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  • Welcome to Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    Welcome to your new intellectual home. At Lang, your individuality, passion, and creativity drive the way you question and view the world. We offer the tools that let you see through dogma, identify social and political frameworks, and create critical change in the world.

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    Critical Engagement

    We encourage you to cross and integrate disciplines, to embark on an academic path based on your interests. As a New School student, you can take courses across the university, enriching your curriculum and your college experience.

    A College Within a University

    New York City is more than our physical environment; it鈥檚 an extension of our classrooms. Scholarly work interacts with the real world. Our faculty are deeply immersed in creative organizations as well as social and political movements across New York and beyond. Coursework and projects are cutting edge and extend beyond the traditional four walls of the classroom.

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    NYC As Your Campus

    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School is a school dedicated to progressive thought and critical engagement. We attract fiercely independent thinkers who rise to the challenge posed by an environment that melds academic freedom and rigorous intellectual standards. Small classes, engaged faculty, and a commitment to investigating and challenging ideas places Lang at the forefront of theory, practice, and innovation.

  • Featured Courses

    Each semester, our faculty design hundreds of courses to be relevant and reflect the latest cultural, political, and social developments. Here鈥檚 a snapshot of some of the current courses that are available for you to choose from.

    • LSOC 2058

      Learn how gender matters in the work we do by discussing the multiple ways in which gender organizes economic life and our perceptions of the value of different kinds of paid and unpaid labor.

    • LMUS 2053

      Uncover the interaction between sound, art, and technology in the recent past. Examine the practices and innovations that led to the most current ideas about sound art and music technology, and develop contemporary analytical methods for exploring and creating music.

    • UENV 3750

      Build the knowledge base for designing improved functionality, beauty, and ecological and environmental features that benefit both human and non-human species, while advancing knowledge to improve city investments in building out green roofs in the city.

    • LANT 2530

      Among the topics you will explore in this course are clinical encounters, citizenship and the pharmaceuticalization of health, racialized medicine and pain management, the commodification of bodies through organ transplantation, structural violence and social suffering.

    • LPHI 2046

      Discover materialist theories that examine the place of race and racism in social systems of expropriation and exploitation鈥揺specially capitalism, slavery, colonialism, and neo-imperialism.

    • LCST 3414

      This second-level coding class explores concepts of big data, algorithm credibility and accountability, and computer mediated social interaction through a hands-on experience building a world of autonomous 鈥榠ntelligent鈥 agents.

    • LPOL 2015

      After examining the drafting and ratification of the Constitution in the late 1780s, this course uses a close reading of significant Supreme Court decisions to examine the Constitution鈥檚 major doctrines and the Supreme Court鈥檚 interpretation of those doctrines.

    • LECO 2042

      Examine different theories and empirical evidence, learning how narrow identity can affect living standard and economic development, and move individuals and communities to see violence as a tool to resolve their differences.

    • LHIS 2046

      Learn American history through the perspectives of African Americans who recorded their observations and expressed their opinions in autobiographical narratives, speeches, articles, poetry, and literature.

    • LPSY 3133

      Uncover the nature of human emotion in terms of its physiological underpinnings, variations associated with gender, culture and psychopathology, and the role emotion plays in interpersonal interactions, personality, cognition, decision-making, and human development across the lifespan.

    • LINA 2010

      Experience a wide variety of music, dance, and theater performances and art exhibits in New York City as well as on-campus presentations by guest artists.

    • LFYW 1000

      Read, discuss, and respond in writing to a multiplicity of queer texts, from foundational works of queer theory to contemporary fiction, essays and poetry.

  • Now at Lang

    Remote Learning New Approaches

    Eugene Lang College and the entire New School community are transforming learning into action that makes the world a more equitable, more sustainable, and healthier place. Learn how Lang students and faculty are bringing innovative learning approaches to our current situation 鈥 and explore stories featuring original technologies and methods that are coming together across our university to make the future always New.

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  • The combination of academic rigor, creativity, a commitment to civic engagement and social justice, and immersion in NYC, gives our graduates the diverse skills they need to navigate today鈥檚 rapidly changing job market. The individualized academic approach at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts allows you to link your studies to your passions while the supportive real-world learning environment connects you to the field you want to pursue.

  • Our professors, many of whom are jointly appointed with the renowned New School for Social Research, the university鈥檚 school for graduate programs in the social sciences and philosophy, are prominent thought leaders whose work is influential beyond the classroom. These scholars are passionate about teaching and take a deep interest in your development. You will be pushed, challenged, and inspired in intimate seminar settings.聽

  • Recent Work

    Read about the latest creative projects, research, and activism in the Lang community.

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    • All first-year students are required to complete two topic-based courses in expository writing, Writing the Essay I and II. Writing the Essay I helps students to formulate, develop, and express ideas through a process of writing and revisions.

    • Building Meaningful Relationships

      Storm shares how his professors at Lang have encouraged him to never stop questioning the status quo.

    • Eugene Lang College alum Karen Maine recently directed her first film, 鈥淵es, God, Yes,鈥 which earned a glowing review in the New Yorker.

  • Our Community

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