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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.

     

    Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies

    Total Credits: 18

    Core Required Courses:

    (6) 
    GSS 210 Gender Studies 3
    GSS 250 Sexuality Studies 3

    Select four courses from the  following (At least three of which must be at the 300-level or above)

     (12)
    AIP 353 Masculinity and Hollywood Film 3
    COMM 391 Gender, Sexuality and Media 3
    EWL 130 LGBTQ Literary Traditions  3
    EWL 134 Women’s Literary Traditions 3
    GSS 350 Special Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies 3
    HIST 255 American Women’s History 3
    HIST 308 Women and Gender in Modern Europe 3
    HIST 356 Black Women in American History 3
    HIST 372 Women and Family in Chinese History 3
    IS 334 Gender and Development 3
    PHIL 314 Women Philosophers of the Past 3
    PHIL 408 Feminist Theories 3
    PSYCH 311 Psychology of Women 3
    PSYCH 319 Human Sexuality 3
    RS 216 Religion and Sexuality 3
    RS 228 Religion and Gender 3
    SOC 213 Women, Society, and Culture 3
    SOC 360 Queer Theory 3
    SPAN 357 Hispanic Women Writers 3
    THTR 327 Gender in Performance 3
    Total Credits: 18
  • 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.

     

    MINOR IN HISTORY

    Total Credits: 18

    Core Required Courses (12)
    HIST 213 Historical Themes 3
    East Asian History course (HIST 232, HIST 237, HIST 238 or HIST 239) 3
    European History Course (HIST 216 or HIST 220)  3

    United States History Course (HIST 101, HIST 103, HIST 244, or HIST 246) 

    3

    Select any two History classes at the 300-level or above

    (6)
    Total Credits: 18
  • Justice Studies Minor

    By the time they graduate, minors in Justice Studies are able to identify and explain the common philosophical, economic, cultural, political and social conceptualizations of justice in Western society; analyze and critically evaluate arguments concerning justice; and articulate contemporary controversies concerning justice and injustice in Western society.

     

    Minor in Justice Studies

    Total Credits: 18 

    Required Courses  (6)
    SOC/PS 107 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
    PHIL 261 Political Philosophy 3
    Select a minimum of four (4) courses from the following, at least three (3) of which must be at the 300-level or above:  (12)
    SOC 201 Criminology 3
    RS 220 Religion and Politics 3
    PSYCH 250 Introduction to Forensic Psychology 3

    PHIL 287 Philosophy of Law

    3
    JS 390 Special Topics in Justice Studies 3
    SOC 332 Sociology of Surveillance 3
    IS 320 Food Security 3
    PS 324 Law, Government, and Politics in America 3
    PS 337 Crime and Society 3
    SOC 342 Social Movements, Protest, and Conflict 3
    SOC 347 Politics, Power, and Society 3
    COMM 395 Media, Law, and Ethics 3
    RS 352 Religion and Social Justice 3
    Total Credits: 18
  • 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.

    LEARNING GOALS FOR THE LAW AND ETHICS MINOR

    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.

     

    MINOR IN LAW AND ETHICS

    Total Credits: 18

    Required Courses  (9)
    PHIL 103: Introduction to Ethics 3
    PHIL 109: Introduction to Logic   3
    PS 106: Introduction to U.S. Politics 3
    Law in Context (select one course from the following) (3)
    AIP 312: Great Trials of the Century (UP)
    AIP 314: The Criminal Mind (UP) 3
    AIP 336: The Politics of Abortion (UP)  3
    AIP 345: Civil Rights (REP, UP)  3
    EWL 322: Literature and Human Rights (IP, EP) 3
    EWL 331: Literature and Revolution (CP, IP) 3
    PS 324: Law, Government, and Politics in America (UP)  3
    PS 317: Money, Sex, and Power (UP)  3
    Law and Theory  (select one course from the following) (3)
    AIP 318: Foundations of Anglo-American Law (CP, IP)  3
    PHIL 340: Ethics and Law (EP) 
    PHR 310: Theories of Human Rights                         3
    PS 402: American Constitutional Law (UP)  3
    Experiential Learning and Methods  (select one course from the following) (3)
    ACCT 332: Forensic Accounting (EP)  3
     HIST/PHR 316: Archival Methods
    PHR/PS 333: Mock Trial 3
    PHR/PS/SOC 336: Playing Politics (EP, UP)  3
    PHR/PS/SOC 371: Research Methods in Social Sciences 3
    Internship 399/499 3
    These courses may be substituted for requirements in the minor in consultation with the Program Coordinator:  
    BUS 303: Business Law II (EP, UP) 3
    COMM/JOUR 395: Media, Law, and Ethics (EP)  3
    IS/PS 315: International Law (IP)  3
    IS/PS 357: Human Rights in Comparative Perspective (IP)  3
    Total Credits: 18
  • 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. 

