Minors

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      Minor in African & African Diaspora Studies

      College of Humanities and Social Sciences

      The African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) minor offers students an interdisciplinary educational experience that fosters an understanding of the global experiences of African and African-descended peoples in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Students gain an appreciation of the diverse character of humanity, explore the complex historical and cultural relations among Africans on the continent and African-descended peoples in the Diaspora, and engage in a comparative study of issues affecting Africans in the continent and the Diasporas.


      Diaspora has come to mean the migration or dispersion of any group of people from their ancestral homelands - in this case, the African Diaspora in Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Americas. The global, interdisciplinary AADS major and minor provides students a valuable Liberal Arts education, professional and critical thinking skills, and tools for navigating our global world society.


      The minor is comprised of 15 credit hours with two required courses: AADS 1101 (Introduction to African Diaspora Studies) and AADS 1102 (Issues in African and African Diaspora Studies). Students will select their remaining courses (9 hours) from a variety of 3000-4000 level AADS courses.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr.Griselda Thomas

      Email:
      gthomas2@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-2419

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      Minor in Apparel Textiles

      College of the Arts

      To be eligible for a minor in Apparel and Textile Technology, the student must complete 15 credit hours from the following courses with at least 9 hours of upper division course work.

      All courses in the Minor in Apparel Textiles are offered in an online synchronous format which allows the distance learner to experience the same learning environment as a campus student. The lectures are pre-recorded, accessible anytime and the live component is delivered once a week through web conferencing software. The weekly campus version of the course is delivered concurrently with the synchronous online session so students, campus and online, have the same instructor, lectures, discussions, assignments and exams.


      For questions regarding this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Mr. Tom Ball, MBA
      Email: tball8@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 678-915-7162

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      Minor in Criminal Justice

      College of Humanities and Social Sciences

      The Minor in Criminal Justice allows students to augment their major degree program with additional courses in criminal justice.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr. Heidi Scherer
      Email: hscherer@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-2894

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      Minor in Criminology

      College of Humanities and Social Sciences

      The Minor in Criminology allows students to augment their major degree program with additional courses in criminology.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr. Heidi Scherer
      Email: hscherer@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-2894

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      Minor in Cybersecurity

      KSU Institute for Cybersecurity Workforce Development

      The Minor in Cybersecurity addresses students with an interest in the application of information security controls on information systems. The Minor emphasizes the skills and knowledge necessary to defend networks and systems, and to detect and react to threats to those systems.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Kelley Price
      Email: emajor@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-3592

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      Minor in Engagement Marketing

      Coles College of Business

      Learn how to take advantage of digital, multi and traditional media to engage with customers by focusing in an Engagement Marketing Minor. Whether you want to work in social media, advertising or a related field, this program will help you understand the key components and dynamic relationship between brands and consumers.

      For questions about this program, please contact the program coordinator:

      Laura Robinson
      Email: lrobin39@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-2649

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      Minor in Gender Women's Studies

      College of Humanities and Social Sciences

      The Gender Women's Studies (GWST) minor is designed to increase students awareness of the impact of changing gender roles. The program encourages students to understand and value diversity by exploring differences among people, promoting dialogue on issues of diversity, and providing service learning experiences in the community.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr. Stacy Keltner
      Email: skeltner@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-6648

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      Minor in Industrial Engineering Technology

      Southen Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

      All major courses in the minor have been developed in an online synchronous format, which allows the distance learner to experience the same learning environment as a campus student. The lectures are pre-recorded, accessible anytime and the live component is delivered once a week through web conferencing software. The weekly campus version of the course is delivered concurrently with the synchronous online session so students, campus and online, have the same instructor, lectures, discussions, assignments and exams.
      To be eligible for a Minor in Industrial Engineering Technology (IET), the student must complete 16-18 credit hours.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Email: iet@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-7243

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      Minor in Information Security Assurance

      Coles College of Business

      This Minor requires eighteen hours.
      IS 2200 Information Systems and Business Communications
      ISA 3100 Introduction to Information Security
      ISA 3200 Network Security
      ISA 3300 Management of Information Security
      ISA 3210 Client Systems Security

      AND select one of the following courses:
      ISA 4200 Perimeter Defense
      ISA 4220 Server Systems Security

