• Overview

    Literature students develop a distinctive critical-analytical voice and firm grounding in literary theory and history and their vocabularies. Many of the faculty teaching literature are also creative writers and understand approaches to the study of literature from the perspectives of practitioner, scholar, and critic. Although many students in literature classes are themselves creative writers, literature writing almost always takes the form of the critical essay or research paper. 

    This page outlines the requirements for the Literature minor. Literary Studies majors wishing to concentrate in Literature: See Literature concentration requirements


    Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School. 


    Requirements for the Literature Minor:

    Choose 1 (4 credits):

    Any 2000-level course (lecture or seminar)
    or ULEC 2740 Invention of Literature
    or ULEC 2820 Literary Reinvention 

    1 LLST single-text or single-author courses. The course can be on prose, drama, poetry, or nonfiction. (4 credits)

    3 LLSL or LLST electives, at least one of which should be an LLST course that is 3000-level or higher. (9-12 credits)

    Total credits: 17-20

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

    Self-Designed Major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts)

    Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts can pursue deeper study in the literary arts through the self-designed major. To explore this option, contact an academic advisor and read more about the self-designed option at Lang.