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TBR signs off on 4 new minors at APSU beginning this fall

After approval by University curriculum committees, four new minors were submitted by Austin Peay State University to the Tennessee Board of Regents. All four will begin with the 2006-07 academic year.

The minor in Asian studies is under the auspices of the School of Agriculture and Geosciences and hosted by the geography program as well as the political science and history and philosophy departments. It is an interdisciplinary program designed to meet the needs of students interested in Asian geography, history and culture.
After approval by University curriculum committees, four new minors were submitted by Austin Peay State University to the Tennessee Board of Regents. All four will begin with the 2006-07 academic year.

The minor in Asian studies is under the auspices of the School of Agriculture and Geosciences and hosted by the geography program as well as the political science and history and philosophy departments. It is an interdisciplinary program designed to meet the needs of students interested in Asian geography, history and culture.

The geographic information systems and spatial analysis minor, also within the School of Agriculture and Geosciences, prepares students for current trends in geospatial technology, computerized mapping, digital image processing and spatial analysis. This minor requires one course in computer science, three courses in GIS, GPS and remote sensing and six hours of upper-division coursework in selected classes in geosciences, computer science or business.

Within the College of Arts and Letters, the new minor in theatre or dance provides an introduction to theatre with the business of theatre along with 15 hours from course offerings.

Under the auspices of the Institute for Global Security Studies and the College of Professional Programs and Social Sciences, the global security minor considers transnational security issues with global implications, such as terrorism, the environment and disease threats. Students prepare for careers in government, business, education or international organizations by complementing a specific major with an understanding of the challenges of a globalizing world.

For more information on the new minors, telephone Dr. Bruce Speck, provost and vice president for academic and student services, at (931) 221-6236. — Dennie B. Burke