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Start on a journey that starts with you.... In the 21st century, what increasingly matters is not
a rigid focus on one subject, but a broad and creative understanding of many. At Eugene Lang
College The New School for Liberal Arts, our educational experience offers you just that, along
with the intellectual and competitive skills to give you a head start in any direction.

At the heart of Lang is a deep commitment to the liberal arts that reaches across disciplines
rather than dividing them. Through this four-year interdisciplinary exploration of ideas in
the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and arts, you will gain a practical edge.
The Lang experience will both test and support you every day as you hone your thinking, your
values, and your goals.

Imagine. Explore. Inspire. It all starts at Lang, an innovative progressive liberal arts college
that’s part of an urban university in a legendary neighborhood—surrounded by the greatest
city on earth.

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“IT’S THE APPEAL OF THE NEW.”
Why would you choose Lang? Because you want a real education, one that’s innovative and
individualized—something more than you might get at a large university with a standardized
curriculum of ho-hum courses and overcrowded lecture halls.

When you start at Eugene Lang College, no one hands you a preplanned route to follow. Getting a
real education means committing to a personal path—one that involves both self-motivation and self-
discovery. From day one at Lang, you’ll find that we take this process as seriously—and as
personally—as you do.
Examples of the more than 300 courses Lang offers:
African-American Drama: Homage to a Dream Deferred
Cooking, Culture, and Cannibalism
18th-Century British Fiction
Epidemics and International Responses
Queer Society
Garbage: The Political Economy and Ecology of New York City
Mass Culture/Mass Society
Descartes and Pascal
Psychology of Terrorism
Youth Organizing and Activism
Islam in the 20th Century
Chemistry of Life
Personal Documentary

Neil Gordon, PhD, professor of


Literary Studies, is the author
of three novels, the literary editor
of the Boston Review, and a
regular contributor to the New York
Times Book Review.

“College is a choice, not an


obligation, and how you make
that choice is up to you. That is
not to say we do not have some
required courses; there are certain
skills and bodies of knowledge
you will be required to master.
But we are committed to the
principle that education must be
free of constraint, committed to
exploration, and reinvented by
each person who comes to it. It is
a choice, and a vitally important To help you make the transition to the Lang lifestyle (and study style), we offer several foundational seminars in
one. Your college education is your first year, including Writing the Essay (because strong communication skills are expected here); an Advising
Majors, Minors, the means by which you can be Seminar, where the instructor is your faculty advisor; and the First-Year Workshop, led by an upper-class seminar
and Interdisciplinary Programs transformed from a person who fellow, where you’ll learn everything from how to navigate the subways to how to budget your time.
witnesses the reality of our world
The Arts Interdisciplinary Science
to a person who can do something Real explorers work off the map, and at Lang, you’ll soon find yourself doing just that. Within any declared
Civic Engagement Jewish Studies
Culture and Media Liberal Arts about it.” academic program, you can actively probe links between the humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural
Economics Literary Studies sciences. Combine all this with small classes and world-class resources, both on campus and around New York,
Education Studies Philosophy and you’ll have a real head start, no matter where you’re heading after graduation.
Environmental Studies Psychology

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Ethnicity and Race Politics
Foreign Languages Religious Studies
Gender Studies Social Inquiry
Global Studies Urban Studies
History

STARTING SMARTER. WHEN YOU START HERE, YOU’RE NOT ALONE.
Ken Wark, PhD, professor
and chair of Culture and
Media, is the author of
A Hacker Manifesto and
The Virtual Republic. He was
an editor of the Nettime
anthology Readme! and,
with Brad Miller, produced
the multimedia work
Planet of Noise.
“ Today’s media has changed
the culture of what liberal arts
education used to be. It’s no
longer enough to be able to
write a 3,000-word paper—
and not necessarily the
best way to organize ideas.
For example, you can have
groups of people working
collaboratively on a single
subject or having a discussion
using social software in real
time. We can now insert
the qualities of what liberal
It might seem a little intimidating at first, sitting around a table with your instructor and a small group of students with
ideas, insights, objections, and questions flying in every direction. But while the Lang seminar environment is intense, it’s
also very supportive. Honest dialogue, free-ranging discussion, and passionate debate are the tools we use to learn about
the world and ourselves—and it works. That’s probably why the Princeton Review recently rated Lang the best college in the
country for encouraging debate and discussion.

The seminar is part of a much bigger picture at Lang—our ongoing commitment to a liberal arts education. An education in
the liberal arts means having the freedom to explore your academic interests without barriers—to be curious, contrary, and
““As a program, we try very hard to take
the science to the students, but also
bring the students to the science. Being
arts is about into these new even a little bit off the wall. At Lang, we encourage you to be that person and more, in order to gain a broader context of
in New York City, we have the diverse
media forms, in a range of practical knowledge needed to thrive in our changing world.
resources around us to do this—a variety
approaches that suit different
of major scientific institutions and policy
styles of learning—like videos Of course, with this freedom of academic inquiry comes personal responsibility. At Lang, you’re in charge of managing your
centers, as well as field experiences
and wikis. Today, things education, selecting your courses, and meeting regularly with faculty advisors to map out and review your four years. But
and internships. This way, our students
don’t slice themselves up you’re not alone. You have a very talented group of people looking out for you—your professors.
can become immersed in the scientific
into neat subjects anymore.
community while seeing the relevance of
To deal with most real-world Lang gives you access to some of the most amazing scholars, outside-the-box intellectuals, and edgy artists on the planet.
science in everyday life through a number
problems, you need to draw They are extremely talented teachers who are also active working professionals in their fields. Each of them is dedicated to
of different contexts. At Lang, we don’t
from different disciplines.” helping you develop your own original ideas and express them in a truly original way.
see science as a separate way of thinking
and knowing. The arts, the sciences, and
mathematics are all disciplines in which
A HIGHER STANDARD OF STUDY. THE HEART AND SOUL OF STUDY AT LANG IS THE SEMINAR CLASS. you learn by doing, so we work to make
those connections real.”

