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  • Politics (Minor)

  • Overview

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

    The study of politics introduces students to 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.

    Curriculum

    The minor in Politics requires the completion 19-20 credits, distributed as follows:

    • Two 2000-level introductory courses (total 7-8 credits). One intro requirement can be fulfilled wth a ULEC or First Year Seminar taught by a Politics professor.
    • Three 3000- or 4000-level elective courses (total 12 credits). 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.

    Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the departmental faculty advisor. To see a general list of fall 2021 Politics courses, visit the University Course Catalog. For updated course listings that meet the requirements above, email langpolitics@newschool.edu. Students must receive grades 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 Politics minor that cannot be answered by your Student Success advisor, please consult Sandipto Dasgupta, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Departmental Faculty Advisor for Politics, at dasguptas@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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