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University at Albany Undergraduate Bulletin - 2004-2005

Regulations Concerning Minors


Minors Defined, Titles

A minor consists of 18-24 graduation credits which must include a minimum of 9 graduation credits of “advanced course work” (defined as course work requiring at least one prerequisite course and/or courses at or above the 300 level.)

No student may use a minor title that is the same as the title of the student’s major.

Only the following are acceptable minor titles to appear on the academic record:

“Combined with Major” for approved combined major and minor programs

Titles approved by the Curriculum Committee or by the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee of the Undergraduate Academic Council

“Interdisciplinary” if approved by the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee of the Undergraduate Academic Council


Students Required to Complete a Minor:

A student is required to complete a minor if the student has only one major and that major is neither an approved “combined major and minor” nor an approved “departmental major.”

If the student with a single, non-combined, non-departmental major has only one minor, the same course may not be used to fulfill the requirements of both the major and the discrete minor. I.e., no “double counting” between the major and minor is allowed.

However, if that student has two or more minors, the same course may be “double counted” toward the major and one of the minors. (“Double counting” among minors is never allowed.)


Students Not Required to Complete a Minor:

A student with two or more majors or a major that is either an approved “combined major and minor” or an approved “departmental major” is not required to have a discrete minor, but the student may elect to have one or more minors listed on the academic record.

If the student does elect one or more minors, the same course may be “double counted” toward the major (or even more than one of the majors) and toward one of the minors. (“Double counting” among minors is never allowed.)

Similarly, if the student in a “combined major and minor program” elects one or more minors, the same course may be “double counted” toward the “minor” requirements of the combined major and toward one of the minors. Naturally, students in a combined major and minor program who complete one or more discrete minors nevertheless must complete all requirements in the combined major program.

NOTE: For students with two or more majors, the display of more than the first and second majors on the student’s official transcript will not be possible before fall 2003. Until the full listing becomes possible, students with multiple majors desiring to declare one or more minors must do so in the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, LC 30. Once satisfactory completion of the minor(s) has been verified, a separate official document will be issued by the Dean of Undergraduate Studies verifying which minor or minors have been completed.


Multiple Minors

Students may declare two or more minors, but the same course may not be applied to more than one of the minors. (I.e., “double counting” among minors is never allowed.) However, the same course may be applied to one of the minors and to one (or more) of the applicable majors.

NOTE: For students with one major and more than two minors, the display of more than the first and second minors on the student’s official transcript will not be possible before fall 2003. Until the full listing becomes possible, students with one major desiring to declare a third or subsequent minor must do so in the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, LC 30. Once satisfactory completion of the additional minor(s) has been verified, a separate official document will be issued by the Dean of Undergraduate Studies verifying which additional minor or minors have been completed. [For students with multiple majors and multiple minors, see the note at the end of in the preceding section “Students Not Required to Complete a Minor.”]


Approved Minors

Listed here are the minor titles that have been approved by the Undergraduate Academic Council. Action of the Council also mandates that the following may not be used as a minor title: social welfare.

Africana Studies  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level) including one course from among the following: A Aas 142, 219 or 219Z, 286, 287 and 490.

Anthropology  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level). Students are required to take A Ant 100 and one of the following core courses: A Ant 110N, 104, 106M, 108M or 108G, or A Ant 220M.

Art  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) from course work with an A Art prefix. Six (6) of the required 18 credits may be from courses with an A Arh prefix or from other courses that have been approved for the faculty-initiated interdisciplinary major in art history.

Art History  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) including A Arh 170L and 171L, and 6 additional credits from course work with an A Arh prefix. The remaining 6 credits may be selected from: A Arh courses; A Ant 268L; A Cas 240; A Cla 207L, A Cla 208L, 209L, 301, 302, 303 (or 303Z), 307, 310, 311, 401, 402, 403, 405, 406, 407, 490 and 497; A Eac 280L; A His 263E, 264E, 302Z, 303Z 364Z; A Rel 200L; and A Thr 380L.

