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  • 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 Fall 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.

    • We analyze social and political factors affecting public health in urban environments. Currently over half of the globe’s population now lives in cities, a proportion that’s projected to increase to 70% by 2050. Inequitable and inefficient urban planning can lead to built and social environments tha...

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    • The last two decades has involved an interest in “sound” in almost every field of study, so much so “sound studies” has emerged as a field in its own right. In its interdisciplinarity, sound studies calls upon culture, media, film, music, art, performance, literature, science, technology, race, gend...

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    • In contrast to microeconomics, which is the study of the economic behavior of individual consumers, firms, and industries, macroeconomics is the study the economy. In this course we will study how economists model the relationships between aggregate economic variables and examine how various fisc...

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    • The camera is a tool to engage, socially and politically, the world around us. Students will immerse themselves in documentary practices to craft stories with photographs, video, sound, and text. Through close readings of photographic essays, a historical range of photojournalism books, and news rep...

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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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    • The FIFA soccer World Cup is the most popular sporting event on planet Earth. This year, for the time since its inception in 1930, the World Cup will take place in the Fall, running from November 21st until December 18th, 2022. All the major European and world leagues will suspend their schedules an...

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    • This course explores LGBTQ identity and representation in a diverse range of dramatic forms across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Framing drama around queer theory and analysis, we will consider both literary and performance styles across a diverse range of cultural locations and intersec...

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    • This course examines the emergence and development of Latin American modernisms in the visual arts. The first wave, from the 1920s to the 1940s in Brazil, Mexico and Cuba, witnessed the combination of European avant-garde tendencies such as post-impressionism and Cubism with local motifs in a quest ...

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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 assembled this list of current course offerings centered on equity, inclusion, and social justice.

    Browse a sampling of spring 2023 classes

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