Descriptions of Minor Programs

Minors

In addition to the academic major, which all students must take, students have the option of electing a minor. To elect a minor or to obtain further information, students should consult the office of the dean of the College of Business for the following minors—international business, business, entrepreneurship and management studies—and the office of the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for all others.

Requirements

A student must successfully complete all courses specified for the minor and attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in the minor.

Additionally, the number of transfer credits that may be used to satisfy course requirements for a minor shall not exceed six credit hours.

African American Studies Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours. The following three courses are required:

ENGL 223

African American Literature I

ENGL 224

African American Literature II

SO 216

American Culture and the Black Experience

(Other electives at the discretion of the Director)

And three courses from the following:

ENGL 341

Caribbean Writers

ENGL 345

Major African American Authors

ENGL 343

Literature of African and African Diaspora

COMM 326

Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Media

CUL 210

Comparative Race Relations: U.S. and South Africa

HIST 260

History of Precolonial Africa

HIST 254

Civil War and Reconstruction

Art Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours in Art. At least nine credit hours in studio art and six credit hours in Art History/Appreciation.

Athletic Coaching Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours, as follows:

PEHR 201

Principles of Athletic Coaching

PEHR 202

Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

PSY 201

Developmental Psychology

PSY 321

Sports Psychology

PSY 313

Learning

 

— or —

SPMN 450

Managing Intercollegiate Athletics

PEHR 480-481

Internship in Athletic Coaching

The athletic coaching minor will be offered through the College of Arts and Sciences and be directly administered through the Physical Education program. The minor is interdisciplinary in nature and draws from courses in physical education, psychology, and sport management. The minor provides a cohesive and meaningful academic program for students wishing to pursue the formal study of athletic coaching.

Biochemistry Minor

BIO 107/108

General Biology I and II

BIO 117/118

General Biology I and II Labs

BIO 203

Microbiology

CHEM 105/106

General Chemistry I and II

CHEM 209/210

Organic Chemistry I and II

CHEM 219/220

Organic Chemistry I and II Labs

CHEM 314

Biochemistry

CHEM 324

Biochemistry Lab

The Biochemistry Minor is open only to students who have completed one semester of physics (PHYS 103, PHYS 123 or PHYS 133) and one of the following courses: MATH 109, MATH 112, MATH 123 or MATH 133.

Note: This minor is not open to Biology or Chemistry students.

Biology Minor

The minor requirement is 19 credit hours, as follows:

BIO 107/108

General Biology I-II

BIO 117/118

General Biology I-II laboratory

BIO 201

Plant Biology

BIO 213

Ecology

BIO 15x

Natural Science Perspective in Biology

Business Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours, as follows:

AC 201

Financial Reporting

AC 202

Managerial Accounting

BIS 202

Introduction to Business Information Systems

FIN 214

Introduction to Finance

MAN 101

Management and Organizational Behavior

MK 200

Principles of Marketing

The business minor is not available to students whose major is within the College of Business.

Chemistry Minor

The minor requirement is 20 credit hours, as follows:

CHEM 105-106

General Chemistry I-II

CHEM 211

Analytical Methods

CHEM 221

Analytical Methods Laboratory

CHEM 209/210

Organic Chemistry I-II

 

— and —

CHEM 219/220

Organic Chemistry Laboratory I-II*

 

— or —

CHEM 317/318

Physical Chemistry I-II

 

— and —

CHEM 327/328

Physical Chemistry Laboratory I-II*

The chemistry minor is open only to students who have completed one semester of college-level physics (PHYS 103 or PHYS 133) and one of the following mathematics courses: MATH 109, MATH 112, MATH 123, or MATH 133.

*These courses have prerequisites.

