2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog

Academic Opportunities
Minors and Concentrations

Many departments, but not all, offer a minor. Students should see departmental entries for details. The minor is not required for the A.B. degree. A minor usually consists of six units, with specific requirements to be determined by the department. If a course taken under the Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) or Haverford College’s No Numerical Grade (NNG) option subsequently becomes part of a student’s minor, the grade is not converted to its numerical equivalent. There is no required average for a minor.

The following is a list of subjects in which students may elect to minor. Minors in departments or programs that do not offer majors appear in italics.

Africana Studies
Anthropology
Astronomy (at Haverford)
Biology
Chemistry
Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
Classical Culture and Society
Comparative Literature
Computational Methods
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
East Asian Studies
Economics
Education
English
Film Studies
French and Francophone Studies
Gender and Sexuality
Geology
German and German Studies
Greek
Growth and Structure of Cities
History
History of Art
International Studies
Italian
Latin
Linguistics (at Haverford)
Mathematics
Middle Eastern Studies
Music (at Haverford)
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Russian
Sociology
Spanish
Theater Studies

The concentration, which is not required for the degree, is a cluster of classes that overlap the major and focus a student’s work on a specific area of interest:

  • Environmental Studies
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Geoarchaeology (with a major in Anthropology, Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, or Geology)
  • Hispanic and Hispanic-American Studies
  • Neural and Behavioral Sciences (with a major in Biology or Psychology)
  • Peace and Conflict Studies