Academic Programs

Academic programs in the Arts and Humanities are firmly rooted in the best traditions of a liberal arts curriculum but they approach this curriculum from new intellectual perspectives.

Courses are shaped around a deep commitment to global frameworks of understanding, and, where appropriate, they present, examine, and discuss the history, theory, and practice of the arts together rather than separately.

These approaches are a distinguishing characteristic of the Arts and Humanities at NYU Abu Dhabi and they signal a belief in both an ethics and a disciplinary inventiveness suited to the contemporary world.

Courses instill an awareness of the global interconnectedness of human values and of the need for communication and respect between cultures; courses also enable students to deepen their understanding of Middle Eastern history and culture.

Undergraduate Programs

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