Anthropology & Sociology Minors

Anthropology / Sociology Human Services

Anthropology / Sociology Minor

PEAKS | Social Science & History |

The Anthropology/Sociology minor enables students to understand culture and society as a mosaic of diverse, overlapping groups, memberships, values, and traditions, each contributing to a larger global matrix that is continuously being reformulated.

Anthropology / Sociology Minor

15 credits

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

ATH-101 or
SOC-100

Cultural Anthropology or
Introduction to Sociology

3

ATH/SOC

Courses Approved by Anthropology/Sociology Department and major advisor

12

Human Services Minor

PEAKS | Professional Studies & Enhancements |

The Anthropology/Sociology Department offers the Human Services minor in the Professional Enhancement PEAK to help students, along with their major, prepare for a career in the human, or social, services.

The Human Service Minor consists of 15 credits, to be approved in consultation with the Anthropology/Sociology department and the major advisor.

Human Services Minor

15 credits

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

ATH-101 or
SOC-100

Cultural Anthropology or
Introduction to Sociology

3

ATH/SOC-497

Internship

3

Complete 1 course from the following:

PSY-201

Introduction to Developmental Psychology*

3

PSY-206

Social Psychology*

3

PSY-350 Introduction to Psychological Counseling

3

EDU-300

Schools and Society

3

EDU-301

Foundations of Education**

3

Complete 1 course from the following:

SOC-302

Gender and Society

3

SOC-320

Family Sociology

3

SOC-349

Social Stratification

3

SOC-360

Race and Ethnic Relations

3

Complete 1 course from the following:

ATH-202/302A

Cultural Diversity

3

ATH-305

Culture and the World System

3

Notes

*Human Service Minor students may request PSY-100 prerequisite be waived from instructor

**Human Service Minor students may request EDU-202 prerequisite be waived from instructor

Associated Minors

Criminal Justice Studies - Humanities and Fine Arts PEAK Minor

PEAKS | Humanities & Fine Arts |

The Criminal Justice Studies (CJS) minor offers a distinctly liberal arts approach to the burgeoning field of criminal justice studies. This program offers students the opportunity to investigate the field from a number of disciplinary perspectives. The Prison Experience capstone course, during which students visit a variety of adult and juvenile facilities, provides direct contact with prisons, insights into prison life, and the means by which students can enter the field. The internship option provides additional valuable experience in regional facilities, forging connections for future employment.

Criminal Justice Studies Minor
Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK

15-16 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

IND-368

The Prison Experience

3

SOC-330

Criminology and Deviance

3

Complete 9 credits from the following:

ENG-219

Thief-making and Thief Taking

3

ENG-226

Postmodernism and Human Rights Activism

3

ENG-232

Literature and Slavery

3

ENG-233 Literature of Immigrants

3

ENG-235

Prose and Cons

3

ENG-324

Narratives Against Oppression

3

ENG-325 Constructing World Literature

3

PHI-331

Ethics

3

SOC-497

Internship

1-3

Notes

Six weeks before graduation, students will submit a portfolio of relevant work completed for the minor, such as exams and papers, including a two-page essay describing important academic lessons and skills acquired in this minor.

Criminal Justice Studies - Professional Studies and Enhancements PEAK Minor

PEAKS | Professional Studies & Enhancements |

The Criminal Justice Studies (CJS) minor offers a distinctly liberal arts approach to the burgeoning field of criminal justice studies. This program offers students the opportunity to investigate the field from a number of disciplinary perspectives. The Prison Experience capstone course, during which students visit a variety of adult and juvenile facilities, provides direct contact with prisons, insights into prison life, and the means by which students can enter the field. The internship option provides additional valuable experience in regional facilities, forging connections for future employment.

Criminal Justice Studies Minor
Professional Studies & Enhancements PEAK

15-16 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

IND-368

The Prison Experience

3

SOC-330

Criminology and Deviance

3

Complete 9 credits from the following:

BUS-391

The Legal Environment

3

CHE-124

Forensic Chemistry and Laboratory

3

EDU-300

Schools and Society

3

POE-241

Introduction to Public Policy

3

PSY-407

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

3

SOC-497

Internship

1-3

Notes

Six weeks before graduation, students will submit a portfolio of relevant work completed for the minor, such as exams and papers, including a two-page essay describing important academic lessons and skills acquired in this minor.

Criminal Justice Studies - Social Sciences and History PEAK Minor

PEAKS | Social Science & History |

The Criminal Justice Studies (CJS) minor offers a distinctly liberal arts approach to the burgeoning field of criminal justice studies. This program offers students the opportunity to investigate the field from a number of disciplinary perspectives. The Prison Experience capstone course, during which students visit a variety of adult and juvenile facilities, provides direct contact with prisons, insights into prison life, and the means by which students can enter the field. The internship option provides additional valuable experience in regional facilities, forging connections for future employment.

