Humanities

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Meet the NYU College of Arts and Science

NYU’s founding undergraduate college, the College of Arts and Science, attracts talented and curious intellectual explorers.

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Latino Studies Majors Are Uniquely Poised to Succeed

To gain a deep, nuanced perspective in a wide range of careers, study one of the United States’ largest historically marginalized populations.

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An NYU Humanities Education Never Expires

NYU humanities students learn to think critically about culture, society, and beliefs.

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Discover and Rediscover the Classics at NYU

If turning to the past to better understand the present seems intriguing, the Classics major at NYU may be the perfect fit for you.

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The Big Ideas Course Series

NYU students engage with today’s most important topics with creativity and a multidisciplinary approach in the Big Ideas course series.

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The Core Curriculum: A Beautiful Complexity

A source of anxiety to some incoming NYU students, the Core Curriculum can be a beautiful experience that helps broaden perspectives and enrich learning.

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5 Things You Didnʼt Know About Being an NYU English Major

What can you do with a BA in English? At NYU, the answer is quite a lot.

NYU professor Millery Polyné.
The Center of It All: Caribbean Studies at NYU

Gallatin professor Millery Polyné connects students to the Caribbean through in-depth Caribbean studies courses.

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The Collegiate Seminar Program at NYU

High school juniors can experience college-level academics in seminar-style classes taught by world-class faculty.

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The Humanities Major at NYU Shanghai

With an interdisciplinary approach and an emphasis on specialization, NYU Shanghai’s Humanities major gives students the freedom to chart their own course