Asian Studies  A minimum of 21 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) including A His 176, A His 177 or 177Z and one of the following courses: A His 381 or 381Z or 382 or 382Z. The remaining 12 credits to be selected from the following courses, must include at least one course in at least two of the following regions: South Asia, East Asia, Southwest Asia.

South Asia:  A His 377 or 377Z, 378 or 378Z, A Phi 342, R Pos 358, (graduate courses: A His 578, R Pos 558).

East Asia:  A His 379 or 379Z, 380 or 380Z, A Eac 210L, A Eac 211L, A Eac 212L. A Eac 220, A Phi 344, A Phi 346.

Southwest Asia:  A His 383 or 383Z; R Pos 359; A Jst 341Z; A His 381 or 381Z and 382 or 382Z; A Ant 243.

Other:  A Ant 332, colloquia, independent study, or independent research courses as appropriate, to be approved by the director of Asian studies.

Atmospheric Science  A minimum of 19 graduation credits from course work with an A Atm prefix, including A Atm 210 or 210Z, 211; and at least 6 credits from all 300-level and higher A Atm courses; A Atm 490, 497, 499 are excluded. Appropriate prerequisite courses in mathematics and physics are necessary to complete the required minor courses.

Bioethics  A minimum of 18 graduation credits including an introductory ethics course (A Phi 114L or 115L or 212L); an introductory course in biology (A Bio 110F or 110N); Moral Problems in Medicine (A Phi 338); 3 credits at 300-level or higher in ethical and/or political theory (A Phi 320, 321, 326, 425, 474 or R Pos 301, 302, 306, 307, 308, 310); and 6 credits from advanced related courses.
Advanced related courses include:  A Ant 312, 360, 361, 364, 365, 418, 450; A Bio 205, 212, 214, 311N, 318, A Eco 381; A Gog 310N, A Phi 417; A Psy 329, A Psy 385, 386, 387; A Soc 359M; R Crj 405, 428; R Pos 328, U Uni 310N.
Advanced related graduate courses include:  A Ant 511, 512, 516, 517, 518; A Bio 511, 519, A Eco 509, 511, 512, A Phi 505, 506, 517, H Epi 501, 502, H Hpm 501, 511, R Pos 502, R Pub 502. Students may use other courses to fulfill the related courses requirement at the discretion of the director of the program, Professor Bonnie Steinbock.

Biology  A minimum of 18 graduation credits, including A Bio 110N or 110F, 111N, 212. Additional credits are selected from biology courses that yield biology credit toward the biology major.

Business  A minimum of 18 graduation credits as follows: B Acc 211; B Msi 215 (or A Csi 101N, or A Csi 201N); A Mat108 (or A Eco 320, or B Msi 220); and any three of the following courses: B Acc 222; B Bus 250; B Fin 300, B Law 321, B Mgt 341, B Mkt 310, and B Msi 330.

Students majoring in criminal justice, economics, linguistics, mathematics, psychology, public affairs or sociology who complete a statistics course in the major may substitute either B Law 200 or 220 for the statistics requirement in the Business minor.

Students majoring in computer science who complete A Csi 201N in the major may substitute either B Law 200 or B Law 220 for the B Msi 215 basic programming requirement in the Business minor.

Students majoring in rhetoric and communication who complete B Msi 220, A Mat 108, B Msi 215, A Csi 101N, or A Csi 201N in their major may substitute either B Law 200 or 220 in the Business minor. When both the statistics and computer requirements are involved, either B Law 200 or 220 may substitute for statistics in the Business minor and an additional major course may substitute for computer science in the major.

Chemistry  A minimum of 22 graduation credits as follows: A Chm 120N or 130 and 121N or 131, 122A and B, 216A and B, 217A and B, 225 and an additional 3 credits from A Chm 320 441A, 342, 340A.

Chinese Studies  A minimum of 21 graduation credits of which 15 must be A Eac 102L, 201L, and 202L. The remaining 6 credits may be earned from any A Eac or A Eas course except A Eac 101L and A Eas 220.

