Minors

What is a minor?

In keeping with the principles of liberal education, the University of Lethbridge offers minors in a variety of areas. Minors are available across Faculties and Schools and provide students in undergraduate programs the opportunity to pursue their interests in an area or areas distinct from their chosen major and degree program.

A minor is a defined set of six courses, designed to provide depth in a particular discipline, study in an interdisciplinary area, or focus on a theme-related topic.

Students may wish to consider declaring a minor for a variety of reasons: to enhance depth of knowledge in a diverse area, to gain exposure to a range of perspectives, to build a foundation for an intended career, to pursue multiple passions, or to broaden talents.

For available minors, descriptions and detailed requirements, please visit the Registrar's Office Minors page.

Contact an Academic Advisor to help you add a minor to your degree.

Asian Studies (Minor)

Are you intrigued by Asian culture and religions? Are you ready to pack your bags, jump on an airplane and discover a far off land? Would you like to understand what links the civilizations of South, Southeast, and East Asia? Pack your bags — explore Asian Studies.

asian.studies@uleth.ca
403-317-2834

The minor in Asian Studies is available as an adjunct to all majors in the BA, BSc, and BASc. Examination of histories, cultures, and societies of Asia. Diversity across time and space while also emphasizing commonalities in the civilizations of South, Southeast, and East Asia. The thematic organization will make reference to history, geography, literature, religion, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, politics, economics, global health, gender, and social issues to provide a broad introduction to Asia.

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Japanese (Minor)

Are you fascinated by traditional or modern Japanese culture? Martial arts or anime? Business or manga? Do you want to learn how to communicate in Japanese? Read and write kanji, hiragana and katakana? Discover the world around you — study Japanese.

languages@uleth.ca
403-329-2560

The minor in Japanese is available as an adjunct to all majors in the BA, BSc, and BASc except the General Major in the Humanities if Japanese is chosen as one of the disciplinary streams. Students in the 40-course (120.0 credit hours) Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) program may declare a minor in Japanese, to be completed in addition to their major.

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Linguistics (Minor)

Do words just roll off your tongue? Are you focused on the universal aspects of language and speech production? Do you want to explore the evolution of language? Dialect? Realize your passion in Linguistics.

languages@uleth.ca
403-329-2560

The minor in Linguistics is available as an adjunct to all majors in the BA, BSc, and BASc except the General Major in the Humanities if Linguistics is chosen as one of the disciplinary streams.

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Spanish (Minor)

Are you intrigued by Spanish culture? Would you like to learn Spanish to enhance your travel experiences? Are you ready to communicate with over 350 million native Spanish speakers worldwide? Learn a language, study Spanish.

languages@uleth.ca
403-329-2560

The minor in Spanish is available as an adjunct to all majors in the BA, BSc, and BASc except the major in French/Spanish and the General Major in the Humanities if Spanish is chosen as one of the disciplinary streams. Courses taken through the Spanish Visiting Student program may be counted towards the minor.

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