Meet some members of the faculty:


Katayoun Chamany, PhD, associate
Heather Chaplin (Literary Studies). BA, Sarah Lawrence College. Author of Smartbomb. Journalism, reading for writers, professor of natural sciences and
literacy, game culture, systems thinking. mathematics, is a geneticist and
cell biologist. She has developed
Jaskiran Dhillon (Education Studies). PhD in Education, Culture, and Society, University of Pennsylvania. Anthropology of
the state, urban education, feminism and education, minority rights and multiculturalism. nationally used seminars, workshops,
and educational materials that reflect
Kate Eichhorn (Culture and Media, First-Year Writing Program). PhD in Language, Culture and Teaching, York University.
interactive and case-based methods of
Archives, affect theory, feminist poetics, digital poetics, politics of cultural production.
teaching and learning.
Joseph Heathcott (Urban Studies). PhD in History and American Studies, Indiana University. Urban studies, historic
preservation, politics of redevelopment and urban design.

Dominic Pettman (Culture and Media). PhD in English with Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne. Media toolkit,
locating the human, dream factories, critical theory, popular and unpopular cultures. Joint appointment with The New
School for Social Research.

Federico Finchelstein (History). PhD in History, Cornell University. Historiography, fascism, transnational and comparative
history, modern Latin American and European intellectual history. Joint appointment with The New School for Social
Research.

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Jeremy Ginges (Psychology). PhD in Psychology, University of Tel Aviv. Psychology of terrorism, cross-cultural conflict
resolution, impact of sacred values on conflict resolution. Joint appointment with The New School for Social Research.

Janet Kraynak (Art History). PhD in History and Theory of Art, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Postwar European art
and theory, art history, cultural criticism. Joint appointment with Parsons The New School for Design.

Julia Ott (History). PhD in History, Yale University. History of finance and corporate capitalism, contemporary economic
issues, capital mobilization. Joint appointment with The New School for Social Research.

Cecilia Rubino (Theater). MFA in Theater, Yale School of Drama. Theater and improvisation as pedagogical tools, acting
theory and practice, scene study, Shakespeare.
Sari Ganulin
Second-year student

“ Before I considered college, I did while taking courses in chamber


a solid four years of professional music, music theory, orchestra, and
musical theater—a couple of shows conducting at Mannes. I also work
here in New York, a national tour, as one of the elected facilitators
plus some regional work. When I in the Lang Student Union. The
was ready, Lang was really the only experience has given me a greater
place I wanted to apply. I knew understanding of how the school
that I wanted to have a seminar works. This year, I’ve started sitting
experience to explore a lot on the Faculty Curriculum Committee
of different subjects, and that I as a student representative.
wanted access to Mannes College
The New School for Music. “ At Lang, you can seek out
opportunities for yourself and work
“ I’m currently doing the music to get them accommodated. You
track in Lang’s Arts concentration, get as much out of this school as
which takes music out of the you choose to put in. As long as
conservatory setting and puts it you do the work, you can make it
into a broader liberal arts setting. happen here.”
I’m focusing on ethnomusicology

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“Here, you can seek out opportunities for yourself.”

Nurturing fresh thinking and big ideas to produce positive changes in our world—that’s
our approach at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts. But it didn’t start
with us. Our famous parent university, The New School, was founded with that vision back
in 1919 by a small group of progressive intellectuals, including philosopher John Dewey,
historian Charles Beard, and political economist Thorstein Veblen.

After almost a century, The New School has remained true to its innovative roots while
branching out to offer students a world of educational programs and resources, all within
a few city blocks.

These opportunities can be yours at Lang.


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associate professor and made it interesting for me to teach
chair of Lang’s integrative here. One is that I’m allowed to
Arts program, is a noted design my own curriculum, which
composer and musician and is a delight. Also, when you go to
a leading figure in the revival traditional schools, the music
of neoclassicism in music. major is always geared toward
Her most recent CD, Shades future professionals, even though
of Light, Shades of Dark, the majority of undergraduate
received rave reviews as “fully students are not interested in or


worthy to share a program or ready to become classical
disc with the masterpieces by musicians. At Lang, it’s been
Mozart or Brahms” (Fanfare). enormously fun to determine how
to teach music to people who are
interested in it but not as a
lifelong occupation. Music is
often treated as an art form that
only speaks its own language, but
I realized that to be successful with photography, I needed some in fact, it has a lot in common with
formal training. But because I’m also interested in context and social painting, literature, and theater.
issues, I didn’t want to sacrifice that for just photography. So Lang’s There’s always a broader context.”
dual degree program with Parsons was the best option for me.

“ My current project looks at how small farmers’ groups create


alternative self-governing systems as ways to gain their footing
INSPIRING NEW DIRECTIONS with globalization and international markets that are not playing in
their favor.

