• Overview

    The study of politics introduces students to a lifetime of critical and constructive engagement with their communities and the world. They explore authority, cooperation, deliberation, persuasion, resistance, rebellion, and other manifestations of power in diverse social, political, and economic contexts. Learn more about the Politics program.


    Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School.  


    Requirements for the Minor

    The minor in Politics requires the completion of the following five courses, distributed as follows:

    • Two 2000-level Tier I core courses. Students must take one course in two of the following subfields:*
      • U.S. Politics
      • Comparative Politics
      • Global Politics
      • Political Theory
      * See descriptions and sample courses above under Tier I Major Requirements. As with majors, one core requirement can be fulfilled with a ULEC or freshman seminar taught by a Politics professor. 
    • Three 3000- or 4000-level Tier III elective courses
      Students can take any three LPOL classes at these levels. Students must complete two core classes (one in the relevant subfield) or attain junior or senior status to enroll. See descriptions and sample courses above under Tier III Major Requirements.

    Requirements Worksheet

    Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the director of the program. Students pursuing the Politics minor are encouraged to download the Politics Minor Requirement Worksheet to track their progress. Students must receive grades of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill concentration requirements.