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Minor Programs

Several minors at MMC complement the Politics and Human Rights program. These programs sharpen your passion, add to your expertise, and give you an edge in the work force. Isn’t that what college is all about?

Explore our minors here:

  • Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor

    The Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS) minor utilizes feminist, constructivist, and queer approaches, and allows students to explore the impact of social, cultural, political and economic phenomena on the production and maintenance of sexuality and gender.

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  • History Minor

    From ancient Rome and medieval Europe to modern America and China, we look at the political, economic, and cultural movements that have shaped world history and continue to impact today’s global community. Our electives allow you to explore different parts of the world or eras in more depth while investigating themes that remain relevant today, such as religion, race, gender, consumerism, and civil rights.

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  • Law and Ethics Minor

    Law school is a gateway to prosperous, fulfilling careers in the justice system, government, business, public policy institutes, think tanks, and many other areas.  A prime location in New York City and our interdisciplinary curricular resources provide students with strong preparation for law school.


    Students who complete the Law and Ethics Minor will be able to:

    • Explain and apply basic concepts and distinctions in law,
    • Reconstruct and analyze formal arguments,
    • Create and evaluate arguments in written and oral forms,
    • Explain and analyze the structure and principles of the American political and legal system,
    • Explain, apply, and critically evaluate the use of ethical principles in the law,
    • Conduct qualitative and empirical research on legal issues.

     Students are encouraged to visit the official website of the Law School Admissions Council, in conjunction with working closely with their Law and Ethics Advisor, as early as possible in their course of study in order to prepare properly for taking the LSAT exam and applying to law school programs.

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  • Politics and Human Rights Minor

    The minor in Politics and Human Rights (PHR) prepares students to engage with the major issues that shape our lives as citizens and as members of a global community. The minor consists of 9 credits covering the foundations and theory of politics and human rights, as well as 9 elective credits to be chosen in collaboration with a PHR faculty advisor. 

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  • Political Science Minor

    The study of policy and politics can complement almost any field. Political Science minors are asked the questions: What is control, and who has it? How do cultural systems reveal power and its abuse? Why advocate for civil rights and the environment? Are you curious for the answers?

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  • Social Work Minor

    Social workers aim to maximize the functioning of individuals, families, groups, and communities and to be ethically and culturally astute. Students are encouraged to think about the multiplicity of factors that cause human behavior. They are trained to recognize and value people’s strengths and to view problems within the contexts of both interpersonal and social dynamics.

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  • Sociology Minor

    Studying people and culture can be a critical complement to almost all areas of study. With a minor in Sociology, our students learn how inequality and discrimination block the road to justice. This knowledge is the substance of a sociology committed to harmony across challenging social differences such as sexuality, race, or, religion.

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  • Race and Antiracism Minor

    Race and Antiracism is an interdisciplinary minor that promotes antiracist thought and action. Students will study how society, culture, politics and, the economy organize and produce historically contingent concepts of “race” and their intersection with other forms of social difference, including, but not limited to, class, gender, and nationality.

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