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Academic Minors

Students at FIT have the opportunity to pursue an academic minor, a selection of courses focused on a particular discipline, or a combination of disciplines. This provides a more cohesive program of study and a deeper understanding of the chosen fields. These courses may also fulfill some of the major’s general education requirements, and students often do not need to exceed their regular course load to pursue a minor. Upon successful completion of the selected courses in a minor with a 2.0 or higher GPA (minimum 2.5 or higher GPA is required for Creative Technology), the minor is recorded on the student’s transcript.
 
Liberal Arts Minors

  Asian Studies

History of Art 

  Communications Studies

International Politics 

  Dance and Performing Arts

Italian 

  Economics

Japanese

  English: Literature and/or Writing

Latin American Studies

  Fashion Studies

Mathematics

  Film and Media Studies

Psychology

  French

Sociology

  History

Spanish



Art and Design Minor

Creative Technology
 

Interdisciplinary Minor

Ethics and Sustainability
 
 

Declaring a Minor is Simple

Visit the Academic Advisement Center located in the Feldman Center Room C402 to declare and create the best plan of action for completing a minor in a timely manner. For more detailed information on minor requirements please make an appointment to speak with your Academic Advisor.

Please be sure to review the Academic Minors: important facts page. 


 

Minor Descriptions and Requirements

Asian Studies
Asian Studies is a group of courses focused on Asia that fulfills FIT Liberal Arts requirements in various bachelor programs. This interdisciplinary minor includes language, literature, philosophy, history of art, politics, history, film, and culture. Students take a minimum of 15 credits (5 courses), including two semesters of consecutive Chinese or Japanese language. No extra courses are required.

Language electives - choose two courses in a single language:
CH 111, CH 112 Chinese I and II
CH 122 Chinese Conversation I
CH 213, CH 214 Chinese III and IV
JA 111, JA 112, JA 213, JA 214 Japanese I, II, III, IV
JA122, JA 223 Japanese Conversation I and II

Liberal arts electives - choose three courses:
EN 257 Major Movements in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Film
EN 273 Literature of India
EN 281 Chinese Cinema
EN 371 Chinese Odyssey: Introduction to Chinese Literature
EN 381 Regional Selections in Asian Literature (Honors)
EN 382 Contemporary Chinese Cinema (Honors)
FI 342 Contemporary Korean Cinema
HA 221 East Asian Art & Civilization
HA 225 Art and Civilization of India
HA 226 Art and Civilization of the Islamic World
HA 229 Korean Art and Civilization
HA 271 Japanese Art and Civilization
HI 206 Pasts in the Present: Modern Chinese History Since 1800
PL 143 Introduction to Asian Philosophy
SS 277 Cultural Expressions of Non-Western Dress & Fashion
SS 356 Asia in Motion: National, International and Transnational Relations
SS 374 Cross-cultural Studies
SS 378 Asian Global Popular Culture
SS 393 Politics in the Middle East (Honors)

 
Communication Studies
The Communication Studies minor aims to help students realize how communication constructs the social world in which they live and connects them to it.  Communication is a tool to build, maintain, and navigate relationships with individuals, institutions, and society.  Through study of different types and contexts of communication, students recognize the vital role it plays in the negotiation of everyday life, understand the underlying theories and principles, and build the skills to put them into practice.

EN 141 Fundamentals of Communication
EN 241 Professional Speech Communication
EN 242 Public Speaking
EN 243 Voice and Articulation: Theory and Practice
EN 244 Speech Dynamics in Group Communication
EN 245 Intercultural Communication
EN 274 Voices of Civil Rights in American History
EN 342 Argumentation and Persuasion
EN 343 Advanced Public Speaking
EN 372 Rhetoric in Popular Culture
 

Creative Technology
The primary goal of the Creative Technology Minor is to provide a flexible, interdisciplinary learning opportunity for students who are interested in expanding and exploring their technological knowledge and experience. This minor equips students with an in-depth understanding of media design, digital culture and cutting edge technologies, as well as the opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration. The CT minor is applicable to both Art and Design and Business and Technology students.

The successful completion of five (5) course minimum (as detailed below) are required and a minimum 2.5 GPA in these courses are expected to fulfill the requirements for a Creative Technology Minor. The minor must be completed prior to graduation.

