Marymount University

Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15

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

Fifteen (15) credits in a minimum of three 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.

International Studies (Minor)

The international studies minor provides an interdisciplinary examination of cultures and societies outside the United States as well as an exploration of political, economic, social, and cultural interconnections among nation states, non-governmental organizations, and ethnic and religious groups around the world. International studies coursework is combined with language study, study abroad, and a presentation of capstone thesis. Nineteen (19) to 22 credits plus study abroad and language.

Minor Requirements

SOC 203 The Global Village

IS 421 Thesis Project in International Studies

Language: Students must show a level of skill in a non-native language equivalent to the successful completion of a second-semester college-level language course. There are two different ways to meet the requirement: (1) Complete 6 credits of college-level coursework at the elementary level, which may include courses combining language and culture or complete 3 credits of college level foreign language at the intermediate level. AP, IB and CLEP equivalencies are accepted. (2) Receive a waiver from a faculty member of the International Studies Steering Committee. Waivers will be granted when a student can show knowledge of a language equivalent to two semesters of college-level work either in a proctored exam or with a transcript showing prior schooling in a language other than English.

Study Abroad: Minimum of 3 credits in a study abroad program approved by the Center for Global Education. A full semester abroad is strongly recommended. Students with substantial experience living outside the United States may request a waiver from a faculty member or the International Studies Steering Committee.

Fifteen (15) elective credits (in at least three different disciplines, with at least 12 credits outside the required coursework for the student's major) from the following:

ECO 211 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO 485 International Economics

EN 204 World Literature, Romanticism through Post-Modernism

FA 110 Cross-Cultural Visual Thinking

FR 303 Contemporary French Civilization

IT 110 Information Technology in the Global Age

MGT 385 International Business

MKT 485 International Marketing

POL 102 International Relations

POL 103 Comparative Government

POL 380 Politics of Latin America

POL 381 Politics of Sub-Sahara Africa

POL 382 Politics of Western Europe

POL 385 Politics of East Asia

POL 389 Area Studies

PSY 325 Cultural Psychology

SOC 204 Engaging Diversity

SOC 365 Gender Inequality in Global Perspective

SOC 375 Topics in Human Rights

SP 303 Spanish Civilization and Culture

TRS 202 Religions of the World

TRS 345 Buddhist Traditions

With the approval of the International Studies Steering Committee up to 3 credits of language may count towards the elective requirement.

With the approval of the International Studies Steering Committee courses taken during an approved study abroad program may count as international studies electives provided they are on the subject of international studies, broadly defined.

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 students' understanding of their 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

Nine (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

Six (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 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 under Interdisciplinary Studies in the School of Business Administration.

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