American Political Process

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (21 credits) toward a minor in American Political Process. A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

American Studies

Undergraduate students who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply 18 credits of elective courses toward a minor in American Studies. A minor in American Studies is an excellent complement to most undergraduate majors. Courses in a wide range of intriguing subjects offer the flexibility to create a minor that suits students’ individual interests and goals.

Anthropology

As technology and communication allow greater interaction among people, as our own culture becomes more complex, and as boundaries between cultures become less clear, anthropological skills and approaches are increasingly critical to foster understanding of any society’s organizations, communities and institutions.

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (21 credits) toward a Minor in Anthropology. A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Biology

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (18 credits) toward a minor in American Studies. A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

A minor in American Studies is an excellent complement to most undergraduate majors. Courses in a wide range of intriguing subjects offer the flexibility to create a minor that suits students’ individual interests and goals.

See your academic and career counselor for further requirements and additional information or call the American Studies advisor.

Required Courses
AMS 101 American Studies Core Course

Six credits from the following:

ART 75 American Art
ENG 71 Survey of American Writers to the Civil War
ENG 72 Survey of American Writers since the Civil War
GGR 43 The United States and Canada
HIS 3 American Civilization 1607-1877
HIS 4 American Civilization Since 1877
PHI 37 American Philosophy
RPHL 8 The American Religious Imagination
SOC/ANT 63 Gender Roles
SOC 69 Race and Ethnicity

Nine credits of American Studies electives

Chemistry

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (23 to 24 credits) toward a minor in chemistry.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.

Required Courses

CHM 3, 4 Principles of Chemistry I & II (8 credits)
CHM 21, 22 Organic Chemistry I & II (8 credits)
CHM 37 Quantitative Analysis (4 credits)

And one course from the following:
CHM 24 Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds (3 credits)
CHM 55 Physical Chemistry I (4 credits)
CHM 71 Basic Bio Chemistry (4 credits)


Criminal Justice

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (18 credits) toward a Minor in Criminal Justice.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor for further requirements and additional information.

Required Courses

The student minoring in Criminal Justice must complete two Criminal Justice (CRJ) electives, plus the following four courses for a total of 18 credits:

CRJ 11 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ 23 Theories of Crime
CRJ 41 Criminal Law
CRJ 68 Correctional Philosophy

 

Criminalistics

A minor in forensics (18-26 credits) can help the biology, chemistry, pre-law, criminal justice, sociology, social work or psychology student prepare for work upon graduation and expand his or her understanding of the practical aspects of the area of study.  The minor can enhance a student’s resume or simply satisfy personal interest in this fascinating field.  The student can choose one of four options on which to focus: scientific investigation sub-disciplines (chemistry and genetics), profiling (forensic psychology) and crime-solving (criminalistics).  This array of possible minors provides entry to many students pursuing different majors.  The minors also allow students that may have been admitted as forensic science majors but choose other majors later in their college career to still show perspective employers that they have acquired knowledge in an area of forensic science.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.

Required Courses (credits)

ANT 51 Forensic Anthropology (3)
BMS 71 Introduction to Criminalistics (3)
CRJ 23 Theories of Crime (3)
CRJ 52 Criminal and Civil Investigations (3)
CRJ 76 Criminal Procedure (3)
PSY 43 Forensic Psychology: The Law and Human Behavior (3)
18 credits total

Minors in forensic chemistry, forensic genetics and forensic psychology are also available.


Earth Science

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (18-20 credits) toward a minor in Earth Science. This minor is designed for students who have an interest in the physical sciences of the Earth and would like to take courses in climate and weather, conservation, geology, and cartography in addition to their major field of study.

