Newly Approved Courses

 Summer 2020 Newly Approved Courses Spring 2020 Newly Approved Courses | Fall 2019 Newly Approved Courses 

Hundreds of new courses are added to the Columbia undergraduate curriculum each year. So that students may be apprised of these offerings, new courses are collected on this page. Students are encouraged to check back periodically to review these new offerings.

Summer 2020 Newly Approved Courses

Last update: 4//30/20

African American and African Diaspora Studies
AFAM GU4000 Gospel Music in Modern America
AFAM GU4468 Post-1945 Jazz
Art History and Archaeology
AHIS S2600THE ARTS OF CHINA
AHIS S4654 Painting in the Mid-Twentieth Century, 1929- 1980
AHIS S4655 Performing the City
Biochemistry
BCHM GU4501BIOCHEM I-STRUCTURE/METABOLISM
Biology
BIOL GU4310Virology
Classics
CLCV UN3059WORLDS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT
CLCV UN3111PLATO&CONFUCIUS: COMP ANC PHIL
Earth and Environmental Sciences
EESC UN1004 Dinosaurs and the History of Life
English and Comparative Literature
CLEN OC3245 Black Americans and the City of Light
ENGL S3826 Jane Austen and the Poets
CLEN S3484 Inventions of the Self: Autofiction, Therapy, and Neuroplasticity
CLEN S3987Q Narrative Forms of Medicine: Forms of Autobiography
CLEN S4521 Topics in Comparative Literature: Defining Life
French
FREN UN3242French Language, Culture, and Society through the Discovery of Paris
History
HIST UN2478US INTELLECTUAL HIST 1865-PRES
HIST UN333520TH CENT NEW YOUR CITY HIST
Italian
ITAL UN3643 History of Italian Cinema
Music
AHMM UN3320MUSIC-EAST ASIA-SOUTHEAST ASIA
MUSI UN2240The Song Within Us: Composition, Analysis, Performance
Philosophy
PHIL UN3800PHILOSOPHY, JUSTICE AND SOCIAL ACTIVISM
Political Science
POLS UN3100Justice
POLS UN3260LATINO POLITICAL EXPERIENCE
POLS UN3671 China's Foreign Relations
POLS UN3720RESEARCH DESIGN: SCOPE AND METHODS
POLS GU4835FRML&INFRML TERRORIST ACTRS
Religion
RELI UN1612
RELI S2335 Religion in Black America: An Introduction
RELI S4619 Islam in Popular Culture
Writing
WRIT UN3215ART WRITING FOR WRITERS

