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Minor in Africana Studies

A minor in Africana Studies allows students to gain knowledge and perspectives on cultures and peoples of Africa and the African diaspora, including African Americans, through study of multiple subject areas and methodological approaches. The African diaspora refers to people of African origin living outside the continent of Africa. Students craft an area of study, drawing on at least three disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities, to examine developments related to African and African diaspora communities, while gaining communication, analytic, and research skills.

This minor is hosted by the Department of Criminal Justice, Anthropology, Sociology, and Human Rights.

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Minor in American Studies

Learn more about America’s past and present from a variety of disciplines to gain a better understanding of culture and society in the United States. The minor in American studies lets you design your own educational experiences while improving your writing, research, and critical thinking skills. The minor is an ideal complement for careers in teaching, law, business, government service, communication, and graduate studies.

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Minor in Anthropology

If you’re a natural seeker, a minor in anthropology may be an ideal complement to your education at GCU. Enrich your knowledge of cultural, biological, and linguistic anthropology, as well as archaeology. You will excel at conducting research and applying critical thinking to real-world issues.

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Minor in Economics

Gain a strong grounding in economic principles and theories with a minor in economics from GCU. You’ll study economic systems at different levels and explore the role of institutions, groups, and regions within those systems.

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Minor in Integrative Health

In recent years, integrative health practices have expanded to Western cultures—and are being embraced wholeheartedly alongside traditional medicine principles. Focus on preventing illness and disease, and learn about the whole-person approach that encompasses this dynamic field.

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Minor in International Area Studies

Gain a deeper understanding of cultures around the world and how today’s global society affects everyone. The minor in international area studies offers a broad complement to just about any area of study and positions students to better understand how the world works and evolves.

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Minor in Latina/o & Caribbean Studies

Refine your language skills and discover more about these cultures from perspectives of sociology, art, music, philosophy, criminal justice, English, French, Spanish, and social work. Material covered in the courses that make up this minor directly represent people from Latina/o and/or Caribbean cultures, providing an authentic academic experience to enhance a broad range of careers.

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Minor in Multiethnic Studies

The Multiethnic Studies minor draws on a wide array of courses at Georgian Court University that explore history, culture, and social issues relevant to ethnicity and race within and outside the United States. The minor allows students to gain expertise through interdisciplinary study of diverse social groups, encouraging a comparative approach to understanding ethnicity, race, culture, migration of social groups, and intercultural dynamics. Courses focus on ethnic, indigenous, and immigrant groups predominantly in the United States; coverage of other societies enhances the program’s global perspective. Students also develop communication, analytic, and research skills and the tools for globalized work environments.

This minor is hosted by the Department of Criminal Justice, Anthropology, Sociology, and Human Rights.

For information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

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Minor in Politics, Law & History

Expand your horizons with an interdisciplinary minor in politics, law, and history from GCU. Gain a deeper understanding of how politics, laws, and history shape society today, and explore putting them to good use in society.

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Minor in Sustainability

Enrich your education and be a force for positive change with a minor in sustainability from GCU. This program explores the interaction between the world’s natural and social systems, and develops your ability to deploy innovative solutions to cultivate a more sustainable world on a social, political, environmental, and personal level.

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Minor in Women's Studies

Go beyond understanding the roles women have played in the world throughout the past, present, and future. Given GCU’s history as a women’s college and a Mercy University, it’s an ideal place to sharpen your knowledge in this area.

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