世界史(社会科学)

社会科学家研究个人、家庭、社区与国家之间所存在的人类关系。通过人类学、经济学、社会学、政治学以及心理学领域的一系列分析、解释、实验工具,社会科学家试图认识冲突与合作、疾病和贫穷、社会组织与社会变迁、亲情和归属感、人类发展、交流体系以及其他涉及人类共性的长久、核心问题。

在上海纽约大学完成世界史(社会科学)专业的学生,可从事人类学、商学、发展、经济学、教育、环境研究、法律、心理学、政治学、公共卫生、公共服务、社会学和社会政策等各领域的职业以及深入研究。该专业为学生提供一个独特机会,探索社会科学研究与思想的广泛领域。学生可专注于某一学科领域,或进行专业范围之内多个领域的有机组合。该专业鼓励学生对当今世界的复杂问题进行跨学科探究与交流,而这是当今社会科学领域的研究获取重大进展的关键所在。

世界史(社会科学)专业的学生,通过两门方法课培养掌握各种研究工具的能力,并完成关于社会科学经典分析以及社会科学研究前沿的两门跨学科核心课程。该专业的学生在社会科学领域选择两门基础课程,以及经与导师协商选择的深入学习社会科学的三门重点课程*(如人类学、心理学、社会学、政治学),或学生感兴趣的某一个跨学科专题(如环境研究、政治经济或全球健康)。中国是该专业教学的重点方向,但该专业在课程设置的地理、方法以及分析范围方面,重视多元视角。学生需完成一个独立研究项目,这将是大四学年为时一学期的毕业项目的一部分。

*跨学科学习重点倾向于经济学专业的学生,建议选择经济学专业,而非世界史(社会科学)专业。

Degree Requirements - 2017-2018 Bulletin

* = offered in Fall '18

**While Calculus is not a requirement in the Social Science major, some Foundational/Methods/Focus courses (but not all) do require Calculus as a prerequisite. Thus, students are encouraged to consider what courses they would like to take for the Social Science major and whether Calculus is a prerequisite. 
 
Not every course listed is taught every semester, and in any given semester other courses may be offered that fulfill these requirements. Requirements may be met through equivalent courses in the Global Network with prior approval.
 
2 FOUNDATIONAL COURSES (100-200 level)
These courses provide an introduction to the foundational knowledge and building blocks of analytic methods in a range of social sciences. Typical coursework: A mix of lectures, discussion, assignments, shorter essays, quizzes, and/or exams.
ECON-SHU 1 Principles of Macroeconomics*
ECON-SHU 2 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON-SHU 3 Microeconomics*
ECON-SHU 4 Microeconomics for Non-Economists (equivalent to ECON-SHU 2, but cannot satisfy a requirement for Economics nor Business major)
ECON-SHU 251 Economics of Global Business
PSYC-SHU 101 Introduction to Psychology*
SOCS-SHU 135 Environment and Society*
SOCS-SHU 150 Introduction to Comparative Politics
SOCS-SHU 160 Introduction to International Politics*
SOCS-SHU 170 Introduction to Global Health*
NEUR-SHU 160 Introduction to Brain and Behavior
 
2 METHODS COURSES (100-300 level)
These courses equip students with tools to both critically consume and create advanced social scientific research. Methods courses include introductory courses and more advanced courses which may have one or more prerequisites. Additional methods courses are available at the study away sites, NYU New York, and NYU Abu Dhabi. If a methods course carries only 2 credits, a second 2-credit course in a similar field is needed to complete a method course requirement.
BUSF-SHU 101 Statistics for Business and Economics*
ECON-SHU 213 Causal Inference in the Social Sciences
ECON-SHU 216 Introduction to Game Theory*
ECON-SHU 301 Econometrics*
MATH-SHU 20 Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences
MATH-SHU 235 Probability and Statistics*
SOCS-SHU 141 Methods of Social Research (planned for Spring 2019)
SOCS-SHU 210 Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences*
SOCS-SHU 248 Fraud (online)​
SOCS-SHU 318 Ethnographic Methods (planned for Spring 2019)
SOCS-SHU 350 Empirical Research Practice*
2 CORE COURSES (200-400 level) (prereq: GPS I)
The Social Science Core Courses are interdisciplinary courses that create unexpected connections between the social science disciplines. Classic Problems courses introduce the history and philosophy of the social scientific approach. New Challenges courses introduce new approaches to current challenges in social science research. Students must take one course from each of the two core categories. Social Science core courses are not widely available at the study away sites, NYU New York, or NYU Abu Dhabi; students should plan to take them in Shanghai. Students who complete two Social Science core courses may use additional core courses to complete the focus requirement if appropriate for their approved choice of focus.
Classic Problems in Social Science
SOCS-SHU 229 Capitalism, Socialism, Communism: Theory and Practice (online)*
SOCS-SHU 245 Ethnographic Thinking
SOCS-SHU 253 Nature in Social Thought (planned for Spring 2019)
New Challenges in Social Science
GCHN-SHU 270 Researching Chinese Politics and Society
SOCS-SHU 234 Image as Evidence
SOCS-SHU 270 Social Change in Contemporary China (to be offered in Fall 2018, pending confirmation)
SOCS-SHU 301 Complexity
SOCS-SHU 334 Legal Psychology (planned for Spring 2019)
 
