Newly Approved Courses

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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.

Spring 2018 Newly Approved Courses

Last update: 10/5/17

Anthropology
ANTH UN2071MATERIAL RELIGION
Classics
CLLT UN3127Hercules: Hero, Murderer, Philosopher, Buffoon
Earth Institute
SDEV GU4050 Essential Connections: US Water and Energy Policy in a Resource-Constrained World
East Asian Languages and Cultures
EAAS UN3117The Supernatural in Japanese Literature: Monsters, Ghosts, & Science
HSEA GU4110Histories of Science & Technology in East Asia
Economics
ECON GU4710 Finance and the Real Economy
English and Comparative Literature
ENGL UN3739Memoir & Social Justice
History
HIST UN2909World War I as Global Crucible
HIST UN3366Intellectual Life in Nineteenth-Century Britain
HIST UN3418American Futures in the Progressive Era
HIST UN3789Histories of Poverty in Africa (formerly HIST W4789)
Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
CLME GU4226Arabic Autobiography: Global Dimensions (formerly CLME G4226 'Arabic Self-Narratives')
Music
MUSI UN3183Film Music: The History and Aesthetics of the Hollywood Film Score
MUSI GU4155Experiments in Opera Since 1970
MUSI GU4375Music and Madness
MUSI GU4470MUSIC AND BOLLYWOOD
MUSI GU4630Recorded Sound
Psychology
PSYC GU4229 Attention and Perception
Religion
RELI UN3518Buddhism in East Asian Medical Cultures
RELI GU4526 Food and Sex in Premodern Chinese Buddhism
Slavic Languages
CLRS GU4038Dostoevsky in the 1870s: Demons, Diary of a Writer, Adolescent, and Dickens.
Sociology
SOCI UN3981Migration and Development