The minor in Earth Science adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.
Required courses (credits):

GGR 3, 4 Earth Science I & II (8)
GLY 2 History of the Earth (4)

One of the following:
GGR 11 Conservation of Natural Environmental Resources (3)
GGR 12 Meteorology (4)
GGR 16 Cartography, Map Reading and Air-Photo Interpretation (4)

One of the following:
GLY 13 Structural Geology (4)
GLY 14 Geomorphology: The Evolution of Landforms (4)
GLY 15 Ground Water Geology (3)
GLY 21 Mineralogy (4)
GLY 22 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (4)
GLY 23 Geochemistry (3)
GLY 41 Paleontology (4)
GLY 42 Stratigraphy (3)

*Not open to students minoring in geology, or to students majoring in geology, geography, environmental science or earth science education.


Economics

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (18 credits) toward a minor in economics. A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Small classes, faculty with expertise in diverse areas, and a comprehensive examination of the economies of the United States and the world provide students with excellent career preparation.

Required Courses:

Students must take a total of 18 credits in economics including:

ECO 10 Introduction to Microeconomics (3)
ECO 11 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3)

And one of the following:
ECO 61 Microeconomic Analysis (3)
ECO 62 Macroeconomic Analysis (3)

Nine additional credits must be selected from economics courses at the intermediate or advanced level.

See your academic and career counselor for further requirements and additional information or call the American Studies advisor.

English

The minor in English is available for those students who wish to develop an interest in English in addition to their major field. A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study. Requirements

The minor in English requires 21 credits, including 15 credits in literature courses. Although ENG 1 and ENG 2 do not count toward this minor, the Core courses ENG 7 and ENG 8 do.

Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.


Environmental Sustainability

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (16-19 credits) toward a minor in environmental sustainability. This minor offers students an interdisciplinary framework for assessing local and global environmental problems. Students in the environmental sustainability minor examine the scientific, cultural, ethical, and policy aspects of sustainability.  Course work offers students a range of professional skills for analyzing and creatively managing threats to environmental sustainability.

Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.

To complete a minor in Environmental Sustainability, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

Required Courses (7 credits)

ERS/GGR 11 Introduction to Environmental Sustainability (3)
ERS 1 Earth Science I (4)

Elective Courses (3 courses, 9-12 credits)

Students must choose at least two (up to three) of the following courses as electives:
ERS 2 Earth Science II or GLY 1 The Dynamic Earth (4)
ERS/GGR 21 Applied Conversation (3-4)
ERS/GGR 27 Sustainable Cities and Suburbs (3)
ERS/GLY 29 Global Climate Change (3)
GGR 1 Human Geography: Man, Environment, and Technology (3)
GGR 29 Human Dimensions of Climate Change (3)

Students may also choose one of the following courses as an elective:
BIO 109 Ecology (4)
BIO 274 Conservation Biology (4)
ECO 49 Economics of the Environment (3)
HIS 125 U.S. Environmental History (3)
PHI 28 Environmental Philosophy (3)
SOC 73 Environmental Sociology (3)


Financial Engineering

What is Financial Engineering (FE)?
Financial Engineering (FE) uses mathematics to solve problems in finance, such as portfolio optimization, arbitrage, risk assessment, and hedging. It employs techniques from calculus, differential equations, probability, and linear algebra.
  Why minor in FE?

  • Options trading and FE have become a multi-trillion dollar industry in the United States.
  • For those who qualify, this minor serves as preparation for technical employment in an FE organization or for graduate study and later highly remunerative employment in financial centers throughout the world.

How do I successfully complete the FE minor at LIU Post?

  • Enter LIU Post with a grade of 5 on the Calculus BC Advanced Placement test (or a 4 for unusually promising students), or earn A's in both MTH 7 and MTH 8 and gain permission of the Mathematics Department.
  • Major in Mathematics and complete the following courses:

Required Courses (credits):

MTH 9 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (4)
MTH 22 Applied Linear Algebra (3)
MTH 51 Probability (3)
MTH 53 Stochastic Calculus (3)
FIN 81 Seminar in Financial Services (3)
CS 113 Introduction to C++ for Financial Engineering (3)
MTH 96 Internship in Financial Engineering (2)

Additional Features of the FE Minor at LIU Post:

  • MTH 53 (Stochastic Calculus) is a graduate course in many other institution, but is included here to provide an advantage to our students seeking employment or admission to graduate study.
  • MTH 96 (Internship in Financial Engineering) includes placement in a financial engineering organization involving the application of academic skills in a professional environment, and will be arranged by the Office of the President of LIU.

