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.
Undergraduate students from any school of the university who are not majoring in Liberal Arts can select a minor from Lang’s offerings. Similarly, Lang students who are not pursuing a BA or BS in Liberal Arts can select a minor from those offered in other schools, provided they meet the prerequisites and related requirements. Those majoring in Liberal Arts (BA or BS, Liberal Arts) can explore Capitalism Studies as a
guided area of study.
The minor in Capitalism Studies requires completion of the following five courses:
Number of Courses
LANT 3017 Introduction to Capitalism Studies
ULEC 2230 Introduction to Political Economy
Electives, chosen in consultation with the director of the program
Total courses: 5
Students must receive a grade of C or better in every course used to fulfill area of study requirements.
The curriculum for this minor draws on undergraduate courses offered in the social sciences and humanities. Below are some classes that count toward the elective requirement for the minor. Course offerings may change and the semesters in which they are offered may vary. For updated course
listings with descriptions, visit the Lang course finder.
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Admission ContactOffice of AdmissionEugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
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Phone: 212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
Please direct questions to Julia Ott (co-Director of the Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies) by email.