Distributive Requirements

Eloquentia Perfecta Seminars

Four Required Courses

Eloquentia Perfecta (EP) seminars will dedicate at least one-fifth of class time to student writing and oral expression. Students will be expected to take four EP seminars during the undergraduate years. EP1 and EP3 are apply to designated sections of individual courses, but are not listed in this bulletin. The EP2 and EP4 requirements are automatically fulfilled by completing, respectively, the Texts and Contexts and Values Seminars core requirements.

  • EP1: Special sections of courses, which are reserved for freshmen students. Upper class transfer students are exempted from EP1.
  • EP2: All sections of Texts and Contexts will be designated Eloquentia Perfecta 2.
  • EP3: Special sections of core, major, and elective courses will be designated Eloquentia Perfecta 3.
  • EP4: All Values Seminars will be designated Eloquentia Perfecta 4.

Global Studies

One Required Course

Global Studies courses are intended to ensure that students come to respect, understand, and appreciate the significant variations in customs, institutions, and world views that have shaped peoples and their lives. Courses with a global focus may be drawn from core, major, or elective offerings. They will be applicable both to the Global Studies requirement and to the core and major requirements that a student must complete in the course of his or her college career.

The following courses have the GLBL (Global Studies) attribute:

CourseTitleCredits
AFAM 1600UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: AFRICA3
AFAM 3037BEING AND BECOMING BLACK IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD4
AFAM 3071AFRICAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY4
AFAM 3072CIVIL WARS IN AFRICA4
AFAM 3075DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA4
AFAM 3141WOMEN IN AFRICA4
AFAM 3146CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN IMMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES3
AFAM 3148HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA4
AFAM 3150CARIBBEAN PEOPLES AND CULTURE4
AFAM 3188EXPLORING AFRICA: ENCOUNTER, EXPEDITION, AND REPRESENTATION4
AFAM 3210ON THE MOVE: MIGRATION, LABOR, AND TRANS-NATIONALISM IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA4
AFAM 3510IN "AMERICA'S BACKYARD": U.S.-CARIBBEAN SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND ECONOMIC RELATIONS 1850-19504
AFAM 3667CARIBBEAN LITERATURE4
AFAM 3688AFRICAN LITERATURE I4
AFAM 3689AFRICAN LITERATURE II4
AFAM 3693CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN LITERATURES4
AFAM 3695MAJOR DEBATES IN AFRICAN STUDIES4
AFAM 4999TUTORIAL4
ANTH 1100INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY3
ANTH 1300INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY3
ANTH 1413LANGUAGE AND CULTURE4
ANTH 2500TABOO: ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE FORBIDDEN4
ANTH 2619MAGIC, SCIENCE, AND RELIGION4
ANTH 2770ANTHROPOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD4
ANTH 2886ANTHROPOLOGY OF GENDER AND SEXUALITY4
ANTH 3110ANCIENT CULTURES OF THE BIBLE4
ANTH 3111NEW WORLD ARCHAEOLOGY4
ANTH 3260POLITICS OF REPRODUCTION4
ANTH 3343GHETTOS AND GATED COMMUNITIES4
ANTH 3351COMPARATIVE CULTURES4
ANTH 3470PEOPLE AND CULTURES OF LATIN AMERICA4
ANTH 3725CULTURE AND CULTURE CHANGE4
ANTH 4114ANTHROPOLOGY OF HEALTH HEALING AND SOCIAL JUSTICE4
ANTH 4344REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE4
ANTH 4373ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN SURVIVAL4
ANTH 4999TUTORIAL IN ANTHROPOLOGY1-4
ARHI 1102INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY: ASIA3
ARHI 1103INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY: AMERICAS3
ARHI 2211ART OF CHINA: SPIRIT AND SOCIETY4
ARHI 2223ART AND VIOLENCE IN MODERN ASIA4
ARHI 2225JAPANESE MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART AND VISUAL CULTURE4
ARHI 2230ISLAMIC ART4
ARHI 2250PRE-COLOMBIAN ART4
ARHI 2256RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE IN LATIN AMERICAN ART4
ARHI 2257MODERN LATIN AMERICAN ART4
ARHI 4250AZTEC ART4
COLI 3119CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EAST FILM AND LITERATURE4
COLI 3434THE AVANT-GARDES: EUROPE AND LATIN AMERICA4
COLI 3664POST COLONIAL LITERATURES4
COLI 3689AFRICAN LITERATURE II4
COLI 3802LITERATURE AND IMPERIALISM4
COLI 3840LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE THROUGH FILM4
COLI 4018CONTEMPORARY CUBAN CULTURE IN HAVANA4
COLI 4206COMPARATIVE STUDIES IN REVOLUTION4
COLI 4320READING THE INDIAN OCEAN WORLD4
COMC 2278MEDIA, CULTURE, AND GLOBALIZATION4
COMC 3268MEDIA AND NATIONAL IDENTITY4
COMC 3380INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION4
ECON 3210ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT4
ECON 3228MIDDLE EAST ECONOMICS4
ECON 3235ECONOMY OF LATIN AMERICA4
ECON 3240WORLD POVERTY4
ECON 3242GLOBAL ECONOMIC ISSUES4
ECON 3256COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS4
