Approved Perspectives Courses

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Approval data last updated December 11, 2019.
CUNYfirst catalog data last updated January 23, 2020.

Course Course Title (with variants). Designation(s) Other Designation(s)
ACCT 261 Business Law I. CV US IS
ACE 4 Art & Music Sem. AP US ET
ACE 5W Great Works of Literature. RL LIT
ACE 15 Social Science Seminar I. CV ET PI
ACE 16 Social Science Seminar II. SS
AMST 110/110W Introduction to American Society and Culture. CV US USED
ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. SS WC PI WCGI
ANTH 102 Introduction to Human Evolution. NS SW SCI
ANTH 103 Introduction to Archaeology. SS WC PI SW SCI
ANTH 104 Language, Culture, and Society. CV WC IS
ARTH 1 Introduction to Art. WC CE
ARTH 101 History of Western Art I. ET
ARTH 102 History of Western Art II. ET CE
ARTH 110 Survey of Ancient Art. AP ET PI CE
ARTH 111 Survey of Medieval Art. ET
ARTH 112 Survey of Renaissance and Baroque Art. ET
ARTH 113 Survey of Modern Art. WC CE
ARTH 114 Survey of Asian Art. WC CE
ARTH 115 Principles of Architecture. WC
ARTH 203 Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. WC
ARTH 204 Art of Ancient Egypt. WC
ARTH 205 Art of Early Greece: Aegean Art. ET
ARTH 206 Art of Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic Greece. ET
ARTH 207 Roman Art. ET
ARTH 211 Early Christian and Byzantine Art. PI
ARTH 212 Early Medieval Art in Western Europe. PI
ARTH 214 Romanesque Art. PI
ARTH 215 Gothic Art. PI
ARTH 220 Renaissance Art and the Birth of Modernity. AP ET PI CE
ARTH 221 Early Renaissance Art in Italy, 1250-1400. ET
ARTH 222 Renaissance Art in Italy: The Fifteenth Century. ET
ARTH 223 Renaissance Art in Italy: The Sixteenth Century. ET
ARTH 225 Early Netherlandish Painting. PI
ARTH 226 German Painting and Printmaking, 1400-1530. PI
ARTH 229 Renaissance and Baroque Architecture. ET
ARTH 234 Baroque Art in Italy. ET
ARTH 238 Baroque Art in Northern Europe. PI
ARTH 239 Seventeenth-Century Painting in France and Spain. PI
ARTH 240 The Eighteenth Century in Europe. PI
ARTH 246 European Art, 1789-1848. ET
ARTH 247 European Art, 1848-1900. ET
ARTH 250 Impressionism. ET
ARTH 251 Art of the United States, Colonial Era to 1900. US
ARTH 252 Art of the United States, 1900-1970. US
ARTH 254W Twentieth-Century Art. WC
ARTH 255 Late Modern and Contemporary Art. WC
ARTH 256 Contemporary Art Practices. AP CE
ARTH 257 History of Modern Sculpture. WC
ARTH 258 History of Photography. WC CE
ARTH 259 Modern Architecture. WC
ARTH 270 Art of India. WC
ARTH 271 Art and Architecture of Southeast Asia. WC
ARTH 272 Art of China. WC
ARTH 273 Art of Japan. WC
ARTH 274 Art of Korea. WC
ARTH 277 Buddhist Art and Architecture. WC
ARTH 278 Chinese Painting. WC
ARTH 280 Art and Architecture of Ancient Mesoamerica. WC
ARTH 282 Art and Architecture of the Andes. WC
ARTH 284 Post-Conquest Art of Latin America. WC
ARTH 286 African Art. WC
ARTS 185 Contemporary Art in a Global Society. AP WC
ASTR 1 General Astronomy. NS SW SCI
ASTR 2 General Astronomy With Laboratory. NS+L LPS SW SCI
BIOL 11 Introduction to College Biology. NS+L LPS SW SCI
BIOL 22 Introduction to Human Physiology. NS SCI
BIOL 24 Biology and Society. NS SCI
BIOL 25 Biological Evolution. NS SW SCI
BIOL 34 Genomics Research Experience I. NS+L SCI
BIOL 35 Genomics Research Experience II. NS+L SCI
BIOL 105 General Biology: Physiology and Cell Biology. NS+L LPS SW SCI
BIOL 106 General Biology: Life-Forms and Ecosystems. NS+L LPS SW SCI
CHEM 161 Chemistry in Modern Society Laboratory. NS+L
CHEM 163 Chemistry in Modern Society. NS+L SW SCI
CLAS 150 Greek and Latin Classics in Translation. RL ET PI LIT
CMLIT 101/101W/101H Global Literatures I.
