University College Minors


SCHOOL OF ART AND MEDIA STUDIES

Art Minor

Student who desire a art, and who are not majoring in fine arts, may enroll in this program. A selection of courses totaling at least 15 credits, and arranged with the guidance of a fine arts advisor, is required. No specific courses are required.

Minor in Computer Animation

ART1153 Life Drawing
ART2295 3-D Computer Animation I
ART2271 Broadcast Graphics
ART2294 2-D Computer Animation
ART2274 Computer 3D Modeling

Minor in Computer Gr​aphics

ART1177 Introduction to Digital Media
ART1178 Multimedia no the Internet
ART1843 Design for the Web
ART1179 Digital Illustration & Design
ART2295 3-D Computer Animation I /ART2271 Broadcast Graphics

Digital Media for Advertising Minor

ART1174 Desktop Publishing
ART1178 Multimedia no the Internet
ART1843 Design for the Web
ART1170 Advertising Design
ART2215 Photoshop for Advertisement & Illustration

Digital Tools for Social Media Minor

ART1177 Introduction to Digital Media
ART1843 Design for the Web
ART1178 Multimedia no the Internet
COMM3444 Public Relations
COMM1000 Digital Storytelling

Fine Art Techniques Minor

ART1141 Color Theory
ART1151 General Drawing I
ART1161 Painting I
ART1157 Printmaking I
ART1169 Watercolor Painting/ART1841 Pastel Drawing

Printmaking Minor

ART1141 Color Theory
ART1151 General Drawing I
ART1159 Monotype Printmaking
ART1157 Printmaking
ART1158 SilkScreen Print

Theater Minor

A theater for nonfine arts majors consists of 15 credits beyond the core.

A minor in theater for non-fine arts majors consists of 15 credits beyond the core.

THEA1103   Introduction to Theater  
THEA2205   Acting: Theory and Practice I   
THEA2211   Stagecraft
6 credits of electives in Theater or Speech
________    Theater or Speech Electives 

Interested students should consult with the school director for further information.

Advertising Minor (Non-communication majors only)

Take five courses of the six listed below:

COMM2321   Advertising Principles
COMM3345   Advertising Copywriting and Layout
COMM3362   Advertising Campaigns
MKTG2120    Marketing
COMM3444   Public Relations
COMM3997   Internship in Advertising or Advertising/PR Elective

Communication Minor

Non-communication majors interested in a secondary area of specialization in communication must complete 15 credits of communication courses including: 

COMM____   Theory Group Elective
COMM____   Advertising/Public Relations Group
COMM____   Broadcast, Film and Video Group 
SPCH____    Speech Group
COMM____   Communication Elective

Interested students should consult with the school director for further information.  

Convergent Journalism Minor

The minor in convergent journalism is designed to provide undergraduate students with the requisite skills for today’s media marketplace. This 15-credit minor builds on a foundation of basic skills in the three primary platforms of the modern media industry: Print, broadcast and the Internet, and offers a range of free electives that allows the students to further explore areas of specific interest.

Required Courses (9 credits)

COMM2833    News Reporting
ART1174         Desktop Publishing
ART1177         Introduction to Digital Media

Elective Courses -  (6 credits) Choose one course from each list:

List #1 (3 credits)

ART1178        Multimedia on the Internet
COMM2835   Feature Article Writing
COMM2557   Radio Broadcast Workshop
COMM2648   Basic Video Editing

List #2  (3 credits)

COMM3834   Advanced News Reporting
COMM3668   Television News: The Big Issues
COMM3665   International News: The Views Beyond Our Borders
COMM4470   The TV Newsroom

Speech Minor

The minor in Speech offers students interested in improving their oral communication skills to choose from a wide range of offerings – from courses in articulation and diction to those requiring the use of audiovisual aids for professional presentations. The minor would be especially useful for students planning careers in which effective oral communication is essential, such as law, teaching, broadcasting, the performing arts, hotel management, tourism, advertising, and public relations. For international students, it would be an ideal minor, since it would enable them to enhance their speaking facility.

Students interested in this minor must complete 15 credits from the following 3-credit courses:

SPCH1105   Voice Production and Articulation 
SPCH1155   Public Speaking
SPCH2153   Speech and Voice Improvement
SPCH2217   Speech for Broadcasters
SPCH2318   Oral Presentations
SPCH2351   Persuasive Speaking
SPCH2353   Speech: Small Group Discussion
COMM1106  Interpersonal Communication
SPCH4430   Selected Studies in Speech
COMM2557  Radio Broadcast Workshop
COMM3558  Advanced Radio Broadcast Workshop
THEA2205    Acting: Theory and Practice I

GILDART HAASE SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING

Computer Science Minor (For non-Computer Science majors)

The minor in Computer Science consists of 15 credits and is available to qualified students. This minor provides students with a foundation in computer science that complements their majors and enhances their employment opportunities and career options. The problem-solving and critical-thinking skills acquired through this minor are essential skills needed to be successful in life and in the workplace. The courses for Computer Science minor within University College are as follows:

Required Courses (9 Credits)

CSCI1201Computer Programming I
CSCI2215Introduction to Computer Science
CSCI3268Database Systems

*Elective Courses (6 Credits)

Two courses must be chosen from the following:

CSCI1202Computer Programming II
CSCI2232Data Structures
CSCI2247Assembly Language Programming
CSCI3240Computer Networks
CSCI3249Computer Organization
CSCI3278Operating Systems
ENGR2286Digital System Design
MATH2255Discrete Structures

*With the approval of the academic advisor, students may take other higher-level CSCI courses as electives. Students intending to pursue an M.S. in Computer Science or an M.S. in Management Information Systems must see an advisor for the proper selection of electives.

To take any course in the minor, a student must meet all the prerequisites for that course.  

