At RIT Kosovo (A.U.K), a minor is defined as a thematically related set of courses consisting of no fewer than 15 semester credit hours taken from a discipline or an interdisciplinary area distinct from the student’s primary program of study. Completion of a minor is optional and results in a formal designation on a student’s academic transcript upon graduation. In order to complete a minor the student must take two additional courses from the chosen Immersion discipline. If a student chooses to complete one of the four minors, it is necessary to fill out a Minor Authorization form.
Note: If the student does not complete and submit the form to Academic Affairs Office the student will not be certified for the minor and the minor will not be listed in the student’s official record.
An economics minor provides a systematic analysis of economic issues through the study of the allocation of scarce resources into production and the distribution of production among the members of society. This minor is closed to students with a concentration in economics.
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Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Elective Courses (chose three additional courses):
The international relations minor exposes students to the fundamental concepts and approaches of international relations. Issues of conflict, cooperation, continuity, and change are explained through a variety of subjects and case studies. This minor is closed to students with a concentration in peace and conflict studies. At least two of the elective courses must be at the 300 level or higher.
The public policy minor provides students with a foundation in the field of public policy and allows them to make connections between public policy and other fields of study. It explores contemporary public policy issues, especially those connected to ethics, politics, and science and technology fields. This minor is closed to students with a concentration in public policy or energy policy. At least one of the elective courses must be at the 300 level or higher. Only one Special Topic (POLS-525) course may be allocated in this minor.
The English minor gives students the opportunity to explore the areas of literature, linguistics, and creative writing. The minor introduces students to texts written in English, acquaint them with a variety of historical periods and geographical regions, create an awareness of methods and theories of analysis, and provide an introduction to critical or creative writing.
The political science minor emphasizes the interdependence of domestic politics and international relations in the age of globalization. The minor brings together components of American politics, international relations, and comparative politics to provide students with both national and global perspectives on politics. Perhaps most important, the political science minor seeks to help students make sense of the increasingly complicated political environment that confronts them in their role as citizens.