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Minors must be outside of a student’s major and concentration.  Up to two courses which have been prescribed by a student’s major into their General Education requirements may be counted towards a student’s minor. The minimum number of credits for a minor is 18. Core requirements, as designated by the Endicott College Catalog, and free electives may be used to satisfy the minor requirements.  Double Minors Policy: Students may have two minors.  In order to complete a second minor, courses used to fulfill the requirements of the first minor may not be sued to meet the requirements of the second minor.  Depending upon the major, students may not be able to complete the requirements of the minors within four years or within the minimum number of credits for their degrees.

American Studies

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required Courses:

AMS 101 - American Popular Culture (Cr: 3)

Additional courses:

Five AMS courses, two of which must be at the 300 level or above. AMS courses include any course with an AMS designation as well as the following:

ART 308 - Art in American Culture (Cr: 3)
ART 320 - Native American Art: Beyond Tradition (Cr: 3)
ENG 220 - American Short Story Cycles (Cr: 3)
ENG 240 - Boston in Literature and Film (Cr: 3)
ENG 310 - Modern American Poetry (Cr: 3)
ENG 337 - American Indian Experience: An Introduction to the Literature (Cr: 3)
HST 225 - The Salem Witch Trials (Cr: 3)
HST 227 - Boston History (Cr: 3)
HST 229 - The American West (Cr: 3)
HST 230 - African-American History (Cr: 3)
HST 306 - New England History (Cr: 3)
HST 317 - Civil Rights Movement (Cr: 3)
HST 340 - Women in American History and Culture (Cr: 3)
MUS 230 - Foundations of Jazz (Cr: 3)
MUS 240 - The Rise of Rock and Roll (Cr: 3)
SOC 320 - Racial and Ethnic Diversity in American Society (Cr: 3)
SM 303 - Sport in Society (Cr: 3)

Biology and Biotechnology

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Students select one from the following courses:

 

BIO 101 - Human Biology (Cr: 4)
BIO 102/102L - Principles of Biology I and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 103/103L - Principles of Biology II and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 130/130L - Principles of Ecology and Lab (Cr: 4)

Students select five from the following courses:

 

BIO 101 - Human Biology (Cr: 4)
BIO 102/102L - Principles of Biology I and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 103/103L - Principles of Biology II and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 130/130L - Principles of Ecology and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 201/201L - Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 202/202L - Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 205 - Plant Biology (Cr: 3)
BIO 225 - Introduction to Biotechnology (Cr: 3)
BIO 226 - Marine Biology and Biotechnology (Cr: 3)
BIO 242 - World Disease (Cr: 3)
BIO 292/292L - Microbiology and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 311/311L - Genes and Genomes and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 320/320L - Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 335 - Pathophysiology (Cr: 3)
BIO 350 - Human Embryology and Developmental Biology (Cr: 3)
BIO 326/326L - Immunology and Lab (Cr: 4)
CHE 105/105L - General Chemistry I and Lab (Cr: 4)
CHE 209/209L - Biochemistry and Lab (Cr: 4)
PHL 310 - Bioethics (Cr: 3)

Computer Science

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 19 credits as follows:

 

Required Courses

 

CSC 101 - Introduction to Computer Science (Cr: 3)
CSC 160/160L - Introduction to Programming and Lab (Cr: 4)

Additional Required Courses

Students select two from the following courses:

CSC 161 - Data Structures and Algorithms (Cr: 3)
CSC 170 - Computer Architecture (Cr: 3)
CSC 255 - Programming for Games and Interactive Technologies (Cr: 3)
CSC 260 - Visual Programming I (Cr: 3)
CSC 261 - Visual Programming II and Object-Oriented Design (Cr: 3)
CSC 350 - Network Operations Management (Cr: 3)
CSC 380 - Operating Systems (Cr: 3)
MTH 265 - Discrete Mathematical Structures (Cr: 3)

Additional Courses

Two Computer Science courses, which can be drawn from the list above, provided the courses are not also being used to fulfill other requirements (Cr: 6)   
 

Creative Writing Minor

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required course:

ENG 108 - Introduction to Creative Writing (Cr: 3)

Additional courses:

Students select five from the following courses, at least two of which must be at the 300 level or above:

