Florida Southern College

Interdisciplinary Minors

These programs complement most academic majors and provide the opportunity to expand and enhance career opportunities.

These interdisciplinary programs draw on faculty across academic disciplines, integrating diverse perspectives to broaden the scope for studying critical issues in a rapidly changing world. The interdisciplinary approach emphasizes independent and critical thinking, which enriches the liberal arts experience and provide excellent preparation for graduate education in a number of fields.

Advertising Design

The Minor in Advertising Design provides students with design practices and creative strategies needed to excel within the field of advertising design. Hands-on coursework presents students with challenges faced in the industry and the skills and knowledge necessary to face those challenges.

Program Contact

Dr. Alex Ortiz - Chair of Communication - 863.680.3003 - aortiz@flsouthern.edu

Integrated Marketing Communication

The Minor in Integrated Marketing Communication blends coursework in marketing, advertising and public relations to better prepare students for careers in the professional communication industry. Students gain hands-on experience in gathering and applying research to strategically coordinate messages and establish relationships with target audiences.

Program Contact

Dr. Alex Ortiz - Chair of Communication - 863.680.3003 - aortiz@flsouthern.edu

Latin American Studies

The U.S. finds itself increasingly involved in Latin American culture, as a trading partner with nineteen Spanish speaking countries in the world and in recognition that the largest minority population in this nation is Hispanic. The Minor in Latin American Studies offers a student the opportunity to blend language studies with studies in culture, film, and history along with multi-disciplinary courses in Latin American studies.

Program Contact

Dr. José Manuel Garcia - Associate Professor of Spanish - 863.680.4309 - jgarcia@flsouthern.edu

Pre-Law

The pre-law minor covers the basic foundation courses relevant to problem solving and analysis generally associated with the legal profession. Students on a trajectory for graduate study in law, legal issues, public administration and management will find this a useful minor. It is inclusive of courses that prepare the student for LSAT testing (logic; accounting) as well as socialization to the profession itself.

Program Contact

Dr. R. Bruce Anderson - Associate Professor of Political Science And Pre-Law Adviser - 863.680.4311 - randerson2@flsouthern.edu

Women and Gender Studies

The women and gender studies minor provides an interdisciplinary framework for exploring the role of women throughout history and the ways in which gender influences cultural, social, political, and economic relations. Students gain skills in analytical and critical thinking through the study of gender from diverse academic perspectives, such as literature, religion, economics, communication, sociology, psychology, and criminology. Faculty members from a number of academic departments support and teach in the women and gender studies program. The Minor in Women and Gender Studies complements almost any major field of study. Students who complete the minor enhance their problem-solving, leadership, and communication skills.

Program Contact

Dr. Mary Beth Bradford - Assistant Professor of Communication - 863.680.3895 - mbradford@flsouthern.edu

Course Information

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog