The NYU Animal Studies minor draws from courses in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to provide students with a wide range of options to choose from – from biology and environmental science to art and literary studies, from sociology and anthropology to ethics, law, and policy. This minor can be combined with any major and will help students develop strengths in a variety of academic and professional fields. The NYU Animal Studies minor is one of only very few opportunities in the country to incorporate animal studies into a college degree.
NYU Animal Studies faculty members are happy to provide guidance to interested students. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
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To complete a minor in Animal Studies, students must receive a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in four of the following 4-point courses (16 points)*.
- Animals and Society (ANST-UA 200/ENVST-UA 610/SOC-UA 970)
- Primate Communication (ANST-UA 257/ANTH-UA 59)
- Introduction to Marine Ecology and Conservation (ANST-UA 323/ENVST-UA 323)
- Making Art in the Anthropocene (ANST-UA 393/AHSEM-UA 193/ENVST-UA 593/THEAT-UT 801)
- Ethics and Animals (ANST-UA 400)
- Animal Minds (ANST-UA 410)
- Food, Animals, and the Environment (ANST-UA 440/ENVST-UA 440)
- Literature and the Environment (ANST-UA 475/ENVST-UA 675)
- Animals and Public Policy (ANST-UA 500/ENVST-UA 630)
- Topics in Animal Studies (ANST-UA 600)
- Primate Behavioral Ecology (ANTH-UA 54)
- Comparative Biology of Living Primates (ANTH-UA 56)
- Prehistoric Art and Symbolic Evolution (ANTH-UA 212)
- Texts and Ideas: Topics—Animal Humans or Of Beasts and Books (CORE-UA 400)
- Topics in Performance Studies: Animal Rites (DRLIT-UA 301)
- Animals, People, and Those in Between (ITPG-UT 2746)
*Note that only a selection of these courses are normally offered every year. Please refer to the ongoing schedule for courses available for registration.
You are also eligible to take AS MA classes for the minor with permission of instructor.