The minor in Conflict Analysis and Resolution program equips the students with tools to understand and peacefully transform conflicts at various levels. The program introduces the students to different levels of conflict and the ways to address them, providing theoretical knowledge and practical skills about conflicts that will prepare interested students for specializing in the study of conflicts in different social science disciplines.
The minor in Decision and Behavior aims to provide students with analytical and normative tools to understand and evaluate individual and collective behaviors as well as decisions. The highly interdisciplinary program covers several fields of study including social sciences, humanities, engineering, and management. Also, the courses offered in this minor program include training and discussions on the applications of theories to real-world problems.
Gender continues to be a key category of analysis in the social sciences and humanities, and a central concept in national and international public debates. This program aims to introduce the students to the major issues and approaches in gender and women’s studies, and to equip them with critical skills to analyze the gendered aspects of everyday life, science, politics, economy, culture, and society by combining the analytical tools of disciplines such as anthropology, cultural studies, history, literary studies, media studies, political science, philosophy, sociology, and visual studies.
This program is designed for students who want to acquire a strong background in philosophy and develop their critical thinking skills. The program introduces students to the history of philosophy and contemporary philosophical debates, and equips them with the skills of interpretation and critical reasoning necessary for taking part in these debates. The program offers a sound formation that will prepare interested students for graduate study in philosophy and in humanities and social sciences.
The minor in psychology program equips the students with a strong base in psychology and develops a scientific understanding in a wide range of its subfields. The program introduces the students to the contemporary issues and research questions that can have implications for a variety of disciplines, providing a sound formation that will prepare interested students for graduate study in psychology and cognitive science. It is also designed to meet the needs of students who recognize that an understanding and analysis of individual psychological processes is an important component of their education and overall career goals.
The minor program in Art Theory and Criticism merges diverse aspects of visual studies into a unique curriculum, providing the students with an understanding of the major intellectual trends and debates in the visual arts, including art history, theory, criticism, and museum studies