History

  • Taught by Renowned Historians
  • Explores the Impact of the Past on the Present
  • Examines Political and Economic Systems

In order to understand today’s challenges and conflicts, one must examine the causes and contexts that have created these crises. These courses offer perspective on the ways in which colonization, empire building, and great nation conflicts of the 20th century and earlier have had a lasting impact on today’s world. Additional courses examine the evolution of today’s political and economic systems into their present form.

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

An Introduction to the Culture and Structure of the Islamic World

This course will look at Islam’s cultural diversity, touch on its history, and give an overview of Islam today by comparing its main schools.

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Spies at War: Fact vs. Fiction

Register for this Fall 2022 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website. World War II was a critical challenge...

2022 Fall
1 section

The United States: The World's Liberal Hegemon, But Why?

Register for this Fall 2022 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website. The United States is seen by its...

2022 Fall
1 section

Politics and Leadership in a Changing Middle East

Register for this Fall 2022 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website. This course will look at the historical and...

2022 Fall
1 section

Human Rights and Development

A rights-based approach to development has become increasingly central in explaining and addressing the underlying issues related to economic,...

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Background and History of Organized Crime

This course will look at the organization and structure of mafia groups using several case studies. Students will use conceptual frameworks and...

A Holistic Look at Iran: Economics, Religion, Politics, and More

Take a holistic look at the various aspects of Iran: environment, ethnolinguistic composition, religious proclivities, economics, and politics.

The US-Latin America Relationship: Past, Present, and Future

The United States’ relationship with Latin America has been and continues to be one of the most important and controversial relationships...

Critical Issues and Careers in Global Affairs

Thinking about grad school? Considering an impactful career in the global arena? Spend two weeks this summer in the heart of New York City...