Business, Communication and the Liberal Arts Minor

Office

LA 2213, 410-704-2128
www.towson.edu/idis/bcla

The Program

The interdisciplinary minor in Business, Communication and the Liberal Arts (BCLA) was developed in 1997 in response to needs expressed by national and local business executives. Students possessing this minor to complement their major will help meet the growing demand for graduates who have strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to think critically and creatively in solving problems, and a general knowledge of business culture and practices.

Students have the option of pursuing the BCLA minor with a general focus, which grants considerable flexibility in the breadth of courses taken, or with a Nonprofit Leadership focus.

MINOR IN BUSINESS, COMMUNICATION AND THE LIBERAL ARTS: GENERAL FOCUS

This rigorous minor for liberal arts majors and others consists of 24 units. The minor emphasizes the skills that are important for successful job performance over time and recognizes the business community’s need for broadly educated, articulate college graduates.

Declaration of minor can be made at any time, but please see the director, as well as include the minor on your declaration of major/minor form.

Required Courses
ACCT 201PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 13
COMM 315BUSIN & PROF COMM3
ENGL 317WRITING FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY3
Select one of the following:3
COMPUTERS AND CREATIVITY
INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY FOR BUSINESS 1
UIE:INFORMATION EFFECTIVELY IN THE COMPUTING SCIENCES
FUNDRAISING, FRIENDRAISING AND VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT
ECON 201MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES 13
PHIL 371BUSINESS ETHICS3
MNGT 361LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT3
or MKTG 341 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
Select one of the following:3
ANTHROPOLOGY OF AMERICAN CULTURE 1
ELEMENTS OF FICTION
ENTREPRENEURIAL PROCESS
INTERNSHIP IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
INTERNSHIP
INTERNSHIP
INTERNSHIP
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Recommended Courses
Students in the BCLA minor are encouraged to enroll in some of the following courses to fulfill graduation requirements. Students should discuss these options with their advisers. These recommended courses may not be used to replace any of the minor requirements
PERSUASION
MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES 1
FRENCH FOR BUSINESS
GEOGRAPHY OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
GERM FOR BUSINES
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE THE CIVIL WAR
LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
MASS MEDIA AND SOCIETY
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY
SPANISH FOR BUSINESS
Total Units24
1

Honors College versions of the courses count toward the minor.

MINOR IN BUSINESS, COMMUNICATION AND THE LIBERAL ARTS: NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP FOCUS

Students hoping to enter a career in the nonprofit sector may also select the series of courses below:

Required Courses
ACCT 201PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 13
COMM 315BUSIN & PROF COMM3
or ENGL 317 WRITING FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
ECON 201MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES 13
or ACCT 202 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
FMST 350FUNDAMENTALS OF LEADERSHIP IN THE NON-PROFIT SECTOR3
FMST 355/555FUNDRAISING, FRIENDRAISING AND VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT3
MNGT 361LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT3
MKTG 341PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
PHIL 371BUSINESS ETHICS3
Recommended Courses
Students in the BCLA minor are encouraged to enroll in some of the following courses to fulfill graduation requirements. Students should discuss these options with their advisers. These recommended courses may not be used to replace any of the minor requirements:
PERSUASION
MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES 1
FRENCH FOR BUSINESS
GEOGRAPHY OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
GERM FOR BUSINES
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE THE CIVIL WAR
LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
MASS MEDIA AND SOCIETY
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY
SPANISH FOR BUSINESS
Total Units24
1

Honors College versions of these courses may be used to also fulfill Honors College requirements.