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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 Courses

    Each semester, our faculty design hundreds of courses to be relevant and 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.

    • What is individualism? Where and how is it achieved or produced? How has it been gendered, racialized, and politicized? Read the classic anthropological and sociological theories on the matter and pursue alternative individualisms that bely and question these theories.

    • Team up with composer Kamala Sankaram, artistic director of the avant-garde company, Experiments in Opera, and join her at one or more premieres during the fall semester. This class will also create a one-act "opera," collaboratively writing and performing a short dramatic story with music.

    • Through case studies in film, the visual arts, music, and literature, we will examine how depictions of the other have been entangled with colonial histories, migration, and national identities, and we will then think about roles the arts can play in the current era.

    • Acoustic and electronic musicians explore collaborative music-making with analog and digital/software-based technologies, focusing on the possibilities of Max/MSP, a visual programming language for media and music.

    • Focus on a bottom-up approach to reporting, using human-centered design practices where appropriate, to identify the informational needs and concerns of a community. Through project-based work, students research, report, and present the news while considering how to engage their audience and have an...

    • Learn the processes by which politics have shaped the practice of criminal justice in America. This seminar explores these processes across three main overlapping dimensions: race, political economy and electoral politics.

    • Interrogate the notion of "speculative fiction" and the purposes of inventing alternate worlds in literature. This course focuses on classic Russian, Polish, and Czech Science Fiction novels and movies, with special attention paid to the cultural, historical and political contexts of the works.

    • Investigate the role that human activity can play in the ecological and evolutionary processes that generate, maintain, and perturb biodiversity in urban and rural, biotic and abiotic environments.

    • Focus on applications to the social sciences in this introduction to statistics. Topics include descriptive statistics, basic probability, normal distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, correlation and linear regression.

    • Explore why society currently relies on a fossil-fuel-based economy, the pros and cons of fossil fuels and renewable energy sources and what it may take to transition to a cleaner energy source. These issues are explored using perspectives from chemistry and physics.

  • Each semester, Lang offers a series of courses in which students learn coding skills in the critical context of investigative projects. Students from across the university collaborate on projects they care about, from exploring the role of social media in political campaigns to creative writing in the digital world.

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