minors now part of liberal arts offerings
This spring, RIT
added a new facet to its educational offerings--minors in the
liberal arts. The College of Liberal Arts has adjusted its general
education requirements to encourage undergraduate students to
pursue minors in selected liberal arts subjects. The five-course,
structured minors will appear on student transcripts.
"A minor includes
rigorous study in a liberal art or social science that demands
research and critical-thinking skills--skills that we know are
valued by industry," explains Diane Hope, former interim dean
of the College of Liberal Arts. "Recognizing that today's students
will be the leaders in an increasingly interconnected world,
we are adding structured minors to our rigorous core courses
in the humanities, social sciences and behavioral sciences.
For example: an
environmental management student might add a minor in Spanish
to take advantage of the growing demand for environmental professionals
in Latin America, or a business major interested in corporate
law might add a criminal justice minor.
Minors now available
include: communication, criminal justice, economics, foreign
language (French, German, Spanish), foreign language/culture
(German, Spanish), philosophy, psychology, and sociology/anthropology.
The college has plans to offer several other minors in the future.