• Overview

    The Economics program at Lang emphasizes the historical roots of economic ideas and their role in contemporary political and economic debates throughout the world. Learn more about the Economics program.


    Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School.


    Requirements for the Economics Minor 

    The minor in Economics requires completion of 5 courses, distributed as shown below. Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses taken in order to fulfill minor requirements. 

    Courses should be chosen carefully and in the correct order. The introductory course, ULEC 2231, serves as point of entry for all other courses in the Department. ULEC 2231, LECO 3877, and LECO 3823 together constitute the theoretical core of the Economics curriculum. As such, LECO 3877 and LECO 3823 are different from 3000-level elective courses, that generally require some familiarity with the contents of LECO 3877 and/or LECO 3823. Students who minor in Economics should complete LECO 3877 or LECO 3823 as soon as possible after they have completed ULEC 2231 and before they enroll in a 3000-level course.

    The minor in Economics requires completion of the following five (5) courses, distributed as follows:

    • ULEC 2231 Introduction to Political Economy
    • One intermediate course, chosen from:
      • LECO 3877 Intermediate Macroeconomics
      • LECO 3823 Intermediate Microeconomics
    • One history or methods course, chosen from:
      • LECO 3101 History of Economic Thought
      • Introductory statistics (e.g., LMTH 2025 Statistics for the Social Sciences or LMTH 2030 Statistics with SPSS ) or introductory econometrics (e.g., LECO 3010 Introduction to Econometric Methods and Applications), or the equivalent
      • Either one semester of LMTH 2040 Calculus, LMTH 3006 Math Tools for Social and Natural Sciences, or the equivalent
    • Two elective economics courses, of which at least one must be numbered 3000 or higher

    Total credits: 17-20