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2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering
  Feb 23, 2018
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions

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A Brief Guide to Course Descriptions

Each program described in this catalog contains detailed descriptions of the courses offered within the program.

The first line gives the official course number for which students must register and the official course title. The letters indicate the discipline of the course and the first number of the official course numbers indicates the level of the course. The levels are as follows:

  • 1XXX - Freshman Level
  • 2XXX - Sophomore Level
  • 3XXX - Junior Level
  • 4XXX - Senior Level
  • 5XXX to 9XXX - Graduate level

Typically the last number of the course number indicates the number of credits. The breakdown of periods of the course is also listed.

When selecting a course for registration, the section of the course may include the following notations:

  • “LEC” - lecture section
  • “RCT” or “RC” - recitation section
  • “LAB” or “LB” - lab section

Additionally, any other letter or digit listed in the section will further identify the section and being liked to another section of the class with the same letter and/or digit combination. Further information on sections is available from academic advisers during registration periods.

The paragraph description briefly indicates the contents and coverage of the course. A detailed course syllabus may be available by request from the office of the offering department.

“Prerequisites” are courses (or their equivalents) that must be completed before registering for the described course. “Co-requisites” are courses taken concurrently with the described course.

The notation “Also listed…” indicates that the course is also given under the number shown. This means that two or more departments or programs sponsor the described course and that students may register under either number, usually the one representing the student’s major program. Classes are jointly delivered.



   •  PS-UY 9063 Human Cognition and Information Processing
   •  PS-UY 9073 Human-Computer Interaction
   •  PS-UY 9083 Research Methods
   •  PS-UY 9093 Experimental Psychology
   •  PS-UY 9103 Theories of Learning
   •  PS-UY 9113 Psychology of Language and Communication
   •  PS-UY 9123 Sensation and Perception
   •  PS-UY 9133 Physiological Psychology
   •  PS-UY 9153 Behavioral and Societal Aspects of Transportation
   •  PS-UY 9203 Seminar in Psychology
   •  PS-UY 9253 Social Impact Assessment
   •  PS-UY 9263 Environmental Psychology
   •  PS-UY 9283 Advanced Topics in Environmental Psychology


   •  RE-GY 9990 PhD Examination

Science and Technology

   •  STS-UY 1002 Introduction to Science and Technology Studies
   •  STS-UY 2004/W Science, Technology, and Society
   •  STS-UY 2214 Medical Ethics
   •  STS-UY 2224/W Science and Sexuality
   •  STS-UY 2244/W Magic, Medicine, and Science
   •  STS-UY 2264/W Addressing Public Policy Issues in the Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
   •  STS-UY 2314 It's About Time
   •  STS-UY 2354 Evolution
   •  STS-UY 2444/W History and Philosophy of Internet Technology
   •  STS-UY 2454/W Digital Humanities
   •  STS-UY 2464W Public Policy Issues in Telecommunications
   •  STS-UY 2604 Ethics and Engineering
   •  STS-UY 2614/W Science Fiction for Innovation
   •  STS-UY 2624/W The Rhetoric of Science
   •  STS-UY 2724 Dinosaurs: Resurrecting an Extinct Species
   •  STS-UY 2904 Special Topic in STS
   •  STS-UY 3004/W Seminar in Science and Technology Studies
   •  STS-UY 3013 Directed Study in STS
   •  STS-UY 3204/W Science and Difference
   •  STS-UY 3214 Science & Feminism
   •  STS-UY 3354 Brain, Behavior, and the Mind: The History and Development of Neuroscience
   •  STS-UY 3434/W Hypermedia in Context
   •  STS-UY 3624 Science and Technology in the Literary Sphere
   •  STS-UY 3904 Special Topic in STS
   •  STS-UY 3914 Independent Study in STS
   •  STS-UY 4003 Study Abroad
   •  STS-UY 4014 Capstone Project
   •  STS-UY 4034 Internship
   •  STS-UY 4401 Independent Study in Science and Technology Studies

Society, Environment and Globlization

   •  SEG-UY 291x Special Topics in Society, Environment and Globalization
   •  SEG-UY 391x Special Topics in Society, Environment and Globalization
   •  SEG-UY 491x Special Topics in Society, Environment and Globalization
   •  SEG-UY 2184/W Beyond Oil: Fueling Tomorrow's Vehicles
   •  SEG-UY 2194/W Writing About Nature and the Environment


   •  TR-GY 900X Readings in Transportation
   •  TR-GY 997X MS Thesis in Transportation
   •  TR-GY 999X PhD Dissertation in Transportation Planning and Engineering
   •  TR-GY 6011 Fundamental Concepts in Transportation
   •  TR-GY 6013 Fundamental Concepts in Transportation
   •  TR-GY 6021 Quantitative Analysis in Transportation
   •  TR-GY 6113 Forecasting Urban Travel Demand
   •  TR-GY 6211 Economic Analysis of Transportation Alternatives
   •  TR-GY 6223 Intelligent Transportation Systems and Their Applications
   •  TR-GY 6231 Transportation Planning Principles and Practice
   •  TR-GY 6313 Traffic Control and Signalization I
   •  TR-GY 6323 Traffic Control and Signalization II
   •  TR-GY 6333 Transportation and Traffic Concepts, Characteristics, and Studies
   •  TR-GY 6343 Traffic Operations & Control
   •  TR-GY 6403 Transportation and Traffic Project
   •  TR-GY 7033 Multimodal Transportation Safety
   •  TR-GY 7123 Management of Urban Traffic Congestion
   •  TR-GY 7133 Urban Public Transportation Systems
   •  TR-GY 7213 Transportation Management
   •  TR-GY 7223 Management of Transit Maintenance and Operations
   •  TR-GY 7233 Transportation Management
   •  TR-GY 7243 Intelligent Transportation Systems: Deployments and Technologies
   •  TR-GY 7323 Design of Parking and Terminal Facilities
   •  TR-GY 7343 Urban Freeways and Intercity Highways
   •  TR-GY 7353 Adaptive Control, Simulation, and Software
   •  TR-GY 8011 Special Topics in Transportation A
   •  TR-GY 8013 Selected Topics in Transportation I
   •  TR-GY 8021 Special Topics in Transportation B
   •  TR-GY 8023 Selected Topics in Transportation II

Urban Studies

   •  URB-UY 2024/W Design of Cities
   •  URB-UY 2034 Humans in the Urban Environment
   •  URB-UY 2044 Methods for Studying Urban Environments
   •  URB-UY 2054/W Introduction to Urban Policy
   •  URB-UY 2064 Introduction to Urban Planning
   •  URB-UY 2114 Geographic Information Systems
   •  URB-UY 2224 Natural Environment of New York City
   •  URB-UY 2234 Natural Environmental Catastrophes and Cities
   •  URB-UY 2334 Introduction to Environmental Sciences
   •  URB-UY 3014 Directed Study in SUE
   •  URB-UY 3034 Evidence-Based Design
   •  URB-UY 3113 Case Studies in Sustainability (Ancient Egypt and Mesoamerica)
   •  URB-UY 3214 Cities in Developing Countries
   •  URB-UY 3234 Planning for Healthy Cities
   •  URB-UY 3314 History and Design of Urban Parks
   •  URB-UY 3354 Urban Impact Assessment
   •  URB-UY 3834 Special Topics in Sustainable Urban Environments
   •  URB-UY 4014 Study Abroad
   •  URB-UY 4024 Capstone Project
   •  URB-UY 4034 Internship
   •  URB-UY 4443 Guided Readings in Sustainable Urban Environments

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