Latin American Studies
A student may earn a minor in Latin American Studies by completing at least 15 credit hours from the courses listed below and/or any 300- and 400-level Special Topics or Independent Study courses that focus on Latin America and that have been approved by the Director of Latin American Studies. As an interdisciplinary program, students are not confined to taking courses in one department; however, all 15 credit hours can be from a single department. Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred from another accredited institution with the approval of the Director of Latin American Studies. The director may allow up to 12 credit hours to apply if earned at a Latin American university during study abroad. No more than 3 credit hours taken on a credit/no credit basis may count toward the minor. A student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the courses counting toward the minor.
Contact: Dr. Chris White (304) 696-2722 firstname.lastname@example.org
GEO 408: Middle and South America
HST 301: Latin America from Discovery to Independence
HST 302: Latin America from Independence to Present
HST 305: Drug Wars in the U.S. and Latin America
HST 423: U.S.‐Latin American Relations
PSC 411: Latin American Politics
SPN 335: Latin America Culture and Civilization
SPN 411: Pre‐Modern Latin American Literature
SPN 412: Contemporary Latin American Literature
SPN 413: Literary Genres and Non‐Canonical Issues in Latin America
SPN 417/418: Hispanic Film and Literature
SPN 435: Contemporary Latin American Culture
A student may earn a minor in Sexuality Studies by completing Introduction to Sexuality Studies and at least 12 additional credit hours. Those credit hours must be earned in courses that focus primarily on human sexuality issues, and must come from at least two of the following areas: Literary and Cultural Studies (English, Modern Languages, Classics, Communication Studies, Fine Arts); Social Sciences (Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology); Behavioral and Natural Sciences (Biology, Psychology, Allied Health Professions, Nursing, Social Work). The Director of Sexuality Studies must approve all courses a student wants applied to the minor. No more than 9 credit hours can be earned in any one department. At least 9 credit hours must be earned in 300- and 400-level courses. No more than 6 credit hours in Independent Study courses can count toward the minor. No courses taken on a credit/no credit basis can count toward the minor. Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred from another accredited institution; such courses must be approved by the Director of Sexuality Studies.
African and African American Studies (AAAS)
A student may earn a minor in African and African American Studies by completing at least 12 credit hours from the courses listed below and/or any Special Topics or Independent Study courses that have been approved by the Director of AAAS. Because this is an interdisciplinary minor, students must take courses from at least two academic departments. No more than 3 credit hours from courses taken on a credit/no credit basis can count toward the minor. Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred from another accredited institution; such courses must be approved by the Director of AAAS. A student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the courses counting toward the minor.
Contact: Dr. David Trowbridge (304) 696-2717 email@example.com
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ANT 440 African Cultures
CI 459 Multicultural Influences in Education
CJ 406 Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Crime
ECN 202 Intro to African Economies
ENG 240 Intro to African American Literature
GEO 407 Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa
GEO 409 North African and the Middle East
HST 312 African American History
HST 360 Race and Sport in American History
HST 365 Modern Civil Rights Movement
JMC 455 Women, Minorities, and the Mass Media
MGT 150 Diversity Issues in Business
MUS 171 African Drum and Dance
MUS 426 American Music and its Influences
PSC 422 African Political Systems
PSC 376 Black Politics
PSC 460 Civil Rights and Liberties
SOC 425 Race and Ethnicity
SOS 207 Problems of a Multicultural Society
A student may earn a minor in Asian Studies by completing at least 15 credit hours from the courses listed below and/or any Special Topics or Independent Study courses that focus mainly on Asia and that have been approved by the Director of Asian Studies. No more than 3 credit hours from courses taken on a credit/no credit basis can count toward the minor. Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred from another accredited institution; such courses must be approved by the Director of Asian Studies.
Contact: Dr. Anara Tabyshalieva (304) 696-2724 firstname.lastname@example.org
ART 403: Art of Asia
CHN 203: Intermediate Chinese III
CHN 204: Intermediate Chinese IV
GEO 403: Geography of Asia
HST 265: Modern East Asia
HST 378: Modern Asia
HST 380: Civilizations of Asia to 1600
HST 435: Modern Japan
HST 436: Modern China
HST 439: Modern China through Film
JPN 203: Intermediate Japanese III
JPN 204: Intermediate Japanese IV
JPN 304: Japanese Literature
JPN 315: Advanced Japanese II
PSC 407: Asian Politics
RST 206: Introduction to the Religious Traditions of Asia
RST 360: Hindu Mysticism
RST 361 : Buddhism
The Women’s Studies minor consists of 12 credit hours in courses designated as Women’s Studies Courses, including regularly offered courses as well as other popular special topic courses.
The program has the following major objectives:
· to understand the unique contributions of women of all races, sexual orientations, and classes in a global context.
· to complement the existing curriculum where systematic attention to women’s experiences and contributions is needed.
· to encourage students to understand the subjective, gender and culture-specific nature of their values, beliefs and customs, and those of others.
· to understand the historical and contemporary social mechanisms that promote or limit women’s development as full participants in society.
· to use gender- and culture-inclusive language in written and oral communication, and understand language as a means of liberation or discrimination.
· to promote the equitable treatment of all members of society.
Note that all courses below, except WS 101, are approved for certain instructors only. Check with the Coordinator of Women’s Studies before registering for an updated list of approved courses.
ART 404: Iconography of Mary
CL 231: Women in Ancient Literature
CL 460: Ancient Goddesses
CMM 480: Gender and Communication
EDF 431: Gender and Education
ENG 432: Women Writers
ENG 414: 19th Century British Novel
ENG 421: American Literature to 1830
ENG 480: Special Topics: Victorian Women Writers
ENG 482: Special Topics: Feminist Theory and Criticism
GEO 480: Geography and Gender
HST 250: Women in US History
JMC 455: Women, Minorities, and Media
PHL 340: Philosophy of Sexual Orientation and Gender
PHL 363: Philosophy of Feminism
PSY 330: Human Sexual Behavior
PSY 480: Special Topics: Gender and Work
SOC 455: Sociology of Sex and Gender
WS 101: Introduction to Women’s Studies