Fall 2017 Newly Approved Courses

Last update: 10/5/17
 

Anthropology
ANTH UN2001Nationalism, Populism, Democracy
ANTH UN2007Indian and Nigerian Film Cultures (formerly ANTH V3008 "Maximum Cinemas: Indian and Nigerian Film Cultures")
ANTH UN2026On Precarity
ANTH UN2031Corpse Life: Anthropological Histories of the Dead [Previously Archaeologies of Death and
ANTH UN3151Living/Thinking/Doing with Animals: Human-Animal Relationships in the Past, Present, & Fut
ANTH UN3701Crime and Punishment
ANTH UN3803Language Matters
ANTH GU4407Mass Violence and Its Aftermaths in Southeast Asia
Art History and Archaeology
AHIS UN2414In and Around Abstract Expressionism
AHIS UN3309Virtual Space: Renaissance Perspective (1400-1750)
AHIS UN3432The Global Division of Documentary Labor
AHIS UN3433Enlightenment and Archaeology
AHIS UN3602Death and the Afterlife in East Asian Buddhist Art
AHIS UN3434Diplomacy by Ceramics: Introduction to the Soft Power of One Medium Across World Cultures
CLST GU4514Roman Coins and History: A Hands-On Seminar on an Unpublished Collection
AHCL GU4541Post-War Critical Theory: Re-inventions
AHIS GU4583The Craft of Ivory
Biology
BIOL UN2700Past and future of the human genome
Center for the Study of Human Rights
HRTS GU4300Economic and Social Rights in Policy and Practice (formerly HRTS GR5300)
HRTS GU4650Children's Rights Advocacy
Classics
CLCV UN3005RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE GRECO-ROMAN WORLD
GRKM UN3935Hellenism and the Topographical Imagination (formerly GRKM UN3920 'The World Responds to the Greeks')
Committee on Global Thought
CGTH UN3401Seminar in Global Thought: Inquiries into an Interconnected World
Earth Institute
SDEV UN3350Environmental Policy and Governance for Sustainability
East Asian Languages and Literature
ASCE UN1367Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Vietnam
ASCE UN1377Intro to East Asian Civilizations: Vietnam - Discussion Section
EAAS GU4027Disability in East Asia and Beyond
EAAS GU4244Chinese Internet Culture
EAAS GU4553Survey of Tibetan Literature
EARL GU4010Buddhist Inspirations in 20th Cent. Japanese Thought
EARL GU4322Enlightenment or Salvation: Practices and Rituals of Korean Buddhism
HSEA GU4847Modern Japan
English and Comparative Literature
ENGL UN3203The Sonnet in English
ENGL UN3305Gender and Sexuality in the Irish Novel
ENTA UN3338Shakespeare and Film (formerly 'Playing Shakespeare: Text, Film, Performance')
ENGL UN3341Law and Disorder in Early Modern England
CLEN UN3395Politics of Representation
ENGL UN3506Sexuality in America: Poetic Encounters
ENGL UN3662African American Novelists and the Question of Justice
ENGL UN3689The Logic of the Secular Confession
ENGL UN3726Virginia Woolf
ENGL UN3727Animal Modernisms
ENGL UN3744Edgar Allan Poe
ENGL OC3815London Theater from 1590 to 2017
ENGL UN3853Narratives of Contagion
ENGL UN394819th Century Thrillers (formerly '19th Century Seminar')
ENTA UN3948African Drama
ENGL UN3950Poetics of the Warrior (formerly 'Poetry and Aesthetic of the Imagination')
ENGL UN3984Film and Politics
ENGL UN3991Romantic Margins
ENGL UN3992Call to Adventure: The Lure of Romance from Camelot to Star Wars
ENGL GU4091Introduction to Old English Language & Literature
CLEN GU4201POETRY OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
ENGL GU4512Dickens, Thackeray, Eliot
ENGL GU4911Technologies of Dissent (formerly 'Code and Poetry: Critical Practices in Humanities Computing')
French
FREN UN3242French Language, Culture, and Society through the Discovery of Paris
CLFR UN3617Writing Women in Medieval France and England
FREN UN3817Contemporary French Literature
FREN GU4625The 68 Effect in French Theory
German
GERM GU4670Marx, Nietzsche, Freud (in English)
History
HIST UN2026Roman Social History (formerly HIST UN3026)
HIST UN2133Britain and the World Since World War II
HIST UN2215MODERN RUSSIAN HISTORY (SINCE 1800)
HIST UN2447America, 1918-1945: Prosperity, Depression, and War (formerly "American Between the Wars")
HIST UN2488Warfare in the Modern World (formerly HIST Q4488)
HIST UN2533US Lesbian and Gay History
HIST UN2580THE HISTORY OF UNITED STATES RELATIONS WITH EAST ASIA
HIST UN2948Capitalism in Crisis: A Global History of the Great Recession (formerly HIST UN3948)
HIST UN3061ISLAM AND EUROPE IN THE MIDDLE AGES
HIST UN3111The Environmental History of the Ancient Mediterranean, 800 BC to 700 AD
HIST UN3233From Liberalism to Illiberalism? Economic Ideas and Institutions in Central and Eastern Eu
HIST UN3401Does American Poverty Have a History?
HIST UN3410Food and Inequality in the Twentieth-Century U.S.
HIST UN3500John Jay & the American Revolution
HSAF UN3504 Columbia 1968
HIST UN3516US Labor History
HIST UN3603An International and Global History of Jewish Migration Across the Long Twentieth Century,
HIST UN3708TOPICS IN OTTOMAN HISTORY, 1300-1700
HIST UN3753Istanbul: Places, People, and Everyday Life
HIST UN3766African Futures
HIST UN3796Global Health in Africa
HIST UN3807Walking In and Out of the Archive
HIST GU4217Women as Cold War Weapons
HIST GU4233Reforming Communism - Crafting Capitalism: History of Collectivist Economic Thought and Pr
HIST GU4800Global History of Science
HIST GU4904WRITING LIVES: A SURVEY OF HISTORICAL APPROACHES AND TECHNIQUES
HIST GU4969 Secrecy, Privacy, Surveillance
Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
CPLS UN3915Reading the Multilingual City: New York, Urban Landscapes & Urban Multilingualism
CPLS UN3959PAN-AFRICANISM AND POSTCOLONIALISM
CLPS GU4220Psychoanalysis and Writing (Freud, Schreber, Lacan)
Italian
ITAL UN3645Grand Tour in Italy
ITAL GU4022The Qur'an in Europe
ITAL GU4043Italian Renaissance Literature and Culture
ITAL GU4185The Making of Italy: The Risorgimento in Global Context
Latin American and Iberian Cultures
NAHU UN2101Intermediate Nahuatl I
SPAN UN2103HEALTH-RELATED TOPICS IN THE SPANISH-SPEAKING WORLD
SPJS UN3303Jewish Culture in Translation in Medieval Iberia
PORT UN3327Visual Cultures and Ethnicities of Latin America
SPAN UN3362What Is Ideology?
SPAN UN3368The Spanish Inquisition
SPAN UN3731Environment and Citizenship: Cultures of Nature in the Iberian Peninsula
Linguistics
LING GU4172The Structure of Cambodian
Mathematics
MATH UN1205Accelerated Multivariable Calculus
Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
HSME UN2915Africa Before Colonialism: From Prehistory to the Birth of the Atlantic World
HSME UN3044From Colonial to Global Health
CLME UN3221Arabic Literature As World Literature
MDES UN3331Urban Space and Conflict in the Middle East
CLME UN3953 Sufism: Primary Texts and Contexts
Music
MUSI UN3182Divas, Monsters, and Material Girls: Women in Music Video
MUSI GU4468Transpacific Musicology: Monsters, Princesses, and Bombs at Sea
Philosophy
PHIL UN3856Political Realism and Social Injustice
PHIL UN3867Philosophy & Literature: Jane Austen & Moral Philosophy
Political Science
POLS UN3648Governing the Global Economy
POLS GU4835FORMAL&INFORMAL TERRORIST ACTORS
Psychology
PSYC UN1490Experimental Psychology: Thinking and Decision Making
PSYC UN1491Experimental Psychology: Thinking & Decision Making Lab
PSYC UN3445The Brain & Memory
PSYC UN3655Field Experimentation Methods for Social Psychology
PSYC GU4287Decision Architecture
PSYC GU4682FAQs about Life: Applications of Psychological Research to Everyday Experiences
Religion
RELI UN3204Foucault on Christianity
RELI UN3406Space, Narrative, and Religion in India
RELI GU4202Time, Modernity, Death
RELI GU4220Political Theology
Sociology
SOCI UN3982Social and Political Development in Contemporary China
SOCI GU4800Proseminar in Sociology
Statistics
STAT GU4500 Advanced Machine Learning
Theatre
THTR UN3406Media and Production Design
Women's and Gender Studies
WMST UN3125Introduction to Sexuality Studies
WMST UN3450Topics in Sexuality and Gender Law
WMST UN3785Narrating Rape: Literature, Gender and Violence
Writing
WRIT UN3124The Competitive Body: Literary Portrayals of Sports and Athleticism
WRIT UN3317Trauma and Its Aftermath: Poetry, Memory, Hybridity
WRIT GU4014Through a Glass Darkly: German Romantic Tales of Wonder and Horror