Humanities and Social Sciences Registration Instructions

Fall 2014

Information about all courses in Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) is available in the HSS office (room 327 of 41 CS).  Course descriptions can also be found here and a class schedule can be found here. Information is also available via WebAdvisor.

Students interested in courses at Eugene Lang College, including foreign language courses, should see Professor Sayres on the first day of classes of the Fall semester.

In exceptional cases, the dean or the academic advisor may grant permission to take humanities and social science courses outside of The Cooper Union during the summer months.  Please see Professor Sayres or Dean Germano for further information.

Important information for students registering for HSS3 (The Making of Modern Society): HSS3 involves both a one hour lecture on Mondays from 11-11:50 and any one of several two-hour discussion sections.  All students must register for both the lecture and a discussion section.

Closed courses and sections cannot be overloaded.  Faculty do not have authority to add additional students to closed sections or courses.  Please see Professor Sayres or Dean Germano if a schedule conflict cannot otherwise be resolved.

Students may not register for more than one elective without permission from the HSS Advisor or HSS Dean.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.