Minors

Asian Studies 

Minor
Academic Catalogue

The Asian studies minor provides students with a foundational understanding of the politics, history, economy, and culture of the region, with particular emphasis on East Asia, as well as intermediate proficiency in one of its major languages. Asian studies minors are encouraged to take advantage of Wesleyan's study abroad offerings in Asia, as well as the rich cultural programming offered through the Wesleyan College Confucius Institute. Students who graduate with a minor in Asian studies will be able to pair this course of study with studies in their major field to be prepared for a number of graduate programs and career options.

 

Educational Studies 

Minor
Academic Catalogue

Designed for the student who has a general interest in the K12 classroom at the early childhood, middle grades, or secondary level. EDS minors are not required to be admitted to the Education Program in order to take upper level required courses. The minor does not lead directly to state certification, though it does prepare graduates to enter post-baccalaureate, alternative certification programs such as Georgia TAPP, offered by Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESA) throughout the state or an MAT (Masters of Arts in Teaching initial certification) program.

 

English With A Literature Emphasis 

Minor
Academic Catalogue

The English with a literature emphasis minor offers courses in literary criticism and American, British, and world literature.

 

English With A Writing Emphasis 

Minor 
Academic Catalogue  

The English Department offers an English minor with a writing emphasis that provides students with advanced instruction in writing. The writing minor enhances students' understanding of the theoretical, interdisciplinary, and professional aspects of writing. Courses in the minor will teach students about the various forms of writing they are likely to encounter, provide opportunities to experiment with their writing processes and reflect on those processes, and teach techniques for modifying their writing styles for different audiences and formats.

 

Environmental Science 

Minor
Academic Catalogue

Environmental Science is the practice of field techniques and quantitative skills commonly used in outdoor scientific disciplines. Students learn to identify the conspicuous plant and animal species of Georgia and consider how they are adapted to their environments. Students will be introduced to the flora, fauna, and ecosystems of the southeastern United States in this field-intensive course. Emphasis will be on practical aspects of conducting scientific investigation outdoors, namely: taxonomic skills, field identification of plants and animals, use of dichotomous keys, techniques for sampling and describing natural populations and communities, and quantitative skills for analysis of data.

 

Finance 

Minor
Academic Catalogue

This minor allows the student to investigate the economic foundations for investment, financing, and other related decisions she will make in her personal life or as a businesswoman. The minor is designed to offer a balanced discussion of practical as well as theoretical developments in the field of financial economics.

 

Forensic Science

Minor
Academic Catalogue

The Forensic Science minor at Wesleyan brings together courses across a variety of scientific fields, including biology, chemistry, and psychology. Although any student could complete the minor, it is expected that students who have a major in one of these areas will be most likely to do so; having this minor could increase marketability for students interested in working in forensic science areas.

Philosophy

Minor: Philosophy
Related Program: Religious Studies
Academic Catalogue

Every person has fundamental beliefs at the foundation of his or her understanding of the world. Philosophical study can help one to formulate questions more carefully so as to clarify the presuppositions and implications of one's beliefs and those of other individuals and cultures. Philosophy, which can be understood as the critical exposition and analysis of fundamental beliefs regarding the nature and meaning of existence and experience, shapes actors prepared for such multicultural engagement. Philosophical analysis proceeds in a variety of ways. For example, some philosophers seek to understand the development and use of language. Others pose questions on ethical or right action. Still others focus on issues of power and demand attention to diversity of experience within academic study. Many religious studies courses will complement studies in philosophy.  

 

Physics 

Minor: Physics
Related Majors: Chemistry, Applied Mathematical Science
Related Minor: Chemistry
Academic Catalogue

Physics courses are offered in support of majors in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and educational studies and also to fulfill the College's general education requirements. Students interested in further studies in physics should consider the physics minor.

 

Reading 

Minor
Academic Catalogue

Reading prepares students to teach reading and writing at the early childhood level. In addition to learning the process of teaching reading, the student will learn the writing process and understand the relationship that exists between the two. Students learn to use assessment results to inform instruction. Furthermore, courses in the reading minor allow the student to examine and use children's literature as mentor texts for reaching strategies in the context of the reading and writing workshops. Finally, candidates will learn to teach reading strategies in the content areas of science, social studies, and mathematics.

 

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