Cognitive Science  A minimum of 18 graduation credits, (9 credits or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring a prerequisite) to include: A Lin 301, 3 courses from: A Csi 201N, A Lin 321, A Phi 210L, A Psy 365; and 6 credits from the following list: A Csi 101N, 201N, 210, 310, 409; A Lin 322, 421, or 421Z, 422; A Phi 332, 415, 418, 422, 432; A Psy 210, 211, 381, 382, or 382Z.

Computer Science  A minimum of 19 graduation credits of which at least 13 credits must have an A Csi prefix. The courses taken must include A Csi 201N, 310 and any other A Csi course at the 300-level or higher; plus at least 9 credits from the following list of courses: one but not both of A Csi 101N and B Msi 215 ; any other course with an A Csi prefix; A Phy 353, 454; A Mat 220, 313, 367, 372 or 372Z, 374, 401; A Phi 432; any one of A Atm 498, A Bio 440, A Chm 411.

Criminal Justice Studies  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 credits or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring a prerequisite) in course work from among the following: any R Crj courses; A Soc 283M, 380, 381.

Economics  A minimum of 18 graduation credits in course work with an A Eco prefix as follows: A Eco 110M, 111M, and 12 additional credits at or above the 300 level..

Educational Studies  A minimum of 18 graduation credits from course work offered by the School of Education, including a minimum of 12 graduation credits in course work at or above the 300 level. For those interested in pursuing a teaching career, the following are strongly recommended: E Tap 201, E Psy 200, E Edu 390, E Edu 375, E Spe 460. Additionally, students are strongly urged to consider a second minor in an areas appropriate to the NYS Learning Standards and compatible with the student’s major. The following courses are not acceptable for the minor: E Cpy 301, 302, 303; and courses designated as “methods” and “student teaching”.

Electronics  A minimum of 20 graduation credits as follows: A Phy 140N or 141, 145, 150N or 151, 155, 240 or 241, 315, 316, and 353.

English  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level from course work with an A Eng prefix.

Film Studies  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) including A Arh 260 and 15 credits from the following: A Arh 261; 262; 361, 362; 363, 460; 491; A Com 378 (when the topic focuses upon film); A Eas 140L; A Eng 243 (when the topic focuses upon film), 243Z; A Fre 338 or 415; A Ita 318; A Lcs314 or A Spn 318; A Lcs 315, A Rus 280, A Rus 380; A Thr 230L; A Wss 399 (when the topic focuses upon film). Other courses, transfer work, specific topics courses, etc. may also be used if approved by the director of the program. Advisement is conducted by the director of the program in the Art Department.

French  A minimum of 18 graduation credits from course work with an A Fre prefix above A Fre 101L including A Fre 241E. No more than 3 credits of courses conducted in English may be used to satisfy the requirements of the minor. Students who begin their French studies at or above the 200 level are encouraged to meet with the coordinator of advisement for French Studies, in constructing a minor.

Geography  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) from course work with an A Gog prefix.

Geology  A minimum of 20 graduation credits. Required courses include A Geo 100N or 100F, 106, 230, 250; and 9 credits at or above the 300 level and/or in Geology courses requiring at least one prerequisite course.

Greek and Roman Civilization  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) from among the following: any course with an A Cla, A Clc, A Clg, or A Cll prefix; A Phi 310.

Hebrew  A minimum of 18 graduation credits in course work with an A Heb prefix above the 102L level. Students who begin with A Heb 101L and/or 102L must complete 15 graduation credits above the 102L level. No more than 4 credits of A Heb 450 may be applied to the minor.

History  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level) in course work with an A His prefix including no more than 12 credits from any one of the four geographic areas of concentration listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin. A student may, on petition to the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the history department, count toward the minor one relevant course of no more than 4 credits taken in a department other than history.