ENGL 3802LITERATURE AND IMPERIALISM4
ENGL 4005THE MEDIEVAL TRAVELER4
ENGL 4206COMPARATIVE STUDIES IN REVOLUTION4
FITV 3588GLOBAL CINEMA4
FREN 3480FRANCOPHONE CARIBBEAN LITERATURE4
FREN 3640POSTCOLONIAL REPRESENTATION4
HIST 1400UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: LATIN AMERICA3
HIST 1450UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY3
HIST 1550UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: EAST ASIAN HISTORY3
HIST 1551UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: REPRESENT CHINA AND THE WEST3
HIST 1600UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: AFRICA3
HIST 1650UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: THE BLACK ATLANTIC3
HIST 1700UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: MIDEAST3
HIST 1750UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: ISLAMIC HISTORY AND CULTURE3
HIST 1851UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: JEWS IN THE MODERN WORLD3
HIST 3148HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA4
HIST 3330DIAGNOSING EMPIRE: SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN THE COLONIAL WORLD (ADVANCED HISTORY CORE)4
HIST 3538THE GOOD EARTH?4
HIST 3634MODERN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY4
HIST 3670THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST4
HIST 3809JEWS IN THE MODERN WORLD4
HIST 3858THE GLOBAL COLD WAR4
HIST 3870ASSASSINATIONS AND THE MAKING OF POST-INDEPENDENCE AFRICAN HISTORY4
HIST 3915CONTEMPORARY CHINA4
HIST 3920MODERN JAPAN4
HIST 3922EAST ASIAN CITIES4
HIST 3930SEX AND GENDER IN SOUTH ASIA4
HIST 3940THE AFRICAN CITY4
HIST 3965COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA4
HIST 3968MEXICO4
HIST 3969LATIN AMERICA AND THE U.S.4
HIST 3974SPANIARDS AND INCAS4
HIST 3975THE CARIBBEAN4
HIST 3977LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY THROUGH FILM4
HIST 3986RELIGION AND POLITICS IN ISLAMIC HISTORY4
HIST 4510CONQUEST, CONVERSION, CONSCIENCE4
HIST 4954SEMINAR: LAW AND EMPIRE IBERIAN ATLANTIC4
INST 2500INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL STUDIES4
INST 4999TUTORIAL4
LALS 1100AFRO-LATIN AMERICA3
LALS 3421LATIN AMERICAN FICTION4
LALS 3437AFRO-BRAZILIAN FILM, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE4
LALS 3601LATIN AMERICAN ARCHEOLOGY4
LALS 4200PRAGMATISM AND IDEOLOGY: LATIN AMERICA4
LALS 4347LATINOS: FACT AND FICTION4
LING 3607TOPICS IN MULTILINGUALISM4
MEST 2000INTRODUCTION TO THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST4
MEST 3500MODERN EGYPT4
MEST 3701URBAN THEATRE DANCE AND MUSIC4
MEST 4001SEMINAR: MIDDLE EAST4
MLAL 3043MODERN CHINESE LITERATURE4
MLAL 3047CHINESE CULTURE: TRADITIONS AND TRANSFORMATION4
MLAL 3440ARABIC LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION4
MLAL 3607TOPICS IN MULTILINGUALISM4
MLAL 4347LATINOS: FACT AND FICTION4
MUSC 2048WORLD MUSIC AND DANCE4
MVST 4005THE MEDIEVAL TRAVELER4
PHIL 3712GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT AND JUSTICE4
PHIL 3756CHINESE PHILOSOPHY4
PHIL 3759BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY4
PHIL 3770DAOIST AND ZEN PHILOSOPHY4
POSC 3520MIDEAST AND THE WORLD4
POSC 3605COMPARATIVE DEMOCRACY4
POSC 3610POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT4
POSC 3611THIRD WORLD POLITICS4
POSC 3616POLITICAL ECONOMY OF POVERTY4
POSC 3631CHINA AND RUSSIA IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE4
POSC 3632CHINA AND U.S. IN GLOBAL ERA4
POSC 3633CHINA AND US-GLOBAL ERA/STUDY TO4
POSC 3641LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS4
POSC 3651COMPARATIVE POLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST4
PSYC 3610GLOBAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOLOGY (ADVANCED SOCIAL SCIENCE CORE/ GLOBALISM)4
SOCI 3046INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGY4
SOCI 3148POPULATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES4
SOCI 3260POLITICS OF REPRODUCTION4
SPAN 3002LATIN AMERICA: LITERATURE AND CULTURE SURVEY4
SPAN 3052SURVEY OF SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE4
SPAN 3610CHILDREN'S GAZE IN LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE4
SPAN 3625SPANISH-AMERICAN SHORT FICTION4
SPAN 3701SPANISH-AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS4
SPAN 3730WRITING VIOLENCE: PERU, 1980-20004
SPAN 3750CONTEMPORARY PERUVIAN LITERATURE4
SPAN 3820CARIBBEAN LITERATURE4
SPAN 4018CONTEMPORARY CUBAN CULTURE IN HAVANA4
SPAN 4347LATINOS: FACT AND FICTION4
THEO 1999TUTORIAL1
THEO 3610CHRIST IN WORLD CULTURES3
THEO 3711SACRED TEXTS OF THE MIDEAST3
THEO 3713CLASSIC JEWISH TEXTS3
THEO 3715CLASSIC ISLAMIC TEXTS3
THEO 3720HINDU LITERATURE AND ETHICS3
THEO 3724CLASSIC BUDDHIST TEXTS3
THEO 3728BUDDHIST MEDITATION3
THEO 3731JAPANESE RELIGIONS: TEXTS AND ARTS3
THEO 3881CHINESE RELIGIONS4
THEO 3882COMPARATIVE MYSTICISM3
THEO 3883MEDICINE AND HEALING IN ISLAM4
TRNF G999Globalism Transfer Elective3-6
WGSS 3141WOMEN IN AFRICA4
WGSS 3930SEX AND GENDER IN SOUTH ASIA4
WGSS 4344REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE4

