Requirements and Topics

Students may choose a Thematic Minor during their sophomore year. Students fulfill the requirements of this minor by taking the gateway course for the topic, plus three more courses that span at least two disciplines or programs, including at least one course at the 300-level. Students choose from a list of courses provided for each minor. Other courses at Mount Holyoke College or the Five Colleges may be included with permission of the student’s advisor.

Faculty Committees

Each thematic minor is administered by a faculty committee. The committees for the thematic minors offered this year are:

  • Interdisciplinary Minor: Conceptual Foundations of Science
    Professors Lass (anthropology), Peterson (physics and mathematics), Rachootin (biological sciences, chair); Associate Professors Cotter (chemistry, cochair), Farnham (environmental studies), Mitchell (philosophy); Assistant Professor Singer (English, cochair)