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American Public Policy
The Departments of Political Science (College of Arts and Sciences) and Business and Public Policy (the Wharton School) offer a University minor in American Public Policy. This program enables undergraduates interested in public policy issues to construct an integrated program exposing them to many different perspectives. Graduates with a minor in American Public Policy are employed by government agencies, consulting companies, and government relations departments of private sector firms. The minor requires six courses, three from each department. Additional information about the minor
can be viewed online at
http://bpp.wharton.upenn. edu/programs/minor_in_app.html.
Biological Basis of Behavior &
Health Services Management
The Health Care Systems Department of the Wharton School and the Biological Basis of Behavior program in the College of Arts and Sciences offer a University minor designed to provide students with exposure to neuroscience and behavioral biology, as a leading example of the bioscience enterprise, and health care management, as the environment in which scientific innovation is developed and managed. The minor introduces students interested in biological sciences or medicine to the technical methods used in health care management, so they can manage and measure the application of health innovations, and introduces students interested in the health care system to the process by which such discoveries are made. Additional information about the minor can be viewed online at www.psych.upenn.edu/bbb/BBBHCMG Minor.htm.
Cognitive Science
Penn Engineering and SAS together offer a special minor in Cognitive Science. This minor is aimed at a wide range of students in either SAS or Penn Engineering, and permits a number of options. Students must choose at least six courses from a larger set organized into three levels: Introductory, Foundational, and Advanced. The Introductory course Introduction to Cognitive Science and the Advanced courses are cross-disciplinary. The Foundational courses and the remaining Introductory courses are further organized into five tracks corresponding to the parent disciplines of computer science, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology. Students must take a prescribed number of Introductory and Foundational courses, but they are free to choose one of the five tracks and also to choose their advanced courses.  Additional information is available at www.ircs.upenn.edu/education/minor- cogsci.shtml.
Consumer Psychology
A cooperative program between the Marketing Department in the Wharton
School and the Psychology Department in the College of Arts and Sciences, this minor has the goal of promoting the link between experimental psychology and marketing. Only with knowledge of consumer psychology can you properly connect a corporate strategy with consumers.  The minor involves nine courses in total:  four in Marketing, four in Psychology and one in Statistics.  Additional information about the minor can be viewed online at http://marketing.wharton.upenn.edu/ programs/undergrad_program.cfm# consumerPsychology.
Health Communication
The Health Communication minor, a collaboration between the School of Nursing and the Annenberg School for Communication, is a unique option at Penn. This program expands students' knowledge of the communication process, theory, and behavior. It prepares them for roles as professionals who develop cutting-edge models for health behavior intervention or who implement patient education and health communications programs locally, nationally, and globally.  The minor consists of six courses.  Additional information can be found in the School of Nursing Undergraduate Student Handbook, available online at http://www.nursing.upenn. edu/students/ handbooks/.
Jewish Studies and Education
The aim of the minor in Jewish Studies & Education is to prepare undergraduates to teach Jewish Studies, Jewish history and culture and Hebrew language and literature in Jewish day schools and supplementary (late afternoon and Sunday) schools. The minor is open to all students majoring or minoring in one of the four Jewish Studies tracks offered at Penn. All students in the minor must demonstrate their mastery of the Hebrew language by passing a proficiency exam. The goal of the minor is to introduce students in Jewish Studies to the central issues of contemporary educational philosophy, methods, and practice, and thereby to encourage, train and produce truly qualified Jewish day and supplementary school teachers. The minor responds to the growing demand for teachers in both types of schools nationwide. Additional information about the minor can be viewed online at http: //ccat.sas.upenn.edu/jwst/ugrad.htm #nine.
Landscape Studies
The minor in Landscape Studies focuses on the role of the landscape in the cultural imagination, on its legibility as a representation of political, social, artistic, and environmental values, and on its potential both to reflect and change our ideas about relationships between the natural world and society.  The program is the joint effort of three departments:  the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning in the School of Design and the Departments of History of Art and Earth and Environmental Sciences in the School of Arts