You will start your Liberal Arts and Sciences major with courses in humanities and the social scienceto give you the background you need to investigate urban life through subjects such as history, philosophy, psychology and sociology.

The classes will apply theories and methods from these subjects to issues relevant to New York City, and they will take advantage of the city’s rich resources. Later courses in anthropology, economics and literature will give you different perspectives on such fundamental issues as power, race, class, gender and work. A final seminar will tie together your experiences from the two years, and you’ll have the option of doing an internship in line with your interests so you can see how social sciences and humanities apply in the workplace.

Here are the classes you’ll need to earn your 60 credits for graduation:

  • BIOL 122: Introduction to Biology: Life in New York City (3 credits) or BIOL 212: Human Biology (4 credits)
  • CHEM 110: Introduction to Chemistry or CHEM 110: Introduction to Chemistry (3 credits)
  • ENGL 103: Composition I (3 credits)
  • ENGL 203: Composition II (3 credits)
  • LASC 101: City Seminar I (3 credits)
  • LASC 102: City Seminar II (3 credits)
  • LASC 200: The Arts in New York City (3 credits)
  • MATH 103: Statistics (3 credits)
  • SOSC 111: Ethnographies of Work I (3 credits)
  • SOSC 113: Ethnographies of Work II (3 credits)
  • ENGL 214: Twentieth Century American Literature: Introduction to Women Writers or ENGL 215 Topics in Literatures in English (3 credits)
  • HIST 201: Who Built New York? New York City History or HIST 221 History of Urban Life (3 credits)
  • PHIL 103:Introduction to Philosophiocal and Humanistic Thinking (3 credits)
  • LASC 254: Capstone Seminar in the Liberal Arts & Sciences (3 credits)
  • PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology
  • GOVT 201 Urban Politics: NYC Government or GOVT 202: American Government and Politics (3 credits)
  • SOCI 102 Introduction to Sociology
  • UBST 201: Urban Anthropology: Poverty and Affluence (3 credits)
  • ENGL 211: Cities in Film and Literature (3 credits)
  • LASC 243: Internship Seminar (3 credits)
  • LASC 298: Independent Study (1, 2, or 3 credits)
  • COMM 101: Speech Communication
  • MATH 150: The Real Basics of Mathematics (3 credits)
  • MATH 120: College Algebra
  • MATH 201: Pre-Calculus
  • Math 210: Calculus
  • LASC 201: Environmental Ethics
  • GOV 203: Introduction to Urban Planning and Politics
  • ECON 223: Economics of Social Issues