UG Course Announcements For Fall 2011

Growing up in America: Communities, Families, Youth Culture, and Education  SOED-UE 21 Class #15387

This course engages students in the study of “growing up in America” through histories of families, schools, communities, and youth culture. The seminar also asks students to consider race, gender, and sexuality as key categories of historical and sociological analysis. Topics include, but are not limited to, studies on interracial relations, dating and courting, women’s experiences in education, race and beauty pageants, Gay men’s friendships, and the impacts of sex education. While this course is offered through the Sociology of Education program at Steinhardt, it is designed to be of interest to students of history, social studies education, American studies, gender studies, cultural studies, and other related disciplines.  Open to all undergraduate students in all programs and schools.

For further questions and copy of the syllabus, e-mail: John Palella,

This Praxis course will explore avant-garde movements in Paris, focusing on the relationship between theory and artistic practice.  Through studio and museum visits, reading, and films, students will gain a deeper understanding of the intersections of art and theory in French culture.  These investigations will provide the context for students to create a cohesive body of studio work during their time in France.  As an added bonus students will work and have class at a large atelier at the Sorbonne, interacting with art students and faculty. Visit for more info

Introduction to Communicative Sciences and Disorders CSCD-UE 17 Class #2935

This course is designed to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to answer initial questions about the basis of communication, the causes and characteristics of communication disorders across the lifespan, and the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology.  For example, how do children develop normal speech and language?  What anatomy and physiology is relevant and necessary for normal communication?  How can communication become impaired after neurological damage? What are some examples of communication disorders that can occur throughout the lifespan?  What makes them disorders?  The role of speech language pathologists and audiologists in evaluation and treatment of communication disorders in both pediatric and adult settings will be explored as will the interdisciplinary nature of their work with teachers, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists and medical professionals.  Open to all undergraduate students; no departmental consent required.

Science of Language CSCD-UE 1045

LGBT Topics in Education: Identities, Coming Out and Current Issues in Schools  SOED-UE 1050 Class# 14508

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00 – 3:15 pm  All undergraduate students from all schools are welcome to enroll in this course.

This course focuses on LGBT experiences and the ways in which LGBT young people experience school. The course is designed to help students develop vocabulary and a general understanding of LGBT identities, particularly as these identities are depicted through sexual identity development models and popular coming out narratives. The course also asks students to apply social theory to coming out narratives to gain a critical perspective on how LGBT identities are produced. Students will examine how schools have responded to issues relating to sexual and gender diversity. The course pays particular attention to obstacles to, and potential solutions for creating inclusive educational environments for LGBT people. In light of the past year’s spate of LGBT youth tragedies, the course will examine current issues including schools’ responses to bullying and the creation of additional support mechanisms for LGBT youth in schools. Please contact the course instructor, Maggie Fay (, with any questions.

Graduate Course Announcement for Fall 2011

Advanced Qualitative Methods Course
Course # RESCH-GE.2147 Fieldwork: Data Collection      Class # 2439
Fall 2011, Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:40 p.m. Prof. Lisa M. Stulberg 
This course is the first in a two-part sequence on fieldwork. This first semester focuses on data collection. This includes a focus on gaining access to a field site, selecting a case, matching a research question with a methodology, and the nuts and bolts of taking and writing fieldnotes. The course is designed primarily for doctoral students who would like training in this method for their dissertation work.RESCH-GE 2140 Approaches/Qualitative Inquiry  (formerly E10.2140) is a prerequisite for this course.

Please feel free to contact Lisa Stulberg at if you have any questions about the course.

Faculty Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Panel!

Want to hear more about the Peace Corps experience from people who have actually been there? Join a panel of NYU professors to hear about their experiences abroad and how Peace Corps affected their lives and careers!
•    Professor Jonathan Zimmerman, RPCV Nepal
•    Professor Bridget O’Connor, RPCV Afghanistan
•    Professor Heidi White, RPCV Poland
Where?:         NYU Wasserman Center (133 E 13th Street, 2nd Floor)
When?:          Tuesday, April 12th @ 7:00pm
Questions?:   Contact NYU’s Peace Corps recruiter: Caitlin Gokey (RPCV Namibia, 2005 – 2008) at or (212) 998-4748

Peace Corps Volunteers work in over 70 countries worldwide in areas such as education, youth and community development,
agriculture and environmental education, health and HIV/AIDS education, business development, and information technology.
Peace Corps Volunteers must be 18 years of age and a US citizen.