Further Information on the FE Minor at LIU Post

Our FE minor is one of a very few in the United State (although there are more in Europe and Asia), and takes full advantage of our proximity to the top FE graduate schools and organization in the New York City area. The mathematical demands of this minor are significantly greater than those of other minors, but with appropriately greater rewards for those who complete it.

Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.

Forensic Chemistry

A minor in forensics (18-26 credits) can help the biology, chemistry, pre-law, criminal justice, sociology, social work or psychology student prepare for work upon graduation and expand his or her understanding of the practical aspects of the area of study.  The minor can enhance a student’s resume or simply satisfy personal interest in this fascinating field.  The student can choose one of four options on which to focus: scientific investigation sub-disciplines (chemistry and genetics), profiling (forensic psychology) and crime-solving (criminalistics).  This array of possible minors provides entry to many students pursuing different majors.  The minors also allow students that may have been admitted as forensic science majors but choose other majors later in their college career to still show perspective employers that they have acquired knowledge in an area of forensic science.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.

Required Courses (credits)

BIO 103 General Biology I (4)
BIO 104 General Biology II (4)
BIO 107 Genetics (4)
BMS 71 Introduction to Criminalistics (3)
BMS 80 Immunology (3)
BMS 256 Diagnostic Techniques in Molecular Pathology (4)
BMS 257 Forensic Molecular Techniques (4)
26 credits total

Minors in forensic chemistry, forensic psychology and criminalistics are also available.


Forensic Science

A minor in forensics (18-26 credits) can help the biology, chemistry, pre-law, criminal justice, sociology, social work or psychology student prepare for work upon graduation and expand his or her understanding of the practical aspects of the area of study.  The minor can enhance a student’s resume or simply satisfy personal interest in this fascinating field.  The student can choose one of four options on which to focus: scientific investigation sub-disciplines (chemistry and genetics), profiling (forensic psychology) and crime-solving (criminalistics).  This array of possible minors provides entry to many students pursuing different majors.  The minors also allow students that may have been admitted as forensic science majors but choose other majors later in their college career to still show perspective employers that they have acquired knowledge in an area of forensic science.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.

Required Courses (credits)

ANT 51 Forensic Anthropology (3)
BMS 71 Introduction to Criminalistics (3)
CRJ 23 Theories of Crime (3)
CRJ 52 Criminal and Civil Investigations (3)
CRJ 76 Criminal Procedure (3)
PSY 43 Forensic Psychology: The Law and Human Behavior (3)
18 credits total

Minors in forensic chemistry, forensic genetics and forensic psychology are also available.


Forensic Genetics

A minor in forensics (18-26 credits) can help the biology, chemistry, pre-law, criminal justice, sociology, social work or psychology student prepare for work upon graduation and expand his or her understanding of the practical aspects of the area of study.  The minor can enhance a student’s resume or simply satisfy personal interest in this fascinating field.  The student can choose one of four options on which to focus: scientific investigation sub-disciplines (chemistry and genetics), profiling (forensic psychology) and crime-solving (criminalistics).  This array of possible minors provides entry to many students pursuing different majors.  The minors also allow students that may have been admitted as forensic science majors but choose other majors later in their college career to still show perspective employers that they have acquired knowledge in an area of forensic science.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.

Required Courses (credits)

BIO 103 General Biology I (4)
BIO 104 General Biology II (4)
BIO 107 Genetics (4)
BMS 71 Introduction to Criminalistics (3)
BMS 80 Immunology (3)
BMS 256 Diagnostic Techniques in Molecular Pathology (4)
BMS 257 Forensic Molecular Techniques (4)
26 credits total

Minors in forensic chemistry, forensic psychology and criminalistics are also available.