Computer Science Minor for BS EE majors or BS EE combined majors only.

For BSEE/MSEE majors, students will need to consult with their academic advisor. Student may be allowed to take the graduate-level version of a computer science class.

This minor in Computer Science consists of 15 credits and is available to qualified students. This minor provides students with a basic foundation in computer science that complements their majors and enhances their employment opportunities and career options. The problem solving and critical-thinking skills acquired through this minor are essential skills needed to be successful in life and in the workplace. The courses for a minor in computer science within University College are as follows:

Required Courses (9 Credits)

ENGR1204 Programming Languages*
CSCI2232 Data Structures ** or CSCI3278 Operating Systems**
CSCI3268 Database Systems**

Two courses must be chosen from the following:

ENGR3200 Advanced Engineering Programming*
CSCI2232 Data Structures ** 
EENG2287 Microprocessor System Design I*
CSCI3240 Computer Networks
CSCI3249 Computer Organization
CSCI3278 Operating Systems
ENGR2286  Digital System Design*
MATH2255 Discrete Structures

*BS EE degree requirements; **BSEE Technical Elective

BSEE students should check with their academic advisor regarding technical electives for the BSEE degree program. Out of the four required technical electives, students will be required to take at least two EENG technical electives.

To take any course in the minor, a student must meet all the prerequisites for that course.

Computer Forensics Minor (For all majors)

Computer forensics involves the identification, preservation, extraction, interpretation and the documentation of digital evidence in criminal and civil investigations. It is an interdisciplinary minor developed and administered jointly by the Lee Gildart and Oswald Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering and the School of Criminal Justice, Political Science and International Studies. The minor, consisting of 15 credits, is designed to provide students with a blend of theory and practice in six interdisciplinary-specific courses - three from each school. This minor will provide students with a strong foundation in the knowledge, understanding and competencies sought by prospective employers in the area of computer forensics.

Required Courses (12 credits)

CRIM2218  Computer Technologies and CyberCrime
CRIM3327  File System Forensic Analysis and Investigation
INFO1101 Computer Concepts and Technology
INFO4101 Data Communications & Computer Networks I

Elective Courses (3 credits)

CRIM4010  Computer Forensic, Software & Hardware Applications (OR)
INFO4410  Foundations of Cybersecurity

Electrical Engineering Minor (For non-Electrical Engineering majors)

The minor in Electrical Engineering consists of 16 credits and is relevant to students with appropriate mathematics and science backgrounds. This minor provides students with a foundation in electrical engineering, and it can bring them additional employment opportunities and career options. The courses for Electrical Engineering minor within University College are as follows:

Required Courses (16 credits)

EENG2221 Signals and Systems I
EENG2222 Signals and Systems II
ENGR2286 Digital System Design
EENG2287 Microprocessor System Design I
EENG3265 Electronics I

To take any course in the minor, a student must meet all the prerequisites for that course.

Electrical Engineering Technology Minor (For non-Electrical Engineering Technology majors & non-Electrical Engineering majors)

The minor in Electrical Engineering Technology consists of 15 credits and is available to qualified students. This minor provides students with a foundation in electrical engineering technology, and it can enhance their employment opportunities and career options. The courses for the Electrical Engineering Technology minor within University College are as follows:

Required Courses (9 Credits)

EGTG2215 Circuits I
EGTE2216 Circuits II
EGTG2286 Digital System Design

*Elective Courses (6 Credits)
Two courses must be chosen from the following:

EGTE2287 Microprocessor System Design I
EGTE3288 Microprocessor System Design II
EGTG2265 Electronics I
EGTG3223 Instrumentation
EGTE3266 Electronics II
EGTE4381 Computer Aided Analysis and Design

* With the approval of the academic advisor, students may take higher level EGTE courses as electives.

To take any course in the minor, a student must meet all prerequisites for that course.

Information Technology Minor (For non-Information Technology majors)

The minor in Information Technology consists of 15 credits. It is relevant for students of all majors, and it will help them gain an advantage in the ever increasing technological demands required for a variety of professions. Students who complete this minor will learn the fundamental aspects of practical applications of information technology. the courses for the minor are as follows:

Required Courses (12 credits)

CSCI1105 Survey of Computers and Computer Software
CSCI3268 Database Systems
INFO2101 Computer Programming for Information Technologists I
INFO2105 Internet & Web Applications

*Elective Courses (3 credits)
One course must be chosen from the following:

ENGR2286 Digital System Design
INFO2102 Computer Programming for Information Technologists II
INFO3201 Human Computer Interface
INFO4101 Data Communication & Computer Networks I
INFO4201 Information technology Needs Assessment & Management

To take any course in the minor, a student must meet all prerequisites for that course.

Mathematics Minor (For non-B.A. and non-B.S. Math majors)

The minor in Mathematics consists of 17 credits and is relevant to students in all majors. Mathematics is needed in every aspect of one's daily life and in every profession. Students who complete this minor will possess strong mathematical knowledge and problem solving skills that are useful in the contemprary workplace and in graduate studies, including those in business, natural sciences, computer science, education, engineering and technology. The courses for Mathematics minor within University College are as follows:

Required Courses (8 Credits)

MATH1201 Calculus I
MATH2202 Calculus II

*Elective Courses (9 credits)
Three courses must be chosen from the following:

MATH2203 Calculus III
MATH2210 Differential Equations
MATH2255 Discrete Structures
MATH3220 Linear Algebra
MATH3237 Probability and Statistics I
MATH3341 Advanced Engineering Math

To take any course in the minor, a student must meet all prerequisites for that course.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Minor (For non-Mechanical Engineering Technology majors)

The minor in Mechanical Engineering Technology consist of 15 credits and is relevant to students with appropriate mathematics and science backgrounds. This minor provides students with the fundamental aspects of Mechanical Engineering Technology, and it can bring them additional employment opportunities and career options.  The courses for the Mechanical Engineering Technology minor within University College are as follows:

Required Courses (12 Credits)

EGTM2232 Mechanical Measurement and Devices
EGTM2230 Manufacturing Process
EGTM3248 Mechanical Technology Design I
EGTM3250 Mechanical Technology Design II

*Elective Courses (3 Credits)

EGTG2221 Statics
EGTG2228 Strength of Materials
EGTG3351 Applied Thermodynamics
EGTG3431 Dynamics
EGTG4224 Process and Electro/Mech. Control Systems Technology
EGTG4225 Industrial Automation
EGTG4254 Fluid Mechanics
EGTM4356 Stress and Vibration Analysis

*With the approval of the academic advisor, students may take other higher-level EGTG or ETGM courses as electives.

