Capitalism Studies Minor

OVERVIEW

In the Capitalism Studies minor, students and faculty collaboratively develop interdisciplinary analytical approaches to an evolving socioeconomic phenomenon shaped by time and place. You examine capitalism’s basic logic, its various expressions, and its ability to structure political possibilities and endeavors. You acquire a basic understanding of economic concepts and reflect critically on international economic phenomena ranging from the industrialization and urbanization of China and India to the financialization of the United States and the Eurozone. You develop your ability to communicate your insights to a range of audiences.

ELIGIBILITY

This minor is available to all New School undergraduate students except those majoring in Liberal Arts (BA, Liberal Arts or BS, Liberal Arts). Students pursuing a BA or BS in Liberal Arts can design their major to focus on Capitalism Studies.

REQUIREMENTS

The Capitalism Studies minor requires you to complete the following five courses:

  • LHIS 2049 Intro to Capitalism Studies** (4 credits)
  • ULEC 2230 Introduction to Political Economy (4 credits)
  • 3 electives, chosen in consultation with the director of the program (9-12 credits)

** LPOL 3017 Introduction to Capitalism Studies fulfills this requirement for those who took it in Spring 2016 or earlier.

Total 17-20 credits

CURRICULUM

The curriculum for this minor draws on undergraduate courses offered in the social sciences and humanities. Below are some classes that count toward the elective requirement for the minor. Courses offerings may change and the semesters in which they are offered may vary. For updated course listings with descriptions, visit the Lang course website.

Fall 2017
LCST 3225 – Don’t Blame the Robots (Scholz)
LECO 2501 – Alternative Approaches to Development (Kvangraven)
LECO 3101 – History of Economic Thought (Mattei)
LECO 3650 – Behavioral Economics (Puaschunder)
LECO 3761 – Theories of Growth and Distribution (David Avritzer)
LHIS 2047 – African Slavery and Atlantic World (TBA)
LHIS 3090 – The Politics of Xenophobia: From Fascism to Populism (Finchelstein)
LLSJ 2125 – Facts/Alternative Facts (TBA)
LLSJ 2175 – Finding the Stories in Visual Data Sets (TBA)
LLSJ 3028 – RFW: Journalism (Dray)
LMTH 2103 – Data, Design and Social Justice (Wilson)
LPOL 2003 – New Economies/New Resistances (Fiori)
LPOL 2002 – Law and Sexuality (Cotta)
LSOC 2055 – Gender, Social Inequality and Cultural Work (TBA)
LSOC 3052 – The Political Nature of the Market (Piza)
UENV 4000 – Environmental Justice: Race, Class and the Environment (TBA)
UENV 4703 – Social Justice in Sustainable Food Systems (Reynolds)
UGLB 2111 A – Global Economies (Liu)
UGLB 2111 B – Global Economies (Zadorian)
UGLB 2035 – Race and Gender in the Global City (Liu)
UGLB 3416 – China: Between Socialism and Global Capitalism (Ping)
UGLB 3717 – CRS: Inequality in India and China: Social Lives of Economic Change (Bach)
UURB 3301 – City in Motion: Radical Interventions in Transportation and Infrastructure (TBA)
UURB 3315 – Politics of Trash (TBA)
UURB 4521 – Political Economy of the City (TBA)

Spring 2017
LANT 2023 – Money (Roitman)
LCST 3225 – Don’t Blame the Robots (Scholz)
LECO 2260 – History of Development: Idea and Reality (Fadavi Ardekani)
LECO 3650 – Behavioral Economics (Puaschunder)
LECO 3760 – Comparative Systems (Chen)
LECO 4051 – Historical Foundations of Political Economy 2 (Mattei)
LHIS 3036 – Oil, Energy, and Power in the 20th Century (Jakes)
LHIS 4523 – From Reagan to Obama (Zaretsky)
LHIS 4546 – Slavery, Race, Capitalism (Ott)
LHIS 4567 – America’s Empires (Frankel)
LPOL 3085 – Eco-Socialist Critique (Fraser)
LSOC 2051 – Social Movements (Sherman)
LSOC 3051 – Critical Social Thought: The Problem of Nature and the Design of Society (Arruzza & Challand)
NANT 3423 – Anthropology of Home (Heiman)
NFDS 2001 – Contemporary Food Controversies (Smith)
NFDS 4260 – Food, Global Trade, Development (Parasecoli & Fukuda-Parr)
NHUM 2010 – Race, Class and Education (Kelly)

