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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
System Requirements: The New School utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System and, occasionally, the Zoom video-conferencing platform for online classes. For further technical requirements in a specific course, instructors will provide relevant information in course syllabi.

Since flexibility is key to our online courses, all that students will need to access coursework is a modern computer with webcam and a stable internet connection. With these, students may participate fully in a course wherever in the world they may be. Many course elements may even be engaged from a smart-phone. 

To view specific technical requirements please reference these pages: 

Canvas Technical Requirements 

Zoom Technical Requirements


Class Delivery:
Higher education isn’t what it used to be—and neither is “traditional” classroom learning. In the 21st century, you can propel forward your learning goals and take advantage of technological advances that provide not only flexibility and customization, but a truly elevated learning experience. 

At The New School’s Open Campus, our online offerings are designed to offer a personalized, faculty-led, collaborative experience that focuses on achieving students’ goals. We offer the convenience of studying on your own schedule through an online platform while having industry experts engaging and guiding student progress every step of the way. 

Convenience and Flexibility

  • Like the rest of the university, each online course is uniquely and carefully created by faculty and offers a distinct and dedicated learning opportunity.

  • More than 200 online classes designed by experts and taught by The New School professors are available annually, which may be taken for degree credit or on a non-credit basis.

  • Online Learning students benefit from The New School’s global network, connecting them to a community of like-minded individuals across disciplines and backgrounds, enriching their experience and academic progression.

  • Our online courses follow our on-site classes—that are typically small in size to ensure personalized instruction and big on discussion. The seminar-style of teaching translates especially well to the Web, where every student can participate with ease.

  • Our online courses meet asynchronously—which means you can read materials, engage in discussions, watch videos, and participate in projects, blogs, wikis, and more any time of the day or night.

  • You will always have direct contact with your instructor and peers as you progress through discussions, projects, and open questions. Some courses even include synchronous class sessions online.
Teacher: Jennifer Scott

What you'll learn in this society class:

What do we learn about ourselves through genetics and genealogy? How does DNA connect with what we know about our identities, family ancestry and cultural heritage? This course explores the intersection between biology, culture, and history. In particular, we examine the evolving scientific and social classifications of race and human difference.

What you will learn
  • How certain racial distinctions emerged historically, such as: Caucasoid, Mongoloid, Negroid and mulatto, quadroon, octoroon or creole.
  • Critically examine the ways in which we dissect and quantify lineage – why we speak about our backgrounds, bloodlines, ethnic, racial and national make-ups in terms of percentages, fractions or measurable terms, why we use cultural tools, such as the census to “count” heritage, why we operated by “the one drop rule.”
  • Explore the “social narratives” or “social life of DNA,” the various ways in which genetics is used culturally and racially - as evidence to make legal claims or seek social justice, to anticipate wellness or disease, to determine social membership, pedigree or purity, or to re-construct identities.
  • Analyze the recent expansion, commercialization, and popularization of genetic analysis, most prominently exhibited in increased public DNA testing, as well as, in the widely-watched televisions programs, such as the American documentary series, Who Do You Think You Are?
  • Investigate the ways in which genetics is used to constitute family history, construct individual and group identities, and create community.
Benefits
  • Multidisciplinary approach to questions of race and biology.
  • Close investigation of anthropological, biological, sociological, historical, and literary works.
Important Notes:
  • This class is an asynchronous online course, meaning the content is on-demand and accessible to you at your own pace, but will still have direct instructor involvement.
  • Students will have weekly submission deadlines for assignments but can watch videos and work on assignments at their own pace. Students will have access to the Online Learning class within the period, anytime day or night.
  • If you have any questions about this please contact the CourseHorse support team via our "Contact Us" link at the top of this page.
This course is offered through Continuing Education at The New School. Students who have already created an online account at the New School should register for classes directly on NewSchool.edu/continuing-education/classes.
School Notes:

How to Get Your Newcard:

The Newcard will provide students with a host of additional benefits. In order to claim your New School ID, please visit our office, located at 72 Fifth Avenue, lower level. You will have to present another valid form of photo ID, like a driver's license or passport. Your name must be spelled the same way on your driver's license (or other form of ID) as it is in the New School database; any discrepancy will result in delays in issuing a card.

You may not receive your ID card in time before class. You can print a copy of your registration from my.newschool.edu (Academics Tab -> View Class Schedule and Locations) and present it to security with a photo ID in lieu of the ID card.

Once you receive your ID card you should go to accounts.newschool.edu to obtain your NetID using your N# which is on the ID card. Once you have your NetID you can reset your password. Then using your Net ID + Password, you can log into my.newschool.edu to view your class location, course schedule, and New School announcements.