     

    MINOR IN POLITICS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

    Total Credits: 18-19

    Required Courses: (9)
    PHR 101 Foundations of Social and Political Inquiry 3
    PHR 310 Theories of Human Rights 3
    IS/ECO 150 Economy Society and the State  3
       
    Take 3 PHR Electives (9)
    Electives are separated into two categories: Governance and Culture. At least one elective must be from each cluster. The third course may be drawn from either cluster, or from the Theory and Methods or Experiential learning menus.   
    *At least two electives must be at the 300-level or higher  
       
    Theory and Methods Menu  
    PHR/IS 371 Research Methods in Social Sciences 4
    SOC 330 Great Social Thinkers 3
    PS 310 Modern Political Thought 3
       
    Experiential Learning Menu  
    PHR 299/399/499 Internship 3
    PHR/PS 333 Mock Trial 3
    PS/PHR/SOC 336 Playing Politics 3
    SW/PHR 209 Practicum in Social Work 3
    Course(s) with Service Learning component  
    Bedford Hills College Program Combined Course  
       
    Governance Cluster  
    HIST 325 Cold War America 3
    HIST/IS/PS 327 American Foreign Relations 3
    PS 106 Introduction to U.S. Politics 3
    PS 231 Comparative Politics 3
    PS 262 Multiculturalism and Democracy 3
    PS 263 Power and Politics in the City 3
    PS 311 Democracy and its Critics 3
    PS 340 Political Participation 3
    PS/ECO 350 Comparative Economic Systems 3
    PS 357 Human Rights in Comparative Perspective 3
    PS 360 The Presidency and the Electorate 3
       
    Culture Cluster  
    AIP 336 The Politics of Abortion 3
    HIST 255 American Women’s History 3
    PHR/ENV 218 Environmental Justice 3
    PHR/SOC 304 Art, Politics, and Society 3
    PHR/SOC 306 Culture and Ideology 3
    PS 317 Money Sex and Power 3
    SOC/RS 213 Women Society and Culture 3
    SOC 359 Race and Ethnicity 3
    SOC 361 Cultural and Social Change 3
    SOC 384 Valuing Difference II 3
    SW 105 Introduction to Social Work 3
    SW 204 Valuing Difference 3
  • 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?

     

    MINOR IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

    Total Credits: 18

    Core Required Courses (12)
    PS 106 Introduction to US Politics       3
    PS/IS 231 Comparative Politics or PS 324 Law, Govt. and Politics 3
    PS 262 Politics of American Democracy 3
    PS 310 Modern Political Thought 3
    Select two Political Science electives at the 300-level or above  (6)
    Total Credits: 18
  • 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.

     

    MINOR IN SOCIAL WORK

    Total Credits: 19

    Required Courses

    (10)

    SW 105 Introduction to Social Work

    3

    SW 204 Valuing Difference

    3

    SW 209 Practicum in Social Work Practice (includes internship experience)

    4

    Electives: Students must take three courses from the following list, at least one of which should be at the 300-level.

    (9)

    COMM 258 Small Group Communication

    3

    COMM 316 Intercultural Communication

    3

    COMM 429 Advanced Video

    3

    CHEM/PSYCH 348 Drugs and the Brain

    3

    ECO/IS 214 The Global Economy

    3

    ECO/IS 227 Work in America

    3

    ECO/IS 334 Gender and Development

    3

    IS/PS 357 Human Rights in Comparative Perspective

    3

    HIST/PS 348 Poverty in America

    3

    PS 264 Public Policy Analysis

    3

    PSYCH 201 Developmental Psychology I

    3

    PSYCH 216 Developmental Psychology II

    3

    PSYCH 286 The Aged in Society

    3

    PSYCH 313 Group Dynamics

    3

    PSYCH/SOC 334 Death and Bereavement

    3

    SOC/PS 107 Introduction to Criminal Justice

    3

    SOC 201 Criminology

    3

    SOC 221 Social Problems

    3

    SOC 312 Family Diversity in America

    3

    SOC 324 Immigration and Its Impact

    3

    SOC 361 Cultural and Social Change

    3

    SOC 384 Valuing Difference II

    3

    SPCH 209 American Sign Language I

    3

    SPCH 309 American Sign Language II

    3

    Total Credits:

    19

  • 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.

     

    MINOR IN SOCIOLOGY

    Total Credits: 18

    Core Required Courses

    (9)

    SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology                

    3

    SOC 204 Valuing Difference

    3

    SOC 330 Great Social Thinkers

    3

    Select three SOC electives, one of which must be at the 300-level    

    (9)

    Total Credits: 

    18