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Approved Perspectives Courses

Perspectives courses teach Core Areas of Knowledge and Inquiry (RL, CV, AP, NS, NS-L, SS) and Global Contexts (US, ET, WC, PI), and are therefore taken by students early on in their undergraduate experience, before they complete 60 credits.The courses below have been approved as Perspectives courses as of 01/31/12.

Please note that this table can be filtered and sorted and that clicking a course takes you to the justification documents page for each course.

List of Perspectives courses being offered: Fall 2013 | Spring 2013 | Summer I 2013 | Summer II 2013|

Abbreviations and past offerings can be found below the table


       Approved Perspectives Courses

      A&HARTARTH 220: Renaissance Art and the Birth of ModernityAPETPI
      A&HARTARTH 233: Naturalism and Art in Seventeenth-century EuropeAPET
      A&HARTARTH 256: Contemporary Art PracticesAPn/a
      A&HARTARTS 185: Contemporary Art in a Global SocietyAPWC
      A&HCMALCLAS 150: Greek and Latin Classics in TranslationRLETPI
      A&HCMALEAST 250: Modern Chinese Fiction in TranslationRLWC
      A&HCMALHEBRW 150: Modern Hebrew Literature in TranslationRLWC
      A&HCMLITCMLIT 101W: Global Literatures IRLWCPI
      A&HCMLITCMLIT 102W: Global Literatures IIRLWC
      A&HDTDDANC 150: Introduction to DanceAPWC
      A&HDTDDRAM 1: Introduction to Drama and TheatreAPn/a
      A&HDTDDRAM 100: Introduction to ActingAPn/a
      A&HDTDDRAM 101: Introduction to Play and PerformanceAPn/a
      A&HDTDDRAM 111: Introduction to Theatre DesignAPn/a
      A&HDTDDRAM 155: Theatrical Texts and TimesAPn/a
      A&HENGLENGL 151/151W: Works of English LiteratureRLET
      A&HENGLENGL 152/152W: Works of American Literature - A Course for non-majorsRLUS
      A&HENGLENGL 161/161W: Introduction to the NarrativeRLn/a
      A&HENGLENGL 162/162W: Literature and PlaceRLn/a
      A&HENGLENGL 165/165W: Introduction to PoetryRLn/a
      A&HENGLENGL 251: British Literature Survey IRLETPI
      A&HENGLENGL 253: American Literature Survey IRLUS
      A&HENGLENGL 255: Global Literatures in EnglishRLWC
      A&HELLEURO 210: The EnlightenmentCVET
      A&HELLFREN 41/41W: Masterpieces of French Literature in TranslationRLET
      A&HELLFREN 45/45W: French CivilizationCVET
      A&HELLFREN 250: French CinemaAPET
      A&HELLGERM 41/41W: Masterpieces of German LiteratureRLET
      A&HELLGERM 250/250W: German CinemaAPET
      A&HELLGRKMD 41/41W: Modern Greek Literature in TranslationRLET
      A&HELLGRKMD 250: Modern Greek CinemaAPET
      A&HELLITAL 41/41W: Masterpieces of Italian Literature in TranslationRLET
      A&HELLITAL 45/45W: Italian CivilizationCVET
      A&HHLLSPAN 41: Hispanic Literatures in TranslationRLn/a
      A&HHLLSPAN 45/45W: Hispanic Cultures (in English)CVWC
      A&HHLLSPAN 47: Hispanic Film in English TranslationAPn/a
      A&HHLLSPAN 60: Hispanic Literatures in the United StatesRLUS
      A&HLCDLCD 100: Language in ContextCVn/a
      A&HLCDLCD 103: Multilingualism in the USCVUS
      A&HLCDLCD 144: Language and Social DiversitySSWC
      A&HMEDSTMEDST 143: History of Cinema I (1880-1930)APn/a
      A&HMEDSTMEDST 144: History of Cinema II (1930-1970)APn/a
      A&HMEDSTMEDST 146: History of Cinema III: 1970-PresentAPn/a
      A&HMEDSTMEDST 240: Styles of CinemaAPn/a
      A&HMUSICMUSIC 1: Intro to MusicAPET
      A&HMUSICMUSIC 8: Studies in the Literature of MusicAPn/a
