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Communication, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences

Minors

Minors

The Department offers a number of different minors.

Requirements for All Minors:

Minimum credit hours required: 18.

Restriction: If a student takes more than one minor in the Department, only six (6) credit hours of one minor may be applied towards another minor.

Additional requirements as listed under each minor.

Minor in Hispanic Studies

The following courses are required:

  • One of the following sequences (6):
  • SPAN 113 and 114, Elementary Spanish I and II.
  • SPAN 113N and 114N, Spanish for Native Speakers.
  • An additional 12 credit hours in any topic relevant to Hispanic Studies with the consent of the minor advisor.

Minor in History

The following courses are required:

  • A 100‐level history course sequence (6).
  • Twelve (12) additional credit hours in history courses. Of these 12 credit hours, six (6) credit hours may be taken in art history or music surveys.
  • Students taking the history minor are strongly encouraged to take the 12 additional credit hours from as wide a variety of topics as possible.

Minor in Literature

The following courses are required:

  • 18 credit hours in ENGL literature courses.

Minor in Philosophy

The following courses are required:

  • PHIL 231, Comparative Introduction to Western Philosophy.
  • Fifteen (15) additional credit hours in philosophy courses.

With the consent of the minor advisor, of these 15 credit hours, six (6) credit hours may be taken in upper‐division courses that have a substantial philosophical focus and content.

Minor in Technical Communication

The following courses are required:

  • TC 151, Visual Communication (3).
  • TC 202, Elements of Editing (3).
  • TC 211, Media Studies (3).
  • Nine (9) additional credit hours of TC courses.

Minor in Science, Technology, and Society

The following courses are required:

  • SS 130, Introduction to Science and Technology Studies (3)
  • Six (6) credits of social science (SS) courses in science and technology studies with at least
    three at the 300 level.
  • Nine (9) credits of social science in science and technology studies and/or similar humanities and social science courses approved by the student’s minor advisor.