Eight schools make up The New School: Why The New School? Because from the start, its social, intellectual, and creative impact on our “ In order to figure out a future plan of action for this project, I’m
The New School for General Studies society has been huge in the social sciences, the arts and humanities, and public policy. starting to look at historical parallels involving other movements
The New School for Social Research and how they’ve grappled with similar issues. That’s why I focus on
Parsons The New School for Design Time and again, The New School has made academic history, offering some of the first college history rather than on media studies—in order to get a broader scope
Milano The New School for Management
courses anywhere in subjects like film studies, psychoanalysis, urban studies, photography, that gives my work a greater relevance.
  and Urban Policy
Black studies, women’s studies, and creative writing.
Eugene Lang College The New School “ There are a lot of resources available at Lang that you can access. It
  for Liberal Arts requires persistence sometimes, but there are no closed doors here.
Hannah Arendt, W.E.B. DuBois, Martha Graham, Tennessee Williams, Berenice Abbott, and
Mannes College The New School for Music
The New School for Drama Edward R. Murrow are only a few of the luminaries who have taught here. And the university’s
Lang/Parsons student and photographer Ida Benedetto has been
The New School for Jazz and famous students and graduates include jazz musicians and economists, philosophers and fashion
documenting the life of Guatemalan coffee farmers since 2004.
  Contemporary Music designers, filmmakers and psychologists, city planners and poets.
Thanks to a grant from The New School, she will be expanding her


project to include tea garden workers in India.
Today, with 88 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and its institutes and other
educational programs, the university continues to challenge its thousands of students and its
community to make the world a better place.

As a Lang student, you can tap into this inspiring educational universe in some surprising ways.

BA/BFA dual degree programs let you take advantage of Lang’s rich liberal arts education while
pursuing a creative discipline at Parsons The New School for Design or at The New School for
Jazz and Contemporary Music. In just five years, you can earn both a liberal arts degree and a
fine arts degree.

If you’re planning on graduate school, Lang offers you a range of accelerated BA/MA study options
so that you can jump-start your work toward a master’s degree in your junior year. If accepted, you

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can earn up to 12 credits in graduate-level coursework at The New School for Social Research,
The New School for General Studies, or Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy,
which may then be applied toward a master’s degree at that school.
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Whether you think of it as the Village, the West Village, or just “downtown,”
New York’s Greenwich Village is where you will study, play, and live as a Lang
student. Here, in this vibrant but comfortable residential neighborhood of
brownstone buildings, cafés, nightclubs, open-air markets, clubs, parks, and
interesting people of every kind, you will discover something new.

Here you will reinvent who you are and what you will do.

. . . in the dorms and on the street . ”


It’s the historic heart of America’s alternative culture—for more than 100 years, artists, writers, musicians, actors, and freethinkers of all kinds have been attracted
to the oddly angled streets of Greenwich Village, giving this bohemian neighborhood a creative critical mass that continues to this day. The Village is where Eugene
O’Neill wrote his plays and Bob Dylan sang his songs. It is the place where you too can discover your voice.

THE PLACE TO START SOMETHING Greenwich Village is the perfect place to walk around, stretch your legs, and get used to the fact that you are in one of the largest cities on the planet. While the
Village pulses with energy day and night in its music clubs, bookstores, performance spaces, theaters, and hundreds of restaurants and cafés, the neighborhood
also has its relaxed side, including narrow tree-shaded streets, a riverfront park, and small shops, feeling much of the time not like a major metropolis but, well,
a village.

As you stroll under the ornate Victorian clock tower of the Jefferson Market Library on Sixth Avenue on a sunny fall afternoon, New York City can seem just far
enough away.

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Third-year student

“ Lang was my first choice “ There’s a real community here,


for college. I was really attracted although it’s based not on
to the school because I’ve always traditional college things like
wanted to live in New York City—and football games but on sharing
it was one of the few liberal arts ideas and talking about each
schools that actually offered writing other’s work. We’re here because
as a concentration. we have ideas we want to explore,
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“As I’ve learned about different that. It’s this exploring that leads
writing traditions, I feel that Lang you to what you’re meant to do.”
has really legitimized me as a
writer. Three years ago, I didn’t
know what realism was;
now I can talk in depth about what
that means and see how it figures
in my work. I don’t think I could
have evolved as a writer anywhere
else. I’ve learned so much about
the craft and contexts of writing
here—and where I fit in.
Bounded by Broadway to the east, the Hudson River to the west, 14th
Street to the north, and Houston Street to the south
Historically the hotbed of America’s avant-garde
World-famous celebrities living next door to tomorrow’s Emmy-winning actors,
bestselling novelists, brilliant scholars, and everyday folks
Location of many Off-Broadway theaters and performance spaces
The launching point for major cultural and political movements, from the
Provincetown Players and the New York School of poetry to the gay rights
Greenwich movement. (Dada artist Marcel Duchamp and some friends once announced
the founding of the Independent Republic of Greenwich Village by releasing
Village at balloons from the top of the Washington Square Arch.)

