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  • Lang offers more than 350 courses each year. Below are a few examples. Students also have access to many of the more than 1,700 courses offered throughout the university. To see degree and minor requirements, visit the Academic program pages.

  • Featured Spring 2023 Courses

    Each semester, our faculty design hundreds of relevant courses that reflect the latest cultural, political, and social developments. Here’s a snapshot of some of the current courses that are available for you to choose from.

    • This course focuses on the design and creation of sculptural musical instruments using objects and materials supplemented by electronics. Hands-on creative work interleaves with seminar discussions of readings on the history and craft of experimental musical instruments, from Luigi Russolo’s “intona...

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    • Emerging and rapidly developing technologies have reconfigured and will continue to reconfigure social space. This reconfiguration of the social calls into question the aptitude of traditional ontologies, concepts and ways of thinking about a range of collective practices. For instance, the traditio...

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    • This seminar surveys the long history of language, gender, social organization, ideas about pleasure and domesticity, economic and political formations among LGBTQ and genderqueer people in North America. Weekly topics will allow us to explore distinct methods for understanding, writing, and interpr...

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    • What is a system? This course will explore questions of inputs and outputs, parts to whole, object and environment. Toggling between form and content, we will explore a range of art historical and architectural sites in which the interaction between two or more parts produce outcomes and alternativ...

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    • Fashion journalism is more than just writing about what we wear: it’s about business, culture, sustainability, and politics. In this course, we will explore how to create compelling journalism that digs into all the ways that fashion touches our lives. This course satisfies the general elective.

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    • This course aims to introduce students to the Python computing language. Students will write basic programs with Python, investigate the use of Python to perform data analysis (including machine learning and artificial intelligence), use Python to access and structure information from the web, and a...

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    • We analyze social and political factors affecting public health in urban environments. Currently over half of the globe’s population now lives in cities, a proportion that’s projected to increase to 70% by 2050. Inequitable and inefficient urban planning can lead to built and social environments tha...

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  • Social justice education is integral to Lang’s identity, mission, and values. We recognize that this learning is lifelong. In light of the global actions in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and conversations around elections, anti-Blackness, racism, and oppression, we assembled this list of current course offerings centered on equity, inclusion, and social justice.

    Browse a sampling of fall 2023 classes

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