Great Books I.
CMLIT 102/102W Global Literatures II.
Great Books II.
CSCI 100 Information and Intelligence. NS SW SCI
DANCE 150 Introduction to Dance. AP WC CE
DANCE 151 Dance and Culture: Dancing Values. CV WCGI
DRAM 1 Introduction to Drama and Theatre. AP WCGI
DRAM 100 Introduction to Acting. AP CE
DRAM 111 Introduction to Theater Design. AP CE
DRAM 207 Classical European Drama. AP ET PI
EAST 250 Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation. RL WC LIT
ECON 100 Economics and Society. SS US IS
ECON 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics. SS US IS
ECON 102 Introduction to Microeconomics. SS US IS
EDUCN 105 Education in Global Times: Radical to Conservative Agendas. CV WC WCGI
ENGL 151/151W Works of English Literature: A Course for Nonmajors.
Readings in British Literature.
ENGL 152/152W Works of American Literature: A Course for Nonmajors.
Readings in American Literature.
ENGL 153/153W Introduction to the Bible. CV WC PI CE
ENGL 161/161W Introduction to Narrative. RL LIT
ENGL 162/162W Literature and Place. RL LIT
ENGL 165W/165H Introduction to Poetry. RL CE LIT
ENGL 251 British Literature Survey I. RL ET PI LIT
ENGL 252 British Literature Survey II. RL ET LIT
ENGL 253 American Literature Survey I. RL US LIT
ENGL 255 Global Literatures in English. RL WC LIT
ENGL 310 Vt: Studies in Non-Fiction Prose. ET
ENGL 311 Literature of the Anglo-Saxon Period. ET LIT
ENGL 312 Medieval Literature, 1100-1500. ET LIT
ENGL 313 The Arthurian Tradition. ET LIT
ENGL 320 Early Modern Literature. ET LIT
ENGL 321 Seventeenth-Century Literature. ET LIT
ENGL 322 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature. ET LIT
ENGL 323 British Romanticism. ET
ENGL 324 Victorian Poetry and Prose. ET
ENGL 330 Chaucer: The Early Works.
Note: Course not active in CUNYfirst.
ENGL 331 Chaucer. ET LIT
ENGL 332 Shakespeare I. ET LIT
ENGL 333 Shakespeare II. ET LIT
ENGL 334 Milton. ET LIT
ENGL 340 English Drama From Its Beginnings to 1642.
Medieval and Early Modern Drama.
ENGL 341 Drama of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century. ET
ENGL 344 The English Novel I.
The Eighteenth-Century Novel.
ENGL 345 The Nineteenth-Century Novel. ET
ENGL 346 Early Twentieth-Century Fiction. ET
ENGL 352 American Novel to 1918.
Late-Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century U.s. Literature.
ENGL 353 Mid-Twentieth and Twenty-First Century U.s. Literature. US
ENGL 354 African American Literature I. US LIT
ENGL 355 African American Literature II. US LIT
ENGL 356 Literature of the American Indians. US LIT
ENGL 358 Nineteenth-Century American Transcendentalism.
Note: Course not active in CUNYfirst.
