• Capitalism Studies (Minor)

  • Overview

    The Capitalism Studies minor is offered through Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.

    In the Capitalism Studies minor, students and faculty collaboratively develop interdisciplinary analytical approaches to an evolving socioeconomic phenomenon shaped by time and place. You examine capitalism's basic logic, its various expressions, and its ability to structure political possibilities and endeavors. You acquire a basic understanding of economic concepts and reflect critically on international economic phenomena ranging from the industrialization and urbanization of China and India to the financialization of the United States and the Eurozone. You develop your ability to communicate your insights to a range of audiences.

    Curriculum

    The curriculum for this minor draws on undergraduate courses offered in the social sciences and humanities. Electives must be chosen in consultation with a co-director of this program. The minor in Capitalism Studies requires completion of the following five courses:

    Number of CoursesRequired CoursesCredits
    1LANT 3017 Introduction to Capitalism Studies4
    1ULEC 2230 Introduction to Political Economy4
    3Electives, chosen in consultation with the director of the program9-12
    Total courses: 5Total credits: 17-20

    Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill the minor.

    Eligibility

    Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School. 

    Please meet with your Student Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit in with your overall degree requirements. If you have additional questions about requirements for the Capitalism Studies minor that cannot be answered by your Student Success advisor, please consult:

    Emma Park
    Capitalism Studies Co-director and
    Assistant Professor of History
    parke@newschool.edu

    Aaron Jakes 
    Capitalism Studies Co-director and 
    Assistant Professor of History
    jakesa@newschool.edu

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