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the Key of My Life. His research and teaching interests include African-American and Caribbean literature and theory, particularly
anticolonial writings.
The biggest city in the United The largest college town in the
“ The teaching of African-American literature has evolved tremendously over the past 20 years. There have been some very important
States United States—nearly 600,000
interventions in terms of which authors are taught. My classes take into account a broader spectrum of African-American writing—
students
slave narratives, 19th-century fiction, drama, as well as postcolonial Atlantic writers from the African continent and the Caribbean. The greatest collection of free-
So the scope has become more global and diverse. Some of the most passionate responses I’ve gotten from students have been standing skyscrapers in the The largest media market in the
in my Literature of Social Movements—Civil Rights class. As politically engaged people who are involved in issues outside of the world—47 United States and the world’s
classroom, they can relate these discussions directly to their lives.” leading commercial center for
More than 140 languages
television, advertising, music, and
heard on the streets and
newspaper and book publishing
spoken by immigrants and
visitors from every part of the More than 2,000 arts and
world cultural nonprofit institutions,
museums, and performance
The largest subway system in
halls; more than 500 art
the world (and one of the few
galleries
that runs 24 hours a day)

FINDING YOUR FUTURE NOW
When you live in New York, 321 square miles of possibilities wait right outside your door. At Lang, we can help you take advantage of every square inch of it.

As one of the biggest components of your Lang education, the city itself will be your open-air laboratory, your classroom, your career center, and your runway for takeoff.
With its incredible wealth of institutions and talent, New York has the world-class resources to match your goals.

To help connect you with these cultural riches in a meaningful way, Lang maintains partnerships with some of New York’s leading institutions, resulting in special
courses tied to exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the New-York Historical Society, the Rubin Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and the Eldridge Street
Synagogue. Lang also subsidizes the cost of student tickets to theater, music, and dance performances throughout the city.

When you’re ready to put your ideas to work, the Lang Internship Program gives you firsthand professional experience and academic credit in fields that range from
publishing, healthcare, and the arts to television, online media, and environmental activism. The program is your springboard to some of the most exciting companies
and institutions in New York, including MTV, HBO, the ACLU, the Village Voice, Sony Entertainment, Beth Israel Hospital, the Public Theater, and Democracy Now!

Central to being a student within an urban community, community activism is the ethical core of a liberal arts education at Eugene Lang College. Our Institute for Urban
Education provides that opportunity by linking your learning experience to your desire for social change. Through this program, Lang students work with local public
schools to help disadvantaged high school students develop college preparedness skills. Other current efforts include the launch of a literacy program for primary school
children in Harlem and Washington Heights and a citywide program in which Lang students tutor children who are learning to read.

“The only city where the


sky is not the limit.”

Winka Dubbeldam,
architect “No one should come to
New York to live unless he
is willing to be lucky.”
“New York is the only
E.B. White, writer
real city-city.”

Truman Capote, novelist

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Coordinator of Educational
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Rubin Museum of Art
Eugene Lang College, ’05

“At Lang, I chose the Cultural Studies


path, which I combined with a lot of
Education Studies courses. The flexibility
of the curriculum allowed me to engage
my curiosity and creativity by exploring
different subject areas, which was exciting.
If there was something that I wanted to
learn more about, I had an opportunity
to do so. We were encouraged to process
information and put it back together in our
own ways, which is really important when
you’re an undergrad and you’re searching
to find out who you are personally,
professionally, and intellectually.

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movements. When I discovered there was
no student newspaper, I got together with
a small group of students to create one.

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I thought this was an important project
because in our classes, we were discussing
things like culture and the media, and I
thought we should be able to see our own
voices and visions expressed in the media
that related directly to our school.

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educational resources at the Rubin Museum
of Art in New York City, which is devoted to
IT’S TRAINING FOR LIFE.
art from the Himalayas and the surrounding Even with all of the memorable experiences you can have at Lang,
regions. In my job, I develop gallery and your time here will really be only the beginning of something much
Web-based educational resources including bigger—the rest of your life. So how will you make a difference in a
audio tours, gallery spaces, a study world of nearly 7 billion people that’s growing smaller and yet more
collection of art objects, and interactive complex every day?
media. My experience in the Cultural Studies
If you’re like a lot of Lang graduates, that’s not a problem. You’ll
program at Lang helped prepare me for
be ready.
success in my career. At Lang, I learned
that objects and images carry many kinds
of meanings; now I help museum visitors
interpret these ‘texts.’” > > > > > >
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What’s the best way to get a well-rounded view of the world and your place in it? Give it a closer look by going there. Even before you graduate, our
curriculum at Lang increasingly reflects a cosmopolitan perspective. You can deepen your educational experience through our travel/study programs:

Indigenous Studies in Durango, Colorado: At Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, students can pursue Native American and indigenous studies
and internships at Mesa Verde National Park. This suburban campus, surrounded by mountains, offers a contrast to our urban home.

Democracy and Diversity Institutes in Wroclaw, Poland and Cape Town, South Africa: The Democracy and Diversity Institute brings together
New School undergraduate and graduate students with local scholars from the host city and NGO activists from around the world to explore issues ranging
from economic development to gender politics. Students in both programs visit historically significant locations.

Tibetan Culture in the Diaspora in Dharamsala, India: Dharamsala, in the Indian Himalayas, is the capital of the Tibetan government in exile.
Students in this program study Buddhism, the Bön religion, Tibetan secular culture and literature, gender and spirituality, and the Tibetan language. Excursions
include visits to monasteries, government offices, and cultural centers.

