Minors

We also offer a variety of minors some of which are associated with majors and others which are interdisciplinary in nature. An academic minor is an option available to all students but is not a degree requirement.

American Studies

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Anthropology

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Art (Visual Arts)

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Biology

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Chemistry

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Chinese

CHINESE

The minor in Chinese requires a total of five courses which must include the two-year language sequence (CN 101/102, CN 201/202) or their equivalents. The fifth course should be chosen from among the following:

  • AH 203A Arts of the Silk Road
  • CN 302H East Meets West: Chinese Cinema
  • CN 301H Heroes and Anti-Heroes in Chinese Literature
  • CN 268A Love and Justice in Chinese Theater
  • CN 208G Gender and Sexuality in Asian Literature
  • CN 288G Chinese Pop Culture
  • CN 228G Chinese Martial Arts in Literature and Film
  • PO 335S Government and Politics of China

    Minors who transfer credit (from the U.S. or abroad) are required to take at least one advanced course in Chinese at Eckerd.



Classical Humanities

CLASSICS AND ANCIENT HISTORY

The minor in Classical Humanities builds on and extends the introduction provided by the Human Experience course sequence. It offers a solid foundation in the Western humanities for anyone majoring in such fields as Literature, History, Art, Philosophy, or Religion. The minor also gives a broad perspective on the Western tradition to those majoring in the sciences or social sciences. Graduate and professional schools are increasingly recognizing the need for this broad humanistic focus.

The minor in Classical Humanities requires six courses drawn from any courses in classics, Greek, Latin, or ancient history and art. Two of the six courses required may be chosen from the courses in ancient philosophy listed below. One of the six required courses may be drawn from the list of courses in other disciplines also found below. In addition, certain winter term courses will qualify for the minor when offered: e.g. Myth into Art, Classical Mythology, The Journey of the Hero and the Lover, and overseas study in Greece and Rome.

With prior permission from the Discipline Coordinator in Classics, students may receive credit toward the minor for another related course not found below.

Two of the six required courses in the minor may be drawn from the following courses in ancient philosophy:

PL 101H Introduction to Philosophy
Independent Study of ancient philosophy
Courses in early Greek science and philosophy
PL 321H History of Philosophy: Greek and Roman

One of the six required courses in the minor may be drawn from the following courses in other disciplines:

LI 236H History of Drama I
Any course in Classical Art (See listings under "Art" and "Art History")

Comparative Literature

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

For a minor in Comparative Literature a student must take six courses, at least three of which are at the 300 level. Of these, three must be LI-designated courses in comparative literature, and three must be courses in the literature of one or more foreign languages (including courses in translation).

Computational Science

COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE

The minor in Computational Science gives students in the natural sciences a significant computing extension to their academic major and allows them to explore modern uses of computation and the computer in the sciences. The minor requires a total of six courses :

    CS 143 Introduction to Computer Science
    MA 234N Differential Equations

and any two mathematics or physics courses and any two computer science courses, from the following list:

    MA 238 Optimization Techniques
    MA 333 Probability and Statistics I
    MA 341 Numerical Analysis
    MA 351 Fourier Analysis
    MA 421 Partial Differential Equations
    PH 245 Computer Models in Science

    CS 221N Data Structures
    CS 330 Analysis of Algorithms
    CS 334 Bioinformatics
    CS 415 Computer Networks
    CS 430 GPU Computing
    CS 450 Computer Graphics
    CS 455 Digital Image Processing
    CS 470 Evolutionary Computation

Students may not minor in both Computational Science and Computer Science.

Computer Science

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Creative Writing

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Economics

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Environmental Studies

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Film Studies

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Finance

FINANCE

A minor in finance requires the following:

    MN 377 Introduction to Business Finance
    IB 378 Investment Finance
    EC 386 Money and Banking
    IB 486 International Finance and Banking

and a choice of one of the following courses which must be approved by the Management Discipline Coordinator:

    MN 384 Managerial Economics
    MN 475 Investment Analysis
    EC 480 International Economics & Foreign Exchange
    MN 479 Corporate Finance
    Internship / Independent Study

All courses for the minor must e passed with a grade of C- or better.

French

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Geosciences

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History

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Human Development

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Interdisciplinary Arts

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International Business

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Italian

ITALIAN

The minor in Italian requires a total of five courses, which must include the first and second year sequences (101/102, 201/202) or their equivalents. The fifth course can be IT 301H or 302H, IT 306H, Winter Term Language Immersion in Italy, or an independent study course in Italian language or culture.