•Students can apply no more than two (2) classes from their own major area (these courses, however, must be from Group A or Group B) toward the CT minor. The remaining courses must be: two (2) related area courses and the capstone class, CT441.
•A minimum of two (2) out of four (4) choice classes for the minor must be from Group B. Students can choose to select all 4 courses from Group B.
•Students are encouraged to complete all four (4) classes from the list of choices before registering for the required CT441 Creative Technology Lab.
•If a student has not completed all four (4) classes before registering for the required CT441, the student must have completed three (3) choice classes successfully and registered or in the process of completing the fourth (4th) choice class before they register for the required CT441 Creative Technology Lab.
•A meeting with the CT Minor Coordinator is required prior to registering for CT441 Creative Technology Lab.

* Please contact the Creative Technology Minor Coordinator, C.J. Yeh (chinjuz_yeh@fitnyc.edu), or Assistant Coordinator, Christine Shin (christie_shin@fitnyc.edu), as soon as you have declared the CT minor at the Academic Advisement Center.

* Prior to each semester during convocation week, there will be a mandatory CT Minor Orientation in order to allow the students who declared a CT Minor to meet with the CT Minor Coordinator in order to develop realistic courses of study to complete the CT Minor.

* A mandatory one-on-one meeting with the Creative Technology Minor Coordinator or Assistant Coordinator must be scheduled each semester to review your progress in the program and ensure the timely completion of your degree

Group A

Group B

CG 121 Applications for Social Media

AD 364 Digital Media Advertising

CG 211 Computer Assisted Design

CG 212 Introduction to 3D Computer Modeling

CG 214 Web Page Construction

CG 213 After Effects

CD 123 Basic Bookbinding

CG 251 Digital Editing for Film & Video

GD 244 Intro to Web Design

CG 312 3D Computer Modeling and Rendering

PH 117 Principles of Photography Including Darkroom Instruction

CT 371 Intro to Kinetic Typography

PH 171 Digital Darkroom

CT 431 Intro to User Experience Design

PH 118 Beginning Digital Photography

CT 341 Design for Screen-based Media

ID 151 Basic Drafting Techniques

CT 411 Design and Interaction

FA 171 Printmaking I

GD 344 Graphic Design in Digital Media

FA 117 Traditional Techniques in Fine Arts

IS 313 Environmental Experience

TY 101 Intro to Toy Design

ID 472 Ecology and the Build Environment

PK 212 Foundation in Three-Dimensional Design for Consumer Packaging

PH 331 Lighting for Still and Moving Images

PK 341 Computer Graphics for Packaging Design

PK 342 Advanced Computer Graphics for Packaging Design

IL 304 Foundations of Visual Expression for Storyboard and Concept Art I

IL 305 Foundations of Visual Expression for Storyboard and Concept Art II


Required Capstone Class

CT 441 Creative Technology Lab



Dance and Performing Arts
The Dance and Performing Arts minor is a 15-credit program that includes courses in the practice, theory, and critical analysis of dance and theater.  The minor will expose students to a wide array of diverse dance forms while providing a core curriculum in the study of performing arts.

Choose two courses (6 credits):
EN 251 Theater Arts
PE 215 Dance in New York
PE 216 Ballet and Modern Dance: Past and Present
PE 217 Popular Urban Dance: Past and Present
PE 281 Modern Dance Theory and Practice

Choose three - six courses (3-6 credits):
PE 111 Modern Dance
PE 113 Jazz Dance
PE 114 Ballet I
PE 116 Afro-Caribbean Dance
PE 117 Creating Dance: An Intro to Movement
PE 118 Flamenco Dance
PE 119 Dances of the Middle East and India
PE 181 Contemporary Urban Dance
PE 214 Ballet II

Choose one or two courses (3-6 credits):
EN 258 Intro to Performance Studies
MU 202 Survey of Latin American Music
MU 203 Survey of American Music
MU 391Masterpieces of Music in the European Classical Tradition (1500 to Present) Honors


Economics
The Economics minor enables students to acquire a useful understanding of economic concepts and analyses and improves students’ analytical skills. The minor complements our degree programs in Business and Technology and provides graduates with a competitive edge in the job market. The Economics minor reflects students’ analytical abilities as well as their commitment to a challenging academic program.

Required:
SS 141 Macroeconomics
SS 242 Microeconomics

Choose three courses:
SS 243 History of Economics
SS 244 Fashion Economics
SS 343 Labor Economics
SS 345 Fundamentals of Finance for Fashion Industries
SS 391 Economics Ideas Past and Present (Honors)
SS 394 Global Financial Markets (Honors)
SS 442 Environmental Economics and Policy
SS 443 International Economics
SS 445 Money and Banking
SS 446 Economies of Latin America


English

Deepen your experience of reading, writing, and thinking through a wide range of courses. Increase your appreciation and understanding of writing and literature, gain insights into shaping your words to communicate with others, and discover new ways to express yourself creatively.

