational scene for students
                                                 in every aspect of its relations with its
of medicine, dentistry, education,
                                                 faculty, students, and staff members,
social work, law, business and public
                                                 without regard to race, color, religion,
administration, and the creative and
                                                 sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or
performing arts.
                                                 gender identity or expression, marital
The chief center for undergraduate               or parental status, national origin,
and graduate study is at Washington              ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or
Square in Greenwich Village, long                military status, age, disability, and any

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY AND NEW YORK CITY• LIBERAL STUDIES • NEW YORK UNIVERSITY                                                         7
University Administration

SENIOR UNIVERSITY                                 Lynne P. Brown, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.,         Lauren Benton, B.A., Ph.D., Dean,
ADMINISTRATION                                    Senior Vice President for University       Graduate School of Arts and Science
                                                  Relations and Public Affairs
John Sexton, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., J.D.,                                                        Charles N. Bertolami, D.D.S.,
President                                         Norman Dorsen, B.A., LL.B.,                D.Med.Sc., Herman Robert Fox Dean,
                                                  Counselor to the President                 College of Dentistry

                                                  Paul M. Horn, B.S., Ph.D., Senior          Alfred H. Bloom, B.A., Ph.D.; hon.:
David W. McLaughlin, B.S., M.S.,
                                                  Vice Provost for Research; Senior Vice     LL.D., Vice Chancellor, NYU Abu
Ph.D., Provost
                                                  Dean for Strategic Initiatives and         Dhabi
Richard S. Baum, B.A., Chief of Staff             Entrepreneurship, Polytechnic School of
                                                                                             Dominic Brewer, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.,
to the President                                  Engineering
                                                                                             Gale and Ira Drukier Dean, Steinhardt
Robert Berne, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.,                Debra A. LaMorte, B.A., J.D., Senior       School of Culture, Education, and
Executive Vice President for Health               Vice President for Development and         Human Development
                                                  Alumni Relations
Martin S. Dorph, B.S., M.B.A., J.D.,                                                         Thomas J. Carew, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.;
Executive Vice President, Finance and             Ron Robin, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.,              hon.: MA, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz
Information Technology                            Senior Vice Provost for Global Faculty     Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
                                                  Development, NYU; Senior Vice Provost
Katherine Fleming, B.A., M.A.,                                                               Joy Connolly, B.A., Ph.D., Dean for
                                                  for Faculty Development, NYU Abu
Ph.D., Deputy Provost and Vice                                                               Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Science
                                                  Dhabi and NYU Shanghai
Chancellor, Europe
                                                                                             Dennis DiLorenzo, B.A., Harvey J.
                                                  Matthew S. Santirocco, B.A., B.A.
Richard Foley, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Vice                                                       Stedman Dean, School of Professional
                                                  [Cantab.]; MPhil, MA [Cantab.],
Chancellor for Strategic Planning                                                            Studies
                                                  PhD; hon.: MA, Senior Vice Provost for
Alison Leary, B.S., Executive Vice                Academic Affairs                           Sherry L. Glied, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.,
President for Operations                                                                     Dean, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School
                                                  Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, B.E., M.E.,
                                                                                             of Public Service
Linda G. Mills, B.A., J.D., M.S.W.,               M.A., Ph.D.; hon.: DSc, Executive
Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Global                 Vice Provost for Engineering and Applied   Allyson Green, B.F.A., M.F.A., Dean,
Programs and University Life, NYU;                Sciences; Dean, Polytechnic School of      Tisch School of the Arts
Associate Vice Chancellor for Admissions          Engineering
                                                                                             Robert I. Grossman, B.S., M.D.,
and Financial Support, NYU Abu
                                                  Marc L. Wais, B.S., M.B.A., Ed.M.,         Saul J. Farber Dean, NYU School of
Dhabi; Lisa Ellen Goldberg Professor
                                                  Ed.D., Senior Vice President for Student   Medicine; Chief Executive Officer, NYU
Ellen Schall, B.A., J.D., Senior                  Affairs                                    Hospitals Center
Presidential Fellow
                                                                                             Cheryl G. Healton, B.A., M.P.A.,
Diane C. Yu, B.A., J.D., Deputy                   DEANS AND DIRECTORS                        Dr.P.H., Director, Global Institute of
President                                                                                    Public Health; Dean of Global Public
                                                  Roger Bagnall, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.,          Health
                                                  Director, Institute for the Study of the
                                                  Ancient World                              Peter Blair Henry, B.A., B.A., Ph.D.,
Bonnie S. Brier, B.A., J.D., Senior Vice
                                                                                             Dean, Leonard N. Stern School of
President, General Counsel, and Secretary         Gérard Ben Arous, B.S., M.Sc.,             Business
of the University                                 PhD, Director, Courant Institute of
                                                  Mathematical Sciences; Vice Provost for
                                                  Science and Engineering Development

UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION • LIBERAL STUDIES • NEW YORK UNIVERSITY                                                                      8
Steven E. Koonin, B.S., Ph.D.,                    Yu Lizhong, B.Sc., Ph.D., Chancellor,   Executive M.B.A.
Director, Center for Urban Science and            NYU Shanghai
Progress                                                                                  Lisa Yoo Hahn, B.A., J.D.