3 FOCUS COURSES (200-400 levels) - two must be 300-level or 400-level
These courses give students an in-depth look at one specific topic or one field. In consultation with their faculty mentor, students may choose to focus in a particular social science discipline or on one topic from an interdisciplinary perspective. Additional focus courses are widely available at the study away sites, NYU New York, and NYU Abu Dhabi.
BPEP-SHU 9042 Political Economy of East Asia
CCSF-SHU 123 Contemporary Chinese Political Thought*
ECON-SHU 10 Intermediate Microeconomics*
ECON-SHU 200 Topics: Economics of Market Platform
ECON-SHU 202 Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON-SHU 215 Economic History
ECON-SHU 216 Introduction to Game Theory*
ECON-SHU 225 Advanced Economic Theory*
ECON-SHU 238 Modern Economic Growth: Explore China*
ECON-SHU 260 International Trade
ECON-SHU 316 Industrial Organization
GCHN-SHU 200-003 Chinese Social Stratification in Comparative Perspective
GCHN-SHU 230 Culture and Media in Urban China*
GCHN-SHU 240 Modern Chinese Governance
GCHN-SHU 241 Chinese Revolutions
GCHN-SHU 243 Chinese Environmental Studies
LWSO-SHU 491 International Investment Transactions in Developing Countries
LWSO-SHU 9251 Law Culture and Politics in China
MCC-SHU 9451 Global Media Seminar: China*
PSYC-SHU 234 Developmental Psychology
PSYC-SHU 329 Parenting and Culture* 
PSYC-SHU 337 Adolescent Psychology
PSYC-SHU 349 Cultures of Psychology
PSYC-SHU 352 Psychology of Human Sexuality*
SOCS-SHU 232 International Law and Institutions
SOCS-SHU 241 Cultures of Business and Work*
SOCS-SHU 272 The U.S. Constitution: Is It Relevant to China?*
SOCS-SHU 275 U.S.-China Relations
SOCS-SHU 306 Pestilence: Critical Perspectives in Global Health
SOCS-SHU 300 Topics in Law & Politics: Law and Land in the US and China*
SOCS-SHU 300B Topics in Urban Studies: Urban Transportation Revolutions
SOCS-SHU 331 Politics in China
SOCS-SHU 333 Global Environmental Politics
SOCS-SHU 339 Comparative Revolutions*
SOCS-SHU 340 Comparative Constitutions
SOCS-SHU 341 Cross-Strait Relations*
SOCS-SHU 426 Poverty and Inequality Around the Globe
SOCS-SHU 440 Topics in Anthropology: Visual Anthropology
SOCS-SHU 445 Topics in Society, Health, & Medicine
SOCS-SHU 997 Social Science Independent Study*
SOIM-SHU 9006 Law, Business, and Society

Focus Options: Disciplinary, Interdisciplinary, and Self-Designed

Students majoring in Social Science are required to choose a disciplinary or interdisciplinary track, which determines the courses they choose for their 3 Focus requirements and the subject of their senior capstone project. Tracks are noted on student transcripts. Disciplinary tracks available include Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. (Students who wish to pursue a track in Economics are advised to major in Economics instead.) Interdisciplinary tracks are available in Environmental Studies, Global Health, International Relations, and Political Economy. Students may choose "Self-Designed" as their track, and select their Focus courses and senior capstone project in consultation with a faculty mentor. For these students, "Self-Designed" will appear as the track of record on their transcripts.

1 Capstone Course (400 level)

Students complete a capstone seminar course during one semester of their senior year. As part of the capstone seminar students conduct an independent research project in their area of focus using the methods, theories, and data with which they have become familiar over the course of completing the major. The capstone seminar must be completed in Shanghai.

 

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Recommended Fall 2018 Courses

Recommended Courses in Fall 2018 for Freshmen

  1. Global Perspectives on Society
  2. Core Curriculum Class
  3. Core Curriculum Class
  4. English or Chinese

Recommended Courses in Fall 2018 for Sophomores

  1. Perspectives on the Humanities
  2. Foundational Course
  3. Social Science Core
  4. Core Curriculum Class or Chinese
Faculty Mentors
Professor Almaz Zelleke Associate Professor of Practice in Political Science and Social Science co-Area Leader
Email: az22@nyu.edu | Room: based in Washington Square | Profile
 
Professor Todd Meyers Associate Professor of Anthropology and Social Science co-Area Leader
Email: tem3@nyu.edu | Room: 1201 | Profile
 
Professor Lixian Cui Assistant Professor of Psychology
Email: lc145@nyu.edu | Room: 1238 | Profile
 
Professor Yifei Li Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Email: yifei.li@nyu.edu | Room: 1203 | Profile
 
Professor Xuan Li Assistant Professor of Psychology
Email: xuanli@nyu.edu | Room: 1248 | Profile
 
Professor Eric Hundman Assistant Professor Faculty Fellow of Political Science
Email: eric.hundman@nyu.edu | Room: 1223 | Profile
 
Professor Ivan Willis Rasmussen Assistant Professor of Practice in Political Science
Email: iwr203@nyu.edu | Room: 1317 | Profile
 
Professor Pekka Santtila Professor of Psychology
Email: pekka.santtila@nyu.edu | Room: 1237 | Profile
 
Professor Xiaogang Wu Visiting Professor of Sociology
Email: xw29@nyu.edu | Room: 1204 | Profile
 
Requirements for Candidates for Honors in the Social Science Major
Honors degree designation in the Social Science major is awarded to the top students in the major determined by cumulative GPA in Social Science courses and the grades assigned in the Honors Capstone Seminar and Honors Capstone Independent Study. To be a candidate for honors in the Social Science major, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or above in Social Science courses completed by the second semester of the junior year. Honors candidates complete a 2-credit Honors Capstone Seminar in the first semester of the senior year and a 4-credit Honors Capstone Independent Study under the supervision of a faculty mentor in the second semester of the senior year. Honors candidates must maintain a GPA in Social Science courses of 3.75 or above to remain eligible for honors in the Social Science major.
Minor in Social Science: 4 Courses
Students who wish to complete a minor in Social Science must complete one of the Methods courses from the list of approved Social Science Methods courses and three additional courses from the list of approved Social Science courses.