In this interdisciplinary program, students look at the culturally constructed idea of sex difference in various contexts and the way gender and sexuality are renegotiated over time. Students explore the history of feminist thought and action; men’s studies; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender studies; and
queer theory. Learn more about the Gender Studies program.
Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School. Those majoring in Liberal Arts (BA or BS, Liberal Arts) can also explore Gender Studies as a guided area of study.
Only specific courses satisfy requirements of the minor, including electives. All of the courses that count toward the minor can be found in the Lang Course Finder. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the Gender Studies program director. Credit for internships requires approval of the Gender Studies director. Students must receive grades of B or better in all courses taken to
fulfill minor requirements.
Students must receive a grade of C or better in every course used to fulfill area-of-study requirements. If you take a course in fall 2017 that is not included in this list and believe it should count toward your minor, please contact the Gender Studies program director.
Foundational courses offer overviews of gender studies from a variety of perspectives, including
cultural studies, history, and sociology. Some selections may be
upper-level classes. Consult the director of the Gender Studies program when selecting courses that fulfill requirements. Past courses that have fulfilled this requirement are:
NSOS 3800 Foundations of Gender Studies
LSOC 2055 Gender, Social Inequality, and Cultural Work
LHIS 2210 Gender, Race, and Citizenship
See the Lang Course Finder for fall 2019 courses.
Students can satisfy their capstone experience requirement as follows:
Students can track their progress using the program requirement worksheet for the year in which they declared their minor in Gender Studies:
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Admission ContactOffice of AdmissionEugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
Program ContactMargot BoumanGender Studies Directorboumanm@newschool.edu212.229.8916 x3759
For more information or to join the Gender Studies contact list and receive notices about upcoming events, contact the Gender Studies program by email. Please indicate whether you are a student or faculty member.