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- German Studies
- International Relations
- Pan-African Studies
- Political Science
- Religion, Comparative
- Theatre Arts
- Women’s & Gender Studies
All are available as minors.
- American Studies
- Arts Administration & Museology
- European Studies
- Film, Media & Communication Studies
- Holocaust Studies
- Jewish Studies
- Latin American Studies
- Leadership for Social Action
- Linguistic Studies
- Medieval Studies
- Middle East Studies
- Public Health
- Western Heritage
- World Literature
Must be combined with a major
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As a liberal arts institution, Drew is perfect for people who are up for exploring options before committing to a major. It shows a healthy curiosity about the world and your place in it.
Full-impact learning is designed to help you take an intuition about what you want to do, and test it—up, down and sideways—over four years so that you feel comfortable about your decision.
If it’s not the right fit, we’ll help you explore further. Our class sizes are small, and your professors and adviser will know you, and know you well enough to ask perceptive questions that help pinpoint a plan that works for you.
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No matter your field of study at Drew,
you'll acquire these seven skills for success fundamental sets
of knowledge and skill we believe
every student must build
Critical thinking and problem solving
Says who? Don't take their word for it. Learning to evaluate information—and then integrate it into viable solutions—will make you indispensable.
Creativity, design and innovation
Ditch the same-old. Seeing things a new way—whether it's a sales pitch or a stage set—is the springboard to all progress.
Collaboration and teamwork
Don’t go it alone. Partnering with others—from virtual strangers to close collaborators—creates synergy in today’s team-based workplace.
Written, oral and visual communications
Well said! Target your message and your audience. Making a convincing argument—for an idea, product, worldview or your own self—will really get you places.
Cross-cultural understanding and communication
Jambo! Say hello to the world. Stepping outside your comfort zone—so you can bridge divides and connect lives—is the key to global citizenship.
Research, observation and experimentation
Just ask. Delve into every mystery. Knowing what you don't know—and how to find the answers—leads to greater understanding and even bigger questions.
Follow me! Set a course for self-knowledge. Being a successful leader requires the ability—and the humility—to inspire confidence in others.
Drew takes these seven skills so seriously that we evaluate every course for how well the university delivers on them. Here's how some recent courses stack up, according to our toughest critics—Drew students.
|1. Critical thinking||2. Creativity||3. Teamwork||4. Written/Oral||5. Cross-cultural||6. Research||7. Leadership|
|Regional Ethnography: Borders and Borderlands||X||X||X||X||O||O|
|Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II||X||X||X||X||O||O|
|Greek and Roman Art||X||X||X||O||O|
|Physical Chemistry I Laboratory||X||X||X||X||O||O|
|Modern Chinese Society||X||X||X||X||X||O||O|
|Topics in Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence||X||X||X||O||O|
|The Economics of Health and Health Care||X||X||X||X||O||O|
|Geographic Information Systems||X||X||X||O||O|
|Approaches to Literature: Medieval Monsters||X||X||X||X||O||O|
|French Conversation and Composition: Current Events||X||X||X||X||X||O||O|
|Struggle for Equality: African-American History 1860 to Present||X||X||X||O||O|
|Electronic Music Composition||X||X||X||O||O|
|Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology||X||X||X||X||O||O|
|Introduction to Philosophy||X||X||X||X||O||O|
|Constitutional Law and Civil Rights||X||X||X||X||O||O|
|Introduction to Sociology||X||X||X||X||O||O|
|Fundamentals of Oral and Written Spanish II||X||X||X||X||X||O||O|
|Acting and Directing||X||X||X||X||X||O||O|
X Skill attainment rated highly by students on 2011-12 course evaluations.
O These skills accumulate in all classes across the curriculum and are not measured at the course level.