Spring 2013 Welcome Letter
Dear new students,
Welcome to NYU! I want to congratulate you on your acceptance to NYU's International Education Program. We look forward to your joining us.
A full time course load during your first semester consists of three or four courses (a total of 12-15 credits). A total of 12 credits, or 3 of the required courses, which are 4 credits each, meet the full-time course load requirements for student loans, scholarships, and visas. Alternately, you can take 2 required courses for 8 credits and two electives for 6 credits (a total of 14 credits). There are five required International Education courses that all students must take as part of the program, and most students take all five courses during their first two semesters. We will be offering three of the required courses during the Spring semester and three of them during the Fall semester.
For your first semester of study in the spring, you should register for:
- INTE-GE 2025 Comparative Studies of Socialization (4 credits) – Hosay
- INTE-GE 2007 Comparative Education I: Qualitative Analysis (4 credits) – Magno
- INTE-GE 2008 Comparative Education II: Quantitative Analysis (4 credits) – Pop-Eleches
All of the required courses consist of a lecture once a week, which is taught by a core member of the faculty, and a small recitation section or workshop that meets one hour a week and is taught by a Teaching Assistant or an Instructor. Your enrollment in these courses is guaranteed during the first two semesters of study. You must register both for the large lecture class and a discussion section for each of the core courses.
In addition to the courses above, you should enroll in one or two additional elective courses for an additional 3-6 credits. The following electives are offered by our program in spring 2013:
- INTE-GE 2819 International Ethics: Rights Responsibilities Obligations - Moran
- INTE-GE 2812 Cross Cultural Education for the Global Economy - Spielman
- INTE-GE 3801 Research in International Ed I - Hosay
- SOED-GE 2163 Soc Of Higher Ed - Hammack
- SOED-GE 3030 Classical Social Theory – Arcilla
- SOED-GE 2373 Gender & Inequality: The Role of Schools – Alperstein
- PHED-GE 2003 Philosophy of Ed: Theories & Methods – Arcilla
Elective courses are designed to be much smaller than the core courses, and while all students will be able to enroll in one of the courses, enrollment in each course is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have a particular interest in one of the electives, you should be sure to register early. If the course you are interested in is already closed, you can contact the professor to be placed on a waiting list.
For a full list of courses, visit: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/humsocsci/international/courses/spring2013.
Please email Letizia La Rosa, firstname.lastname@example.org, our senior student advisor, with your tentative spring course list so that she can approve your schedule and clear you for registration. For any immediate issues regarding spring registration, you can contact Letizia La Rosa (212) 992-9408 or email@example.com to make an appointment. New Student Orientation will be held on Tuesday, January 29 from 9:00am-12:00pm in Kimball Hall, 246 Greene Street, 3rd floor. All new students are required to attend this orientation, during which you will receive information about program requirements, internships, and the degree process. You will meet with the program faculty and advisors, as well as with the second year students.
Information about housing at the University is available on the following Website: http://www.nyu.edu/housing/. You can find information about financial aid at http://www.nyu.edu/financial.aid/. We also maintain a list of internship sites that may be of interest on the International Education Website under the heading "internships." You can connect with current MA students in our program by joining our facebook group: NYU International Education Graduate Program.
I look forward to meeting you.
Director, International Education