Forensic Psychology

A minor in forensics (18-26 credits) can help the biology, chemistry, pre-law, criminal justice, sociology, social work or psychology student prepare for work upon graduation and expand his or her understanding of the practical aspects of the area of study.  The minor can enhance a student’s resume or simply satisfy personal interest in this fascinating field.  The student can choose one of four options on which to focus: scientific investigation sub-disciplines (chemistry and genetics), profiling (forensic psychology) and crime-solving (criminalistics).  This array of possible minors provides entry to many students pursuing different majors.  The minors also allow students that may have been admitted as forensic science majors but choose other majors later in their college career to still show perspective employers that they have acquired knowledge in an area of forensic science.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.

Required Courses (credits)

BMS 71 Introduction to Criminalistics (3)
CRJ 33 Deviant Behavior (3)
PSY 1 General Psychology I (3)
PSY 2 General Psychology II (3)

Two courses/six credits from the following:
CRJ 35 Forensic Psychology and the Violent Criminal (3)
CRJ 36 Forensic Psychology and the Criminal Justice System (3)
PSY 43 Forensic Psychology: The Law and Human Behavior (3)
18 credits total

Minors in forensic chemistry, forensic genetics and criminalistics are also available.




French

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (18 credits) toward a Minor in French.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor for further requirements and additional information

French Area Studies

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (18 credits) toward a Minor in French Area Studies. Students completing this area studies minor will be able to communicate in French and gain an awareness and understanding of the influences of that language on business, economics, fine arts, history, literature, and political science that are parts of French heritage and culture.  These minors complement many liberal arts and professional majors whose careers and interests are enhanced by exposure to related cultural elements.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor for further requirements and additional information.

Gender and Sexuality

This fifteen-credit minor examines gender from an interdisciplinary perspective. Drawing on scholarship from sociology, literature, psychological and history, students will gain an understanding of how gender and sexual norms have been constructed and are reproduced through narratives and social institutions. It will explore the range of sexualities and gender systems as well as their intersections with race and class. Many of the courses cover the challenges that have emerged to dominant categories of gender identity and the social changes that have resulted from such challenges.

Students can select from the courses below and take no more than two from any particular discipline.

Courses
ENG 138 Gender, Sexuality, and Literature
ENG 139 Gender and the English Language
PSY 40 Psychology of Gender
SOC 22 Sociology of Families
SOC 24 Youth and Adolescence
SOC 26 Gender, Race and Ethnicity
SOC 58 Sociology of Men and Masculinities
SOC 59 Gendered Violence
SOC 60 Sociology of Gender
SOC 61 Feminism and Social Change
SOC 62 The Sociology of Human Sexuality
HIS 12 Roots of the Modern World: Gender
HIS 152 European Women in the Age of Revolutions
SPA 44 Spanish-American Women Writers
PHI 34 Philosophies of Love and Sex

Gender and Society

In contrast with our traditional Sociology minor, which includes statistical and research methodologies that are more applicable to career and professional training, our minors in the sociological sub-fields (social change and social inequalities, race, ethnicity and society, and gender and society), are geared more toward students majoring in other areas of study. These minors are each designed to enhance a student’s knowledge of significant social issues and their relationship to the structures and processes of society. The selected courses provide an understanding of these issues on a local, cross-cultural and global scope. This study is particularly useful for students interested in professions and careers that necessitate fundamental understandings of global cultures and social issues of gender, race and social inequalities. Contact your academic and career counselor about requirements and additional information.

Geography

Geology

German

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (18 credits) toward a Minor in German.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor for further requirements and additional information.

