Undergraduate Bulletin Updates

2017-2018 Bulletin Updates
INDEPENDENT STUDY (pg 46-47)

The last paragraph:

The result of the independent study course should be a paper or other objective, tangible evidence of completion of the work. In general, students are not permitted 47 to take more than 12 credits of independent study and/or internship during their four years, and no more than 8 credits may be taken in any one major. More specific information can be found by speaking with your academic advisor.

USING AP, IB OR A LEVEL EXAM SCORES TO FULFILL CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS (pg 91)

The Mathematics, Science, and Algorithmic Thinking requirements may be wholly or partially fulfilled with AP, IB or  A Level exam scores or NYU Shanghai placement status. Please note that NYU Shanghai will not accept scores from an AP exam (or other exam meant for high school students) taken after a student already matriculated at NYU Shanghai.

Remove PHIL-SHU 130 Philosophy of Technology: Thinking Machine from the list of Digital China Studies Sample Courses (pg 110)

PHIL-SHU 130 Philosophy of Technology: Thinking Machine cannot count as a Global China Studies Digital China Studies course.​

Digital China Studies - 4 credits

Sample Courses 

PHIL-SHU 130 Philosophy of Technology: Thinking Machine

CROSS SCHOOL MINOR (pg 183)

Cross school minors offered by NYU Schools are available to NYU Shanghai students as listed on the NYU Cross-School Minors website. Students who successfully complete any of those Minors will have them identified by name as a Minor on the student transcript. Students may not pursue a cross-school minor in a field or discipline in which NYU Shanghai already has its own minor.

 

CHINESE MINOR REQUIREMENT (pg 180)

Chinese Minor 16 credits of Chinese language above Elementary II are required to complete the minor. Only 4 credits of those 16 can double-count with another degree requirement. Elementary I and II do not count toward fulfilling the requirements. Typical plan of study: Intermediate I, Intermediate II, Advanced I, and Advanced II.

A student who passes out of Intermediate I&II or Advanced I&II will have to replace the course(s) they passed out of with other Chinese language classes higher than the level(s) they passed out of. Only 4 credits of those 16 can double-count with another major or minor degree requirement.

Example 1: GCS major who doesn’t place out of Intermediate I must do the following for the Chinese minor:

• Intermediate I • Intermediate II

• Advanced I and Advanced II (but can only count one towards the minor, because they are also required for GCS major.)

• Other course higher than Advanced II Example

2: Students who placed out of Advanced Chinese I and is taking Advanced Chinese II now are aiming for a Chinese minor. They can get a Chinese minor by taking:

• Advanced Chinese II (double counting one course between the major and the minor).

• 3 additional Chinese courses, such as Advanced High Business Chinese, Readings in Chinese Culture I, and Readings in Chinese Culture II. 

2016-2017 Bulletin Updates
Prerequisites for MATH-SHU 235 Probability and Statistics (pg 250)

Probability and Statistics (MATH-SHU 235) requires only Calculus (MATH SHU 121) and NOT Linear Algebra (MATH-SHU 140) as a prerequisite.


The bulletin will now read:

MATH-SHU 235 (formerly 150) Probability and Statistics

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH-SHU 121. Not open to students who have taken MATH-SHU 233.

THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF EAST ASIA

BPEP-SHU 9042 The Political Economy of East Asia will now count for the Social Foundations (B: SSPC) section of the NYU Shanghai Core Curriculum.

