Newly Approved Courses

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Spring 2019 Newly Approved Courses |Fall 2018 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.

Spring 2019 Newly Approved Courses

Last update: 11/16/18

Anthropology
ANTH UN3602Stockholm Syndrome: Terror, Sympathy, Love
Art History and Archaeology
AHIS UN2612A History of China in 27 Objects
AHIS UN2702Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture
AHIS UN3319The Architect's Library-Laboratory
AHIS UN3610Visualizing Japanese Buddhism
Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
CSER GU4002Conflict Urb: PR Now
CSER UN3219NATIVE FOOD SOVEREIGNTY
Chemistry
CHEM GU4104Structural Methods in Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM GU4111Applications of NMR Spectroscopy To Inorganic Chemistry
Earth and Environmental Sciences
EESC GU4235Sea level change
East Asian Languages and Cultures
EAAS UN3123Women in Early Modern China and Japan
EAAS UN3207Lights, Camera, Action: The Visual Culture of K-pop
EAAS UN3710Fiction, Film, and the Making of Modern Vietnams
EAAS UN3971Technology and Power in Modern China
HSEA GU4221Many Belts, Many Roads: China and the Islamic World, c.600AD-Present
HSEA GU4813Early Tibetan History and Its Relations with China
Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
EEEB GU4055Principles and Applications of Modern DNA Sequencing
EEEB UN3019Principles of Animal Behavior
English and Comparative Literature
CLEN GU4727COMPARATIVE MODERNISMS
ENGL GU4308Explaining the Supernatural
ENGL GU4445Late 20th C Ethnic Amer Lit
ENGL GU4558Writing About Disability
ENGL GU4597LITERATURE OF COLONIAL AMERICA
ENTA GU4733Theaters of the Real
CLEN GU4741Cultural Appropriation and World Literature
ENGL GU4912EXPERIMENTAL POETRY IN MIDDLE ENGLISH AND CONTEMPORARY POETRY
CLEN UN3223Medical Fictions, Romantic to Modern
ENGL UN3227James Joyce
ENGL UN3228Aldous Huxley
ENGL UN3252After Nature: Victorian Literature and the Environment
ENGL UN3254Bad Research and the Victorian Novel
ENGL UN3287Hauntings: American Poetry in the 1980s
ENGL UN3626Great Short Works of American Prose
ENGL UN3636COLLECTIONS: CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN SHORT STORIES
ENTA UN3788Women Playwrights
ENGL UN3889History of the English Language
ENGL UN3895Fantasy in Medieval Romance
ENGL UN3922Renaissance Comedy
ENGL UN3397The Athlete in the American Imagination
ENGL GU4407 Victorian Literature
Film
FILM UN2910, sec. 003 Topics in American Cinema- Comedy
FILM UN3010, sec.002 Kieslowski and Has
FILM UN3960Intro to Experimental Film & Video
French
ENFR GU4819Images of the French Revolution
FREN UN3622Emotions and the Body in the XVII and XVIII centuries
FREN OC3719Violence by and against Women
Germanic Languages
CLGR GU4121Fairy Tales and the Practices of Adaptation (in English)
CLGR GU428021st-Century Transnational Cinema (in English)
GERM GU4735Theory and Practice of Prose (in German)
History
HIST GU4012History of the City in Latin America
HIST GU4028Postwars and Reconstructions: The U.S. Civil War in Comparative Perspective
HIST GU4029Europe’s Commercial Revolution, ca 1100-1800: Economic, Social, and Cultural Change
HIST GU4031Transforming Texts: Textual Analysis, Literary Modeling, and Visualization
HIST GU4036Displacement in the Middle East and Eastern Europe
HIST GU4037Russian History on Trial
HIST GU4038The Black Radical Tradition in America
HIST GU4039The Iranian Revolution
HIST GU4041Between the Second World War and the Cold War: Europe 1943-1950
HIST GU4231Eastern Europe’s Cold War
HIST GU4801Gender and Women in Islam: South Asia & Middle East
HIST GU4925The Body in Global Histories of Medicine
HIST UN3009Cities and Slavery in the Atlantic World
HIST UN3011The Second World War
HIST UN3012Uganda in the mission archive: African voices and colonial documents
HIST UN3017Sexuality and the City
HIST UN3018Early American Autobiography as History: Testimony, Adventure, Confession
HIST UN3436Stalinist Civilization
HIST UN3756Political Animals: Humans, Animals and Nature in Modern European History
Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
CLPS GU4520Thinking Mothers – Philosophical, Psychoanalytic, and Literary Speculations
Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies
JWST UN2610Introduction to Modern Jewish Thought
JWST GU4145Topics in Israeli Cinema
JWST GU4537Modernism, Nationalism, Revival: Readings in Modern Hebrew Literature
Latin American Iberian Cultures
SPAN GU4010LANGUAGE CROSSING IN LATINX CARIBBEAN CULTURAL PRODUCTION
SPAN GU4011Conversation in Spanish: Practice and Analysis
Linguistics
LING GU4021Russian Linguistics, Habit & Activity
Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
MDES GU4152Rethinking Freedom in Africa
MDES GU4263Colonial Encounters: Thinking through Time and Space
MDES UN3045Critical Theories of Religion in Modern South Asia
MDES UN3251The Ancient Sciences in Medieval Islamic World
Music
MUSI GU4800Introduction to Sound Studies
MUSI UN3342Beyond Boundaries: Radical Black Experimental Music
Psychology
PSYC GU4289The Games People Play: The Psychology of Strategic Decision Making
PSYC GU4674Psychology and Law
PSYC GU4686Barriers and Levers for Behavior Change
PSYC UN1910Research Ethics in Psychology
PSYC UN3691Interpersonal Cognition Seminar: Close Relationships, Identity, and Memory
Religion
RELI GU4228South Asia and the Secular
RELI GU4418On African Theory: Religion, Philosophy, Anthropology
RELI GU4562Wittgenstein and Religion
RELI UN2670Magic and Modernity
RELI UN3521Muslim Masculinities
Slavic Languages and Cultures
CLSS GU4101Balkan as a Metaphor
RUSS GU4453Women and Resistance in Russia
RUSS UN3105Real World Russian
CLSL UN3305Red Planet: Science Fiction and Fictions of Science in the Eastern Bloc
Sociology
SOCI GU4059CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
Visual Arts
VIAR UN3413PRINTMAKING: PRINT INTO MOTION
Women's and Gender Studies
WMST GU4275Medea Goes to Court

