The Liberal Studies Core provides a dynamic, creative, and intersectional approach to the liberal arts and an interdisciplinary global foundation for nearly 100 majors at NYU. The curriculum emphasizes conceptual and spatial frameworks to trace the movement of ideas and the interconnectivity of material culture, through the study of different texts, histories, exchanges, structures and systems, languages, arts, and writing from early antiquity through contemporary times. Small, seminar-style classes and close faculty-student interaction ensure the benefits of a liberal arts college within our large urban research university.
Learning takes a global focus in the core curriculum. Students develop their critical thinking and analytical abilities, expand their intellectual curiosity, explore diverse social and political perspectives, and hone their writing and communication skills - all essential to success in an increasingly interconnected world. All Liberal Studies students have significant opportunities to study away at NYU’s global sites.
Liberal Studies advisors and professors work closely with students to identify the best academic plan for achieving their goals. As juniors, LS Core students transition to their chosen majors throughout NYU to complete their bachelor’s degree.
The Liberal Studies Core is a distinctive beginning to your NYU education and will position you for success today and in the future.
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