Spring 2020 Newly Approved Courses

Last update: 11/25/19

Anthropology
ANTH UN2019Documentary/Ethnography/Film: Exploration and Experimentation
ANTH UN3893The Bomb
Art History and Archaeology
AHIS UN2317Renaissance Architecture
AHIS UN3012 Restitution or Repatriation of Culture Heritage: New Directions?
AHIS UN3446Contemporary Queer Art Practices: Subculture, Sexuality, and the Politics of Performance
AHIS UN3612Body, Camera, Action: Japan in Conversation with the Global Avant-Garde
AHIS GU4023Medieval Art II: From Pope Gregory to the Eve of the Reformation
AHIS GU4520Gothic Nature
AHIS GU4585The Early Mosque: Shaping Sacred Space
Biology
BIOL GU4002 Macromolecular Structure and Interactions
Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
CSER UN3934Black/Brown History of Rock and Roll
Classics
CLCV UN3005RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE GRECO-ROMAN WORLD
CLCV UN3007Pagans and Christians in the Later Roman Empire
CLCV UN3220War, reality and truth in Thucydides
CLGM GU4300Retranslation: Worlding C. P. Cavafy
CLGM GU4450How to do things with Homosexual Βodies
Comparative Literature and Society
CLPS GU4220Psychoanalysis and Writing (Freud, Schreber, Lacan)
CPLS GU4315Multilingual Technologies and Language Diversity
CLPS GU4510Jacques Lacan: An introduction to his work
CPLS GU4892Subaltern Urbanism
Earth and Environmetal Sciences
EESC GU4009Chemical Geology
Earth Institute
ENVB OC2160SEE-U Costa Rica: Forest and Agroforest Systems
East Asian Languages and Cultures
KHMR UN2102Intermediate Khmer II
EAAS UN3116Supernatural in East Asia
HSEA UN3120Borderland Economies of China
EAAS UN3122Modern Chinese Poetry in a Global Context
EAAS UN3206Migrant Literature: From China to a Global World
VIET UN3102 Third Year Vietnamese II
JPNS UN3611Tokyo Olympics Japanese II- N2 Proficiency Level
JPNS GU4013Fourth Year Business Japanese II
HSEA GU4231Transpacific Empires
EAAS GU4233Sonic Modernity in East Asia
JPNS GU4611Tokyo Olympics Japanese II- N1 Proficiency Level
HSEA GU4891LAW IN CHINESE HISTORY
HSEA GU4816Comparing Indigeneities
Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
EEEB OC3021Adapation to Changing Climates
English and Comparative Literature
ENGL UN3042Ulysses
CLEN UN3125 Medieval Encounters
ENGL UN3241African American Literature: The Essay
ENGL UN3255Victorian Relations
CLEN UN3335 Poetry and Philosophy
CLEN UN3360Theaters of Gods and Heroes
ENTA UN3786Studies in Drama: Women on Center Stage
CLEN GU4075Occultism, Postcoloniality, and Modernism
ENGL GU4110Avant-Garde Feminist Poetry
ENGL GU4215Epic Histories: Gibbon/Benjamin
ENGL GU4248Literature and Science in Early Modern England
CLEN GU4335Poetry and Philosophy
ENGL GU4415Victorian Novel
CLEN GU4728Literature in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
ENGL GU4750Clarissa
French
FREN UN3241French Language and Culture through Theater and Performance
FRST OC3827 Politics in Europe- European Politics
CLFR GU4720History & Literature: Going Micro
FREN GU4426 Rousseau, Women and Gender
History
HIST UN2235The First American Gilded Age, 1870-1919
HIST UN2298The Soviet Century: Russia and Eurasia 1917-present
HIST UN2323Nineteenth-Century Britain
HIST UN2336Everyday Communism
HIST UN2897Topics in Modern Ukrainian History
HIST UN2987Technology and US Politics
HIST UN3113Popular Culture in the Late Medieval Low Countries
HIST UN3171Who Counts?: U.S. Census and Politics
HIST UN3268The Critique of Curiosity
HIST UN3277History of Urban Crime and Policing in Latin America in Global Perspective
HIST GU4263 Monuments and Memories in 20th Century Europe
HIST GU4278Men in Crisis: Europe, 1890-1945
HIST GU4522Jews, Magic, and Science in Premodern Europe
HIST GU4699Medieval Franciscans and their World
HIST GU4773American Women’s History; Society, Politics, & the State, 1968-2008
HIST GU4935Science and Art in Early Modern Europe
Human Rights
HRTS GU4195Topics in History, Memory and Transitional Justice
HRTS GU4360Menstruation, Gender, and Rights: Interdisciplinary Approaches
HRTS GU4380Advocating and Campaigning for Social and Economic Rights
Italian
ITAL GU4019TOPICS in MICROHISTORY
Jewish Studies
JWST GU4145 Introduction to Israeli Cinema
JWST GU4990Topics in Jewish Studies
Latin American and Iberian Cultures
SPAN UN3533Women, Culture, Activism & Gender in Latin America
Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
MDES UN2004Conflicts: Regions and Religions
MDES UN3046The Intersectional Politics of Religion
MDES GU4049Climate and Empire
MDES GU4649Political Economy of South Asia
Music
MUSI GU4109Music, Musicians and Mobility in the Early Modern Period
MUSI GU4308Theory and Analysis of Jazz and Improvisation
MUSI GU4325Introduction to Cognitive Musicology
MUSI GU4406Acoustic Ecologies
Political Science
POLS GU4112 Theories of Political Action
POLS GU4412ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS IN LATIN AMERICA
POLS GU4436POPULISM IN EUROPE AND THE WORLD
POLS GU4716QUANT METH 2 APPL REG CAUS INF
POLS GU4848ISRAELI NATL SEC STRAT POL DEC
POLS GU4863INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
POLS UN3225American Constitutional History
POLS UN3245Race and Ethnicity In American Politics
POLS UN3591CIVIL WARS &POLITICAL VIOLENCE
POLS UN3871CHINA'S FOREIGN RELATIONS
POLS UN3912Seminar in Political Theory (Nonviolence)
Pyschology
PSYC GU4482Neural Plasticity
PSYC GU4646Socio-Ecological Psychology
PSYC GU4673Political Psychology
PSYC UN1420RESEARCH METHODS - HUMAN BEHAVIOR
PSYC UN1990Global Behavioral Science
PSYC UN2470Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology
PSYC UN3693Stress in an Interpersonal Context
Religion
RELI GU4204Religions of the Iranian World
RELI GU4221 Hegel and Kierkegaard
RELI UN1612
Slavic Languages
CLRS UN3311Stalin’s Heirs: The Literature of the Thaw
UKRN GU4007Advanced Ukrainian Through Literature, Media and Politics II
SLCL GU4059Periphery and Its Empires: Ukrainian and Russian Art from Peter the Great to the Present
CLRS GU4191A Specter Haunting Europe: Radical Thought from the French Revolution to Russian
CLGR GU4251Fascism by the Book: Literature, Culture and Politics in Nazi Germany
Sustainable Development
SDEV GU4240 Science Communication
Writing
WRIT UN3017Incarcerated Yet Inspired: Exploring Criminal Justice Through Creative Writing
WRIT UN3126Animal Tales
WRIT UN3127Time Moves Both Ways
WRIT UN3018Inhabiting Form: Writing the Body