Fall 2018 Newly Approved Courses

Last update: 8/3/18

Anthropology
ANTH UN3661South Asia: Anthropological Approaches
ANEE GU4522 The Emerging City: Environmental Histories of New York
Art History and Archaeology
AHIS UN2420Art in Britain: Holbein to Shonibare
AHIS UN3103Roman Villas: The Art and Architecture of an Ancient Lifestyle
AHIS UN3444Reflexivity in Art and Film
AHIS UN3608Contemporary Japanese Art
AHIS GU4646Foucault and the Arts
AHIS GU4676Slow Looking: A History of Chinese Art in Ten Objects from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
AHIS GU4747Architecture and Empire in the Nineteenth Century
Astronomy
ASTR GU4242Order of Magnitude Astrophysics
Biology
BIOL UN3404Seminar on the Global Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance
BIOL GU4600Cell Signaling
Classics
GRKM UN3003Greece today: language, literature, and culture (in Greek)
CLLT UN3128THE ARTIST AND THE DICTATOR: ROMAN WRITERS UNDER NERO
Earth and Environmental Sciences
EESC UN3700Environmental Geochemistry and Health in New York City
EESC GU4020Humans and the Carbon Cycle
East Asian Languages and Cultures
EAAS UN3119Theater Traditions of China and Japan
EAAS UN3121Minority Literature in Modern China
EAAS UN3217Korean Popular Cinema
EAAS UN3343Japanese Contemporary Cinema and Media Culture
EAAS GU4122Japanese New Wave and Cinematic Modernism
Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
EEEB GU4201Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation of Mammals
English and Comparative Literature
ENGL UN3029HIV/AIDS and Its Representations
ENGL UN3406English Prose Fiction in the Renaissance
CLEN OC3500LONDON IN POSTCOLONIAL FICTION: 'WE ARE HERE BECAUSE YOU WERE THERE (This course will be taught in London)
ENGL UN3635Speculative Fiction and the Environment in 20th-Century America
ENGL UN3705Sonnets and Elegies
ENGL UN3712Henry James & Edith Wharton
ENGL UN3725Auden
CLEN UN3771The Literary History of Atrocity
ENGL UN3823Jane Austen and the Enlightenment Mind
ENGL UN3850Fiction, Intersubjectivity, and Relationality
ENGL UN3855Early American Ecologies
CLEN UN3933Postcolonial Literature
CLEN UN3934The Bildungsroman in 19th C
ENTA UN3973WAR PLAYS
CLEN UN3983WRITING ACROSS MEDIA
ENGL UN3994Romanticism and the Experience of Freedom
ENGL GU4299London 1729-1779: Journalism, Empire, Theater
ENGL GU440819th C British Novel
CLEN GU4559Literature and Intersectional Feminisms
ENGL GU4599Bioethics and Narrative
CLEN GU4644 Revolution in/on the Caribbean
ENGL GU4708British Modernist Novel
ENTA GU4732American Plays and Musicals, 1940-Present
ENGL GU4789Writing the Nation: Ethnicity & Identity in Early Medieval England
ENGL GU4793English Translations of the Bible
Film
FILM UN2294World Cinema: Latin America
FILM UN3915Advanced Film Production Practice
FILM GU4951NEW MEDIA ART
French
FREN UN381920th- and 21st-century Literary Groups and Avant-Gardes
FREN OC3822Experiencing Life and Legend in the City of Light (This course will be taught in Paris.)
FREN GU4626Derrida and His Others
Germanic Languages
GERM GU422120th- and 21st-century German Theater and Performance Histories (in German)
History