NYU NY CROSS-SCHOOL MINORS (PAGE 75)
SOCIAL SCIENCE SAMPLE SCHEDULE 1 (PAGE 162)

 

Year 1

Global Perspectives on Society

Core Class

Core Class

English or Chinese

Writing as Inquiry

Core Curriculum Course

Foundational Course or Social Science Core Course

English, Chinese, Core or GE

Year 2

Perspectives on the Humanities

Foundational Course

Social Science Core

Core Class, or Chinese

General Elective

Core Curriculum Course

Social Science Core or Focus

Chinese or Core Curriculum Course

Year 3

Core class or GE

Core class

Focus Course

General Elective

General Elective or Core Curriculum Course

Methods Course or Focus Course

Focus Course

General Elective

Year 4

General Elective

Focus Course

Methods Course

General Elective

General Elective

Methods Course or General Elective

Capstone Course

General Elective

PORTAL CAMPUS MINOR

Students can apply to attempt a Portal Campus Minor, using classes from one of the two Portal Campuses in the Global Network. These minors must meet the requirements set out in the relevant college bulletin by the offering department at the Portal Campus. During their sophomore year, students compose their academic plan for the minor in consultation with the Assistant Dean for Global Programs. By spring of the sophomore year, the plan of study must be submitted to and approved by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Approval of the plan does not guarantee acceptance to study at the Portal Campus, that required courses will be available or open, or the ability to study for an additional semester at the Portal Campus to complete the minor. Even though the courses used and requirements met for the Portal minor are those of the Portal Campus the minor is an NYU Shanghai minor and will be identified as such on the student’s transcript. The other requirements and limitations for these minors are identical with the standard ones identified above for all minors.

NYU SHANGHAI CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS 2016-2017
Writing Social Foundations Cultural Foundations Mathematics* Science* Algorithmic Thinking* Language 
First Year Writing Seminar Global Perspectives on Society (GPS) Perspectives on the Humanities (POH) Calculus
OR Honors Calculus OR Multi-variable Calculus
OR Precalculus 
OR Quantatative Reasoning
Minimum 8 credits in 2 out of 3 categories  All students must 
complete at least 
two credits of courses from the 
Algorithmic Thinking 
category, either as part of, or in addition to, the course(s) 
All students must 
demonstrate proficiency in Chinese by passing or placing out of  Intermediate Chinese II.
Experimental Discovery in the Natural World (ED)
Perspectives on the Humanities (POH) Social Science Perspectives on China (one course) Chinese Arts (one course) Science, Technology, and Society (STS) All students must 
demonstrate proficiency in English by passing or placing out of  two semesters of English for Academic 
Purposes (EAP).
Algorithmic Thinking (AT)

 

 

* The Mathematics, Science, and Algorithmic Thinking requirements may be wholly or partially fulfilled with AP, IB or A Level exam scores or NYU Shanghai placement status.

Core Curriculum classes may be used to meet major requirements. No single course may be used to meet more than two degree requirements of any type.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ECONOMICS MAJOR

Two courses have been removed from the list of Economics Electives:

  • BPEP-SHU 9042 (formerly ECON-SHU 211) The Political Economy of East Asia
  • MATH-SHU 160 Networks & Dynamics

 

Below are the courses that currently qualify as Economics Electives

 

  • ECON-SHU 5 Math for Econ 1: Optimization 
  • ECON-SHU 207 Urban and Real Estate Economics
  • ECON-SHU 213 Causal Inference
  • ECON-SHU 238 History of Modern Economic Growth: Exploring China From a Comparative Perspective.
  • ECON-SHU 306 Economics of Education
  • ECON-SHU 316 Industrial Organization
  • ECON-SHU 332 Monetary Economics
  • ECON-SHU 335 Development Economics
  • ECON-SHU 338 International Economics
  • ECON-SHU 342 Behavioral Economics
  • ECON-SHU 349 Health Economics
  • ECON-SHU 351 Labor Economics
  • ECON-SHU 353 Public Economics
  • ECON-SHU 355 Law and Economics
  • ECON-SHU 360 Experimental Economics 
  • ECON-SHU 368 Financial Economics
SCIENCE CORE CURRICULUM

pg 80.