ENGL 359 Regionalism, Realism, and Naturalism in American Literature. US LIT
ENGL 363 Vt: Global Literatures in English. WC LIT
ENGL 365 Celtic Myth and Literature. ET
ENGL 366 Introduction to Irish Literature. ET LIT
ENGL 367 Modern Irish Literature. ET LIT
ENGL 368W Vt: Irish Literature. ET LIT
ENGL 369 Asian American Literature. WC LIT
ENGL 377 Vt: Modern South Asian Literature. WC LIT
ENGL 378 Vt: Caribbean Literature. WC LIT
ENGL 379 Vt: Transnational/ Postcolonial/global Literature.
Vt: Transnational Post-Colonial Global Literature.
ENGL 380 Classical Backgrounds of Literature in English. ET
ENGL 381 The Literature of the Bible. ET
ENSCI 100 Our Planet in the 21st Century: Challenges to Humanity. NS+L US LPS SW SCI
FNES 157 Fashion History Origins Through the 19th Century. PI
FNES 163 General Nutrition. NS SW SCI
FREN 41/41W French and Francophone Literatures in Translation.
French and Francophoneliteratures in Translation.
FREN 45/45W French Civilization.
French and Francophone Cultures and Thought.
FREN 250/250W French and Francophone Film and Media. AP ET
GEOL 8 Introduction to Oceanography. NS SCI
GEOL 11 Survey of Atmospheric Science. NS SCI
GEOL 12 Natural Disasters. NS SW SCI
GEOL 16 Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Moving Continents. NS SW SCI
GEOL 25 Natural Resources and the Environment. NS SW SCI
GEOL 101 Physical Geology. NS+L LPS SW SCI
GERM 41/41W Masterpieces of German.
German Literature in Translation.
GERM 250/250W German Film and Media. AP ET
GRKMD 41W Modern Greek Literature in Translation. RL ET LIT
GRKMD 250 Modern Greek Cinema.
Modern Greek Film and Media.
HEBRW 150 Modern Hebrew Literature in Translation. RL WC LIT
HIST 101/101W Early Modern Europe, 1500-1815.
Early Modern Europe 1500-1815.
HIST 102/102W Modern Europe, 1815 to the Present. SS ET WCGI
HIST 103/103W American History, 1607-1865. SS US PI USED
HIST 104/104W American History, 1865 to the Present. SS US USED
HIST 105/105W History of Latin America to 1825. WC PI
HIST 106/106W History of Latin America, 1825 to the Present. WC
HIST 107 History of England to 1603. ET PI
HIST 108 History of Great Britain Since 1603. ET
HIST 109 Imperial Russia. ET PI
HIST 110 Soviet Union. ET
HIST 111 History of Africa. WC PI
HIST 112 Introduction to East Asian History. WC PI
HIST 113 Introduction to Ancient History. PI
HIST 114 History of the Jewish People I. PI
HIST 115 History of the Jewish People II. ET PI
HIST 116 History of the Jewish People IIi. ET
HIST 121 Topics in Brazilian History. PI
HIST 125 World Civilizations to 1715. WC
HIST 126 World Civilizations Since 1715. WC
HIST 140 China to 1500. WC PI
HIST 141 China After 1500. WC
HIST 142 History of Japan. WC PI
HIST 144 Ancient India. WC PI
HIST 145 Modern India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. WC
HIST 146 The History of the Middle East: Eighteenth-Century. WC
HIST 147 The Modern Middle East:1789-1923. WC
HIST 148 Islamic Civilization: 600-1517. WC PI
HIST 149 Islamic Civilization: 1517-Present. WC
HIST 160 Global History: World.
Vt: Topics in Global History.
HIST 163/163H Social and Cultural History.
Vt: Topics in U.s. History.
HIST 164/164H Vt: Topics in European History.
Vt: Social and Cultural History: Europe.
