University College Minors

School of Art and Media Studies

Students who desire an 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.

Computer Animation Minor

Computer Graphics Minor

Digital Media for Advertising Minor

Digital Tools for Social Media Minor

Fine Art Techniques Minor

Generalist Art

Any 15 credits of ART classes.

Printmaking Minor

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.

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:

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)

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

List #1 (3 credits)

List #2 (3 credits)

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:

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)

*Elective Courses (6 Credits)

Two courses must be chosen from the following:

*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)

Two courses must be chosen from the following:

*BS EE degree requirements; **BSEE Technical Elective

BS EE students should check with their academic advisor regarding technical electives for the BS EE 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)

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)

*Elective Courses (6 Credits)

Two courses must be chosen from the following:

* 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-BA and non-BS 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)

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

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)

*Elective Courses (3 Credits)

*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.

Website 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:

*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:

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

International Affairs Minor (for non-International Affairs or non-Political Science Majors)

The minor in international affairs requires 15 credits of course work.

  • POLS1102 Geography and World Issues
  • POLS2204 International Relations
  • POLS2211 International Organization
  • POLS2212 International Law
  • POLS2231 Comparative Government and Politics

If taken as a general education course, POLS1102 Geography and World Issues will also count toward the minor in international affairs. The total number of credits required for the BA, however, remains 120.

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)

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:

International Affairs Minor (For non-International Studies majors)

A minor in Internationa Affairs requires students to complete 15 credits of the following courses:

Peter Sammartino School of Education

QUEST Five-year Accelerated (BA/BS-MAT) 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 (MAT) 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

Year 2

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

Year 3

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

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):

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

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

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

2. One course in Comparative Religion or 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

Students entering at the Intermediate level:

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

School of Natural Sciences

Biology Minor (non-Science Majors)

Required 15 credits of 15 credit minor

Environmental Science Minor (non-Science Majors)

Required 15 credits of 15 credit minor:

Science Minor (non-Science Majors)

Required 16 credits minor:

Marine Biology Minor (non-science major)

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

School of Psychology

Psychology Minor

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

One Required Foundation Course

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

One Psychology elective (3 credits)

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

Forensic Psychology Minor

One Required Foundation Course

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

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):

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

Africana Studies Minor

The Africana 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 postgraduate degree in African studies. It also prepares them to lead academic and nonacademic organizations (such as NGOs, etc) in an everchanging global society and particularly in Africa.

With the experience, students should be able to secure employment with institutions, governmental and nongovernmental organizations where their knowledge of Africa may be required to travel to Africa with a sense of appreciation for the changing situation and diverse but dynamic nature of the continent.

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

Foundational courses, 6 credits:

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

Electives from a list of AFST courses divided into three main themes (9 credits):

  • Africa centered;
  • Africa diaspora (including African-American studies); and
  • Africa in the global context.

Questions about advising, inclusion of courses in the concentration may be directed to the School of Criminal Justice, Political Science and International Studies at 201-692-2465.

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:

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:

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

Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor

This interdisciplinary minor is for students who wish to explore gender and its relation to other axes of power: race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality. We use these concepts to analyze human experience in its bodily, political, economic and cultural dimensions.

The minor consists of five elective courses to be chosen from the following list; no more than two courses can be take in the same discipline:

  • CRIM1112 Minorities, Women and the Criminal Justice System
  • CRIM1135 Social Justice and Structural Inequality
  • CRIM2216 Sex, Deviance and the Law
  • CRIM3307/3318 Domestic Violence
  • ENGL3317 Women in Literature
  • ENGL3396 African Literature, Sex, Politics
  • ENGL/HUMN3399 Continental Drift: Sex, Gender and Family in the South Asian Diaspora
  • HIST3103 Gender in U.S. History
  • HIST3109 Gender and Globalization
  • HUMN/RELI 2255 Person, Gender and Sexuality: Judaism, Christianity and Islam
  • HUMN2439 Radical Political Thought
  • HUMN/PHIL2440 Human Rights
  • HUMN/PHIL3307 Slavery and Global Ethics
  • HUMN 4490.21D Politics and Culture
  • LANG3322 Latin-American Women Authors
  • PHIL2105 Current Moral and Social Issues
  • POLS2206 American Minority Politics
  • POLS3011 Human Rights in Global Environment
  • POLS3327 Civil Rights and Liberties
  • POLS4320 Women's America
  • PSYC3311 Psychology of Love and Interpersonal Relations
  • PSYC3325 Psychology of Women
  • PSYC3370 Psychology of Men
  • PSYC3384 Theories of Personality

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:

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):

Complete 12 credits from the following list of courses:

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

2. One course in Comparative Religion or 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

Required Courses:

MKTG2120 Principles of Marketing
COMM1174/ART1174 Desktop Publishing
COMM2648 Basic Video Editing
COMM3432 Sports Journalism
COMM3997/3998 Internship in Communication

Business Minors

Minors in business are offered through FDU's Silberman College of Business. Most business minors are available on both Florham and Metro Campuses, but some are on one campus only.

Business minors are classified into two groups: those for business majors and those for non-business majors.

Minors for non-business majors:

  • business administration
  • digital marketing
  • entrepreneurship
  • financial planning and wealth management
  • management of human resources
  • management of leadership
  • sustainability management

Details on the requirements for the business minors are found on the Silberman College web pages.