Michael Laver, B.A. (hons.), M.A.,                                                        Mitchell Jacobson, B.A., J.D.
                                                  BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Ph.D., Dean for Social Sciences, Faculty                                                  Boris Jordan, B.A.
of Arts and Science                               Martin Lipton, B.S. in Econ., LL.B.,
                                                  Chair                                   Jonathan C. Kim, B.S.
Jeffrey S. Lehman, B.A., J.D., M.P.P.,
Vice Chancellor, NYU Shanghai                     Ronald D. Abramson, B.A., J.D.;         Charles Klein, B.A., J.D.
                                                  hon.: D.F.A.
Carol A. Mandel, B.A., M.A.,                                                              Andre J. L. Koo, B.A., M.B.A.
M.S.L.S., Dean of Libraries                       Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak
                                                                                          Mark Leslie, B.A.
Geeta Menon, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.,                   Ralph Alexander, B.S., M.S., M.S.
                                                                                          Brian A. Levine, B.S., M.S., M.D.
Dean, Undergraduate College, Leonard              Phyllis Putter Barasch, B.S., M.A.,
N. Stern School of Business                                                               Jeffrey H. Lynford, B.A., M.P.A., J.D.
Trevor W. Morrison, B.A. (hons.)                                                          Kelly Kennedy Mack, B.A., M.B.A.
                                                  Maria Bartiromo, B.A.
[British Columbia]; J.D., Dean, School
                                                                                          Mimi M. D. Marziani, B.A., J.D.
of Law                                            Marc H. Bell, B.S., M.S.
                                                                                          Howard Meyers, B.S.
Michael D. Purugganan, B.S., M.A.,                William R. Berkley, B.S., M.B.A.
Ph.D., Dean for Science, Faculty of Arts                                                  Steven S. Miller, B.A., J.D.
                                                  Casey Box, A.A., B.A., M.P.A.
and Science
                                                                                          Constance J. Milstein, B.A., J.D.
                                                  Bill Brewer, B.A., J.D., LL.M.
Paul Romer, B.S., Ph.D., Director,
                                                                                          David C. Oxman, B.A., LL.B.
Marron Institute of Urban Management              Heather L. Cannady, B.A., J.D.
                                                                                          John Paulson, B.S., M.B.A.
Patricia Rubin, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.,                Sharon Chang, B.A., M.A.
Judy and Michael Steinhardt Director,                                                     Catherine B. Reynolds, B.A.
                                                  Evan R. Chesler, B.A., J.D.
Institute of Fine Arts
                                                                                          Brett B. Rochkind, B.S., M.B.A.
                                                  Steven M. Cohen, B.A., J.D.
Fred Schwarzbach, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.,
Dean of Liberal Studies, Faculty of Arts                                                  William C. Rudin, B.S.
                                                  William T. Comfort, III, B.S.B.A.,
and Science                                       J.D., LL.M. (in Taxation)               Suresh Sani, B.A., J.D.
Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, B.E., M.E.,             Florence A. Davis, B.A., J.D.           John Sexton, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., J.D.
M.A., Ph.D.; hon.: D.Sc., Dean,
Polytechnic School of Engineering;                Michael Denkensohn, B.S.                Constance Silver, B.S., M.S.W., Ph.D.
Executive Vice Provost for Engineering            Barry Diller                            Lisa Silverstein, B.A.
and Applied Sciences
                                                  Gale Drukier, B.S.                      Jay Stein
G. Gabrielle Starr, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.,
Seryl Kushner Dean, College of Arts and           Joel S. Ehrenkranz, B.S., M.B.A.,       Joseph S. Steinberg, B.A., M.B.A.
Science                                           LL.B., LL.M.
                                                                                          Judy Steinhardt, B.A., Ed.M.
Eileen Sullivan-Marx, B.S.N., M.S.,               Laurence D. Fink, B.A., M.B.A.
                                                                                          Michael H. Steinhardt, B.S.
Ph.D., C.R.N.P., R.N., F.A.A.N.,
                                                  Luiz Fraga, B.A., M.B.A.
Dean, College of Nursing                                                                  Jessica Swartz, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
                                                  Mark Fung, B.A., M.A., J.D., Ph.D.
Lynn Videka, B.S.N., M.A., Ph.D.,                                                         Chandrika Tandon, B.A., M.B.A.
Dean, Silver School of Social Work                Jay M. Furman, B.S., J.D.
                                                                                          Daniel R. Tisch, B.A.
Susanne L. Wofford, B.A.; B.Phil.                 Jonathan M. Herman, B.A., J.D.
[Oxon.], Ph.D., Dean, Gallatin School                                                     John L. Vogelstein
                                                  Natalie Holder-Winfield, B.S., J.D.,
of Individualized Study

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Wenliang Wang                                     Marie Schwartz

Casey Wasserman, B.S.                             Larry A. Silverstein, B.A., LL.B.

Nina Weissberg, B.A., M.A.                        Joel E. Smilow, B.A., M.B.A.

Anthony Welters, B.A., J.D.                       Sheldon H. Solow

Shelby White, B.A., M.A.                          Lillian Vernon

Leonard A. Wilf, B.A., J.D., LL.M. (in            Robert F. Wright, B.A., M.B.A.
                                                  William D. Zabel, B.A., LL.B.
Fred Wilson, B.S., M.B.A.
                                                  Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli Marimò
Tamara Winn, B.A., J.D., M.B.A.

