Summer Session Courses

Chinese Language Courses (available in Sessions I and II)
Chinese Language Placement Exam

If you are a visiting student and unsure which level of Chinese to take, please follow the instructions on how to take a placement exam for Chinese here.

Elementary Chinese Courses

Elementary Chinese II, CHIN-SHU 102 (4 credits)

Instructor: Dong Liu (Summer Session II)

Equivalent to CHINL-AD 102 Elementary Chinese 2; EAST-UA 202 Elementary Chinese II
Fulfills General Elective
Prerequisite: CHIN-SHU 101 Elementary Chinese I or CHIN-SHU 101S2 Elementary Chinese I - FoS 2

This course is the second part of a one-year elementary-level Chinese course designed for students who have completed NYU-SH’s Elementary Chinese I or equivalent. It is designed to reinforce and further develop language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing as it relates to everyday life situations. The objectives of the course are: (1) to continue mastering the Chinese phonetic system (pinyin and tones); (2) to become further familiarized with the construction of commonly used Chinese Characters (both simplified and traditional); (3) to understand and use correctly basic Chinese grammar and sentence structures; (4) to continue building up essential vocabulary; (5) to read and write level appropriate passages (150-200 characters long); and (6) to become acquainted with aspects of Chinese culture and society related to the course materials. 

Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 08:30 -- 11:30 AM Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri

Intermediate Chinese Courses

Intermediate Chinese I, CHIN-SHU 201 (4 credits)

Instructor: Jie Yuan (Summer Session I)

Equivalent to CHINL-AD 201 Intermediate Chinese 1; EAST-UA 203 Intermediate Chinese I
Fulfills General Elective
Prerequisite: CHIN-SHU 102 Elementary Chinese II

 

This course is the first part of a one-year intermediate-level Chinese course designed for students who have completed NYU-SH’s Elementary Chinese II or equivalent. It is designed to consolidate and develop overall aural-oral proficiency. Objectives are: (1) to be able to obtain information from more extended conversation; (2) to express and expound on, in relative length, feelings and opinions on common topics; (3) to develop vocabulary needed to discuss common topics and begin learning to decipher meaning of compound words; (4) to develop reading comprehension of more extended narrative and expository passages; (5) to write, in relative length (200-250 characters long), personal narratives, informational narratives, comparison and discussion of viewpoints with level-appropriate vocabulary and grammatical accuracy, as well as basic syntactical cohesion; (6) to continue being acquainted with aspects of Chinese culture and society related to the course materials. 

Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 08:30 -- 11:30 AM Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri

Intermediate Chinese II, CHIN-SHU 202 (4 credits)

Instructor: Ying Song (Summer Session I); Ku Xia (Summer Session II)

Equivalent to CHINL-AD 202 Intermediate Chinese 2; EAST-UA 204 Intermediate Chinese II
Fulfills Core Curriculum Language
Prerequisite: CHIN-SHU 201 Intermediate Chinese I

This course is the second part of a one-year intermediate-level Chinese course designed for students who have completed NYU-SH’s Intermediate Chinese I or equivalent. It is designed to continue consolidating and developing overall aural-oral proficiency, gradually focusing more on semi-formal or formal linguistic expressions. Objectives are: (1) to further develop competence in obtaining information from more extended conversation; (2) to express and expound on, in more extended length, feelings and opinions on socio-cultural topics; (3) to develop more specialized vocabulary needed to discuss sociocultural topics; (4) to improve students’ ability to decipher meaning of compound words; (5) to further develop reading comprehension of extended narrative, expository and simple argumentative passages; (6) to learn to solve simple syntactical problems independently; (7) to write, in relative length (250-300) characters long) informational narratives, expository and simple argumentative passages with level-appropriate vocabulary and grammatical accuracy, as well as basic syntactical cohesion; and (8) to continue being acquainted with aspects of Chinese culture and society related to the course materials. 

Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 08:30 -- 11:30 AM Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 

HSK Preparation for Intermediate Chinese II, CHIN-SHU 203 (4 credits)

Instructor: Qian Liu (Summer Session I)

Co-requisite: CHIN-SHU 202, CHIN-SHU 202A, or CHIN-SHU 211

HSK Preparation course is designed for students who co-enroll Intermediate Chinese II. It aims to supplement that course by providing targeted vocabulary, relevant grammatical structures, and test-taking strategies that are specific to the HSK exam. Students in this course will also further develop their language skills in listening, reading, and writing, expand their vocabulary, improve their grammatical accuracy, enhance their ability to create with the language when talking about familiar topics related to their daily life, and also gain more concrete knowledge of Chinese customs and cultures. This course also addresses common mistakes made by Chinese language learners and strategies for how to avoid and self-correct them. Students will hone their test-taking skills and will learn valuable strategies for excelling at the HSK.

Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 09:00 -- 10:30 AM Mon, Wed, Fri (three times a week of 90 minutes each time for 4 weeks)

Advanced Chinese Courses

Advanced Chinese I for Non-Heritage Students​, CHIN-SHU 301 (4 credits)

Instructor: Feifei Liu (Summer Session I)

Equivalent to CHINL-AD 301 Advanced Chinese 1; EAST-UA 205 Advanced Chinese 1

Prerequisite: CHIN-SHU 202 OR CHIN-SHU 211. Fulfillment: Core Curriculum Language; GCS Major Requirement Language Courses For Advanced GCS Track Non-Native Chinese Speakers. 

This course is the first part of a one-year Advanced Chinese course designed for students who have successfully completed Intermediate Chinese II at NYU-SH, or who have at least the equivalent knowledge of Chinese upon registration. It is designed to reinforce and further improve students’ overall communicative competence by incorporating semi-formal or formal usages. The objectives of the course are: (1) to learn to apply formal linguistic expressions in speaking and writing; (2) to acquire specialized vocabulary and patterns necessary for conducting formal discussions of socio-cultural topics; (3) to develop reading comprehension of texts with more advanced syntax; (4) to learn to make context-based guess about the meaning of a new word and further enhance students’ ability to analyze as well as produce sentences with more complex syntactical features; (5) to learn to write expository and argumentative passages in more extended length; and (6) to learn to employ basic rhetoric devices in writing. 

Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 08:30 -- 11:30 AM Mon, Wed, Fri

Summer Session I Courses (May 21 - June 28, 2024)
Business Courses

Foundations of Finance, BUSF-SHU 202 (4 credits)

Instructor: Offer Moshe Shapir

Equivalent to ECON-UH 2510 Foundations of Financial Markets; FINC-UB 2 Foundations of Finance
Fulfills Business Core Course
Prerequisites: BUSF-SHU 101 Statistics for Business and Economics and ECON-SHU 3 Microeconomics


This course is a rigorous, quantitative introduction to financial market structures and financial asset valuation. The main topics of the course are financial markets, arbitrage, portfolio selection, equilibrium asset pricing, fixed income securities and option pricing. You are expected to understand valuation formulas and be able to apply them to new problems. The appropriate tools necessary for solving these problems will be developed at each stage and practiced in the homework assignments. The models we will cover have immediate applications and implications for real-world financial decisions. To take this course, students must be comfortable with statistics, linear algebra, calculus, and microeconomics.​

Format: In-Person
Course Schedule: 01:00 -- 04:00 PM Mon, Wed (Lecture), 04:05 -- 05:05 PM Mon, Wed (Recitation)

Principles of Financial Accounting, BUSF-SHU 250 (4 credits)

Instructor: Sunqian Ren

Fulfills BUSF/BUSM Major core /Business Accounting track; IMB Business required Foundation /elective; Data Science concentration in Finance/Marketing; count for the CAS Business Studies Minor
Prerequisites: Not open to first-semester students


Develops students’ abilities to understand business transactions and financial statements and to determine the most appropriate financial measures for these events. Investigates the underlying rationale for accounting practices and assesses their effectiveness in providing useful information for decision making. Emphasis is placed on accounting practices that purport to portray corporate financial position, operating results, cash flows, manager performance, and financial strength. 

Format: In-Person
Course Schedule: 08:30 AM -- 11:30 AM Tue, Thu (Lecture), 11:35 AM -- 12:35 PM Tue, Thu (Recitation)

 

Chinese Financial Markets, BUSF-SHU 286 (4 credits)

Instructor: Han Shen Lin

Fulfills BUSF China Business Studies or Finance elective; BUSM China Business Studies or Non-Marketing elective; IMB Business elective
Prerequisites: Foundations of Finance or Principles of Finance

This course introduces the institutions, instruments, and empirical regularities of Chinese financial markets and the role these markets play in the broader Chinese economy. The goal of the course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Chinese financial markets. The course begins with redux in Money, Banking and Finance and an overview of the evolution of China’s financial system. The main part of the course focuses on current issues and debates about Chinese financial markets. Some of the topics include the Chinese banking system, RMB exchange rates, Chinese stock markets and bond markets, mutual fund and hedge fund industry, Chinese derivative markets and other important topics. The similarities and differences between Chinese financial markets and more developed financial markets will be highlighted. 


Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 08:30 -- 11:30 AM Mon, Wed (Lecture), 11:35 AM -- 12:35 PM Mon, Wed (Recitation)

Management and Organizations, MGMT-SHU 301 (4 credits)

Instructor: Raymond Ro

Fulfills BUSM/BUSF business core elective, Business Management Track; IMB Business Flexible Core; this course can count for the CAS Business Studies Minor for Study Away Students.
Prerequisites: Not open to first-semester students

This course addresses contemporary management challenges stemming from changing organizational structures, complex environmental conditions, new technological developments, and increasingly diverse workforces. It highlights critical management issues involved in planning, organizing, controlling, and leading an organization. Ultimately, it aims to strengthen students’ managerial potential by providing general frameworks for analyzing, diagnosing, and responding to both fundamental and complex organizational situations. It also provides opportunities for students to enhance their communication and interpersonal skills, which are essential to effective management. The structure of the course encourages learning at multiple levels: through in-class lectures, exercises, and discussions; in small teams carrying out projects; and in individual reading, study, and analysis. 


Format: In-Person
Course Schedule: 09:30 AM -- 12:30 PM Tue, Thu

 

Introduction to Marketing, MKTG-SHU 1 (4 credits)

Instructor: Raymond Ro

Fulfills This course satisfies BUSM Marketing Core, BUSF: Business elective, IMB Business Flexible Core or elective; Data Science concentration in Marketing; Count for CAS Business Minor, Count for Stern Business Studies Minor
Prerequisites: Academic level should be greater than freshmen and not open to first-semester students


Evaluates, from the management point of view, marketing as a system for the satisfaction of human wants and a catalyst of business activity. Deals with the subject at all levels, from producer to consumer, and emphasizes the planning required for the efficient use of marketing tools in the development and expansion of markets. Concentrates on the principles, functions, and tools of marketing, including quantitative methods. Utilizes cases to develop a problem-solving ability in dealing with specific areas. 


Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 01:30 -- 04:30 PM Tue, Thu

Computer Science Courses

Data Structures, CSCI-SHU 210 (4 credits)

Instructor: Olivier Marin

Equivalent to CS-UH 1050 Data Structures; CSCI-UA 102 Data Structures
Fulfills Required CS/CE/DS Course
Prerequisite: ICS OR A- in ICP. This course is taught in Python and assumes full knowledge of Python


Data structures are fundamental programming constructs which organize information in computer memory to solve challenging real-world problems. Data structures such as stacks, queues, linked lists, and binary trees, therefore constitute building blocks that can be reused, extended, and combined in order to make powerful programs. This course teaches how to implement them in a high-level language, how to analyze their effect on algorithm efficiency, and how to modify them to write computer programs that solve complex problems in a most efficient way. Programming assignments. 

Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 08:30 -- 11:30 AM Mon, Wed (Lecture), 11:35 AM -- 12:35 PM Mon, Wed (Laboratory)

Creative Writing Courses

The Art of the Personal Narrative: Travel Writing, CRWR-SHU 209 (4 credits)

Instructor: Sarah Snider

Fulfills General Elective
Prerequisites: Introduction to Creative Writing (CRWR-SHU 159 or CRWR-SHU 161) OR Perspectives on the Humanities (PoH) OR Junior standing

Travel Writing is an intermediate creative writing workshop that reaches from inside the classroom out into the world around us. In this course, we will develop our unique voices within the long tradition of travel writing, mining for inspiration not only a range of works in which writers use “I” as point of departure for describing the world, but also our exploration of the city of Shanghai itself in a series of hands-on writing excursions.

Drawing from our own personal experiences and working across several genres spanning from the classic travel essay to food and humor writing on travel, we will use immediate observation, memory, research, and storytelling techniques to push our writing into new realms of world exploration, coming into dynamic engagement with others and with the environment, history, the city--anything and everything great travel writing can make us care about.