HIST 166 Vt: History and Memory. CV WC IS
HIST 168 Vt: History and Memory: United States. CV US
HIST 169 Vt: History and Memory: Europe. CV ET
HIST 204 The Ancient Near East and Egypt. PI
HIST 205 Ancient Greece. PI
HIST 206 From Alexander to Caesar. PI
HIST 208 The Roman Empire. PI
HIST 209 The Byzantine Empire, 324-1025. ET PI
HIST 210 The Byzantine Empire, 1025-1453. ET PI
HIST 211 History of Christianity. ET
HIST 213 An Intellectual History of the Renaissance. ET
HIST 215 Europe in the Age of Reformation, 1517-1648. ET PI
HIST 216/216W The Old Regime: European Society and States. ET PI
HIST 217/217W The French Revolution. ET
HIST 218 Nineteenth-Century Europe. ET
HIST 222 Europe Since 1945. ET
HIST 225 England Under the Tudors and Stuarts. ET PI
HIST 227 Victorian England, 1815-1901. ET
HIST 228 20th Century Britain. ET
HIST 229 Politics and Religion in Early Modern England and Ireland. RL ET PI LIT
HIST 230 Ireland From the Norman Conquest to 1690. ET PI
HIST 231 Ireland Since 1690. ET
HIST 232 France Since 1815. ET
HIST 233 History of Modern Italy. ET
HIST 236 Germany From 1870 to the Present. ET
HIST 238 Eastern Europe Under Communist Rule. ET
HIST 239 History of Southeastern Europe, 1354 -1804. ET PI
HIST 240 History of Southeastern Europe, 1804 to the Present. ET
HIST 241 Modern Greek History, 1821-1923. ET
HIST 242 Modern Greek History, 1923 to the Present. ET
HIST 251 The Jews in Medieval Christendom. ET
HIST 252 Medieval Spanish Jewry. ET
HIST 253 The Jews in Early Modern Europe. ET
HIST 254 The Jews in Eastern Europe. ET
HIST 258 Colonial History of America. US
HIST 259 The American Revolution and the Foundation of the Republic, 1763-1800. US
HIST 260 The New Nation, 1800-1850. US
HIST 262 Civil War and Reconstruction. US
HIST 263 Urban-Industrial America, 1878-1920. US
HIST 265/265W The United States, 1920-1945: Prosperity and Depression, New Deal, and World War II. US
HIST 266/266W Contemporary America: 1945 to the Present. US
HIST 267 Diplomatic History of the United States From the Revolutionary Period to the End of the 20th Century. US
HIST 270 History of Women in the United States, Colonial to 1880. US
HIST 271/271W History of Women in the United States, 1880 to the Present. US
HIST 272 History of the Family in the United States. US
HIST 273 American Labor History to World War I. US
HIST 274 American Labor History From World War I to the Present. US
HIST 276/276W The Immigrant in American History. US
HIST 277 Afro-American History I. US
HIST 278 Afro-American History II. US
HIST 284 History of New York State. US
HIST 285 History of the City of New York. US
HIST 291 The Emergence of Science in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. PI
HIST 292 The Rise of Modern Science. ET
HIST 294 Topics in Brazilian History. WC
HIST 297 History of Italians in America. US
HIST 299 The Vietnam War and America. US
HIST 302 Studies in European Intellectual History. ET
HIST 303 Studies in the Italian Renaissance, 1300-1600. ET PI
HIST 305 The Industrial Revolution. ET
HIST 308 Women, Sex and Gender in Modern Europe. ET
HIST 310 Fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism. ET
HIST 311 Jewish Society in Islamic Lands, 632-1517. PI
HIST 312 The Holocaust. ET
HIST 313 The First World War. ET
HIST 314 The Second World War. ET
HIST 315 War and Society. WC
HIST 332 Colonialism and Culture. ET
HIST 340 American Constitutional History to 1865. US
HIST 341 American Constitutional History Since 1865. US
HIST 342 African-American Women’s History. US
HIST 343 History of the American City. US
HIST 345 Race, Gender, and Poverty in Twentieth-Century America. US
HIST 347 American Military History. US
HIST 348 History of the Borough of Queens. US
HIST 350 Studies in American and Social Intellectual History. US
HIST 351 The American West. US
HIST 352 History of the Celtic World. ET PI
HNRS 125 The Arts in New York City. AP CE
HNRS 126W The Peopling of New York. SS US USED
HNRS 225 Science and Technology in New York City. NS US SW SCI
HNRS 226 Shaping the Future of New York City. SS US IS
HSS 200 Social Sciences and Society. SS ET IS
ITAL 41/41W Masterpieces of Italian Literature in Translation.