Take A Break from Thinking About Finals — Fall Registration Starts 4/26

If you haven’t registered for Summer courses, this is your chance to try out NYU’s new Albert! We encourage you to go online, search for courses, and as you see ones that you’re interested in taking in the Fall term, put them in your Shopping Cart! This is also a great way to find out if you need any special consent to register for courses, make sure that you’ve been cleared by your advisor or resolve any issues before registration begins.

Check out these online guides if you need a little help: Albert Course Search Help & Albert Registration  Help

Conversations of Color Thursday, April 14th, 12:30-1:45 pm

Please join us for Conversations of Color on Thursday, April 14th, 12:30-1:45 pm, Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 3rd floor lounge.  
The goal of Conversations of Color is to provide a forum for students, faculty and administrators to meet and talk about issues of diversity.  


Conversations of Color is sponsored by the NYU Steinhardt office of Student Affairs

Diversity Career Expo on FRIDAY, APRIL 8th FROM 12-2PM

RSVP for the Diversity Career Expo on FRIDAY, APRIL 8th FROM 12-2PM at NYU’s Wasserman Center for Career Development! Network and learn about organizations that value diverse candidates and promote recruiting initiatives for a more inclusive workforce.
Employers and Professionals will be present, so remember to dress for success (business casual recommended). Bring a resume, ask for ways to follow up with each individual you meet (business card or website info), and be prepared to practice your personal pitch (share your story).

To RSVP, log in to NYU CareerNet and see the "Events" tab (

*Co-sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, Gentlemen of Quality, BSU, and the NYU
LGBTQ Student Center.

Faces, Places and Tastes – Apartment/Roommate Remix

Thursday April 14th, 4:30PM – 6:30PM
Palladium Multipurpose Room, 140 East 14th Street, 3rd Floor
Need an apartment? Looking for a roommate? Join us at the Apartments & Roommates Remix and maybe you will find the face or place of your dreams! If not, you will enjoy the special Remix Menu of treats we’ve prepared! We’ll also share tips for finding an apartment in the city, and advise you on the challenges of roommate living and learning in the real world! Co-sponsored by the Student Resource Center’s Office of Graduate Student Life, Off-Campus Services and Office of International Students and Scholars. Oh, and treats will be served! Questions? Email

Publicize Your Work in the Steinhardt Newsletter!

Dear Steinhardt Student,

For Steinhardt’s final newsletter this year, we will be running a column called, ‘Student Achievement and Community Service." In this column, we will list prestigious awards, publications, art exhibits, music performances, and community service by our students. If you are interested in having your work publicized, write to Debra Weinstein (, describing the nature of your work in a brief paragraph. Be sure to include your name, your year of graduation, and your current program. You may also include a photo with your email. 

We are also looking for that stories that reflect the depth and breadth of our academic, research, and community experiences at home and abroad. We welcome all ideas in this area, and hope you will take a minute to look at our site to read some of the essays. Here is an example from a past graduation newsletter:

The deadline for submission is April 5, 2011. Please write "Steinhardt Graduation Issue" in your subject line.

Grad Students: Looking for a place to do your work? Bobst Library has a variety of spaces to fit your needs.

Please see our guide to locate a space that matches your preferred research environment:  Be sure to check out our reservable graduate collaborative rooms. These rooms come in a variety of sizes, from small 1-2 person rooms, to 4-6 person rooms, to rooms that hold 10-12. To reserve a graduate collaborative room, please go here:

*NOW AVAILABLE: Seats in the Bobst Dissertation Writers’ Rooms: These rooms offer shared, quiet office space and are available to PhD students with approved dissertation topics. When subscribers arrive, they simply choose one of the numerous desks and work as long as they wish. Each room includes 10 partitioned desks, available on a first-come basis. Amenities include your own personal Moby (mobile storage cabinet), and state-of-the-art ergonomic furniture, including Aeron chairs and single seating tables and wireless.

We use a lottery system to assign subscribers to these rooms. To sign up for the lottery, go to this link:

More information about Dissertation Writers’ Rooms can be found here:

The NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group

First Fridays Doctoral Research Colloquium + IRB Review

Attention Steinhardt Doctoral Students:

This is a reminder that our April First Fridays Doctoral Research Colloquium is scheduled for Friday, April 1st from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Pless Hall Lounge.

Our April 1st meeting will feature Professor Christopher Hoadley from Educational Communication & Technology, along with doctoral student Gabriela Richard. The research presentation will be followed by an IRB review and question and answer session with Professor Terry Astuto and Dean Perry N. Halkitis.

If you haven’t already done so, please send an email to Nancy Hall to RSVP. April 1 is the last First Fridays session of the year so we hope to see you there. As always, lunch will be served!