A departmental minor consists of six or seven courses. These must include one introductory level course and at least one upper-level course or seminar. Students choose courses for the minor in consultation with the director of the department’s minor program. No more than two Core courses may be used toward a minor. Core courses not counting toward a departmental major will not count toward a departmental minor. Students may not major and minor in the same department unless that department offers more than one major.
A Morrissey College Interdisciplinary minors consist of 18 credits
Must include either a required introductory course or a concluding seminar or project. Some programs require both.
Minors are open to all undergraduate students and courses prescribed by the requirements of the minor must be accessible to the students.
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 for nine credits from a combination of three-or-more credit courses or three courses totaling nine credits (at the discretion of the minor program) from three different MCA&S departments.
In order to earn an interdisciplinary minor, students must have at least 15 credits in the minor program that are not used to fulfill requirements for another major or minor or a Core requirement.
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.
|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||Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM
Fr. Charles Gallagher
|East European Studies||Cynthia Simmons|
|Environmental Studies||Noah Snyder|
|Faith, Peace and Justice||Matthew Mullane|
|German Studies||Rachel Freudenburg
|International Studies||Robert Murphy
|Irish Studies||Oliver Rafferty, S.J.|
|Islamic Civilization and Societies||Ali Banuazizi
|Jewish Studies||Donald Fishman
|Latin American Studies||Ernesto Livon-Grosman|
|Managing for Social Impact and the Public Good||Mary J. Cronin
Kenneth Himes, O.F.M.
|Medical Humanities, Health, and Culture
|Psychoanalytic Studies||Vanessa Rumble
|Scientific Computation||Kit Baum
|Women & Gender Studies||Sharlene Hesse-Biber|
Students in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences completing minors in the Lynch School of Education must fulfill all major, Core, and elective Arts and Sciences requirements, and have credit in at least 32 Morrissey College courses. Students are eligible to enroll in three LSOE minors.
It is advisable, regardless of the student’s major area of study, to carefully select Core courses in the freshman year.
Open to all Morrissey College majors; however, this minor does not lead to certification.
General Education Requirements
The minor is designed to (a) introduce Morrissey College students to the world of disabilities and special education, with an emphasis on special education practice, and (b) enhance the ability of future professionals to meet the needs of increasingly diverse school populations.
Inclusive Education Requirements | Field Observation Project
Open only to select Morrissey College majors, the minor enables students to combine a liberal arts education and scholarship in a major discipline with professional study and practice. The minor leads to state certification.
Secondary Education Requirements