Big data and algorithmic processes structure almost all aspects of contemporary life. Students minoring in Code as a Liberal Art critique the effects of these processes. Through hands-on experience, you learn foundational skills in code and use computation
as a tool to enhance your liberal arts education — to better analyze, communicate, create and learn. You are introduced to the theory and practice of computational thinking, and learn to code to help answer research questions and to express yourself
In additional to practical coding skills, the minor provides you with a broader understanding of the historical and social factors that have led to the increasing presence of computational systems in our lives. You think critically about the ways humans
interact with computation, including understanding its limits from philosophical, logical, mathematical, and public policy perspectives. Learn more about this program, find events, and explore resources at codeatlang.
Connecting to New York City
While it offers the atmosphere and intimacy of a small college, Eugene Lang College is part of The New School, a major progressive university in New York City. The Code as a Liberal Art Minor introduces students to a variety of code-based researchers
and practitioners through guest speakers and opportunities to participate in coding events around the city, including events sponsored by Data & Society, Processing Community Day NYC, and Babycastles artist’s collective.
In Code as a Liberal Art courses you learn how to think critically about technology. You gain skills in code and computational thinking that prepare you for a wide range of careers including media production, software design/development, data journalism,
advocacy, non-profit and community development work, as well as graduate study.
If you are planning to go on to graduate study, consider applying to the accelerated BA/MA program, which enables you to earn graduate credits that will apply
to both your Lang degree and a master’s degree at The New School.