Fall 2019 Elective Courses Open to Class of 2023

Below the list of elective courses you may wish to choose from for your fourth course. To read a description of a course, search for it in NYU’s registration system, which is called “Albert” (see instruction here).

If you have any questions while considering your options, check out the “Frequently Asked Questions” page to see if there is an answer already there. If you can’t find an answer on that page, don’t hesitate to email the Academic Advising Office at shanghai.advising@nyu.edu!

 

          Fall 2019 Elective Courses Open to Class of 2023

Core Curriculum Electives – Social Science Perspectives on China (SSPC)

Course Code Course Title Credits
CCSF-SHU 123 Contemporary Chinese Political Thought 4 credits
CCCF-SHU 128 Contemporary Art & New Media 4 credits
ECON-SHU 238 Modern Economic Growth: Explore China 4 credits
INTM-SHU 268 Acoustic Ethnography of the Yangtze River Delta 4 credits
MCC-SHU 9451 The Media in China 4 credits
RELS-SHU 9270 Religion and Society in China 4 credits
SCA-SHU 9634 Global Connections: Shanghai 4 credits
SOCS-SHU 275 US-China Relations 4 credits
SOCS-SHU 133 Urbanization in China 4 credits

Core Curriculum Electives – Humanistic Perspectives on China​ (HPC)

Course Code Course Title

Credits

GCHN-SHU 110 The Concept of China 4 credits
HUMN-SHU 229 Masters of Asian Cinema 4 credits
HUMN-SHU 366 Shanghai Stories 4 credits
INTM-SHU 266 Digital Heritage (Pending) 4 credits 
PHIL-SHU 105 Introduction to Chinese Philosophy 4 credits


Core Curriculum Electives – Experimental Discovery in the Natural World (ED)

Course Code Course Title Credits
BIOL-SHU 1 Introduction to Biology (Co-requisite: BIOL-SHU 3 Explore the Cell) 2 credits
BIOL-SHU 3 Explore the Cell: from Gene to Protein (Co-requisite: BIOL-SHU 1 Introduction to Biology) 2 credits 
CCEX-SHU 203 Energy and the Environment 4 credits
PSYC-SHU 101 Introduction to Psychology 4 credits
CHEM-SHU 125 Foundations of Chemistry  I * 4 credits
PHYS-SHU 11 General Physics I * 3 credits
PHYS-SHU 91 Foundations of Physics I Honors * 3 credits
PHYS-SHU 71 Physics Laboratory (Co-requisite: PHYS-SHU 91 Foundations of Physics I Honors OR PHYS-SHU 11 General Physics I) * 2 credits


* Students who are interested in exploring Computer Systems Engineering or Electrical and Systems Engineering are encouraged to take General Physics I (with lab) or Foundations of Physics I Honors (with lab) and/or Introduction to Programming or Introduction to Computer Science. Note that enrollment in CSCI-SHU 101 Introduction to Computer Science is only allowed for students who have passed the Computer Science Placement Exam on Aug 26, from 9:00 - 10:00 AM in Room 101 (more information can be found here). If you are interested in taking Introduction to Computer Science, please select CSCI-SHU 11 Introduction to Computer Programming and indicate that you would like to take the placement exam in the registration survey. 

* PHYS-SHU 91 Foundations of Physics I Honors OR PHYS-SHU 11 General Physics I should be taken together with PHYS-SHU 71 FoS Physics Laboratory (2 credits). Students must take the physics lecture (either Foundations of Physics I Honors OR General Physics I) AND the lab in order to fulfill the core curriculum “Experimental Discovery in the Natural World” requirement.

* CHEM-SHU 125 Foundations of Chemistry I to be taken together with CHEM-SHU 127 Chemistry Lab (offered in Spring 2019) in order to fulfill the core curriculum “Experimental Discovery in the Natural World” requirement.


Core Curriculum Electives – Science, Technology, and Society (STS)

Course Code Course Title Credits
HIST-SHU 302 History of Water 4 credits
SOCS-SHU 135 Environment and Society 4 credits
SOCS-SHU 170 Introduction to Global Health 4 credits
SOCS-SHU 306 Pestilence: Critical Perspectives in Global Health 4 credits

 

 Core Curriculum Electives – Algorithmic Thinking (AT)

Course Code Course Title Credits
CSCI-SHU 11 Intro to Computer Programming ** 4 credits
CSCI-SHU 101 Intro to Computer Science ** 4 credits
INTM-SHU 101 Interaction Lab 4 credits
INTM-SHU 110 Application Lab 4 credits

** Students who are interested in pursuing Computer Science or Data Science are recommended to take Introduction to Programming or Introduction to Computer Science. Enrollment in CSCI-SHU 101 Introduction to Computer Science is only allowed for students who have passed the Computer Science Placement Exam on Sept 1, 2019, 3:00 - 4:00 PM in Room 101 (more information can be found here). If you are interested in taking CSCI-SHU 101, please select CSCI-SHU 11 Introduction to Computer Programming as your elective course. Note that the enrollment in either CSCI-SHU 11 or CSCI-SHU 101 is not guaranteed due to the limited space, even if you pass the Computer Science Placement Exam. 