Communication Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours, as follows:

COMM 100

Principles of Communication

COMM 102

Public Speaking

COMM 340

Business Communication

COMM 320

Small Group Communication

Plus any two of the following courses:

JRNL 101

Journalism I

COMM 205

Mass Communication

COMM 315

Language in Communication

COMM 321

Nonverbal Communication

COMM 324

Media Industries, Government and Society

COMM 326

Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in the Media

COMM 348

Intercultural Communication

Computer Forensics Minor

General Information

  1. The rate of computer crime is increasing at a phenomenal rate and is receiving heightened attention by businesses and the media. There is a corresponding need for computing professionals who are also trained in the field of criminal justice. This minor provides students with a combination of criminal justice and computing skills to enable them to investigate computer crimes. The requirements for a minor in Computer Forensics are 18 credit hours as follows: Required CS/IT courses (10 credit hours)

    CS/IT 101

    Introduction to Computing

    CS 300

    Computer Forensics – Tools and Processes

    CS 310

    Computer Crime Scene Investigation

  2. Required CJ courses (9 credit hours)

    CJ 101

    Introduction to Criminal Justice

    CJ 231

    Criminal Investigation

    CJ 348

    Introduction to Cyber Crimes

Computer Science Minor

The minor requirement is 22 credit hours, as follows:

CS 101

Introduction to Computing

CS 102

Introduction to Programming

CS 201

Data Structures and Algorithms I

CS 202

Data Structures and Algorithms II

MATH 251

Advanced Discrete Structures

Plus one 300 or 400 level CS course.

Criminal Justice Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours, as follows:

CJ 101

Introduction to Criminal Justice

CJ 210

Criminology

CJ 211

Corrections

CJ 218

Police and Society

CJ 231

Criminal Investigation

CJ 240

Criminal Law and Procedure

A student must take CJ 101 and CJ 210 (in any order) prior to taking the remaining courses.

Economics Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours, as follows:

EC 111

Principles of Economics I

EC 112

Principles of Economics II

EC 215

Macroeconomics

 

— or —

EC 311

Money and Banking

EC 216

Microeconomics

 

— or —

ILP 317

Management Issues for Professionals

Plus six additional credits at 200 level or higher, three of which could be ILP 230.

Education Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours, as follows.

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

PSY 201

Developmental Psychology

PSY 304

Educational Psychology

ED 301

Principles and Problems of Education

Plus any of the two following education or psychology courses:

ED 333

Independent Study in Education

ED 350

Teaching of Elementary Reading and Language Arts

ED 375

Elementary Curriculum and Methods

PSY 307

Use of Psychological Tests

PSY 313

Learning

PSY 317

Psychology of the Exceptional Person

English Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours, as follows:

ENGL 231

British Literature I

 

— or —

ENGL 232

British Literature II

ENGL 251

American Literature I

 

— or —

ENGL 252

American Literature II

ENGL 314

Shakespeare: The Plays and Poems

 

— or —

ENGL 315

Shakespeare: The Tragedies

 

— or —

ENGL 316

Shakespeare: The Comedies and Histories

Plus nine additional credit hours at the 300 or 400 level.

Enterprise Resource Planning Minor with SAP

The minor requirement is 31 credit hours as follows:

BIS 202

Introduction to Business Information Systems

BIS 220

Introduction to Business Statistics (or MATH 120–Introductory Statistics for Arts and Sciences)

BIS 312

Quality and Operations Management w/SAP

BUS 312

Integrated Business Operations w/SAP

BIS 412

Business Intelligence

MAN 370

Project Management

BIX 3xx

Approved Elective

The minor is not available to students majoring in BIS.

Entrepreneurship Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credits hours, as follows:

Required Courses (9 credits):

AC 201

Financial Reporting

MK 200

Principles of Marketing

MAN 251

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Elective Courses (9 credits):

MK 260

Marketing for Entrepreneurs

BUS 423

Product Development and Innovation

MK 326

Venture Feasibility

FIN 330

Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures

MAN 380

Global Entrepreneurship

Film Studies Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours as follows:

The following two courses are required:

FILM 102

The History of Film

FILM 103

The Art of Film

To fulfill the minor, students must take four courses from the following:

FILM 201

Studies in Mainstream Film Genres

FILM 202

Mass Media in Film

FILM 210

Mass Media in Film

FILM 212

Women and Film

FILM 290

Special Topics in Film

FILM 302

Screenwriting

FILM 312

International Cinema

FILM 320

Introduction to Cinema Production

FILM 340

Director’s Signature

FILM 390

Special Topics in Film

Forensic Science Minor

The minor requirement is 29 credit hours as follows:

BIO 107

General Biology

BIO 117

General Biology I Laboratory

CHEM 105/106

General Chemistry I-II

CHEM 209/210

Organic Chemistry I-II

CHEM 219/220

Organic Chemistry Laboratory I-II

CJ 101

Introduction to Criminal Justice

FS 240

Scientific Evidence

FS 201

Introduction to Forensic Science

Note: This minor is not open to Forensic Chemistry or Forensic Biology majors.