The American University in Paris, France: Students can immerse themselves in a global curriculum at the American University of Paris, a small,
dynamic liberal arts college near the Eiffel Tower. Like Lang, AUP offers a student-centered seminar approach with opportunities to cross disciplines.
Knowledge of French is not required.

John Cabot University in Rome, Italy: Lang students have the opportunity to study in Rome at John Cabot University, an American liberal arts university
that offers courses in English. Knowledge of Italian is not required.

Tishman Environmental Merit Scholars Program in Anchorage, Alaska: Twelve-week paid summer internships with national environmental
organizations in Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula. Selected sophomores and juniors from around the country conduct conservation research, develop
innovative environmental education programs, work on grassroots campaigns to advance environmental policies, and support programs to foster sustainable
development in communities throughout Alaska.

Discover other opportunities to study outside New York City on page 30.

after Lang

Our graduates leave Lang as critical thinkers, convincing communicators, and effective agents of social and political change.

MAKING A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE


Lang graduates include

The program director of a political action group in New York


A human rights law professor at New York University
A jazz artist who performs to packed houses around the world
An investment banker
The public relations director of a leading marketing group in
New York
A social worker with the New York City Department of Health
A Brooklyn-based artist affiliated with the nonprofit media arts
organization Women Make Movies
A speechwriter for the Brooklyn borough president
A well-known Hasidic rapper
EUGENE LANG COLLEGE
THE NEW SCHOOL
FOR LIBERAL ARTS
Academics The Arts Economics Ethnicity and Race Global Studies Jewish Studies Literary Studies Psychology
A Liberal Arts In this interdisciplinary major, Economists at Lang and The Lang students investigate the The interdisciplinary Global The program in Jewish Studies The major in Literary Studies Distinctive in its emphasis
Curriculum students take four integrative New School for Social Research ethnic and racial identities Studies major focuses on is a liberal arts curriculum that offers concentrations in on culture and cognition, this
arts courses and complete one approach economics as “the and interactions within the contemporary challenges that explores the meaning of nation, Literature and in Writing. In program encourages students to
At Eugene Lang College, the of five concentrations: Dance, worldly philosophy,” in Robert humanities and social sciences. cannot be solved at the nation- state, religion, ethnicity, exile, the Literature concentration, develop an appreciation of the
liberal arts curriculum is Music, Theater, Visual Arts, and Heilbroner’s words. The program This program is a guided study state or market level alone. and diaspora in relation to Jews students develop the skills scope of psychological inquiry,
designed to help you organize the self-designed Arts in Context, promotes informed, critical, of how the humanities and social Students learn to think across and Judaism. An underlying they need to become critical to acquire a basic understanding
your own education. Courses in which students situate and passionate investigation sciences have reflected upon, disciplines, to move between the theme is how modernity was readers, writers, and analytical of the scientific method and
draw on traditional academic artistic study within a broader of the economic foundations influenced, and set the course local and the global, and to keep born of antiquity and how texts thinkers. They learn close its application to psychological
disciplines like psychology, philosophical, political, or social of contemporary society. for debates on race and ethnicity the reality of human lives at the can reshape the world. reading techniques and literary research, and to develop the
sociology, economics, framework. The Arts major through the arts, philosophy, and center of their investigations. criticism and theory; they read ability to critically evaluate and
history, literature, philosophy, combines theoretical study with Education Studies public policy. Liberal Arts poetry, fiction, and drama; and discuss psychological texts.
anthropology, politics, hands-on practice. This program employs multiple History The idea of a liberal arts they are introduced to a wide Students have access to clinical
creative writing, and fine and disciplinary and interdisciplinary Foreign Languages The past is constantly being education implies a commitment range of cultures and literary and research internships in
performing arts, but these Civic Engagement approaches to explore how Knowledge of foreign languages represented, reenacted, and to the enlightenment and and historical periods. Students New York City.
subjects are approached from Civic engagement is an integral schools and other educative assumes increasing importance employed in the streets of cultivation of the self and the in the Writing concentration
interdisciplinary, multicultural, part of the liberal arts education sites reflect and shape in today’s interdependent New York: in museums and development of critical faculties. complement literary study Politics
and issue-based perspectives. offered at Lang. By working in society. Students develop an global society. Knowledge of a monuments, political exchanges The self-designed Liberal Arts with sequenced workshops in Students examine power
The official catalog is and with local communities, understanding of the theoretical foreign language is a valuable and global encounters. Whether major is a path of study that puts fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and relations across political, social,
available on the website, students come to understand bases of education and their asset for students seeking considering the rise of slavery this commitment into practice. journalism. Students develop and economic systems; ethnic
www.newschool.edu/lang. the relationship between practical, economic, and social employment in the international or the history of Islam, students Students integrate themes, skills as readers and critics while groups; social classes; genders
power, knowledge, and social implications. Opportunities for field. The Department of Foreign engage in rigorous research- methods, and questions from studying the craft of writing and and sexualities; divisions of labor;
action. Through these hands- fieldwork are available through Languages offers courses in based study, international disciplines across the Lang building portfolios in the genre of citizenships; and species lines.
Majors, Minors, and on experiences, students learn the program’s partnership with 17 languages. in outlook but rooted in the curriculum in a self-reflexive and their choice. Classes look at movements that
Interdisciplinary Programs to see and respond to shifting the Institute for Urban Education. extraordinary city we call home. challenging intellectual project. seek to reshape power and define
Visit our website to find the social and political conditions. Gender Studies Philosophy its possibilities. The objective
requirements for each program Environmental Studies Students explore gender in Interdisciplinary Science Students become keen critical is to develop critical thinkers
of study and a list of the courses Culture and Media This program brings together the relation to the ideologies, social Students in the Interdisciplinary thinkers while studying a variety and passionate actors, deepen
currently offered. This unique major offers courses sciences of natural ecosystems, patterns, and images that shape Science major look at of philosophical traditions, democracy, and promote global
in cultural studies, media the policies governing urban our changing world. They look at contemporary social issues such questions, and approaches; justice.
studies, and screen studies. life, and the design of our how the gender divide is formed as stem cell research, access examining major figures
Students examine audiovisual built environments. Students and maintained and how it is to clean water, alternative forms in the history of philosophy;
productions from classic cinema graduate as experienced urban resisted or undermined. This of energy, and nanotechnology, and exploring the philosophical
to YouTube, media forms from environmental problem solvers, interdisciplinary curriculum draws using the tools and techniques of study of humans and their
television to social media, and knowledgeable about what on courses in other divisions of scientists and mathematicians. social and political contexts.
the relationship between media causes cities to be unsustainable The New School and sponsors Students develop strong The major is unusual among