To take any course in the minor, a student must meet all prerequisites for that course.

Web-site Design and Development Minor and/or Certificate

The minor and /or certificate in Web-site Design and Development consists of 15 credits. The minor provides students with a foundation in web-site design and development, and it can enhance their career and employment opportunities. The courses for the Web-site Design and Development minor within University College are as follows:

Required Courses (12 Credits)

ART1177 Introduction to Digital Media
CSCI1105 Survey of Computers and Computer Software
INFO2105 Internet & Web Applications
INFO2106 Web-site Design and Management

Elective Courses (3 Credits)
*One course must be chosen from the following:

INFO3201 Human Computer Interface
INFO3205 Digital Media Publishing

*With the approval of the academic advisor, students may take a higher level INFO or CSCI courses as an elective.

To take any course in the minor and/or certificate, a student must meet all prerequisites for that course.

SCHOOL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, POLITICAL SCIENCE, AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Criminal Justice and non-criminal justice majors have the opportunity to declare minor areas of study. Minor areas of study entail successful completion of 15-18 credits.

Criminal Justice Minor

Non-criminal justice majors may complete a minor in Criminal Justice by completing the following 15 credits:

CRIM1101  Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
CRIM1102 Criminology and Social Theory
CRIM1103 Criminal Law  
CRIM2201 Police and Society
CRIM2202 Corrections, Parole and Probation

Computer Forensics Minor (available to all students)  

CRIM2218 Computer Technologies and Cyber Crime  
INFO1101  Computer Concepts & Technology
CRIM3327 File System Forensic Analysis and Investigation
INFO4101  Data Communication and Computer Networking

Select one from the following:

CRIM4010 Computer Forensic, Software/Hardware Apps
INFO4410  Foundations of Cybersecurity

Legal Studies Minor (Available to all students)

Required Courses (12 credits)

CRIM1120     Introduction to Jurisprudence
POLS1101     Introduction to Political Science
CRIM3319      Courts and the Judicial Process
CRIM3890     Legal and Analytical Reasoning

Select one Elective Course (3 credits)

CRIM2205     Criminal Justice Research Methods
CRIM1103     Criminal Law
CRIM2100     Professional and Legal Writing
CRIM2214     Procedural Law
HIST2105      Crime in History
POLS2253     American Government
POLS2254     Public Policy
POLS3355     American Constitutional Law
POLS3327     Civil Rights and Liberties
POLS2212     International Law
HIST2215      Constitutional History U.S.

Social Justice Advocacy Minor

Available to Criminal Justice majors and Non-Criminal Justice majors

For students interested in a professional career working with juveniles and the Juvenile Justice System, Probation, Parole, Domestic Violence, Crisis Intervention, Rehabilitation, Counseling and Advocating for Victims of Crime and Abuse.


For students interested in a professional career working with juveniles and the Juvenile Justice System, Probation, Parole, Domestic Violence, Crisis Intervention, Rehabilitation, Counseling and Advocating for Victims of Crime and Abuse.

Required Courses       ( 6 Credits ) 
CRIM1125     Introduction to Social Service Advocacy
SOCI3316     The Family: Stability and Dysfunction
Select any three courses ( 9 credits ) 
SOCI2805     Contemporary Social Issues 
SOCI3201     Methods in Social Research
SOCI3318     Health and Society:  Access and Issues
SOCI3320     Race, Generation, and Immigration
CRIM1130     Working with Children and Families
CRIM1135     Social Justice and Structural Inequality
CRIM2208     Victimology
CRIM3320     Interviewing and Counseling Strategies
CRIM3324     Community Resource Management 
CRIM3326     Rehabilitative and Reentry Strategies

Political Science Minor (For non Political Science majors)
 
A minor in Political Science requires students to complete 15 credits of the following courses:
 
POLS1101 Introduction to Political Science
POLS1102 Geography and World Issues
POLS2204 International Relations
POLS2231 Comparative Government and Politics
POLS2253 American Government
 
International Studies Minor (For non International Studies majors)
 
A minor in International Studies requires students to complete 15 credits of the following courses:
 
POLS1102     Geography and World Issues
POLS2204     International Relations
POLS2211     International Organizations
POLS2212     International Law
POLS2231     Comparative Government and Politics
 
PETER SAMMARTINO SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

QUEST Five-year Accelerated (B.A. or B.S./M.A.T.) Teacher Preparation Program

Student considering careers in teaching may be admitted to the QUEST Teacher Preparation Program. QUEST is a combined degree program that provides an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in a liberal arts/science major, teacher certification in elementary or secondary education and a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in five years. Students are required to meet the minimum academic and performance standards established for the QUEST program in order to remain in the program.

