Interdisciplinary Minors

These interdisciplinary programs of study draw on faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration, and School of Music and offer perspectives of value to students in all of the University’s majors.

AFST 100S. Introduction to Africana Studies. 1 Unit.

This course introduces the Afrocentric perspective as it has developed in anthropology, history, political science, geography, sociology, religious studies, mass communications, theater, art, etc. It covers theories, research, methodologies, and practice of Africana studies. Students develop historical and contemporary understanding of the African diaspora. Writing enhanced course.

AFST 101H. Black Experience I: Ancient Africa to U.S. Antebellum. 1 Unit.

This course is a study and analysis of a significant period of the Africana experience prior to, and following, the arrival of Africans in the New World.

AFST 102H. Black Experience II: U.S. Reconstruction to Present. 1 Unit.

This is an introductory course which investigates the history and invention of skin color based discrimination and racism during the ages of colonization and enlightenment in North America, as well as analyzing contemporary Euro-American racism against African Americans and exploring their struggles against this expression. Particular attention will be given to media, genetic hypotheses, visual images, black identity, and black nationalism. Writing enhanced course.

AFST 235A. Introduction to African American Film. 1 Unit.

This course will focus on approaches to the study of African Americans in film. Particular attention will be given to African Americans reclamation of their own cinematic image as the course traces the relationship between African Americans and films from the inception of film history to the present. Major directional figures, genres, and historical movements will be considered. Students will also learn how to view and listen to films, comprehend film as a language, and will be introduced to cinematic vocabulary. Writing enhanced course.

AFST 240A. Introduction to Africana Literature. 1 Unit.

This course focuses on the history, issues, and aesthetics of literature of one or more peoples of the African diaspora. Examples might include literature of Africans, African Americans, Afro-Hispanics or Afro-Asians as indicated by the subtitle.

AFST 285. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

AFST 290. Special Topics in Africana Studies. 1 Unit.

AFST 335. Advanced Studies in African American Film. 1 Unit.

This course focuses on a select topic or topics in the study of African American film with a major emphasis on films directed, produced, and /or disseminated by African Americans. Topics include, but are not limited to, directors; genres; historical cinematic movements; ethnicity, social, political, and class issues; and theoretical approaches as indicated by the subtitle.

AFST 343V. Soul Food African Diaspora. 1 Unit.

This seminar examines the foodways of various cultures of the African diaspora. Through novels, short stories, films, poetry, scholarly articles, and experiences, students will consider how food has expressed and continues to express ethnic, economic, religious, and political positions among groups with African ancestry throughout the world. Junior Seminar.

AFST 350A. Advanced Studies in Africana Literature. 1 Unit.

This course offers advanced study of the literature of one or more peoples of the African diaspora. Examples might include literature of Africans, African Americans, Afro-Hispanics or Afro-Asians. Writing enhanced course.

AFST 385. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

AFST 390. Special Topics in Africana Studies. 1 Unit.

AFST 395. Teaching Apprenticeship. 0.5 Units.

Pass/Fail only. Africana Studies minors or other qualified students who are invited to teach an Africana Studies course will acquire hands-on experience planning syllabi, presenting course material, and responding to oral and written work. May be repeated once.

AFST 397. Internship in Africana Studies. 0.5 or 1 Units.

An internship in a professional field related to Africana Studies, including publishing, media, health & welfare, technology, science, history, music, theater, museums, politics, and urban planning. Basic expectations include a journal, research paper (or appropriate work product), and a letter of evaluation from the site supervisor. Pre-requisites: permission of department head, a minor in Africana Studies, and sophomore status or higher. May be repeated for credit, but a maximum of one unit may be applied to the minor.Enrollment in an internship course requires students to attend an orientation prior to beginning work at their internship site. For more information regarding internship orientations, please contact Career & Professional Development at career@stetson.edu or 386-822-7315.

AFST 485. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

AFST 490. Special Topics in Africana Studies. 1 Unit.

ASIA 200S. Introduction to East Asian Studies. 1 Unit.

This course is an introduction to East Asian societies from pre-modern times to the present day. Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary approaches towards studying China, Japan, and Korea. Coverage includes major events and personalities, political systems and diplomatic relations,beliefs and religions, ideologies and philosophies, cross-cultural contact within East Asia and with non-East Asian societies, and contemporary popular culture.

GEND 100V. Studies in Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality. 1 Unit.