International Perspectives  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course). Approval of the Director of International Education is required along with satisfactory completion of one of the following three tracks:

Third-World Track:

  1. 3 credits from A Ant 108M or 108G, A Cas 150;
  2. 3 credits from A Aas 150, A Aas 287or A His 287, A Ant 145 or A His 145 or A Lcs 145, A Ant 243 or A Jst 243, A Eco 361 or A Lcs 361, A Fre 208, A Fre 281, A His 158 or 158Z, A His 177 or 177Z, A Lcs 100 or 100Z;
  3. 6 credits from Theory Courses: A Ant 361 or 361Z,, A Cas 141; A Eco 330 or 330Z; A Gog 160 R Pos 350 or R Pub 350;
  4. 6 credits from Geographic Region Courses: A Aas 269 or A Ant 269 or A Lcs 269, A Aas 270 or A Gog 270, A Aas 322, A Aas 342 or A Ant 342, A Ant 146 or 146Z or A Lcs 150 or 150Z, A Lcs 250 or 250Z, A Ant 341M or 341G or A Lcs 341M or 341G; A Eac 470Z or A Gog 470Z; A Gog 250/250Z or 250,A His 170 or A Lcs 102, A His 367L or 367Z, A His 369/369Z or A Lcs 369, A His 371 or 371Z or A Lcs 371; A Lcs 115 or A Por 115, R Pos 355.
Appropriate courses, from SUNY overseas academic programs, may be substituted for some of the courses listed. NOTE: No more than 6 credits with the same prefix may be used in this track.

Social and Political Systems Track:

  1. 6 credits in A Rus 162 or 162Z and R Pos 102M;
  2. 12 credits from A Eco 313 or 313Z; A His 353 or 353Z, 355 or 355Z; A Jst 359 or R Pos 359; R Pos 310, 350 or R Pub 350, 452Z.
Appropriate courses from the SUNY overseas academic program in Denmark may be substituted for some of the courses listed above, such as Eastern Europe in Transition, R Pos 30E, European Political Philosophy and Ideologies, A Phi 30E or R Pos 30E, The EEC: The Politics and Economics of European Integration, A Eco 30E or R Pos 30E.

NOTE:  Political Science majors should not choose this track because of the excessive concentration in Political Science courses.

Global Issues Track: 18 credits from A Aas 150, 240 or A Lcs 240 or A Wss 240; A Ant 100, 361 or 361Z, 363, 381 or 381Z or A Wss 381 or 381Z; A Atm 102N, 300Z; A Bio 311N or A Gog 310N or U Uni 310N; A Eco 330 or 330Z; A His 296, 366, or 366Z 454 or 454Z, 455 or 455Z, 456 or 456Z, , 460 or 460Z; A Soc 344 or 344Z or A Wss 344 or 344Z; A Wss 360, 433 or 433Z or R Pos 433Z; E Edu 375; R Pos 472Z, 473Z; R Pub 395 or R Pos 395. NOTE: No more than 6 credits with the same prefix may be used in this track.

Italian  A minimum of 18 graduation credits from course work with an A Ita prefix above A Ita 100L, including A Ita 206, 207, 301 or 301Z.

Japanese Studies  A minimum of 21 graduation credits of which 15 must be A Eaj 102L, 201L, and 202L. The remaining 6 credits may be earned from any A Eaj or A Eas course except A Eaj 101L and A Eas 220.

Journalism  A minimum of 18 graduation credits, including A Jrl 300 or 300Z and an advanced-level writing course to be selected from the following: A Eng 300Z, 308Z, 309Z (for students interested in scientific, political or economic journalistic writing) or 400Z.

The remaining credits are to be selected from other writing courses cited above and/or from A Jrl 364, 365, 397, 400; R Pos 205, 365, 427Z; A Com 238, 265, 336 (when the topic is “Rhetoric of the New Journalism”); A Soc 255, and independent study in various departments when the subject involves journalism. Students may include other courses to prepare themselves for a specialized branch of journalism, but no more than two courses in this category may be included in the minimum 18 credits for the minor.

Approval of the director is required for such courses to be included. Skill in writing is a specific requirement for the minor. This must be demonstrated by the end of the junior year through submission of a substantial sample of the student’s writing to the director of the journalism program. Therefore, the signature of the director is required for students wishing to declare this minor. On the basis of the student’s previous experience and ability, the requirement of A Jrl 300 may be waived by the director of the program.

Judaic Studies  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level) from course work in the Department of Judaic Studies or other relevant departments. No more than 4 credits from among A Heb 450 or A Jst 450 or 490 may be applied to the minor.