Elementary Education Courses (30 credits)

Year 1 

EDUC1108  Seminar in Professional Practice I
EDUC2401 Field Experience I

Year 2

EDUC2209  Seminar in Professional Practice II
EDUC2402 Field Experience II
EDUC3309 Seminar in Professional Practice III

Year 3 

EDUC3403  Field Experience III
EDUC6818*  Language Dev & Literacy I
EDUC6819*  Language Dev & Literacy II
EDUC6893*  Evaluation and Measurement in Education 

Year 4

EDUC3404 Field Experience IV
EDUC6820*  Problem-Based Strats in Elem Edu
EDUC7763*  Human Relations and Conflict Resolution

* Graduate Education Courses.

Secondary Education (30 credits)

Year 1 

EDUC1108  Seminar in Professional Practice I
EDUC2401 Field Experience I

Year 2

EDUC2209  Seminar in Professional Practice II
EDUC2402 Field Experience II
EDUC3309 Seminar in Professional Practice III

Year 3

EDUC3403  Field Experience III
EDUC6651* Effective Reading Instruction
EDUC6893* Evaluation and Measurement in Education

Year 4

EDUC3404 Field Experience IV
(Disc Methods Course)
EDUC6584*  Comp as a Teacher’s Aid
EDUC7763*  Human Relations and Conflict Resolution

*Graduate Education Courses 

All students, part-time and full-time, are required to confer with an academic advisor in the School of Education each semester upon electing a teacher preparation and in order to ensure registration in appropriate education courses.

NOTE: Both campuses currently offer the Dual Certification (Elementary and Special Education) program for all Elementary majors.

The Dual Certification program requires 6 more total credits than the Elementary Certification program.

For details on this program, the students should meet with the Director of the QUEST Program.

SCHOOL OF THE HUMANITIES

Creative Writing Minor (non-majors only)

This 15-credit minor enables students to express themselves by writing scripts, fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Since creative writing improves writing skills in general, all students will benefit from the Minor in Creative Writing. Students in the minor will study works of literature to understand the expectations of the genres. Additionally, by writing in workshop settings, students will learn what makes fiction, poetry, scriptwriting and creative nonfiction both distinctive and unique. All students electing the Creative Writing minor must take at least nine credits of Creative Writing courses from the following list. The remaining six credits can be fulfilled with any additional Creative Writing courses or any literature course offered in the English department.

Creative Writing Courses:

ENGL3325: Creative Writing I (Fiction)
ENGL3326: Creative Writing II (Fiction)
ENGL3327: Creative Writing I (Poetry)
ENGL3328: Creative Writing II (Poetry)
ENGL3333: Creative Writing I (Nonfiction)
ENGL3334: Creative Writing II (Nonfiction)
ENGL3335: Creative Writing I (Scriptwriting)
ENGL3336: Creative Writing II (Scriptwriting)
ENGL3337: Creative Writing I (Cross-genre)
ENGL3338: Creative Writing II (Cross-genre)

English Language and Literature  Minor (non-majors only)

The minor in English Language and Literature invites students to explore the literatures of the world, and offers students opportunities to increase their critical and creative writing skills. A minor in English also will help you cultivate the critical thinking and reading skills needed for many professions. Students choose 15 credits of English courses (beyond those taken to satisfy General Education requirements). Students should plan their program in consultation with a faculty advisor in the School of English, Philosophy and Humanities. At least four courses must be taken at the intermediate level or above.  

Suggested Program:

ENGL____  British literature course
ENGL____  American literature course
ENGL____  World literature course
ENGL____  English literature elective
ENGL____  English literature elective

History Minor (non-majors only)

Requirement: 15 credits

Non-history majors who desire a minor in history may enroll in this program.

No more than two 1000-level courses and at least two 3000-level courses. If taken to satisfy a general education requirement, the two 1000-level courses will count toward the History minor, as well. The total number of credits required for the B.A., however, remain 120.

Philosophy Minor (non-majors only)

The 15-credit minor is dedicated to producing graduates who will embrace “the examined life,” learning to ask probing questions regarding critical aspects of human existence.  Graduates acquire skills in critical thinking and moral reasoning, as well as knowledge of world philosophies and religions. Students also become aware of how ideas, including both secular and religious commitments and values, continue to shape our world as they encounter fundamental questions asked by every generation of humans in cultures across the globe.  The minor prepares the student both for lives as global citizens and for excellence in a variety of professional settings, including (but not limited to) law, business, education, and the non-profit sector.

The following lists the requirements for the Philosophy minor:

1.       Two philosophy electives (any two courses PHIL 1000 or higher)

2.       One Law, Logic, and Critical Thinking class (from any of the below):

CRIM1101: Introduction to Critical Thinking
CRIM1103: Criminal Law
CRIM1112: Minorities, Women, and the Criminal Justice System
CRIM1120: Introduction to Jurisprudence
CRIM2214: Criminal Procedure Law
CRIM2216: Sex, Deviance, and the Law
CRIM2250: Emerging Issues in Crime and Justice
CRIM3321: Drugs, Addiction, and the Law
CRIM3890: Legal and Analytical Reasoning
PHIL1101: Introduction to Logic
PHIL2000: Logical Thinking
PHIL3302: Symbolic Logic
POLS2205: Comparative Legal Systems
POLS2212: International Law
POLS3355: American Constitutional Law I
POLS3356: American Constitutional Law II
PSYC3317: Psychology and the Law

3.       One Applied Ethical Thinking class (from any of the below)

BIO4405: Ethics in Science
COMM4443: Ethics in Media
CRIM3304: Criminal Justice Ethics
HIST2601: Ethical Debates in History
NURS3209   : Bioethics
PHIL1103: Ethics
PHIL3300: Business Ethics
PHIL3310: Human Perspectives in a Computerized Society
PHIL3311: Ethics of Food
PHIL/HUMN4438: Ethics and Public Affairs
POLS2606: Ethics and Politics
RELI3323: Ethics of Jesus
HUMN/PHIL3307 Slavery and Global Ethics 