American Pluralism

One Required Course

American Pluralism courses will afford students the opportunity to develop tolerance, sensitivities, and knowledge of the following forms of American diversity: race, ethnicity, class, religion, and gender. American Pluralism courses may be drawn from core, major, or elective offerings. They will be applicable both to the American Pluralism requirement and to other core or major requirements that a student must complete in the course of his or her college career.

The following courses have the PLUR (Pluralism) attribute:

CourseTitleCredits
AFAM 1650BLACK POPULAR CULTURE4
AFAM 2005AMERICAN PLURALISM4
AFAM 3001AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY I4
AFAM 3002AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY II4
AFAM 3030AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN4
AFAM 3033WOMEN IN HIP-HOP4
AFAM 3034BLACK TRADITIONS IN AMERICAN SOCIAL DANCE4
AFAM 3110THE BLACK ATHLETE4
AFAM 3112THE SIXTIES4
AFAM 3115MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND MALCOLM X4
AFAM 3120BLACK RELIGION AND BLACK POLITICS4
AFAM 3130RACIAL AND ETHNIC CONFLICT4
AFAM 3132BLACK PRISON EXPERIENCE4
AFAM 3134FROM ROCK-N-ROLL TO HIP-HOP4
AFAM 3136CIVIL RIGHTS/BLACK POWER4
AFAM 3139BUFFALO SOLDIERS: RACE AND WAR4
AFAM 3152EXPRESSIVE BODIES: RACE, SEXUALITY, AND THE ARTS4
AFAM 3154BLACK, WHITE, AND CATHOLIC: RACE, RELIGION, AND CIVIL RIGHTS4
AFAM 3162VALUE IN BLACK AND WHITE DRAMA4
AFAM 3632HARLEM RENAISSANCE4
AFAM 3633THE BRONX: IMMIGRATION, RACE, AND CULTURE4
AFAM 3637BLACK FEMINISM: THEORY AND EXPRESSION4
AFAM 3720AFRICAN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY4
AFAM 3999TUTORIAL3
AFAM 4045YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK4
AFAM 4600AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE LAW4
AFAM 4802COMMUNITY RESEARCH METHODS: ORAL HISTORY4
AMST 2000MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN AMERICAN CULTURE4
ANTH 3340ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON RACE AND ETHNICITY4
ARHI 2270NATIVE AMERICAN ART4
COLI 3910US LATINO FILM MAKING4
COLI 4603ASIANS IN THE AMERICAS4
COMC 2258MYTH AND SYMBOL OF AMERICAN CHARACTER4
COMC 2377MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY4
COMC 3232CLASS, TASTE, AND MASS CULTURE4
COMC 3247RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER IN MEDIA4
COMC 4248MULTICULTURALISM4
ECON 3570LABOR MARKET AND DIVERSITY4
ECON 3580ECONOMICS OF DIVERSITY4
ECON 4020DISABILITY: ECONOMIC AND OTHER APPROACHES4
ENGL 3001QUEER THEORIES4
ENGL 3357ASIAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE 14
ENGL 362920TH CENTURY AFRO-AMERICAN LITERATURE4
ENGL 3652NEW WAVE IMMIGRANT LITERATURE4
ENGL 3665COMING OF AGE: ASIAN AMERICANS4
ENGL 3964HOMELESSNESS4
ENGL 4150RACE AND HOLLYWOOD FILM4
ENGL 4603ASIANS IN THE AMERICAS4
FITV 3579MOVIES AND AMERICAN EXPERIENCE4
FITV 3658ITALIAN AMERICANS ON SCREEN4
HIST 1103UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: FIGHTING FOR EQUAL RIGHTS IN AMERICAN HISTORY3
HIST 3001AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY I4
HIST 3002AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY II4