CMM 207 - Writing for Media (Cr: 3)
CMM 211 - Introduction to Journalism (Cr: 3)
CMM 255 - Writing for the Screen (Cr: 3)
CMM 338 - Feature Writing (Cr: 3)
ENG 207 - Creative Writing: Non-Fiction (Cr: 3)
ENG 208 - Creative Writing: Poetry (Cr: 3)
ENG 209 - Creative Writing: Fiction (Cr: 3)
ENG 305 - Writing for Inquiry (Cr: 3)
ENG 307 - Creative Writing: Advanced Non-Fiction Seminar (Cr: 3)
ENG 308 - Creative Writing: Advanced Poetry Seminar (Cr: 3)
ENG 309 - Creative Writing: Advanced Fiction Seminar (Cr: 3)
ENG 334 - Writing Lives (Cr: 3)
ENG 336 - Nature Writing (Cr: 3)
ENG 340 - Playwriting and Screenwriting (Cr: 3)

Criminal Justice / Security Studies

English

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required course:

ENG 102 - Introduction to Literature (Cr: 3)

Additional courses:

Five English courses, three of which must be at the 300 level or above.

Environmental Science

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required Courses:

 

BIO 130/130L - Principles of Ecology and Lab (Cr: 4)
or ENV 140 - Environmental Biology and Field Studies (Cr: 3)
ENV 220/220L - Environmental Science and Lab (Cr: 4)

Additional Courses:

Students select four electives from three disciplines. Environmental Studies electives include any course within an ENV designation and:

BIO 130/130L - Principles of Ecology and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 205 - Plant Biology (Cr: 3)
BIO 242 - World Disease (Cr: 3)
BUS 365 - Business, The Environment, and Sustainability (Cr: 3)
CHE 105/105L - General Chemistry I and Lab (Cr: 4)
CHE 106/106L - General Chemistry II and Lab (Cr: 4)
CHE 306 - Chemical Analysis and Instrumentation (Cr: 3)
ENG 336 - Nature Writing (Cr: 3)
HST 380 - Environmental History (Cr: 3)
ID 340 - Sustainability and Design (Cr: 3)
IST 325 - World Geography (Cr: 3)
POL 380 - Environmental Politics (Cr: 3)
POL 384 - Environmental Law (Cr: 3)

Gender Studies

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required courses:

 

LST 121 - Introduction to Gender Studies (Cr: 3)

Additional Courses

 Students select four of the following courses:

ART 315 - Women and the Arts (Cr: 3)
BIO 101 - Human Biology (Cr: 4)
CMM 306 - Social Impact of the Media (Cr: 3)
CMM 310 - Children’s Television (Cr: 3)
ENG 230 - Rebels and Misfits (Cr: 3)
ENG 315 - Women and Literature (Cr: 3)
HST 340 - Women in American History and Culture (Cr: 3)
LST 310 - Gender, Women, and Science (Cr: 3)
LST 350 - Male Images in Story and Film (Cr: 3)
NU 313 - Care of Childbearing Families (Cr: 5)
PSY 304 - Psychology of Gender (Cr: 3)
PSY 325 - Human Sexuality (Cr: 3)
SM 303 - Sport in Society (Cr: 3)
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (Cr: 3)
SOC 302 - Social Problems (Cr: 3)

History

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required Course

 

HST 201 - Contemporary Approaches to History (Cr: 3)

Additional Courses

Five History courses, two of which must be at the 300 level or above. History courses include any course with an HST designation and REL 251 Religion in American Life.

 

Human Services

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required Courses:

 

HMS 100 - Introduction to Human Services (Cr: 3)
HMS 310 - Crisis Intervention (Cr: 3)

Additional Courses:

 Students may only select one CJ course to complete the minor.

International Studies

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required Courses

Internship / Study Abroad Experience

This requirement can be met through a three-credit January study tour, or through a semester abroad. Students choosing to study abroad may meet some of the International Studies elective course requirements in their study abroad program. Students pursuing an International Studies minor should work closely with their advisors, the Chair of the program, and the School of International Education to meet the minor's requirements. 

