Minor in Commerce and Society
Jamie Bufalino, Program Director
275 McKenzie Hall
Minor in Commerce and Society
The buying and selling of goods and services shapes our lives every single day and connects us with people around the globe. The Commerce and Society minor allows students to analyze how these daily transactions work and how they impact people, governments, and the environment. Coursework for the minor encourages the examination of the relationship between commerce and issues such as climate change, social inequality, and globalization from a variety of social scientific perspectives.
The minor is a great option for:
Entrepreneurial and socially-conscious students interested in learning sustainable, equitable business practices.
Intellectually curious students who want to take courses from multiple different departments on campus like political science, global studies, business, and economics.
Independent students who want to tailor the minor to their schedule and their interests.
|Ethics of Enterprise and Exchange|
|Globalization and the Global Economy (Globalization and the Global Economy (In workflow))|
|Politics of Business|
|Specialization Courses 1||24|
|Anthropology of Pirates and Piracy|
|Anthropology of Chocolate|
|Immigration and Farmworkers Political Culture|
|Introduction to Business|
|Global Perspectives in Business|
|Contemporary Economic Issues|
|Geography of Globalization|
|Tourism and Development|
|Environment and Development|
Prereq: Junior standing
|International Water Policy|
|Contemporary Food Systems|
|Colonial and Postcolonial Africa|
|American Business History|
|Economic History of Modern Europe: [Topic]|
|American Economic History: [Topic]|
|African American History to 1877: [Topic]|
|Perspectives on International Development|
|Global Food Security|
|Media and Society|
|Gender, Media, and Diversity|
|Introduction to Business Law|
|Internet, Society, and Philosophy|
|Introduction to Formal Logic|
|Shadows of Modernity|
|The Politics of Development|
|International Political Economy|
|International Environmental Politics|
|U.S. Interventions in Developing Nations|
|United States Political Economy|
|Work and Occupations|
|Issues in Urban Sociology: [Topic]|
|Issues in Sociology of Work: [Topic]|
|Issues in Sociology of Organizations: [Topic]|
|Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies|
|Women, Work, and Class|
|Gender, Environment, and Development|
The courses on this list do not have pre-requisites (except where noted). Students are encouraged to request approval of new upper-division courses from any department on related topics and courses that have pre-requisites (in cases where students have completed the required pre-reqs).
Students may take no more than 3 courses from the same subject code (includes both preliminary core and specialization courses). All courses must be taken for a letter grade and be passed with a C- or better. At least 16 credits must be upper-division courses. At least one course must be at the 400 level; it is recommended that students select a 400-level course from a subject code in which they have previously taken a course. Topics courses count toward the minor no matter what the topic.
The Commerce and Society minor is designed for students that are not majoring in GSS-Applied Economic, Business, and Society. A GSS-AEBS major will not be permitted to declare this minor in Commerce and Society.