The Capitalism Studies minor is offered through Eugene Lang
College of Liberal Arts.
In the Capitalism Studies minor, students and faculty collaboratively develop interdisciplinary analytical approaches to an evolving socioeconomic phenomenon shaped by time and place. You examine capitalism's basic logic, its various expressions, and
its ability to structure political possibilities and endeavors. You acquire a basic understanding of economic concepts and reflect critically on international economic phenomena ranging from the industrialization and urbanization of China and India
to the financialization of the United States and the Eurozone. You develop your ability to communicate your insights to a range of audiences. See the university course catalog for fall 2023 Capitalism Studies courses that fulfill these requirements. Learn more about the Capitalism Studies program.
The curriculum for this minor draws on undergraduate courses offered in the social sciences and humanities. Electives must be chosen in consultation with a co-director of this program. The minor in Capitalism Studies requires completion of five courses, distributed as shown below, totaling a minimum of 18 credits.
|Number of Courses||Required Courses||Credits|
|1||LECO 2020 Studying Capitalism or LHIS 2049 Introduction to Capitalism Studies||4|
|1||ULEC 2230 Introduction to Political Economy||3|
|3||Approved electives, two of which must be 4 credits and all of which must be chosen in consultation with the director of the program.||11-12|
|Total courses: 5||Total credits: 18-20|
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
Capitalism Studies minor that cannot be answered by your Student Success
advisor, please consult:
Dean, The New School for Social Research,
and Director of Capitalism Studies
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