4.       One Comparative Philosophy and Religion class (from any of the below):

HUMN2254/PHIL2254: War and Peace in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
HUMN2446: Religion and Human Rights
HUMN/PHIL2448: Comparative Religion
HUMN3315: Jerusalem in Jerusalem
HUMN/RELI3316: Babylon the Great
HUMN/RELI3317: Ancient Egypt
PHIL/RELI1105: World Religions in America
PHIL2105: Current Moral and Social Issues
PHIL/HUMN2440: Human Rights
PHIL2256: Fundamentalism in Religious Practice
PHIL2321: African Philosophy
PHIL2439: Radical Political Thought
PHIL2452: Ancient Political Thought
PHIL4310: Modern Political Thought
POLS3011: Human Rights in a Global Perspective
RELI2107: One God, Three Paths
RELI2255: Person/Gender/Sexuality: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
RELI2273: The Battle Over the Book
RELI3324: Islamic Religion-Past and Present
RELI3334: Religion and Politics
SOCI3340: Gender Roles Across Cultures
SOCI3342: Sexual Diversity
SOCI3343: Communication and Culture
SOCI3402: Religion, Identity, and World Society

Minor in Religion and Society

This is an 15-credit interdisciplinary minor embracing religion, philosophy of religion, and the history/politics/sociology/psychology of religion. This minor would be ideally suited for any student interested in exploring the many-faceted significance of religion in the modern world.

The following are requirements of the Religion minor:

1.    One interdisciplinary course in Religion and Society

ENGL3377/HUMN3042: The Bible and its Influence
HUMN/PHIL2253: The Search for Meaning: Religious Responses
HUMN/PHIL2254: War and Peace in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
HUMN/PHIL2446: Religion and Human Rights
HUMN/RELI3316: Babylon the Great: Culture, Religion, and Conflict in Iraq 
RELI4431: Selected Studies in Religion

2.    One course in Comparative Religion or Philosophy of Religion

HUMN/PHIL2254: War and Peace in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
HUMN/PHIL2448: Comparative Religions 
HUMN3315: Jerusalem in Jerusalem
HUMN/RELI3321: The Book of Job and its Interpreters 
PHIL/RELI1105: World Religions
PHIL2251: Basic Jewish Thought
PHIL2252: Judaism and Modernity
RELI2107: One God, Three Paths
RELI/PHIL2207: Philosophy of Religion

3.    One course in History/Politics/Sociology/Psychology of Religion

HIST3341: History of Religions and their Role in Nation Building I
HIST3342: History of Religions and their Role in Nation Building II
HUMN3318: Jerusalem: The Holy City
HUMN/PHIL4439: Questioning Religion
PSYC3332: The Psychology of Religion
RELI2273: The Battle Over the Book
RELI3323: The Ethics of Jesus 
RELI3324: Islamic Religion-Past and Present
RELI3334: Religion and Politics

4.    2 Religion electives (any RELI 1000 and above class or Religion  by a Religion faculty advisor)

Spanish Language Literature & Culture Minor (non-majors only)

Non-Spanish majors may complete a minor in Spanish Language Literature and Culture by fulfilling the following 15 credits.

Students entering at the Elementary level 

SPAN1101 Elementary Spanish I 
SPAN1102 Elementary Spanish II
SPAN2103  Intermediate Spanish I 
SPAN2104 Intermediate Spanish II 
SPAN3301 Advanced Conversation in Spanish

Students entering at the Intermediate level:

SPAN2103 Intermediate Spanish I 
SPAN2104 Intermediate Spanish II 
SPAN3301  Advanced Conversation in Spanish 
SPAN4437  Advanced Composition in Spanish

3 credits from either Culture course below:

SPAN3456 Spanish Culture & Civilization
SPAN3439  Latin American Culture & Civilization

Romance Languages Minor

A Minor for students interested in the interrelationship of Romance Languages

Spanish and French Language Majors are not eligible for this Minor

This Minor requires 15 credits

Required

LANG3321 Linguistics: Origin of Languages (3)

Students must take 6 credits at the elementary level in two languages other than the language with which they satisfied the General Education Requirements of University College.

Select 12 credits from

FREN1101 and FREN1102
ITAL1101 and ITAL1102
SPAN1101 and SPAN1102

SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES

Biology Minor (non Science Majors)

Required 15 credits of 15 credit minor

BIOL1001/BIOL1011 Principles is offered in the Fall and Spring
BIOL1060/BIOL1061 Genetics is offered in the summer and fall
BIOL1105/BIOL1115 The Human Environment offered Fall and Spring
BIOL1106/BIOL1116 Over the Counter Drugs offered Fall and Spring
CHEM1118/CHEM1119 Forensic Science offered in Fall and Spring

Environmental Science Minor (non Science Majors)

Required 15 credits of 15 credit minor:

ENVR1101/ENVR1102 Physical Geology is offered in the Fall
ENVR1111/ENVR1112 Oceanography offered in Spring
PHYS1126/PHYS1026 Earth Physics offered in the Fall
PHYS1125/PHYS1025 Astronomy is offered in the Spring
BIOL1105/BIOL1115 The Human Environment offered Fall and Spring

Science Minor (non Science Majors)

Required 16 credits minor:

BIOL1251/BIOL1253 BIOL I offered in Fall and Spring
BIOL1252/BIOL1254 BIOL II offered in Fall and Spring
CHEM1201/CHEM1203 CHEM I Must be taken in sequence offered in Fall and Spring
CHEM1202/CHEM1204 CHEM II Must be taken in sequence offered in Fall and Spring

Marine Biology Minor (non science major)

Required 15 credit minor: Can NOT Substitute these courses/ MUST study abroad

MBIO1118/MBIO1128 Beach Ecology
MBIO3200 Tropical Marine Vegetation
MBIO3400 Tropical Marine Invertebrates
MBIO3900 Tropical Marine Vertebrates

SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology Minor

A minor in psychology for non-psychology majors consists of 15 credits beyond the core.

