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Outside Courses & Minors

Graduate students must take courses outside the department (with or without a minor.) Many of our students attend classes in related departments and programs including:

Completing a minor is optional. You might choose a minor to complement your major, pursue a second area of interest, or gain skills related to your chosen career. Unless otherwise noted, most CLA majors are also offered as minors. CLA also offers a number of freestanding minors (minors that do not have corresponding majors). Declare a minor by meeting with an advisor in the department offering it.

Past minors in our department include:

For a complete list of Graduate Minors offered on the Twin Cities campus, click here.

The department also has strong institutional ties with important research communities across campus such as:

  • The Institute for Advanced Study
  • European Studies Consortium
  • CARLA (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition)
  • The Center for Medieval Studies
  • The Center for Early Modern Studies
  • ICGC (Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change). 
For more information on these interdisciplinary centers, please see the Research & Engagement section of our website.