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Liberal Arts Minors

The School of Liberal Arts now offers FIT students the opportunity to take a minor in a particular area. Students will be able to minor in a variety of liberal arts areas in two forms: traditional subject-based minors and interdisciplinary minors unique to the FIT liberal arts curriculum.

Declaring a minor is simple. Visit the Center for Academic Advisement in room C402 to create the best plan of action for completing the 5 courses (which the majority of the time adds up to 15 course credits) in a timely manner. Upon successful completion of the selected course credits with a 2.0 or higher GPA, your minor will be recorded on your transcript. Transfer students can transfer up to six (6) credits for any academic minor.

Minor must be completed by the time you graduate.

American Studies
Asian Studies
Communication Studies
Dance
Economics
English
Ethics and Sustainability
Fashion History, Theory and Culture
Film and Media Studies
French
History
History of Art
International Politics
Italian
Italian Studies
Japanese
Latin American Studies
Mandarin Chinese
Mathematics
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Women and Gender Studies

American Studies
What does America mean, and how can we explore that question? The field of American Studies was developed in the mid-20th Century as an inter-disciplinary way to analyze this complex nation.  The various diverse courses included in this minor all consider American topics, but from a rich variety of perspectives, including: ethnicity, race, gender, class status, politics, economics, and cultural expression. Some have argued that our culture and society are too fragmented to consider America a coherent concept.  Minoring in American Studies will allow you to participate in the debate, and refine your own understanding of what this country signifies: past, present, and future.

Coordinator:  amy_werbel@fitnyc.edu

Take five courses:
EN 232 Perspectives on American Literature
EN 235 African-American Literature
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 275 Literature of the Sixties
EN 335 Working Women in the U.S.: 1865 to Present
EN 338 Introduction to Asian American History and Literature
EN 372 Rhetoric and Popular Culture
EN 394 American Lives (Honors)
FI 272 Intro to Television Studies
FI 273 The Other Hollywood: Film in New York
HA 211 Asian American Art and Design
HA 216 American Indian Art and Civilization
HA 219 African American Art
HA 314 History of American Art
HA 395 Studies in American Indian Art and Culture (Honors)
HI 201 Classics in African American History
HI 202 U.S. History: Civil War to Present
HI 203 Distant Neighbors; A History of Latin America and the United States
HI 204 Leisure in America
HI 207 Hollywood: A History
HI 391 United States History and Culture: 1860 to Present (Honors)
HI 392 Religion and Religious Dissent in American History to the Civil War (Honors)
HI 393 New York City and the Invention of America (Honors)
HI 394 Rebellion and Resistance in America (Honors)
MC 241 Italian American Culture
MU 203 Survey of American Music
SS 251 American Government and Politics
SS 278 Latinos in America: A Sociological Perspective

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.

Coordinator:  jean_amato@fitnyc.edu

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

Liberal arts electives - choose three courses:
EN 257/FI 244 Major Movements in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Film
EN 273 Literature of India
EN 281/FI 245 Chinese Cinema
EN 338 Introduction to Asian History and Literature
EN 371 Chinese Odyssey: Introduction to Chinese Literature
EN 381 Regional Selections in Asian Literature (Honors)
EN 382/FI 343 Contemporary Chinese Cinema (Honors)
FI 325 Major Directors: Akira Kurosawa
FI 342 Contemporary Korean Cinema
HA 211 Asian American Art and Design
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
HA 303 Tradition and Innovation in Asian Art & Design
HA 383 Art of the Silk Road: Cross-Cultural Encounters (Honors)
HI 206 Pasts in the Present: Modern Chinese History since 1800
PE 210/HA 210 Devotional Art and Dance of the Indian Sub-Continent and West Asia
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 386 Youth Subculture, Identity, and Fashion: A Sociological Perspective
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.

Coordinator:  matthew_petrunia@fitnyc.edu

EN 141 Fundamentals of Communication
EN 201 Organizational Communication and Workplace Relationships
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 246 Interpersonal 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

Dance
The Dance 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 also providing a sense of dance history and cultural context.