IST 100 - Introduction to International Studies (Cr: 3)

Additional required courses

Students select at least one course from each of the following five areas:

Art, Literature and Culture

 

ART 101 - Visual Art and Cultural Values I: Prehistory to c. 1310 (Cr: 3)
ART 102 - Visual Art and Cultural Values II: Early Fourteenth Century to the Present (Cr: 3)
ART 285 - Art and World Culture (Cr: 3)
ENG 213 - British Literature I (Cr: 3)
ENG 214 - British Literature II (Cr: 3)
ENG 260 - Gothic Literature (Cr: 3)
ENG 321 - Literary Triumvirates (Cr: 3)
ENG 361 - Victorian Secrets: Fear and Hypocrisy in Victorian Literature (Cr: 3)
ENG 367 - Eastern Literature and Haiku (Cr: 3)
POL 325 - Music and the State (Cr: 3)
SP 205 - Cultural Introduction to Spain (Offered in Spain) (Cr: 3)
SP 310 - The Cinema of Spain (Offered in Spain) (Cr: 3)
SP 322 - Latin American Short Fiction (Cr: 3)
SP 331 - Cinema of Latin America (Cr: 3)
SP 410 - Spanish Literature & Performing Arts (Offered in Spain) (Cr: 3)
SP 420 - Modern Spanish Novel (Offered in Spain) (Cr: 3)

Economics

 

BUS 303 - International Business (Cr: 3)
HST 310 - Economies and Peoples (Cr: 3)
IST 215 - The New Europe (Cr: 3)
IST 280 - Global Political Economy (Cr: 3)

History

 

HST 110 - World History I (Cr: 3)
HST 111 - World History II (Cr: 3)
HST 218 - Topics in World History (Cr: 3)
HST 245 - The History of Modern China (Cr: 3)
HST 260 - Modern Latin American History and Culture (Cr: 3)
HST 280 - Middle East History (Cr: 3)
HST 301 - Communism, Fascism and Democracy (Cr: 3)
HST 302 - Russia in the 20th Century (Cr: 3)
HST 310 - Economies and Peoples (Cr: 3)
SP 211 - Contemporary Spain (Offered in Spain) (Cr: 3)
SP 307 - Spanish Culture and Civilization (Offered in Spain) (Cr: 3)

Philosophy and Religion

 

PHL 220 - Ideas, Culture, and Social Thought (Cr: 3)
REL 104 - World Religions (Cr: 3)
REL 245 - Eastern Religions (Cr: 3)
REL 255 - Western Religious Thought (Cr: 3)
REL 270 - Introduction to Islam (Cr: 3)

Politics

 

CJ 350 - Terrorism Studies (Cr: 3)
IST 215 - The New Europe (Cr: 3)
IST 216 - International Conflicts (Cr: 3)
POL 110 - World Politics (Cr: 3)
POL 240 - American Foreign Policy (Cr: 3)
POL 320 - Comparative Political Models (Cr: 3)
POL 380 - Environmental Politics (Cr: 3)
POL 430 - Human Rights (Cr: 3)

In addition, two semesters of a foreign language are highly recommended.

Legal Studies

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required courses:

CJ 410 - Law and Society (Cr: 3)
POL 213 - American Government and Politics (Cr: 3)

Additional courses

Students select four from the following courses:

BUS 302 - Legal Environment for the Business Manager (Cr: 3)
CJ 151 - Criminal Law (Cr: 3)
CJ 205 - The American Court System (Cr: 3)
CJ 300 - The Juvenile Justice System (Cr: 3)
CJ 301 - Criminal Procedure (Cr: 3)
CMM 380 - Media Ethics and Law (Cr: 3)
HST 225 - The Salem Witch Trials (Cr: 3)
HTM 360 - Hospitality Legal Perspectives (Cr: 3)
POL 384 - Environmental Law (Cr: 3)
SM 405 - Sports Law (Cr: 3)

Mathematics

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required Course:

MTH 135 - Calculus I (Cr: 3)

Additional Courses

  • One 200 level course
  • One 300 level course

Students select three from the following courses:

  • MTH courses above 120
CSC 160/160L - Introduction to Programming and Lab (Cr: 4)

Philosophy

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows, at least two of which must be at the 300 level or above:

Required courses

Students select one from the following courses:

PHL 100 - Introduction to Philosophy (Cr: 3)
PHL 104 - Ethics (Cr: 3)

Additional courses

Students select two from the following courses:

PHL 217 - Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (Cr: 3)
PHL 245 - Modern Philosophy (Cr: 3)
PHL 320 - Post-Modern Ideas (Cr: 3)

Students select three from the following courses:

Selections must not overlap with courses selected from the lists above.

