The minor in Hispanic Studies focuses on the practice of the Spanish language and the analysis of its cultures. The minor is ideal for students who wish to expand their studies in the Humanities (Area 5 of the General Education Core Curriculum) to a more specific area of research. The minor is the perfect option for any student who desires to acquire a well-rounded higher education beyond the realm of science and technology to the study of a multi-cultural global world in all its historical, linguistic, political and philosophical diversity.
"Any good and well-rounded liberal arts education is a strong foundation for business. Ultimately, you have to be able to write, speak, and think. Still, for me, history is singularily the best discipline for success in business. In history, you learn and become immersed in why people and groups do things over an extended period of time. History validates that people and organizations act in clear, recognizable patterns. You also learn human nature. Behavior becomes very predictable, which is vital to understand in business because you have to be able to anticipate how people will behave; you have to stay ahead of actions."
Brian Hamilton, CEO, Sageworks, Inc
A minor in Literature as part of a B.S. degree program demonstrates a student's ability to walk the shoreline between fact and fiction, to appreciate the complex relationship between fact-finding and fiction-making. As novelist Ken Kesey wrote, sometimes “it’s the truth even if it didn’t happen.”
Philosophy classes help you practice key professional skills: formulating questions, imagining alternatives and their consequences, clear and empathetic reasoning, wise caring, noticing, considering alternative points of view, systematic evaluating, creative decision-making, and communicating your ideas and reasons clearly.
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With its strong scientific and technical emphasis, New Mexico Tech is ideally suited for this program which teaches students to apply principles of communication and problem solving in order to transfer information effectively between scientists, engineers, managers, technicians, and the general public.