Communication skills are consistently among the most sought after skills in the workplace. No matter what your major is or where you are employed, communication will be an important aspect of your job. A minor allows you to formally document your knowledge of human communication.
The current cluster of courses for the online History minor is designed primarily to give students a basic knowledge of American and Appalachian Regional history, with the opportunity for more specialized study in upper division courses. Students should emerge not only with a firm grasp of the American and Appalachian historical experiences generally, but a more nuanced understanding of the political, social, economic, religious, and cultural factors that have shaped those experiences as well. Students will also acquire skills of critical analysis by examining various historical sources as part of regularly scheduled class assignments and will be introduced to the writing of history. A firm grounding in history has long been considered excellent preparation for graduate and professional (especially law) school, while recent research has revealed that government and the private sector often seeks out individuals who are articulate in history, which is the basic aim of this minor.
The purpose of this minor is to provide students with knowledge of Political Science. Minoring in Political Science can also provide a very useful complement to students majoring in related disciplines such as Philosophy, Economics, Women's Studies, Geography, History, and Sociology/Anthropology.
Professional Writing and Editing
The cluster of courses in professional Writing and Editing are designed to introduce you to the theory and practice of writing business and technical documents to prepare you for writing in the professional world. Online writing courses are particularly challenging and in order to succeed in them, students must have strong communication skills, a high degree of motivation, and an ability to work independently.
The minor explores the great world religions including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Coursework permits students to study religion across cultures. With a religious studies minor, students will have a foundation for any vocation that requires one to work and interact with people from other cultures and faiths. Examples of such career fields include medicine, business, education, and law.
U.S. and Canada in 3 WeeksGEO 240 United States and Canada will only be offered one time in the calendar year 2012. United States and Canada will be offered the first part of Summer Session as a three-week- three-hour course. The class meets May 20 to June 7, 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. in G21 Life Sciences Building. Dr. Ken Martis, CASE professor of the year, will be in the instructor.
On Campus Course. May 20-June 7, 2013 | M-F 2-4:20pm in G11 Woodburn HallThis course explores the depiction of the Civil War in Hollywood movies.
Online Course. May 20-June 28, 2013This three-credit online class introduces students to Hawaiian culture, including an initial overview of the society, beliefs, and practices from the pre-contact period to present-day Hawaii.
Section 7D1: CRN: 51261 Dates: May 20-June 28, 2013
Section 7D2: CRN: 53039; Dates: May 20-August 9, 2013Overview of the diverse social and cultural institutions of indigenous tribal societies in North America. Historical materials provide the background for understanding the range of issues affecting contemporary tribal groups.