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. Learn more about the Literature program at Lang.
The minor in Literature requires completion of 5 courses, distributed as follows, and a minimum of 18 credits.
(Links are to spring 2023 course offerings)
Total credits: 18–20
Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill the minor.
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 [email protected].
How to Declare or Change a Minor
General guidelines for declaring a minor are available here. Current students can declare
or change a minor by logging in to my.newschool.edu, clicking on the Academics tab, and then
clicking on the link to Major/Minor Declarations.