L: Completion of at least 4 of the 5 courses with this designation will automatically receive an English minor with a literature emphasis.

W: Completion of at least 4 of their 5 courses with this designation will automatically receive an English minor with a writing emphasis.

EN 231 Short Fiction L
EN 232 Perspectives on American Literature L
EN 233 Poetry L
EN 234 Gay and Lesbian Literature L
EN 235 African-American Literature L
EN 236 Major Writers of the Western World L
EN 238 Comedy L
EN 251 Theater Arts
EN 253 Dramatic Literature L
EN 257 Major Movements in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Film
EN 258 Intro to Performance Studies L
EN 337  Poetry in a Global Society
EN 271 Literature and History: The Development of American Culture to 1865 L
EN 272 Identity in America: History and Literature, 1865 to Present L
EN 273 Literature of India L
EN 275 Literature of  the Sixties L
EN 278 Science Fiction L
EN 281 Chinese Cinema
EN 321  Strategies of Business Communication W
EN 322 Professional Writing in Art & Design W
EN 323 Specialized Writing & Thesis Preparation W
EN 324 Writing on the Arts W
EN 325 Playwriting W
EN 331 Introduction to Shakespeare L
EN 333 Modern Literature: The Spirit of the 20th Century L
EN 334 The Novel L
EN 335 Working Women in the United States: 1865 to Present
EN 336 From Gothic to Horror: Literature of Fear L
EN 337 Poetry in Global Society
EN 353 Theater of the Americas
EN 361 Creative Writing W
EN 362 Creative Nonfiction W
EN 363 Fiction Writing  W
EN 364 Poetry Writing W
EN 365 Research Writing W
EN 381 Asian Fiction: Regional Selections L
EN 391 Creative Imagination: Theory and Process
EN 392 Greek Myths and Their Transformations L
EN 393 Shakespeare L
EN 394 American Lives L/W
EN 395 Travel Literature and the Travel Essay
EN 396 Shakespeare’s Plays L
EN 397 Women in U.S. Theater
EN 399 The Craft of Writing Poetry W
EN 499 Independent Study in English
FI 221 History of Film I: Beginnings to 1959
FI 222 History of Film II: 1960 to Present
FI 341 French Cinema
FI 256 Screenwriting I W
FI 356 Screenwriting II W
FI 371 Film Art/Film Critic


Ethics and Sustainability

The minor in Ethics and Sustainability draws on the expertise and critical thinking of faculty across the campus in all three schools. Minoring in Ethics and Sustainability provides students with knowledge and tools to understand and critically assess environments, materials, economics, aesthetics, philosophical concepts, social responsibility, and the impact of actions. The minor is designed to facilitate understanding of the interrelatedness of topics, information, and applications related to ethics and sustainability.


Required:
SC 253 Ecology and Environmental Problems
PL 431 Philosophy: Ethics

Choice of courses with accumulation of a minimum of nine credits:

Business & Technology
FM 326 Sustainability in Fashion Merchandising
FM 363 Corporate Social Responsibility
IN 342 International Corporate Responsibility
TT 247 Color Creation and Sustainable Application

Art & Design
ID 421 Historic Preservation
ID 422 Historic Preservation II
ID 472 Ecology and the Built Environment
PH/SC 254 Ecology and Photography: Sustainable New York
PK 352 Foundation in Sustainable Packaging Design
PK 353 Systems Thinking in Sustainable Packaging Design
PK 431 Sustainable Packaging Design

Liberal Arts
EN 274 Voices of the Civil Rights
EN237 Poetry in a Global Society
HA 462 Art and Ethics
HI 398 Rebellion and Resistance in America (formally LA 398)
SC/PH 254 Ecology and Photography: Sustainable New York
SS 336 Psychology for Sustainability
SS 395 International Conflict in the 21st  Century
SS 442 Environmental Economics and Policy

Fashion Studies
Although individual fashions are ephemeral, fashion itself is immortal and rich with meaning. Go beyond the surface in your understanding of this important aspect of global cultures.