Global Climate Change

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (17-18 credits) toward a minor in Global Climate Change. This minor offers students an interdisciplinary framework for assessing global climate change. Students in the global climate change minor will learn how the Earth’s climate system works and its characteristic weather patterns. Students will become familiar with the history of climate and analyze the evidence for that history. Students will learn about the climate of the industrial era, the evidence for perturbations to climate, projections for future climate and other impacts such as changing sea level and modified rainfall patterns. Students will consider the impacts of climate change on societies and ecosystems and learn about possible strategies to limit climate change and/or adapt to it. Students will grapple with the difficult social, economic and political realities that must be overcome to fully address long-term global climate change. Students in any major can benefit from pursuing this minor – not only professionally but in their own personal life by understanding their own carbon footprint. This minor can complement any major, adding value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.
Required courses (credits):

ERS 1 Earth Science I (4)
GGR 29 Human Dimensions of Climate Change (3)
ERS/GLY 29 Global Climate Change (3)

One of the following:
ERS 2 Earth Science II (4)
GLY 1 The Dynamic Earth (4)

One of the following:
ERS/GGR 12 Meteorology (3)
GLY 2 History of the Earth (4)

Health Care Administration

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply 18 credits toward a minor in Health Care Administration. This minor is designed for students who have an interest in the health care field, and more specifically health care administration. The minor in Health Care Administration adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study. Contact your academic and career counselor for additional information.

Hebrew

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (18 credits) toward a Minor in Hebrew.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor for further requirements and additional information.


Hispanic Area Studies

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (18 credits) toward a Minor in Hispanic Area Studies. Students completing this area studies minor will be able to communicate in Spanish and gain an awareness and understanding of the influences of that language on business, economics, fine arts, history, literature, and political science that are parts of Hispanic heritage and culture.  These minors complement many liberal arts and professional majors whose careers and interests are enhanced by exposure to related cultural elements.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor for further requirements and additional information.

History

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (15 credits) toward a Minor in History. A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study. A minor in history requires 15 credits consisting of 6 credits taken from HIS 1 through 14 and 9 credits in advanced history courses. Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.

International Politics and Government

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (21 credits) toward a Minor in International Politics and Government.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.

Italian

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (18 credits) toward a Minor in Italian.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor for further requirements and additional information.

Italian Area Studies

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (18 credits) toward a Minor in Italian Area Studies. Students completing this area studies minor will be able to communicate in Italian and gain an awareness and understanding of the influences of that language on business, economics, fine arts, history, literature, and political science that are parts of Italian heritage and culture.  These minors complement many liberal arts and professional majors whose careers and interests are enhanced by exposure to related cultural elements.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor for further requirements and additional information.

Japanese

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (18 credits) toward a Minor in Japanese.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor for further requirements and additional information.

Linguistics

Undergraduate students who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply 18 credits of elective courses toward a minor in Linguistics. A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Mathematics

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (21 credits) toward a minor in mathematics.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.

Narrative Medicine

Training in narrative medicine focuses on the ability to remain empathetic and allow one’s emotions to ground the human relationships critical to health care. The first step in appreciating the stories of others lies in understanding the structure of narratives that appear in medical settings. In order to appreciate patient’s stories, one must learn to hear the significance of every word. Patients’ stories reveal not merely the history and context of their illnesses, but also the details of their physical exams, the nuances of their referrals and diagnostic tests, as well as what remains unspoken. The fifteen-credit minor in Narrative Medicine includes courses that provide an overview of the health care profession, the U.S. healthcare system, basic models of health care delivery, medical ethics and the different roles played by health care professionals. The minor will allow students to explore literature and art related to developing medical narratives and develop observational skills to deepen an understanding of the human condition.

Required classes
HSC 101 Introduction to the Health Professions
HSC 102/SW 30 Interdisciplinary Helping Professions
ENG 184 Writing and Healing (satisfy core literature)
Or
SOC 72 People in Crisis (satisfy core social sciences)
Choose one of the following English writing and literature courses: (satisfy core literature)
ENG 10 Introduction to Literature
ENG 13 The Short Story
ENG 68 Mythology
ENG 138 Gender, Sexuality and Literature
ENG 158 Freak Shows and Modern American Literature
ENG 183 Creative Non-Fiction
Choose one of the following art history or studio courses
ART 1 Intro to Visual Arts
ART 5 Intro to Drawing
ART 11 Life Drawing I
ART 59 Survey of World Art I
ART 60 Survey of World Art II

Peace, Conflict and Social Justice

This fifteen-credit minor will explore the struggles for social and economic justice within the context of capitalist societies from sociological, philosophical, historical and literary perspectives. It focuses upon the theory and ideals of social and economic justice, the history of labor struggles, and the realities of injustice as well as practical solutions to these problems. The minor also explores social movements that have played a role in advancing the interests of workers and improving their condition.

