Humanities and Social Sciences Registration Instructions

Summer/Fall 2024

Information about all the courses in Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) can be found at the following locations:

Class schedule for both Summer and Fall

Student Self-Service

Important information for students registering for HSS 3: The Making of Modern Society:

HSS 3 involves both a one-hour in-person lecture on Mondays from 10:00 to 11:00 AM in the Rose Auditorium and any one of the two-hour synchronous discussion sections.

Closed courses and sections cannot be overloaded. Faculty do not have the authority to add additional students to closed sections or courses. Please see the HSS Academic Advisor, Professor Ninad Pandit ( if a schedule conflict cannot otherwise be resolved.

Students may not register for more than one HSS elective without permission from the HSS Academic Advisor Professor Ninad Pandit. An exception is made for all seniors who must take electives to fulfill degree requirements and students in the School of Art, who may register for two HTA electives without special permissions from the HSS Academic Advisor.

  • 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.