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 global studies programs, which adhere strictly to 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 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 in the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students who are 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:
UGLB 2350 Race and Gender in the Global CityUGLB 3342 Charismatic Image: The Faces of PowerUGLB 3314 Global Gender & SexualityUGLB 4320 Indigenous Politics & Environmental Justice
Cluster 2 - Markets and States (MS)UGLB 3425 The Politics of Memory and Power in the Middle East and North Africa UGLB 3416 China: Between Socialism and Global CapitalismUGLB 3420 Making Sausage: Policy for Food Systems Environment and Design
Cluster 3 - Rights, Justice, and Governance (RJG)UGLB 3509 War and Conflict in the 21st CenturyNINT 6415 Politics of Humanitarianism
Cluster 4 - Urban, Media, and Environment (UME) UGLB 3630 The Spatial Politics of Israel-Palestine
Collaborative Research SeminarsUGLB 3717 Inequality in India and China: Social Lives of Economic ChangeUGLB 3723 Subversive Technologies and Critical Cartographies UGLB 3714 Refugee Youth Experiences
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 Alexandra Delano, chair, at email@example.com.
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