Students will choose from the courses below and take no more than two from any particular discipline.

Courses
ENG 141 Literature of the Working Class
ENG 102 African Postcolonial Literature
ENG 107 Postcolonial Literature and Theory
PHI 18 Social and Political Philosophy
PHI 27 Philosophy of History
PHI 35 Justice
PHI 100 Capitalism and Its Defenders
SOC 15 Social Change
SOC 18 Power, Privilege and Prestige
SOC 19 Political Sociology
SOC 31 Social Movements
SOC 32 Justice and Society
SOC 36 Sociology of Genocide
SOC 37 The Sociology of Conflict
SOC 45 Industrial Sociology
SOC 47 Sociology of Work and Occupations
SOC 61
Feminism and Social Change
SOC 70
Sociology of Poverty
HIS 128 History of American Capitalism
HIS 188  Political Violence, “Dirty Wars,” and Truth Commissions in Latin America
POL 38 Radical Movements and the Politics of Change in the United States
POL 31 American Constitutional Law I
POL 32 American Constitutional Law II
POL 76 Democracy and Dictatorship
ECO 63 Labor Economics

Philosophy

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (18 credits) toward a minor in philosophy. A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study. The minor in philosophy at LIU Post will introduce students to the great thinkers of the ages, from Socrates and Plato to Freud and Sartre. Philosophy minors will develop critical thinking and analysis skills and be introduced to the role of philosophy in history, politics, literature, science, the law and relationships. The study of philosophy is helpful to students in all fields who are pursuing graduate work or entering professional schools.

Physics

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (18 credits) toward a minor in physics.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.

Psychology

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (24 credits) toward a minor in psychology. A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study. Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.

Public Administration

Undergraduate students who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply 21 credits of elective courses toward a minor in Public Administration. A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Public Service

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply 18 credits toward a minor in Public Service. This minor is designed for students who have an interest in the area of public service. The minor in Public Service adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study. Contact your academic and career counselor for additional information.

Race and Ethnicity

This fifteen-credit minor explores race and ethnicity and other categories of difference through the lenses of sociology, literature, history, art and music. By examining how such categories were constructed and are reproduced through narratives, politics, and public policies, students will gain insight into the sources of inequalities and the ways they are regulated and enforced by institutions and social practice. The courses in this minor pay close attention to how these forms of social identity have changed over time and the political movements and cultural forms that have emerged in struggles for equality.

Students will choose from the courses below and take no more than two from one discipline.

Courses
SOC 11 Cities, Towns & Suburbs
SOC 25 Sociology of Education
SOC 26 Gender, Race and Ethnicity
SOC 29 Sociology of Latino/a Culture and Identity
SOC 31 Social Movements
SOC 36 Sociology of Genocide
SOC 66 The African-American Experience
SOC 68 Sociology of Asian Americans
SOC 69 Race and Ethnicity
SOC 70 Poverty
ENG 102 African Postcolonial Literature
ENG 105 Native American Literature
ENG 107 Postcolonial Literature
ENG 108 African American Literature of the Twentieth Century
ENG 109 American Slave Narratives
ENG 110 The Black Diaspora: African American Literature in Context
ENG 156 Irish American Fiction
HIS 115 The Era of Civil War & Reconstruction 
HIS 120 African-American History
HIS 122 American Urban History
HIS 182 Latin American History and Film
HIS 187 History of Modern Latin America
MUS 28 History of Jazz
POL 31 Constitutional Law
SPA 48 Latino Literature in America
WLT 73 Hispanic Literature of the 20th Century

Race, Ethnicity and Society

In contrast with our traditional Sociology minor, which includes statistical and research methodologies that are more applicable to career and professional training, our minors in the sociological sub-fields (social change and social inequalities, race, ethnicity and society, and gender and society), are geared more toward students majoring in other areas of study. These minors are each designed to enhance a student’s knowledge of significant social issues and their relationship to the structures and processes of society. The selected courses provide an understanding of these issues on a local, cross-cultural and global scope. This study is particularly useful for students interested in professions and careers that necessitate fundamental understandings of global cultures and social issues of gender, race and social inequalities.