One Required Foundation Course

PSYC1103 General Psychology

Three Required Major courses - (9 credits) from the following: 

PSYC2201 Statistics
PSYC2204 Child Development 
PSYC2234 Social Psychology 
PSYC3202 Experimental Psychology**
PSYC3315 Abnormal Psychology  
PSYC3384 Theories of Personalities

One Psychology elective (3 credits)

** Prerequisite: PSYC2201 Statistics or equivalent in major (e.g., DSCI2130 Business Statistics)

Forensic Psychology Minor

One Required Foundation Course

PSYC1103 General Psychology

Two Required Major courses - (6 credits) from the following: 

PSYC2201 Statistics
PSYC2204 Child Development 
PSYC2234 Social Psychology 
PSYC3202 Experimental Psychology**
PSYC3315 Abnormal Psychology  
PSYC3384 Theories of Personalities

Two Forensic Psychology Track Courses - (6 credits) from the following:

PSYC3305 Adolescent Growth and Development
PSYC3317 Psychology and the Law
PSYC3319 World of the Psychopath or an approved CRIM course
PSYC3421 Psychology of Criminal Behavior ***

** Prerequisite: PSYC2201 Statistics or equivalent in major (e.g., DSCI2130 Business Statistics)

*** Prerequisite - PSYC3315 Abnormal Psychology

Students who are majoring in psychology are not permitted to enroll in this minor. Psychology majors may elect to complete the forensic psychology track within their major and must complete a minor in another area.

Clinical Social Work Minor

Five Required Major Courses - (15 credits):

PSYC1125*     Introductory to Social Service Advocacy
PSYC3381      Field Placement
PSYC4391      Techniques of Psychotherapy
SOCI3316        Family: Stability and Dysfunction     
SOCI3318        Health and Society: Access and Issues

* Crosslisted with CRIM1125

Students who are majoring in Psychology are not permitted to enroll in this minor, Psychology majors may elect to complete the clinical social work track within their major and must complete a minor in another area

MULTIDISCIPLINARY MINORS

African Studies Minor

The African Studies minor is a multidisciplinary program that provides students with opportunities to widen their perspectives and understanding of Africa’s social, political and economic systems and also to deepen their insights into the profound impact of African societies on countries throughout the world.  

The program enables students to acquire the skills needed to engage successfully in a post-graduate degree in African studies. It also prepares them to lead academic and nonacademic organizations (such as NGOs, etc) in an ever-changing global society and particularly in Africa.

Students are required to complete 15 credits of course work including the following: 

Six credits of foundational courses, including

AFST1101 Africa and Africans I: History and Traditions 
AFST1102 Africa and Africans II: Communities and Cultures
AFST____   Elective
AFST____   Elective
AFST____   Elective

Nine credits of electives from a list of courses divided into three main themes: Africa Centered; Africa Diaspora (including African-American Studies); and Africa in the Global Context.

American Studies Minor

This 15-credit interdisciplinary minor embracing American history, philosophy, literature, sociology, communication, and political science. This concentration would be ideally suited for students seeking a deeper understanding of American culture and society, as well as an appreciation for the role, place, and perception of the United States in the world.

Choose any five courses from the following list that count toward the American Studies minor:

COMM/ENGL3409: Glory and Shame: America on Film
ECON/HIST2206: Economic History of the United States
ENGL3049: Major American Writers I
ENGL3050: Major American Writers II
ENGL3131: 20th Century American Worker in Literature
ENGL3369: American Literature I
ENGL3370: American Literature II
ENGL3383: Ethnic Literature in the United States
ENGL3388: Regionalism in American Literature
ENVR1205: The Great Pacific Northwest: Environmental Issues and Cultural Perspectives
ENVR1215: The Great Pacific Northwest: Environmental Issues and Cultural Perspectives Laboratory
HIST1114: United States History I
HIST1115: United States History II
HIST2102: Sports in America
HIST2103: New Jersey History
HIST2104: United States Social and Cultural History
HIST2107: U.S. Economic History
HIST2189: Special Topics in U.S. History
HIST3101: American Immigration
HIST3102: Race in America
HIST3103: Gender in America
HIST3104: U.S. Diplomatic History
HIST3105: U.S. Environmental History
HIST3106: Culture and Technology in U.S. History
HIST3107: U.S. Constitutional History
HIST3120: Colonial and Revolutionary America
HIST3121: Age of Jefferson and Jackson
HIST3123: The U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction
HIST3129: 20th-Century American History I
HIST3130: 20th-Century American History II
HIST3134: America in the 1950s
HIST3137: Vietnam Conflict
HIST3189: Selected Studies in U.S. History
HIST/POLS3311: The American Presidency
HUMN/PHIL2443: African-American Political Thought
HUMN/PHIL2445: Democracy in America
HUMN2455: American Jazz and the Movement for Civil Rights
HUMN/PHIL2545: The American Mind

British Studies Minor

This 15-credit multidisciplinary minor embraces British art, history, philosophy, literature, sociology, communication, and political science. This concentration would be ideally suited for students seeking a deeper understanding of the development of modern Britain, including periods of colonialism and decolonization. Students may take courses in University College as well as at Wroxton College.