Italian Literature in Translation.
ITAL 45/45W Italian Civilization.
Italian Culture and Thought.
ITAL 250/250W Italian Film and Media. AP ET
ITAST 100 Italian-Americans: An Interpretation of a People. CV US
LCD 100 Language in Context. CV
LCD 103 Multilingualism in the United States. CV US USED
MEDST 143 History of the Cinema I: 1880 to 1930. AP
MEDST 144 History of the Cinema II: 1930 to 1970. AP
MEDST 146 History of the Cinema IIi: 1970-Present. AP
MEDST 240 Styles of Cinema. AP
MES 160 Classical Islamic Literature and Civilization. RL WC PI LIT
MNSCI 113 Contemporary Issues in the Sciences. NS SW SCI
MUSIC 1 Introduction to Music. AP ET CE
MUSIC 8/8H Vt:stdies in Music.
Vt: Topics in Music.
MUSIC 246/246W Music History I: Music From 1200 to 1650. PI
PHIL 101/101W Introduction to Philosophy. CV ET IS
PHIL 104/104W/104H Introduction to Ethics. CV ET IS
PHIL 116/116W Introduction to Philosophy of Religion. CV ET IS
PHIL 118 Introduction to Eastern Philosophy. WC
PHIL 140 History of Ancient Philosophy. CV ET PI
PHIL 141 History of Medieval Philosophy. ET
PHIL 142 History of Renaissance Philosophy. ET
PHIL 143 History of Modern Philosophy I: Descartes to Hume. ET
PHIL 144 History of Modern Philosophy II: Kant to Nietzsche. ET
PHIL 145 History of Contemporary Philosophy I: Phenomenology and Existentialism. ET
PHIL 146 History of Contemporary Philosophy II: The Analytic Tradition. ET
PHIL 148 History of American Philosophy. US
PHIL 264 The Philosophy of Plato. WC
PHIL 271 Nietzsche. ET
PHYS 5 Physics and the Future. NS WC SCI
PHYS 7 Introduction to the Physics of Musical Sounds. NS SCI
PHYS 103 Physics for Computer Science I. NS+L LPS SW SCI
PHYS 204 Physics for Computer Science II. NS+L LPS SW SCI
PSCI 100/100H American Politics and Government. SS US USED
PSCI 101 Introduction to Political Science. SS US IS
PSCI 102/102H Current Political Controversies.
Political Controversies.
