As America becomes increasingly diverse, and as more and more people seek global perspectives, knowledge of other languages becomes not only important, but vital. The Spanish minor provides an introduction for students to the Spanish language and culture.
The sociology minor introduces students to the study of social interactions, providing a deeper understanding of the reasons that people and groups behave as they do. It examines social life, social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.
The social work minor emphasizes a commitment to social justice and a life of service. It serves as an introduction to the field of social work and provides supplemental preparation for students enrolled in people-oriented studies such as contemporary ministries, psychology, communication and education.
The psychology minor introduces students to psychology: the psychological perspective on human behavior, cognition and emotions.
The minor provides a succinct overview of the psychology field. Courses focus on basic concepts of psychology, statistics, the psychology of learning, child development, personality and several other topics.
Philosophy explores logical explanations of reality, knowledge and morality. This minor provides students with a basic understanding of the history of Western philosophy, complimenting majors in religion, literature, the arts, history and science.
Conflict within and between people, groups and nations is a consistent—and significant—part of the human experience. Peacemaking explores passive means for managing and resolving such conflict. This minor helps students understand the nature of human conflict and move toward becoming informed and active peacemakers in interpersonal, inter-group and international relationships.
Liberal studies at FPU provide an overview of multiple disciplines, offering students a broad perspective that can serve as a foundation for limitless career interests. The liberal studies minor serves as a valuable partner to many of majors offered here.
This minor provides key courses for the preparation of future elementary teachers, including courses that cover content that is included in the CSET.
The international studies minor serves as an introduction to the global community in which we live-its geography, diverse cultures and varied economic and political systems. It explores these areas in relation to our increasing interdependence.
A minor in international studies offers diverse, interdisciplinary courses focused on political science, history, sociology, geography, religion and international business.
History explores the people, cultures, events and actions of the past, in order to shed light on the present and future. The history minor provides students with an introduction to this exploration and develops the tools needed for continued historical reflection.