Charles M. Zegar, B.S., M.S., M.S.                Trustee Associates
                                                  Bruce Berger, B.S.
Life Trustees
                                                  Leonard Boxer, B.S., LL.B.
Diane Belfer
                                                  Jane Eisner Bram, B.A., M.S.W.,
Mamdouha Bobst, B.A., M.A.,                       Ph.D.
M.P.H.; hon.: L.H.D.
                                                  Betty Weinberg Ellerin, B.A., J.D.
John Brademas (President Emeritus),
                                                  Norman Goodman, B.A., J.D.
B.A.; D.Phil. [Oxon.]; hon.: D.C.L.,
L.H.D., Litt.D., LL.D.                            Marvin Leffler, B.S., M.B.A.
Arthur L. Carter, B.A., M.B.A.

Geraldine H. Coles

John J. Creedon, B.S., LL.B., LL.M.

Maurice R. Greenberg, LL.B.; hon.:
J.D., LL.D.

Henry Kaufman, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.;
hon.: L.H.D., LL.D.

Helen L. Kimmel, B.A.

Richard Jay Kogan, B.A., M.B.A.

Kenneth G. Langone, B.A., M.B.A.

Donald B. Marron

Thomas S. Murphy, B.S.M.E., M.B.A.

Herbert M. Paul, B.B.A., M.B.A.,
J.D., LL.M.

Lester Pollack, B.S., LL.B.

E. John Rosenwald, Jr., B.A., M.B.A.

William R. Salomon

An Introduction to Liberal Studies: The Core
Program & the Global Liberal Studies B.A.

Liberal Studies houses two programs:              liberal arts college within the framework          of NYU’s many international campuses
the Core Program, a two-year core                 of a major research university.                    in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and
curriculum program (HEGIS Code                                                                       Latin America. The senior year in New
                                                  The Core Program was founded in
5699*) from which students transition                                                                York combines advanced course work
                                                  1972. Its faculty are actively engaged in
to other NYU schools to complete                                                                     with a guided research project that
                                                  their scholarly, creative, and professional
their bachelor’s degree, and the Global                                                              integrates the four years of study.
                                                  fields, and they bring enormous
Liberal Studies Bachelor of Arts four-
                                                  enthusiasm and dedication to their                 Graduates of GLS will be world
year degree program (HEGIS Code
                                                  teaching. The program fosters close                leaders, proficient in a foreign language,
                                                  contact between faculty and students               engaged in international cultures, and
The Core Program is a full-time, two-             in and out of the classroom, and all               well-prepared for their careers and for
year liberal arts program. It offers a            students are assigned a faculty mentor             admission to professional and graduate
comprehensive liberal arts background             from the beginning of their studies. The           schools.
that serves as a strong foundation for            hallmarks of the Core Program—small
                                                                                                     *HEGIS: Higher Education General
further study. At the end of their studies,       classes, an outstanding teaching faculty,
                                                                                                     Information Survey.
students who successfully complete the            individual advisement, and an integrated
program requirements with a minimum               program of study—create an ideal                   Degree and Certificate Programs
GPA of 2.0 will enroll as juniors in              learning environment. Over 16,000                  as registered by the New York State
one of NYU’s liberal arts bachelor’s              students have successfully completed               Department of Education
degree programs in the College of                 the program and graduated from one of              Office of Higher Education
Arts and Science; Liberal Studies;                NYU’s baccalaureate programs.                      State Education Building
the Gallatin School of Individualized                                                                89 Washington Avenue
                                                  The Global Liberal Studies Bachelor of
Study; the Preston Robert Tisch Center                                                               2nd Floor, West Mezzanine
                                                  Arts (GLS) is an innovative program that           Albany, NY 12234
for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports
                                                  features core course work in the liberal
Management; the Silver School of Social
                                                  arts with a focus on great works in a              Telephone: 518-474-5851
Work; or in select liberal arts programs
                                                  global context, bringing the traditional           Web site:
at the Steinhardt School of Culture,
                                                  liberal arts into the twenty-first century.
Education, and Human Development
and the Tisch School of the Arts.                 GLS offers a rigorous course of study
                                                  that combines ideas, materials, and
The Core Program academic experience
                                                  methodologies from multiple fields of
is built upon an interdisciplinary core
                                                  inquiry, including literature, history,
curriculum that fulfills the liberal arts
                                                  philosophy, political science, physical
requirements of all the undergraduate
                                                  and biological sciences, mathematics,
programs at NYU. The Core Program
                                                  foreign language, music, and art. The
is distinguished by small classes and
                                                  core curriculum is infused with global
an environment in which faculty and
                                                  perspective, and sophomore seminars
students work closely together to develop
                                                  both reinforce this and prepare students
a community dedicated to learning. The
                                                  to spend their junior year abroad at one
Core Program functions like a small

