• 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, writing on literature almost always takes the form of a 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

    One 2000-level LLSL course (or a course approved by the chair) (4 credits)

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

    Three 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.