An interdisciplinary introduction to major categories that structure consciousness as well as social, intellectual, and personal experience. Emphasizes the extent to which analyses of gender must be simultaneous with those of race, class, and sexuality; demonstrates how intersecting categories of identity work historically and systematically to produce different experiences for members of various social groups. Focuses on structures of inequality and on the effects of power, privilege, and oppression on individuals and society.

GEND 190. Special Topics in Gender Studies. 1 Unit.

GEND 200V. Global Perspectives on Women and Gender. 1 Unit.

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction which takes a global perspective on women's issues, gender equality and feminism around the world. Topics may include: citizenship, national feminist movements, sustainability, work, women's rights as human rights, health and reproductive rights, sexuality and sexual rights, and women in politics, religion, and globalization.

GEND 285. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

GEND 290. Special Topics in Gender Studies. 1 Unit.

GEND 300. Gender and Film. 0.5 Units.

Examines relationships between gender and genre in film and visual representation. Topics change annually and might focus on women’s film making and the way the camera represents gender and sexuality, on questions of gender construction in domestic and international films, or on intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality in specific film genres (Classical, Hollywood, avant-garde, documentary). May be repeated for credit with a different instructor or topic and applied to the GS minor. GEND 300 may not constitute more than one unit toward the minor.

GEND 350. Social Issues. 0.5 Units.

Examines a range of contemporary gender issues. Topics change each year and may include gay or lesbian history; women’s health; the gender construction of children; the glass ceiling; gender roles in music; gender, race, and sports; or gender, race, and religion. May be repeated for credit with a different instructor or topic and applied to the GS minor. GEND 350 may not constitute more than one unit toward the minor.

GEND 385. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

GEND 390. Special Topics in Gender Studies. 1 Unit.

GEND 395. Teaching Apprenticeship. 0.5 Units.

Pass/Fail only. Gender Studies minors or other qualified students may be invited to co-teach GEND 100. Apprentices will work closely with faculty and assist in duties that may include course planning, course presentations, and mentoring students through feedback on oral and written work. Teaching apprenticeships may not constitute more than one unit toward the minor. By permission of the instructor. May be repeated once.

GEND 397. Internship in Gender Studies. 0.5 or 1 Units.

An opportunity to explore a gender issue in an applied setting. Setting, structure, requirements, and outcomes are negotiated with the instructor, but generally include relevant readings, 60 (0.5 unit) or 120 (1 unit) hours of work in an approved community setting, and creative or critical analyses (e.g., journals, a portfolio, and/or research paper) that apply and integrate theoretical and experiential insights in ways that are consistent with Gender Studies Program criteria, goals, and coursework. May be repeated for credit with a different instructor or topic and applied to the Gender Studies minor. Internships may not constitute more than one unit toward the minor.Enrollment in an internship course requires students to attend an orientation prior to beginning work at their internship site. For more information regarding internship orientations, please contact Career & Professional Development at career@stetson.edu or 386-822-7315.

GEND 400. Research Seminar. 1 Unit.

An intensive reading, writing, and discussion-focused interdisciplinary course that explores in depth central concepts and theories in gender studies. The focus for the seminar changes depending on the instructor, but the course always requires students to synthesize and apply their knowledge from the Gender Studies minor, pursue an independent research project related to course themes that demonstrates students’ facility with Gender Studies approaches, and carry out interdisciplinary scholarship. Prerequisites: GEND 100V and junior standing, or permission of instructor. Offered every third semester. Next offering spring 2018.

GEND 485. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

GEND 490. Special Topics in Gender Studies. 1 Unit.

JOUR 100. Fundamentals and Craft of Journalism. 1 Unit.

An introduction to journalism and media, from its foundations to its current practices. Writing-intensive course.

JOUR 190. Special Topics in Journalism. 1 Unit.

JOUR 230. Journalism Methods. 1 Unit.

Intensive explorations of specific aspects of writing, reporting, and producing journalism. Topics may include Broadcasting, Photojournalism, Editing and Publishing, Public Relations, and other courses. May be repeated for credit with different content.

JOUR 240. Journalism Trends. 1 Unit.

An exploration of what’s happening now in journalism and media. May be repeated for credit with different content.

JOUR 250. Journalism and Society. 1 Unit.

Examines how the media and journalists fit into society and our culture. May be repeated for credit with different content.

JOUR 270. Student Media Lab. 0.5 Units.

Intensive, critial examinations and workshops of Stetson student media by its student staff and faculty advisor. Permission of instructor required.