Core Curriculum Science Category

Can be Substituted by

(though NO credit is given)

Science, Technology and Society (STS) core curriculum category

AP Environmental Science: Score of 4 or higher

Experimental Discovery (ED) core curriculum category

AP Psychology: Score of 4 or higher

IB Psychology HL (Higher Level): Score of 6 or higher

A Level Psychology: Score of B or higher

Satisfies two catgories and completes the entire Science Core Requirement:

Experimental Discovery (ED) AND Science, Technology and Society (STS) core curriculum categories

AP Physics OR AP Chemistry OR AP Biology: Score of 4 or higher

IB Biology HL OR IB Chemistry HL OR IB Physics HL: Score of 6 or higher

A Level Biology, Chemistry, Physics: Score of B or higher

Algorithmic Thinking (AT)

AP Computer Science A: Score of 4 or higher

IB Computer Science HL: Score of 4 or higher

NYU Shanghai Placement into Introduction to Computer Science

 

AP/IB/A LEVEL COURSE SERVE AS PREREQUISITE

EXAMINATION SCORE SERVE AS PREREQUISITE FOR
AP Calculus BC 5

Any Mathematics or Business course or Computer Science course that requires Calculus.

AP Psychology 4 or higher Any course that requires Introduction to Psychology as a Prerequisite
IB Psychology High Level 6 or higher Any course that requires Introduction to Psychology as a Prerequisite
A Level Psychology B or higher Any course that requires Introduction to Psychology as a Prerequisite

NOTE: AP Calculus BC score of 5 cannot serve as a prerequisite for Science courses. 

 
GLOBAL NETWORK UNIVERSITY MINORS

Global Network University Minors (pg 75)

Add to the GNU minor list: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor

COMPUTER ENGINEERING SYSTEMS

Required Major Courses (pg 141)

Delete from the list: MATH-SHU 160 Networks and Dynamics

 

2015-2016 Bulletin Updates
GLOBAL CHINA STUDIES

Additional Requirements for the Major

2 classes from: Experimental Discovery in the Natural World; Science, Technology, and Society; Programming and Computational Thinking
4 semesters of Chinese through Intermediate II level (based on placement)
 

Required Courses (All Six)

  • The Concept of China
  • Chinese Geographies
  • Digital Chinese Humanities (one of): Media and Participation; China Cyberculture; Exploring Net Literature; Street Food and Urban Farming
  • Worldwide Chinese Diaspora (one of): Representing Ethnicity in Mainland China and Beyond: A Comparative Study; Chinese Migrant and Diasporic Networks
  • Non-Native Chinese speakers: Advanced Chinese I AND II OR two Chinese Language classes at the same or higher level.
    Native Chinese speakers: 2 additional courses from the Global China Studies Electives List” below.
     

Global China Studies Electives (Choose Three)

· 20th Century East-Asia–US Relations
· China Encounters the World
· China’s Political Thought in the Post-Maoist Era
· Chinese Environmental Governance
· Chinese Maritime History
· Contemporary Art and New Media
· Contemporary Chinese Political Thought
· Global Connections: China
· Global Media Seminar
· Governing the Local
· Growing Shanghai, Shrinking Detroit
· History of Chinese Cinema
· History of Modern China since 1840
· Introduction to International Politics
· Masters of Asian Cinema
· Modern Chinese Governance
· Political Economy of East Asia
· Religion and Society in China
· The Mongol Conquest
· Traditional Chinese Wisdom
· Voices from the Margin
· World Wide Chinese Diaspora

 

General Electives

11-13 courses (Including Language Courses)

PHYSICS

Sample Schedule 1 (pg 124)

YEAR 2 

Fall Spring
Perspectives on the Humanities  FoS Chemistry Laboratory

Linear Algebra and Differential Equations / 

Linear Algebra

Mathematical Physics 

5 Credits:

Foundations of Physics III and FoS Biology Laboratory 

Probability and Statistics 
Core, Chinese or General Elective  3 credits: Foundations of Physics IV Honors

Sample Schedule 2 (pg 125)

