This page outlines the requirements for the minor in
Race and Ethnicity. This interdisciplinary area of study promotes rigorous academic inquiry into the critical role race and ethnicity have played in academic, artistic, and political discourses in the United States and around the world. The minor draws upon courses that examine the categories
of race and ethnicity, the ways in which these categories are constructed, and the means by which they operate, are maintained, and are challenged. Courses in Race and Ethnicity explore the multiple intersections of social categories, such as socioeconomic class, gender, sexuality, and national origin.
Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School. Those majoring in Liberal Arts (BA or BS, Liberal Arts) can explore race and ethnicity as a
guided area of study.
Race and Ethnicity is an interdisciplinary area of study that draws on courses offered across the university. Visit the Lang course finder to see which courses can be applied to the minor.
To fulfill the minor requirements, students take five (5) courses, guided by an advisor:
Note: Students must receive grades of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements.
Total credits: 15-20
*Race and Ethnicity electives are designated by the director of this minor.
Requirements WorksheetCourses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the director of the program. Track your progress using the program requirement worksheet (see below) for the year in which you declared the minor in Race and Ethnicity.
Race and Ethnicity CoursesHere is a representative sampling of Race and Ethnicity courses offered by Lang. Courses may change; for updated course listings, consult an academic advisor.
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Program ContactRich BlintDirector of Race and EthnicityAssistant Professor of Literatureblintr@newschool.edu