Marymount University

Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14

Interdisciplinary Studies

Gender and Society (Minor)

The gender and society minor provides students with the tools they need to participate competently in society’s current and ongoing conversation about gender. It illuminates the images of femininity and masculinity that shape cultural representations of gender, offers new insight into human difference and diversity, and enhances individual choice and our common humanity. This minor enhances career preparation in that students will be well suited for jobs with advocacy groups; human rights organizations; environmental and consumer groups; health care; and youth, elderly, and social services.

Minor Requirements

IS 200 Approaches to Gender and Society

IS 400-level Capstone Project (1-3 credits)

15 credits in a minimum of 3 academic disciplines (12 credits outside the major), choosing from the following: AA 410 Clothing Selection and Behavior, COM 220 Intercultural Communication, EN 230 American Multicultural Literature, EN 340 Major Women Writers, PSY 110 Human Growth and Development, PSY 220 Social Psychology, PSY 250 Biological Bases of Behavior, PSY 321 Psychology of Gender, SOC 306 Social Class in American Society, SOC 350 Social Justice, SOC 351 Addressing Injustice; Qualitative Research Methods.

Media and Performance Studies (Minor)

The media and performance studies minor provides an interdisciplinary examination of film, video, television, multimedia, and Web 2.0 texts with a primary emphasis on textual interpretation and theory and a secondary focus on production. The program seeks to improve student fluency with media, both for academic and commercial applications, in order to enhance the student’s understanding of his/her major disciplinary field. Students will apply their interdisciplinary knowledge through a capstone project that results in a creative presentation, documentary, or ethnographic visual text, or other multimedia production.

Minor Requirements

IS 240 or EN 240 Introduction to Visual and Cultural Studies

EN/IS/GD 404 Performance Media Lab

9 credits (6 outside the student’s major) from the following: EN 207 Theater History, EN/IS 220 The Movie or the Book?, EN 321 Modern Drama, EN 429 Topics in Performance, FA 380 Modern Art, SOC 205 Crime, Media, and Culture

6 additional credits outside the student’s major from the following: COM/GD 203 Photography: Digital Imaging, COM 204 Oral Interpretation, COM/GD 205 Video Production I, COM/EN 212 Topics in Acting, COM/GD 304 Video Production II, COM/GD 308 Web Design, COM/GD 404 Performance Media Lab, EN 270 Approaches to Creative Writing, EN 305 Topics in Creative Writing, FA 103 Two-Dimensional Design, FA 110 Cross-Cultural Visual Thinking, FA 353 Handmade Books, FA 360 Book Illustration in Mixed Media, GD 202 Illustration I

Public Health (Minor)

See public health minor on page 133 under Interdisciplinary Studies in the Malek School of Health Professions.

Social Entrepreneurship (Minor)

See social entrepreneurship minor under Interdisciplinary Studies in the School of Business Administration.

Sustainability (Minor)

See sustainability minor on page 116 under Interdisciplinary Studies in the School of Business Administration.

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