      MNSBIOLBIOL 11: Introduction to College BiologyNS+Ln/a
      MNSBIOLBIOL 22: Introduction to Human PhysiologyNSn/a
      MNSBIOLBIOL 24: Biology and SocietyNSn/a
      MNSBIOLBIOL 25: Biological EvolutionNSn/a
      MNSBIOLBIOL 34: Genomics Research Experience INS+Ln/a
      MNSBIOLBIOL 35: Genomics Research Experience IINS+Ln/a
      MNSBIOLBIOL 105: General Biology I -- Physiology and Cell BiologyNS+Ln/a
      MNSBIOLBIOL 106: General Biology II -- Life-forms and EcosystemsNS+Ln/a
      MNSCHEMCHEM 16.1: Chemistry for the Consumer (Both 16.1 and 16.3 must be completed to receive any GenEd credit.)NS+Ln/a
      MNSCHEM CHEM 16.3: Chemistry in Modern Society (Both 16.1 and 16.3 must be completed to receive any GenEd credit.)NS+Ln/a
      MNSSEESGEOL 16: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Moving ContinentsNSn/a
      MNSFNESFNES 163: General NutritionNSn/a
      MNSMNSc 113: Contemporary Issues in ScienceNSn/a
      MNSPHYSASTR 1: General AstronomyNSn/a
      MNSPHYSASTR 2: General Astronomy with LaboratoryNS+Ln/a
      MNSPHYSPHYS 1: Conceptual PhysicsNS+Ln/a
      MNSPHYSPHYS 5: Physics and the FutureNSWC
      MNSPHYSPHYS 7: Introduction to the Physics of Musical SoundNSn/a
      MNSPHYSPHYS 103: Physics for Computer Science INS+Ln/a
      MNSPHYSPHYS 121: General Physics INS+Ln/a
      MNSPHYSPHYS 122: General Physics IINS+Ln/a
      MNSPHYSPHYS 145: Principles of Physics INS+Ln/a
      MNSPHYSPHYS 146: Priniciples of Physics IINS+Ln/a
      MNSPHYSPHYS 204: Physics for Computer Science IINS+Ln/a
      MNSPSYCHPSYCH 101: General PsychologyNSn/a
      MNSSEESENSCI 100: Our Planet in the 21st Century: Challenges to Humanity (Lab)NS+LUS
      MNSSEESGEOL 8: OceanographyNSn/a
      MNSSEESGEOL 11: MeteorologyNSn/a
      MNSSEESGEOL 12: Natural DisastersNSn/a
      MNSSEESGEOL 25: Natural Resources and the EnvironmentNSn/a
      MNSSEESGEOL 101: Physical GeologyNS+Ln/a
      SOCACCTSACCT 261: Business Law ICVUS
      SOCANTHANTH 101: Introduction to Cultural AnthropologySSWCPI
      SOCANTHANTH 102: Introduction to Human EvolutionNSn/a
      SOCANTHANTH 103: Introduction to ArcheologySSWCPI
      SOCANTHANTH 104: Language, Culture, and SocietyCVWC
      SOCHISTHIST 229: Politics, Religion and Literature in Early Modern England and IrelandRLETPI
      SOCECONECON 102: Introduction to MicroecomicsSSUS
      SOCHISTHIST 101/101W: Early Modern Europe 1500-1815SSETPI
      SOCHISTHIST 102: Modern Europe, 1815-PresentSSET
      SOCHISTHIST 103/103W: American History, 1607-1865SSUSPI
      SOCHISTHIST 104/104W: United States History 1865-PresentSSUS
      SOCHIST HIST 160: Global History: World VTSSWC
      SOCHIST HIST 163: Social and Cultural History: United States VTSSUS
      SOCHISTHIST 164: Social and Cultural History: European VTSSETPI
      SOCHISTHIST 166: History and Memory: Global VTCVWC
      SOCHISTHIST 168: History and Memory: The United States VTCVUS
      SOCHISTHIST 169: History and Memory: Europe VTCVET
      SOCHNRSHSS 200: Social Sciences and SocietySSET
      SOCPHILPHIL 101: Introduction to PhilosophyCVET
      SOCPHILPHIL 104: Introduction to EthicsCVET
      SOCPHILPHIL 116: Introduction to Philosophy of ReligionCVET
      SOCPHILPHIL 140: Ancient Greek PhilosophyCVETPI
      SOCPSCIPSCI 100: Introduction to American PoliticsSSUS
      SOCPSCIPSCI 101: Introduction to Political ScienceSSUS
