Interdisciplinary Minors

The Minor in African Studies
The minor in African Studies is open to all Morgan students regardless of their majors. The program will be of interest not only to students who envisage careers in fields such as international business, diplomacy, and overseas development, but also to students seeking to enrich their perspective in this age of globalization. In addition to supporting a minor, the African Studies Program offers a wide range of electives and supports numerous educational, cultural, and networking activities in which all Morgan students interested in Africa may participate.

Students minoring in African Studies must complete the following requirements:

Course

Description

Credits

AFAM 101

Introduction to African Studies

3

xxx

Foreign Language


(A sequence of two foreign language courses: either a sequence of two courses in any traditional African language, such as Arabic, Wolof, Yoruba, or Swahili, or two courses at the intermediate level in French or Spanish)

6

xxx

Supplementary African Studies Courses

(Choose three pre-approved African-content courses, relating to at least two disciplines, which are not being used to satisfy any other program requirement, from the following):

SOCI 342 Africa in Europe and Asia (3 credits)
SOCI 340 Sociology of Urban Africa (3 credits)
ECON XXX Survey of African Economy (3 credits)
HIST 371 Africa to 1875 (3 credits)
HIST 372 Africa since 1870 (3 credits)
ENGL 341 African Literature (3 credits)
RELG 322 Introduction to African Religion (3 credits)
PHIL 360 African Philosophy (3 credits)
AFOL 450 African Oral Literature (3 credits)
FREN 413 Francophone Africa through Film and Literature
[taught in English] (3 credits)
AFAM 200 African Studies: Special Topics I (3 credits)
AFAM 300 African Studies: Special Topics II (3 credits)
AFAM 301 African Studies: Special Topics III (3 credits)
AFAM 400 African Studies: Special Topics IV (3 credits)
AFAM 420 African Studies Internship (3 credits)
AFAM 450 Study Abroad in Africa (6-9 credits)

9

Total:

18

Note: Any student request to use an African-content course that is not pre-approved to meet a requirement in the African Studies Program will be considered on a case by case basis and requires the prior written permission of the Director or Assistant Director.

The Minor in East Asian Studies
Students minoring in East-Asian Studies must complete the following required courses:

Course

Description

Credits

REQUIRED COURSES

PHIL 315

Philosophy of East Asian Thought

3

POSC 410

Seminar in East Asian Studies

3

For. Lang. 203

Chinese, Japanese, or Korean

3

For. Lang. 204

Chinese, Japanese, or Korean

3

HISTORY ELECTIVE

(Choose One)

3

HIST 387

Introduction to East Asian History (3)

HIST 388

East Asia in Modern Times (3)

POLITICAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE (Choose One)

3

POSC 321

Government and Politics in Asia (3)

POSC 350

Government and Politics in Modern China (3)

POSC 352

Government and Politics in Japan (3)

POSC 354

Government and Politics in Korea (3)

TOTAL:

18

Students may need to take 101- and 102- level courses in the foreign language above to qualify for the 203- and 204-level courses.

The Minor in Environmental Studies
The minor in Environmental Studies offers knowledge and skills to enhance employment opportunities in the environmental field for students from a wide variety of majors. Within the minor, it is possible to concentrate on the technical and scientific aspects of the environmental field or the economic, political, and social aspects of the field. The minor complements a wide variety of majors offered at Morgan.

Students minoring in Environmental Studies must complete the following course requirements:

Course

Description

Credits

Science and Technology Course - 

CHOOSE ONE COURSE

3 or 4

BIOL 106

Introductory Biology II (4)

BIOL 112

Honors Biology (4)

BIOL 205

Ecology and Adaptations (4)

BIOL 401

Environmental Health Science (4)

CEGR 328

Environmental Engineering I (4)

CHEM 211

Environmental Chemistry (3)

EASC 205

Introductory Earth Science (4)

EASC 403

Environmental Science (4)

Issue Course -

CHOOSE ONE COURSE

3

HIST 396

Environmental Crisis in Historical Perspective (3)

PHIL 407

Environmental Ethics (3)

Individual Project or Internship

CHOOSE ONE COURSE

3

ENVS 498

Internship in Environmental Studies (3)

ENVS 499

Individual Project in Environmental Studies (3)

ELECTIVES:

CHOOSE TWO OR THREE COURSES

8-9

XXX

Environmental Studies Elective* 3-4

XXX

Environmental Studies Elective* 3-4

XXX

Environmental Studies Elective* 3-4

TOTAL

18

*Any courses at the 200 level or above related to Environmental Studies offered at Morgan State University and approved by the College of Liberal Arts.

The Minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
The Minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies is open to all Morgan students, regardless of their major. The minor contributes to the internalization of the curriculum, strengthens the liberal arts curriculum and globalizes students' worldview.  It is of interest not only to students who plan to pursue careers in international studies, diplomacy, international business, international development, public health, sociology, communication studies, education, library science, engineering, and history, but also to students seeking to enrich their perspective in this age of globalization. Students pursuing a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies must complete the following requirements.

Course

Description

Credits

LACS 201

Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies

3

2XX or higher

Foreign Language

3

2XX or higher

Foreign Language

3

 

Students must choose three (3) pre-approved electives from at least two disciplines. These courses may not be used to satisfy any other requirements. Contact the Department of World Languages and International Studies or consult the University catalog for more information.

9

TOTAL:

18


   

The Minor in Women's and Gender Studies

The Minor in Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program offered jointly by a number of departments in the College of Liberal Arts. Students minoring in Women's and Gender Studies must complete the following course requirements with a grade of "C" or better 18 credits in the following manner:

Course

Description

Credits

WGST 301

Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

3

WGST 302

Understanding Feminist Theories

3

XXX

Approved Women's and Gender Studies Elective *

3

XXX

Approved Women's and Gender Studies Elective *

3

XXX

Approved Women's and Gender Studies Elective *

3

XXX

Approved Women's and Gender Studies Elective *

3

TOTAL:

18

*Any courses at the 300-level or above related to Women's and Gender Studies offered at Morgan State University and approved by the College of Liberal Arts.

The Minor in Museum Studies
Students should contact the Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts for details and requirements of this recently developed program.