History, Politics, Languages and Cultures
The minor in German is designed to give students a thorough grounding in German language and culture. A minor in German is a useful addition to any field of study and is recommended for students who plan on working or living abroad in a German-speaking country. Demonstrated language ability is also a requirement for many graduate programs.
A minor in history (6 individually selected courses) is an excellent program to complement those majors which are directed towards specific technical skills. New careers continually are opening. A combination of history with other disciplines leads to expansion and diversification within a variety of careers which provides the graduate better opportunity for advancement within a profession and preparation for new careers as these arise.
The Latin American Studies (LAS) minor is an interdisciplinary program that is designed to expose students to various topics in and related to Latin America. With courses in a wide range of disciplines students are introduced to the region's culture from multiple perspectives.
Students who minor in political science receive a thorough introduction to the major principles and dynamics of politics-- that is, the gathering and use of power by individuals, groups, and governments within and across societies. In addition, political science minors have the freedom to take specialized upper-level political science courses in an area of particular interest. A minor in political science is a useful and marketable addition to the education of students in any major.
The pre-law minor provides students with a broad, timely, and liberal-arts-based introduction to law and legal systems and the impact of law on modern society. Beyond satisfying a general interest in the law, the minor benefits students of any degree program interested in pursuing a law-related career. Students may satisfy the minor’s requirements by taking courses in political science, business administration, criminal justice, communication studies, personal financial planning, philosophy, and psychology.
The pre-law minor is part of a broad array of pre-law and legal studies-focused programming at Edinboro University. For more information, please consult “Preparing for Law School” within the History, Politics, Languages and Cultures Department section of the catalog.
The Spanish Minor provides students the opportunity to study the Spanish language as well as the diverse cultures of Latin America and Spain.