Directory for Liberal Studies Administration
& NYU Services

Liberal Studies Departmental Offices              Billy Helton, M.S.                                Office of Residential Life and
726 Broadway, 6th Floor                           New Jersey Institute of Technology                Housing Services
New York, NY 10003-9580                           Senior Director, Administration                   726 Broadway, 7th Floor
212-998-7120                                      Telephone: 212-998-3760                           Telephone: 212-998-4600
                                                  E-mail:                      Web site:                               Robert Squillace, Ph.D.                           Off-Campus Housing Services                                   Columbia University                               Kimmel Center for University Life
                                                  Associate Dean, Academic Affairs                  60 Washington Square South,
                                                  Master Teacher                                    Suite 210
LIBERAL STUDIES                                   Telephone: 212-992-8735                           Telephone: 212-998-4411
ADMINISTRATION                                    E-mail:                              Web site:
Fred Schwarzbach, Ph.D.                                                                             living
University of London                              NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Dean, Liberal Studies                                                                               Department of Public Safety
                                                  SERVICES                                          7 Washington Place
Master Teacher
Telephone: 212-998-7175                           Office of Undergraduate Admissions                Telephone: 212-998-2222 (To report
E-mail:                            665 Broadway, 11th Floor                          an emergency)
                                                  Telephone: 212-998-4500                           Web site:
                                                  Web site:
Peter Diamond, Ph.D.                              undergraduate-admissions                          Center for Student Activities,
Johns Hopkins University                                                                            Leadership & Service
Coordinator, Core Program                         Office of the University Registrar                Kimmel Center for University Life
Master Teacher                                    Student Services Center                           60 Washington Square South,
Telephone: 212-998-8890                           25 West Fourth Street                             Suite 704
E-mail:                     Telephone: 212-998-4800                           Telephone: 212-998-4700
                                                  Web site:                   Web site:
Leah Guarino-Ramirez, M.A.                                                                          studentactivities
New York University                               Office of the Bursar
Assistant Director, Students                      Student Services Center                           Student Resource Center
Telephone: 212-998-7938                           25 West Fourth Street, 1st Floor                  Kimmel Center for University Life
E-mail:                              Telephone: 212-998-2806                           60 Washington Square South,
                                                  Web site:                      Suite 210
Wilnelia Gutierrez, M.P.A.                                                                          Telephone: 212-998-4411
New York University                               Office of Financial Aid                           Web site:
Office Manager and Executive                      Student Services Center
Assistant, Dean’s Office                          25 West Fourth Street, 1st Floor                  Academic Resource Center
Telephone: 212-998-7290                           Telephone: 212-998-4444                           18 Washington Place
E-mail:                              Web site:                 Telephone: 212-998-2272
                                                  financial-aid-and-scholarships                    Web site:
Beth Haymaker, M.F.A.
Indiana University (Bloomington)
Director, Global Programs
Telephone: 212-998-7146

The Elmer Holmes Bobst Library                    Wasserman Center for Career
70 Washington Square South                        Development
Telephone: 212-998-2500                           133 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Web site:                     Telephone: 212-998-4730
                                                  Web site:
Main Bookstore & Computer Store                   careerdevelopment
726 Broadway
Telephone: 212-998-4667                           NYU Jeffrey S. Gould Welcome
Web site:                  Center
                                                  50 West 4th Street
Student Health Center                             Telephone: 212-998-4550
726 Broadway, 3rd and 4th Floors                  Web site:
Telephone: 212-443-1000                           undergraduate-admissions/visit-us
Web site:

Counseling and Wellness Services
726 Broadway, Suite 471
Telephone: 212-998-4780
Web site:

Wellness Exchange
726 Broadway, Suite 402
Telephone: 212-443-9999
Web site:

Henry and Lucy Moses Center for
Students with Disabilities
726 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Telephone: 212-998-4980 (voice and
Web site:

NYU Office of Global Programs
110 East 14th Street, Lower Level
Telephone: 212-998-4433
Web site:

Office of Global Services
561 LaGuardia Place
Telephone: 212-998-4720
Web site:

Center for Multicultural Education
and Programs
Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South,
Suite 806
Telephone: 212-998-4343
Web site:

Liberal Studies Academic Programs

THE CORE PROGRAM                                 Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism         baccalaureate program, students may
The Core Program is a liberal education          and Sports Management; the Silver             also take a course in the natural sciences
curriculum that is based on the reading          School of Social Work; and the College        and mathematics.
of great works and includes courses              of Nursing, as well as select majors
                                                                                               Sophomore Curriculum
drawn from NYU’s other undergraduate             in the Tisch School of the Arts and
schools and colleges, allowing students          the Steinhardt School of Culture,
                                                 Education, and Human Development.             During the sophomore year, students
to begin their major during their first
                                                 In order to transition, students must         are required to complete Cultural
two years. All courses in the program
                                                 meet specific program requirements and        Foundations III and Social Foundations
take an interdisciplinary and global
                                                 be in good academic standing at the end       III that bring the sequences begun in the
approach to the study of primary works
                                                 of their sophomore year at NYU. Good          first year up to the present day. In the
from around the world. Students may
                                                 academic standing is defined as a 2.0         sophomore year, students also complete
begin their studies in New York, or at
                                                 semester and cumulative grade point           a second science (if required by the
NYU in Florence, London, or Paris. All
                                                 average and making good academic              school to which they will transition),
classes emphasize discussion in small
                                                 progress.                                     explore possible majors, and begin the
groups. Writing classes are capped at
                                                                                               coursework toward those majors in the
fifteen students, all other classes are          *The Core Program is a four-semester
                                                                                               appropriate academic departments.
capped at twenty-five. At each site, the         program.
                                                                                               Core Program students are expected to
cultural resources and contemporary
                                                 Freshman Curriculum Requirements              schedule meetings with their advisor
life of the city are an important part
                                                                                               during which they receive advice about
of coursework. Students extend their             All freshmen are required to complete a
                                                                                               choosing additional courses from
education outside the classroom by               two-semester freshman writing sequence
                                                                                               NYU’s extensive offerings. By the end of
exploring      different   ethnographic          focusing on expository writing, the
                                                                                               the sophomore year, a student should be
spaces, attending musical and theatrical         presentation of argument, and the
                                                                                               able to declare a major.
presentations, visiting museums, and             elements of research. The freshman core
sites of historical and contemporary             courses Cultural Foundations I and II and     Other Requirements
social interest.                                 Social Foundations I and II are based on
                                                                                               Residency Requirement
                                                 the study of great works from antiquity
Curriculum Overview and                          to the beginning of the modern era.           The Core Program is a four-semester
Requirements                                     In the Cultural Foundations sequence,         program. Students planning to transition
The Core Program offers a comprehensive          students study literature, the visual         to one of the baccalaureate programs
liberal arts background that serves as           and performing arts, and music. In the        at NYU normally must complete four
a strong foundation for further study.           Social Foundations sequence, students         semesters of full-time enrollment in the
At the end of two years* students in             focus on philosophy, religion, political      Core Program. Full-time enrollment
the Core Program who successfully                and social theory, and history. Taken         is defined as the completion of a
complete program requirements will               together, the two sequences can be seen       minimum of 12 credit hours in each
enroll as juniors in one of NYU’s liberal        as a global cultural history. The sequences   of the four semesters. Summer session
arts bachelor’s degree programs: the             also provide an introduction to skills in     enrollment will not be counted toward
College of Arts and Science (CAS);               critical analysis and synthetic thinking      the residency requirement. Note: Other
the Gallatin School of Individualized            that students need for successful study       NYU schools and colleges have specific
Study; Global Liberal Studies; or                in all academic disciplines. Depending        residency requirements. Students should
degree programs in the Preston Robert            on the requirements of their intended         consult the Web sites and bulletins of

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those schools and colleges for up-to-date        Required Courses*
information about these requirements.
                                                 Courses and Course Numbers
Writing Proficiency Requirement
                                                  Freshman Core Courses                               LS Course Number          Credits
Writing proficiency is required for the           Writing I                                           WRI-UF 0101                   4
NYU bachelor’s degree. The writing                Writing II                                          WRII-UF 0102                  4
proficiency requirement is fulfilled by
                                                  Cultural Foundations I                              CFI-UF 0101                   4
completing the Writing II course with a
                                                  Cultural Foundations II                             CFII-UF 0102                  4
minimum grade of C.
                                                  Social Foundations I                                SFI-UF 0101                   4
Quantitative Reasoning (Mathematics)              Social Foundations II                               SFII-UF 0102                  4
Requirement                                       Sophomore Core Courses
Students in the Core Program must                 Cultural Foundations III                            CFIII-UF 0103                 4
fulfill the mathematics and/or science            Social Foundations III                              SFIII-UF 0103                 4
requirements for the bachelor’s degree
                                                  Science†                                                                         4-8
to be conferred by an undergraduate
                                                  (Science courses offered by Liberal Studies are: ENSTU-UF 0101
school or college of NYU. The Core
                                                  Environmental Studies, Life Science, History LISCI-UF 0101
Program requires only one mathematics             of the Universe, Science of Technology)          HOU-UF 0101
or one science course prior to transition;                                                         SCTEC-UF 0101
however, it is recommended that
students transitioning to CAS take                LS Elective Courses                                                            24-28
both science courses required by CAS              (Includes Mathematics** courses, courses            AFGC-UF 0101
while in Liberal Studies (LS). The                taken in other NYU schools, or elective             EAGC-UF 0101
choice of major often determines which            courses offered by Liberal Studies. Electives       INTGS-UF 0101
                                                  offered by Liberal Studies are: African             LAGC-UF 0101
mathematics class is required. LS does
                                                  Cultures, East Asian Cultures, Introduction         MEGC-UF 0101
not offer mathematics courses; students           to Global Studies, Latin American Cultures,         SAGC-UF 0101
take the appropriate courses offered at           Middle Eastern Cultures, South Asian                ELEC-UF 0101
CAS. Students should consult the LS               Cultures,Topics in the Humanities, Creative         CWP-UF 0101
Advising Center staff and refer to the            Writing: Places, Creative Writing: Global           CWGV-UF 0101
specific departmental Web sites and               Voices, Principles of Macroeconomics,               ECI-UF 0101
                                                  Principles of Microeconomics, Internship)           ECII-UF 0102
bulletins for information about the
                                                                                                      INT-UF 0201
mathematics requirements for their
bachelor’s degree program.                        Total Credits                                                                    64