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and cultural conflict. and skilled at working with others talks and events throughout quantitative and scientific skills undergraduate programs in the
to address those causes. the year. while addressing real-world United States in its emphasis
issues. on Continental philosophy.
Religious Studies Urban Studies Recent thesis topics: In your first year, you’ll also
New York City is a crucible of Half the world’s population now The Dark Side of the Moon have an assigned seminar
religious creativity in which lives in cities. Urban Studies Children’s Perception of fellow, an upper-level student
almost every belief in the world helps students develop an Photography trained to help you through your
is represented. There are few understanding of the peoples Living in Translation: Writers of personal transition to Lang.
South Eastern Europe in Exile
more stimulating places to and infrastructures of cities in Seminar fellows also lead group
Deaf Diabetic Education at the
explore Hinduism, Jainism, Islam, the United States and around workshops that develop skills
Beth Israel Center
Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, the world. We examine the and resources for new students
Pyramids: Framework for Intro
and Judaism. Classes visit urgent challenges cities face in Course in Black History acclimating to college.
religious and cultural sites. this increasingly globalized age Gypsy Music in New York City
and explore people’s creative The Green Children of Faculty
Social Inquiry responses to life in densely God: Evangelicals and Teaching at Lang is a collaborative
Environmentalism
Social Inquiry offers an populated environments. activity. In the seminar model,
PH and Salinity at Big Egg Marsh
interdisciplinary overview of you, like your teachers, prepare
in Jamaica Bay
modern social theory and Senior Capstone for class by reading, researching,
approaches, addressing themes All seniors, regardless of what and reflecting. Lang teachers
Advising
common to the social sciences— academic program they’re don’t just lecture. They guide you
Academic advisors provide
especially sociology, politics, enrolled in, must complete in figuring out the right questions
support throughout your four
economics, and anthropology. This a senior capstone in their to ask and help you learn to
years at Lang. In addition to
program is particularly appropriate major. The senior capstone is answer them. Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Bachelor’s/Master’s Dual Academic Resources consortium are the rich resources
offering registration assistance,
for those seeking a broad a culminating experience that Fine Arts Degree Options of New York City, including 250
they’ll introduce you to academic
familiarity with the builds on previous work in a More than 90 percent of faculty If you want a strong liberal As an upper-level student at Lang, Libraries METRO member libraries, the New
resources and let you know
social sciences. field and can take a variety of members hold a PhD or the arts education and are also you may be approved to take The New School operates three York Public Library, and extensive
about special programs and
forms. It can be an individually equivalent. They are dedicated passionate about art and design selected courses offered by some libraries, open to all its students: digital archives.
activities, including internships,
designed research project, a teachers, actively engaged in or contemporary music, consider a of the distinguished graduate the Fogelman Library, the most
study abroad, and our student Cultural Partnerships
work of fiction, or a collection of their own research and eager to five-year BA/BFA program offered schools of the university. The general collection, but weighted
union. They’ll also help you with
poetry. It can be a group project, draw you into their projects and with Parsons The New School for credits you take will be applied toward the social sciences and Lang maintains institutional
access to the university’s many
such as an artistic production, help you with your own. What’s Design or The New School for Jazz toward your bachelor’s degree philosophy; the Gimbel Design relationships with some of New
student services.
a short film, or a research more, with a 13:1 student- and Contemporary Music. The and, upon your admission to a Library; and the Scherman Music York’s most prestigious cultural
project. It can be developed in teacher ratio, they are highly Lang/Parsons program is offered master’s program, toward the Library. institutions, and offers special
Like every student at Lang, you’ll
a seminar or as the outcome accessible for office meetings, for the following areas of study at requirements for the MA or MS courses tied to exhibitions and
be assigned a faculty advisor,
of an internship. Whatever the after-class conversation, Parsons: communication design, degree. This option will accelerate As a Lang student, you’ll have events at these institutions.
who will provide guidance while
medium, the senior capstone is emailed advice, or even coffee architecture and environmental your progress through a graduate access to all the facilities of the Students who enroll in these
you navigate through important
your opportunity to show what in the courtyard or the café. Few design, fine arts, product design, program that otherwise would Research Library Association of courses enjoy exclusive behind-
academic decisions. At Eugene
you’ve accomplished at Lang in courses at Lang are taught by illustration, interior design, design require two years to complete. South Manhattan, which includes the-scenes access to the events
Lang College, students may
an original and substantive work. teaching assistants. and technology, integrated design, libraries of The New School, New and on-site interaction with the
have more freedom in their
and photography. BA/MA options are available York University, and The Cooper curators, producers, directors,
academic pursuits than at
Combined and Advanced in anthropology, economics, Union. The association is one and researchers. Twice a year,
many other institutions, but this
Degree Programs international affairs, liberal of the largest university library Lang hosts a visiting artist, who
only reinforces the importance
Lang’s position as a college studies, media studies, consortia in the country—NYU’s teaches an interactive course.
