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New CoAS Minors, Concentrations and Certificates



August 12, 2020

Cultivate your intellectual passions and diversify your skills with one of these new or revised CoAS programs!

Justice Studies

New Minor
New Concentration in the Criminology and Justice Studies Major

The new Justice Studies minor in the College of Arts and Sciences, which is also a new concentration in the Criminology and Justice Studies major, is designed for students who wish to connect their major fields of study with a justice-focused curriculum. Both the minor and concentration explore mostly place-based social, economic, health and environmental risk factors in ways that extend beyond the traditional criminal justice system. With emphases on engaged learning, co-curricular opportunities and data-driven problem-solving, the Justice Studies programs give students the tools needed to practice “justice” across a wide spectrum of fields.

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Spanish for Health Professionals

New Certificate

The Spanish for Health Professionals certificate prepares students to engage Spanish-speaking populations in the field of healthcare. In addition to Spanish language coursework, the certificate includes Latin American/Latinx Health coursework, including courses from various Drexel Colleges such as Multicultural Counseling and Leadership in Action and Community Health. Students are encouraged to complete their coursework through community-based and study abroad programs. The completed certificate will highlight students’ abilities to use Spanish in the workplace and to engage with patients in culturally sensitive ways.

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Secondary Education

New Concentration in the English Major

In addition to concentrations in Literary Studies and Writing, English majors now have the opportunity to concentrate in Secondary Education. In addition to a strong grounding in English core sources, students in this concentration will take advantage of coursework and student teaching through the School of Education. This concentration will prepare students to meet the certification requirements for a career as a high school English teacher.

Students outside of the English major may also be interested in the DragonsTeach program, which offers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics students the opportunity to receive secondary teaching certification on top of their degree and co-op experiences.

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Health and Medical Humanities

Redesigned Certificate

The certificate program in Health and Medical Humanities is designed to promote dialogue and mutual appreciation for various approaches to health-related issues. Students explore illness, disability, dying and healing as human experiences and evaluate limitations of an exclusively scientific perspective on medical practice and research. The wide range of courses foster an interdisciplinary context for investigating the many challenges within medicine and caregiving.

Students will receive guidance from the program director to choose courses best suited for their personal and professional goals. Completion of the certificate will highlight the students’ proficiency in an interdisciplinary approach to health-related issues not easily attainable through isolated courses.

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Jewish Studies

Redesigned Minor

The Louis Stein Minor in Jewish Studies is designed to give students the opportunity to explore and understand the history, culture, politics and religion of the Jewish people. Through interdisciplinary coursework, students investigate the Jewish experience from both a contemporary and a historical perspective.

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