Core Program Electives                           (See page 28 for detailed course descriptions.)
While enrolled in the Core Program,              *LS students studying in Florence, London, and Paris take equivalent LS and NYU
students take courses at the NYU                 courses and credit hours. For more information, go to:
school or college where they will earn 
their bachelor’s degree. While these
                                                 †Students pursuing a prehealth track do not take LS science courses but will be advised to
courses are considered electives in the
                                                 take appropriate required courses at the College of Arts and Science. The LS curriculum
Core Program, they should be selected            guidelines for students transitioning to the College of Arts and Science for prehealth are
so that they fulfill either school, major,       posted at
or minor requirements in the school
to which students intend to transfer.            †**Some students take these courses during the sophomore year.
Students in the Core Program may also            **See “Quantitative Reasoning (Mathematics) Requirement” at left for more information.
take any of the electives open to Global

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Liberal Studies students, as well as             additional requirements outlined below.      in their concentration: Approaches,
Advanced Writing Studio, Global                  All GLS classes are small, discussion-       Junior Independent Research Seminar,
Topics, and Approaches courses—space             based, and writing-intensive. Students       and the year-long Senior Colloquium/
permitting. Core Program students may            and their instructors chart their progress   Thesis class; a sequence that provides
not register for the Junior Independent          through use of an ePortfolio, building       instruction in the theories and methods
Research Seminar, Experiential Learning          their portfolios and making new              of a particular area of the Global Studies
I and II, or the Senior Colloquium/              connections with other students and          field. Students take progressively greater
Thesis. They may petition to take a              faculty members throughout all four          responsibility for directing their own
Senior Seminar.                                  years, and gathering resources to draw       independent projects, culminating in
                                                 upon in composing their senior theses.       the senior thesis.
                                                 Students have sufficient elective credits
GLOBAL LIBERAL STUDIES B.A.                                                                   In addition to their concentration-
                                                 to complete a minor or a second major
                                                                                              specific classes, students take a variety
The Global Liberal Studies (GLS)                 at NYU.
                                                                                              of required seminars and electives on
Bachelor of Arts is part of the family
                                                 The Core Curriculum                          global topics, from economic and
of Global Studies degrees offered
                                                                                              political issues to arts and media, from
at universities around the world.                The basis of the GLS curriculum is an
                                                                                              the growth of immense global networks
Global Studies examines the causes,              eight-course core that equips students to
                                                                                              to the nature of ethnicity in everyday
consequences, and nature of globalization        write in numerous genres and contexts,
                                                                                              local life. These seminars require the
from its beginnings in the ancient world         acquaints them with foundational great
                                                                                              completion of a significant research
to the present. GLS is distinguished             works from around the world that
                                                                                              project. Sophomores also normally
by its humanistic emphasis; it focuses           remain influential today, introduces
                                                                                              complete an intensive language course
on understanding the political, social,          fundamental scientific concepts and
                                                                                              in preparation for the junior year of
and cultural ramifications of living in a        methods, and involves them in close
                                                                                              international study.
world of intersecting local, national, and       study of at least one non-Western
global forces. GLS students are trained          region. Students read the foundational       The Junior Year Curriculum
in strategic thinking by engaging in             works of many world cultures in their
                                                                                              All GLS juniors spend a full year
interdisciplinary study of the entire            material and intellectual contexts
                                                                                              studying at an NYU global academic
world as an interconnected system,               and independently make critical and
                                                                                              center. The sites available in a given year
and they get practical experience living         imaginative connections across time and
                                                                                              are carefully selected to ensure that all
and working across cultures through a            space.
                                                                                              required courses are available and to
required junior year at an NYU global
                                                 Students may begin GLS in New York or        optimize access to experiential learning
site. GLS students focus their work in
                                                 at NYU Florence, London, or Paris. The       options. The locations for junior year
a particular area of expertise during the
                                                 GLS programs in Florence, London, and        study in a typical year include NYU
junior and senior year, preparing them
                                                 Paris fit in seamlessly with the academic    global sites in Asia, Europe, Latin
for more advanced studies or work in
                                                 program at Washington Square so that         America, and the Middle East. (See
such fields as international finance,
                                                 course requirements are met on time for      page 61 for descriptions of every NYU
global media, and human rights.
                                                 graduation in four years.                    global site.) Students do not just study
                                                                                              at an international site—the site itself
Curriculum Overview and                          The Upper Division Curriculum
                                                                                              becomes an important subject of study.
                                                 The GLS upper division curriculum            Experiential learning, special topics,
GLS is an integrated, four-year                  centers on a student’s concentration,        and language courses immerse students
curriculum. All students must complete           which they declare in the fall of            in the history and contemporary culture
a core curriculum, a concentration               sophomore year. Students may begin           of the site and sets it in a global context,
selected from among departmental                 taking upper division courses as early       while students prepare for their senior
offerings, the junior year at an NYU             as the spring of freshman year and           theses by developing a substantial
global site, a senior thesis, and                must take a minimum of four courses          research essay in an online course that