YEAR 3

Fall Spring
5 credits: Foundations of Physics III and FoS Biology Laboratory Mathematical Physics
Chinese or General Elective 3 credits: Foundations of Physics IV Honors
General Elective  Chinese or General Elective 
General Elective General Elective 

 

INTERACTIVE MEDIA ARTS

CHANGES to Degree Requirements (pg 94)
 

  • Total credits required for major: 36 credits
  • Total credits required under “Distribution Electives”: 24 credits
BIOLOGY

Biology Electives (Choose Five, at least one from each category)

Sample courses listed within the 4 categories may not be offered every year or every term. Note that some courses may be applicable to multiple categories, but all categories must be represented in a student’s electives selection. The fifth elective course may be any upper-level Biology course, any category, or even an available graduate course.
 

Quantitative Skill Electives

· Networks and Dynamics
· Genomics and Bioinformatics

 

Foundational Concepts Electives

· Genetics
· Developmental Biology
· Evolution
· Ecosystems
· Introduction to Neuroscience
· Microbiology and Microbial Genomics
· Comparative Physiology
· Biochemistry I


 

Critical Reasoning Electives

· Genetics
· Developmental Biology
· Evolution
· Advanced Cell Biology
· Systems Biology (N.B. prereq: Networks and Dynamics)

 

Laboratory Skills Electives

· Developmental Genetics Laboratory
· Where the City Meets the Sea
· Independent Research / Research Internship

MATH

Requirements for the Major (pg 119)
 

CORRECTION To General Education Core Requirement:

Mathematics (Calculus or Honors Calculus) N.B. If Honors Calculus is used for the Core requirement, it may not be used as a “Constrained Math Elective” for the major as listed in page 119.

HONORS MATH

Requirements for the Major (pg 123)

CORRECTION To General Education Core Requirement:

·Mathematics (Honors Calculus)

CORRECTION Under Required Mathematics Courses:

·Ordinary Differential Equations I

ADDITIONAL Mathematics Elective:

·Partial Differential Equations
 

 

Sample Schedule 1 (pg 124)

YEAR 2
FALL SPRING
Perspectives on Humanities OR Core class Perspectives on Humanities OR Core class
Analysis II Complex Variables
Ordinary Differential Equations Theory of Probability
Core class, General Elective, OR Chinese Core Class, General Elective, OR Chinese

 

Year 3
FALL
Core class
Honors Algebra I OR Differential Geometry
Mathematics Elective
Core class OR General Elective

Sample Schedule 2 (pg 125)

YEAR 3
FALL SPRING
Core class OR General Elective General Elective
Analysis II Partial Differential Equations
Theory of Probability Honors AlgebraorDifferential Geometry
Honors Ordinary Differential Equations Complex Variables

Prerequisite Chart for Honors Math

See pg 126 of Electronic Bulletin

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Discrete Math (CSCI-SHU 2314) added as a pre-req for Algorithms on pg. 131 and pg. 128. (Previously, only Data Structures was listed as a pre-req.)

Prerequisites for CS classes are as follows:

Course Prerequisite
Discrete Mathematics Calculus co-requisite
Machine Learning Intro to CS and  Calculus  (B+ grade or higher in both courses recommended)
Data Structures Intro to Programming  (B grade or higher recommneded)
Computer Architecture Intro to Programming  or  Intro to CS
Operating Systems Data Structures ;  Computer Architecture  or  Computer Systems Organization
Digital Logic Intro to Programming  or  Intro to CS
Information Visualization Data Structures ,  Discrete Math
Computer Networking Intro to Programing
iOS Application Development Intro to CS  (B grade or higher recommended)
 
COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Requirements for the Major (pg 133)
 

CORRECTION under Additional Required Courses:

Probability and Statistics  OR  Theory of Probability  OR Statistics for Business and Economics
 

Changes to Senior Capstone Design Project

The "Senior Capstone Design Project" requirement in Computer Engineering is now reduced to a one-semester 4-credit project which all students will take in the spring semester of the senior year. The Computer Engineering major requirements are thus reduced to 14 courses.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Requirements for the Major (pg 138)
 

CORRECTION under Additional Required Courses:

Probability and Statistics  OR  Theory of Probability  OR Statistics for Business and Economics
 

Changes to Senior Capstone Design Project

The "Senior Capstone Design Project" requirement in Electrical Engineering is now reduced to a one-semester 4-credit project which all students will take in the spring semester of the senior year. The Electrical Engineering major requirements are thus reduced to 14 courses.