History Minor

Two of the following courses:

HIST 105

World Civilization I

HIST 106

World Civilization II

HIST 111

United States History to 1877

HIST 112

United States History, 1878 to the Present

Nine credit hours of 300 or 400 level history courses.

Plus three additional credit hours of history.

Within these course requirements, a student must take at least three credit hours each in non-Western, European, and American history.

Information Technology Minor

The minor requirement is 19 credit hours, as follows:

  1. Required IT courses (13 credit hours)

    IT 101

    Introduction to Computing

    IT 230

    Introduction to Operating Systems and Script Development

    IT 250/BIS 413

    Data Communications and Networks

    IT 300/BIS 321

    Database Management Systems

  2. In addition to the required above four courses, students must complete two courses from the following courses.

    IT 310

    System Operation and Administration

    IT 330

    Network Security Concepts

    IT 340

    Wireless Networking Concepts

    *IT 350

    Web Systems Development

    IT 360

    Network Management and Operations

    IT 410

    Advanced Topics in System Administration

    IT 430

    Advanced Topics in Network Security

    IT 440

    Advanced Topics in Wireless Networking

    *IT 450

    Advanced Topics in Web Design and Development

    IT 460

    Advanced Topics in Network Administration

    * These two courses have additional prerequisites of IT 102 and IT 240.

International Business Minor

The interdisciplinary International Business minor is designed to assist students in developing knowledge and skills appropriate for entry into careers involving international business activity.

The minor requires completion of five courses(15 credit hours), as follows:

ILP 230

Business and the Global Environment

Plus two of the following:

MAN 311

International Management

FIN 322

International Finance

MK 311

Multinational Marketing

Plus two of the following:

(Students who do not take FIN 322 must select at least one of the asterisked courses below.)

BUS 315/316

International Practicum Seminar

 

— or —

CUL 315/316

International Practicum

COMM 348

Intercultural Communication

*EC 371

International Monetary Economics

*EC 372

International Trade

POSC 203

International Relations

POSC 340

International Law

Students must meet any prerequisites required for the above courses.

Participation in an International Exchange/Study Abroad program and taking language courses are highly recommended. Some of the above courses may be taken during an exchange/study abroad program with prior approval.

International Studies Minor

The minor requirement consists of seven courses (21 credit hours), as follows:

INST 101/POSC 101

Introduction to Contemporary Global Issues

POSC 203

International Relations

 

— plus either —

HIST 106

World Civilization II

 

— or —

SO 310

Cultural Anthropology in the 21st Century

Plus one of the following:

COMM 205

Mass Communication

ENGL 215

World Literature II

PH 308

Environmental Ethics

PH 320

Western Religions

PH 321

Eastern Religions

Plus any three courses from the international studies curriculum list at the 300-level or above.

Latin American Studies Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours, as follows:

SPAN 101 and SPAN 102

 

— or —

SPAN 203 and SPAN 204

 

CUL 250

Latin American Civilization

ENGL 253

Love, Death, and Power in Twentieth Century Spanish American Literature

HIST 270

Colonial Latin American History

 

— or —

HIST 271

Modern Latin American History

SO 211

Sociology of Minority Groups

 

— or —

SO 325

Introduction to the Mayan World

A demonstrated proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese may allow one to waive certain language requirements and to add courses in Latin American government or history. These would require the approval of the dean.

Management Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours as follows:

Required courses (nine credit hours):

MAN 101

Management and Organizational Behavior

MAN 201

Interpersonal Skills for Managing

MAN 323

Human Resource Management

Plus nine credit hours of 300 or 400 level management courses.

