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Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

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Humanities and Social Sciences minor programs require a plan of study and a minor's portfolio.

Disciplinary minors (five courses in one of the liberal arts disciplines, planned with advisor)

  • Sociology
  • Literature
  • History
  • Political Science

Thematic Minors (planned with an advisor)

  • American Studies
  • International and Cross Cultural Perspectives
  • Literature and the Arts
  • Science, Technology, and Society
Clarkson Professor of History Sheila Weiss is embarking on a biography of Dr. Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, perhaps Germany's most controversial human geneticist of the 20th century who worked under the Third Reich.

Read more about her research here.