BUSINESS

Requirements for the Major (pg 144)
 

A CHINA BUSINESS STUDIES Course: 4 credits (previously "Senior Project") Note: Not open for freshmen
 

·The Political Economy of East Asia (4 credits)
· Contemporary Chinese Economic Issues (4 credits)
·Doing Business in China (4 credits)

MINORS

(Pages 158)

"Students may use Core Curriculum classes to fill minor requirements but at least 12 credits of the minor must be unique to the minor."Formerly: "Students may use Core Curicullum classes to fill minor requirements and may double count one course used for minor requirements for their major or an additional minor requirement." 

(Pages 159-161)

Computer Science:

  • Intro to Computer Science (previously Intro to Computer Programming)
  • Data Structures
  • Computer Organization and Architecture

Computer Engineering:

  • Intro to Programming OR Interaction Lab
  • Intro to Computer Science
  • Circuits
  • Digital Logic
  • Computer Architecture OR Embedded Systems

Electrical Engineering:

  • Intro to Programming OR Interaction Lab
  • Circuits
  • Digital Logic
  • Electrical Engineering Elective

Interactive Media Arts:

  • Interaction Lab
  • Communications Lab
  • Classes from the Interactive Media Arts Elective List (7-8 credits)

Natural Science: REMOVED

Physics:

  • Foundations of Science I (1+2)
  • Foundations of Science II (3+4)
  • Foundations of Science III (5+6)
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Page 172

Removed CCSC-114 (Foundation of Physics 5 & 6) as a pre-req to:

  • Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy
  • Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Page 180

  • Removed MATH-251 as a pre-req to Algorithms and replaced with CSCI-SHU 2314

Core Curriculum – Science Courses (pg 187-188)

Foundations of Science I

  • PHYS-SHU 91 - Foundations of Physics I Honors (3 credits)
    Measurement, Motion Along a Straight Line, Vectors, Motion in Two and Three Dimensions, Force and Motion, Kinetic Energy and Work, Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy, Center of Mass and Linear Momentum, Torque and Angular Momentum, Rotation and Rigid-Body Motion, Gravitation, Oscillations and Harmonic Motion, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of mechanics, Temperature, Heat, the First Law of Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Entropy, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, Electric Force and Field, Electric Flux and Gauss’s Law, Electric Fields in Matter, Maxwell’s Equations for Electrostatics.
  • PHYS-SHU 71 - FoS Physics Laboratory (2 credits)
    This laboratory course is to accompany FoS physics lecture. Students will be familiarized with various techniques, equipment, data analysis skills, and ideas common to physics laboratories. Experiments in mechanics and thermodynamics are chosen to illustrate the experimental foundation of physics presented in the lecture courses. The laboratory will also emphasize scientific writing.
  • CHEM-SHU 125 - Foundations of Chemistry I  (3 credits)

Foundations of Science II

  • PHYS-SHU 93 - Foundations of Physics II Honors (2 credits)
  • CHEM-SHU 126 – Foundations of Chemistry II (3 credits)
  • BIOL-SHU 21 – Foundations of Biology I (3 credits)
  • CHEM-SHU 127 – Foundations of Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)