The management minor is not available to students who are majoring in management, sport management, or arts and entertainment management.

Mathematical Sciences Minor

The minor requirement is 18 or 20 credit hours, as follows:

MATH 123/124

Calculus for Management, Life, and Social Sciences I & II

 

— or —

MATH 133/134

Calculus I-II

MATH 251

Advanced Discrete Mathematics

 

— or —

MATH 281

Foundations of Mathematics I

Three additional courses numbered 282 or above, except for MATH 350, at least one of which must be:

MATH 418

Introduction to Modern Algebra

 

— or —

MATH 421

Real Analysis

 

— or —

MATH 412

Topology

Media Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours, as follows:

COMM 100

Principles of Communication

COMM 205

Mass Communication

COMM 241

Video Production I

COMM 250

Video Production II

Plus any two of the following courses:

JRNL 101

Journalism I

COMM 251

Television Broadcasting I

COMM 285

Introduction to Public Relations

COMM 324

Media Industries, Government, and Society

COMM 352

TV Broadcasting II

Music Minor

21 credit hours

MUS 101

Music Appreciation

MUS 201

Basic Music Theory and Composition

Six semester hours in performance selected from:

MUS 141/142

College Singers

MUS 151/152

Campus Chorus

MUS 161/162

Pep Band

MUS 181/182

Concert Band

MUS 110

Beginning Guitar

MUS 210

Intermediate Guitar

Plus nine semester hours of MUS courses at the 200 or 300 level.

Philosophy Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours consisting of any six philosophy courses.

Political Science Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours as follows:

POSC 102

American National Government

Plus 15 credit hours of 200, 300, or 400 level political science courses.

Within these course requirements, a student must take at least three credit hours in American politics, international relations, comparative government, and political thought.

Psychology Minor

The minor requirement is PSY 101 plus 15 additional credit hours in psychology. Note: internships, independent study, and undergraduate research may not be used to fulfill these requirements.

Public Administration Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours selected from the courses listed below:

Required courses (nine hours):

POSC 102

American National Government

POSC 205

Public Administration

POSC 338

Public Management in Local Government

Plus any three of the following (nine hours):

POSC 210

State Politics in America

POSC 322

The U.S. Presidency

POSC 325

Constitutional Law

POSC 218

Public Policy in America

POSC 338

Challenges in Local Government Management

POSC 340

International Law and Organizations

POSC 350

American Foreign Policy

EC 351

Economics and Government

EC 355

Public Finance

EC 361

Urban Economics

SO 302

Industrial and Post Industrial Society

SO 305

Sociology of Urban Life

Quantitative Economics Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours as follows:

MATH 133

Calculus

 

— or —

MATH 123

Calculus I for Management, Life, and Social Sciences

EC 117

Principles of Quantitative Economics

EC 215

Macroeconomics

EC 216

Microeconomics

 

— or —

ILP 317

Management Issues for Professionals

EC 490

Seminar: Issues in Contemporary Economics

One other EC course at the 200 or 300 level

Social Work Minor

The minor requirement is a minimum of 19 credit hours, as follows:

PH 210

Ethics for Social Workers

SW 100

Introduction to Social Work

SW 216

Human Behavior and the Social Environment

SW 301

Social Work Interventive Methods I (four credits)

SW 320

The Dynamics of Oppression and Empowerment*

SW 321

Empowerment Practice with Underserved Populations

*Prerequisites for this course are SO 101, as well as junior standing.

Social Work Minor for Criminal Justice Majors

The minor requires the following courses:

SW 100

Introduction to Social Work

SW 204

Social Work and Criminal Justice

SW 216

Human Behavior in the Social Environment

SW 301

Social Work Interventive Methods I (four credits)

SW 302

Social Work Interventive Methods II** (Interviewing Skills)

SW 320

The Dynamics of Oppression and Empowerment*

*Prerequisites for this course are SO 101, as well as junior standing.

**SW 305 The Helping Relationship (two credits) may be taken as an extra course, as a corequisite with SW 302, but is not required.

Sociology Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours, as follows:

SO 101 and five other sociology courses, four of which must be at the 300-level or above, and one of which must be a research methods course.

