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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 COM1000 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: 

    COM1011 Introduction to Communication (preferred)
    COM1071 Introduction to Public Speaking

    2.  One 4000-level communication course (INT4001 Interdisciplinary Studies 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)

    BUS2011 Effective Business Communication
    COM3021 Relationships and Relational Communication
    COM2031 Leadership and Small Group Communication
    COM2062 Oral Traditions and Mass Media
    COM2063 Internet, Culture and Communication
    COM2064 Media Ethics
    JRN2021 Broadcast Journalism
    JRN2031 Journalism in the Digital Age
    JRN2032 Journalism in the Digital Age II
    COM2065 Radio Production and Programming
    COM3071 Professional Presentations
    COM2082 Collaborative Negotiations
    COM2084 Dialogue and Debate
    COM2051 Intercultural Communication
    COM3064 Communication Ethics in a New Media World
    COM3081 Philosophy of Communication
    COM3001 Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone

  • 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/EDU1031, 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

    EDU1031 Introduction to Education
    EDU3011 Philosophy of Education
    A 4000 level education course (INT4001 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)

    EDU2011 Comparative Education
    EDU2021 School, Society, Change: Key Issues in Education
    EDU2031 Pedagogy and Practice in Special Education
    EDU2051 Learning Disabilities Seminar
    EDU2041 Lifestyles for Learning
    INT4001 Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone w/ Education focus
    EDU4011 Seminar in Learning Differences, Politics, and Culture
    PSY2021 Child Development
    PSY2031 Adolescent and Adult Development
    PSY2071Educational Psychology
    PSY2081 Cognitive Psychology
    SOC2021 Race, Class, and Gender
    PSY3021 Theories of Personality
    PSY3041 Psychology of Emotion
    PSY3061 Diversity Psychology
    PSY4011 Social Identity in Diverse World

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

    Required Courses

    BUS2021 Entrepreneurship
    FIN2011 Finance
    MGT2031 Organizational Behavior
    ECN3011 Analysis of 21st Century Economic Issues and Trends
    INT4001 Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone or a BUS/ECN 4000-level course

    Elective Courses (choose one)

    BUS2011 Effective Business Communication
    MGT2011 Principles of Management
    MGT2021 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 Environmental Literature course (LIT2022), 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 Natural Science 1000 level courses:

    BIO1511 Introduction to Biology: Organisms and Environment (4 credits)
    GEO1511 Introduction to Geology (4 credits)
    BIO1521 Principles of Biology I (4 credits)

    And both of these:

    LIT2022 Environmental Literature (3 credits)
    INT4001 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:

    HUM3031 Environmental History (3 credits)
    HUM3041Nature and Culture (3 credits)
    NSC2511 Natural History of New England (4 credits)
    BIO2711 Field Studies in Wildlife Conservation (3 credits)   
    ECO2511 Aquatic Ecology and Water Pollution (4 credits)
    ECO2521 Field Ecology (4 credits)
    ENV2511 Environmental Science (4 credits)
    ECO3011 Winter Ecology (3 credits)
    ENV3011Principles 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 (PSY1011 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

    PSY1011 Introduction to Psychology
    A 4000-level psychology course (INT4001 Interdisciplinary Studies 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)

    MAT1321 Statistics OR MAT2621 Applied Statistics
    PSY2021 Child Development
    PSY2031 Adolescent and Adult Development
    PSY2051 Abnormal Psychology
    PSY2061 Positive Psychology
    PSY2071 Educational Psychology
    PSY2081 Cognitive Psychology
    SOC2031 Human Sexuality
    BIO2091 Biological Psychology
    PSY3011 Research in Social Science
    PSY3041 Psychology of Emotion
    PSY3021 Theories of Personality
    PSY3061 Diversity Psychology
    PSY4011 Social Identity in Diverse World

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