Choose any five courses from the following list that count toward the British Studies minor:

ART3415: Development of British Painting in Britain and North America (WR)
COMM3026: Communication: Culture and the Media in Britain (WR)
ENGL2203: British Literature I
ENGL2204: British Literature II
ENGL3351: Medieval Literature
ENGL3353: Chaucer
ENGL3355: Renaissance Literature
ENGL3357: Shakespeare I
ENGL3358: Shakespeare II
ENGL3359: 17th Century Literature
ENGL3361: Milton
ENGL3363: 18th-Century Literature
ENGL3365: The Romantic Era I
ENGL3366: The Romantic Era II
ENGL3367: The Victorian Era I
ENGL3368: The Victorian Era II
ENGL3421: Not of an Age… But for All Time (WR)
ENGL3422: The Play’s the Thing (WR)
ENGL3463: England’s Green and Pleasant Land (WR)
ENGL3466: Three 19th Century Writers (WR)
ENGL3467: 18th Century Literature (WR)
ENGL4447: “The Tempest”: Music Rich and Strange
HIST3333: History of Britain, Ireland, and the Empire-Commonwealth I
HIST3334: History of Britain, Ireland, and the Empire-Commonwealth II
HIST3422: Britain in the Modern Era (WR)
HUMN4408: The British Mind
HUMN4409: The British Imagination
INTER3430: The Anatomy of Contemporary Britain (WR)
POLS3450: British Government and Politics (WR)
POLS3454: Descent from Power: British Foreign Policy Since 1900 (WR)
POLS3456: The Power and Personality of the British Prime Minister (not global) (WR)
SOCI3440: Women in Race in Modern Britain (WR)
SOCI3445: Social Policy in Contemporary Britain (WR)

Digital Humanities Minor

This 15-credit minor is designed for students interested in learning the essentials of digital production (e.g., graphic design, web design, photography, and film) as well as digital studies (media studies, the impact of technology on society). As technology becomes increasingly intertwined with our everyday lives, it has become increasingly important to possess not only an understanding of computing but to learn how to effectively utilize computer technologies in our professional and personal lives as well as to understand how these same technologies can help shape our lives for better or worse. With a growing number of positions in the field of Information Technology (IT) and a projected shortage of Instructional Technologists, a Digital Humanities concentration can help students become more competitive in the job market.

Choose any five courses from the following list that count toward the Digital Humanities minor:

ART1174: Desktop Publishing
ART/COMM1175: Computer Animation I
ART/COMM1177: Introduction to Digital Media
ART1178: Multimedia on the Internet
ART1179: Digital Illustration and Design
ART1192: Digital Photography I
ART1843: Design for the Web
ART2255: Basics of Computer Animation
ART2275: Computer Animation II
ART1133: History of Photography
CSCI1105: Survey of Computers and Computer Software
CRIM2235: Cyber Crime
ENGR3000: Modern Technologies: Principles, Applications, and Impacts
HUMN2444 Technology and Its Critics
HUMN/INTER3041: Technology and Values
HUMN/SOCI3350: Social Life On and Off the Internet
INFO1101: Computer Concepts and Technology
INFO1201: Information Technology
INFO3205: Digital Media Publishing
INFO2105: Internet and Web Applications
PHIL3310: Human Perspectives in a Computerized Society
SOCI3401: Computers and Society

Other, selected classes may be approved by a Humanities faculty advisor.

Global and Cultural Studies Minor

This 15-credit minor is designed for students who have an interest in global or popular cultures. As the workplace has become increasingly globalized, it has become especially important for professionals, regardless of the career they enter, to gain a developed understanding and knowledge of diverse cultures, nations, and people. Students who choose this concentration will be able to pick from courses that emphasize a deeper understanding of media and popular culture (e.g., Mass Media, Popular Culture and Media, Sports and Popular Culture, etc.) and courses that investigate international cultures and communities (Bollywood and Beyond, Middle East Politics, Africa in World Affairs, etc.).

Choose any five courses from the following list that count toward the Global and Cultural Studies minor:

AFST1101: Africa and Africans I
AFST1102: Africa and Africans II
COMM1101: Mass Media: Image, Sound, and Text
COMM1105: Intercultural Communication
COMM2102: International Communication
COMM2104: Language, Culture, and Communication
COMM2210: Popular Culture and the Media
COMM2415: Sports and Popular Culture
COMM3102: Media, History, and Society
COMM/HUMN4468: Bollywood and Beyond: India in Film
ENGL3381: Popular Fiction
ENGL3382: Special Topics in Black Literature
ENGL3383: Ethnic Literatures of the United States
ENGL3384: Postcolonial Literature
ENGL3389: The Global Novel
ENGL3392: International Literature
ENGL/HUMN3396: South-African Literature, Sex, Politics
ENGL/HUMN3399: Continental Drift: Sex, Gender, and Family in the South Asian Diaspora
ENGL3430: Contemporary African Literature
ENGL4445: Caribbean Literature
HIST1215: World History Since 1500
HIST3202: Middle East I
HIST3102: Race in America
HIST2245 Islamic History
HIST3360 Modern African History
HUMN3220 Political and Social History of Music
HUMN/PHIL3307 Slavery and Global Ethics 
HUMN/PHIL2440: Human Rights
HUMN/PHIL2443: African-American Political Thought
HUMN2454: Music, Power, and Freedom
HUMN2456: Dissent in Popular Culture: From Inception to Iraq
HUMN/RELI3316: Babylon the Great: Culture, Religion, and Conflict in Iraq
HUMN3221: Coming of Age in America
HUMN/PHIL2448 Comparative Religions
HUMN/PHIL3307: Slavery and Global Ethics
LANG2201: Cultural Awareness and Languages
POLS2206: American Minority Politics
PHIL2321: African Philosophy
POLS3324: American Minority Groups
POLS3349: African American Politics
POLS3363: Middle East Politics
POLS3364: Middle East in World Affairs
POLS3367: Africa in World Affairs I
POLS3368: Africa in World Affairs II
POLS4463: Political and Economical Challenges in Africa
SOCI3326: Work in the Global Context 
SOCI3342: Sexual Diversity

Other, selected classes may be approved by a Humanities faculty advisor

Sustainability Minor 

This 15-credit minor provides students with a solid foundation in growing field of sustainability, which includes the impact and long-term viability of environmentalism, social justice, ecology, health sciences, marine biology, and food production, among other areas. As an increasing number of businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions commit to ‘green’ lifestyles and practices, FDU Humanities graduates who choose this concentration place themselves in a particularly competitive position in the job market. This concentration is also augmented by the Career Development Center, which can help students place into internships with various, local environmental and sustainability focused groups.