Japanese

JAPANESE

The minor in Japanese requires a total of five courses which must include the two-year language sequence (JA 101/102, JA 201/202) or their equivalents. The fifth course should be chosen from among the following:

  • AH 221A Arts of Japan: Jomon to Anime
  • EA 204G Japanese Popular Culture
  • EA 311G Modern Japan
  • HD 350G Contemporary Japanese Families
  • JA 207G Japanese Culture: Supernatural
  • JA 307G Modern Japanese Literature: Self & Society
  • PO 333 Japan: Government, Politics, and Foreign Policy
  • WT Winter Term in Japan

Minors who transfer credit (from the U.S. or abroad) are required to take at least one advanced course in Japanese at Eckerd.

Journalism

JOURNALISM MINOR

The journalism minor consists of four core courses and one elective.

The four core courses are CW 220A Introduction to Journalism, CW1 300A/CW2 300A Internship with the Current (two semester course), CM 360A Media Ethics, and CW 204A Creative Nonfiction.

The elective must be chosen from the following courses:

  • AR 244 Digital Photography (prerequisite AR 101A, AR 102A, or AR 229A)
  • AR 322 Advanced Photography Critique (prerequisite AR 229A or AR 244 and permission)
  • CM 306 Gender, Sexuality, and Media (prerequisite CM 101)
  • CM 221A Media and Society
  • CM 223 Argumentation and Debate
  • CO 200E Writing the Environment
  • CO 328 Advanced Research Writing
  • CO 122 Analytic and Persuasive Writing
  • CW 320 Advanced Journalism (prerequisite CW 220A)
  • CW 348A Feature Writing (prerequisite CW 220A or CW 204A)

Students majoring in Communication may only count CM 360A Media Ethics for their major and the journalism minor. Students majoring in Creative Writing and seeking the journalism minor are not allowed to count the same workshop courses for both the major and minor. Students choosing to minor in both Journalism and Creative Writing cannot overlap courses to meet the requirements.



Latin American Studies

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES MINOR

The Latin American Studies minor offers an introduction to the history, societies, politics, language, literature and cultures of Latin America. The minor in Latin American Studies is interdisciplinary and draws from the humanities and the social sciences. It is designed to complement all majors at the College by adding an international dimension.

The Latin American Studies minor consists of one core course, two courses in Spanish and three electives. The core course is Latin American Area Studies (AN 285G). Two courses in Spanish starting at the student's incoming level of language proficiency are required. Native speakers must take two Spanish classes at the 300 or 400 level. The three electives must be chosen from at least two of the following fields of study:

Anthropology
AN 212G: Mesoamerican Civilizations
AN 287G: Caribbean Area Studies

History/Political Science
HI 371H: History of Latin America
PO 211G: Inter-American Relations
PO 311G: Latin American Politics

Literature/Culture
LI 314G: Caribbean Literature and Film
WT: Science fiction from Latin America and Spain

Available to students with advanced level of proficiency or native speakers:
SP 301H: History and Culture of the Hispanic World
SP 305H: Dictators and Revolution in Latin America
SP 312H: Latin American Culture in Film
SP 408: Latin American Literature: Reinventing Fiction
SP 407: Hispanic Women Writers
SP 409 Latin America: Human Rights Literature
SP 412: Cuban Literature

Two Winter Term courses may be counted towards the LAS minor: one Winter Term project with a major focus on Latin America offered on or off campus and one Eckerd faculty-led Spanish language intensive course. The language intensive winter term course must count as one of the required semesters of language study. Students majoring in Spanish may only count two of the upper level language classes taken for that major towards the Latin American Studies minor.

Law and Justice

LAW AND JUSTICE MINOR

The minor in Law & Justice is designed explicitly for students who are planning to attend law school. Students completing the minor will gain important legal knowledge and skills that should serve them well in law school and later in law-related careers. The minor requires the successful completion of two foundational courses: one course in Constitutional Law (either PO 301S Constitution and Government Power or PO 302S Constitution & Individual Rights) and one course from among the following: SO 324 Introduction to Criminal Justice, SO 224S Criminology, or SO 221 Juvenile Delinquency. Thereafter, students are free to choose four additional courses from a list of law-related courses offered across the College's curriculum. Students may substitute additional courses as electives with pre-approval of the minor's coordinator.

Completion of this minor exposes students to the major principles underlying American law, the case method of legal study, and the role of law in American society. The College's Pre-Law Advisor oversees the minor in Law & Justice and assists students in the program, providing them with career advice and assistance with the law school admission process.

