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Salem Announces New Programs for Fall 2010

Updated 5/24/10: Four new majors, two new minors, two new certificate program and two new licensure programs will be part of the educational curriculum at Salem College beginning in the fall of 2010. Majors Womens Studies will be an interdisciplinary program focusing on the role of gender in the development...

Updated 5/24/10: Four new majors, two new minors, two new certificate program and two new licensure programs will be part of the educational curriculum at Salem College beginning in the fall of 2010.

Majors

Women’s Studies will be an interdisciplinary program focusing on the role of gender in the development of individuals, societies and cultures and on the construction of gender by societies and cultures.  Emphasis will be placed upon the intersection of gender with race, class, ethnicity, age and sexuality and on issues of bias, inequality and male privilege. 

Exercise Science will offer either a bachelor of arts degree (B.A.) or a bachelor's of science degree (B.S.) through the physical education department with an interdisciplinary focus. Courses are designed in accordance with national standards set by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Race and Ethnicity Studies (REST). The REST major is an interdisciplinary program devoted to the critical examination of race and ethnicity, complementing Salem’s dedication to global awareness and inquiry. There are three core courses and eight elective courses to choose from, including critical issues in the history of race and ethnicity, American women’s history, globalization and global inequities and modern writings from women of the non-Western world.

The Public Policy major program will offer three concentrations: economic and social policy; policy analysis and implementation; and government and policy.

Minors

The Coaching minor is designed to help expand women’s leadership roles in intercollegiate athletics, another natural fit for Salem.

The new minor in Sport Management is designed to give students more depth in the field of sport management. Courses available will include sport marketing, women in sport, business statistics, business law and business ethics.

Other Programs (Certificate and Licensure)

New licensure programs in Art Education and Music Education for both traditional-age and adult students. Students would major in either art or music and take the courses necessary to be licensed to teach those subjects upon graduation. 

The certificate in Accounting program will be offered to men and women ages 23 and above who are enrolled in Salem through the Martha H. Fleer Center for Adult Education. This program gives adult students a new educational and professional opportunity, while utilizing the accounting expertise already existing in the College’s business and economics department. 

The certificate in Historic Preservation is designed for students interested in the stewardship and future of historic buildings and structures, and will be a collaboration offered by the Interior Design and History departments at Salem.