Alternatively you can call the Reg office (212.229.5620) and they will give the N# to you over the phone after you answer some identifying questions.

Course locations may change up into the first week of classes. Students are usually asked to check their room location the day of or night before their first class. Usually when there is a location change after the first day of class the instructor will send out an email notifying all students on the roster. This is less likely to happen though.

You can also check a location by going to Class Meeting Locations (on www.newschool.edu/registrar, under the Related Links section on the lower right side of the page). You will need to know your subject's subject code or select all subject codes to search.

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Refund Policy

All refunds are subject to a $40 non-negotiable cancellation fee. You will then be refunded based on the remainder of the course fees paid & the following refund schedule:

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Below is a simplified Refund Schedule for Open Campus courses:


Part of Term 1 Classes that start in week 1

Course Length: 15 Week Classes 5/28/19 - 8/14/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

3/28/2019 | 6/3/2019 | 100% refund 

6/4/2019  | 6/10/2019 | 75% refund 

6/11/2019 | 6/17/2019 | 50% refund  

6/18/2019 | 6/24/2019 | 25% refund

6/25/2019 | 7/26/2019 |  0% refund


Part of Term 2 Classes that start in week 2

Course Length: 14 Week Classes 6/3/19 - 8/14/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

3/28/2019 | 6/8/2018 | 100% refund 

6/9/2018  | 6/14/2019 | 75% refund 

6/15/2019 | 6/20/2019 | 50% refund  

6/21/2019 | 6/26/2019 | 25% refund

6/27/2019 | 07/28/2019 |  0% refund


Part of Term 3 Classes that start in week 3

Course Length: 13 Week Classes 6/10/19 - 8/14/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

3/28/2019 | 6/15/2019 | 100% refund 

6/16/2019 | 6/21/2019 | 75% refund 

6/22/2019 | 6/27/2019 | 50% refund  

6/28/2019 | 7/3/2019 | 25% refund

7/4/2019 | 7/29/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 4 Classes that start in week 4

Course Length: 12 Week Classes 6/17/19 - 8/14/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

3/28/2019 | 6/21/2109 | 100% refund

6/22/2019 | 6/26/2019 | 75% refund

6/27/2019 | 7/1/2019 | 50% refund

7/2/2019 | 7/6/2019 | 25% refund

7/7/2019 | 7/31/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 5 Classes that start in week 5

Course Length: 11 Week Classes 6/24/19 - 8/14/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

3/28/2019 | 6/27/2019 | 100% refund

6/28/2019 | 7/1/2019 | 75% refund

7/2/2019 | 7/5/2019 | 50% refund

7/6/2019 | 7/9/2019 | 25% refund

7/10/2019 | 8/2/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 6 Classes that start in week 6

Course Length: 10 Week Classes 7/1/19 - 8/14/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

3/28/2019 | 7/4/2019 | 100% refund

7/5/2019 | 7/8/2019 | 75% refund

7/9/2019 | 7/12/2019 | 50% refund

7/13/2019 | 7/16/2019 | 25% refund

7/17/2019 | 8/4/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 7 Classes that start in week 7

Course Length: 9 Week Classes 7/8/19 - 8/14/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

3/28/2019 | 7/10/2019 | 100% refund

7/12/2019 | 7/15/2019 | 50% refund

7/16/2019 | 7/19/2019 | 25% refund

7/20/2019 | 8/5/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 10 Classes that start in week 10

Course Length: 6 Week Classes 7/29/19 - 8/14/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

3/28/2019 | 7/29/2019 at 11:59pm | 100% refund

07/31/2019 | 08/01/2019 | 50% refund

08/02/2019 | 08/03/2019 | 25% refund

8/4/2019 | 8/11/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 12 

Manual Refund

Classes that start in week 12

Course Length: Begins 5/28/19 ends 8/14/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

3/28/2019 | 8/14/2019 | 100% refund

3/28/2019 | 8/14/2019 | 75% refund

3/28/2019 | 8/14/2019 | 50% refund

3/28/2019 | 8/14/2019 | 25% refund

3/28/2019 | 8/14/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 13 

Early Summer Intensive

Course Length: 6 Week Classes 5/28/19 - 7/7/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

3/28/19 | 5/30/19 | 100% refund

6/2/2019 | 6/6/2019 | 50% refund

6/7/2019 | 6/11/2019 | 25% refund

6/12/2019 | 8/5/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 15

Summer Special Program

Course Length: 3 Week Classes 6/3/19 - 6/23/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

11/13/2018 | 3/31/2019 | 100% refund

4/1/2019 | 4/30/2019 | 80% refund

5/1/2019 | 6/2/2019 | 0% refund

6/3/2019 | 6/19/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 16

Manual Refund

Summer Special Program

Course Length: Begins 5/28/19 ends 8/14/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