Fall 2016
LCST 4022 – Internet: Playground & Factory (Scholz)
LECO 3101 – History of Economic Thought (Mattei)
LECO 3420 – The Origins of Capitalism (Brenner)
LECO 4510 – Historical Foundations of Political Economy (dos Santos)
LHIS 2037 – America in Crisis: Flappers, Booze and the Great Crash (Abelson)
LHIS 2043 – Gendering American Capitalism (Wade)
LHIS 2044 – Introduction to Global Slaveries (Bellows)
LHIS 4543 – Colonial Objects (Habermas)
LNGC 1503 – Understanding the Economy (Reddy)
LPHI 2011 – Marx (Kottman)
LPOL 3067 – Made In –?–: The Spatial Politics of Work and Identity (Hattam & Liu)
UGLB 2111 – Global Economies (Zadorian)
UGLB 3416 – China: Between Socialism and Global Capitalism (Ping)
UGLB 3735 – CRS: Love, Inc. – Philanthropy, Capitalism, and Humanitarianism (Shroff)
ULEC 2850 – Work, Love, Learn, Play: Our Lives on the Internet (Potter)
UURB 4521 – Political Economy of the City (Smith)


Spring 2016
LANT 3017 – Introduction to Capitalism Studies (Ott, Roitman)
LECO 2150 – Globalization and Trade Under Global Capitalism (Eisenbaum)
LECO 2250 – Rational Fools? (Wiener)
LECO 3550 -Real World Economic Issues and Policies
LHIS 2071 -Dirty Dealings: The Margins of American Capitalism in the 19th Century (O’Malley)
LHIS 3005 – Age of Extremes (Zaretsky)
LHIS 4538 – Historicizing Capitalism (Zaretsky)
LINA 2040 – Art of Information (Coburn)
LPHI 2126 – Marxism and Feminism (Arruzza)
LPOL 3007 – Contesting Economic Inequality (Ruparelia)
LPOL 3089 – Is Capitalism Compatible with Democracy? (Fraser)
LSOC 2151 – History and Politics of Domestic Labor (Sherman)
LSOC 3021 – Neoliberalism (Forment)
UENV 3501 – Economics of the Environment (Depietri)
UGLB 2111 – Global Economies (Bach)
UGLB 3215 – Politics and Power in the Global Food System (Wijsman)
UGLB 3332 – The Middle Classes (Heiman)
UGLB 3522 – Politics of Aid in Africa (Rahman)
UGLB 4420 – Gender and Development (Weisgrau)
UGLB 4502 – Contending Economic Analyses and Economic Development (Wolff)
UGLB 4513 – Displacement, Asylum, Migration (Naujoks)
ULEC 2230 – Introduction to Political Economy (dos Santos)
ULEC 2850 – Work, Love, Learn, Play: Our Lives on the Internet (Potter)
ULEC 2950 – China Today (Ping)
UURB 2016 – Consuming Cities (Salmon)


Fall 2015
LANT 2100 – Postcolonial Africa (Roitman)
LECO 3101 – History of Economic Thought (dos Santos)
LECO 4510 – Historical Foundations of Political Economy (dos Santos)
LECO 3245 – Economics and Politics of Global Warming (Semmler)
LECO 2125 – Technology, Inequality and Economic Growth (Kumar)
LHIS 2200 – Global Environmental History (Jakes)
LHIS 4537 – Zone Infrastructure: Histories of Finance, Globalization and Territory (Halpern)
LNGC 1445 – Sugar and Cotton: the Making of Global Capitalism (Challand)
LPOL 3301 – Great Transformations: the Rise of India and China (Ruparelia)
LSOC 2152 – Politics of Consumption (Molnar)
UENV 4520 – Urban Food Systems (Reynolds)
UGLB 2111 – Global Economies (Peebles)
UGLB 4514 – Food, Global Trade, and Development (Parasecoli)
UURB 2629 – The Suburbs: Divided We Sprawl (Heiman)


Spring 2015
*ULEC 2230 – Intro to Political Economy
*LANT 3017 – Introduction to Capitalism Studies
LANT 3013 – Cities and Globalization
LANT 3029 – Migrants, Refugees, Citizens
LECO 2029 – Economics of Disasters
LHIS 2866 – America in Crisis
LLST 3505 – War & Peace
LSCI 2600 – Climate & Society
LSOC 3021 – Neo-Liberalism: Alternative Conceptions, Case Studies and Unresolved Controversies
LSOC 3031 – The Social Condition of Debt
LURB 2016 – Consuming Cities


Fall 2014
LURB 3892 – Capital Cities
LCST 4456 – Western Marxism and After
LECO 2002 – Political Economy of Growth and Distribution
LECO 3006 – Finance, Property and the Corporate Form
LECO 3101 – History of Economic Thought
LECO 4510 – Historical Foundations of Political Economy
PGHT 5660 – Theorizing Luxury
UGLB 2111 – Global Economies
UGLB 4413 – European Crisis and the World Economy
LSCI 2700 – Energy and Sustainability
LSOC 2152 – Politics of Consumption
PLVS 2006 – Bollywood: From Local Industry to Global Brand
LPOL 2035 – Commodities: The Political Economy of Consumer Culture
LANT 2031 – Urbanizing Asia

*indicates required course for Minor in Capitalism Studies