Coordinator:  stephanie_bird@fitnyc.edu

Choose up to 9 credits from the following:
PE 111 Modern Dance
PE 113 Jazz Dance
PE 114 Ballet I
PE 214 Ballet II
PE 116 Afro-Caribbean Dance
PE 117 Choreography
PE 118 Flamenco Dance
PE 119 Dances of the Middle East and India I
PE 219 Dances of the Middle East and India II
PE 200 Performance Workshop
PE 181 Contemporary Urban Dance
PE 143 Yoga I (or PE 243 -Yoga II)
PE 148 Mat Pilates
EN 258 Intro to Performance Studies
MU202 Latin American and Caribbean Music

Choose at least 6 credits (2 courses) from the following:
PE 210/HA 210 Devotional Art and Dance of the Indian Sub-Continent and West Asia
PE 215 Dance in New York
PE 216 History of Ballet and Modern Dance
PE 217 Urban Dance: History and Social Context
PE 281 Modern Dance: Theory and Practice

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.

Coordinator:  emre_ozsoz@fitnyc.edu

Required:
SS 141 Macroeconomics
SS 242 Microeconomics

Choose three courses:
SS 243 History of Economic Thought
SS 244 Fashion Economics
SS 339 Introduction to Development 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.

Coordinator:  amy_lemmonbowen@fitnyc.edu

Take any five courses for an English minor. For an English minor with a Literature emphasis, four of the five should have an “L” designation.
For an English minor with a Writing emphasis, four of the five should have a “W” designation.

EN 030 English Literature (transfer credit)  L
EN 200 Digital Writing W
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/FI 244 Major Movements in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Film
EN 258 Intro to Performance Studies
EN 266/FI 256 Screenwriting I  W
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 279 Women's Writing 1900 to the Present  L
EN 281/FI 245 Chinese Cinema
EN 301 Imaginative Worlds W
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  L
EN 336 From Gothic to Horror: Literature of Fear  L
EN 337 Poetry in Global Society  L
EN 338 Introduction to Asian American History and Literature  L
EN 353 Theater of the Americas  L
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 366/FI 356 Screenwriting II  W
EN 367 Writing for Art History and Museum Professions  W
EN 371 Chinese Odyssey: Introduction to Chinese Literature  L
EN 373 The Graphic Novel  L
EN 381 Asian Fiction: Regional Selections (Honors)  L
EN 382/FI 343 Contemporary Chinese Cinema (Honors)
EN 391 Creative Imagination: Theory and Process (Honors)
EN 392 Greek Myths and Their Transformations (Honors)  L
EN 393 Shakespeare (Honors)  L
EN 394 American Lives (Honors)  L / W
EN 395 Travel Literature and the Travel Essay (Honors)  L
EN 396 Shakespeare's Plays (Honors)  L
EN 397 Women in U.S. Theater (Honors)  L
EN 399 The Craft of Writing Poetry (Honors)  W
EN 499 Independent Study in English

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.

Coordinator:  anna_blume@fitnyc.edu

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
SC 254 or PH 254 Ecology and Photography: Sustainable New York

Liberal Arts
EN 274 Voices of Civil Rights
EN 337 Poetry in Global Society
HA 462 Art and Ethics
HI 394 Rebellion and Resistance in America (Honors)
SC 201 Plants, Pollinators and People
SC/PH 254 Ecology and Photography: Sustainable New York
SS 336 Psychology for Sustainability
SS 341 Women and Global Politics
SS 395 International Conflict in the 21st  Century
SS 442 Environmental Economics and Policy

Fashion History, Theory and Culture
An interdisciplinary minor from the departments of History of Art and Social Sciences, Fashion Studies is history, theory, and culture. Courses explore the meaning of fashion and its function in society.

Coordinator:  lourdes_font@fitnyc.edu

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

Choose three courses:
HA 201 History of Fashion Photography
HA 215 History of Menswear
HA 301 Fashion and Impressionism (Honors)
HA 330/PL 330 Approaches to Fashion Theory
HA 342 History of Textile Design
HA 346 20th Century Fashion and Art
HA 347/FI 262 Costume and Fashion in Film
HA 382 Beauty: The Human Ideal in Visual Culture (Honors)
HA 383 Art of the Silk Road: Cross-Cultural Encounters (Honors)
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 worlds 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.