Required Course (3 credits):

BIOL1001/BIOL1011 (LAB): Principles of Modern Biology

Complete 12 credits from the following list of courses:

BIOL1105/BIO1115 (Lab): The Human Environment
BIOL2250/BIO2150 (Lab): Ecology and Field Biology
BIOL2120/BIOL2121(Lab): Introduction to Aquaculture and Hydroponics
ENGL3044: The Environment in Literature and Culture
ENGL3047: American Nature Writers
ENVR1001/ENVR1002(LAB): Introduction to Environmental Science
ENVR1101/ENVR1102 (Lab): Physical Geology
ENVR1105: Weather and Climate
ENVR1123: Natural Hazards 
ENVR1111/ENVR1112 (Lab): Oceanography (4 credits)
HIST3105: U.S. Environmental History
HUMN2447: Ecology for Life: Building a Lifestyle for a Sustainable Planet
MBIO1118/MBIO1128(Lab): Beach Ecology(4 Credits)
MBIO1209/MBIO1219(Lab): Introduction to Marine Biology
PHIL3311: The Ethics of Food
POLS3011: Human Rights in Global Environment
SOCI3318: Health and Society: Access and Issues

Other, selected classes may be approved by a Humanities faculty advisor.

Religion and Society Minor

This is an 15-credit interdisciplinary minor embracing religion, philosophy of religion, and the history/politics/sociology/psychology of religion. This minor would be ideally suited for any student interested in exploring the many-faceted significance of religion in the modern world.

The following are requirements of the Religion minor:

1.  One interdisciplinary course in Religion and Society

ENGL3377/HUMN3042: The Bible and its Influence
HUMN/PHIL2253: The Search for Meaning: Religious Responses
HUMN/PHIL2254: War and Peace in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
HUMN/PHIL2446: Religion and Human Rights
HUMN/RELI3316: Babylon the Great: Culture, Religion, and Conflict in Iraq 
RELI4431: Selected Studies in Religion

2.  One course in Comparative Religion or Philosophy of Religion

HUMN/PHIL2254: War and Peace in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
HUMN/PHIL2448: Comparative Religions 
HUMN3315: Jerusalem in Jerusalem
HUMN/RELI3321: The Book of Job and its Interpreters 
PHIL/RELI1105: World Religions
PHIL2251: Basic Jewish Thought
PHIL2252: Judaism and Modernity
RELI2107: One God, Three Paths
RELI/PHIL2207: Philosophy of Religion

3.  One course in History/Politics/Sociology/Psychology of Religion

HIST3341: History of Religions and their Role in Nation Building I
HIST3342: History of Religions and their Role in Nation Building II
HUMN3318: Jerusalem: The Holy City
HUMN/PHIL4439: Questioning Religion
PSYC3332: The Psychology of Religion
RELI2273: The Battle Over the Book
RELI3323: The Ethics of Jesus 
RELI3324: Islamic Religion-Past and Present
RELI3334: Religion and Politics

4.  2 Religion electives (any RELI 1000 and above class or Religion  by a Religion faculty advisor)

Sports Media Studies Interdisciplinary Minor

Students must complete 15 credits from the courses listed below with no more than three courses coming from one discipline. Appropriate courses used to fulfill the minor for Sports Media Studies are as follows:

   COMM2415 Sports and Popular Culture
   PSYC3359 Sports Psychology
   HIST2102 Sports in America
   PHED2422 Health and Nutrition
   MKTG4345 Sports and Events Marketing
   PHED4460 Principles of Coaching
   COMM2743 Special Topics: History of Film: Sports in American Cinema
   COMM3431 Sports Information Writing
   COMM4930 Selected Studies: Sports Ethics
   COMM4933 Selected Studies: Leadership, Communication and Sport
   SPCH4430 Selected Studies: Sportscasting   
   COMM3432 Sports Journalism

SILBERMAN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Fairleigh Dickinson University students pursuing majors outside of Silberman College of Business may earn a Business Administration by completing 18 credits of specific business courses and an introductory statistics course. Additional regulations as stated below apply.

Specific Requirements

Meeting all of the following requirements will qualify students to have recorded on their transcripts a Business Administration:

1. Completion of the following 6 courses with grades of C or better:

ECON2001 Introduction to Microeconomics
ACCT2021 Intro Financial Accounting
MKTG2120 Principles of Marketing
MGMT2600  Organization Behavior
LAW2276 Business and the Law
FIN3250 Principles of Financial Analysis

2. Successful completion of a college-level introductory statistics course

  • Students may satisfy this requirement with a statistics course required by their program of studies or, more generally, offered by their respective colleges
  • DSCI2029—Introduction to Statistics is the recommended course for students whose majors do not have a statistics requirement

3. Declaration of intention to pursue the Business Administration no later than junior year
4. Transfer students who have received credit for coursework that they completed prior to enrolling at Fairleigh Dickinson University at other institutions of higher learning will be allowed to apply a maximum of two courses (6 credits) toward the minor, provided that those courses were deemed equivalent to courses listed in Item 1 at the time of first enrollment at FDU.
5. Courses listed on Item 1 are not eligible for off-campus authorization

Availability

The Business Administration is being approved for the Metropolitan, College at Florham and Vancouver campuses.

Offering of the minor will be immediately effective at the Metropolitan and College at Florham campuses. It may be offered at a later date at the Vancouver campus, as determined by Silberman College of Business.
The minor is only available to non-Silberman majors.