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Courses of Instruction

Course Listings

We invite you to use this interactive and searchable catalogue for program planning.

You will find current information for all courses offered at Barnard, along with links to Columbia courses, the University Directory of Classes, and departmental websites.

The Curriculum

Listing of courses in this catalogue is not a guarantee of their availability, and the College may revise its degree requirements from time to time.

Reading the Course Listings

Autumn term courses are followed by an x; spring term courses are followed by a y.

Certain courses are offered in both Autumn and Spring terms and may be taken in either term.

The following alphabetical prefixes designate the division of the university for whose students the course is primarily offered or indicate joint courses.

BC – Barnard College

C – Columbia College

F – School of General Studies

G – Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

H – Columbia University in Paris

R – School of the Arts

S – Summer Session

V, W – Joint undergraduate course

The level of the course is generally as follows:

1000–3999 Undergraduate

4000–4999 Advanced undergraduate and first-year graduate

5000–8999 Graduate, normally not open to undergraduates