Coordinator:  william_mooney@fitnyc.edu

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

Choose four courses:
FI 201 Principles of Costume for Filmmakers
FI 202/MC 201 Mafia Movies
FI 220 The Writer's Room...
FI 221 History of Film, beginnings to 1959
FI 222 History of Film II: 1960 to the present
FI 223 Women Make Movies: A History of Women's Filmmaking
FI 224/HA 217 History of Avant-Garde Film
FI 225/SP 261/MC 261 Latin American Cinema and Resistance
FI 231 Documentary Film
FI 234/HA 251 Film Genres: Horror
FI 241/HA 252 History of Russian and Soviet Film
FI 242/HA 315 Ethnographic Film
FI 243 Television Genres
FI 244/EN 257 Major Movements in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Film
FI 245/EN 281 Chinese Cinema
FI 246/MC 251 Italian Cinema
FI 256/EN 266 Screenwriting I
FI 262/HA 347 Costume and Fashion in Film
FI 221 History of Film I: Beginnings to 1959
FI 271 Fans and Fandom in the Internet Age
FI 272 Intro to Television Studies
FI 273 The Other Hollywood: Film in New York
FI 320 Major Directors: Federico Fellini
FI 321 Film Theory and Criticism
FI 322 Major Directors: Alfred Hitchcock
FI 323 Sexuality in Cinema
FI 324 Film Genres: Romantic Comedy
FI 325 Great Directors: Akira Kurosawa
FI 328 Directing the Actor
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 335/MC 331 Film Genres: Melodrama
FI 341 French Cinema
FI 342 Contemporary Korean Cinema
FI 343/EN 382 Contemporary Chinese Cinema (Honors)
FI 356/EN 366 Screenwriting II
HI 207 Hollywood: A History

French
Nothing looks better on your resume 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.

Coordinator:  nicole_ruimy@fitnyc.edu

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.

Coordinator:  daniel_levinsonwilk@fitnyc.edu

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
HI 201 Classics in African American History
HI 202 U.S. History: Civil War to the Present
HI 203 Distant Neighbors: A History of Latin America and the United States
HI 204 Leisure in America
HI 205 American Business from Slavery to Present
HI 206 Pasts in the Present: Modern Chinese History since 1800
HI 207 Hollywood: A History
HI 391 United States History and Culture: 1860 to Present (Honors)
HI 392 Religion and Religious Dissent in American History (Honors)
HI 393 New York City and the Invention of America (Honors)
HI 394 Resistance and  Rebellion in America (Honors)
HI 395 Big Ideas in History: Smith, Darwin, Marx Freud (Honors)

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.

Coordinator:  david_drogin@fitnyc.edu

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 121 Cities and Civilizations: The Eastern Mediterranean World, c. 3000 BCE-1000 CE*
HA 201 History of Fashion Photography
HA 210/PE 210 Devotional Art and Dance of the Indian Sub-Continent and West Asia*
HA 211 Asian American Art and Design
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 216 American Indian Art and Civilization*
HA 217/FI 224 History of Avant Garde Film
HA 218 Art and Myth in the Classical World
HA 219 African American Art
HA 220 History of Interior Design: The Modern Interior as Space and Image
HA 221 East Asian Art and Civilization*
HA 223 African Art and Civilization*
HA 224 Pre-Columbian Art and Civilization*
HA 225 Art and Civilization of India*
HA 226 Art and Civilization of the Islamic World*
HA 227 Archaeological Excavation in Israel*
HA 228 Oceanic Art and Civilization*
HA 229 Korean Art and Civilization*
HA 230 Modern and Contemporary African Art*
HA 231 Modern Art
HA 232 Dada and Surrealism
HA 234 Warhol and Pop (prereq HA112)
HA 243 History of Photography
HA 244 Art and Architecture in Paris
HA 251/FI 234 Film Genres: Horror
HA 252/FI 241 History of Russian and Soviet Film
HA 271 Japanese Art and Civilization*
HA 272/MA 272 Mathematics and Islamic Art*
HA 300 Art and Architecture of the Venetian Republic: c. 1100–1800
HA 301 Fashion and Impressionism (Honors)
HA 303 Tradition and Innovation in Asian Art & Design
HA 310 Global Contemporaries in the World of Art*
HA 311 Medieval Art
HA 314 History of American Art
HA 315/FI 242 Ethnographic Film*
HA 316 The Bauhaus
HA 317 Italian Renaissance Art and Civilization
HA 330/PL 330 Approaches to Fashion Theory
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 344 History of Western Costume
HA 345 History of Industrial Design
HA 346 20th-Century Fashion and Art
HA 347/FI 262 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 383 Art of the Silk Road: Cross-Cultural Encounters (Honors)*
HA 391 The Bauhaus (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 395 Studies in American Indian Art and Culture (Honors)*
HA 396 Art and Patronage in the Italian Renaissance (Honors)
HA 397 Studies in Maya Art and Culture (Honors)*
HA 398 Architecture and Faith: Ancient and Islamic Cities (Honors)*
HA 411 Western Theories of Art
HA 462 Art and Ethics

