The History minor is offered through Eugene Lang
College of Liberal Arts.
Lang's History program offers a dynamic approach to engagement with the past. Students are trained in historical research and approach history critically using multidisciplinary tools. Learn more about the History program.
The minor in History requires the completion of 5 courses, distributed as follows, and a minimum of 18 credits.* See the university course catalog for fall 2023 History courses that fulfill these
requirements, and use the History minor worksheet to track your progress.
- 2 introductory LHIS courses (7–8 credits). With advance approval, these requirements can be fulfilled by a First-Year Seminar and/or ULEC courses taught by history instructors.
- 2 additional LHIS courses (total 8 credits). At least one must be at the 3000 level or higher. One of the courses can be at another college or in another Lang program, provided it has historical context and is approved by the program advisor. One of the courses must
be either of the following:
- 1 thematically related course from outside of the History program (non-LHIS) (3–4 credits)
Total credits: 18-20
*Two of the history courses and the non-history course must constitute a thematic cluster, as determined in consultation with the department advisor.
Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill the minor.
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 History
minor that cannot be answered by your Student Success advisor, please consult:
History 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.