Newly Approved Courses

  Fall 2021 Newly Approved Courses |  Summer 2021 Newly Approved Courses |  Spring 2021 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 2021 Newly Approved Courses

Last update: 5/27/21

Art History and Archaeology
AHIS UN2415History Painting and Its Afterlives
AHIS UN3017Architecture and Deception
AHIS UN3104The Art of the Gods: Images of the Divine in the Ancient Mediterranean
AHIS UN3229Medieval Monuments and Memory
AHIS UN3614Landscape and the Visual Arts in China
AHIS UN3615Imperial (Re)Visions: Art and Empire in India
AHIS GU4503Planning and Programming An Exhibition, Subject: Childhood
American Studies
AMST UN3935Indigenous Peoples of New York and New England
Anthropology
ANTH GU4066Hydropolitics in Madagascar
ANTH GU4653Art beyond Aesthetics: Decolonizing approaches to representation
Biology
BIOL UN3320Regulation of Behaviors for Survival
BIOL GU4036Transformative Concepts in Systems Biology
Chemistry
CHEM GU4164Electric Field Effects in Catalysis
Classics
CLLT UN3126Queer Classics: Desire, Embodiment, Backward Glances
CLST UN3041The Ancient City and Us: Archaeology of a Relationship
CLGM UN3800WRITING RESISTANCE
CLCV GU4160Reading Rome in the Middle Ages and Beyond
CLCV GU4180Friendship from Antiquity to the Present
CLGM GU4600Multilingual America: Translation, Migration, Gender
GRKM GU4821 The Greek Revolution of 1821 and Its Legacies
Committee on Global Thought
CGTH GU4200Global Food Worlds
Comparative Literature and Society
CPLS UN3231Rhetoric of Science: The roles of metaphor and narrative in the scientific enterprise
Earth and Environmental Sciences
EESC UN1009GLOBAL WARMING FOR GLOBAL LEADERS
EESC UN3109CLIMATE PHYSICS
East Asian Languages and Cultures
CHNS GU4105Advanced Chinese Conversation and Composition
EARL GU4328Texts, Paintings, and Images of Korean Religions
English and Comparative Literature
ENTA UN3349DISABILITY IN THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE
ENGL UN3387AUSTEN, ELIOT, JAMES
ENGL UN3496CHARLES DICKENS
ENGL UN3628FAULKNER
ENGL UN3642LOVE IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE
CLEN GU4406MEMOIR:  LIFE WRITING AND BODILY DIFFERENCE
ENTA GU4672RITES IN CRISIS: CONTEMPORARY THEATER AND THE PROBLEM OF REPAIR
French and Romance Philology
FREN UN3835Violence, Politics, and the Graphic Novel
FREN GU4422Baudelaire Painter of Modern Life
Germanic Languages
GERM UN3003What is German? Linguistic Variation Across Social and Historical Contexts
CLGR GU4170Thomas Mann's Magic Mountain: Morbidity, Modernity and Metaphysics
CLGR GU4252What is Fascism?
History
HIST UN1488Indigenous History of North America
HIST UN3164Novels of Empire
HIST UN3418The Carceral United States
HIST UN3982The Quantified State: How Democracy Includes, Excludes, and Governs with Numbers
HIST GU4151A Trans-Imperial Society: the History of the Danube River Basin
HIST GU4189Composing the Self in Early Modern Europe
HIST GU4301Politics and Justice in Latin America through Crime Fiction
HIST GU4512Property and Power in 20th Century U.S.
HIST GU4632Jews in the Ancient City: Politics and Materiality
Italian
ITAL UN3669Gender/Genre: Italian Renaissance Women Authors
CLIA GU4025Italian Migrations
CLIA GU4500Mediterranean Humanities
Jewish Studies
CLYD UN3500READINGS IN JEWISH LITERATURE: American Jewish Literature: A survey (Humor: Modern Jewish Literature (ENG))
Latin American and Iberian Cultures
SPAN UN3890Forensic Fictions in the Premodern Iberian Archive
PORT GU4467Race and Decolonial Dialogues in the Americas
SPAN GU4889Great Latin American Artists (That Never Existed)
Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
MDES UN1030“Game of Thrones”: On Epics and Empires
MDES UN2042South Asia at the Crossroads of Empires
CLME GU4221Literary Encounters and Reading across the Wor(l)ds
MDES GU4266Decolonizing the Arabian Nights
Music
MUSI UN2230History and Practice of Electronic Music
MUSI UN3410The Multicultural Roots of U.S. Popular Music
MUSI UN3425Music, Sound and the Law
Philosophy
PHIL GU4850THE PHILOSOPHY OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Psychology
COGS UN1001Introduction to Cognitive Science
PSYC UN3671Motivation Science
Religion
RELI UN3317Deep Tantra: Sex, Violence, Ritual
RELI UN3414Changing Places
Slavic Languages
CLRS GU4214The Road to Power: Marxism in Germany and Russia
CLRS GU4214The Road to Power: Marxism in Germany and Russia
Sociology
SOCI GU4983The Sociology of Love and Eroticism

