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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 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.

    • LSOC2056

      Immigrant NY

      Examine issues facing immigrant populations and neighborhoods in NYC, such as work, education and legal status. A requirement of the course is a research project with a community-based organization working with immigrant populations (arranged by the instructors).

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    • Explore hip-hop aesthetics, techniques, and history through the music and discourse of those engaged in hip-hop culture, including emceeing, deejaying, graffiti writing, and breaking. Topics covered include issues of authenticity and connections between hip-hop and African Diasporic practices.

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    • Who owns news stories and narratives? How do they shape society and affect communities? What is the impact of racial diversity on media and in employment and access? The class, as reporters, will explore assumptions and develop solution sets for media.

    • LPSY 3512

      Social Cognition

      Explore the psychological processes underlying social judgment and behavior. Topics may include identity formation, stereotypes and prejudice, stigmatization, dehumanization, theory of mind, anthropomorphism, and social status. 

    • Inquire into the notions of "humanity" reflected in and protected by the principles and practices of human rights and humanitarianism. Examine how claims of resistance and struggle are re-articulated in legal and moral language and how these claims often have unintended consequences.

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    • Deepen your understanding of the relationship between food and the environment, from production and distribution through consumption and waste management. Explore how different analytical methods help us design strategies to make the food system more sustainable and resilient.

    • LPHI 3052

      Hannah Arendt

      Follow Arendt's intellectual development, pursuing themes central to her thinking, including the human condition, labor, work, action, politics, power, violence, thinking, willing, and judging. 

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    • Analyze the groundbreaking cinematic writing techniques of Paddy Chayefsky and John Cassavetes, focusing on their approaches to creating dialogue, crafting characters, and framing a narrative. 

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    • Experiment with hybridizing poetry, fiction, narrative nonfiction, literary review, political analysis, printmaking, photography, and/or new media. Selected course materials may include the work of Barbara Kruger, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Claudia Rankin, and others.

    • Explore the connections between theater and environmental justice while participating in running Zoom plays through a virtual after-school drama program for NYC elementary school students. Part of Lang’s Civic Liberal Arts series.

    • Deepen your understanding of economic concepts and apply them to reportage and analysis of events happening right now. The goal of this advanced course is to build a bridge between theory and reality, equipping students to understand and participate in current economic debates.

    • Examine global slaveries in their varying forms: debt labor, forced labor, domestic servitude, and sexual slavery. This course will compare historic and contemporary forms of slavery to comprehend their origins, structures, and defining characteristics. 

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  • Each semester, Lang offers a series of courses in which students learn coding skills in the critical context of investigative projects. Students from across the university collaborate on projects they care about, exploring subjects ranging from the role of social media in political campaigns to creative writing in the digital world.

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