Required:
HA 344 History of Western Costume
SS 376 Clothing and Society

Choose three courses:
HA 215 History of Menswear
HA 342 History of Textile Design
HA 346 20th Century Fashion and Art
HA 347 Costume and Fashion in Film
SS 244 Fashion Economics
SS 277 Cultural Expressions of Non-Western Dress and Fashion
SS 334 The Psychology of Color
SS 386 Youth Subcultures, Identity and Fashion: A Sociological Perspective

Film and Media Studies
Students who minor in Film and Media Studies learn about the history of the film industry and the achievements of film as the most popular art form of the modern era. Students analyze films and work of some of the world’s greatest directors, including foreign movies, silent films, recent releases, documentaries, and animation. Students learn to appreciate the industry's value as a window on society, revealing the zeitgeist of a period, the obsessions and interests of people at a particular place and time. Film study is valuable for all majors; it is an important part of the intellectual life of people in both the arts and business.

Choose one course (required):
FI 111 Introduction to Film
FI 371 Film Art, Film Critic (Honors)

Choose four courses:
EN 257 Major Movements in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Film
EN 381 Chinese Cinema
EN 382 Contemporary Chinese Cinema (Honors)
FI 221 History of Film I: Beginnings to 1959
FI 222 History of Film II: 1960 to the present
FI 231 Documentary Film
FI 256 Screenwriting I
FI 271 Fans and Fandom in the Internet Age
FI 272 Intro to Television Studies
FI 273 Film in New York
FI 321 Film Theory and Criticism
FI 322 Major Directors: Alfred Hitchcock
FI 323 Sexuality in Cinema
FI 324 Film Genres: Romantic Comedy
FI 331 Film Genres: Crime Stories
FI 332 Film Genres: Science Fiction
FI 333 Film Genres: Animation
FI 334 Film Genres: Films on the Supernatural
FI 341 French Cinema
FI 342 Contemporary Korean Cinema
FI 356 Screenwriting II
FI 371 Film Art, Film Critic
HA 217 History of Avant-Garde Film
HA 251 Film Genres: Horror
HA 252 History of Russian and Soviet Film
HA 315 Ethnographic Film
HA 347 Costume and Fashion in Film
IT   251 Italian Cinema
LA 242 Hollywood: A History

French
Nothing looks better on your résumé than a minor in a foreign language: French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish. It gives you the competitive edge you will need in the international market. It tells your future employer that you have taken that extra step in learning to communicate with other cultures.

FR 111 French I
FR 112 French II
FR 213 French III
FR 214 French IV
FR 122 French Conversation I
FR 223 French Conversation II
FR 132 French in Paris
FR 315 Intro to French Literature

History
From art and design to business and technology, history is a vast, shared cultural resource upon which all creative people draw.  History is also the critical analysis of cause and effect over item, and it asks big questions, the kinds of questions all college students should get a chance to ponder. How did we invent capitalism and how does it work?  Why do we live in a democracy and what are its limits?  Have we always been so obsessed with our race, gender, and sexuality?  As the powerful impose their will on the world, how have those with little power learned to win more?  Historians use the past to study how people change the way the world works.  Study history and you'll start seeing ways that you can change the world too.

EN 271 Literature and History: The Development of American Culture to 1865
EN 272 Identity in America: History and Literature, 1865 to Present
EN 274 Voices of Civil Rights in American History
EN 335 Working Women in the United States: 1865 to Present
HA 314 History of American Art
HI 020 History (Formerly LA 020)
HI 202 U.S. History: Civil War to the Present (Formerly LA 221)
HI 203 Distant Neighbors: A History of Latin America and the United States (Formerly LA 224)
HI 204 Leisure in America (Formerly LA 225)
HI 205 American Business from Slavery to Present (Formerly LA 226)
HI 206 Pasts in the Present: Modern Chinese History since 1800 (Formerly LA 227)
HI 207 Hollywood: A History (Formerly LA 242)
HI 391 United States History and Culture: 1860 to Present (Honors) (Formerly LA 392)
HI 392 Religion and Religious Dissent in American History (Honors)  (Formerly LA 396)
HI 393 New York City and the Invention of America (Honors) (Formerly LA 397)
HI 394 Resistance and  Rebellion in America (Honors) (Formerly LA 398)
HI 395 Big Ideas in History: Smith, Darwin, Marx Freud (Honors) (Formerly LA 399)

History of Art
History of Art introduces students to the history of art, architecture, and visual culture of world civilization from pre-history to the present. Courses emphasize the interrelation between art and the cultures that produced it, with special attention to social, economic, political, religious, and philosophical contexts.