Korean Studies  A minimum of 21 graduation credits of which 15 must be A Eak 102L, 201L and 202L. The remaining 6 credits may be earned from any A Eak or A Eas course except A Eak 101L and A Eas 220.

Latin American Studies  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level) to include 12 credits from A Lcs 100 or 100Z; 150 or 150Z; 201 or 302; A Lcs 102 or 269; and 6 additional credits in course work with an A Lcs prefix.

Library and Information Science  A minimum of 18 graduation credits including A Csi 101 or 201 or B Msi 215; R Isp 523 (various suffixes); R Isp 601; R Isp 602, and two additional R Isp electives at the 500 level or higher, as advised. Open only to students in combined bachelor/master ISP programs.

Linguistics  A minimum of 18 graduation credits, including A Lin 220M, A Lin 321 or 322, and 6 additional credits in courses with an A Lin prefix. (A Lin 289 may not be used to satisfy the requirements for the minor.) The remaining credits may be selected from courses with an A Lin prefix or from the following courses which are approved electives within the linguistics major: A Ant 424; A Clc 125; A Com 373, 465; A Csi 101N, 201N, or 310; A Eng 311L; A Fre 306, 406, 450; A Heb 203; A Phi 210L, 332, 415, 432; A Por 402; A Psy 365, 381; A Spn 401, 402, 405; one of the following: A Psy 210, A Mat 108, or A Soc 221.

Mathematics  A minimum of 18 graduation credits in courses with an A Mat prefix numbered 105 or higher. These credits must include a minimum of 12 credits at or above the 200 level.

Medical Anthropology  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) as follows: A Ant 110N; at least 6 credits from the series A Ant 119N, 364, 365, 418 or 418Z, and 450Z; at least 3 credits from the series A Ant 311, 311Z, 319, 414, or 414Z; additional courses may include the following: A Bio 117N, 209N, 308, 407; and A Soc 359M.

Medieval & Renaissance Studies  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) including 3 credits from History courses, 3 credits from Literature and Philosophy courses, 3 credits from Art and Music courses. The remaining 9 credits are to be selected from any of the approved courses listed below.

History Core Courses:  A His 336, 337, 338, 391 (when appropriate).

History Elective Courses:  A His 235 or 235Z; A Jst 343 or 343Z; A Spn 313.

Literature and Philosophy Courses:  A Eng 289, 291, 341, 345, 348, 421, 422, 425; A Fre 361, 362; A Ita 421, 441; A Jst 430; A Phi 311, 312; A Spn 311, 482.

Art and Music Courses:  A Arh 331, 332, 341, 342; A Mus 205L, 230, 287 (when appropriate).

Music  A minimum of 20 graduation credits to include A Mus 140, 141, 142, 143; one course chosen from 185, 186, 187, or 287; 230L, 231L and one 3 credit elective chosen from: A Mus 320, 321, 325, 326, 327, 328, 334L, 338L 350, 352, 360, 373, 398, 425, 432Z, 433Z, 435Z, 436, 455, 497. All students registered for A Mus 140 must satisfactorily pass a departmental aptitude examination in music administered during the first scheduled meeting of the course in the fall semester. A noncredit piano proficiency exam is given to all students entering A Mus 140. Those deficient in this area will be required to enroll in an appropriate level of Functional Piano (A Mus 165 or 166). A grade of C- or higher in A Mus 166 will satisfy this requirement. Credit in A Mus 165 and/or 166 will not apply toward the music minor.

Organizational Studies  A minimum of 18 graduation credits selected from the following courses: A Com 369; A Eco 370; A Psy 341/341Z; A Psy 450; A Soc 342/342Z; A Soc 357; A Soc 450Z; A Soc 494A/B; R Pad 302; R Pad 303; R Pad 329. A student may petition the director of the minor program to take a course not listed. Prerequisites for courses in the minor: A Com 369 - A Com 265 or permission of instructor; A Eco 370 - A Eco 110 and A Eco 111M; A Psy 341/341Z - A Psy 101M, 210 or equivalent statistics course or permission of instructor; A Soc 342/342Z, Soc 357, Soc 450Z - A Soc 115M or 115G or permission of instructor, R Pad 302 - only one of R Pad 302 and R Pub 302 may be taken for credit; R Pad 303 - junior or senior class standing; R Pad 329 - only one of R Pad 329 and R Pub 329 can be taken for credit - prerequisites: R Pos 101M or 101G and 102M, or junior or senior class standing.

