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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Interdisciplinary Minors

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An interdisciplinary minor in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences must consist of six courses or 18 credits (a combination of three-or-more credit courses) for the graduating class of 2014 or later and must include either a required introductory course or a concluding seminar or project. Some programs require both. The minor should aim for a coherent shape appropriate to the subject matter and offer courses that give students a definite sense of movement, from a beginning to a middle and an end, from introductory to advanced levels, or from general to specialized treatments.

Students must select at least three of the courses or nine credits (a combination of three-or-more credit courses) for the graduating class of 2014 or later from three different A&S departments. With the program director's approval, students may use one core course or one course from their major toward the minor. Students carrying a double major are advised not to minor.

Each minor will be administered by a coordinating committee, consisting of a director appointed by the Dean and at least two additional members who represent departments included in the minor.

Minors are open to all undergraduate students and courses prescribed by the requirements of the minor must be accessible to the students.

For specific program requirements see the individual program descriptions below. For further information please email Associate Dean Akua Sarr.

The following is a list of interdisciplinary minors offered by the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences.


Director(s) Email

African and African Diaspora Studies Martin Summers
American Studies Carlo Rotella
Ancient Civilization Mark Thatcher
Asian American Studies Min Song
Asian Studies Sing-Chen Lydia Chiang
Catholic Studies Maryann Hinsdale, IHM
Virginia Reinburg
East European Studies Cynthia Simmons
Environmental Studies Noah Snyder
Faith, Peace and Justice Matthew Mullane
German Studies Rachel Freudenburg
International Studies Robert Murphy
Patricia McLaughlin
Irish Studies Thomas Hachey
Islamic Civilization and Societies Ali Banuazizi
Kathleen Bailey
Jewish Studies Donald Fishman
John Michalczyk
Latin American Studies Harry Rosser
Medical Humanities, Health, and Culture
Amy Boesky
Psychoanalytic Studies Vanessa Rumble
Scientific Computation Kit Baum
Jan Engelbrecht
Women’s Studies Sharlene Hesse-Biber