• 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 of the following five courses, distributed as follows:

    • Two 2000-level Tier I core courses. Students must take one course in two of the following subfields:*
      • U.S. Politics
      • Comparative Politics
      • Global Politics
      • Political Theory
    • Three 3000- or 4000-level Tier III elective courses. 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. See descriptions and sample courses above under Tier III Major Requirements.

    *See descriptions and sample courses under Tier I Major Requirements. As with majors, one core requirement can be fulfilled with a ULEC or freshman seminar taught by a Politics professor.

    Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the departmental faculty advisor. To see a general list of fall 2019 Politics courses, visit the University Course Catalog. For updated course listings that meet the requirements below, 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 Quentin Bruneau, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Departmental Faculty Advisor for Politics, at brueneauq@newschool.edu

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Graduates

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