Fall 2019 Newly Approved Courses

Last update: 6/13/19

African American and African Diaspora Studies
AFAS UN3943Senior Pro Seminar
Anthropology
ANTH UN3662Principles of Art in Archaeological Practice
ANTH UN3763AIDS, The Arts, Body Cultures
ANTH GU4142Language, Culture, Power
Art History and Archaeology
AHIS UN2105Greek Myths Seen Through Ancient Greek and Roman Art
AHIS UN2427Twentieth-Century Architecture
AHIS UN3100Hellenistic Sculpture: Intellectuals, Gods, Kings & Fishermen
AHIS UN3314Inganno and Engaño: Art and the Rhetoric of Deceit between Spain and Italy
AHIS UN3450Art and Empire
AHIS UN3611Korean Art in the Age of Global Encounters
AHIS GU4150Tourism, Nature, and the North American Landscape
AHIS GU4748A History of Architectural Theory
AHIS GU4749Bauhaus and Architecture
Classics
CLCV GU4106Religions of the Roman world
CLST UN3104The Early Silk Road and World of the Indian Ocean (2500 BCE–1000 CE)
Committe on Global Thought
CGTH GU4100Diaspora and Transnationalism: Critical Reflections on the Politics of Homeland
Comparative Litearture and Society
Advanced Topics in Medical Humanities: Body, Blood,Race, and Culture
East Asian Languages and Cultures
VIET UN3101Third Year Vietnamese I
EAAS UN3124The Supernatural and Boundaries in East Asian Literature and Performance
JPNS UN3610PRACTICAL JAPANESE I - N2 LEVEL PROFICIENCY
JPNS GU4012Fourth Year Business Japanese I
EAAS GU4123Japanese Documentary Films
HSEA GU4222China's Global Histories: People, Space, and Power
JPNS GU4610PRACTICAL JAPANESE I - N1 LEVEL PROFICIENCY
EAAS GU4810Women and Literary Culture in Japan
HSEA GU4814Space and Place in Urbanizing Tibet: Indigenous Experiences in China
HSEA GU4815Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism
Ecology, Evolution, and Envioronmental Biology
EEEB UN3023Scientific Analysis and Presentation
EEEB GU4005Conservation Policy
EEEB GU4129Zoo Conservation
English and Comparative Literature
ENTA UN3340Environmental crisis on the Shakespearean Stage
ENGL UN3351SEVENTEENTH CENTURY POETRY (DONNE, HERBERT, MARVELL)
ENGL UN3398Odd Women in Victorian England
ENGL UN3579Castaways and Containers: Modernity at Sea
ENGL UN3629American Nature Poetry: Whitman, Dickinson, Stevens, Frost, Moore
ENGL UN3637Poetry and Catastrophe
ENGL UN3722Hollywood’s Countercultural Cinema: Movies of the 1970’s
ENGL UN3791True Crime: Fact and Feeling
ENTA UN3942Drama and the American Dream
CLEN GU4015Vernacular Paleography
ENGL GU4213Staging Early Modern London
ENGL GU4391Nineteenth-Century Thrillers
ENGL GU4400Romanticism
ENGL GU4506Post-War American Literature: 1945-1985
CLEN GU4567Du Bois, Gramsci, Ambedkar: Three Men on Emancipation
ENGL GU4636Science Fiction
ENGL GU4637Literature and Health Humanities
CLEN GU472318th C Comparative Novel
ENTA GU4725Technologies of Modern Drama
CLEN GU4771The Literary History of Atrocity
ENGL GU4794Heroes, Lovers, and Visionaries: English Literature to 1500
ENGL GU4913The Novel Now: Contemporary Fiction in English
Film
FILM UN2190Topics in American Cinema
FILM UN2296Arab and African Filmmaking
FILM UN3931French Queer Cinema
FILM GU4952Film TV and Internet in Brazilian Re-democratization: 1984-2014
French and Romance Philology
