Humanities

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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

Taylor Norman
Amplifying Voices: Native Studies at NYU

From her native Oklahoma to NYU Sydney, Taylor Norman sheds light on the struggle of Indigenous people.

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Data Science, History Students Team Up to Uncover NYC Immigrant Lives

At the Humanities Research Lab at NYU Shanghai, students take an interdisciplinary approach to historical research.

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Setting a Standard: Mark West ’17 Builds Equity in the Arts

This NYU Shanghai graduate majored in Humanities and has created the art and advocacy career of his dreams.

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A Creative Writing Minor Complements Any Major

Across majors and around the world, NYU students find the value in a Creative Writing minor.