Global Perspectives on Society, Writing as Inquiry and Perspectives on Humanities (GPS, WAI, and PoH)
All students are required to take the three-courses (GPS, Writing, PoH) in the following sequence.
|First Year Fall||Global Perspectives on China* Students would need to earn a grade of D or better to fulfill the GPS core requirement.|
|First Year Spring||Writing as Inquiry Students would need to earn a grade of C or above for Writing as Inquiry to satisfy the prerequisite for PoH.|
|Sophomore Fall||Perspectives on Humanities (prerequisite: WAI with a grade of C or above) Students would need to earn a grade of D or better to fulfill the PoH core requirement.|
Students who missed GPS because of a leave of absence or who failed to complete it successfully in the first attempt are required to propose a substitute SSPC course and get it approved by their advisor, and then complete the course in a later semester.
Students who missed WAI or POH because of a leave of absence or who failed to complete it successfully in the first attempt are required to complete the course(s) in a later semester as part of their graduation requirements.
Only the following four exams can be used to fulfill the core curriculum mathematics Requirement:
- AP Calculus AB or BC: Score of 4 or higher
- IB Mathematics: Score of 6 or higher
- A Level Mathematics: Score of B or higher
- NYU Shanghai Placement Into Calculus
If you are placed into calculus based on other exams (ACT, Gaokao, and etc), you would still need to successfully pass one (1) four-credit Math course or take and pass the NYU Shanghai Placement Into Calculus exam. Check out more information about the Placement Into Calculus exam.
The following New York Math course can be counted towards the core curriculum math requirement:
- MATH-UA 9 Algebra and Calculus
- CORE-UA 1XX Quantitative Reasoning
Please refer to the Global courses satisfying Shanghai degree requirements (New York Tab). You may filter the column E core and select mathematics.
Students cannot take the core curriculum Chinese language and English for Academic Purpose courses P/F.
For advanced Chinese classes that are taken as general electives, students may request from their advisors the option of taking it P/F. Courses taken P/F may not be counted toward a Chinese language minor.
Courses in other languages can be taken P/F but grades of C or higher must be earned for a prerequisite course to advance to higher level courses. Language course requirements at study away sites cannot be taken P/F.
Students are permitted to take 2-credit Chinese/English for Academic Purpose if they take all the Foundation of Science classes (e.g. Foundations of Physics I Honors/General Physics, Foundations of Chemistry I, Physics I Lab) during one semester.
Non-Foundations of Science students must enroll in the 4-credit Chinese/English for Academic Purpose courses.
Students are required to take one laboratory science course to fulfill the Experimental Discovery requirement. For example, students must take both Physics I and Physics Lab (5 credits in total) to fulfill the science core ED requirement. Or, they may take a 4.0 credit core class such as CCEX-SHU 122 Perception and the Brain, PSYC-SHU 101 Intro to Psychology, etc.
Students who are majoring in Math or Honors Math should refer to their respective major website.
* Please note students may choose to follow a bulletin from their admitted year or a later bulletin. For example, students who are admitted in Fall 2018 may choose to follow the AY 18/19 bulletin or 19/20 bulletin.
Yes. The following three exams can be used to fulfill the core curriculum Algorithmic Thinking requirement:
- AP Computer Science A: Score of 4 or higher
- IB Computer Science HL: Score of 6 or higher
- NYU Shanghai Placement into Introduction to Computer Science