General Electives

Course Code Course Title Credits
ART-SHU 210 Introduction to Studio Art - Chinese Traditional Methods in Contemporary Art 4 credits
ART-SHU 225B Contemporary Dance 4 credits
ART-SHU 239.4 Choreography & Performance 4 credits
ART-SHU 255 Printmaking in an Expanded Field 4 credits
ART-SHU 275 Mark Making: From Basic Drawing Skills to Contemporary Approaches to Drawing 4 credits
ART-SHU 301 Introduction to Photography I 4 credits
ART-SHU 306 Moving Images 4 credits
ART-SHU 610 Art is a Hammer 4 credits
BUSF-SHU 101 Statistics for Business and Economics 4 credits
CEL-SHU 101C Assistive Technology**** 2 credits
CEL-SHU 101D Language and Power**** 2 credits
CEL-SHU 101E Public Science Education in China**** 2 credits
CRWR-SHU 159 Introduction to Creative Writing 4 credits
CRWR-SHU 175 Storytelling Strategies  4 credits
ECON-SHU 1 Principles of Macroeconomics *** 4 credits
GCHN-SHU 200 Topics in Global China Studies: Lotus Sutra in East Asia 4 credits
GCHN-SHU 255 Eat, Pray, Ponder: Chinese Intellectual Culture Through 4 credits
GCHN-SHU/INTM-SHU 267 The Cultivated City 4 credits
HIST-SHU 130 Foundations: What is History 4 credits
HUMN-SHU 200 Talmud and the Art of Reading 4 credits
HUMN-SHU 240 Gender, Sexuality, and Culture 4 credits
IMBX-SHU 101T Topics: Life Design 4 credits
IMBX-SHU 102T Topics: Global Experience Design 4 credits
IMBX-SHU 103T Topics: Understanding Financial Technology 4 credits
IMBX-SHU 211 Design Thinking 4 credits
IMBX-SHU 232 Entrepreneurship Explored 4 credits
LIT-SHU 200 Identity, Gender, and Language in Francophone Asian Literature 4 credits
LIT-SHU 253 Comparative Islamic Feminisms in World Literature 4 credits
MATH-SHU 140  Linear Algebra (eligible for students placed into Calculus) 4 credits
MATH-SHU 141 Honors Linear Algebra I (eligible for students placed into Honors Calculus) 4 credits
MUS-SHU 220 20th Century Music and Its Meanings 4 credits
INTM-SHU 120-1 Communications Lab 4 credits
INTM-SHU 202T Topics: Media Architecture 4 credits
INTM-SHU 265 Topics in Digital Humanities: Digital Conservation for Buddhist Deities 4 credits
INTM-SHU 280C VR / AR Fundamentals 4 credits
JOUR-SHU 9202 Journalism 4 credits
SOCS-SHU 141 Methods of Social Research 4 credits
SOCS-SHU 160 Intro to International Politics 4 credits
SOCS-SHU 220 Law and Society in the U.S. 4 credits
SOCS-SHU 234 Image as Evidence 4 credits
SOCS-SHU 241 Cultures of Business and Work 4 credits
SOCS-SHU 245 Ethnographic Thinking 4 credits

*** Students who are interested in pursuing Economics are recommended to take ECON-SHU 1 Principles of Macroeconomics. Students interested in Business major should NOT take ECON-SHU 1 Principles of Macroeconomics as it is NOT intended for Business major students. Students who are interested in pursuing major should take the required Economics of Global Business course in their sophomore year instead. ​

**** CEL-SHU 101C/D/E takes place during the second 7 weeks of the Fall semester and the first 7 weeks of the Spring semester. Students who are interested in taking these courses are required to commit to both semesters and will earn 2 credits in the Fall and 2 credits in the Spring. For more information, please visit the course websites linked above.

0-2 Credit Art and Music Course

Based on interest and availability, some students may elect to take 0-2 or music courses in addition to the 16-credit (for Science students - 18 credit) coursework. Be cautioned that this additional coursework is elective and can be demanding for time management. You can also see the typical schedules in their list and calendar views Albert. The maximum can enroll in are 18 credits per semester. Please ask an advisor if you have questions. 

 
Course Code Course Title Credits
MUS-SHU 1085.1 Choral Arts: NYU Shanghai Chorale 0
MUS-SHU 1179.1 Chamber Ensemble: Orchestra 0
MUS-SHU 1182.1 Chamber Ensemble: Jazz 0
MUS-SHU 1085.2 Choral Arts: NYU Shanghai Chorale 1
MUS-SHU 1179.2 Chamber Ensemble: Orchestra 1
MUS-SHU 1182.2 Chamber Ensemble: Jazz 1
ART-SHU 105 Performance Art 2
ART-SHU 225A Contemporary Dance 2
ART-SHU 230 Ballet 2
ART-SHU 239.2 Choreography & Performance 2
ART-SHU 243 Folk & Minority Dance (Northern China) 2
ART-SHU 1010 Making Theatre 2
MUS-SHU 59 Group Piano for Beginners  2
MUS-SHU 60 Group Piano for Intermediate Beginners 2
MUS-SHU 105 Group Guqin Beginner 2
MUS-SHU 205 Group Guqin Intermediate and Advanced 2
MUS-SHU 219 Music Shanghai 2
MUS-SHU 221 Songwriting 2
MUS-SHU 225 The Structure of Music 2
MUS-SHU 1085.3 Choral Arts: NYU Shanghai Chorale 2
MUS-SHU 1179.3 Chamber EnsembleOrchestra 2
MUS-SHU 1182.3 Chamber Ensemble: Jazz 2
MUS-SHU 1511 Vocal Training: Group 2
MUS-SHU 1512 Private Voice Instruction 2