Criminal Justice Studies Minor
Social Sciences & History PEAK

15-16 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

IND-368

The Prison Experience

3

SOC-330

Criminology and Deviance

3

 

Choose 9 credits from the following:

ATH-202

Cultural Diversity

3

ATH-302A

Cultural Diversity

3

EDU-300

Schools and Society

3

POE-241

Introduction to Public Policy

3

PSY-404

Abnormal Psychology

3

PSY-407

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

3

SOC-360

Race and Ethnic Relations

3

SOC-349

Social Stratification

3

SOC-497

Internship

1-3

Notes

Six weeks before graduation, students will submit a portfolio of relevant work completed for the minor, such as exams and papers, including a two-page essay describing important academic lessons and skills acquired in this minor.

International Development Minor

PEAKS | Social Science & History |

The International Development minor is designed for students interested in development and related issues such as economic growth, poverty, globalization, culture change, and political order. Grounded in the discipline of Political Economy, this minor is an excellent field for students interested in how society organizes itself through government, the market, and non-governmental actors. As a minor program, it is a useful complement to other major and minors in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Professional Studies. Students with primary interests in this topic should consider the International Political Economy major. The minor consists of 15-16 credits.

International Development Minor

15-16 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

POE-120

International Politics

3

POE-263 or
POE-299T

Introduction to Political Economy or
Poverty in Africa and Asia

3
3

Complete 2 courses from the following:

ATH-305

Culture Change and the World System

3

POE-302

Economic Development

3

POE-351

Politics of Developing Countries

3

Complete 1 course from the following:

ASN-302.1

Southeast Asia: Traditions and Transitions

4

ATH-249

Natives of South America

3

POE-321

Comparative Economics

3

POE-360

Comparative Politics

3

POE-370

Political Economy of China

3

POE-374

Political Economy of Southeast Asia

3

POE-376

International Economics

3

POE-380

International Political Economy

3

Notes

To complete the minor, students must also revise a paper written in one of the minor courses as a starred paper and submit it to all faculty members who service the minor. This non-credit requirement is to demonstrate satisfactory research and writing abilities within the minor.

Latin American Studies Minor

PEAKS | Social Science & History |

Latin American Studies Minor

16 credits minimum*

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

LAS-494

Portfolio and Evaluation of Program

1

Complete at least 2 courses from the 2 different departments following:

ATH-249

Natives of South America

3

HIS-230

Introduction to the History of Modern Latin American

3

MFL-232 or

Spanish Language & Culture III or

3

MFL-233 or

Spanish Language & Culture IV or

3

MFL-235

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

3

Complete 9 credits of electives of which 6 must be 300-400 level from the following:

ATH-128

Spirit in Art and Culture

3

ATH-302

Ritual Myth and World View

3

ATH-305

Culture Change and the World System

3

ATH-309

Cross Culture Approaches of Environment

3

HIS-377

Women in the Americas

3

HIS-378

Liberation Theology

3

HIS-380

Colonial Latin America

3

HIS-381

Military & Society in Latin America

3

HIS-382

Modern Mexico

3

HIS-386

Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica

3

HIS-387

Modern Cuba

3

HIS-388

Comparative Slavery in the Americas

3

HIS-389

Latin American-U.S. Relations

3

SPA-333

Literature of Latin America

3

SPA-339T.2

Latin American Today

3

MFL-339T.4

Human Rights for the First Generation

3

SPA-437

Spanish Literature and Society (Narrative and/or Film)

3

SPA-438

Spanish Literature and Society (Poetry, Drama and/or Song)

3

Complete a Portfolio and Evaluation of Program**

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Written Communication

Additionally, students completing the Latin American Studies Minor will:

  • Develop broad knowledge of the diverse cultures and history of Latin America
  • Explore contemporary and historical social, cultural, economic and political trends of Latin America
  • Familiarize themselves with basic anthropological and historical approaches and methods regarding the study of Latin America

*Note: At least 9 credits must be from Anthropology and/or History

** Six weeks before graduation, students will submit a portfolio of relevant work completed, such as exams and papers. In 1000 to 1500 words, students will complete an assessment of the most important academic lessons learned and skills acquired during their course of study. The evaluation must also provide an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the LAS PEAK. The portfolio will not be graded but it is required for completion of the minor.

Visual Studies - Humanities and Fine Arts PEAK Minor

PEAKS | Humanities & Fine Arts |

Visual studies, sometimes also known as visual culture studies, seeks to understand the many ways that we see, and are made to see, the world and the role that visual images play. While such imagery includes works of art, it also encompasses the imagery of movies, plays, advertisements, scientific illustrations, political posters, fashion, pornography, comics, graphic novels, web pages, YouTube, and many other areas of visual culture.

Students of visual studies analyze how the design of images (that is, their use of formal elements such as line, shape, value, texture, and color), the combinations of text and image, how the media disseminates them, their sequential arrangements (in the case of narrative imagery), their choice of foci affects our interpretation of them.

