Newly Approved Courses

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Summer 2018 Newly Approved Courses | Spring 2018 Newly Approved Courses
Fall 2017 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 2018 Newly Approved Courses

Last update: 3/1/18

Anthropology
ANTH S3921DAnti-Colonialism
Art History and Archaeology
AHIS S2314QBaroque Masters at the Met: Bernini, Velazquez, Rembrandt
AHIS S3440 New York and the Death and Afterlife of Film
AHIS S3441QNew York City and the History of Museums (formerly AHIS Q4800)
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 S3915DThe Art of the Essay
Film
FILM OC4200 Discovering French Cinema
FILM S4220QAnimation Film History
French
FREN OC3821 "Blackness" in French: From Harlem to Paris and Beyond
Journalism
JOUR S3017DReporting Political Violence in Latin America
History
HIST S3116DHistory of Capitalism
HIST S3785DArchives of Colonialism
Italian
ITAL OC4016Mediterranean Venice: Living and Losing a Maritime Empire
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
Statistics
STAT S4221DTime Series Analysis


Spring 2018 Newly Approved Courses

Last update: 1/12/18

Anthropology
ANTH UN2071MATERIAL RELIGION
ANTH GU4235AFTERLIVES: MORTUARY ARCHAEOLOGY IN HISTORY AND THEORY
Architecture
ARCH UN3123Spaces and Territories of Housing
ARCH UN3400ENVIRONMENTAL VISUALIZATIONS OF NYC
Art History and Archaeology
AHIS UN2119Rome Beyond Rome: Roman Art and Architecture in a Global Perspective
AHIS UN2309Early Modern Architecture (1550-1799)
AHIS UN3227Gotham City Gothic
AHIS UN3312
AHIS UN3317Shaping Renaissance Rome
AHIS UN3318Books and Architecture
AHIS UN3435Post-Pop: Intersections of Contemporary Art and Music
AHIS UN3436Illegal America: Precarity, Community, and the Alternative Space Movement
AHIS UN3604Sacred Landscapes of Japan
AHIS GU4074Latin American Artists: Independence to Present
AHIS GU4551Arts of African Kingdoms
AHIS GU4566Streams and Mountains: The Art of Landscape Painting in China
AHIS GU4641Russian Constructivism
AHIS GU4648Building Fascisms
Biology
BIOL GU4080The Ancient and Modern RNA Worlds
BIOL GU4290Biological Microscopy
Business (Undergraduate)
BUSI UN3704Making History Through Venturing
Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
CSER UN3942Race and Racisms
Chemistry
SCNC UN1800Energy and Energy Conservation
CHEM GU4154Chemical Characterization for Synthetic Chemists
Classics
CLLT UN3127Hercules: Hero, Murderer, Philosopher, Buffoon
Comparative Literature
CLGM UN3005Dictatorships and their Afterlives
CLGM UN3110The Ottoman Past in the Greek Present
CLGM GU4150C.P. Cavafy and the poetics of desire
Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
CPLS GU4320Marginalization in Medicine: A Practical Understanding of the Social Implications of Race
CLPS GU4355The Radical Imagination: An Introduction to Castoriadis
Earth Institute
SDEV GU4050Essential Connections: US Water & Energy Policy in a Resource-Constrained World
SDEV GU4350Public Lands in the American West
Earth and Environmental Sciences
EESC UN3400Introduction to Computational Earth Science
EESC GU4220Glaciology
East Asian Languages and Cultures
EAAS UN3117The Supernatural in Japanese Literature: Monsters, Ghosts, & Science
EAAS UN3230Labor, Love, and Leisure in Contemporary China
EAAS GU4029Jin Ping Mei in a New Light
EAAS GU4034Modern Chinese Literature and the Economic Imagination
JPNS GU4035 Reading and Translating Modern Japanese
HSEA GU4110Histories of Science & Technology in East Asia
EARL GU4120Chan/Zen Buddhism
HSEA GU4234History of Political Thought in Modern East Asia
EARL GU4324Religion and Politics in Korea
EAAS GU4272Remaking Japan: Hollywood and Japanese Film
EARL GU4312Tibetan Sacred Space (in Comparative Context)
EARL GU4324Religion and Politics in Korea
EAAS GU4412History of Writing in a Cosmopolitan East Asia
EAAS GU4630Love, Poverty, and Revolution in Vietnamese Short Fiction
Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
EEEB GU4050Programming and Data Science Skills for Biologists
Economics
ECON UN3952Seminar in Macroeconomics and Formation of Expectations
ECON GU4710Finance and the Real Economy
English and Comparative Literature
ENGL UN3286Freaks & Aesthetes in Fifties Families
ENGL UN3343The Surveillance of Women in Renaissance Drama & Culture
ENGL UN3396Literature of Fact in a Postfactual World
ENGL UN3724Melodrama, Horror, Crime, Vaudeville
ENGL UN3739Memoir & Social Justice
CLEN UN3741Literature of Lost Lands
CLEN UN3904Cinematic Modernism
ENGL UN3919English Translations of the Bible
ENGL UN3932The American Renaissance
CLEN UN3935Third World Bildungsroman
ENTA UN3939Caryl Churchill
ENTA UN3972Disaster Plays
ENGL GU4104Renaissance Literature and (the History of) Sexuality
CLEN GU4199Literature and Oil
ENGL GU420916th Century Poetry
ENGL GU4300Religion and the Novel 1660-1840
ENGL GU4561Children's Literature
CLEN GU4565Postcolonial Theory
ENGL GU4625Ralph Ellison
ENGL GU4613The 1960s
ENGL GU4790Advanced Old English: Anglo-Saxon Spirituality
ENFR GU4800The Writer in 19th-C British & French Fiction
ENGL GU4858Multimedia Blake
CLEN GU4905The Antigone Project
