How to Declare a Minor
Declare a minor by completing the Request to Declare/Change a Major or Minor form and submitting it to the Office of the Registrar. You must have earned a minimum of 45 credits and declared a major before declaring a minor. If you have any questions about this process, please see your advisor.
American Popular Cultures Minor
Provides students with the opportunity to critically analyze popular culture, its production, and its consumption from an interdisciplinary perspective. Coursework broadly explores how popular culture reflects and challenges American cultural values, practices and norms, and institutions. In addition, courses focus on the study of technologies and material culture, production of popular culture, consumption practices, and the role of popular culture in creating and disseminating ideologies. The two foundational courses, respectively, introduce cultural studies and provide a concluding experience with the minor through acquisition and application of key concepts and theories. Students in the minor will design and complete a project in the last foundation course. Students will acquire the skills to analyze popular culture artifacts in contexts related to public life, media, cultural history, and industry production (film, music, toys/games, literature, fashion, food, etc.) as well as individualized practices. Students graduating with a minor in American Popular Culture Studies will be well-suited to think critically about the complex role of popular culture in our lives. This minor will serve students who have an interest in pursuing graduate school, teaching, writing, or working in creative industries (game design, film and television, etc.).
Spanish Language and Cultures Minor
The Spanish Language and Cultures minor combines Spanish language skills with a general knowledge of the cultural, historical and political context of Spanish America.
In the program we emphasize the relationship between language and culture. Students train to interact with native Spanish speakers more effectively.
Technical Communication Minor
The Technical Communication minor offers written and oral communication courses applicable to all majors, professions and workplace situations, including courses relevant for students interested in pursuing careers in Law and Medicine. This minor is open to students from all majors with the exception of Writing Studies.
Choose from a wide range of workplace-oriented topics, including Technical Communication, Scientific Writing, usability (UX), Cross-Cultural Communication Design, accessible, design, web design and visual rhetoric. While studying questions of social, environmental and disability justice in nonacademic settings, through this Technical Communication minor students enhance their credentials in their chosen major for the job market.
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