Minors

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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.


Economics


International Relation


Public Policy


English


Political Science

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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.

TOTAL CREDITS 15

Prerequisite Course:   Credits
ECON–101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
     
Required courses:    
ECON–201    Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON–403    Econometrics I 3

Elective Courses (chose three additional courses):
 
ECON–401 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 3
ECON–402 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 3
ECON–405    International Trade and Finance 3
ECON–421    Natural Resource Economics 3
ECON–422    Benefit-Cost Analysis 3
ECON–431    Monetary Analysis and Policy 3
ECON–441    Labor Economics 3
ECON–444    Public Finance 3
ECON–448    Development Economics 3
ECON–520 Environmental Economics 3

 

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.

TOTAL CREDITS 15

Required courses:   Credits
POLS–120    Introduction to International Relations 3

Elective Courses (chose four additional courses):
 
POLS–205 Ethics in International Politics 3
POLS–210 Comparative Politics 3
POLS–220 Global Political Economy 3
POLS–325    International Law and Organizations  3 
POLS–330    Human Rights in Global Perspectives         3
POLS–335    Politics in Developing Countries 3
POLS–360 International Political Thought 3
POLS–440 War and the State 3
POLS–445    Terrorism and Political Violence 3
POLS–525 ST: Political Science (only one) 3
POLS–541 Peace Keeping & Conflict Transformation 3
POLS–542 War, Diplomacy & State Building 3

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.

TOTAL CREDITS 15

Required courses:   Credits
PUBL–101    Foundations of Public Policy 3
Elective Courses (chose four additional courses):  
PUBL–201   Ethics, Values and Public Policy 3
PUBL–210    Introductions to Qualitative Methods 3
PUBL–301 Public Policy Analysis 3
PUBL–520 Information and Communication Policy 3
PUBL–530 Energy Policy 3
STSO–201 Science and Technology Policy 3
STSO–421   Environmental Policy     3
POLS–525 ST: Political Science 3

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.

TOTAL CREDITS 15

Required courses:   Credits
ENGL–210      Literature, Culture, and Media 3
Elective Courses (chose four additional courses):  
ENGL–307 Mythology and Literature 3
ENGL–302 The Short Story 3
ENGL–310      Introduction to Language Science* 3
ENGL–316    Global Literature 3
ENGL –  Evolving English Language  3
ENGL–391    Dangerous Texts 3

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. 

TOTAL CREDITS 15

Prerequisite courses:   Credits
POLS-110 American Politics 3
POLS-120 Introduction to International Politics 3
Elective Courses:  
POLS–200 Law and Society 3
POLS–320 American Foreign Policy 3
POLS–205      Ethics in International Policy 3
POLS–210    Comparative Policy 3
POLS–220 Global Political Economy 3
POLS–325   International Law and Organizations 3
POLS–330 Human Rights and Global Perspectives 3
POLS–335 Politics in Developing Countries  3
POLS–360 International Political Thought 3
POLS–440 War and the State 3
POLS–445 Terrorism and Political Violence 3
POLS–525 ST: Balkan Studies 3
POLS–525 ST: Faith and Globalization 3

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