CLEN GU4910Metaphor and Media
Film
FILM UN2292Topics in World Cinema: China
FILM UN2293Topics in World Cinema: China Discussion
FILM UN3930Seminar in International Film
FILM GU4940Queer Cinema
FILM GU4950Visual Bodies: From Cinema to New Media
French and Romance Philology
FREN UN3818War Imaginaries
FREN GU4418Eloquent Animals in Medieval Literature
German
CLGR UN3555Crime and Criminality (in English)
CLGR GU4345Goethe and the Sciences
Committee on Global Thought
CGTH UN3402Topics in Global Thought: Global 20-Youth in an Interconnected World
History
HIST UN2305War in Germany 1618-2018
HIST UN2501The Early American Republic: How the Rebels Became the Empire
HIST UN2577U.S.-MIDDLE EAST RELATIONS
HIST UN2689COLONIAL CITIES OF THE AMERICAS, c. 1500-1800
HIST UN2881Vietnam in the World
HIST UN2909World War I as Global Crucible
HIST UN3109Behaving and Misbehaving: The Body in Early Modern Europe
HIST UN3083Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages (formerly HIST W4083)
HIST UN3180Conversion in Historical Perspective (formerly HIST W4180)
HIST UN3366Intellectual Life in Nineteenth-Century Britain
HIST UN3418American Futures in the Progressive Era
HIST UN3679MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES: MIGRATION, POLITICS, AND CULTURE
HIST UN3789Histories of Poverty in Africa (formerly HIST W4789)
HIST UN3866Wars for Indochina
HIST UN3928Comparative Slavery and Abolition in the Atlantic World (formerly HIST W4928)
HIST GU4219Foreign Relations of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1904-2014
HIST GU4226Life and Fate: The Soviet Experience of World War Two
AMHS GU4403The Sixties in the Archive
HSCL GU4607Rabbis for Historians
Institute for the Study of Human Rights
HRTS GU4880Human Rights in the United States
HRTS GU4910Children's Rights, Armed Conflict, and Peacebuilding
Italian
ITAL UN3339Learning Italian in Class and Online: A Telecollaboration with Italy.
CLIA GU4021The Age of Romanticism Across the Adriatic
Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies
JWST UN3200Mother Tongue or Other Tongue: Multilingualism in Modern Jewish Literature (Cross listed with German)
JWST GU4270The Golden Age of German-Jewish Culture (Cross-listed with German)
JWST GU4350The Yiddish Classics and Modernity (Cross-listed with German)
Latin American and Iberian Cultures
NAHU UN1103Elementary Náhuatl II
NAHU UN2102Intermediate Náhuatl II: Dialectical Varieties of Central Mexico
SPAN UN3342Global Dis-orientations: Travels, Exchanges & Interactions Early Mod World (1492-1808)
Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
MDES UN1001Critical Theory: A Global Perspective
MDES GU4217Fourth Year Classical Arabic II
CLME GU4226Arabic Autobiography: Global Dimensions (formerly CLME G4226 'Arabic Self-Narratives')
MDES GU4237Arabs, Jews, and Arab Jews: Identity, Politics, Writing
MDES GU4258Readings in Classical Arabic Literature
Music
MUSI UN3183Film Music: The History and Aesthetics of the Hollywood Film Score
MUSI GU4155Experiments in Opera Since 1970
MUSI GU4157Late Style and Early Romanticism
MUSI GU4375Music and Madness
MUSI GU4470MUSIC AND BOLLYWOOD
MUSI GU4630Recorded Sound
Philosophy
PHIL UN3857The Public and the Private
PHIL GU4810Lattices and Boolean Algebras
Psychology
Political Science
POLS UN3173Power, Rights, and Social Change: Achieving Justice
POLS UN3176Liberalism: Origins and Challenges
POLS UN3556The Rise of India & China
POLS GU4828Rising Powers and the Transformation of Global Politics
PSYC GU4229Attention and Perception
POLS GU4852Insurgencies and Civil Wars
Religion
RELI UN3206Religion in the Archive
RELI UN3518Buddhism in East Asian Medical Cultures
RELI UN3612The Religious History of Hip Hop
RELI GU4411Religion, Mind, and Science Fiction
RELI GU4526Food and Sex in Premodern Chinese Buddhism
RELI GU4626Reading (In Theory)
Slavic Languages
RUSS UN3225Post-Colonial/Post-Socialist: Voices from the Soviet Periphery
CLRS GU4038Dostoevsky in the 1870s: Demons, Diary of a Writer, Adolescent, and Dickens.
CLRS GU4040The Future is Red (White and Blue): Modernity and Social Justice in U.S. and U.S.S.R.
RUSS GU4044Eurasian Urbanism: From the Imperial to the Post Soviet
POLI GU4051Movements in Polish Cinema
Sociology
SOCI UN3981Migration and Development
Visual Arts
VIAR UN3103Advanced Painting: Process
VIAR UN3419Print Into Motion
Women's and Gender Studies
WMST UN3335Gender and Wars: Perspectives from the Global South
Writing
WRIT UN3125Apocalypses Now
WRIT UN3318Contemporary Women Poets: Origin and Inspiration


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 with Animals: Anthropological Perspective
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 UN3350
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 UN3950 (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 UN3708
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: Cognition and Decision Making
PSYC UN1491Experimental Psychology: Cognition and 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 UN3204Religion, Sexuality, and Truth
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