The Global Studies minor is offered through the Schools of Public Engagement.
Global Studies is an interdisciplinary program focusing on contemporary
challenges that by definition cannot be solved solely at the
nation-state or market level. Global Studies is about social
transformation and justice. Students are encouraged to not only improve
existing systems but gain knowledge and experience to change them.
A student who has completed this minor should be able to demonstrate:
- The ability to critically evaluate the role of multiple causal factors in the analysis of global issues and dynamics
- The ability to draw on theories, principles, and knowledge from more than one discipline to address a specific global problem or dynamic
- A solid understanding of one or more contemporary global social or political concerns
- The ability to critically evaluate forms of global order
- A solid understanding of the construction of identities and the challenges of achieving global justice and governing global flows of people, goods, money, and information
- The ability to conduct research and communicate findings effectively
- The ability to make a convincing scholarly argument that is relevant to the specific field of inquiry
The minor in Global Studies requires completion of 18-22 credits outlined as follows. Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.
|Subject Area||Sample Courses||Requirements|
|Core Courses||UGLB 2110 (Dis)Order and (In)Justice: Introduction to Global Studies|
UGLB 2111 Global Economies
|Knowledge Base Courses||UGLB 3210 Introduction to International Law|
UENV 2000 Environment and Society
LCST 2120 Introduction to Cultural Studies
LCST 2450 Introduction to Media Studies
LCST 3901 Radio/Podcasting
LREL 3004 Theorizing Religion
LSOC 2850 Urban Sociology
|Global Challenge Elective Clusters and Seminars||Cluster 1 - People, Places, and Encounters (PPE)
UGLB 3314 Global Gender and Sexuality
UGLB 4320 Indigenous Politics and Environmental Justice
Cluster 2 - Markets and States (MS)
UGLB 3420 Making Sausage: Policy for Food Systems Environment and Design
Cluster 3 - Rights, Justice, and Governance (RJG)
UGLB 3507 Security, Conflict, and Society in the 21st Century
Cluster 4 - Urban, Media, and Environment (UME)
NCOM 3166 Race, Ethnicity, and Class in Media
Collaborative Research Seminars
UGLB 3714 Refugee Youth Experiences
Courses can be selected from any cluster or seminar; at least two courses must be at the 3000 level or higher.
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses to fulfill the minor.
The Global Studies minor is available to undergraduate students across The
New School, with the exception of students enrolled in the BA in Global Studies.
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
Global Studies minor that cannot be answered by your Student Success
advisor, please consult:
Academic Advisor for Global, Environmental, and Urban Studies
64 West 11th Street, room 120
Global Studies Chair and Departmental Faculty Advisor
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.