Capitalism Studies

  • IMG - Lang Capitalism Studies


    In the Capitalism Studies minor, students and faculty collaboratively develop interdisciplinary analytical approaches to an evolving socioeconomic phenomenon shaped by time and place. You examine capitalism’s basic logic, its various expressions, and its ability to structure political possibilities and endeavors. You acquire a basic understanding of economic concepts and reflect critically on international economic phenomena ranging from the industrialization and urbanization of China and India to the financialization of the United States and the Eurozone. You develop your ability to communicate your insights to a range of audiences.


    Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School.

    Requirements for the Minor in Capitalism Studies

    The minor in Capitalism Studies requires completion of the following five courses:

    Number of Courses Required Courses Credits
    1 LECO 2020 Studying Capitalism or LANT 3017 Introduction to Capitalism Studies or LHIS 2049 Intro to Capitalism Studies 4
    1 ULEC 2230 Introduction to Political Economy
    3 Electives, chosen in consultation with the director of the program 9-12
    Total courses: 5 Total credits: 17-20

    Students must receive a grade of C or better in every course used to fulfill area of study requirements.

    The curriculum for this minor draws on undergraduate courses offered in the social sciences and humanities. Below are the classes that count toward the elective requirement for the minor. Course offerings may change, and the semesters in which they are offered may vary. Check back here or visit the Lang Course Finder in early April for fall 2019 courses that count toward the elective requirement.