Areas of Study

Minors

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Anthropology

The program’s goal is to offer a framework for understanding human development in terms of prehistory, the contemporary world, and biological adaptation over time.

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Art History

Art students graduating from Florida Atlantic University have established careers as photographers, ceramicists, printmakers, painters, sculptors, and graphic designers. They have taught the fine arts and art history in colleges and universities, after advanced studies, as well as in grammar and secondary schools. They have been involved in Art in State Building projects and worked as museum directors and gallery personnel. They handle digital imaging for corporate clients, and many are involved in advertising and corporate design.

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Commercial Music

The Commercial Music program offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs to help students develop skills for a professional music career. Students are able to study the business of music as they develop their individual instrumental and/or vocal skills. In addition, the Commercial Music program provides students with valuable practical experience through internships and working on FAU's record label, Hoot/Wisdom Recordings LLC.

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Communication Studies

The program examines the strategic role that symbol systems play in constructing meaning in a fast-changing, information-based, media-saturated, and culturally diverse world. Courses examine how meaning informs and persuades individuals, and introduce students to the history and theories of how communication operates in societies. The goal is for students to demonstrate a high level of oral and written communication, critical thinking, and analytical problem-solving skills, and to become active in civic life.

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Dance

The Department of Theatre and Dance in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton) is pleased to announce the establishment of a Minor in Dance (effective Fall 2016). The Minor in Dance is open to all undergraduate students who have been accepted into FAU and demonstrate requisite dance proficiency by way of an audition.

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English

Students majoring in any discipline at the University are eligible to minor in English. The minor encourages breadth of knowledge in literary studies and offers experience in critical analysis.

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History

Students majoring in any discipline other than History are eligible to complete a minor in History. This minor allows students to tailor their courses to a particular area of history or select a broad assortment of courses in different areas.

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Languages, Linguistics, & Comparative Literature

Minors available in the department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature include:

Foreign languages: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Linguistics
Comparative Literature

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Philosophy

Unlike other fields of study, philosophy pursues fundamental questions in every dimension of human life. Philosophy develops our capacity for seeing the world from different perspective and deepens our sense of the meaning and variety of human experience.

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Political Science

The Department of Political Science offers undergraduate and graduate courses that contribute to the understanding of American politics, comparative politics, and international relations. The Department embraces the epistemology of social science research and helps students develop skills important to this field, and many others, including written and oral communication and critical thinking.

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Sociology

Sociology courses help students develop the skills to: draw connections between their everyday experiences and the social, historical, and cultural contexts in which they live; analyze social institutions, including the economy, politics, education, the family, work, media, health care, sports, and religion, as they shape and are affected by larger social structures; examine the development, structure, and consequences of various forms of social inequality and difference in the United States and globally; identify and analyze social trends, changes, and movements; identify, analyze and understand the causes and consequences of different social practices, norms and values, ideologies, and world views; use empirical research to answer complex questions about societies and the people in them.

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Studio Art

The Department of Visual Arts and Art History offers a minor in Studio Art with the following areas of study: Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture.

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Theatre

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers a Theatre minor available to all undergraduate students except Theatre majors.

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Honors Programs

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School of Communication and Multimedia Studies

The Honors Program in Communication is open to qualified students who wish to pursue a course of study organized around a specific topic, area of interest, or creative project. It is open to all students regardless if their orientation is creative, scholarly or practical communications. Students take a special sequence of courses both inside and outside the School and in their last semester complete a Senior Honors Thesis or a Senior Honors Project under the direction of a faculty advisor.

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English

The Honors Program in English provides the opportunity for qualified majors to undertake advanced literary research in a community of their undergraduate peers. This program is especially recommended for students who plan to pursue a graduate degree in literary studies.

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English: Creative Track

Qualified students are invited to apply for the Creative Writing Honors Program. The course's focus is the creative writing honors thesis—a substantial manuscript of fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry, along with a reflective essay. Other coursework will include reading of published work and workshopping your peers' work.

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French

Our program’s mission is to promote the study of French language, literature, linguistics, and culture through interdisciplinary pedagogical approaches. Our courses therefore stress the importance of French as a vibrant language with a strong global presence, as they examine the rich variety and ongoing international influence of French and Francophone traditions and civilizations from the Middle Ages to the present, from Europe to the Caribbean (and beyond).

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History

If you are a History Major with an overall GPA of at least 3.2, a similar GPA in your history course work, and you have completed between 60 and 90 credit hours, you are eligible to admission into the honors track in history. The new honors track offers special challenges and exciting possibilities, including undergraduate (or graduate) seminar work and the writing of a senior thesis under faculty supervision

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Italian

The Program in Italian Studies is a modern, forward-looking program that has found a dignified place in the multicultural and interdisciplinary environment of the college, without losing its own identity and integrity. It has been supported by the notion that the relationship between Italy and its hitherto mostly European literary, cultural, linguistic-philosophical and historical contexts is a horizontal one. In this spirit, and as we cross the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, the Italian program has striven to offer the kinds of courses that reflect Italy as part of the mappa mundi and encourages and integrates course work in other languages and disciplines.

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Linguistics

Linguistics is the study of language in all its manifestations. The various subfields of linguistics rely on close connections with other disciplines such as philosophy, psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, translation, and cognitive science.

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Political Science

The Department of Political Science has developed an Honors Thesis Program to provide undergraduate students with research experience and skills that they will need in their future careers.

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Spanish

The mission of the Spanish Studies program in the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature is to help students and faculty build bridges: Puentes across cultures; Puentes that span across ages from the past to the present and into the future; Puentes that cross oceans and borders.

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