B. Elective Nontechnical Courses

(9–11 points of credit)

The following course listing by department specifies the Columbia College, Barnard, or Columbia Engineering courses that either fulfill or do not fulfill the nontechnical requirement.

(Professional, workshop, lab, project, scientific, studio, music instruction, and master’s-level professional courses do not satisfy the 27-point nontechnical requirement.)

AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES: All courses

AMERICAN STUDIES: All courses

ANCIENT STUDIES: All courses

ANTHROPOLOGY:
All courses in sociocultural anthropology
All courses in archaeology except field work
No courses in biological/physical anthropology [V1010, V1011, W3204, V3940, G4147-G4148, W4200, G4700]

ARCHITECTURE: No courses

ART HISTORY AND ARCHEOLOGY: All courses

ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES: All courses

ASTRONOMY: No courses

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES: No courses

BUSINESS: No courses

CHEMISTRY: No courses

CLASSICS: All courses

COLLOQUIA: All courses

COMPARATIVE ETHNIC STUDIES: All courses 

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND SOCIETY: All courses

COMPUTER SCIENCE: No courses

CREATIVE WRITING: All courses (This is an exception to the workshop rule.)

DANCE: All courses except performance classes

DRAMA AND THEATRE ARTS: All courses except workshops, rehearsal, or performance classes, THTR BC2120 Technical production, THTR BC3135 Set design, and THTR BC3134 Lighting design

EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES: No courses

EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURE: All courses

ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY: No courses except EEEB W4321 or W4700

ECONOMICS: All courses except
W3025 Financial economics
W3211 Intermediate microeconomics
W3213 Intermediate macroeconomics
W3412 Introduction to econometrics
W4020 Economics of uncertainty and information
W4211 Advanced microeconomics
W4213 Advanced macroeconomics
W4251 Industrial organization
W4280 Corporate finance
W4412 Advanced econometrics
W4415 Game theory
W4911 Seminar in microeconomics
W4913 Seminar in macroeconomics
W4918 Seminar in econometrics
BC1003 Introduction to economic reasoning
(equivalent to ECON W1105)
BC1007 Mathematical methods for economics
BC2411 Statistics for economics
BC3014 Entrepreneurship
BC3018 Econometrics
BC3033 Intermediate macroeconomic theory
BC3035 Intermediate microeconomic theory
BC3038 International money and finance

EDUCATION: All courses

ENGINEERING: Only
BMEN E4010 Ethics for biomedical engineers
EEHS E3900 History of telecommunications

ENGLISH AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: All courses

FILM STUDIES: All courses except lab courses and
W3850 Senior seminar in screenwriting
W4005 The film medium: script analysis

FRENCH AND ROMANCE PHILOLOGY: All courses

GERMANIC LANGUAGES: All courses

GREEK: All courses

HISTORY: All courses

HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE: All courses

HUMAN RIGHTS: All courses 

ITALIAN: All courses

JAZZ STUDIES: All courses

LATIN: All courses

LATINO STUDIES: All courses

LINGUISTICS: All courses except CLLN W4202

MATHEMATICS: No courses

MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES: All courses

MIDDLE EASTERN AND ASIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURES: All courses

MUSIC: All courses except performance courses, instrument instruction courses, and workshops

PHILOSOPHY: All courses except
F1401 Introduction to logic
V3411 Symbolic logic
W4137 Nonclassical logics
G4431 Introduction to set theory
G4424 Modal logic
CSPH W4801 Mathematical logic I
CSPH G4802 Incompleteness results in logic
Courses in logic

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: No courses

PHYSICS: No courses

POLITICAL SCIENCE: All courses except
W3220 Logic of collective choice
W3704 Data analysis and statistics for political science research
W3720 Scope and methods
W4209 Game theory and political theory
W4210 Research topics in game theory
W4291 Advanced topics in quantitative research
W4292 Advanced topics in quantitative research
W4360 Math methods for political science
W4365 Design and analysis of sample surveys
W4368 Experimental research: design, analysis and interpretation
W4910 Principles of quantitative political research
W4911 Analysis of political data
W4912 Multivariate political analysis

PSYCHOLOGY: Only
W1001 The science of psychology
W2235 Thinking and decision making
W2240 Human communication
W2280 Introduction to developmental psychology
W2610 Introduction to personality
W2620 Abnormal behavior
W2630 Social psychology
W2640 Introduction to social cognition
W2680 Social and personality development
W3615 Children at risk
W3630 Seminar in social cognition

RELIGION: All courses

SLAVIC LANGUAGES: All courses

SOCIOLOGY: All courses except
SOCI W3020 Social Statistics

SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE: All courses

SPEECH: No courses

STATISTICS: No courses

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: No courses

URBAN STUDIES: All courses

VISUAL ARTS: No more than one course, which must be at the 3000-level or higher (This is an exception to the workshop rule.)

WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES: All courses