Newly Approved Courses

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Fall 2018 Newly Approved Courses | Spring 2019 Newly Approved Courses |
Summer 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.

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

Spring 2019 Newly Approved Courses

Last update: 8/3/18

Anthropology
ANTH UN3602Stockholm Syndrome: Terror, Sympathy, Love
Earth and Environmental Sciences
EESC GU4235Sea level change
East Asian Languages and Cultures
EAAS UN3123Women in Early Modern China and Japan
English and Comparative Literature
ENGL UN3254Bad Research and the Victorian Novel
ENGL UN3287Hauntings: American Poetry in the 1980s
ENGL UN3895Fantasy in Medieval Romance
ENGL UN3928Renaissance Comedy
ENGL GU4308Explaining the Supernatural
ENGL GU4407 Victorian Literature
Film
FILM UN3960Intro to Experimental Film & Video
Germanic Languages
GERM GU4735 Theory and Practice of Prose (in German)
History
HIST UN3756Political Animals: Humans, Animals and Nature in Modern European History
Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
MDES UN3045Critical Theories of Religion in Modern South Asia
MDES GU4219Spoken Arabic II
Music
MUSI UN3342Beyond Boundaries: Radical Black Experimental Music
Psychology
PSYC UN3691Interpersonal Cognition Seminar: Close Relationships, Identity, and Memory
Slavic Languages and Cultures
CLSL UN3305Red Planet: Science Fiction and Fictions of Science in the Eastern Bloc

Summer 2018 Newly Approved Courses

Last update: 8/3/18

Anthropology
ANTH S3921DAnti-Colonialism
Art History and Archaeology
AHIS S2314QBaroque Masters at the Met: Bernini, Velazquez, Rembrandt
AHIS S3440QNew York and the Death and Afterlife of Film
AHIS OC4146Technology in Art and Visual Communication
Earth Institute
ENVB OC2150SEE-U Colorado: An Immersive Educational Experience in the American West
Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
EEEB S4076DBiodiversity, Conservation, and Behavior Change
Economics
ECON S4280DCorporate Finance
ECON S4400QLabor Economics
English and Comparative Literature
ENGL S3121DMedieval Romance: Beheadings, Magical Underworlds, and Other Marvels
ENGL S3237DToni Morrison and Octavia Butler
ENGL S3703QSatire and Sensibility
CLEN S3829QFantastic Fictions: Postmodern Asian American Literature
ENGL S3915DThe Art of the Essay
CLEN S3978QNarrative Medicine: Identity and the Clinic
ENGL S4605DPost- 1945 American Literature
Film
FILM OC4200Discovering French Cinema
FILM S4220QAnimation Film History
French
FREN OC3821"Blackness" in French: from Harlem to Paris and Beyond
FREN OC3823Colonization & Post-colonial Immigration in the French Context
History
HIST S3116DHistory of Capitalism
HIST S3785DArchives of Colonialism
Human Rights
HRTS S4740DTransitional Justice in the United States: Reckoning with Legacies of Racial Injustice
HRTS S4910DChildren's Rights, Armed Conflict, and Peacebuilding
Italian
ITAL OC4016Mediterranean Venice: Living and Losing a Maritime Empire
Journalism
JOUR S3017DReporting Political Violence in Latin America
Latin American and Iberian Cultures
SPAN S2103QIntermediate Spanish II: Health-Related Topics in the Spanish-Speaking World
Modern Greek (Classics/ Hellenic Studies)
GRKM S3935DHellenism and the Topographical Imagination
Music
AHMM S3321QMusic of India and West Asia
MUSI S2020DSalsa Soca Reggae
Political Science
POLS S1101DPolitical Theory I
Psychology
PSYC S2490DEvolutionary Psychology
Religion
RELI S4322DExploring Sharia: Islamic Law
RELI S4355DAfrican American Prophetic Political Tradition
Sociology
SOCI S3265DSociology of Work and Gender
SOCI S3980QImmigrant New York
Statistics
STAT S4001DIntroduction to Probability and Inference
STAT S4221DTime Series Analysis