Understanding iconography--that is, the set of symbolic meanings that we attach to images-- is also important as this frequently reflects socio-political dynamics, religious beliefs, gender norms, ideals of morality, etc. The latter point relates to the very important question that students of visual studies ask: For whom was the image made and why? That is, when someone makes an image they invariably do so, either consciously or not, with assumptions about the social, gender, or cultural identity of the viewer. This vital point unites the study of visual imagery in art, theatre, and movie history, and in the fields of psychology and anthropology.

Visual Studies Minor
(Humanities & Fine Arts Peak)

16 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete 3 credits from the following:

ART-107

Digital Imaging

3

ART-108

Introduction to Web Design

3

ART-130

Introduction to Design

3

ART-201

Visual Communication I

3

ART-239

Ancient to Medieval

3

ART-240

Renaissance to Modern

3

Complete 3 credits from the following:

ART-324

Picasso and 20th-Century Art

3

ART-325

Art of the Romantic Era

3

ART-341

Modern Art: 1850-1940

3

ART-342

Modern Art after 1940

3

ART-351

Auguste Rodin and Modern Sculpture

3

ART-355

Medieval Art History

3

ENG-225

Asia Through Its Movies

3

IND-307

London (3 out of the 6 credits)

3

THE-200

Introduction to Film

3

THE-340

Scenic Design

3

Complete 3 credits from the following:

ART/ATH-128

Understanding Spirit in Art and Culture

3

ATH-300

Anthropology and Art

3

ATH-306

Visual Anthropology

3

PSY-254

Psychology and the Movies

3

SOC-100

Introduction to Sociology

3

Independent Study
(to be taken after all other minor requirements have been completed)

Complete 1 credit from the following:

ART-494

Independent Study

1

MUS-494

Independent Study

1

THE-494

Independent Study

1

Recommended

ART-497

Internship

1-3

Studio-art classes including, but not limited to:

ART-100

Drawing Composition

3

ART-320

Advanced Studio Projects

3

Courses that include significant use of visual material such as:

HIS-303

The Terror

3

HIS-331

Ancient Greece

3

HIS-332

Ancient Rome

3

HIS-344

Medieval Europe

3

Visual Studies - Social Sciences and History PEAK Minor

PEAKS | Social Science & History |

Visual studies, sometimes also known as visual culture studies, seeks to understand the many ways that we see, and are made to see, the world and the role that visual images play. While such imagery includes works of art, it also encompasses the imagery of movies, plays, advertisements, scientific illustrations, political posters, fashion, pornography, comics, graphic novels, web pages, YouTube, and many other areas of visual culture.

Students of visual studies analyze how the design of images (that is, their use of formal elements such as line, shape, value, texture, and color), the combinations of text and image, how the media disseminates them, their sequential arrangements (in the case of narrative imagery), their choice of foci affects our interpretation of them.

Understanding iconography--that is, the set of symbolic meanings that we attach to images-- is also important as this frequently reflects socio-political dynamics, religious beliefs, gender norms, ideals of morality, etc. The latter point relates to the very important question that students of visual studies ask: For whom was the image made and why? That is, when someone makes an image they invariably do so, either consciously or not, with assumptions about the social, gender, or cultural identity of the viewer. This vital point unites the study of visual imagery in art, theatre, and movie history, and in the fields of psychology and anthropology.

Visual Studies Minor
(Social Sciences & History Peak)

16 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete 3 credits from the following:

ART-107

Digital Imaging

3

ART-108

Introduction to Web Design

3

ART-130

Introduction to Design

3

ART-201

Visual Communication I

3

ART-239

Ancient to Medieval

3

ART-240

Renaissance to Modern

3

Complete 3 credits from the following:

ART-324

Picasso and 20th-Century Art

3

ART-325

Art of the Romantic Era

3

ART-341

Modern Art: 1850-1940

3

ART-342

Modern Art after 1940

3

ART-351

Auguste Rodin and Modern Sculpture

3

ENG-225

Asia Through Its Movies

3

IND-307

London (3 out of the 6 credits)

3

THE-200

Introduction to Film

3

THE-340

Scenic Design

3

Complete 9 credits from the following:

ART/ATH-128

Understanding Spirit in Art and Culture

3

ATH-300

Anthropology and Art

3

ATH-306

Visual Anthropology

3

PSY-254 Psychology and the Movies

3

SOC-100

Introduction to Sociology

3

Independent Study
(to be taken after all other minor requirements have been completed)

Complete 1 credit from the following:

ART-494

Independent Study

1

MUS-494

Independent Study

1

THE-494

Independent Study

1

Recommended

ART-497

Internship

1-3

Studio-art classes including, but not limited to:

ART-100

Drawing Composition

3

ART-320

Advanced Studio Projects

3

Courses that include significant use of visual material such as:

HIS-303

The Terror

3

HIS-331

Ancient Greece

3

HIS-332

Ancient Rome

3

HIS-344

Medieval Europe

3