HIST UN2222Nature and Power: Environmental History of North America
HSWM UN2761Gender and Sexuality in African History
HIST UN2953War and Society since 1945
HSCL UN3000The Persian Empire
HIST UN32431968 in Western Europe: Emergence, Trajectories, Interpretations
HIST UN3581The U.S. Military-Industrial Complex
HIST UN3593Religion and Politics in Postwar America
HIST UN3744The Decline of Britain
HIST UN3814The Modern History of the Brain
HIST UN3972 THE GHETTO FROM VENICE TO HARLEM
HIST GU4348Austria in the 19th Century: Reassessing the late Habsburg Empire
HIST GU4573American Radicalism
HIST GU4684POPULAR REVOLTS IN 19TH CENTURY BRAZIL
HIST GU4743MANUSCRIPTS OF THE MUSLIM WORLD
HIST GU4961Crime: Practices and Representations
Institute of Compartive Literature and Society
CPLS GU4145Fascism: Aesthetics and Politics
CLPS GU4223Sexual Science? Writing and the Epistemological Question of Psychoanalysis
CLPS GU4251Global Freud
Italian
ITAL UN3232Senza frontiere. Lingua e cultura italiane dall’Ottocento ad oggi tra emigrazione ...
ITAL UN3509On Drugs
CLIA GU4022Diasporas in Italian and Transnational History
ITAL GU4061From Commedia erudita to Commedia dell’Arte: Tradition and Innovation
Latin American and Iberian Cultures
SPAN UN3363Medieval Spanish Literature Outside the Box
SPAN UN3364Commons & Commodification in Contemporary Spain
CATL UN3500Literature in Catalan Cinema
SPAN UN3510Gender, Performance, and Memory: Activism in the Americas
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
MRST GU4201History of the Medieval Book: Manuscripts as Material Culture
Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
MDES GU4218Spoken Arabic I
CLME GU4229Afro-Mediterranean Cultural Geographies: Ifriqiya-Tunis
CLME GU4261 Themes in Arabic Novel
MDES GU4349Concentration Camps from Cuba to East Asia
MDES GU4621COURT CULTURES OF INDIA
Music
MUSI UN3341Techniques and Tools for the Critique of Digital Music
Philosophy
PHIL UN3840The Nature and Significance of Animal Minds
PHIL GU4449 Philosophy of Logic
Political Science
POLS UN3623Ending War & Building Peace
POLS UN3631American Foreign Policy
POLS GU4423Political Economy Theory and Methods: Elites and Institutions
POLS GU4447Drug-trafficking, Politics and Development in Latin America
Psychology
PSYC UN2430Cognitive Neuroscience
PSYC UN3481Critical Periods in Brain Development and Behavior
PSYC GU4239Cognitive neuroscience of narrative and film
PSYC GU4435Non-Mnemonic Functions of Memory Systems
Religion
RELI UN1312Religion in Black America: An Introduction
RELI UN3606Religion and Media in America
Slavic Languages and Cultures
SLCL UN3100Folklore Past and Present: From Slavic Vampires to Urban Legends
CLPL GU4301Survey of Polish Literature and Culture
Statistics
STAT GU4705Introduction to Data Science
Sociology
SOCI UN3323Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Punishment
SOCI GU4600Mystifications of Social Reality
Sustainable Development
SDEV GU4101Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainable Development
Women's and Gender Studies
WMST UN3345Reframing Gender Violence: Global Agendas
Writing
WRIT UN3219Writing as Collecting
WRIT GU4015Women of the World