Spanish Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours selected from the courses below:

Required four courses (12 hours):

SPAN 203

Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 204

Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 305

Advanced Conversational Spanish I

SPAN 306

Advanced Conversational Spanish II

 

— Plus a choice of either —

ENGL 253

Love, Death, and Power in Twentieth Century Spanish American Literature

 

— and —

CUL 250

Latin American Civilization

 

— or —

SPAN 101

Elementary Spanish I

 

— or —

SPAN 130

Spanish for Criminal Justice

 

— or —

SPAN 140

Spanish for Social Services

SPAN 102

Elementary Spanish II

Sustainability Minor

The minor requirement is 18 hours, as follows:

Required courses

SUS 101*

Introduction to Sustainability

BIO 153*

Principles of Environmental Science

SUS 236

Global Warming

Plus three of the following courses:

EC 274*

Environmental Economics

POSC 342**

Environmental Politics

SUS 220**

Computer-aided Modeling and Analysis

SUS 373**

Population, Values, and Technology

SUS 305**

Environmental Assessment

SUS 320**

Electrical Power Systems

SUS 405**

Legal Aspects of Sustainability

Notes

* Is a prerequisite

** Has a prerequisite

Recommended courses for a policy-oriented minor in Sustainability.

EC 274

Environmental Economics

POSC 342

Environmental Politics

SUS 405

Legal Aspects of Sustainability

Recommended courses for a technology-oriented minor in Sustainability.

SUS 220

Computer-aided Modeling and Analysis

SUS 305

Environmental Assessment

SUS 320

Electrical Power Systems

Sustainability Management Minor

The Sustainability Management minor is open to any student at the University.

The requirement for the Sustainability Management minor is 18 credit hours as follows:

The following three courses:

MAN 101

Management and Organizational Behavior

MAN 240

Business and Society

MAN 305

Managing for Sustainability

Plus three of the following courses:

EC 274

Environmental Economics

ENVS 301

Waste Management

ILP 235

Global Sustainability Management

ILP 236

Global Warming

POSC 342

Environmental Politics

SUS 101

Introduction to Sustainability

SUS 373/SO 373

Population, Values, and Technology

Or, by permission of the Management Department chair, any course offered in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, or Engineering whose primary focus is on issues of sustainability.

Theatre Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours in THTR courses. At least six credit hours must be taken in THTR 151-152 Stageless Players.

Women’s Studies Minor

The minor requirement is 18 credit hours, chosen from the following:

EC 392

Women in the Economy

PSY 305

Psychology of Women

SW 383

Women’s Issues

ENGL 358

Women in Literature

Independent Study*: Internship in a setting servicing women*

Or any other course whose primary content is focused on women*

*Permission for such course is required by the chair of the Social Work Department.

Certificate Program in Chemistry

Recognizing the need for qualified workers trained in chemistry to fill positions in the chemical industry, and in other areas such as hospital and environmental laboratories highly dependent upon chemical technology, the University offers a Certificate in Chemistry. The certificate requires the completion of 20 credit hours in chemistry courses and, in addition, the prerequisites to these courses.

Certificate requirements are as follows:

CHEM 209-210

Organic Chemistry I-II

CHEM 219-220

Organic Chemistry Laboratory I-II

CHEM 211

Analytical Methods

CHEM 221

Analytical Methods Laboratory

CHEM 312

Instrumental Analysis

CHEM 322

Instrumental Analysis Laboratory

CHEM 314

Biochemistry

CHEM 324

Biochemistry Laboratory

Certificate Program in Communication

Recognizing that communication is a skill much needed today, the University offers a program that strengthens understanding, writing, and speaking. Completion of the program requires 18 credit hours (plus any prerequisites).

COMM 100

Principles of Communication

COMM 102

Public Speaking

COMM 320

Professional Communication

COMM 340

Business Communication

Plus two COMM courses at the 300 level

SAP Certificate

Complete three SAP University Alliance approved courses and receive a signed certificate of completion from SAP University Alliance. Select any three courses from: BIS 202, BUS 312, BIS 312 and BIS 412.