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Minors

For students pursuing a bachelor's degree, there is the option to pursue a minor in Communication, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Education, or Psychology. In keeping with the Landmark College policy on academic minors, a grade of C or higher must be earned for each course that is counted for a student’s minor, no more than 6 transferred credits can count towards the minor, and students can apply up to 6 credits that count as requirements for a major program towards a minor. 

  •  A minor in Communication requires 21 credits earned in the discipline, with a 3-credit foundational course at the 1000 level (any CO1000 or its transferred equivalent), 15 credits in Communication coursework at the 2000 and 3000 levels, and 3 credits at the 4000 level. 

    Required Courses

    1. One of the following 1000-level Communications courses: 

    CO1011 Introduction to Communication (preferred)
    CO1021 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 
    CO1061 Introduction to Mass Media 
    CO1071 Introduction to Public Speaking

    2.  One 4000-level communication course (__4001 Senior Capstone, with Communication as a disciplinary focus, is one option to fulfill this requirement.)

    Elective Courses (choose five, with at least two at the 3000/4000 level)

    BU2011 Effective Business Communication
    CO2022 Relationships and Relational Communication
    CO2031 Leadership and Small Group Communication
    CO2062 Oral Traditions and Mass Media
    CO2063 Internet, Culture and Communication
    CO2064 Media Ethics
    CO2065 Broadcast Journalism
    CO2066 Journalism in the Digital Age
    CO2166 Journalism in the Digital Age II
    CO2067 Radio Production and Programming
    CO2071 Professional Presentations
    CO2082 Collaborative Negotiations
    CO2084 Dialogue and Debate
    CO2051 or CO3051 Intercultural Communication
    CO3064 Communication Ethics in a New Media World
    CO3086 Philosophy of Communication
    CO2889 Internship

  • A minor in Education requires 21 credits earned in the disciplines of Education and Social Science, with a 3 credit foundational course at the 1000 level (Introduction to Education/ED1011, or its transferred equivalent), 15 credits in Education and Social Science coursework at the 2000 and 3000 levels, and 3 credits at the 4000 level.

    Required Courses

    ED1011 Introduction to Education
    ED3031 Philosophy of Education
    A 4000 level education course (IS4001 Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone, with education as
    a disciplinary focus, is one option to fulfill this requirement.)

    Elective Courses (must choose four, with at least two at the 3000/4000 level)

    ED2021 or 3021 Comparative Education
    ED2071 School, Society, Change: Key Issues in Education
    ED2081 Pedagogy and Practice in Special Education
    ED2091 Learning Disabilities Seminar
    ED2113 Lifestyles for Learning
    ED3889 Internship/Education
    ED4021 Seminar in Learning Differences, Politics, and Culture
    SS2021 Child Development
    SS2031 Adolescent and Adult Development
    SS2071 Educational Psychology
    SS2081 Cognitive Psychology
    SS2211 Race, Class, and Gender
    SS3021 Theories of Personality
    SS3041 Psychology of Emotion
    SS4011 Diversity Psychology

  • A minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation requires 18 credits earned in the discipline.

    Required Courses

    BU2021 Entrepreneurship
    BU2211 Finance
    BU2413 Organizational Behavior
    EC3111 Analysis of 21st Century Economic Issues and Trends
    IS4011 Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone or a BU/EC 4000-level course

    Elective Courses (choose one)

    BU2011 Effective Business Communication
    BU2411 Principles of Management
    BU2412 Human Resource Management

  • A minor in Environmental Studies is interdisciplinary in nature and requires 21 credits, with a 4-credit science foundational course at the 1000 level, the 3-credit EN 2131 Environmental Literature course, 11 credits in Environmental Studies coursework at the 2000 and 3000 levels, and a strong Environmental Studies focus in the 3-credit capstone course that is required for the B.A. in Liberal Studies.

    Required Courses (10 credits)

    Choose one of the following NS1000 courses:

    NS1021 Introduction to Biology: Organisms and Environment (4 credits)
    NS1311 Introduction to Geology (4 credits)
    NS1701 Principles of Biology I (4 credits)

    And both of these:

    EN2132 Environmental Literature (3 credits)
    IS4001 Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone (environmental studies as the focus)  (3 credits)  

    Elective Courses (11 credits minimum) 

    At least two must be at the 3000 level and one must be Natural Science:

    HU3511 Environmental History (3 credits)
    HU3531 Nature and Culture (3 credits)
    NS2041 Natural History of New England (4 credits)
    NS2044 Field Studies in Wildlife Conservation (3 credits)   
    NS2051 Aquatic Ecology and Water Pollution (4 credits)
    NS2052 Field Ecology (4 credits)
    NS2221 Environmental Science (4 credits)
    NS3051 Winter Ecology (3 credits)
    NS3501 Principles of Sustainability (3 credits)

  • A minor in Psychology requires 21 credits earned in the discipline, with a 3-credit foundational course at the 1000 level (SS1011 Introduction to Psychology or its transferred equivalent), 15 credits in Psychology coursework at the 2000 and 3000 levels, and 3 credits at the 4000 level.

    Required Courses

    SS1011 Introduction to Psychology
    A 4000-level psychology course (__4001 Senior Capstone, with psychology as a disciplinary focus, is one option to fulfill this requirement.)

    Elective Courses (choose five, with at least two at the 3000/4000 level)

    MA1421 Statistics OR MA2621 Applied Statistics
    SS2021 Child Development
    SS2031 Adolescent and Adult Development
    SS2051 Abnormal Psychology
    SS2061 Positive Psychology
    SS2071 Educational Psychology
    SS2081 Cognitive Psychology
    SS2711 Human Sexuality
    SS2091 Biological Psychology (cross coded as NS2061)
    SS3011 Research in Social Science
    SS3041 Psychology of Emotion
    SS3021 Theories of Personality
    SS4011 Diversity of Psychology

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