JOUR 285. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

JOUR 290. Special Topics in Journalism. 1 Unit.

Intensive study of selected topics related to the journalism field.

JOUR 330. Journalism Methods. 1 Unit.

Intensive explorations of specific aspects of writing, reporting, and producing journalism. Topics may include Broadcasting, Photojournalism, Editing and Publishing, Public Relations, and other courses. May be repeated for credit with different content.

JOUR 340. Journalism Trends. 1 Unit.

An exploration of what’s happening now in journalism and media. May be repeated for credit with different content.

JOUR 350. Journalism and Society. 1 Unit.

Examines how the media and journalists fit into society and our culture. May be repeated for credit with different content.

JOUR 385. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

JOUR 390. Special Topics in Journalism. 1 Unit.

Intensive study of selected topics related to the journalism field.

JOUR 397. Internship in Journalism. 0.5 or 1 Units.

Through placement in an approved setting where journalism is practiced, students will have an opportunity to enrich their classroom knowledge with field experience. Typically, full unit internships require approximately 10 hours per week during the semester. Specific requirements will be presented by way of a contract signed by the student. Basic expectations include a journal, a portfolio of work (if applicable), and a letter of evaluation from the site supervisor. Pre-requisites: permission of program director, junior standing, and completion of both JOUR 100 and one Ideas course. May be repeated for credit up to 2 units, but a maximum of one unit may be applied to the minor.Enrollment in an internship course requires students to attend an orientation prior to beginning work at their internship site. For more information regarding internship orientations, please contact Career & Professional Development at career@stetson.edu or 386-822-7315.

JOUR 400. Journalism Studio. 1 Unit.

The capstone course of the minor is the creation of a work of journalism developed by the entire class, mentored by a working journalist. Prerequisite: Completion of minor requirements or permission of instructor.

JOUR 485. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

JOUR 490. Special Topics in Journalism. 1 Unit.

LAMS 103. Mentored Field Experience: Preparation. 0.5 Units.

A two-semester course associated with faculty-guided research trips to Latin America sponsored by the Hollis International Scholars Program. Each portion of the course is worth 0.5 of a course unit. Prerequisite: competitive selection process in semester prior to course offering.

LAMS 104. Mentored Field Experience: Evaluation. 0.5 Units.

A two-semester course associated with faculty-guided research trips to Latin America sponsored by the Hollis International Scholars Program. Each portion of the course is worth 0.5 of a course unit. Prerequisite: competitive selection process in semester prior to course offering.

LAMS 190. Special Topics in Latin American Studies. 1 Unit.

LAMS 200B. The Latino Spirit: Cultural Expressions of a Diverse World. 1 to 1.5 Unit.

An introduction to the varied art, music, dance, theatre, and written literature of Latin American including both popular and “high” culture.

LAMS 201S. Latin American Revolutions and Resurrections. 1 Unit.

An examination of topics such as social change, economic development, conservation problems and political systems.

LAMS 285. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

LAMS 290. Special Topics in Latin American Studies. 1 Unit.

LAMS 301B. Mayan Culture. 1 Unit.

A multidisciplinary course that explores the world of the Maya, from its prehistoric origins through its fluorescence during the Classic period to the contemporary cultural revival known as the Mayan Movement. Topics include regional history, hieroglyphic writing, calendar systems, mythology, the Popol Vuh, social conflict and contemporary lifestyles.

LAMS 385. Independent Sutdy. 0.5 or 1 Units.

LAMS 390. Special Topics in Latin American Studies. 1 Unit.

LAMS 397. Internship in Latin American Studies. 0.5 or 1 Units.

Students will be accepted into the course by permission only and must have at least second year standing, at least two course units studying Latin American topics, and an overall 2.5 GPA. In addition to completing the required hours in the internship, students will be required to present a journal describing some aspects of that experience and a 10-12-page paper on a topic related to the internship. The field supervisor will also be asked for a letter of evaluation.Enrollment in an internship course requires students to attend an orientation prior to beginning work at their internship site. For more information regarding internship orientations, please contact Career & Professional Development at career@stetson.edu or 386-822-7315.

LAMS 485. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

LAMS 490. Special Topics in Latin American Studies. 1 Unit.

PUBH 140V. Introduction to Public Health. 1 Unit.

