• Welcome to Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    Welcome to your new intellectual home. At Lang, your individuality, passion, and creativity drive how you question and view the world. We offer the tools to see through dogma, identify social and political frameworks, and create critical change in the world.

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    Critical Engagement

    We encourage you to cross and integrate disciplines, to embark on an academic path based on your interests. As a New School student, you can take courses across the university, enriching, your curriculum and your college experience.

    A College Within a University

    New York City is more than our physical environment, it’s an extension of our classrooms. Scholarly work interacts with the real world. Our faculty are deeply immersed in creative organizations as well as social and political movements across New York and beyond. Coursework and projects are cutting edge and extend beyond the traditional four walls of the classroom.

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    NYC As Your Campus

    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School is a liberal arts college dedicated to progressive thought and critical engagement. We attract fiercely independent thinkers who rise to the challenge of an environment that melds academic freedom and rigorous intellectual standards. Small classes, engaged faculty, and a commitment to investigating and challenging ideas places Lang at the forefront of theory, practice, and innovation.

  • Featured Courses

    Each semester, our faculty design hundreds of courses to be relevant and reflect the latest cultural, political, and social developments. Here’s a snapshot of some of the current courses that are available for you to choose from.

  • The combination of academic rigor, creativity, a commitment to civic engagement and social justice, and immersion in NYC, gives our graduates the diverse skills they need to navigate today’s rapidly changing job market. The individualized academic approach at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts allows you to link your studies to your passions while the supportive real-world learning environment connects you to the field you want to pursue.

  • Our professors, many of whom are jointly appointed with the renowned New School for Social Research, the university’s school for graduate programs in the social sciences and philosophy, are prominent thought leaders whose work is influential beyond the classroom. These scholars are passionate about teaching and take a deep interest in your development. You will be pushed, challenged, and inspired in intimate seminar settings. 

  • Recent Work

    Read about the latest creative projects, research, and activism in the Lang community.

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    • First Year Writing Blog

      All first-year students are required to complete two topic-based courses in expository writing, Writing the Essay I and II. Writing the Essay I helps students to formulate, develop, and express ideas through a process of writing and revisions.

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    • Eleven and a Half Journal

      A student-run literary magazine of Eugene Lang College at The New School. We publish works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art and translation from the students and faculty at the school.

      Browse the Journal
    • Building Meaningful Relationships

      Storm shares how his professors at Lang have encouraged him to never stop questioning the status quo.

  • Our Community

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