help with choosing classes

<p>to any current nyu kids:
so i will be a freshman at stern next year and im just wondering what kind of schedule would be best (doable workload etc, especially as it is my 1st semester)</p>

<p>I'm basically for sure taking both:
1. Microeconomics
2. Writing the Essay</p>

<p>but unsure about my math class and either texts and ideas (previously conversations of the west) OR cultures and contexts (previously world cultures)</p>

<p>so with math i feel like i may just take calc 1, but i'm kind of toying with the idea of taking linear algebra. i took calc ab (scored 5) my junior year, and i took bc (scored hopefully a 5) this year, so i guess that makes me eligible for calc 1, calc 2, or linear algebra. do a lot of people take linear algebra? or is that unusual? should i just take calc 1 and make my life easier?</p>

<p>i basically assume writing the essay and either texts and ideas or cultures and contexts will probably be the most work intensive classes. does anyone have any insight to what a better combination would be? wte/texts and ideas OR wte/cultures and contexts, or would it be basically the same amount of work?</p>

<p>any help would be much appreciated!</p>

<p>for your first semester, DO NOT BE OVERCONFIDENT and try to take something "challenging". just take either calc 1 or calc 2. </p>

<p>why? because you'll be adjusting to college AND discovering new york city at the same time. it'll be hard enough to adjust to the freedoms of "OMG NYC!!!!1111" and still do all of your work. you can always take linear algebra later or over the summer, if you wish.</p>

<p>Some advice from I received from a rising NYU sophomore: Don't take WTE and Text & Ideas in the same semester.</p>

<p>Don't text WTE, World Cultures, or Conwest in the same semester if possible. </p>

<p>I wouldn't go straight into linear for a 1st semester freshman, maybe try for calc 2 if you are confident in yourself. No one has a true measure of your math abilities besides you.</p>

<p>I would maybe go with:
1. Microecon
2. WTE/World Cultures/Conwest
3. Nat Sci
4. Calc 2/Statistics</p>

<p>I think it would be good for you to fit statistics in there. Having one Stern course will get you familiar with the school's rooms and layouts plus you will meet a lot of other Sternies (woohoo for networking :D).</p>

<p>Some recommendations for professors would be:
WTE - David Ellis, really nice guy, it's a heavy course but he helps you and isn't that harsh of a grader as long as you hand your work in on time and try.</p>

<p>Nat Sci - How Things Work with Andre Adler, he's kind of funny, he basically told everyone that he understands everyone sees this as a requirement and don't take it seriously, he gives a chance to gain extra credit through clicker questions every lecture and gives out notes, homeworks are ridiculously easy online submissions once a week, 2 exams all multiple choice, the labs are also really easy</p>

<p>Conwest - Antiquities and the 19th century with Frederich Ulfers, he is a pretty old professor, really nice but 80% of the class is usually asleep</p>

<p>World Cultures - A lot of my friends hated the other areas of world cultures. I took world cultures japan and it was actually pretty interesting and not that intensive. I'm not sure if it's available but if you are into anime and japanese culture post wwII then look into it.</p>

<p>Just from reading the above posts... since incoming freshmen must (?) take WTE for an entire semester (?), we are allowed to push Texts & Ideas and Cultures & Contexts to later semesters?</p>

<p>@AoDay
Are you saying just for floridaorngjuice not to take WTE, World Cultures, or Conwest in the same semester? Or anyone?</p>

<p>I was considering taking WTE and Context & Cultures Egypt (former World Cultures) my first semester. Mistake?</p>

<p>It's just that all 3 of those courses involve lots of reading and writing. With WTE it's typically writing about 3 pages while heavily analyzing say a 7 page essay. Getting all the emotional secrets and what not out of it then introducing your own ideas. With WC you typically have to read maybe 50-200 pages depending on the professor, and depending on the professor you may have to do weekly writing responses on them. With Conwest there wasn't a lot of writing each lecture for me at least, but you end up buying like 10 different philosophical texts and they are reallllllly heavy readings. Although I didn't read any of them...</p>

<p>I took WTE and World Cultures japan in the same semester, it wasn't that bad but that was because my World Cultures class was much more easy going than that of my friends. If you are going to take a combination of any of the 3 make sure you get good professors.</p>