Philosophy  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) from course work with an A Phi prefix, including at least two of the following: A Phi 110L, 210L, 212L, 310, 312.

Physics  A minimum of 19 graduation credits as follows: A Phy 140N or 141, 150N or 151, 240 or 241, and 250; and at least two courses with an A Phy prefix at the 300-level or above.

Political Science  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) from course work with an R Pos prefix, including R Pos 101M.

Portuguese  A minimum of 18 graduation credits from course work with an A Por prefix.

Psychology  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) from course work with an A Psy prefix, including A Psy 101M or 102M.

Public Policy  18 credits, including. R Pub 140, R Pad 303, R Pad 329, R Pub 340/R Pos 340, and two courses chosen from the following courses: R Pad 204, R Pad 302, R Pub 303/R Pad 304, R Pad 307, R Pub 316, R Pub 321, R Pad 324, R Pub 325 or R Pos 325, R Pub 328 or R Pos 328, R Pub 330, R Pub 399, R Pad 414/R Pub 414, R Pad 424.

Religious Studies  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) including A Phi 214 and one of the following methodological courses: A Ant 363, A Phi 322. Of the remaining credits, 6 credits must be chosen from core courses, the remainder from either core or supplementary courses or, with the approval of the director of the program, other course offerings. No more than 9 credits from any one department may be included in the minimum 18 credits required for the minor.

Core Courses  A Rel 100L, 299, 397, 499; A Aas 341; 363; A Clc 402; A Clc 403; A Eac 344; A Eng 221; A Heb 203, 390; A His 235 or 235Z, 324; A Jst 150, 280, 281Z, 335, 430; A Phi 216, 322, 342, 344, 346, 412; A Spn 313. In addition, special topics courses (e.g., A Eng 378, A Jst 326, A Jst 499, A Phi 340, A Psy 450 or 450Z) may be included when the given topic directly concerns religious studies.

Supplementary courses:  A Ant 243, 364; A Arh 303 (or 303Z); A Cla 207E or 207L; A Clc 105E or 105L; A Clg 103L or A Rel 103L, A Clg 104L or A Rel 104L; A Cll 403; A Eng 289, 348; A Gog 402 or 402Z; A His 339, 381, 425A, 463; A Cas 160Z, 222; A Ita 421; A Jst 251, 252, 253, 341Z, 342Z, 343 or 343Z; A Phy 201E or 201L; A Rus 251L; R Ssw 220.

Rhetoric and Communication  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) from course work with an A Com prefix.

Russian and East European Studies  A minimum of 18 graduation credits from among the following with no more than 6 credits from any one prefix: A Gog 371; A His 352 or 352Z, 353 or 353Z, 354 or 354Z, 355 or 355Z; R Pos 354, 356, 452Z; A Rus 161 or 161Z, 251L, 252L, 253L.

Russian  A minimum of 18 graduation credits in courses with A Rus prefix as advised with at least 9 credits in course work at the 300 level or above and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course.

Sociology  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level) from course work with an A Soc prefix, including A Soc 115M or 115G.

Spanish  A minimum of 18 graduation credits from course work with an A Spn prefix above A Spn 100L, including A Spn 205 or 206, 207, and 301 or 301Z.

Statistics  A minimum of 18 hours graduation credits in courses with an A Mat prefix numbered 105 or above, including either (1) A Mat 367, 368, and 369 or (2) A Mat 367, 467, and 468. NOTE: This minor is not open to students with a major in Mathematics.

Teacher Education Is No Longer a Minor   Undergraduate students are advised that to obtain teacher certification at the University at Albany, students must complete a BA/BS with an appropriate academic major plus and appropriate MA/MS in Education. Students interested in teaching as a profession should contact the Academy for Initial Teacher Preparation at 442-5144 to discuss their options.