* At least one HA course (3 credits) must meet G9 Other World Civilization.

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 realize their ideals. The minor provides students with major theoretical approaches to critically analyze the development of the global polity, a knowledge base well-suited to business and technology majors.

Coordinator:  praveen_chaudhry@fitnyc.edu

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 341 Women and Global Politics
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
A minor in a foreign language gives you a competitive edge in the International market. It prepares you to live in and contribute to a diverse and changing world and to enter the global workforce equipped with the knowledge, confidence and communication skills needed for success in an interdependent world.

Coordinator:  erica_moretti@fitnyc.edu

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 132 Italian in Florence
IT 311 Italian for Business
IT 312 Italian Fashion Culture
IT 341 Introduction to Italian Literature
IT 342 Women Writers of the Italian Renaissance
IT 499 Independent Study
MC 202 Rome: The Making and Unmaking of the Eternal City (with special permission)
MC 241 Italian American Cultural Studies (with special permission)
MC 251/FI 246 Italian Cinema (with special permission)
MC 313 Writing Women of the Italian Renaissance (with special permission)
MC 345 Italian Food for Thought: Gastronomy in Italian Literature and Culture (with special permission)

Italian Studies
The Italian Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program of study in which students are engaged in the language, culture, history, and society of Italy within a broad European, Mediterranean and global context, from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the present day. This minor leads you to a comprehensive understanding of Italy and of the Italian diaspora. The program also provides the opportunity for study abroad in Italy, for some of the language courses and electives.

Coordinator:  rebecca_bauman@fitnyc.edu

Italian language courses (choose two):
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 132 Italian in Florence
IT 311 Italian for Business
IT 312 Italian Fashion Culture
IT 341 Introduction to Italian Literature*
IT 342 Writing Women of the Italian Renaissance*

Elective courses (choose three):
FI 320 Major Directors: Federico Fellini
HA 212 Renaissance Art in Florence
HA 213 Rome: A Cultural History in Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture
HA 300 Art and Architecture of the Venetian Republic: c. 1100–1800
HA 317 Italian Renaissance Art & Civilization (prereq HA 112)
HA 396 Art and Patronage in the Italian Renaissance (Honors) (prereq HA 112)
MC 201/FI 202 Mafia Movies
MC 202 Rome: The Making and Unmaking of the Eternal City
MC 241 Italian American Cultural Studies
MC 251/FI 246 Italian Cinema
MC 313 Writing Women of the Italian Renaissance
MC 345 Food for Thought: Gastronomy in Italian Literature and Culture

* This course may be used as a language or elective course.

Japanese
Nothing looks better on your resume 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.

Coordinator:  nobuko_kodama@fitnyc.edu

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 or Portuguese.