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connects them with their classmates at           The Senior Year Curriculum                  and integrating the interpretations of
other sites to create a global perspective                                                   prior thinkers, and writing an extended
                                                 During senior year, students return to
on issues.                                                                                   argument—are all germane to almost
                                                 New York for a year of coursework and
                                                                                             any future career.
The Experiential Learning component              guided research that integrates their
comprises two courses that involve               junior year of international study with     Other Requirements
students in a cycle of experience,               the liberal arts foundation established
                                                                                             Writing Proficiency Requirement
reflection, and the formulation                  in freshman and sophomore year. Two
of concepts that, in turn, guide                 required Senior Seminars challenge          Writing proficiency is required for the
the understanding of place-based                 students to engage at an equal level        NYU bachelor’s degree. The writing
experiences. These experiences take              with the major scholarship and most         proficiency requirement is fulfilled by
the form both of group community                 advanced practices concerning any of an     completing the Global Writing Seminar
excursions and individual community              array of global issues and themes. Guided   with a minimum grade of C.
placements (such as internships,                 electives allow students to extend their
                                                                                             Intensive Language Study Requirement
volunteer opportunities, and, on                 studies on topics of personal interest or
occasion, individual research projects).         to complete a minor or second major.        Language study is a keystone of GLS,
The goal is to involve students with the                                                     as one cannot understand global history
                                                 The full-year Senior Colloquium/Thesis
workplace culture and social practices                                                       and issues without extended study of
                                                 course completes the student’s progress
of the site city so that they may reflect                                                    a language besides English. All GLS
                                                 toward full intellectual independence
on and formulate concepts about                                                              students engage in advanced foreign
                                                 while allowing him or her to investigate
the creation of the city’s cultural and                                                      language study, regardless of their
                                                 in a global framework the particular
social milieu and its relation to global                                                     initial level of proficiency. GLS has a
                                                 experiences of the junior year site.
frameworks in a way that is informed by                                                      language study requirement as well as
                                                 Drawing on the insights from across
their concentration.                                                                         a language proficiency requirement.
                                                 their four years in the program, students
                                                                                             Students must both attain proficiency
The principal aim of Experiential                master the precise aspect of global
                                                                                             through at least the intermediate level
Learning I is immersion in the current           interchange on which they choose to
                                                                                             and study in the language of their
and historical character of the site.            focus, ensuring they graduate with
                                                                                             junior year international site during
Classroom instruction provides an                genuine expertise on a topic important
                                                                                             each semester at the site; in addition,
interdisciplinary perspective on the             to them, potential future employers,
                                                                                             students must have proficiency through
local, regional, national, and global            and graduate or professional schools.
                                                                                             the beginning level (normally courses I/
forces that have shaped the character of         Each section of the course unites
                                                                                             II in a sequence, which may be taught
life in the site city. Experiential Learning     students in the same concentration
                                                                                             in a single intensive semester) before
II focuses on the student’s community            who have spent their junior year at
                                                                                             studying at an international site. Thus,
placement; with the guidance of the              various locations; thus helping students
                                                                                             a student who does not speak the
instructor, students independently               gain a global perspective on their
                                                                                             language of the junior year site host
reflect on and formulate concepts                topics. The Colloquium/Thesis course
                                                                                             country will be expected to take at
relating directly to their community             offers grounding in the theoretical
                                                                                             least one semester of the appropriate
placement. The community placement,              texts relevant to advanced work in the
                                                                                             intensive language course before the
which the student actively participates          concentration, close guidance in the
                                                                                             junior year or one year of the language
in securing with guidance from relevant          composition of the thesis, and practice
                                                                                             if it is not offered in intensive format.
personnel, falls within the area defined         in the oral presentation of complex
                                                                                             But regardless of the level of prior
by the student’s GLS concentration and,          ideas. In addition to subject expertise,
                                                                                             fluency, study of the site language must
as much as possible, relates to individual       the skills the Colloquium/Thesis course
                                                                                             continue in each semester of the junior
academic interests.                              teaches—defining a major project’s
                                                                                             year. Students who already have some
                                                 parameters, testing concepts against
                                                                                             level of proficiency in the language of
                                                 actual experience, interpreting evidence
                                                                                             the junior year site will take a placement