Theatre  A minimum of 18 graduation credits from course work with an A Thr prefix, 9 or more of which must be in courses at or above the 300 level. Internship credits (A Thr 390 and 490) may not be used to satisfy minor requirements.

Students are urged to seek departmental advisement in planning their minors and in selecting courses. General suggestions for planning a minor follow:

Students interested in performance are advised to take A Thr 130 or 135 or 235L, 221L or 222L, 240, and 9 credits from the following: A Thr 300, 310, 320, 322 or 322Z, 340, 341, 343, 345, 350, 351, 406Z, 440, 446, 447, and 449.

Students interested in design and technical theatre are advised to take A Thr 130 or 135, and 15 credits from the following, 9 of which must be at or above the 300 level: A Thr 210Z, 235L, 250, 260, 263, 270, 280, 315, 360, 365, 370, 371, 375, 380L, 385, 386, 448, 465 and 470.

Students interested in literature, history and theory are advised to take A Thr 221L and 222L and 12 credits from the following, 9 of which must be at or above the 300 level: A Thr 210Z, 225L, 320, 322 or 322Z, 406Z, 430, 455, and 456.

Urban Education  A minimum of 21 graduation credits, including the 12-credit core (E Edu 275 or A Rel 275; E Edu 375; E Edu 400 or E Edu 401; E Edu 427) and 9 elective credits as advised by the minor adviser in the Office of Urban Education (442-5150).

The following are examples of some courses that might be used as electives in this minor: A Aas 221, 240, 331, 333, 370, 440; A Ant 119N, 146, 343, 351/351Z, 372/372Z, 424; A Com 371; A Eas 321M; A Eco 341/341Z; A Gog 125M, 220M, 321M; A His 300/300Z, 318/318Z, 325/325Z; A Lcs 201, 240, 282M, 302, 321M; A Pln 220M, 425; A Soc 282M, 371/371Z, 373, 375, 440Z; A Spn 322; A Wss 240. Other courses, transfer work, specific topics courses, etc. may also be used if approved by the minor adviser in the Office of Urban Education (Ed B20).

Urban Studies and Planning  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level) as follows: A Gog 125M, A Gog 225 or 225Z, and either A Gog 220M or A Pln 220M; and 3 courses from A Ant 334, 372 or 372Z; A Eas 321M; A Eco 341 or 341Z, 456Z; E Edu 400, 401, 427; A Gog 321M, 324, 330, 480 495, 496; A His 303Z, 317 or 317Z, 318 or 318Z; A Lcs 321M; A Pln 315Z, 320 or 320Z, 330, 425, 426, 430, 432, 436, 437, 443, 449, 451, 452 (formerly 450), 455, 456, 474, 475, 476, 485, 490a, 490b, 497; R Pos 321, 323, 424; R Pub 321; A Soc 371, 373, 375, 473Z.

Women's Studies  A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level), including either A Wss 101/101Z or A Wss 220/220M or A Wss 240/240Z. In addition to A Wss prefix courses, any course cross-listed with Wss (from Africana Studies, Anthropology, Art, Classics, East Asian Studies, English, Judaic Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, or Sociology) will count towards the requirement, as will A His 256 and A His 293. Special Topics courses in other departments that focus on women’s issues are also acceptable with the approval of the Chair of the Women’s Studies Department or when offered as A Wss 299, 399, or 498.


Student-Initiated Interdisciplinary Minors

A student wishing a minor for which no existing title is appropriate must submit a proposed minor to the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee. The subject area and the combination of courses must be interdisciplinary in nature and must have been approved by the student’s major adviser before consideration by the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee. If approved, the minor will be listed as “Interdisciplinary” on the Academic Record.

The proposed minor must consist of 18-24 graduation credits which must include a minimum of 9 credits in course work requiring one or more prerequisite courses or courses at or above the 300 level.

For an interdisciplinary minor, there must be course work from at least two different departments/programs/schools; it must have a faculty sponsor who is familiar with the focus of the minor.

Further information and application procedures may be obtained by contacting Mr. Richard Collier in the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, LC 30, 518-437-3747.

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