PSCI 103 Comparative Politics. SS WC WCGI
PSCI 104 International Politics. SS WC WCGI
PSCI 105 Political Theory. CV ET IS
PSCI 210 American State and Local Government. SS US USED
PSCI 211 Urban Politics. US
PSCI 212 The American Presidency. US
PSCI 213 The Legislative Process in America. US
PSCI 217 Decision-Making in the White House. US
PSCI 218 Political Parties and Elections. US
PSCI 219 Politics of Bureaucracy. US
PSCI 220 Politics and the Media. US
PSCI 221 Public Policy in the Political Process. US
PSCI 222 Power in America. US
PSCI 224 The Public Service. US
PSCI 225 Women in Politics and Government. US
PSCI 226 Capitalism and Democracy. US
PSCI 228 American Politics and Film. US
PSCI 230 Politics of Development. WC
PSCI 232 Comparative Political Economy. WC
PSCI 233 Transitions to Democracy. WC
PSCI 234 Contemporary Western Europe. SS ET
PSCI 235 Politics of Russia and Soviet Successor States. WC
PSCI 238 Contemporary Asia. SS WC
PSCI 239 Politics of Latin America. WC
PSCI 240 Contemporary Middle East. WC
PSCI 242 The Politics of the Welfare State. ET
PSCI 244 Comparative Analysis of Revolutions. WC
PSCI 254 The Politics of the International Economy. WC
PSCI 257 Western Europe in World Politics. SS ET
PSCI 258 Asia in World Politics. WC
PSCI 259 Latin America in World Politics. WC
PSCI 260 The Middle East in World Politics. WC
PSCI 261 Russia in World Politics. WC
PSCI 262 United States Foreign Policy. US
PSCI 270 Democracy. ET
PSCI 271 Core Concepts in Political Theory. ET
PSCI 273 American Political Thought. US
PSCI 277 Black Political and Social Thought. US
PSCI 280 The Judicial Process. US
PSCI 281 Constitutional Law I: The American Federal Scheme. US
PSCI 282 Constitutional Law II: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. US
PSCI 285 Race, Class, Gender, and Law. US
PSCI 294 Internship in Legislative Politics. US
PSCI 381W Seminar in American Politics. US
PSYCH 101 General Psychology. NS SW SCI
PSYCH 103 Pleasure and Pain. NS SW SCI
RUSS 155/155W Keys to Russian Literature. RL ET LIT
RUSS 244/244W Russian and East European Film and Media. AP ET
SOC 101 General Introduction to Sociology. SS IS
SOC 103 Sociology of American Life. CV US USED
SOC 211 Ethnic and Racial Relations. SS US USED
SOC 212H Sociological Analysis. SS SW SCI
SOC 215 Sociology of Education. SS US IS
SOC 222 Social Welfare as a Social Institution. CV US USED
SPAN 41 Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature in Translation. RL LIT
SPAN 45/45W Hispanic Civilization. CV WC WCGI
SPAN 47 Hispanic Film in English Translation. AP
SPAN 51 Hispanic-Jewish Literature in Translation. RL WC LIT
SPAN 53/53W/53H Don Quixote in Translation. RL ET PI LIT
SPAN 60 Hispanic Literature and Culture in the United States. RL US LIT
URBST 101 Urban Issues: Poverty and Affluence. SS US USED
URBST 102 Making the City Work: Delivery of Public Services. US
URBST 103 Urban Diversity. SS US USED
URBST 105 Urban Politics. SS US USED
URBST 107 Immigrant Communities in Queens. SS US
URBST 113/113W Urban Subcultures and Life Styles.
Urban Subcultures and Lifestyles.
URBST 117 Introduction to Urban Education. US
URBST 132 Health Services and Policy. US
URBST 151 Neighborhoods in the City and Suburbs. US
URBST 202 Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration. US
URBST 204 Women in the City. US
URBST 205/205W Urban Cultural Diversity. US
URBST 207 Development of the American City. US
URBST 210 Urban Social Movements. US
URBST 212 Religion and Politics in Urban Society. US
URBST 214 Urban Religious Movements. US
URBST 216 Immigration in Metropolitan New York. US
URBST 221 Making Public Policy. US
URBST 223 Introduction to Public Administration. US
URBST 225 Urban Criminal Justice System. US
URBST 226 Drugs and Criminal Justice. US
URBST 227 Law and Urban Society. US
URBST 228 Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice. US
URBST 232 Health Policy-Making. US
URBST 233 Aids and Public Policy. US
URBST 235 Urban Epidemics: Tb to Aids. US
URBST 237 Social Welfare Policy. US
URBST 240 Labor Unions and Industrial Relations. US
URBST 243 Public Management. US
URBST 244 Human Resource Management. US
URBST 245/245W The Urban Economy. US
URBST 246 Human Resource and Law. US
URBST 247 Race, Ethnicity, and Public Policy. US
URBST 252 The Changing Urban Environment. US
URBST 254/254W Urban Transport.
Urban Transportation.
URBST 256 Land-Use Planning. US
URBST 257 Public Budgeting. US
URBST 310/310W Community Organization and Advocacy.
Community Organization.