Must Take at Least One:
HA 121 Cities and Civilizations: The Eastern Mediterranean World, c. 3000 BCE-1000 CE G9
HA 216 American Indian Art and Civilization G9
HA 221 East Asian Art and Civilization G9
HA 223 African Art and Civilization G9
HA 224 Pre-Columbian Art and Civilization G9
HA 225 Art and Civilization of India G9
HA 226 Art and Civilization of the Islamic World G9
HA 227 Archaeological Excavation in Israel G9
HA 228 Oceanic Art and Civilization G9
HA 229 Korean Art and Civilization G9
HA 271 Japanese Art and Civilization G9
HA 315 Ethnographic Film G9
HA 395 Studies in American Indian Art and Culture (Honors) G9
HA 397 Studies in Maya Art and Culture (Honors) G9
HA 398 Architecture and Faith: Ancient and Islamic Cities (Honors) G9

Remaining Choices:
HA 111 History of Western Art and Civilization: Ancient Prehistory Through the Middle Ages
HA 112 History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to Modern Era
HA 212 Renaissance Art
HA 213 Rome: A Cultural History in Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture
HA 214 Art in New York
HA 215 History of Menswear
HA 217 History of Avant Garde Film
HA 218 Art and Myth in the Classical World
HA 219 African American Art
HA 231 Modern Art
HA 232 Dada and Surrealism
HA 234 Warhol and Pop
HA 241 History of Photojournalism
HA 244 Art and Architecture in Paris
HA 251 Film Genres: Horror
HA 252 History of Russian and Soviet Film
HA 272 Mathematics and Islamic Art
HA 311 Medieval Art
HA 314 History of American Art
HA 316 The Bauhaus
HA 317 Italian Renaissance Art and Civilization
HA 331 Contemporary Art and Architecture: 1945 to the Present
HA 332 Modern Architecture
HA 333 Contemporary Photography and New Media
HA 342 History of Textile Design
HA 343 History of Photography
HA 344 History of Western Costume
HA 345 History of Industrial Design
HA 346 20th-Century Fashion and Art
HA 347 Costume and Fashion in Film
HA 348 History of the Modern Printed Image
HA 381 The Word and the Page: A History of Writing and Books (Honors)
HA 382 Beauty: The Human Ideal in Visual Culture (Honors)
HA 392 The Art of Venice: Titian to Tiepolo (Honors)
HA 393 Art and Myth in the Classical World (Honors)
HA 394 History of New York Architecture (Honors)
HA 396 Art and Patrongage in the Italian Renaissance (Honors)
HA 411 Western Theories of Art
HA 462 Art and Ethics

International Politics

A minor in International Politics will deepen and expand a student’s knowledge of the discipline. In these courses, students will develop a greater understanding of world politics by examining current and historical events and issues in the field. Students will learn how international actors — states, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations — interact with each other, and/or create institutions for cooperation in order to maximize power and/or realize their ideals. The minor provides students with major theoretical approaches to critically analyze the development of the global polity.

Choose one or both of the following courses:
SS 151 Introduction to World Affairs
SS 251 American Government and Politics

Select three or four of the following courses:
SS 352 Contemporary Western Europe
SS 353 Latin America Today
SS 354 Comparative Political Systems
SS 355 Contemporary African Politics
SS 356 Asia in Motion
SS 393 Politics in the Middle East (Honors)
SS 395 International Conflict in the 21st Century (Honors)
SS 397 Religion and Global Politics (Honors)

Italian
Nothing looks better on your résumé than a minor in a foreign language: French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish. It gives you the competitive edge you will need in the international market. It tells your future employer that you have taken that extra step in learning to communicate with other cultures.

IT 111 Italian I
IT 112 Italian II
IT 213 Italian III
IT 214 Italian IV
IT 122 Italian Conversation I
IT 223 Italian Conversation II
IT 251 Italian Cinema ** (with permission)
IT 132 Italian in Florence
IT 311 Italian for Business
IT 341 Introduction to Italian Literature
IT 342 Women Writers of the Italian Renaissance
IT 345 Italian Food for Thought: Gastronomy in Italian Literature and Culture ** (with permission)
IT 499 independent Study

** This course is taught in English and it may be used towards the Italian Minor if you have permission from the instructor since specific assignments will have to be done in the Italian Language. Only one of these two courses can be used for the minor.

Japanese
Nothing looks better on your résumé than a minor in a foreign language: French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish. It gives you the competitive edge you will need in the international market. It tells your future employer that you have taken that extra step in learning to communicate with other cultures.

