Independent Minors

Communications

Richard L. Zweigenhaft , Department of Psychology

The communications minor is open to students of any major. It offers a group of courses from various departments designed to give students a broad introduction to the general area of communications. The minor is concerned with broad social, moral and philosophical issues, as well as with the improvement of communication skills.

This minor should be considered as a core of courses that could be extended in a more focused way through additional courses, independent study and internships. Students interested in public relations or advertising, for instance, could take additional courses in art and management while majoring in English. They also could learn practical skills through involvement with college media (such as the radio station or the various publications) and arrange internships with local advertising agencies, newspapers, radio or television stations.

The minor should be particularly useful to people considering careers in any field of communications (for example, newspapers, radio or television) or business management. The minor, however, should be worthwhile in general for any student, enhancing her or his college performance and making a useful offering on a transcript for job applications in many fields.

The minor requires a minimum of 16 credit hours (four courses).

PSY 241 Mass Media - 4 credits
CHOOSE THREE COURSES (12 credits)
BUS 310 Professional Communications - 4 credits
BUS 324 Principles of Marketing - 4 credits
ENGL 282 Journalism - 4 credits - 4 credits
ENGL 285 Guilfordian Practicum - 4 credits
JPS 270 Interpersonal Communications - 4 credits
MUS 112 The History of Rock - 4 credits
MUS 295  WQFS Practicum - 2 or 4 credits 
PSY 352 Psychology of Language - 4 credits
REL 161 Religion in the New Media - 4 credits
SOAN 267 Race and Gender in Media Focus - 4 credits
SOAN 362 Popular Culture and Media Studies - 4 credits
THEA 161 Masterpieces of the Cinema  - 4 credits
THEA 262 Gay & Lesbian Cinema - 4 credits
THEA 265 Artistry in Film - 4 credits
Any 290/390 Internship approved by the minor coordinator - 4 credits

Total credit hours required for communications minor – 16 credits

Dance

Christa Wellhausen, Department of Theatre Studies

The dance minor is intended for students of any major who wish to discover or continue the development of their creative, technical and performance skills in the fine art of dance. It serves especially well as a companion to majors in the departments of theatre studies, art, sport studies and psychology. The minor seeks to reveal and reintegrate the experiences of mind, body and spirit and to explore the use of art in creating new contexts in which to understand and create personal meaning in life.

Emphases in the minor include a discovery of the student’s own expressive potential through the study of established physical dance techniques and the creation of thoughtful works, participation in numerous performances and developing an understanding of dance within contemporary society.

The minor requires a minimum of 16 credit hours (six courses).

THEA 100/SPST 114 The Wonder of Dance - 4 credits
THEA 101/SPST 112 Modern Dance I - 2 credits
THEA 103/SPST 110 Beginning Ballet - 2 credits
THEA 104/SPST 111 Jazz Dance - 2 credits
THEA 201/SPST 113 Modern Dance II - 2 credits
THEA 204/SPST 115 Choreography - 4 credits

Total credit hours required for dance minor – 16 credits

Integrated Science

Lynn J. Moseley , Department of Biology

The integrated science minor is designed to provide students with a broad exposure to a variety of scientific disciplines. Such a broad exposure is essential for citizens and potential leaders who seek to understand the breaking news stories that dominate the headlines in the 21st century. Intelligent decision-making on issues such as stem cell research, the use of the anthrax bacillus as a biological weapon, the ozone holes and potential remedies for the underlying causes of global warming, requires knowledge of chemistry, mathematics, physics, geology and biology. Completion of the integrated sciences minor will provide a solid underpinning for advanced study in the sciences, as well as an appropriate background for students interested in pursuing careers in business, journalism, the law, the social sciences or politics.

The minor requires a minimum of 16 credit hours (four courses). One of the four courses must be a 300 or 400-level capstone course. In some cases a student might have to take more than three courses to meet the prerequisites of a capstone course.

CHOOSE THREE COURSES (12 credits)
BIOL 111 Integrative Biology: Molecules and Cells - 4 credits
BIOL 112 Integrative Biology: Organisms, Ecology and Evolution - 4 credits
CHEM 111 Chemical Principles I - 4 credits
CHEM 112 Chemical Principles II - 4 credits
MATH 112 Elementary Statistics - 4 credits
MATH 115 Elementary Functions - 4 credits
MATH 121 Calculus I - 4 credits
MATH 122 Calculus II - 4 credits
MATH 123 Accelerated Calculus (only if MATH 121 & 122 are not included) - 4 credits
PHYS 121 Classical and Modern Physics I - 4 credits
PHYS 122 Classical and Modern Physics II - 4 credits
PHYS 211 College Physics I - 4 credits
PHYS 212 College Physics II - 4 credits

CHOOSE ONE COURSE (4 credits)
BIOL 313 Molecular Cell Biology - 4 credits
CHEM 331 Physical Chemistry I - 4 credits
CHEM 341 Instrumental Analysis - 4 credits
GEOL 416 Sedimentology and Straigraphy - 4 credits
IDS 416 Biotechnology and Society - 4 credits
IDS 427 Murder, Most Foul - 4 credits
IDS 437 Barrier Islands: Ecology & Development - 4 credits
IDS 461 Nothin' But Disasters - 4 credits
IDS 472 Environmental Planning - 4 credits

Total credit hours required for integrated science minor – 16 credits

Principled Problem Solving Experience

Mark Justad, Director of Center for Principled Problem Solving

The minor requires a minimum of 16 credit hours (4 courses).

The Principled Problem Solving Experience minor is a unique learning community in which students will demonstrate sophisticated understanding of the relationship between one or more of Guilford’s core values and a specific and significant real world problem. PPS Experiences require a significant commitment on the part of a student and are available only to those students at the beginning of each PPSE. PPSE topics and learning communities rotate and change, so please consult with the Center for Principled Problem Solving for PPSE’s currently accepting students.

PPS Experience typically involve a mix of traditional coursework and experiential opportunities (e.g., internships, abroad or field experiences, research, community service, etc.) and rely upon perspectives from a variety of disciplines. Real world problems and the College’s core values are not exclusive to a single discipline. Interdisciplinary learning represents a key component of each PPS Experience. Finally, students will have common experiences and courses that seek to build and strengthen the PPSE learning community for each student.