In this interdisciplinary program, students look at the culturally constructed idea of sex difference in different contexts and the way gender and sexuality are renegotiated over time. Students explore the history of feminist thought and action; men’s studies; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender studies; and
queer theory. Learn more about the Gender Studies program.
Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School. Those majoring in Liberal Arts (BA or BS, Liberal Arts) can also explore Gender Studies as a guided area of study.
Only specific courses satisfy requirements of the minor, including electives. All of the courses that count toward the minor can be found in the Lang Course Finder. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the Gender Studies program director. Credit for internships requires approval of the Gender Studies director. Students must receive grades of B or better in all courses taken to
fulfill minor requirements.
Students must receive a grade of C or better in every course used to fulfill area-of-study requirements. If you take a course in fall 2017 that is not included in this list and believe it should count toward your minor, please contact the Gender Studies program director.
Foundational courses offer overviews of gender studies from a variety of perspectives, including
cultural studies, history, and sociology. Some selections may be
upper-level classes. Fall 2017 courses that fulfill this requirement are:
NSOS 3800 Foundations of Gender StudiesLSOC 2055 Gender, Social Inequality, and Cultural WorkLHIS 2210 Gender,
Race, and Citizenship
Check back here or visit the Lang Course Finder in early November for spring 2018 courses that count toward the elective requirement. Courses designated as Foundational or advanced courses designated for the
Capstone experience may also count toward the elective requirement if the
Foundational and Capstone requirements have already been satisfied.
Below is a sampling of fall 2017 courses. See the Lang Course Finder for spring 2018 courses.
APHT 3102 Queer Art HistoryLCST 2049 Movie Kids: Childhood in FilmLCST 2502 Foucault and His LegacyLCST 3413 Textiles and TexturesLCST 3706 Feminism After New MediaLHIS 3000 Political and Social Change: 60sLINA 3039 Reproduction, Art, and PoliticsLINA 3130 Vogue'ologyLPOL 2002 Law and SexualityLLSL 2017 Gender of ModernismLLSL 3096 Love in the Middle AgesLMUS 2028 Music and GenderLPHI 2775 Philosophy and LiteratureLREL 2000 Spiritual AutobiographyLREL 2070 Hebrew Bible: Tales of RebellionLVIS 2025 Feminism and the ArtsNANT 3655 Labels, Categories, NamesNARH 3487 Art of Keith HaringNFDS 3401 Eating
Identities: Food, Gender, and Race NFLM 3008 The F Word: Feminism in FilmNFLM 3492 World Cinema: BollywoodNLIT 3290 Agatha ChristieNLIT 3338 Gender and
Genre: Early Modern Women and Men Write Each Other
NSOC 3860 Sociology of DeviancePLFS 2025 Fashion and MasculinityPLSD 3020 A Home Is (Not) a HousePSAM 3091 Sex EdUGLB 2350 Race and Gender in the Global City UGLB 3314 Global Gender and Sexuality
Students can satisfy their capstone experience requirement as follows:
Students can track their progress using the program requirement worksheet for the year in which they declared their minor in Gender Studies:
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts cannot elect Gender Studies as an academic minor; however, they can pursue deeper study in this subject area through the self-designed major. To explore this, contact an academic advisor or
read more about the
self-designed option at Lang.
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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
Program ContactMargot BoumanProgram Director, Gender Studies212.229.8916 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information or to join the Gender Studies contact list and receive notices about upcoming events, contact the Gender Studies program by email. Please indicate whether you are a student or faculty member.