 Summer 2021 Newly Approved Courses

Last update: 3/5/21

American Studies
AMST UN3932William James’s Varieties of Religious Experience
Anthropology
ANTH UN3603Religion in Chinese Society
ANTH GU4149ART STRIKE: MUSEUM DISSIDENTS & DISSONANCE
ANTH GU4160 Elementary Forms of Populism
Art History and Archaeology
AHIS UN2102GORE & VIOLENCE IN GREEK ART
AHIS UN3206Sacred Travel, Shrines, and Souvenirs in the Medieval World
AHIS UN3321 Modern Titian
Classics
CLCV UN3018Illness and Healing in the Classical world and beyond
CLGM GU4650Hidden emotions, hidden power: mental health in Literature from antiquity to futurity
East Asian Languages and Cultures
JPNS UN1001INTRODUCTORY JAPANESE A
KORN UN1001INTRODUCTORY KOREAN A
KORN UN1002INTRODUCTORY KOREAN B
CHNS UN1010INTRODUCTORY CHINESE A
CHNS UN1011INTRODUCTORY CHINESE B
KORN UN1101FIRST YEAR KOREAN I
CHNS UN1115Accelerated First Year Chinese (W)
TIBT UN1401 First Year Classical Tibetan
CHNS UN2201SECOND YEAR CHINESE N I
EAAS UN3215KOREAN LITERATURE & FILM
EAAS UN3343JAPANESE CONTEMPORARY CINEMA & MEDIA CULTURE
JPNS UN3402JAPANESE POP CULTURE II
HSEA UN3851GODS, GHOSTS, AND ANCESTORS: RELIGION IN CHINESE CULTURE AND SOCIETY
CHNS GU4012BUSINESS CHINESE I
CHNS GU4015MEDIA CHINESE II
CHNS GU4016FOURTH YEAR CHINESE II
HSEA GU4251A Transpacific Age: China-U.S. Relations in the Long Nineteenth Century
EAAS GU4342Pre-1900 Japanese Literature: Through the Lens of Adaptation
HSEA GU4756Toward A Social History: Tibetan Societies Across the Himalayan Plateau
EAAS GU4831The Supernatural in Modern Japanese Literature and Film
Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
EEEB UN3087Conservation Biology
EEEB UN3970 Biological Basis of Human Variation
English and Comparative Literature
ENGL UN3328 Early American Literature: 1492-1852
ENGL UN3494THE NOVEL OF SLAVERY
ENGL UN3552 Shakespeare
ENGL UN3746 Ancient Rome in Early Modern Theater
ENGL UN3756 Literary Nonfiction
Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
CSER UN3946Indigenous Theater, Performance & Politics
CSER UN3947Transpacific Media Cultures
CSER UN3948Indigenous Language Revitalization in Latin America
Film
FILM GU4294World Cinema: Latin America
FILM GU4305 Digital Storytelling I
History
HIST UN3092U.S.-Middle East Relations
HIST GU4358THEMES IN INTELLECTUAL HIST
HIST GU4945SPORT & SOCIETY IN EASTERN EUROPE
HIST GU4962Making and Knowing in Early Modern Europe: Hands-On History
Institute for the Study of Human Rights
HRTS GU4750 Facing the Violent Past: Prevention and Repair
Jewish Studies
JWST S4145Topics in Israeli Cinema
Journalism
JOUR S3101 Political Reporting on the Campaign Trail
JOUR S3102 Journalism in the Age of Activism
Psychology
PSYC UN1021Science of Psychology: Explorations and Applications
PSYC S1902 Global Bootcamp: Neuroscience of Consciousness
PSYC UN2481Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
PSYC UN2640INTRO TO SOCIAL COGNITION
Slavic Languages
RUSS UN3221LIT & REVOLUTION (20TH C LIT)
UKRN GU4033 Fin de Siecle Ukrainian Literature
CLRS GU4037Poets, Rebels, Exiles: 100 Years of Russians and Rusian Jews in America