<p>Isn't cultures and contexts compulsory for all stern freshman?</p>

<p>I mean to say don't stern freshmen HAVE to choose between texts and ideas or cultures and contexts? It's a requirement right?</p>

<p>I think so. The website says we HAVE to take either WTE OR C&C, and either Text & Ideas OR Cultures & Context during our first semester. I think is to get the MAP classes done sooner so that we can focus on the Stern Core starting our sophomore year.</p>

<p>They might have changed the requirements when they changed the course names and content, because there definitely were not such requirements before.</p>

<p>I have a question :( I am at Tisch but i want to double major in Cas too :( when do i fill out the form? i am soo confused :( is there a counsellor that i can talk to???? when i get there?? and also ToT this might sound dumb... but do u use a given pin number to go on albert and just chose the courses that we want to and it will automatically arrange it for us? the date and time? or do we have to make sure it works out ~ :( and if we do then where do we find this course time date... omg i am soo confused :( by the sth meet 4 monday nights for the sth art in the world.. in my tisch hand out it just lists very confusing time and some are only offer to certain residential hall?? what is that... = - = .. period so i was hoping if anyone can tell me that if computer does this for us ...</p>

<p>Well what do you make of this, AoDay? [url=<a href="http://w4.stern.nyu.edu/uc/newstudent/freshmen.cfm?doc_id=100136%5DFreshmen%5B/url"&gt;http://w4.stern.nyu.edu/uc/newstudent/freshmen.cfm?doc_id=100136]Freshmen[/url&lt;/a&gt;]
The way I read it, it comes across that we have to have those course on our schedules next fall semester.</p>

<p>@ Ohboi Yea it definitely sounds like there are certain requirements for Fall 2010 Freshmen, you could always talk to your adviser though.</p>

<p>@ kawaii7
Double</a> Majors: Tisch School of the Arts at NYU
The end of the first paragraph says that the application should be completed after your freshman year. You will have an academic adviser who you can schedule appointments and talk to him about anything. There is no pin number to log on to albert, you log on to NYUhome and then go to the academics tab, and then click on student login.</p>

<p>The courses do not automatically work themselves out...I don't even know how that would be possible. You go to course status under the registration tab. Enter in the course subject, course level as undergraduate, increase # of sections to highest and search. It will list all sections, lecture times etc.</p>

<p>After that I have absolutely no clue what you are saying.</p>

<p>thankz alot :) i just have 3 more questions
1) when are each student assigned with a student advisor?
2) when can i see the list of courses for undergraduate :) cuz i only see graduate
3) THe bill for NYu, does it come after i register for classes and will the bill cover
a) the rest of housing fees * not including deposit*
b) my course fees
c)the health insurance fees , i am an international student from Canada</p>

<p>Thankz :) alot~</p>

<p>1.) You typically meet with an adviser during your first week I believe.
2.) You should be able to see the undergraduate courses. If not through albert then through here NYU</a> > University Registrar > Course Search > Class Schedule Search
3.) The bill will come after you register for classes, it will include housing fees, and health insurance fees. I'm not really sure what you mean by course fees but the bill usually includes everything granted you did everything in a timely manner.</p>

<p>On Albert and the Class Schedule Search it says that some classes are Closed. How can that be if course registration hasn't even begun yet? Are just labeled closed to reserve them for freshmen?</p>

<p>I really want to take CULTURES & CONTEXTS: EGYPT OF THE PHARAOHS, but all the sections say they are closed...</p>

<p>Ohboi: Most of the MAP courses and sections that say "closed" are not really closed, they are on reserve for Freshman Summer Orientation. It's my understanding that they hold a set number of spots in each class/section for each of the orientation sessions so that students who attend the later sessions are not at a disadvantage. Some of the classes that are commonly taken by sophomores and upperclassmen who have procrastinated may actually have a section or two that are full though.</p>

<p>Ohh, thank you!!
I got really disappointed for a minute.</p>

<p>If anyone is trying to figure out what Stern/Liberal Core classes they should take, I am starting to put a list together:</p>

<p><a href="https://files.nyu.edu/vg624/public/map.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://files.nyu.edu/vg624/public/map.html&lt;/a> </p>

<p>Take a look!</p>