11/13/2018 | 8/14/2019 | 100% refund

11/13/2018 | 8/14/2019 | 75% refund

11/13/2018 | 8/14/2019 | 50% refund

11/13/2018 | 8/14/2019 | 25% refund

11/13/2018 | 8/14/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 17

Summer Special Program

Course Length: 2 Week Classes 8/5/19 - 8/14/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

11/13/2018 | 5/31/2019 |100% refund

6/1/2019 | 6/30/2019 | 80% refund

7/1/2019 | 8/4/2019 | 0% refund

8/5/2019 | 8/12/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 18

Summer Special Program

Course Length: 4 Week Classes 7/8/19 - 8/4/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

11/13/2018 | 4/30/2019 | 100% refund

5/1/2019 | 5/31/2019 | 80% refund

6/1/2019 | 7/7/2019 | 0% refund

7/8/2019 | 7/29/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 19 

Summer Special Program

Course Length: 5 Week Classes 6/24/19 - 7/28/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

11/13/2018 | 4/30/2019 | 100% refund

5/1/2019 | 5/31/2019 | 80% refund

6/1/2019 | 6/23/2019 | 0% refund

6/24/2019 | 7/20/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 30

Summer Special Program

Course Length: 8 Week Classes 6/3/19 - 7/21/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

11/13/2019 | 6/6/2019 | 100% refund

6/7/2019 | 6/10/2019 | 75% refund

6/11/2019 | 6/14/2019 | 50% refund

6/15/2019 | 6/18/2019 | 25% refund

6/19/2019 | 7/10/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 31

Summer Special Program

Course Length: 6 Week Classes 6/17/19 - 7/28/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

6/17/2019 | 6/21/2019 | 100% refund

6/22/2019 | 6/26/2019 | 75% refund

6/26/2019 | 6/30/2019 | 50% refund

7/1/2019 | 7/5/2019 | 25% refund

7/6/2019 | 7/18/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 31

Manual Refund

Course Length: Any start/end date between 5/28/19 and 8/14/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

11/13/2018 | 8/14/2019 | 100% refund

11/13/2018 | 8/14/2019 | 75% refund

11/13/2018 | 8/14/2019 | 50% refund

11/13/2018 | 8/14/2019 | 25% refund

11/13/2018 | 8/14/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 20

Late Summer Intensive

Course Length: 7 Week Classes 7/8/19 - 8/14/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

3/28/2019 | 7/10/2019 | 100% refund

7/12/2019 | 7/15/2019 | 50% refund

7/16/2019 | 7/19/2019 | 25% refund

7/20/2019 | 8/5/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 21

Overseas Summer Intensive

Course Length: 7 Week Classes 7/8/19 - 8/14/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

3/28/2019 | 6/3/2019 | 100% refund

6/4/2019 | 6/10/2019 | 75% refund

6/11/2019 | 6/17/2019 | 50% refund

6/18/2019 | 6/24/2019 | 25% refund

6/25/2019 | 7/26/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 22

Summer Intensive

Course Length: 9 Week Classes 6/3/19 - 7/28/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

3/28/2019 | 6/7/2019 | 100% refund

6/8/2019 | 6/12/2019 | 75% refund

6/13/2019 | 6/17/2019 | 50% refund

6/18/2019 | 6/22/2019 | 25% refund

6/23/2019 | 7/15/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 47

Late Summer Intensive

Course Length: 3 Week Classes 6/3/19 - 6/23/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

11/15/2018 | 6/5/2019 | 100% refund

6/6/2019 | 6/12/2019 | 60% refund

6/13/2019 | 6/19/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 57

Classes that start in week 6

Course Length: 10 Week Classes 7/1/19 - 8/14/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

3/28/2019 | 7/4/2019 | 100% refund

7/5/2019 | 7/8/2019 | 75% refund

7/9/2019 | 7/12/2019 | 50% refund

7/13/2019 | 7/16/2019 | 25% refund

7/17/2019 | 8/4/2019 | 0% refund


The New School reserves the right to cancel courses or adjust curriculum. Courses are typically canceled because of insufficient enrollment, withdrawal of the instructor, or inability to secure appropriate instructional space. If your course is canceled, you will be notified by the Registrar's Office and asked whether you wish to transfer to another course or to receive a full refund of tuition and fees. If you are in a certificate program, please consult with a program advisor if a required course is canceled. 

MAKE-UP POLICY


We do not have a policy for make-up classes. Students are advised to attend every class when possible just like any other university course. For more information on making up a missed session, this student can reach out directly to the faculty letting them know ahead of time and coordinate directly with the faculty. 


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