Coordinator:  mario_valero@fitnyc.edu

Language electives - choose two consecutive courses:
PO 111 Portuguese I
PO 112 Portuguese II
SP 111 Spanish I
SP 112 Spanish II
SP 213 Spanish III
SP 214 Spanish IV
SP 122 Spanish Conversation I
SP 223 Spanish Conversation II
SP 141 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I
SP 142 Spanish for Spanish Speakers II
SP 132 Spanish in Santiago de Compostela
SP 311 Spanish for Business

Liberal arts electives - choose three courses:
EN 353 Theater of the Americas
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 (Formerly LA 224)
MC 252 Latin American Fiction: 1960 to Present
MC 261/FI 225 Latin American Cinema and Resistance
MC 262 Revolution as Spectacle: Mexico
MC 351 From Modern to Contemporary Latin American Women Writers
MU 202 Latin American and Caribbean Music (Formerly LA 223)
PE 217 Urban Dance: History and Social Context
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

Mandarin Chinese
A minor in a foreign language gives you a competitive edge in the International market. It prepares you to live in and contribute to a diverse and changing world and to enter the global workforce equipped with the knowledge, confidence and communication skills needed for success in an interdependent world.

Coordinator:  chen_zhang@fitnyc.edu

CH 111 Chinese I
CH 112 Chinese II
CH 213 Chinese III
CH 214 Chinese IV
CH 122 Chinese Conversation I
CH 223 Chinese Conversation II

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.

Coordinator:  lasse_savola@fitnyc.edu

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 300 The Mathematics of Financial Life Management
MA 311 Math Modeling for Business Applications*
MA 321 Data Analysis for Business Applications
MA 322 Statistics, Machine Learning and Data Mining
MA 329 Predictive Analytics for Planning and Forecasting
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.

Coordinator:  daniel_benkendorf@fitnyc.edu

Required:
SS 131 General Psychology

Choose four courses:
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 338 Happiness & Human Flourishing (Honors)
SS 340 The Psychology of Gender, Perception and Self-Expression
SS 385 Social Psychology
SS 392 Psychopathology and Modern Life (Honors)
SS 396 Social Experiments (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.

Coordinator:  jungwang_dejong@fitnyc.edu

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 300 Sociology of Everyday Life
SS 301 Luxury: A Socio-cultural Perspective
SS 337 Crime in the Global, Digital Society (Honors)
SS 374 Cross-Cultural Studies
SS 376 Clothing and Society
SS 378 Asian Global Popular Culture
SS 379 Sociology of the Digital Era
SS 386 Youth Subcultures, Identity, and Fashion: A Sociological Perspective
SS 499 Independent Study in Social Sciences

Spanish
Nothing looks better on your resume 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.

Coordinator:  pilar_blancoruiz@fitnyc.edu

SP 111 Spanish I
SP 112 Spanish II
SP 213 Spanish III
SP 214 Spanish IV
SP 122 Spanish Conversation I
SP 223 Spanish Conversation II
SP 141 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I
SP 142 Spanish for Spanish Speakers II
SP 132 Spanish in Santiago de Compostela
SP 311 Spanish for Business
MC 252 Latin American Fiction: 1960-Present (with special permission)
MC 261/FI 225 Latin American Cinema and Resistance (with special permission)
MC 262 Revolution as Spectacle: Mexico (with special permission)
MC 263 Contemporary Spain through its Cinema (with special permission)
MC 351 From Modern to Contemporary Latin American Women Writers (with special permission)

Women and Gender Studies
The Women and Gender Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary minor that introduces students to the importance of women’s perspectives on culture and society. Students will examine and focus on the construction of gender as it intersects with race, ability, nationality, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation.

Coordinator:  melissa_tombro@fitnyc.edu

Required:
EN 279 Women's Writing: 1900 - Present

Choose four courses:
EN 234 Gay and Lesbian Literature
EN 335 Working Women in the United States: 1865 to Present
FI 323 Sexuality in Cinema
FI 223 Women Make Movies: A History of Women's Filmmaking
HA 215 History of Menswear*
HE 201 Human Sexuality
HA 382 Beauty: The Human Ideal in Visual Culture (Honors)
MC 313 Writing Women of the Italian Renaissance
MC 351 From Modern to Contemporary Latin American Women Writers
SS 272 Sex Roles, Marriage, and Family in Transition
SS 340 The Psychology of Gender, Perception and Self-Expression
SS 341 Women and Global Politics

* Major restriction (needs to be lifted by HA Chairperson)

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