This themed minor invites students to complete a sustained and multidisciplinary exploration of the concepts of power and empathy. The minor is designed to examine the effects power and empathy have on each other and on identity formation, as well as the actions that are, and can be, taken to address power imbalances and abuses. Courses address three interrelated questions: 1) How are communities formed and shaped by power structures? 2) How does a nuanced understanding of power structures help us empathize with the experience of others? 3) What actions can/do individuals perform to affect power structures? This themed minor is relevant to all undergraduates interested in leadership and working with others, and, in particular, to students entering the fields of business, education, and nursing.
Note: At least one course must be at the 300-400 level. One course must be a Writing Intensive seminar. At least two foundations or pathway minor courses must meet the DEI designation, with one of those at the 300-400 level.