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New Academic Opportunities for You!

New Majors, Minors, Courses and Graduate Certificate Programs!

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Every year the University expands and creates excellent new majors, minors, courses and certificate programs for you, the students. Below you will find an updated list of what’s up and coming for the fall 2018 semester in regards to these new academic opportunities.

New Majors

New Minors

New Programs/Certificates

New Courses

If you are interested in adding any of these new courses to your schedule, log on to NEST and navigate to schedule of courses.

  • EAES 384: Managing the Urban Environment / EAES 584: Urban Studies and Policy Analysis
    • R 5:30-8 p.m.
    • This course will investigate the social, cultural, economic, political and planning processes that impact the development of sustainable urban environments. Understanding the systems that make management possible in these spaces allows students to more holistic approach to policy and management challenges that face urban sustainable policy and practical implementation.
    • This class is a co-sit between undergrad and graduate students.
  • ECON 240: Economics of Time and Mind
    • TR 4-5:15 p.m.
    • This course will explore the nature of decision making from the perspective of time, mind and spirit as economic resources, used to produce goods and experiences that generate well-being. Topics to be covered include: holistic approaches to economic choice, the distinction between external and internal environments, exogenous vs. endogenous constraints, elements of behavioral economics, the three roles of time in decision-making, the impact of finite cognitive capacity on determining optimal behaviors, optimization when there are transition and transformation costs and the role of endogenous constraints and preferences in expressing moral and spiritual identity.
  • JAST 390: Jewish & Gay on Broadway
    • TR 1-2:15 p.m.
    • This course provides an overview of the role of Jewish composers, lyricists and playwrights in the creation of a modern “theatrical liberalism” in America, paying particular attention to productions that bring Jewishness and sexuality to the fore: from the Jewish immigrant experience and acculturation, to anti-Semitism, to the AIDS “plague” of the 1980’s, to LGBTQ issues. A core group of four to five works will be read in their entirety, while others will be studied in anthologized, excerpted form. Whenever possible, we will watch videos or clips of any recorded performance.
  • LNGN 130: Speech Processing
    • MR 10-11:15 a.m.
    • Students will apply laboratory methods to investigate the basic concepts of linguistics, psychology and physics that underlie our current knowledge of speech production and perception. The course also covers speech digitization, speech recognition and speech synthesis.
  • MEDH 101: Introduction to Medical Humanities
    • MR 10-11:15 a.m.
    • This course investigates the human experience of health and illness as well as the values and beliefs behind the practice of healing. You will examine how disease and treatment are defined in different global traditions, including Greco-Arabic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Biomedicine. Students will also examine the importance and efficacy of empathetic care on the part of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Students will explore such contemporary healthcare issues as patient advocacy, disabilities rights, end-of-life care, reproductive autonomy, genetic counseling, health law, healthcare policy and alternative medicine.
  • RELG 225: Religion and Social Activism – Jesus, Justice and Protest
    • W 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • This course explores the theological and historical underpinnings of faith-based social activism in America, tracing the work of Latin American liberation theologians to the rise of Black liberation theology, feminist theology, queer theology and green theology. We’ll anchor our analysis in real life case studies ranging from sanctuary churches in the Southwest to ecofeminist activist nuns in the Northeast.

Advising Opportunity

Pre-Law: Students interested in Pre-Law can schedule an appointment now with Dr. Ian Drake, Pre-Law Advisor. Visit the Student Pre-Law Resources web page for details.

University College Students: Not yet declared a major? Meet with a University College advisor before the semester begins to start the conversation and beat the rush! Schedule an Advising Appointment.