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Faculty of Management
Want to strengthen your potential for career success? You can add a Minor in Business to your academic portfolio, building a solid understanding of business practices and the corporate world while pursuing a major in another subject.
For more information contact the Faculty of Management or visit the Business (Minor) listing in the Academic Calendar.
Faculty of Architecture and Planning
Community design pays attention to the shape, patterns, processes, and issues in human and natural communities. Our program explores the world as a system of interconnected and mutually embedded communities linked by cultural and natural processes. It examines interventions by which people can help to ensure healthy and sustainable communities. It offers practical skills and community-based experiential learning projects, and is an exciting and perfect complement to many other areas of study at Dalhousie.
For more information visit the Community Design Minor page
College of Sustainability - Environment, Sustainability & Society
This minor is available to students registered in a 120 credit hour Bachelor of Applied Computer Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Community Design, Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Informatics, Bachelor of Management, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Medical Sciences) program.
For additional information you can contact the College of Sustainability or visit the Minor in Environmental Studies listing in the Academic Calendar
Film Studies (minor)
Film—it reflects and influences who we are, it predicts what we might become. Whether created to entertain, to educate, or as art or experimental, film alters and expands our perception of reality.
You’ll examine film as the primary storytelling medium of our age. You’ll learn to think critically about cinema in its historical, theoretical, and cultural contexts, and to appreciate and watch this exciting visual medium with eyes wide open.
At Dalhousie, Film Studies is interdisciplinary, with courses offered across departments at Dal and the University of King's College. It's also inter-university, allowing you to take classes at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University, Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU), and Saint Mary’s University (SMU).
For more information visit the Film Studies minor in the Academic Calendar.
Minor in Health Studies
For more information visit the Academic Calendar listing or contact Dr. Katherine Fierlbeck, Minor Coordinator
Journalism Studies (Minor)
If you enjoy asking questions, gathering information and telling stories, you may choose the option of a minor in journalism studies as a complement to another field of study. In conjunction with the University of King's College School of Journalism, the minor in journalism studies provides an introduction to journalism and the basic methods and techniques of reporting. You'll explore important issues relating to the profession - for example, the relationship between the news media and the courts in Canada, and the ethical issues surrounding credible reporting.
For more information contact the Journalism Studies Program at King's or visit the Journalism Studies (Minor) listing in the Academic Calendar.
Law and Society Minor
Law and Society (Minor)
If you're curious about the law, or thinking about pursuing legal studies after completing your bachelor's degree, Dal's minor in Law and Society will help you set your course. The program provides an introduction to the study of law, an overview of the Canadian legal system, knowledge of the role of law in society—and an opportunity to investigate law as a potential career.
Because the Law and Society minor is interdisciplinary, you’ll be able to choose from a broad set of courses in different disciplines that touch on legal studies and address historical, philosophical, and political applications of law and legal inquiry. You'll gain varied perspectives on the role of the law in our day to day lives, both past and present.
For more information visti the Law and Society (Minor) site, the Academic Calendar listing, or Dr. Margaret Denike, Coordinator.
Minor in Management
There's no other program like it in Canada. Our Bachelor of Management provides an innovative and interdisciplinary program that combines information management, environmental resource management, public administration and business.
This flexible degree allows you to fuse individual interests with management skills in a creative, practical and professional capacity. You'll have the option of graduating with a general management degree or declaring a major in one of seven major options.
Whether you have a specific career goal in mind or you plan to explore the endless opportunities in the field of management, this program helps you develop an invaluable skill set that incorporates managerial concepts usually reserved for the graduate level. You will be equipped with the sophisticated decision-making skills necessary for leadership and management positions.
For more information visit the Minor in Management site or the Academic Calendar listing.
For more information visit the Academic Calendar listing or contact the Department of Political Science.
Security Studies Minor
The new minor in Security Studies encompasses many of the most important and contentious challenges facing the international community today, including: global and regional conflict, crises and war; competing approaches to promoting global peace and security; ongoing impediments to international development; nuclear proliferation; international crime, drug trafficking and globalized terrorism; pressures connected to immigration and refugees; environmental crises and climate change; food security; etc.
For additional information, please visit the Security Studies page, the Academic Calendar listing, or you may also contact Dr. Ruben Zaiotti, Coordinator.