Global Studies programs have become a popular and important part of the college curriculum in recent years as a way of studying globalizing processes that are radically altering our world. Unlike most programs that remain strictly within traditional international relations or area studies approaches, Global Studies at the New School presents an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and responding to the most pressing issues today at the intersection of the global and the local—from climate change to unprecedented human migration, from intractable conflicts to the persistence of poverty and its consequences. In keeping with the focus of the approved Global Studies major, the minor will offer courses emphasizing the construction of identities, critical evaluation of forms of global order, and the challenges of achieving global justice and governing flows of people, goods, money, and information. Courses also draw specifically on the strength of the university in exploring the global spaces of environment, cities, media, and design.
Students interested in a minor can simulate a worksheet that accounts for courses already completed and in progress using the "What If" feature in Degree Works.
Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.
Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School except those students at Lang and in the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students who are completing a self-designed BA or BS in Liberal Arts, who are not permitted to declare minors. For students at Lang or the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students interested in pursuing deeper study of this subject area, opportunities are available through the self-designed major in Liberal Arts. To explore this, contact an academic advisor or read more information about self-designed options for Lang or the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students.
A student who has completed this minor should be able to demonstrate:
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses taken for the minor.
For questions regarding this minor's curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Dechen Albero, Senior Academic Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.229.5100 x2260.
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