Curriculum

Interdisciplinary Program in Social Inquiry

The interdisciplinary program in Social Inquiry leads to the bachelor of arts degree in Liberal Arts. Eugene Lang College now offers majors in Anthropology and Sociology. Students interested in Social Inquiry are encouraged to consult with an advisor and the chairs of these new programs when selecting coursework and considering degree programs.

Students currently focusing on Social Inquiry as part of their BA in Liberal Arts can either complete one of the options outlined below or design their own program of study in consultation with a faculty advisor. (As Liberal Arts majors, students in Social Inquiry cannot take a minor.) They can track their progress in the program by downloading and using the Program Worksheet for Social Inquiry. Students with questions about the Social Inquiry curriculum are encouraged to contact Jon White, associate dean of Student Affairs.

Option 1

Two Integrative Courses

The following integrative courses will be offered in fall 2014:

LANT 3041 Ape Cultures and Human Nature
LPOL 3034 Global Political Ecology
LPHI 2008 Animals, Ethics, and Politics
LHIS 3019 History, Trauma, Genocide

Three courses in each of three subject areas and one course in a fourth subject area chosen from

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies

(It is recommended that at least six of these ten courses be at the 3000 level or higher.)

Senior Capstone: an interdisciplinary independent or collaborative research project or an advanced course chosen from a list of capstone courses available each year

Senior Capstone Guidelines

Option 2

Two Integrative Courses (same as for Option 1 above)

Five courses in each of two subject areas chosen from

  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Urban Studies

(It is recommended that at least six of these ten courses be at the 3000 level or higher.)

Senior Capstone: an interdisciplinary independent or collaborative research project or an advanced course chosen from a list of courses available each year

Senior Capstone Guidelines

Option 3

Any student interested in building a custom Social Inquiry program of study around a particular inquiry can submit a written path statement describing the theme, proposing a selection of courses to be taken, and explaining how the courses support the theme. Students are encouraged to identify two Integrative courses (see the lists above), ten courses relevant to the student's theme and chosen in consultation with their academic advisor (at least seven at the 3000 level or higher), and a Senior Capstone. Students interested in pursuing this option should submit their path statement no later than the beginning of their junior year.

 
Connect with the New School