      SOCPSCIPSCI 102: Contemporary Political ControversiesSSn/a
      SOCPSCIPSCI 103: Introduction to Comparative PoliticsSSWC
      SOCPSCIPSCI 104: Introduction to International PoliticsSSWC
      SOCPSCI PSCI 105: Introduction to Political ThoughtCVET
      SOCSOCSOC 101: Introduction to SociologySSn/a
      SOCSOCSOC 211: Ethnic and Race RelationsSSUS
      SOCSOCSOC 212/212W: Sociological AnalysisSSn/a
      SOCSOCSOC 222: Social Welfare as a Social InstitutionCVUS
      SOCURBSTURBST 101: Urban Poverty and AffluenceSSUS
      SOCURBSTURBST 103: Urban DiversitySSUS
      SOCURBST URBST 105: Urban PoliticsSSUS
      SPECACEACE 4: Studies in Visual Arts and MusicAPET
      SPECACEACE 5W: Great Works of LiteratureRLn/a
      SPECACEACE 15: Social Science Seminar ICVETPI
      SPECACEACE 16: Social Science Seminar IISSn/a
      SPECITASTITAST 100: Italian Americans: An Interpretation of a PeopleCVUS
      SPECHNRSHNRS 125: The Arts in New York City: Seminar 1APn/a
      SPECHNRSHNRS 126W: The Peopling of New York City: Seminar 2SSUS
      SPECHNRSHNRS 225: Science and Technology in New York CityNSUS
      SPECHNRSHNRS 226: Shaping the Future of New York CitySSUS
      EDUCEECEEDUC 105: Education in Goblal Times: Radical to Conservative AgendasCVWC
      A&HELLITAL 250/250W: Italian Cinema. Reading Italy Through FilmAPET
      SOCSOCSOC 215: Sociology of EducationSSUS
      A&HDTDDANCE 151: Dance and Culture: Dancing ValuesCVn/a
      SOCECONECON 100 Economics and SocietySSUS
      SOCECONECON 101 Introduction to MacroeconomicsSSUS
      SPECENGLAMST 110/110W - Introduction to American Society and CultureCVUS
      A&HARTARTH 110: Survey of Ancient ArtAPETPI
      A&HENGLENGL 153/153W: Introduction to the BibleCVWCPI
      A&HENGLENGL 252: British Literature Survey IIRLET
      A&HHLLSPAN 53: Don Quixote in TranslationRLET
      MNSPSYCHPSYCH 103: Pleasure and PainNSn/a
      SOCSOCSOC 103: The Sociology of American LifeCVUS
      A&HMEDSTMEDST 101: Contemporary MediaCVn/a
      A&HSPANSPAN 051: Hispanic-Jewish literature in TranslationRLWC
      A&HENGHTH 102: Freshman Humanities ColloquiumRLn/a
      SOCPSCIPSCI 238: Contemporary AsiaSSWC
      SOCURBSTURBST 107: Urban Communities: Local-Global Connections in QueensSSUS
      SOCPSCIPSCI 257: Western Europe in World PoliticsSSET
      SOCPSCIPSCI 234: Contemporary Western EuropeSSET
      A&HCMALMES 160: Classical Islamic Literature and CivilizationRLWCPI
      A&HDRAMDRAM 207: Classical European DramaAPETPI
      A&HMUSICMUSIC 28: Introduction to World MusicAPWC
      SOCPSCIPSCI 210: American State and Local GovernmentSSUS
      A&HELLRUSS 244/244W: Russian CinemaAPET
      A&HELLRUSS 155/155W: Keys to Russian LiteratureRLET

      Abbreviations used in the table:

        • AoK: Core Areas of Knowledge and inquiry
          • RL: Reading Literature
          • CV: Cultures & Values
          • AP: Appreciating & Participating in the Arts
          • NS: Natural Sciences
          • NS+L: Natural Sciences with Lab
          • SS: Analyzing Social Structures
        • GC: Global Contexts
          • US: United States
          • ET: European Traditions
          • WC: World Cultures
          • PI: Pre-Industrial

        General Education courses offered in the past
        : Winter 2013| Fall 2012 | Summer II 2012 | Summer I 2012 | Spring 2012 | Winter 2012 | Fall 2011 | Spring 2011
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