The American Studies minor at The W encourages students to explore the culture and history of the world around them. American Studies is interdisciplinary, so it allows students to integrate various fields of inquiry relating to American peoples and the American past. By approaching American culture from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, we create a fuller picture of what America is.
The history minor is an excellent complement to a number of majors, including Creative Writing, Political Science, Communication, and English. For anyone broadly interested in the past and the nature of change over time, the history minor allows you to explore history coursework in time periods and themes that appeal to you.
The Human Geography minor at The W encourages students to explore the world. Geography is the study of space and place, and geography courses ask students to observe and question spatial patterns and cultural similarities and differences throughout various regions of the world.
The International Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that helps students understand the contemporary global environment—essential in an era in which more and more careers require familiarity with foreign societies and cultures and with international institutions and behaviors.
The courses required for this minor give students a deeper understanding of the interactions between mass politics and policy-making processes, the political strategies employed across the branches of government and at various levels of government, and the political and legal context in which advocacy organizations operate.
The Medieval and Renaissance Studies minor at MUW encourages students to explore the various fields of scholarly inquiry into the fascinating period between c. 500-1650 CE.
The Political Science minor provides a valuable supplement to a student’s baccalaureate degree. Those interested in broadening their education to include analysis of political institutions and behavior will find the minor program very beneficial.
The Pre-law minor helps students from a broad range of disciplines prepare for law school. While there is no one major that is best for pre-law students, there is broad consensus around the importance of taking undergraduate courses that require rigorous analytic thinking, research, writing, and oral communication. This minor will help students develop those skills and abilities and develop a close relationship with one of our three pre-law advisors on campus.
The Social Studies minor explores US and world history and politics, as well as basic concepts from sociology, economics, geography, and psychology.