Learn to understand and compare the many religious expressions of humankind. Although the study of religion requires a certain subjective sensitivity to the religious mindset, it seeks to transcend subjective empathy in the pursuit of objective analysis.
Whether you’re interested in music education, music performance, or studying and listening to music, our flexible curriculum lets you create a personalized program. You’ll also experience an abundant and varied concert life by attending first-rate musical events in NYC.
Build linguistic and cultural awareness to experience the world differently as you study Spanish, French, Italian or German. By studying language, literature, civilization and film, you will begin your own journey through the myriad cultures of the planet.
Reflect on the global economic and political interdependence of the post-Cold War world. We’ll help you understand how and why countries interact, and how the world has been influenced by history, politics, economics, and culture.
Do your interests span multiple departments and areas of study? Maybe creating your own major is for you. Build a rigorous program of study to investigate interdisciplinary topics, problems, and questions.
Studying history will prepare you to respond to breaking global news and to debate conflicting views. Using newspapers, films, novels, and legal documents, you’ll learn how to argue persuasively, read and research carefully and write creatively.
Learn to think about the process of acquiring an identity as male or female and consider the impact of changing gender roles. Areas of focus include marriage and family, sexual orientation, the distribution of power by gender, and the representation of gender in literature and the arts.
Become media literate and advance your own awareness of media’s effect on your perceptions of critical social issues. You’ll look at film form, film and television history, world cinema, and/or practice in graphic computer arts.
You’ll learn to appreciate literature in its own right and explore literature as a reflection on the political, social, and aesthetic values of the periods in which works were written.
Study a range of disciplines, including ballet, jazz, modern, and tap as well as courses in choreography, history, and criticism. Explore the wide range of dance techniques while encouraging further development of your personal dancing style.