A new undergraduate minor in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention has been approved as Binghamton University's first University-wide minor and is now available. The program allows undergraduates to combine and supplement any academic major with a closely integrated set of courses exploring the historical, conceptual and practical issues and challenges surrounding the prediction and prevention of mass atrocities globally.
The GMAP Minor requires six courses, distributed as follows:
- All students must complete GMAP 480, Essentials of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (prerequisite: junior standing. Offered every fall semester. Cross listed as PHIL 480 and CCPA 480B.
For the remaining coursework, students must satisfy the distribution requirement:
- At least one course from the "Historical and Contemporary Studies" category
- At least one course from the "Concepts and Theories" category
- At least one course from the "Practices and Methodologies" category
- The remaining two courses can be drawn from any of the three categories.
The following additional conditions apply:
- At least four of the six required courses must be upper-division.
- No more than two courses from the GMAP minor may count toward a student's major.
- Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses applied to the GMAP minor.
- All courses have prefixes in other academic departments and are cross-listed with the GMAP prefix. Credit toward the GMAP minor applies regardless of whether the students register with the GMAP or departmental course prefix.