There are 7 components to the NYU Shanghai Core Curriculum: Social Foundations, Cultural Foundations, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Algorithmic Thinking, and Language. Students may use the advanced standing exam scores to wholly or partially fulfill Mathematics, Science, and Algorithmic Thinking requirements.
Complete list of Spring 2021 Core Curriculum Classes (Updated 12/15/2020).
|1. Social Foundations||Global Perspectives on Society (GPS)||Social Science Perspective on China (SSPC) (One course from this category)|
|2. Cultural Foundations||Perspectives on the Humanities (PoH)||Humanistic Perspective on China (HPC) formerly named Chinese Art (One course from this category)|
|3. Writing||Writing as Inquiry (WAI)||Perspectives on the Humanities (PoH)|
|4. Mathematics||One 4-credit math course or placing into Calculus|
|5. Science||Experimental Discovery in the Natural World||Science, Technology, and Society (STS)|
|6. Algorithmic Thinking||One 4-credit class from Algorithmic Thinking (AT) category|
|7. Language||Chinese students: 8-credit English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses Non-Chinese students: passing or placing out of Intermediate Chinese II|
Actual Course Title
|* The Mathematics, Science, and Algorithmic Thinking requirements may be partially or wholly fulfilled with relevant exam scores.|
1 & 2 | Social and Cultural Foundations
Courses in the Social Foundations and Cultural Foundations sequences will provide students with a thematic framework within which to study influential works of diverse cultures, from the beginnings of history to the present, and from global and interdisciplinary perspectives. Students will reflect on fundamental and enduring questions about what it means to be human and how we as individuals live in society.
3 | Writing
4 | Mathematics
Considered by many to be the “universal language,” mathematics provides logical and analytical tools necessary for tackling many of the important problems of our time. Quantitative skills are essential for work in the sciences and the social sciences, and have applications in the humanities. They are also critical to one’s ability to function and thrive in today’s increasingly complex world.
5 | Science
6 | Algorithmic Thinking
These courses have a hands-on programming component and cover basic programming concepts. All students must complete at least two credits of Computer Science courses from the Algorithmic Thinking category, either as part of, or in addition to, the course(s) they take to fulfill the Core Curriculum Science requirement.
7 | Language
Language study is central to the educational mission of NYU shanghai. All NYU Shanghai students will be expected to become fluent in academic English, the language of instruction, as is expected for undergraduates in the world’s top liberal arts universities.