This course discusses an interdisciplinary perspective of the health of individuals and populations locally, nationally, and globally. The roles of natural, social, and behavioral sciences, including communities, the environment, policies, and business, are discussed in relation to diverse individual and population health, including health care systems, interventions, services and delivery. Public health careers are presented, and a survey of responsibilities of global, national, state, and local organizations are also described.

PUBH 290. Special Topics. 1 Unit.

PUBH 300. Foundations of Health Policy. 1 Unit.

This course covers U.S. healthcare system organizational structures, including the Affordable Care Act. Healthcare delivery, management, and financing are introduced, comparing health systems globally, assessing their differences and the impact on social justice. Legal, ethical, and economic issues are addressed among historical and current policies and practices. Students discuss case studies and health policy current events locally, nationally, and globally. Offered once per year.

PUBH 301. Foundations of Environmental Health Science. 1 Unit.

Students assess fundamental concepts of environmental factors impacting human health, including sources, exposure pathways, and methods of prevention, intervention, and control. Water, air, and soil pollution are examined, and introductory toxicology and adverse health effects to which a diversity of populations is exposed. Students discuss case studies, current environmental health issues, and related scholarly publications, including environmental justice and policy. Offered once per year.

PUBH 303. Global Health. 1 Unit.

The course introduces students to the values, concepts, and functions of public health applied to solving global health problems. Students will learn how social, economic, political, environmental and cultural factors influence and interact with global health challenges. This course will take an interdisciplinary approach towards various health issues and disparities the global community encounters with a focus on developing countries.

PUBH 308Q. Health and Medical Statistics. 1 Unit.

Quantitative and analytical skills will be developed to analyze and interpret health and medical data collected from observational and experimental studies. Emphasis will be placed on interpretation of methods throughout published literature in public health, medicine, and the broader health sciences.

PUBH 325. Epidemiology. 1 Unit.

Epidemiology is the study of the causes and spread of diseases in populations. The methodologies utilized by epidemiologists gather evidence to determine not only the treatment and management of diseases, but also public health policy and funding for research. The principles and techniques of epidemiology incorporate statistical and mathematical constructs to determine the probability and outcomes of disease by answering the who, why, how, when, and where questions associated with a specific disease state or event. Prerequisite: IHSC 308Q, MATH 125Q, BIOL 243Q, PSYC 321Q, HLSC 308Q or other approved statistics course.

PUBH 375. Community Healthcare Seminar. 0.5 Units.

Offered in collaboration with practitioners from Florida Hospital, this course provides an academic foundation for expected subsequent one-year Health Coach Practicum I and II experiences with Florida Hospital. Topics include: challenges of delivering adequate healthcare in communities; population health; specific problems posed by diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease; ethical dimensions of “underinsurance;” community medicine and the law; and methods of improving compliance and measuring outcomes. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

PUBH 376. Health Coach Practicum I. 0.5 Units.

This practicum is expected of students with successful completion of HLSC 375. Students are expected to complete at least two semesters of the practicum, though there may be exceptions for seniors and other circumstances. Students will implement concepts learned in HLSC 375 through the role of a Health Coach and will accompany Florida Hospital Community Care Team (FHCC) health professionals on patient home visits to more fully understand how an interdisciplinary care coordination team functions in the homes. Prerequisites: PUBH 375 and permission of nstructor.

PUBH 377. Health Coach Practicum II. 0.5 Units.

Offered in collaboration with Florida Hospital, this second practicum follows successful completion of IHSC 376 Health Coach Practicum I. Students are expected to complete at least two semesters of the practicum, though there may be exceptions for seniors and other circumstances. Prerequisite: HLSC 376 .

PUBH 378. Health Coach Practicum III. 0.5 Units.

Public Health and healthcare is largely dependent on practice, and this advanced practicum is focused on enhancing the knowledge and experience gained in PUBH 375, PUBH 376, and PUBH 377. Students will be assigned a minimum of 2-3 patients/'clients,' in collaboration with Florida Hospital, to guide clients in self-managing their chronic diseases and solving complex health problems, including overcoming barriers to healthcare access. Prerequisite: PUBH 377 and Permission of instructor.

PUBH 390. Special Topics in Public Health. 0.5 or 1 Units.

PUBH 395. Teaching Apprenticeship. 0.5 Units.

PUBH 397. Public Health Internship. 1 Unit.

Enrollment in an internship course requires students to attend an orientation prior to beginning work at their internship site. For more information regarding internship orientations, please contact Career & Professional Development at career@stetson.edu or 386-822-7315.

PUBH 490. Special Topics in Public Health. 1 Unit.