Capitalism Studies

  • IMG - Lang Capitalism Studies


    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.


    Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School.

    Requirements for the Minor in Capitalism Studies

    The minor in Capitalism Studies requires completion of the following five courses:

    Number of Courses Required Courses Credits
    1 LANT 3017 Introduction to Capitalism Studies 4
    1 ULEC 2230 Introduction to Political Economy
    3 Electives, chosen in consultation with the director of the program 9-12
    Total courses: 5 Total credits: 17-20

    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 the classes that count toward the elective requirement for the minor. Course offerings may change and the semesters in which they are offered may vary. Check back here or visit the Lang Course Finder in early April for fall 2018 courses that count towards the elective requirement.

    SPRING 2018 Courses:

    • LANT 2023 Money (Janet Roitman) 
    • LANT 3085 Anti-Blackness in Global Perspective (Marisa Elizabeth Solomon)
    • LANT 3135 Migration, Politics, and Power (Julia Morris)
    • LCST 2503 Unsafe Operating Space: Living on a Volatile Earth (Stephanie Diane Wakefield)
    • LECO 2500 Development in Practice: The Challenge of Africa's Low Income Economies (Elaine Agyemang Tontoh)
    • LECO 3760 Comparative Systems (Ying Chen)
    • LECO 3830 Development Economics (Sanjay Reddy)
    • LHIS 3092 Development and Humanitarianiam in Historical Perspective (Emma F. Park)
    • LNGC 2701 Black Resistance (Shanelle Matthews)
    • LPHI 3026 Bodies, Gender, and Domination (Chiara Bottici)
    • LPOL 2004 Introduction to Latin American Politics (Maria Begona Gerling Sarabia)
    • LPOL 3093 Is Colonialism Over? Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Colonial Continuities in the Global World (Sandro Mezzadra)
    • LSOC 3053 Racializing Muslims (Rhea Bonita Rahman)
    • LVIS 3022 New Enclosures: Art, Space, and the Global City (Alan Carlos Ruiz)
    • ULEC 2220 Worldmaking: Design and Designing in Social and Political Context (Shana M. Agid)
    • ULEC 2230 Introduction to Political Economy (Clara Mattei) 
    • ULEC 2870 Remaking America? Immigration, Politics, and Culture in the U.S. after 2016 (David Plotke)
    • ULEC 2022 Women and Men in Dark Times (Elzbieta Matynia, Jeffrey G. Goldfarb)