LST 255 - Beauty, Infinity and Knowledge (Cr: 3)
PHL 100 - Introduction to Philosophy (Cr: 3)
PHL 104 - Ethics (Cr: 3)
PHL 217 - Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (Cr: 3)
PHL 220 - Ideas, Culture, and Social Thought (Cr: 3)
PHL 245 - Modern Philosophy (Cr: 3)
PHL 310 - Bioethics (Cr: 3)
PHL 320 - Post-Modern Ideas (Cr: 3)
PHL 332 - Religion and Its Critics: Studies in Philosophy of Religion (Cr: 3)
REL 245 - Eastern Religions (Cr: 3)
REL 255 - Western Religious Thought (Cr: 3)
SM 218 - Philosophy and Sport (Cr: 3)

Political Science

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required course

 

POL 100 - Introduction to Politics (Cr: 3)

Additional courses

Students select five from the following courses, three of which must be at the 300 level or above:

CJ 355 - Race and Justice (Cr: 3)
CJ 410 - Law and Society (Cr: 3)
HST 301 - Communism, Fascism and Democracy (Cr: 3)
POL 213 - American Government and Politics (Cr: 3)
POL 300 - Contemporary Issues in Politics (Cr: 3)
POL 315 - American Political Thought (Cr: 3)
POL 320 - Comparative Political Models (Cr: 3)
POL 325 - Music and the State (Cr: 3)
POL 380 - Environmental Politics (Cr: 3)
POL 384 - Environmental Law (Cr: 3)
POL 430 - Human Rights (Cr: 3)

Professional Writing

Program Requirements

 Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required Courses

 

ENG 110 - Introduction to Professional Writing (Cr: 3)
ENG 218 - Argument Based Writing (Cr: 3)
English majors will need to substitute a professional writing elective for ENG 218.

Additional Courses

Students select four electives from the following list, two of which must be at the 300-level

ART 266 - Writing in the Arts Seminar (Cr: 3)
BUS 270 - Communicating in Business (Cr: 3)
CMM 204 - Promotional Writing (Cr: 3)
CMM 207 - Writing for Media (Cr: 3)
CMM 211 - Introduction to Journalism (Cr: 3)
CMM 338 - Feature Writing (Cr: 3)
ENG 103 - Speech (Cr: 3)
ENG 305 - Writing for Inquiry (Cr: 3)
ENG 340 - Playwriting and Screenwriting (Cr: 3)
HTM 374 - Hospitality Organizational Behavior (Cr: 3)
IST 315 - Intercultural Communication (Cr: 3)
SM 225 - Sport and the Media (Cr: 3)
SM 350 - The Sport Enterprise (Cr: 3)

Psychology

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits.

Required course

 

PSY 100 - General Psychology (Cr: 3)

Additional courses

Five Psychology courses, three of which must be at the 300 level or above.

Religious Studies

Sociology

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required courses

 

SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (Cr: 3)
SOC 302 - Social Problems (Cr: 3)

Additional Courses

Students select four from the following courses:

CJ 200 - Criminology (Cr: 3)
CJ 410 - Law and Society (Cr: 3)
CMM 306 - Social Impact of the Media (Cr: 3)
HMS 305 - Social Policy (Cr: 3)
HMS 427 - The Victimization of Children (Cr: 3)
IST 216 - International Conflicts (Cr: 3)
PSY 240 - Research Methods (Cr: 3)
PSY 241 - Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences (Cr: 3)
PSY 305 - Social Psychology (Cr: 3)
SOC 215 - The Family (Cr: 3)
SOC 220 - Modern Social Thought (Cr: 3)
SOC 230 - Death and Dying (Cr: 3)
SOC 300 - Urban Sociology (Cr: 3)
SOC 320 - Racial and Ethnic Diversity in American Society (Cr: 3)

Spanish

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits.

Six Spanish courses, two of which must be at the 300 level or above.

Victimology

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required Course

 

CJ 100 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (Cr: 3)
or HMS 100 - Introduction to Human Services (Cr: 3)
only if CJ 100 is required for the student's major

Additional Courses

Students select five from the following courses:

CJ 241 - Victimology (Cr: 3)
required unless it is one of the student's major requirements CJ 341 - Domestic Violence (Cr: 3)
HMS 310 - Crisis Intervention (Cr: 3)
HMS 427 - The Victimization of Children (Cr: 3)
HMS 440 - Understanding and Treating Sexual Trauma: Theory, Research and Practice (Cr: 3)
POL 430 - Human Rights (Cr: 3)
PSY 335 - Theories of Counseling (Cr: 3)
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