Contact your academic and career counselor about requirements and additional information.

Russian

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (18 credits) toward a Minor in Russian.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor for further requirements and additional information.

Russian Area Studies

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (18 credits) toward a Minor in Russian Area Studies. Students completing this area studies minor will be able to communicate in Russian and gain an awareness and understanding of the influences of that language on business, economics, fine arts, history, literature, and political science that are parts of Russian heritage and culture.  These minors complement many liberal arts and professional majors whose careers and interests are enhanced by exposure to related cultural elements.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor for further requirements and additional information.

Science, Society and Technology

This fifteen-credit minor explores the technical and social aspects of science and technology. The minor includes technical courses in which students practice science and technology as well as courses that examine their social and historical contexts. In exploring both the practical and theoretical aspects of the connections among science, technology and society, students engage with critical questions concerning the impact of technology and science on society and the ethical, political, and global implications of this impact.

Students will take one of the following courses:

Courses
ERS 1 Earth Science 1
ERS 2 Earth Science 2
GLY 1 The Dynamic Earth
GLY 2 History of the Earth
GGR 11 Introduction to Environmental Sustainability
GGR 17 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
BIO 121 Human Genetics in Health and Disease
SOC 15 Social Change

The remainder from the courses below with no more than two from any particular discipline:

Courses
ENG 44 Science Fiction
ENG 48 Science and Society
ENG 192 Technical Writing
HSC 221 Topics in Human Genetics
ENG 186 Writing in a Digital Age
PHI 41 Philosophy of Science
SOC 45 Industrial Sociology
SOC 56 Computers, Technology and Society
SOC 73
Environmental Sociology
GGR 1
Human Geography: Man, Environment and Technology
GGR 2 Human Geography: The Cultural and Demographic Environment
GLY 29  Global Climate Change
GGR 29 Human Dimension of Climate Change
CLA 11 Computer Technology
CS 237 Human-Computer Interaction

Social Change and Social Inequalities

In contrast with our traditional Sociology minor, which includes statistical and research methodologies that are more applicable to career and professional training, our minors in the sociological sub-fields (social change and social inequalities, race, ethnicity and society, and gender and society), are geared more toward students majoring in other areas of study. These minors are each designed to enhance a student’s knowledge of significant social issues and their relationship to the structures and processes of society. The selected courses provide an understanding of these issues on a local, cross-cultural and global scope. This study is particularly useful for students interested in professions and careers that necessitate fundamental understandings of global cultures and social issues of gender, race and social inequalities. Contact your academic and career counselor about requirements and additional information.

Sociology

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (21 credits) toward a Minor in Sociology. A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

A Minor in Sociology will add to any major a practical understanding of how the parts of our dynamic society fit together, the causes of social problems and the nature of social change. In addition to basic skills and knowledge, the minor also covers social theory and research methods.

Spanish

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (18 credits) toward a Minor in Spanish.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor for further requirements and additional information.

Writing

Designed as an ideal supplement to any major, the minor in writing will teach the writing skills necessary for professional success while emphasizing the practice of writing as a way of providing intellectual and creative fulfillment.

Students will learn how to become skilled writers in various discourse genres through a course of study that includes classes in Creative Writing, Advanced Writing, Rhetoric and the English Language and two Literature courses.

The Writing Minor includes courses such as:

  • Introduction to Creative Writing 
  • Writing and Healing
  • Writing in Business
  • The Logic of Conversation
  • Theories of Persuasion  
  • The Art of Expository Writing

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CONTACT

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Jeffrey Belnap, Dean
Location, Room 126
516-299-2233

Joan Ruckel
Executive Assistant to the Dean