HIST 3139BUFFALO SOLDIERS: RACE AND WAR4
HIST 3804CITY IN AMERICAN HISTORY4
HIST 3806U.S. IMMIGRATION/ETHNICITY4
HIST 3826MODERN US WOMEN'S HISTORY4
HIST 3950LATINO HISTORY4
LALS 2005AMERICAN PLURALISM4
MEST 3620ISLAM IN AMERICA4
MLAL 3000GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES4
MUSC 2014JAZZ: A HISTORY IN SOUND4
PHIL 3720AFRICAN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY4
PHIL 3722NATIVE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY4
POSC 1999TUTORIAL1
POSC 2102INTRODUCTION TO URBAN POLITICS4
POSC 3121NEW YORK CITY POLITICS4
POSC 3213INTEREST GROUP POLITICS4
POSC 3228CIVIL RIGHTS4
POSC 3231JUDICIAL POLITICS4
POSC 3324POLITICS OF IMMIGRATION4
POSC 3645POLITICS OF IMMIGRATION4
PSYC 3600MULTICULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY4
PSYC 3730MEN AND MASCULINITIES4
SOCI 1025SOCIOLOGY OF AMERICAN CULTURE3
SOCI 2410INEQUALITY: CLASS, RACE, AND ETHNICITY4
SOCI 2420SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF RACE AND ETHNICITY4
SOCI 3000LATINO IMAGES IN MEDIA4
SOCI 3136INEQUALITY-WHY/EFFECTS4
SOCI 3140OLD AND NEW MINORITIES IN THE U.S.4
SOCI 3300"RACE" AND "MIXED RACE"4
SOCI 3405GENDER, RACE, AND CLASS4
SOCI 3418CONTEMPORARY IMMIGRATION IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE4
SOCI 3427HISPANICS/LATINOS IN THE USA4
SOCI 3456MODERN AMERICAN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS4
SOCI 3506DIVERSITY IN AMERICAN FAMILIES4
SOCI 3507QUEER THEORY4
SOCI 3601URBAN POVERTY4
SOCI 3602URBAN SOCIOLOGY4
SOCI 3603URBAN AMERICA4
SOCI 3670HISPANIC WOMEN4
SOCI 3720MASS INCARCERATION4
SOCI 4105RELIGION, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY4
SOCI 4400GENDER, BODIES, AND SEXUALITY4
SOCI 4408DIVERSITY IN AMERICAN SOCIETY4
SPAN 3582NEW YORK IN LATINO LITERATURE AND FILM4
SPAN 3583NEW YORK CITY LATINO THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE4
SSCI 2000AMERICAN PLURALISM3
THEA 4045YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK4
THEO 3375AMERICAN RELIGIOUS TEXTS3
THEO 3847LATINO/A THEOLOGY4
THEO 3874RELIGION IN AMERICA4
THEO 3876MUSLIMS IN AMERICA4
THEO 3877RELIGION AND THE AMERICAN SELF4
THEO 3960RELIGION AND RACE IN AMERICA4
THEO 3970CATHOLICS IN AMERICA4
THEO 3995RELIGION AND THE AMERICAN SELF4
TRNF P999Pluralism Transfer Elective3-6
WGSS 3000GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES4
WGSS 3001QUEER THEORIES4
WGSS 3826MODERN US WOMEN'S HISTORY4
WGSS 4105RELIGION, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY4
WGSS 4400GENDER, BODIES, SEXUALITY4

Service-Learning

The central goal of service-learning is that students will test the skills and knowledge they acquire in their courses (e.g., in the humanities, language, and sciences) through service to the community outside the University. Students will understand in advance that service hours in the community are required. Each student will be encouraged to take at least one course as an Integrated Service Course, although they will not be required to do so.

The following courses have the SL (Service-Learning) attribute:

CourseTitleCredits
ECON 3215Bronx Urban Economic Development4
PJST 4970COMMUNITY SERVICE/SOCIAL ACTION4
SERV 0099SEMINAR SERVICE LEARNING:1