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  • Literature (Minor)

  • Overview

    The Literature minor is offered through Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts. This page outlines requirements for the minor. Students who major in Literary Studies at Lang (BA, Literary Studies) can also choose the Literature concentration.

    Literature students develop a distinctive critical-analytical voice and receive a firm grounding in literary theory and history and their vocabularies. Many of the faculty teaching literature are also creative writers and understand approaches to the study of literature from the perspectives of practitioner, scholar, and critic. Although many students in literature classes are themselves creative writers, literature writing almost always takes the form of the critical essay or research paper.

    Curriculum

    • Any 2000-level course (lecture or seminar), LLST 2003 Invention of Literature, or LLST 2005 Literary Reinvention (4 credits)
    • One LLST single-text or single-author course on prose, drama, poetry, or nonfiction (4 credits)
    • Three LLSL or LLST electives, at least one of which should be an LLSL or LLST course that is 3000 level or higher (9-12 credits)

    Total credits: 17-20

    Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill the minor. See the university course catalog for fall 2020 Literature courses that fulfill this requirement.

    Eligibility

    Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School. Please meet with your Student Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit in with your overall degree requirements. If you have additional questions about requirements for the Literature minor that cannot be answered by your Student Success advisor, please consult Literary Studies Chair and Literature Departmental Faculty Advisor Carolyn Vellenga Berman at bermanc@newschool.edu.

  • Take the Next Step

    Contact your Student Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit with your degree requirements.

    Declare or change a minor on my.newschool.edu in the Academics tab. Note that some minors require an application.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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