FREN UN3883French Civilization through Graphic Novels and Cinema
FREN UN3920"Blanchite" Thinking Whiteness in French
CLFR GU4716FRANCOPHONE ROMANCE LOVE, SEX, INTIMACY IN THE FRENCH COLONIAL WORLD
FREN GU4627Communism or Democracy? A French Debate at the end of the 20th Century
History
HIST UN1786History of the City in Latin America
HIST UN3019Rivers, Politics, and Power in the United States
HIST UN3069History of the American Middle Class
HIST UN3087Madness to Prozac: The Sciences of the Self in the Modern Era
HIST UN3562The Seven Years’ War (1754-1763), Global Perspective: Europe, Asia, Africa, and Americas
HIST GU4085Slavery in the Roman World
HIST GU4121MARGINS OF HISTORIOGRAPHY:
HIST GU4562Black Britain, 1919-2019
Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies
JWST GU4510Rules and Reasons: Israeli Law vs. Jewish Law
Italian
ITAL UN3341Art Itineraries: Italian through Art
ITAL UN3660Terrorism in Literature and Film: Cultural Reflections between Italian Red Brigades & 9/11
ITAL UN3865Introduction to Fashion Studies
ITAL GU4068Out of Italy: The Italian Language Across Europe and the Mediterranean (1200-1700)
Linguistics
LING UN3102Endangered Languages in the Global City: Lang, Culture, and Migration in Contempary NYC
Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
MDES UN3046The Intersectional Politics of Religion
MDES UN3263Cannabis and Culture: Hashish, Law and Social History in Egypt
MDES GU4640Advanced Urdu
Music
MUSI UN3343Shades of Brown: Music in the South Asian Diaspora
MUSI UN3344Curating Popular Music: From Song Pluggers to Spotify
MUSI UN3346REIMAGINING RESISTANCE:SOUND AS SUBVERSION IN 20TH & 21ST CENTURY AMERICAN EXPERIMENTALISM
MUSI GU4801Music and the Electrical Imaginary
MUSI GU4802Sound, Music and Death
MUSI GU4810Sound: Foundations
Physical Education
PHED UN1111Cardio Fitness - Hybrid
PHED UN1112Mindful Walking
PHED UN1113Yoga and Meditation
PHED UN1114The Mindful Student
Political Science
POLS GU4403The Political Economy of China
Psychology
PSYC UN3621Creativity and the Good Life
PSYC UN3624Adolescent Mental Health: Causes, Correlates, Consequences
PSYC GU4242Evolution of Language (Seminar)
PSYC GU4281The Psychology of Curiosity
PSYC GU4627Seminar in Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Related Disorders
Religion
RELI UN3309Modern Islamic Thought
RELI GU4206HISTORY, TIME, AND TRADITION
RELI GU4311Fanon: Religion, Race, Philosophy in Africa and beyond
RELI GU4613Silence
RELI GU4617Image Theories in Chinese Religions
Slavic Languages
CLRS UN3310Crime, Punishment and Redemption: Russian Literature on Trial
UKRN GU4006Advanced Ukrainian Through Literature, Media, and Politics
Sociology
SOCI UN1203The Social Animal in the Digital Age
SOCI UN2235Sexuality in Social Context
SOCI UN3937Sociology of Human Rights
SOCI GU4411Politics and Society in Central Eastern Europe
SOCI GU4982Risk and Intimacy
Statistics
STAT UN1010Statistical Thinking for Data Science with Python Labs
Sustainable Development
SDEV GU4101Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainable Development
Visual Arts
VIAR UN3133Color: Theory and Practice
Women's and Gender Studies
WMST GU4350Performing feminist activisms in Contemporary Latin America