Open Courses!

While many people have finalized their course schedules, some of you may still be looking for course recommendations. Maybe you’ve been procrastinating registering for courses (tut tut); maybe you are 4th on a waitlist for a popular course and need a good alternative; maybe you just are completely overwhelmed and have no idea what to take. Whatever your story, here are some recommendations for some great Precollege courses that still have open seats, conveniently sorted by interest rather than subject.

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So, if you’re interested in…

The arts (Music, Dance, Theater), try:

  • MUSIC-UA 100 Music of New York
  • OART-UT 804 Modern Dance: Mind Body Knowledge and Expression
  • FMTV-UT 1083 Intro to Special Effects Make-Up

Check out detailed course descriptions here.

History or cultural studies, try:

  • SCA-UA 608 Urban Cultural Life
  • EAST-UA 950 Topics in Asian Studies: East Asia in Western Travel Writing 1850-1940s
  • MEIS-UA 690 The Emergence of The Modern Middle East
  • MEIS-UA 798 Topics in Modern Middle Eastern Culture: Music and Society Through the Lens of Literature & Cinema
  • SOC-UA 471 Politics, Power, and Society

Check out detailed course descriptions here.

Pop culture and society, try:

  • SCA-UA 157 Hip Hop & Politics
  • SCA-UA 608 Urban Cultural Life
  • IDSEM-UG 1494 Monsters in Popular Culture

Check out detailed course descriptions here.

Human nature, behavior, or the human body:

  • CAMS-UA 110 The Science of Happiness
  • ANTH-UA 2 Human Evolution
  • ANTH-UA 3 Archaeology: Early Societies & Culture
  • ANTH-UA 326 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
  • SOC-UA 1 Intro to Sociology
  • OC-UA 301 Research Methods
  • APSY-UE 2 Introduction to Psychology and Its Principles
  • SOC-UA 471 Politics, Power, and Society
  • PHIL-UA 21 History of Modern Philosophy
  • STS-UY 1002 Introduction to Science and Technology Studies
  • BIOL-UA 4 Human Physiology
  • JOUR-UA 505 Issues and Ideas: Writing the Body

Check out detailed course descriptions here.

Ethics or law, try:

  • PHIL-UA 21 History of Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL-UA 50 Medical Ethics
  • SOC-UA 471 Politics, Power, and Society
  • SOC-UA 503 Criminology

Check out detailed course descriptions here.

Reading and literature, try:

  • CLASS-UA 404 Classical Mythology
  • CLASS-UA 291 Special Topics in Classics: Science Fiction Before Science
  • THEA-UT 705 Realism & Naturalism: European Origins
  • IDSEM-UG 1494 Monsters in Popular Culture

Check out detailed course descriptions here.

Movies & film, try:

  • COLIT-UA 132 Topics: Ecstasy: Desire in Lit, Film
  • MEIS-UA 798 Topics in Modern Middle Eastern Culture: Music and Society Through the Lens of Literature & Cinema
  • FMTV-UT 1095 Producing for Film

Check out detailed course descriptions here.

Writing and storytelling, try:

  • SPAN-UA 551 Topics: Nueva York/New York: Writing the City
  • JOUR-UA 21 Report New York
  • JOUR-UA 202 Methods and Practice: Pop NY, The Personal Essay
  • JOUR-UA 505 Issues and Ideas: Writing the Body

Check out detailed course descriptions here.

The environment and nature, try:

  • BIOL-UA 8 Living Environment
  • ENVST-UA 100 Environmental Systems Science

Check out detailed course descriptions here.

Math, engineering, or business, try:

  • MATH-UA 140 Linear Algebra
  • MATH-UA 233 Theory of Probability
  • G-UY 1003 Introduction to Engineering and Design
  • MA-UY 1124 Calculus II for Engineers
  • MA-UY 1424 Integrated Calculus II for Engineers
  • UPADM-GP 242 The Business of Nonprofit Management
  • STS-UY 1002 Introduction to Science and Technology Studies
  • FMTV-UT 1095 Producing for Film

Check out detailed course descriptions here.

Computers & programming, try:

  • CSCI-UA 2 Introduction to Computer Programming
  • CSCI-UA 4 Introduction to Web Design and Computer Principles
  • FMTV-UT 1123 Internet Design

Check out detailed course descriptions here.

Learning a new language, try:

  • EAST-UA 201 Elementary Chinese I
  • EAST-UA 247 Elementary Japanese I
  • FREN-UA 1 Elemen French Level I
  • SPAN-UA 1 Spanish for Beginners- Level I
  • GERM-UA 20 Intensive Intermediate German
  • ITAL-UA 20 Intensive Intermediate Italian

Check out detailed course descriptions here.

Bonus  Blogger’s Pick: CAMS-UA 110 The Science of Happiness

This is one of our most popular courses at NYU every fall and spring, which “examines the state of college-student mental health and wellness” by looking at “how individuals can create positive change by reinterpreting their goals and identifying steps toward a successful college experience.”

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