From Class to Minor to Major, How Majors Come to Be

During an 8:00 a.m. class, students usually wonder why they decided to sign up for it. But how did that class come to be in the first place? The process of turning an idea into a class is one that is almost entirely controlled by the faculty. “Students often don’t know how curricular change happens, and I think it’s important to know,” chair of the English department … Continue reading From Class to Minor to Major, How Majors Come to Be

Minors Only (Part 2 of 2)

This week The Quadrangle is featuring programs at Manhattan College that are offered exclusively as minors. Read part 1 here.  Music By: Claire Leaden, Managing Editor/Features Editor The music minor at Manhattan College started in 2004, within a joint-program with Mount St. Vincent College that offered the first “fine arts” minors at MC: music and art history. The colleges severed their partnership in 2006, but today … Continue reading Minors Only (Part 2 of 2)

Minors Only (Part 1 of 2)

This week The Quadrangle is featuring programs that are offered exclusively as minors at Manhattan College. Women and Gender Studies By: Kieran Rock, Asst. Features Editor Manhattan College was once a school only for men. In 1973, MC accepted its first female undergrads and women now comprise almost half of the full-time student body, according to the college’s website. Our campus has felt the change since 1973, … Continue reading Minors Only (Part 1 of 2)