 Spring 2021 Newly Approved Courses

Last update: 11/25/20

American Studies
AMST UN3931Topics in American Studies (Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Meaning of America)
AMST UN3933 The American Graphic Novel
Anthropology
ANTH GU4052Post/Socialist Bodies
ANTH GU4378Strange Resonances, Close Listening
ANTH GU4349Shades of the Political: Anthropological Investigations of Everyday Life in Turkey
Art History and Archaeology
AHIS GU4521Sin and Sodomy
Biological Sciences
BIOL UN2502Foundations for Lab Biology
BIOT GU4161ETHICS IN BIOPHARM PAT/REG LAW
Chemistry
CHEM GU4313Peptide and Protein Chemistry
Classics
CLST UN3030Beyond City Limits: Considering the Countryside in the Ancient Roman World
CLST UN3040Ethnicity, Power, and Resistance in Ancient Empire
CLCV UN3070Polis: the Biography of the Ancient Greek City-State 650 BCE-350 CE
CLLT UN3129An Odyssey of Odysseys: Receptions of Homer’s Odyssey from Antiquity to the 21st Century
Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
CSER UN3305Provincializing Prohibition: The “War on Drugs” in the Americas
CPLS GU4323Utopia and the Pandemic
CPLS GU4325Abolition Medicine: Medical Racisms and Anti-Racisms
CPLS GU4732Matters of Life/Death
CLGM GU4550 Greek Poets and their Interluctors
CPLS GU4800Advanced Topics in Medical Humanities (Pandemic and Social Inequality)
Earth and Environmental Sciences
EESC UN3328Glacial Geomorphology
Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
EEEB GU4670Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
CSER UN3041The Art & Politics of Memory in Latin America: Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation
CSER UN3304Race and Aesthetics in Cinema
CSER UN3964Maya Guatemala-Neoliberalism & Resistance
East Asian Languages and Cultures
BURM UN2102Intermediate Burmese II
TWI UN2102Intermediate Twi II
TIBT UN2711ADVANCED LITERARY TIBETAN II
JPNS UN3402JAPANESE POP CULTURE II
EAAS UN3435Chinese Revolution, Asian Revolution, World Revolution: Revolution and Radicalism in the Long Twentieth Century
HSEA UN3971STATES OF SURVEILLANCE: A GLOBAL HISTORY OF BIG BROTHER
VIET GU4102MIXED ADVANCED VIETNAMESE II
EAAS GU4124SOUTH KOREAN FILM AS HISTORY
HSEA GU4250MADE IN CHINA: CRAFT AND INDUSTRY IN CHINESE HISTORY
HSEA GU4729Amdo: The Tibetan, Chinese, Mongolian and Muslim Interface
English and Comparative Literature
ENGL UN3026RENAISSANCE ENGLAND AND THE POETRY OF EXPERIMENT
ENGL UN3048British Literature to 1500
ENGL UN3232COUNTERARCHIVES
ENGL UN3482LIVES OF PROPERTY IN THE COLONIAL ATLANTIC WORLD
ENGL UN3570MODERNISM: STRUGGLE AND UTOPIA
ENGL UN3691DESIRE AND DISGUST IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
ENGL UN3789AMERICAN NATURE WRITING TO 1900
ENGL GU4568 Radical Domesticity: Modernism, Gender, and Building the Future
ENGL GU4821 The Transitions: Trends and Texts of World Transformation
