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.
The minor in Politics requires the completion of 19-20 credits, distributed as follows:
- 2 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.
- 3 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 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 2023 Politics courses, visit the University Course Catalog. For updated course listings that meet the requirements above, email [email protected]. Students must receive grades 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
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 [email protected].
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.