of advisement. You’ll be
within a university offers you philosophy, politics, psychology, Bobst Library alone houses Also, each spring, the Lang Dance
encouraged to develop a real
opportunities to take courses and sociology. BA/MS options more than three million volumes. program presents a dance festival
working relationship with your
at some of our specialized are available in health services Connecting the consortium libraries and, in partnership with a New
faculty advisor as a mentor
undergraduate schools and management and policy, is a user-friendly online catalog, York City dance company, offers a
with whom you can discuss
graduate-level courses in many human resources management, which can be accessed over the course devoted to the techniques
your progress at Lang as well
areas of study, including special organizational change Internet or by direct dial-in. All and repertory of modern dance
as future possibilities, such as
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career prospects and graduate
programs. analysis and management. resource training and orientations José Limón. New relationships and
school. programs are always in the works.
for students. Beyond the
Current partnerships include Student Life The university offers a range Office of Student Lang Student Union
Lang @ the Brooklyn Museum of meal plans, and our dining Development and Activities LSU is the students’ voice, the
Lang @ the Guggenheim Museum Housing locations serve a variety of OSDA sponsors student liaison between students and
Lang @ La MaMa At Eugene Lang College, we options, from sushi to comfort organizations and leadership administration and a vehicle
Lang @ the Museum at guarantee housing to all first- food. The New School serves programs, as well as an extensive for student empowerment and
Eldridge Street certified humane and cage-free calendar of events, all of information dissemination. The
time freshmen for their first
Lang @ the Museum of the City eggs, sustainable seafood, which promote community and budget for LSU comes from the
year. Approximately 90 percent
of New York
of incoming students live in and poultry and milk free of collaboration among students. activities fees paid at registration,
Lang @ the Museum of
university residence halls. Each antibiotics. Most students Student organizations include and through LSU, students
Modern Art
of the residence hall facilities has supplement the meal plan the International Club, New Jew, decide how to spend these fees.
Lang @ the Museum of Television
and Radio a director and resident advisors, with purchases from local OPEN (Out & Proud Environment Student representatives to the
Lang @ the New-York who are responsible for ensuring shops and meals at the numerous at The New School), Students faculty committees, including the
Historical Society that students are secure, local restaurants. for a Democratic Society, and Diversity Committee, Academic
Lang @ the Public Theater supported, and supervised 24 Women of Color. Standards Committee, Academic
hours a day. Residence hall Health Services Honors Committee, and University
“I Have a Dream” Foundation Lang Debate Team Lang Outdoors
Community Activism directors and housing assistants The university on-campus health OSDA also coordinates the Lang Student Senate, are appointed
Internships If you’re interested in lively Lang Outdoors offers courses that
At Lang, you can earn credits are committed to creating a services facility offers medical in the City program, which offers through LSU.
Work with children in an after- discussion of public issues, explore our urban environment
while making a difference in the sense of community in each and psychological services to discount tickets to Broadway
school program that uses join the debate team. The team in a physical way but always
community. In addition to the hall through programming and all students. In addition, the theater, the Metropolitan
theater to build literacy and practices weekly and often works in a political, cultural, and
Institute for Urban Education and activities. Most residence halls university offers comprehensive Opera, and other New York City
communication skills. Participate cooperatively with other colleges, environmental context. You can
our Civic Engagement program, are located close to the main health insurance to all students performing arts venues.
in a research practicum exploring and there are opportunities build a boat and row it on the
we offer internships at the campus buildings, and all have not otherwise covered.
child development, Or work on a to attend local and national Hudson River, paint a mural on a
“I Have a Dream” Foundation 24-hour security. The dormitories
major documentary following the tournaments. A course in debate city wall, run in the New York City
and other public service house students from various Disability Services
progress of “I Have a Dream” is offered to strengthen skills. Marathon, explore New York’s bike
opportunities. Service learning divisions, so you’ll be living with The New School welcomes
adopted classes. Many of our debaters also judge paths and study transportation
is more than volunteer work; it is students from other schools. The students with special needs.
for the Urban Debate League, alternatives, walk the oceanfront
the ethical core of a liberal arts University Housing Office can also The Office of Disability Services
Other Public Service working with intermediate and in the Rockaways and the
education. assist students who wish to find assists students in obtaining full
Lang participates in national and high school students in New York “wilderness” in Inwood Heights,
their own housing off campus. access to academic and student
local service programs such as City. Lang students even get the or work with New York City’s park
EnGAGE College Program life services. More information is
AmeriCorps, Teach For America, opportunity to debate a team rangers.
EnGAGE is dedicated to helping available at www.newschool.edu
New York City Teaching Fellows, at Staten Island’s Arthur Kill
underrepresented populations under “Student Services.”
and New York City Public Service Correctional Facility. Current course offerings
enter and succeed in college. Lang
Corps. Lang Crew
students gain direct experience
Skybridge Curatorial Lang Marathon Team
working with city youth, serving as
Co-curricular Courses Program Lang Public Arts Squad