Foundations of Science III

  • PHYS-SHU 95 - Foundations of Physics III (3 credits)
  • BIOL-SHU 22 – Foundations of Biology II (3 credits)
  • BIOL-SHU 123 – Foundations of Biology Laboratory (2 credits)
    The course will teach students the skills needed in molecular biology research such as the hand-on techniques of microscopy, transformation, gene expression, PCR, gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, and chromatography. The students will first learn these basic biological techniques in short experiment sets in the first half of the lab and then apply them as part of a Genetically-Modified Food project in the second half. The lab course will also emphasize literature search, scientific writing, peer reviewing, lab notes taking, poster and power point presentations, data analysis, and best practices in lab safety. The lab is regarded as an extension to what the course lectures teach rather than a direct linear relationship whereby a lecture is directly applied in the lab. The pre-labs that are given as lectures before the actual lab begins span a weekly 30-45 min and explain the principles behind the techniques that the students will apply that lab. Students are required to study the lab procedure in advance and be prepared for a quiz and discussion of the material. Learning Outcomes: This course aims at teaching students how to think like a true researcher as well as apply the key molecular biology techniques. During this course, students will be expected to: gain an understanding of the basics of molecular biology techniques and be able to apply these techniques in the lab; acquire the habits of a good scientist including accuracy, cleanliness, orderliness, safety, honesty, teamwork, curiosity, good time management, and self-reliance develop the ability to convey scientific information; this includes keeping good records with in a lab notebook, writing a satisfactory report, and oral communication; draw conclusions from observed facts and support these conclusions with peer-reviewed literature.
Academic Bulletin 2014-2015 Updates
CORE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW (pg 81)

Cultural Foundations: Perspectives on Humanities is a new one-semester core curriculum requirement, which will replace the two-semester Global Perspectives on Culture course sequence for sophomores. Global Perspectives on Society II is a prerequisite for this course. Perspectives on Humanities classes are offered as writing intensive topical seminars. Each seminar will explore interdisciplinary questions related to a topic in the humanities and extend expository writing skills introduced in GPS Writing Workshop. In addition, students will attend up to six evening events, including spotlight lectures, panel discussions, and film screenings. The expectation is that Perspectives on Humanities will be taken in fall or spring of the second year.

INTERACTIVE MEDIA ARTS MAJOR (pg 96)

IMA Majors may take up to three approved electives outside the Interactive Media Arts (IMA) Program course listings, but no more than two per semester. In addition, we anticipate one online class will be offered by IMA and available to IMA Majors throughout the global network each semester, pending demand for the course. IMA Majors may petition to take one additional non-IMA course to apply towards their Major requirements through the following programs: Interactive Media (IM) at NYU Abu Dhabi, Integrated Digital Media (IDM) at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU Tisch, and Open Arts at NYU Tisch. Special permission by the IMA Director is required for approval of a fourth course towards the IMA Major.

Major Requirements: 36 points
Not every course listed is taught every semester, and in any given semester other courses may be offered that fulfill this requirement.

Required / Foundation Courses (8 points / 2 courses)

  • Interaction Lab (previously Introduction to Physical Computing & Computational Media) (4 points)
  • Communications Lab (4 points)

Interactive Media Arts Electives (21-24 Points) *

Art & Design

  • Paper Art: History & Practice
  • Design Expo
  • Rapid Prototyping

New Media & Entertainment

  • Animation and Dynamic Surfaces
  • Sound and Vision
  • Collective Methods
  • Interactive Performance

Computation & Data

  • Neighborhood, Map, Phone
  • Developing Web
  • Expressing Data

Experimental Interfaces & Physical Computing

  • Talking Fabrics
  • Solar Solutions: Considering The Sun in our Digital Future

Seminars (Choose At Least ONE)

  • Exploring Net Literature
  • Intro to Digital Media: Chinese Cyberculture
  • Special Topics in Digital Humanities: Street Food & Urban Farming
  • Media and Participation

* Students are required to complete at least one seminar course. This requirement can be satisfied with either a 3 or 4 point course (as there is variation across the NYU Global Network.)

Remaining elective requirements must satisfy three of the following categories: Art & Design; New Media & Entertainment; Computation & Data; and Experimental Interfaces & Physical Computing. These distribution requirements can be satisfied with 2, 3, or 4-point classes.

