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  • 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. See the university course catalog for fall 2020 Capitalism Studies courses that fulfill these requirements. Learn more about the Capitalism Studies program.

    Curriculum

    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
    1LECO 2020 Studying Capitalism or LANT 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

    How to Declare or Change a Minor

    General guidelines for declaring a minor are available here. Current students can declare or change a minor by logging in to my.newschool.edu, clicking on the Academics tab, and then clicking on the link to Major/Minor Declarations. 

  • Take the Next Step

    Contact your Student Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit with your degree requirements.

    Declare or change a minor on my.newschool.edu in the Academics tab. Note that some minors require an application.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

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Undergraduate Adult Learners

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Graduates

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