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    Courses

  • Lang offers more than 350 courses each year. Below are a few examples. Students also have access to many of the more than 1,700 courses offered throughout the university. To see degree and minor requirements, visit the Academic program pages.

  • Featured Spring 2022 Courses

    Each semester, our faculty design hundreds of relevant courses that reflect the latest cultural, political, and social developments. Here’s a snapshot of some of the current courses that are available for you to choose from.

    • This interdisciplinary course critically examines the politics of violence as it relates to Indigenous lands and bodies. Students work to develop an understanding of the range, scope, and tactics of colonial violence/power, both past and present, and systematically explore how Indigenous lands and b...

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    • Practicing Curating will offer an in-depth introduction to curatorial practice, examining the art of exhibition-making from a cultural and theoretical perspective. The course looks at current and historical exhibitions that engage a range of public platforms, as well as curatorial writing practices ...

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    • Off-the-grid usually connotes freedom, autonomy, and withdrawal from infrastructural dependency and the strictures governing modern life. But the status of being off-the-grid is experienced differently depending on one’s subject position. For normative subjects being off-the-grid is often framed as ...

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    • UENV 3400

      Urban Resilience

      Urbanization and climate change are on a collision course. With increasing frequency, intensity and impacts of extreme events in cities, building resilience is fast becoming one of the most important issues for cities globally. The aim of this course is to examine the past, present and future rela...

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    • This course aims to introduce students to the Python computing language. Students will write basic programs with Python, investigate the use of Python to perform data analysis (including machine learning and artificial intelligence), use Python to access and structure information from the web, and a...

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    • The Debate Studio is designed to introduce students to The New School Debate Team by way of the study of politics. It will serve as a practice seminar for those that choose to participate in debate tournaments outside of class and provides the necessary analytical and practical skills for students t...

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    • This course provides an introduction to the history of economic thought. Past ideas about economics are important because they inform us about the present framework of economic analysis as well as the world we live in. Indeed, it is impossible to gain a critical understanding of current economic the...

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    • LCST 2150

      Cinematography

      A production course with equal emphasis upon conceptual and practical concerns, exploring composition, lighting, and camera movement, as well as the intent and meaning behind moving image making today. Studying the techniques of noted cinematographers, we will complete regular exercises, as well as ...

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    • This course is designed to explore and critically evaluate the central concepts and theories that are at the intersection between Buddhism and cognitive science. Students will examine seminal books and articles from the fields of social and clinical psychology, moral philosophy, phenomenology, neuro...

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  • Social justice education is integral to Lang’s identity, mission, and values. We recognize that this learning is lifelong. In light of the global actions in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and conversations around elections, anti-Blackness, racism, and oppression, we gathered this list of current course offerings centered on equity, inclusion, and social justice.

    Browse a sampling of fall 2022 classes

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