mentors, tutors, TAs, and program
Lang offers a wide variety The Skybridge Arts Space Lang Urban Park Rangers
assistants for New York City high
of enjoyable and enriching connects two buildings at 11th Lang Cycling Team
school students.
co-curricular programs that build Street and 12th Street. It is Lang Community Gardens
community at the university. used by Eugene Lang College Pilates
for multimedia exhibitions and Yoga
curriculum-based arts projects, Lang Oyster Gardens
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laboratory for visual and critical
thinking. Students in the curatorial
project help manage the gallery
space, organizing and mounting
exhibits.
Lang Alternative Spring Break relations, journalism, literary Alumni Coalition scholarships are offered on the
Program: Students study journals, and research. Students Lang alumni are everywhere, basis of merit and need, and
education in New Orleans or are also welcome to develop their achieving remarkable things in The New School participates in
the history of the civil rights own ideas for internships. the arts, education, politics, federal and state aid programs,
movement. They then take a five- human rights, and more. Time and including the Federal Pell
day trip to New Orleans or other After Lang again, they have demonstrated Grant, SEOG Program, and
southern cities, where they work the power of taking an education Federal Family Educational Loan
with community partners and The Office of Career Development rooted in creative citizenship and programs.
learn on-site about the issues offers regular workshops on social awareness and translating
discussed in class. career opportunities, résumé it into meaningful action. If you apply for aid, you will
writing, and job searching and automatically be considered
Lang Internship Program interviewing. The Lang Alumni Coalition is a for all available assistance (file
Lang strongly supports internships leadership organization that strives the Free Application for Federal
as a bridge between students’ Many Lang graduates go to work to support and advance the values Student Aid; the FAFSA code is
academic and career interests right after they graduate, often in of Lang, mentors current students, 002780).
and offers many resources to fields related to their internships. and actively participates in the life
facilitate internships for all They might join a think tank or of the college. A monthly payment plan is
students. Interns typically receive work for a radio station. They available that allows families
professional training, gain hands- might enter the Peace Corps or Admission and to spread tuition payments
Student Newspaper Special Events Valladolid, Yucatán, Mexico: Edinburgh, Scotland: Students on experience, develop personal Teach for America. Many of our Financial Aid throughout the year. Don’t let the
The New School Free Press is a The New School has a Students visit Mayan ruins and study avant-garde theater and confidence, and establish an graduates create opportunities financial aid process intimidate
student-run newspaper serving longstanding tradition of social other cultural sites, study Spanish attend selected performances at expansive network of contacts. for themselves by starting Applying you. Our financial aid counselors
both Lang and the New School activism and intellectual and (instruction is offered at several the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Prior Lang students have recently their own companies Eugene Lang College seeks will be glad to answer any of your
community. The newspaper is artistic innovation. As a Lang levels), and receive introductory theater experience is not required. interned at MTV, HBO, Beth Israel and organizations. innovative students who combine questions. Talk to us.
available in print and in PDF student, you can attend lecture lessons in Yucatec Maya language. Hospital, the Village Voice, Sony intellectual curiosity and a sense
form. You can contribute as series, workshops, performances, Berlin, Germany: This summer Entertainment, GMHC, Miramax Others go on to earn graduate or of purpose with demonstrated
a reporter, managing editor, and special events hosted by any Amsterdam, Netherlands: session at Die Freie Universität Films, and the ACLU. professional degrees. Your faculty ability to complete our
section editor, copy editor, division of the university. Notable Lang students study in the Berlin is an opportunity for advisor will offer you guidance distinctive liberal arts program.
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Lang Theater Productions authors Joyce Carol Oates, Kamau and a variety of other subjects Study Abroad with Sarah in publishing, broadcasting, resources. Workshops are also current students, and tour our
Twice a year, Lang theater Brathwaite, and John Ashbery; Cory are taught in English. Lawrence College: Through performing arts, museums and offered regularly to help you with urban campus.
students produce a show for the Booker, mayor of Newark, New an exchange agreement, Lang galleries, photography, education, the application process. Many
public, All students are invited to Jersey, and U.S. Senator Olympia Siem Reap, Cambodia: This students can study liberal arts nonprofit organizations, public Lang graduates go on to study at When you are ready to apply, put
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filmmaker John Waters; and modern history with site visits. language background), in Oxford, schools, including Columbia, students interested in the social
Lang College Singers philanthropist George Soros. Students observe the realities and in London with the British Harvard, Stanford, Georgetown, sciences, humanities,and arts,
This student music ensemble of Cambodia’s tourism, garment American Drama Academy. Fordham, New York University, with strong communication skills
explores a range of music, Study Abroad manufacturing, and human Indiana University, University of and a commitment to community
including gospel, jazz, rock, Lang offers a number of ways to trafficking industries and learn Exchange Opportunities in Chicago, and the London School of activism. Apply online at
folk, spirituals, madrigals, study outside of New York City in basic Khmer. They also teach the United States Economics. And there are excellent www.newschool.edu/admission.
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