Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13
Interdisciplinary minors seek to examine a specific area within a major from an interdisciplinary perspective. As such, they differ from an interdepartmental minor in that the emphasis is on the student’s synthesis of knowledge regarding his or her major discipline from multiple perspectives, rather than on mastery of multiple disciplines. Therefore, the interdisciplinary minor requires students to demonstrate interdisciplinary synthesis through individual study, research, and expression. It culminates in a public demonstration of a significant capstone project to the Marymount University community in the form of a performance, display, or presentation.
The interdisciplinary minor is premised on the understanding that public health issues are a critical component of good citizenship, necessary for building healthy societies.
Admission Requirement: This minor is open to students in good academic standing.
HPR 215 Introduction to Public Health
HPR 240 Principles of Epidemiology
HPR 390 Public Health Minor Capstone Project
1 course from each of the following four groups for a minimum of 11 credits:
Group 1 — Natural Science: BIO 110 Introduction to Environmental Science, BIO 111 Human Genetics for Nonmajors, BIO 120 Introduction to the Biological World, BIO 151 General Biology I, BIO 152 General Biology II, BIO 161 Anatomy and Physiology I, BIO 162 Anatomy and Physiology II, BIO 212 Biology of Aging, BIO 260 Microbiology, BIO 262 Genetics for Majors, BIO 272 Parasitology, BIO 312 Physiological Ecology, BIO 441 Biochemistry, BIO 444 Immunology, BIO 446 Animal Virology, BIO 449 Advanced Molecular Biology, CHM 125 Life Chemistry, CHM 151 Principles of Chemistry I, CHM 152 Principles of Chemistry II, CHM 221 Organic Chemistry, CHM 222 Organic Chemistry II
Group 2 — Business and Management: ECO 210 Principles of Microeconomics, ECO 211 Principles of Macroeconomics, ECO 304 Environmental Economics, HRM 335 Human Resource Management, MGT 291 Business Communication, MGT 304 Organizational Management, MKT 301 Principles of Marketing, MKT 319 Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communications, MKT 360 Consumer Behavior, MKT 412 Marketing Research, MKT 416 Marketing Management, MKT 485 International Marketing, MSC 300 Decision Analysis
Group 3 — Health and Wellness: HPR 100 Concepts of Lifetime Fitness, HPR 225 Health Psychology, HPR 230 Community Health, HPR 240 Principles of Epidemiology or HPR 215 Introduction to Public Health, HPR 301 Health/Fitness Program Management, HPR 340 Nutrition for Optimal Health, HPR 406 Stress Management, NU 234 Health Across the Life Span
Group 4 — Related Topics: COM 220 Intercultural Communication, IT 110 Information Technology in the Global Age, IT 120 Personal Security in the Digital Age, IT 345 Human Factors in Information Systems, LA 409 Public Law and Procedure, POL 300 State and Urban Politics, PSY 101 General Psychology, PSY 110 Human Growth and Development, PSY 220 Social Psychology, PSY 311 Early Childhood Development, PSY 312 Adolescent Psychology, PSY 313 Adulthood and Aging, PSY 321 Psychology of Gender, PSY 322 Group Dynamics, PSY 325 Cultural Psychology, PSY 332 Psychology of Addictions, SOC 202 Social Problems, SOC 322 Race and Ethnic Relations