Students choosing a minor in Law & Justice are strongly encouraged to select a complementary major in consultation with the College's Pre-law Advisor. The Law & Justice minor is ideal for students majoring in several other programs offered at the College. Students interested in eventually pursuing a career in environmental law can pair the minor with a major in Environmental Studies. Those interested in a career in corporate law can combine a Law & Justice minor with a major in Business Administration or Management. A minor in Law & Justice could complement a major in International Relations & Global Affairs for those interested in going into the field of International Law.

Electives for the minor include the following courses:

    AN 248S Forensic Anthropology
    CM 121 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    CO 122 Analytic & Persuasive Writing
    HI 336H Civil Rights Movement: 1945-75
    HD 387 Forensics and Human Behavior
    LI 216H Literature, Justice, and Law
    MN 278S Business Law
    PL 102M Introduction to Logic
    PO 243S Human Rights & International Law
    PO 301S Constitution & Government Power
    PO 302S Constitution & Individual Rights
    PO 304S U.S. Congress
    PO 343S International Environmental Law
    PO 421S Comparative Judicial Politics
    SO 221 Juvenile Delinquency
    SO 224S Criminology
    SO 324S Introduction to Criminal Justice
    Literature and Law (Winter Term)
    Inquality and Social Justice (Winter Term)
    Independent Studies (as approved)


Leadership Studies

LEADERSHIP STUDIES

The Leadership Studies minor includes six courses from the approved list of courses. These courses address theory, skills, and values and expose students to a multitude of relevant dimensions of scholarship about leadership. In addition, students must complete a major project, internship, or practicum in which they demonstrate significant leadership.

Complete five of the following courses from the first two groups:

Theory/Scholarship (select 3)

    MN 110S Principles of Management & Leadership
    HD 207S Group Dynamics
    EC 301S Leadership: The Human Side of Economics
    MN 312S Women and Leadership
    MN 371 Organizational Behavior & Leadership
    MN 385 Leadership of Complex Organizations
    MN 387 Interpersonal Managerial Competencies
    HD 404 Leadership & Administrative Dynamics
    MN 411 Social Entrepreneurship
Skills (select 2, no more than one from each discipline)
    FD 1 Leadership & Self Discovery Practicum
    TH 101A The Human Instrument
    TH 163A Basic Acting
    CM 121 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    CM 223 Argumentation & Debate
    CO 122 Analytic & Persuasive Writing
    CO 328 Research Writing and Technology
Complete one of the following courses or an independent course or project which demonstrates significant leadership:
    CR1/2 305 Resident Advisor Internship
    FD1/2 280 Peer Mentoring Internship
    HD 405 Practicum in Group Process
    MN 480 Proctoring in Management
    MN 482 Proctoring in Organizational Behavior
All courses for the minor must be passed with a grade of C- or better.



Literature

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Management

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Marine Science

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Mathematics

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Middle East N. Africa Studies


Middle East-North Africa Studies is an interdisciplinary, transnational field that focuses on the peoples, cultures, politics, languages, histories and current issues of the Middle East and North Africa.

The requirements include:

  • Completion of one of two Core courses: PO 252S Middle East Politics or HI 218 Cultures and Societies of the Modern Middle East.
  • If not taken as core requirements, then PO 252S or HI 235 can count as electives.
  • Two semesters of Arabic language (AB101 and AB102).
  • Native speakers or students who test out of AB101 and 102 will be required to take one additional language course, 200 level or above. Additional Arabic training is strongly encouraged for all students but will not count toward an elective requirement.
  • Three elective courses spread among at least two collegia (for example, two courses in BES and one in Letters).
  • At least one of the electives must be a 300 level course or above.

  • Courses that will count to fulfill the elective requirement
  • AB 231G: Middle East Culture
  • EC 388: Economic Development (prerequisite of either EC 201S, EC 281S, or EC 282S)
  • HI 362H: European Empires from 1830
  • HI 365: Decolonizations and the Making of the Global South
  • HI 331: France and the Islamic World
  • PL 230H: Philosophy of Religion
  • PO 221S: Politics of Revolution and Development
  • PO 263G: North African Politics
  • PO 322S: Authoritarian Political Systems
  • PO 325E: MENA Environmental Politics
  • PO 362G: Middle East Conflicts and Wars
  • PO 363G: Middle East Political Economy
  • PO 364: Islam and Human Rights
  • RE 244H: Judaism, Christianity and Islam


  • Music

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    Philosophy

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    Physics

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    Political Science

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    Psychology

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    Religious Studies

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    Sociology

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    Spanish

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    Theatre

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    Women's and Gender Studies

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