This course will move between discussions of readings and craft techniques, in-class writing, full-class workshops, and field trips and assigned outings. Students will gain exposure to several subgenres of travel writing including, but not limited to, the travel memoir, the personal essay, multimodal travel writing, and food and humor pieces.

Format: In-Person
Course Schedule: 01:00 -- 04:00 PM Tue, Thu

Journalism and Society in China, JOUR-SHU 203 (4 credits)

Instructor: David Maguire

Fulfills GCS Chinese Media, Arts, and Literature; The Global Network Minor in Journalism Studies
Prerequisites: None

This four credit course examines the role and functions of journalists and the media in Chinese society as modern reporting moves into the digital media landscape. To provide context to the political and cultural environment of news-gathering, the course assesses the development of journalism in China through the 20th century from around the birth of the Republic of China (1911) and through to the modern era. It will examine the relatively free publishing environment for newspapers in the lead-up to establishment of the People’s Republic of China (1949) and the imposition of government control thereafter. Through providing an understanding of the parallel publishing environment of institutional traditional media ownership and today’s free-enterprise online media corporations, the unit studies how reporters operate in both. Students will gain an understanding of the strong nexus between government and media and the ever-present need for journalists to portray various aspects of Chinese ideology at the same time as functioning as news reporters. The portrayal of media as propagandist will be considered against the abiding devotion of journalists to lift the veils on truth. The roles, functions and rounds of journalism as practiced in China will be studied through class discussion and assignments and these will include reporting across all publishing platforms of politics, business, the environment and national issues. The impact of digital journalism will be an underlying theme through the course. The course structure will involve lectures, workshops, seminars, guest speakers and an industry visit. There will be two 3-hour classes per week. Assignments will include a blend of in-class group and individual presentations and two written papers.

Format: In-Person
Course Schedule: 01:00 -- 04:00 PM Mon, Wed 

Economics Courses

Microeconomics, ECON-SHU 3 (4 credits)

Instructor: Offer Moshe Shapir

Equivalent to ECON-UA 2 Intro to Microeconomics
Prerequisites: Calculus (MATH-SHU 121 or 201)


Economics studies how agents make decisions under conditions of scarcity and uncertainty. This course provides a rigorous introduction to economics, with special emphasis on microeconomics. It will introduce you to economics as a discipline and as a way of thinking. It will also provide you with a set of tools, which will be very useful in other economics courses. We will first study the behavior of individual consumers and firms. Then we will give you some insight into how markets work and whether market outcomes are desirable. We will also look at situations in which the firm is a monopolist, or competes with a limited number of rivals. Some key concepts we will introduce include economic incentives, marginal analysis, opportunity cost (which costs matter), market efficiency (what does it mean for a market to work) and strategic behavior (how to predict and respond to your rivals’ decisions). The tools that you will be acquainted with in this class are fundamental for most upper division courses of the Economics major as well as classes in Finance, Accounting and Marketing. 

Format: In-Person
Course Schedule: 01:00 -- 04:00 PM Tue, Thu (Lecture), 04:05 -- 05:05 PM Tue, Thu (Recitation)

 

Development Economics, ECON-SHU 335 (4 credits)

Instructor: Yu (Amanda) Zhou

Fulfills Economics electives
Prerequisites: ECON-SHU 1 Principles of Macroeconomics or ECON-SHU 3 Microeconomics or ECON-SHU 202 Intermediate Macroeconomics or ECON-SHU 301 Econometrics

This course focuses on the understanding of the process of economic development. The course will be structured around the following four questions: (1) Why are some countries much poorer than others? (2) What are the main barriers to the process of economic development? (3) What are the main barriers that prevent the poor to escape from poverty? and (4) Why do these barriers exist and persist? The first half of the semester is focusing on the macro perspective in understanding the economic development. We start from laying down the framework in order to understand the mechanics behind the economic growth. The second half of the semester is focusing on the micro perspective in understanding the development at the individual level. We will cover various topics, including land and labour market, education, health, finance, firms, technology, taxation, corruption and public service delivery. This course combines theory and empirics but maintains a strong applied focus. Under each theme, we will derive testable implications from the theory, subject these predictions to econometric testing, comment on the robustness of the results obtained, and seek to draw policy conclusions. Most classes focus on one or two applied papers and an exercise that asks you to explore these questions on your own. 

