Minors

art history and studio minors

Art History Minor: Study the visual arts from prehistoric to contemporary times, in media ranging from architecture to contemporary video performance. Students develop their writing, analytical, and research skills in small classes and personal conferences with the art historian. All art and art history students at Wesleyan have research access to the permanent art collection of the College, and may intern with the Curator of Collections. The Macon area offers many Art History related internships at regional art museums and historical sites.

Art Studio Minor: Study a selection of courses in graphic design, video, photography, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, painting, and drawing/illustration. Personal, artistic, and intellectual growth are fostered in our art programs, as students hone their skills as confident and creative innovators for professional careers in an increasingly visual and global world.

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asian studies minor

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. Academic Catalogue

 

educational studies minor 

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. Academic Catalogue

 

english minors

English with a literature emphasis minor: This minor offers courses in literary criticism and American, British, and world literature. Academic Catalogue

English with a writing emphasis: 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. Academic Catalogue

 

environmental science minor 

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. Academic Catalogue

 

equine-assisted therapy minor 

Wesleyan is fortunate to have excellent equestrian facilities, recently renovated and expanded, and this minor provides our students with a timely opportunity to connect this valuable resource to the academic program.

While therapeutic riding is most effective for clients with physical therapy needs, equine assisted therapy has been effective in family therapy, for clients who have experienced domestic violence or need some type of rehabilitation, and for clients with behavioral issues, eating disorders, and addiction. It is also an effective technique for team building activities for groups such as businesses, management teams, youth groups, etc.

Equine-Assisted Therapy is a growing field which allows mental health professionals to utilize horses in a therapy setting. Equine-assisted therapies differ from therapeutic riding in that the therapy setting is conducted on the ground rather than in the saddle, and the horse is part of a three-pronged therapy team (mental health specialist, equine specialist, and the horse). Horses are often seen as large, intimidating animals; this contributes to their effectiveness as an avenue to overcome fears and anxieties. Horses are also herd animals that fall into one of two classifications: leader or follower. This allows the client to explore herself as a leader or follower and become a confident leader and/or a listening follower. Horses are, by nature, very social animals; this fosters immediate interactions and feedback in a session. Academic Catalogue

 

finance minor

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. Academic Catalogue

 

forensic science minor 

The Forensic Science minor at Wesleyan brings together courses across a variety of scientific fields, including biology, chemistry, and psychology. Forensic issues are increasingly informed by those who are trained to objectively apply scientific procedures in criminal investigations and prosecutions. This can include the steps necessary for DNA analysis and interpretation, the identification of trace elements from a crime scene, or an understanding of the proper composition required for an unbiased lineup. Although any student could complete the minor, it is expected that students who have a major in biology, chemistry or psychology will be most likely to do so; having this minor could increase marketability for students interested in working in forensic science areas. Academic Catalogue

 

organizational behavior minor 

Combining content from business and psychology, the organizational behavior minor provides students a more focused exploration of the impact of human behavior (both as individuals and in groups) on organizational practices. Students who plan on entering the workplace following graduation will benefit from increased knowledge relating to human resources, conflict management, and employer-employee relations in governmental, for-profit, and non-profit organizations in both public and private sectors. Academic Catalogue

 

philosophy minor

Related Program: Religious Studies
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. Academic Catalogue

 

reading minor

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. Academic Catalogue

 

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