Senior Thesis Project (4 Points)

General Electives (Including Language Courses): 59-56 Points **

** Students should earn a total of 128 points to graduate.

MARKETING MAJOR (pg 137)

CORRECTION to Major Requirements

A Non-Marketing Elective In Areas Such As (Choose Two):

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
INTERACTIVE MEDIA ARTS MINOR (pg 147)
  • Interaction Lab (previously Introduction to Physical Computing & Computational Media) (4 points)
  • Communications Lab (4 points)
  • 7-8 points from the Interactive Media Arts elective list

* IMA Minors may take one approved elective outside the Interactive Media Arts (IMA) Program course listings.

Academic Bulletin 2013-2014 Updates
COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJOR (pg 99)

For students who are interested in majoring in computer science, the Foundations of Science 3 and 4 courses are no longer required for the major. These two courses have been replaced with general electives. Students who major in computer science are required to take 10 general elective courses. Please see the computer science majors’ sample schedule here.

GLOBAL CHINA STUDIES MAJOR (pg 80)

The global China studies major has changed from a major to a track. Students who are interested in global China studies should complete the global China studies track. The course requirements for the track are the same as those listed for the major. Students who complete the track will graduate with a humanities major and global China studies track.

INTERACTIVE MEDIA ARTS MAJOR (pg 107)

IMA Majors may take up to three approved electives outside the Interactive Media Arts (IMA) Program course listings, but no more than two per semester. In addition, we anticipate one online class will be offered by IMA and available to IMA Majors throughout the global network each semester, pending demand for the course. IMA Majors may petition to take one additional non-IMA course to apply towards their Major requirements through the following programs: Interactive Media (IM) at NYU Abu Dhabi, Integrated Digital Media (IDM) at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU Tisch, and Open Arts at NYU Tisch. Special permission by the IMA Director is required for approval of a fourth course towards the IMA Major.

Major Requirements: 33-36 points, as follows:
Not every course listed is taught every semester, and in any given semester other courses may be offered that fulfill this requirement.

Required / Foundation Courses (8 Points / 2 Courses)

  • Interaction Lab (previously Introduction to Physical Computing & Computational Media) (4 points)
  • Communications Lab (4 points)

Interactive Media Arts Electives (21-24 Points) *
Not every course listed is taught every semester, and in any given semester other courses may be offered that fulfill this requirement. Student must complete at least one course from each category.

Studio Courses
The Senior Thesis Project will satisfy this requirement (the 4 points earned from the project is excluded from the 21-24 points of elective requirements).

Interactive Art & Entertainment Courses

  • Paper Art: History & Practice
  • Talking Fabrics
  • Animation and Dynamic Surfaces
  • Sound and Vision
  • Collective Methods
  • Developing Web
  • Expressing Data
  • Solar Solutions: Considering The Sun in our Digital Future

Design Courses

  • Design Expo
  • Rapid Prototyping

Skill Development Courses

  • Neighborhood, Map, Phone
  • Talking Fabrics
  • Animation and Dynamic Surfaces
  • Sound and Vision
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Collective Methods
  • Developing Web
  • Expressing Data
  • Solar Solutions: Considering The Sun in our Digital Future

Seminar

  • Exploring Net Literature
  • Intro to Digital Media: Chinese Cyberculture
  • Special Topics in Digital Humanities: Street Food & Urban Farming
  • Media and Participation

Senior Thesis Project (4 Points)

General Electives (Including Language Courses): 59-56 Points *
* Students should earn a total of 128 points to graduate.

INTERACTIVE MEDIA ARTS MINOR (pg 119)
  • Interaction Lab (previously Introduction to Physical Computing & Computational Media) (4 points)
  • Communications Lab (4 points)
  • 7-8 points from the Interactive Media Arts elective list.
     

* IMA Minors may take one approved elective outside the Interactive Media Arts (IMA) Program course listings.