ALPs Minor

ALPs Routes

What is ALPs?

Are you frustrated because you want to take more of those fun art, literature, or philosophy classes but don’t because it doesn’t fit your major?

With an ALPs minor, you'll leave Oregon Tech with the critical thinking and communication abilities required to be a global citizen and lifelong learner. You'll also have a much better grasp of the skills employers seek than the average Oregon Tech student. If you want to improve these skills through a program of courses designed to parallel your major classes while also being valuable and enjoyable in their own right, then ALPs is for you!

ALPs is an 18-credit minor built around courses in Arts, Literature, and Philosophy, and it allows you to chart your own route to the "summit," depending on your specific interests. Currently, there are five suggested tracks:

  • Art
  • Digital Technology and Culture
  • Literature
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Science/Logic.

Or, you can complete the minor in whatever way you see fit, making your own unique route.

Requirements for ALPs:

  1. Students must take 18 credits of coursework with ART, LIT, PHIL, or HUM prefixes.
  2. At least 12 of these 18 credits must be upper level credits (300-level or above).
  3. Transfer students must take at least 9 minor credits at Oregon Tech to qualify.
  4. All students must take one of the 3-credit Core Courses, listed below:
    LIT 253 19th Century American Literature
    LIT 254 20th Century American Literature
    LIT 255 Contemporary American Literature
    HUM 105 Everyone's a Critic: Texts, Images, Games
    HUM 125 Introduction to Technology, Society and Values
    HUM 147 Western Culture in the Classical Age
    HUM 148 Western Culture in the Medieval Age
    HUM 149 Western Culture in the Modern Age
    PHIL 105 Intro to Ethics
    PHIL 205 Intro to Logic

What Humanities Courses Count Toward ALPs?

View the entire list here.

If you've started working on your humanities requirement for General Education, you likely already have some credits that will count toward ALPs!

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Questions? Contact the faculty.