JA 111 Japanese I
JA 112 Japanese II
JA 213 Japanese III
JA 214 Japanese IV
JA 122 Japanese Conversation I
JA 223 Japanese Conversation II

Latin American Studies
The Latin American Studies Minor is a group of courses focused on Latin America that fulfills FIT Liberal Arts requirements in various bachelor programs. This interdisciplinary minor includes language, literature, philosophy, history of art, politics, history, music, and culture. Students take a minimum of 15 credits (5 Liberal Arts courses), including two semesters of Spanish language. No extra courses are required.

Language electives - choose two consecutive courses:
SP 111, SP 112, SP 213, SP 214 Spanish I, II, II, IV
SP 122, SP 123 Spanish Conversation I and II
SP 141, SP 142 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I and II
SP 311 Spanish for Business
SP 132 Spanish in Santiago de Compostela
SP 351 From Modern to Contemporary Latin American Women Writers

Liberal arts electives - choose three courses:
HA 224 Pre-Columbian American Art and Civilization
HA 397 Studies in Maya Art in Culture (Honors)
HI 203 Distant Neighbors: A History of Latin America and the United States
MU 202 Survey of Latin American Music
SP 251 Latin American Fiction: 1960 to Present ** (with permission)
SS 278 Latinos in the United States: A Sociological Perspective
SS 353 Latin America Today
SS 374 Cross-cultural Studies
SS 446 Economies of Latin America

**This course is taught in English and it may be used toward the Latin American Studies minor if you have permission from the instructor since specific assignments will have to be done in the Spanish language.

Mathematics
A minor in mathematics will help you become a better problem solver.  Whatever your major, learning mathematics will enhance your skill set and make you more attractive to employers.  Analytical skills are valued in the work place now more than ever.  A mathematics minor makes sense.

Required:
MA 331 Calculus I
MA 332 Calculus II

Choose three courses:
MA 142 Geometry and Art of Design
MA 213 Quantitative Methods
MA 222 Statistical Analysis
MA 311 Math Modeling for Business Applications
MA 321 Data Analysis for Business Applications
MA 322 Statistics, Machine Learning and Data Mining
MA 392 Mathematics of Personal Finance (Honors)
MA 361 Number Theory

*MA 213 and MA 311 cannot both be used to complete the total of 15 credits needed.

Psychology
Psychology is a rich discipline that appeals to a wide range of interests.  Psychology minors can study perception, the brain's influence on behavior, the psychology of color, development from infancy through old age, personality, mental disorders, behavior in the workplace, and how to conduct research in these areas.

SS 131 General Psychology
SS 231 Personality
SS 232 Developmental Psychology
SS 237 Industrial Psychology
SS 334 Psychology of Color
SS 335 Abnormal Psychology
SS 336 Psychology for Sustainability
SS 385 Social Psychology
SS 392 Psychopathology and Modern Life (Honors)
SS 396 Experimental Social Psychology (Honors)

Sociology
The objective of a sociology minor is to explore and expand student knowledge of the discipline of sociology. Students will develop a greater understanding of various social and cultural issues around the world by examining historical and contemporary events, topics and issues in the field theoretically as well as empirically. In the variety of courses that they take, students will learn to analyze different societies and cultures from micro and macro levels and will also understand how these two intersect.

Required:
SS 171 Introductory Sociology

Choose four courses:
SS 272 Sex Roles, Marriage and Family
SS 277 Cultural Expressions of Non-Western Dress/Fashion
SS 278 Latinos in the United States
SS 374 Cross-Cultural Studies
SS 376 Clothing and Society
SS 378 Asian Global Popular Culture
SS 386 Youth Subcultures, Identity, and Fashion: A Sociological Perspective
SS 499 Independent Study in Social Sciences

Spanish
Nothing looks better on your résumé than a minor in a foreign language: French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish. It gives you the competitive edge you will need in the international market. It tells your future employer that you have taken that extra step in learning to communicate with other cultures.

SP 111 Spanish I
SP 112 Spanish II
SP 141 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I
SP 143 Spanish for Spanish Speakers II
SP 213 Spanish III
SP 214 Spanish IV
SP 122 Spanish Conversation I
SP 223 Spanish Conversation II
SP 251 Latin American Fiction: 1960-Present ** (with permission)
SP 132 Spanish in Santiago
SP 311 Spanish for Business
SP 351 From Modern to Contemporary Latin American Women Writers

**This course is taught in English and it may be used toward the Spanish minor if you have permission from the instructor since specific assignments will have to be done in the Spanish language.

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