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This innovative, interdisciplinary minor adds to the breadth of a liberal arts education by combining scriptwriting and production skill sets alongside the sophisticated analysis of filmic texts using film theory and criticism. You will be encouraged to select courses based on your intellectual and professional interests that fall within the Department of Literature, Journalism, Writing, and Languages and the Department of Communication Studies. (17-20 UNITS)
Multiple language fluency will prepare you to participate effectively in a multilingual global society. A minor in French is offered to those who wish to complement study in another discipline. Coursework can only approximate a bilingual setting and does not necessarily guarantee appropriate language proficiency. Therefore, students are encouraged to immerse themselves in the target language and complete more than the minimum number of language classes. (26 UNITS)
Pursuing a minor in literature will allow you to blend your passion for great stories with desire for meaningful work. With interests as varied as the literature of Medieval Europe and contemporary popular culture, PLNU literature professors are active scholars who have published and presented scholarship on topics such as Shakespeare, Milton, Taiwanese cinema, post-colonial theory, Emily Bronte, Mary Wollstonecraft, Bram Stoker, the intersection between feminist thought and Christian theology and practice, Flannery O’Connor, and the graphic novels Watchmen and Marvel’s Civil War. (17 UNITS)
A minor in Multimedia Journalism will provide the opportunity to add marketability to your current studies. Learn how to gather information from reliable sources, organize information in a skillful manner, and communicate that information in a compelling way that uses several media platforms. Whether you're studying the sciences, psychology, music, art, literature, theology, etc., this minor will train you to communicate ideas from those fields in a manner that is clear and concise, for a specific kind of audience. (19 UNITS)
Do you love communicating with others, bringing valuable and helpful information about a business or organization to the public? Are you excited by the chance to hone your ability to build relationships with others for the benefit of the world and those in it? The minor in public relations is an interdepartmental minor, shared by the Fermanian School of Business, the Department of Literature, Journalism, Writing, and Languages, and the Department of Communication Studies. You can look forward to classes aimed at refining your communication and writing skills, including courses in marketing, persuasion, and journalism. (18 UNITS)
If you desire to speak, read, write, and comprehend Spanish, this minor might just be for you. A minor in Spanish is offered to those who wish to complement study in another discipline. Coursework can only approximate a bilingual setting and does not necessarily guarantee appropriate language proficiency. Therefore, students are encouraged to immerse themselves in the target language and complete more than the minimum number of language classes. (26 UNITS)
The women’s studies minor embodies a commitment to gender equality by addressing gender issues in curriculum and on campus. It aims to combine theory and praxis regarding gender, while encouraging multicultural, cooperative, inclusive, and relational ways of learning. Join students from a wide range of majors in examining important gender issues across a wide variety of academic fields. Classes in the women's studies minor examine the politics of race, class, and gender and the development of feminist theory. You'll be able to choose elective credits from a wide variety of classes that focus on gender and women's issues in literature, history, economics, politics, health, theology, and more. (17 UNITS)
A minor in writing will allow you to pursue your passion for written communication and prepare for a lifetime of meaningful work. You will gain creative and advanced writing and editorial skills for the full gamut of careers that need great writers. Additionally, you'll read literature from classical to post-modern times, and approach literary works from a variety of theoretical perspectives to develop critical writing skills. (16-17 UNITS)
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