      Business majors are not required to earn a Minor. If you choose to do a Minor, be aware that all of the hours necessary to complete the Minor will not fit within your business program, so you will be taking some additional hours beyond the 123 required to get your BBA degree.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Mr. Andy Green
      Email: agreen57@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-4352

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      Minor in Information Technology

      College of Computing and Software Engineering

      The information technology minor provides students with basic IT skills including programming, web page development, and system administration.
      The Minor in Information Technology consists of five courses, each three credit hours, totaling 15 credits, to complete IT Minor.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr. Hossain Shahriar
      Email: hshahria@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-3866

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      Minor in Logistics

      The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering - Southen Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

      To be eligible for a Minor in Industrial Engineering Technology (IET) Logistics, the student must have a Major (not IET) and complete specific courses.
      All courses in the Minor in Logistics have been developed in an online synchronous format which allows the distance learner to experience the same learning environment as a campus student. The lectures are pre-recorded, accessible anytime and the live component is delivered once a week through web conferencing software. The weekly campus version of the course is delivered concurrently with the synchronous online session so students, campus and online, have the same instructor, lectures, discussions, assignments and exams.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Email: iet@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-7243

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      Minor in Management

      Coles College of Business

      Every business has goals. Managers and leaders set the goals and figure out how to meet them through people and processes. With a BBA in management entrepreneurship, you might work in human resources, supply chain management, project management, or even start your own business. Students who complete our BBA in Management are able to gain employment in a range of careers and industries such as healthcare, banking, real estate, hospitality, service related industries, staffing/recruiting, manufacturing, nonprofit, and organizations.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr. Douglas Moodie
      Email: dmoodie@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-3333

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      Minor in Marketing

      Coles College of Business

      A marketing minor expands your options to diverse career possibilities in retailing, advertising, social media and/or marketing management. With choices from consumer to business-to-business, and from corporate to agency marketing, you can find yourself in almost any industry, from financial services to sports marketing. You'll also have travel opportunities to gain international experience through marketing study abroad tours.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Laura Robinson
      Email: lrobin39@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-2649

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      Minor in Operations Purchasing

      Coles College of Business

      Operations is responsible for helping organizations drive customer satisfaction by producing and delivering products and services that meet or ideally exceed customer expectations for cost, quality, service, design, customization, and sustainability. The Operations Purchasing Minor trains students with tangible, marketable skills for their careers, including process improvement, quality management, supply chain, purchasing, logistics, operations management, and service operations.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr. Douglas Moodie
      Email: dmoodie@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-3333

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      Minor in Political Science

      College of Humanities and Social Sciences

      The Minor in Political Science allows students to augment their major degree program with additional courses in political science.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr. Charity Butcher
      Email: cbutche2@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-2929

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      Minor in Psychology

      College of Humanities and Social Sciences

      The Minor in Psychology allows students to augment their major degree program with additional courses in psychology.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr. Corinne McNarmara
      Email: cmcnama4@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-6225

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      Minor in Quality Principles

      The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering - Southen Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

      The objective of the minor is to provide students with the opportunity to add a quality principles/assurance element to their academic skills.

      All courses in the minor have been developed in an online synchronous format, which allows the distance learner to experience the same learning environment as a campus student. The lectures are pre-recorded, accessible anytime and the live component is delivered concurrently with the synchronous online session so students, campus and online, have the same instructor, lectures, discussions, assignments and exams.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Email: iet@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-7243

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      Minor in Sociology

      College of Humanities and Social Sciences

      The Minor in Sociology allows students to augment their major degree program with additional courses in sociology.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr. Ravi Ghadge
      Email: rghadge@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-4258

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      Minor in Sports Marketing

      Coles College of Business

      The business of sports is a multibillion-dollar industry and marketing has been a prominent force behind the growth. As a result, Sports Marketing is one of the fastest growing career fields in America. The term sports marketing includes the administration, coordination, and evaluation of any type of event related to sport. Examples of these activities include local school and community sports, not-for-profit and corporate events, intercollegiate sport programs, amateur or professional sport leagues, licensing, the Super Bowl and global competition such as the Olympic Games.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Laura Robinson
      Email: lrobin39@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-2649

 

 

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