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    Department of Anthropology
    The New School for Social Research
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    New York, NY 10003
    Tel: 212.229.5757 x3016
    Fax: 212.229.5595

    Chair: Lawrence Hirschfeld
    Secretary: Charles Whitcroft
    Office hours: Mon.-Fri.,
    9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Courses

  • Spring 2015 Courses

    Please go to the University Course Catalog to view all Anthropology courses for this semester.

    Course Levels and Registration

    Courses offered at The New School for Social Research fall into three general categories.

    • Courses numbered 5000–5899 are master’s-level courses and are generally open to undergraduates at the junior or senior level. There is a standard cap of five undergraduates in these courses, although the faculty member teaching the course has the prerogative to raise or lower that number. A limited number of 5000–5899 courses are cross-listed with other schools, and these courses are likely to have more undergraduate students in them than other courses. A roster of cross-listed courses is available in each department’s student advisor’s office during registration.
    • Courses numbered 6000–6899 are generally more advanced master’s and PhD-level courses, and are open to undergraduates only by special permission from the undergraduate advisor and the faculty member teaching the course. Courses numbered 6000–6899 are generally open to master’s- and PhD-level students from other New School colleges and programs (e.g., Media Studies, International Affairs, Milano). In addition, a very small selection of 6000-level courses may be cross-listed with other schools in consultation with New School for Social Research department chairs; rosters of these courses are available in the student advisors’ offices during registration. There is a standard cap of five undergraduates in these courses, although the faculty member teaching the course has the prerogative to raise or lower that number.
    • Courses numbered 7000–7899 are usually the most advanced PhD courses; any courses numbered 7000–7999 are open only to PhD students.
    • Special courses and practica are numbered 5900–5999, 6900–6999, or 7900–7999.

    Certain courses limit enrollments of students who are not degree-seeking students in the department offering the course. Students who are interested in enrolling in such courses must get the approval of the department’s student advisor. This procedure applies to students from Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts and The New School for Public Engagement as well as The New School for Social Research.

    A list of limited-enrollment courses is available in the office of each department’s student advisor during registration. In addition, student advisors in other divisions receive a list of New School for Social Research limited enrollment courses during registration.

    Students from Lang or from The New School for Public Engagement who have been granted bachelor’s/master’s status at The New School for Social Research can take 5000- and 6000-level courses (subject to approval by the instructor, if necessary). Bachelor’s/master’s students must see the appropriate student advisor at The New School for Social Research to get information on the school’s departmental requirements and course offerings before each registration period. However, bachelor’s/master’s students register through their home schools using divisional registration procedures.

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