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test and either continue language                Degree Requirements
study at a higher level (for example, in
                                                 Core Curriculum Required Courses
an advanced grammar class and one
                                                  Freshman Year                                    LS Course Number   Credits
conversation class) or take one higher
                                                  Global Writing Seminar                           GWS-UF 0101          4
level language instruction class and one
class taught in the language of the host          Cultural Foundations I                           CFI-UF 0101          4
country. Students who already have                Cultural Foundations II                          CFII-UF 0102         4
advanced or near-native proficiency will          Social Foundations I                             SFI-UF 0101          4
take two classes taught in the language           Social Foundations II                            SFII-UF 0102         4
of the host country during the junior             Courses that may be taken any year
year. Fluency is established by testing           Global Cultures                                  AFGC-UF 0101         4
out of the intermediate level (normally,          (Any one of: African Cultures, East Asian        EAGC-UF 0101
level IV) in the language department’s            Cultures, Latin American Cultures, Middle        LAGC-UF 0101
placement test.                                   Eastern Cultures, South Asian Cultures)          MEGC-UF 0101
                                                                                                   SAGC-UF 0101
GLS Electives
                                                  Science I (Physical Science; choose              HOU-UF 0101          4
Students complement their GLS course              between: History of the Universe, Science        SCTEC-UF 0101
                                                  of Technology)
work with a wide array of electives in
GLS and in other NYU schools chosen               Science II (Life/Environmental Science;          ENSTU-UF 0101        4
                                                  choose between: Environmental Studies,           LISCI-UF 0101
in careful consultation with their
                                                  Life Science)
advisor. These may include Introduction
to Global Studies, Principles of                 Upper Division Required Courses
Macroeconomics,        Principles    of           Sophomore Seminar: Approaches                    APR-UF 0201          4
Microeconomics, Creative Writing:                 Sophomore Seminar: Global Topics                 GT-UF 0201           4
Global Voices, Creative Writing: Places,
Internship Seminar, various Topics In             Upper Division GLS Elective                      GT-UF 0201           4
Humanities electives, and advanced                (Any one of: A second Global Topics              AWS-UF 0201
language instruction in CAS. Students             course, Advanced Writing Studio, Cultural        CFIII-UF 0103
                                                  Foundations III, Social Foundations III)         SFIII-UF 0103
also may pursue a cross-school minor,
of which more than 100 are available,             Advanced Global Cultures                         AGCI-UF 9301         4
including several languages and                   Experiential Learning I                          EXLI-UF 9301         4
economics in CAS, business studies                Experiential Learning II                         EXLII-UF 9302        2
in CAS and NYU Stern School of                    Junior Independent Research Seminar              IRS-UF 0301          2
Business, and communication studies in            Senior Colloquium                                SCOI-UF 0401         4
the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture,             Senior Thesis                                    SRTH-UF 0402         6
Education, and Human Development.                 2 Senior Seminars                                SCAI-UF 0401         8
                                                  Electives (includes language courses,                                 54
                                                  courses taken in other NYU schools, or
                                                  elective courses offered by Liberal Studies)
                                                  Total Credits for B.A. Degree                                        128

                                                 (See page 28 for detailed course descriptions.)

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Liberal Studies Academic Advising

The academic advising system is                   about meeting deadlines for registering        FACULTY MENTORS
designed to help students navigate a              for courses, making schedule changes,          In addition to the services offered by the
complex university, identify students’            withdrawing from courses, satisfying           LS Advising Center, all LS students are
academic goals, and provide advice and            incompletes, applying for internal             also mentored by an LS faculty member.
information about how best to achieve             transfer, and applying for study abroad.       Faculty mentors engage in discussions
those goals. Liberal Studies (LS) is              E-mail announcements are sent to flag          about student interests, aspirations, and
student-oriented: class size is kept small        these deadlines and to announce the            new perspectives on life. Faculty mentors
to ensure substantial faculty-student             schedule of pre-registration information       may also refer students to a professional
interaction, faculty know their students          sessions each semester. Core Program           advisor in the LS Advising Center to have
by name, and the academic advising                students can register for classes via Albert   an academic or registration issue solved;
system provides academic support and              (NYU’s online registration system) only        to the NYU Student Health Center
problem-solving services. Together,               after being cleared to register, and they      for medical treatment or psychological
students and their advisors and mentors           are approved for registration clearance        counseling; to the Wasserman Center
establish working relationships that              each semester by their advisor. All            for Career Development to get expert
foster academic excellence and personal           Core Program students are required to          advice about finding an internship,
growth. Visit the Academic Advising               attend a pre-registration session before       developing a résumé, or beginning
Web site (            scheduling a registration meeting with         a job search; or to specific NYU
StudentAdvising) for additional advising          their advisor. Advisors remind students        departments, resources, or Web sites to
resources.                                        of the degree and transfer requirements        obtain additional information. Students
                                                  yet to be satisfied, give advice about         have a responsibility to be proactive in
                                                  choosing electives, and answer students’       arranging and keeping appointments
PROFESSIONAL STAFF ADVISORS                       questions about majors, requirements,          with their faculty mentor.
The LS Advising Center, located at                and deadlines.
726 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York,                                                               Core Program
NY 10003, is open Mondays through                 Global Liberal Studies
Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. LS                                                                 All Core Program students are assigned
                                                  All GLS students are assigned a                a faculty mentor, who they are normally
academic advising staff is available for
                                                  professional staff advisor who will            advised by for the two years that they
individual in-person meetings with
                                                  work with them throughout their                spend in the Core Program. Faculty
students or via e-mail and Skype for
                                                  undergraduate career. The academic             mentors in the Core Program engage
students studying abroad.
                                                  advisor is a resource to assist students       students in conversations about
                                                  with matters such as registering,              the curriculum, its relation to their
Core Program                                      understanding degree requirements,             undergraduate experience, and its
All Core Program students are assigned            selecting electives, choosing minors           intended impact on lifelong intellectual
a professional academic advisor who will          and second majors, understanding               and professional pursuits. They focus
work with them throughout the two                 study abroad options, making schedule          their mentorship on guiding students
years that they spend in the program.             changes, satisfying incompletes, and           to realistic academic goals, encouraging
The academic advising staff is a resource         withdrawing from courses. GLS students         self-reliance, and making informed
for students regarding transition                 can register for classes via Albert only       decisions.
requirements to their baccalaureate               after being cleared to register, and they
program. The LS Advising Center                   are approved for registration clearance
also provides information to students             each semester by their advisor.

LIBERAL STUDIES ACADEMIC ADVISING • LIBERAL STUDIES • NEW YORK UNIVERSITY                                                               19
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