The Language Studies graduate minor is offered through the Schools of Public Engagement.
The graduate minor in Language Studies offers students the possibility of choosing one of the following language studies areas: Chinese Studies, French Studies, Hispanic Studies, or Japanese Studies. The minor is designed to offer students who already
have proficiency in a language above the intermediate level the opportunity to pursue advanced-level proficiency in the language. Linguistic capacities developed include both communication and critical analysis, which include oral and written skills.
Additionally, by completing a graduate minor in one of the languages, students acquire cross-cultural competency related to the geographic regions where the language is spoken.
This graduate minor requires successful completion of 9 credits. Students must select from one area below and complete all 9 credits in that language studies area.
Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.
A student who has completed this graduate minor should be able to:
- Demonstrate effective spoken and written communication skills in the target language at an intermediate to high level or above in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes
- Employ cultural awareness of the diverse societies in the locations where the language is spoken
- Employ analytical, interpretive, and critical thinking skills with respect to literature and cultural studies related to the language
- Understand and convey knowledge of similarities and differences between their own culture and the cultures of the geographic regions where the language is spoken
The Language Studies minor is available to all graduate students at The New School who can demonstrate or attain proficiency above the intermediate level in the chosen language studies area. This minor requires an application.
For questions about this minor, please contact Raúl Rubio, Chair of Languages, at [email protected].