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Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion

  • Expresses Complex Ideas
  • Debates Conflicting Perspectives
  • Provides Historic Contexts

These courses explore life’s greatest questions by discussing classic and modern philosophers, psychology, and world religions. They develop skills to express complex ideas, challenge orthodoxy, and expose underlying assumptions.

This semester, study in-person or from anywhere in the world from the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Comparative Religion: From Christianity to Confucianism

Gain a basic understanding of the beliefs and practices of the world’s major religions.

2024 Fall
1 section

Political Thought and Life: From Plato to Climate Change

Political theory is often viewed as overly philosophical, abstract, and inapplicable to contemporary life. Our goal in this course will be to...

2024 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

The Private and the Public

Explore the relationship between the individual and society, ethics and politics, and various forms of government.

Religion and Literature: From the Bible to James Baldwin

Register for this Spring 2024 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website. The Hungarian critic Georg Lukács said...