Format: In-Person
Course Schedule: 01:00 -- 04:00 PM Mon, Wed 

 

Global China Studies Courses

China Encounters the World, HIST-SHU 312 (4 credits)

Instructor: Bhagya Senaratne

Fulfills: CORE HPC or IPC; GCS China and the World; Humanities Introductory course (18-19: survey)

Prerequisite: None


The course focuses on the cross-currents of China’s encounters with the world, from the late 16th to the early 21st century. It proceeds from two assumptions: first, that China has long been engaged with the rest of the world rather than ever having been “closed”, as some would have it; and second, that impact and influence flow in multiple directions: into, through, and out of China, whether intentionally or involuntarily. Through a combination of lecture, discussion, and student research projects we will explore China’s encounters with the world chronologically and thematically, covering such broad topics as religion and philosophy; diplomacy; law; trade; war; revolution; political systems, and “soft power”. 


Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 09:00 AM -- 12:00 PM Mon, Wed

 

Social Science Courses

Introduction to Psychology, PSYC-SHU 101 (4 credits)

Instructor: Lixian Cui
Equivalent to PSYCH-UA 1 Intro to Psychology
Fulfills Experimental Discovery in the Natural World (ED) Core Curriculum, and Social Science Major Foundational course; Data Science concentration in Social Science/Psychology


This course highlights the fundamental principles and interesting experiments within the field of psychology, aiming to help students understand mind and behavior of themselves and others. It provides a comprehensive overview of scientific study of thought and behavior, covering a wide range of topics such as the biological and evolutionary bases of behavior, sensation and perception, learning, memory, intelligence and thinking, lifespan development, emotion and motivation, human personality, social behavior, behavioral disorders, and psychological treatment of disorders. Opportunities to apply knowledge gained in class are available through various in-class and out-of-class activities. By the end of this course you will have gained a much better understanding and appreciation of who you are and how you work.

Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 01:00 -- 04:00 PM Tue, Thu (Lecture), 04:05 -- 04:25 PM Tue, Thu (Laboratory)

 

Finding Sociology in Chinese Cities: Shanghai and Hong Kong, SOCS-SHU 278 (4 credits)

Instructor: Miao Jia
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above
Fulfills  Core SSPC/IPC; Social Science focus Sociology or Urban Studies 200 level


This course combines historical narratives/documents, on-site observations, and statistical analyses to bring a specific set of Chinese cities (Shanghai and Hong Kong) to the fore of sociological analyses. Students are guided to read literatures in social science disciplines (primarily from sociology) on globalization, population and migration/immigration, inequalities/poverty, class, gender and family, neighborhood and housing, and urban social life and culture, to develop comparative and analytical frameworks to account for the similarities and differences between the two Chinese cities and beyond, and to gain contextual and deep understanding of social changes in China from the perspective of cities. After taking this course, students will be equipped with the historical background, comparative perspectives, and analytical skills to analyze complex issues in urban transformation and its impact on human life in the two cities.


Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 01:00 -- 04:00 PM Mon, Wed

Summer Session II Courses (July 1 - August 9, 2024)
Computer Science Courses

Digital Logic, CENG-SHU 201 (4 credits)

Instructor: Chandrashekar Radhakrishnan

Fulfills Core Curriculum: Science Experimental Discovery in the Natural World Courses; Major: CS Electives, CE Required, EE Required
Prerequisite:  Intro to Programming or Intro to Computer Science or placement test or interaction lab

This module provides a rigorous introduction to topics in digital logic design. Introductory topics include: classification of digital systems, number systems and binary arithmetic, error detection and correction, and switching algebra. Combinational design analysis and synthesis topics include: logic function optimization, arithmetic units such as adders and subtractors, and control units such as decoders and multiplexers. In-depth discussions on memory elements such as various types of latches and flip-flops, finite state machine analysis and design, random access memories, FPGAs, and high-level hardware description language programming such as VHDL or Verilog. Timing hazards, both static and dynamic, programmable logic devices, PLA, PAL and FPGA will also be covered. 

Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 08:30 -- 11:30 AM Mon, Wed (Lecture), 11:35 AM -- 12:35 PM Mon, Wed (Laboratory) 

Introduction to Computer Programming, CSCI-SHU 11 (4 credits)

Instructor: Promethee Spathis

Equivalent to CSCI-UA 1 Introduction to Computer Programming. Note: Students who have already taken Introduction to Computer Science may not take this course
Fulfills Computer Science Major Required Course and Algorithmic Thinking (AT) Core Curriculum
Prerequisite: C in Pre-Calculus or placement out of Pre-Calculus


An introduction to the fundamentals of computer programming. Students design, write, and debug computer programs. No prior knowledge of programming is assumed. Students will learn programming using Python, a general purpose, cross-platform programming language with a clear, readable syntax. Most class periods will be part lecture, part lab as you explore ideas and put them into practice. This course is suitable for students not intending in majoring in computer science as well as for students intending to major in computer science but having no programming experience. Students with previous programming experience should instead take Introduction to Computer Science. 

Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 08:30 -- 11:30 AM Mon, Wed (Lecture), 11:35 AM -- 12:35 PM Mon, Wed (Laboratory) 

Introduction to Computer and Data Science, CSCI-SHU 101 (4 credits)

Instructor: Xianbin Gu

Equivalent to CSCI-UA 101 Introduction to Computer Science
Fulfills Core Curriculum Requirement Algorithmic Thinking; Computer Science Major Required Courses; Computer Systems Engineering Major Required Courses; Data Science Major Foundational Courses; Electrical and Systems Engineering Major Required Major Courses

Prerequisite: CSCI-SHU 11 Introduction to Computer Programming (ICP) or CS placement exam

This course has three goals. First, the mastering of a modern object-oriented programming language, enough to allow students to tackle real-world problems of important significance. Second, gaining an appreciation of computational thinking, a process that provides the foundations for solving real-world problems. Finally, providing an overview of the very diverse and exciting field of computer science - a field which, arguably more than any other, impacts how we work, live, and play today. 

Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 08:30 -- 11:30 AM Mon, Wed (Lecture), 11:35 AM -- 12:35 PM Mon, Wed (Laboratory) 

Discrete Mathematics, CSCI-SHU 2314 (4 credits)

Instructor: Chandrashekar Radhakrishnan

Equivalent to MATH-UA 120
Fulfills MATH Additional Mathematics Electives, CS Required, Data Science Concentration in CS
Corequisite or Prerequisite:  MATH-SHU 131 or MATH-SHU 201


This course is an introduction to discrete mathematics, emphasizing proof and abstraction, as well as applications to the computational sciences. Topics include sets, relations, and functions, graphs and trees, algorithms, proof techniques, and order of magnitude analysis, Boolean algebra and combinatorial circuits, formal logic and languages, automata, and combinatorics, probability, and statistics. 

Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 08:30 -- 11:30 AM Tue, Thu (Lecture), 11:35 AM -- 12:35 PM Tue, Thu (Recitation) 

Economics Courses

Microeconomics, ECON-SHU 3 (4 credits)

Instructor: Weiwei Weng (Lecture); Lu Liu <ll4748@nyu.edu> (Recitation)

Equivalent to ECON-UA 2 Intro to Microeconomics
Prerequisites: Calculus (MATH-SHU 121 or 201)


Economics studies how agents make decisions under conditions of scarcity and uncertainty. This course provides a rigorous introduction to economics, with special emphasis on microeconomics. It will introduce you to economics as a discipline and as a way of thinking. It will also provide you with a set of tools, which will be very useful in other economics courses. We will first study the behavior of individual consumers and firms. Then we will give you some insight into how markets work and whether market outcomes are desirable. We will also look at situations in which the firm is a monopolist, or competes with a limited number of rivals. Some key concepts we will introduce include economic incentives, marginal analysis, opportunity cost (which costs matter), market efficiency (what does it mean for a market to work) and strategic behavior (how to predict and respond to your rivals’ decisions). The tools that you will be acquainted with in this class are fundamental for most upper division courses of the Economics major as well as classes in Finance, Accounting and Marketing. 

Format: In-Person
Course Schedule: 01:00 -- 04:00 PM Mon, Wed (Lecture), 10:00 AM -- 12:00 PM Fri (Recitation)

Global China Studies Courses

Global Connections: Shanghai, SCA-SHU 9634 (4 credits)

Instructor: Taoyu Yang

Fulfills: CORE SSPC/HPC or IPC; GCS China and the World; Humanities Interdisciplinary/Advanced Courses (18-19 Topic); Social Science Focus Self-Designed/Urban Studies - 200 level

Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing


Any writing on Shanghai today seems to run out of superlatives to describe the city’s dazzling transformation, spectacular architecture, and booming economy. But is it really the Global City it strives to be? In this course we will explore this question by looking into the urban development of the city from its status as a relatively unimportant trading town to the world metropolis of today. Besides regular seminar classes, the course involves field trips and guest lectures, and each student has to do their own semester-long research project. 


Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 01:00 -- 04:00 PM Mon, Wed

Interactive Media Arts Courses

Creative Coding Lab, INTM-SHU 103 (4 credits)

Instructor: Leon Eckert

Fulfills CORE AT; IMA Major Other Foundation; IMB Major Emerging Media Foundation
Prerequisite: None


In this foundation course students explore the fundamentals of computer programming and web development through a series of creative projects. The course aims to equip students with the skills to develop web-based applications that use the JavaScript language and the p5.js environment and include a significant computational component. Fundamental concepts, such as variables, functions, control flow, arrays, loops and object-oriented programming, are applied to create generative visuals, interactive experiences, and internet art projects. This course is intended for students with no prior programming experience. 

Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 01:00 -- 04:00 PM Tue, Thu (Seminar), 04:05 -- 05:25 PM Tue, Thu (Laboratory) 

Mathematics Courses

Calculus, MATH-SHU 131 (4 credits)

Instructor: Manuel Rissel

Fulfills Economics Core Math requirement; Math Core Math requirement
Prerequisites: Pre-placement by Faculty based on high-school grades, OR NYU SH “Calculus and Linear Algebra” placement exam, OR grade C or better in MATH-SHU 9 (Precalculus) Antirequisite: MATH-SHU 201 (Honors Calculus) 


This course presents the foundations of calculus for functions of a single variable. Topics addressed include limits, continuity, rules of differentiation, approximation, antiderivatives, indefinite and definite integrals, the fundamental theorem of calculus, integration techniques, and improper integrals. 


Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 08:15 -- 11:15 AM Tue, Thu (Lecture), 11:20 AM -- 12:40 PM Tue, Thu (Recitation)

Social Science Courses

US-China Relations, SOCS-SHU 275 (4 credits)

Instructor: Ivan Willis Rasmussen

Fulfills Core SSPC or IPC; GCS China and the World/The Politics, Economy, and Environment of China; SS Focus International Relations/Political Science 200 level; HUMN 18-19 Topic

This course examines the complexities of the bilateral relationship between the People’s Republic of China (China) and the United States (US), focusing on their historical rapport, major debates, and current relations. Topics include Sino-US economic relations, media reporting, variation in political systems, global politics, climate/energy issues, military affairs, and contested territories.

Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 01:00 -- 04:00 PM Tue, Thu

2-Credit Courses (available in Sessions I and II)
Session I

Experience Studio: Social Innovation in Shanghai, PCIX-SHU 102 (2 credits)

Instructor: Yuanmo Xie 

In Shanghai, a mega city pulsating with life, we aim to decipher the intricate tapestry of grassroots initiatives contributing to urban resilience and livability. The motivation behind this course lies in understanding how local actors, through innovative social practices, positively impact the fabric of their communities. Through field trips and guest speakers, students will delve into the narratives of individuals and groups catalyzing change at the grassroots level, drawing inspiration from tangible examples of social innovation in Shanghai.  As part of the course, students will learn the art of visual note-taking, a skill of capturing and communicating complex ideas effectively. Join this course for an enriching experience that goes beyond the conventional and reveals a social innovation tapestry in the heart of Shanghai. 

Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 

May 24: 9:00 AM -12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
May 31: 9:00 AM -12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
June 7: 9:00 AM -12:00 PM
June 14: 8:00 AM -11:00 AM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
June 21: 9:00 AM -12:00 PM

Session II

Experience Studio: Mindfulness Experiences, PCIX-SHU 102 (2 credits)

Instructor: Yuan Zhou

With the increasing stress that we experience daily, mindfulness practices have become popular for us to attend to our well-being, improve our bodily, emotional, and relational awareness. What constitutes a mindfulness experience in secular and nonsecular settings? What can we be mindful of? This studio invites students to explore mindfulness in various aspects of life, including their connection to the breadth, body, emotions, thoughts, nature, surroundings, and other people, and then create mindfulness experiences for others. Students will design experiences to help people explore mindfulness for their studio project.

Format: In-Person
Course schedule: 

Friday July 5: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Friday, July 12: 9:00 AM -12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Friday, July 19: 9:00 AM -12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Friday, July 26: No meeting

Friday, August 2: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Friday, August 9: No meeting