Upper Level Courses

Macaulay students take most of the courses related to their major at their CUNY home campus, including high-level and honors courses. In addition, they take a set of four required seminar courses created just for them. These seminars are designed to develop leadership and critical thinking skills of Macaulay scholars.

Macaulay also creates other challenging and unique courses for its students: some designed to address academic topics of interest to our students, others to provide a forum for students to learn from highly-regarded visiting professors.

Seminar 4: Shaping the Future of New York—Focus: Understanding the City through Data Analysis

Analysis of the ongoing interplay of social, economic, and political forces that shape New York City.

Instructor: Katherine St. John
Offered by Lehman College
Thursdays 5:30-8:10pm

Medical Ethics and the Movies

This upper division seminar considers major debates in bioethics in light of recent scholarship in medical humanities, disability studies, and gender studies.

Instructor: Elizabeth Reis
Offered by Macaulay Honors College
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 8:00pm

Media Marketing

The course involves producing multiple aspects of the CUNY Film Festival in 2016.

Instructors: Robert Small, Jon Ehrenberg
Offered by Lehman College
Thursdays 4:30-8:00pm

The Sixties in New York, Revisited

This will be an immersive journey through the long, strange trip of the 1960s, concentrating on the central role played by New York City, and relating it back to modern day.

Offered by Macaulay Honors College
Mondays, 5:30 – 8:10pm

The Purpose, Practice, and Politics of Science

For students majoring as well as not majoring in the natural sciences,  an exploration of the scientific enterprise from a variety of perspectives.

Instructor: Harold Varmus
Offered by Macaulay Honors College
Mondays, 6:00 – 8:40pm


The Rule of Law, Democracy and the Role of Context

This course will explore ideas about the rule of law and democracy from various international perspectives.

Instructor: Uday Mehta
Offered by Macaulay Honors College
Tuesdays, 9:00 – 11:40am

What is Life? Introduction to Life Sciences

This course will tell the story about the physical, chemical and biological basis of life.

Instructor: David Jeruzalmi
Offered by Macaulay Honors College
Mondays, 5:30 – 8:10pm