ENGL GU4836BLACK LITERATURE AND VISUAL ART: STUDIES IN COLLABORATION
ENGL GU4975PRISON LITERATURE
ENGL GU4931NEW YORK INTELLECTUALS: MARY MCCARTHY, HANNAH ARENDT, SUSAN SONTAG
French
FREN UN3243Lang. Culture, Society: La culture pop
FREN UN3762Sex, Drugs, and Marxism: France in the 1960's
CLFR OC3821CITY DIPLOMACY (This course will be taught in Reid Hall.)
CLFR GU4440Remapping Algeria: Poetics and Politics of Space
FREN GU4441Classical French Moralists
CLFR GU4521The Politics of Memory. Remembrance, Ethics and Identity in France since 1945
Germanic Languages
CLYD UN3000Do you read Jewish? From Yiddish, to Yinglish, to Yiddler, in the US
History
HIST UN3269From Oracles to Mathematics
HIST UN3702Russia’s Silver Age, 1890-1920
HIST UN3384Brazilian Slavery in its Global Context
HIST GU4090Craft, Literature, and Data: Hands-on Material and Digital Methods for the Study of How-to Technical Texts
HIST GU4727The History of the End of the World
HIST GU4821Italy’s Material Culture, 1945-2015
HIST GU4844 Outlaws in Asian History
HIST GU4956Mesopotamian Culture and Society in the first millennium BCE
Italian
CLIA GU4024Nationalism in Theory and History
Jewish Studies
JWST UN3538Jews in the City in the Islamic Middle East
Latin American and Iberian Cultures
PORT UN3443Visual Cultures and the City
Linguistics
LING GU4173Hyphenated Minds: Heritage Speakers and Their Vocabularies
Mathematics
MATH GU4392INTRO TO QUANTUM MECHANICS II
Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
MDES UN3047MESAAS & History: Court Cultures 350-1750
MDES UN3048Pandemics: A Global History
MDES GU4239Medicine and Disease in the Pre-Modern Islamic World
Music
MUSI UN3117Singing Against Slavery: Five Centuries of Resistance
Philosophy
PHIL UN3861Language & Society
PHIL GU4080PLATO
PHIL GU4763Feminist, Social and Political Philosophy of Language
Political Science
POLS UN3112GANDHI, KING & POLS OF NONVIOLENCE
POLS UN3177REASON AND POLITICS
POLS GU4722QUANT METH 2 STAT THEO&CAUS INF
POLS GU4823CHINA AND THE WORLD ECONOMY
Psychology
PSYC UN1021Science of Psychology: Explorations and Applications
PSYC UN2690Frontiers of Justice
PSYC GU4224Consciousness and Cognitive Science
PSYC GU4493Stress and the Brain
PSYC GU4880In Service of Equity: Examining Developmental Science through the Lens of Policy
Religion
RELI UN2335RELI IN BLACK AMERICA:AN INTRO
RELI GU4517After the Human
Slavic Languages
SLCL UN3101The Slavs: Myths, Literacies and Attitudes
CLRS UN3312Thinking Bodies: Literature, Film, Performance
UKRN GU4121Agent of Change: Ukrainian Art Between Revolutions
CLSL GU4009Hegel: State, History, Freedom
Writing
WRIT UN3320Provocations in Twentieth-Century Poetics
Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality
WMST UN3655Gender and Public Health: Disparities, Pathways, and Policies