Minors


We offer a number of minors to supplement student learning in other fields.

American Studies

Eighteen (18) semester hours as follows:
     HIST 1301 United States to 1877
     HIST 1302 United States since 1877
     ENGL 2326 American Literature
     POSC 2303 American & State Government
     Six (6) semester hours, three from each of two fields:
          HIST 3302 Texas History
          HIST 3304 United States Since 1914
          HIST 3305 History of the South
          HIST 3312 Spanish Borderlands
          HIST 3323 Themes in United States History
          HIST 3361 American Constitutional Development I
          HIST 3362 American Constitutional Development II
          HIST 4340 United States from 1815 to 1914
          ENGL 4310 Literary Themes (as appropriate to American contexts)
          ENGL 4320 Literary Periods (as appropriate to American contexts)
          ENGL 4330 Major Authors (as appropriate to American contexts)
          ENGL 4340 Literary Genres
          MUSI 3304 Hymnology
          SOCI 2304 Social Problems
          SOCI/PSYC 3307 Seminar on Moral, Ethical, & Religious Issues
          SOCI 3309 Minority Groups

British Studies

Eighteen (18) semester hours:
     ENGL 2321 British Literature
     HIST 1301 United States to 1877
     HIST 3364 British Studies, 1714 to the Present
     Nine (9) credit hours from (course must be appropriate to British Studies):
          ENGL 4304 Shakespeare
          ENGL 4310 Literary Themes
          ENGL 4320 Literary Periods
          ENGL 4330 Major Authors
          ENGL 4340 Literary Genres
          HIST 3303 The British Isles to 1714

         

Church History

Eighteen (18) semester hours:
     HIST 2321 Survey of Civilizations I
     HIST 2322 Survey of Civilizations II
     HIST 3309 History of Christianity
     HIST 3310 History of the Baptists
     HIST 4331 Early Modern Europe
     HIST 3340 Topics in Church History

 

History (on Degrees other than B.S.E.)

Eighteen (18) semester hours:
      
Background Surveys (12 Hours) HIST 1301, 1302, 2321, 2322
     Three (3) advanced semester hours from United States history series
     Three (3) advanced semester hours from Global/ non-United States history series
       

History (for Secondary Level Certification, Plan II, on the B.S.E.

Twenty-five (25) semester hours:
     Background Surveys (12 Hours) HIST 1301, 1302, 2321, 2322
     HIST 3301 Historiography
     HIST 3302 History of Texas
     HIST 4102 Professional Review
     Three (3) advanced semester hours from United States history series
     Three (3) advanced semester hours from global history series

Social Sciences

An interdepartmental minor is offered to serve students whose careers call for a broad background in the social sciences including pre-ministerial students, pre-social work students, business students, those preparing for civic leadership positions, and others.

The Social Sciences Minor requires course work from three different approved areas.
Twenty-four (24) semester hours:
     Choose the primary area from the choices below and complete requirements listed.
          History: 1301-1302 or 2321-2322 plus six (6) advanced semester hours
          Political Science 2304, 1301 plus six (6) advanced semester hours
          Psychology 2301, 3367 plus six (6) advanced hours
          Sociology: 1301 and three (3) additional semester hours plus six (6) advanced semester hours
     Choose two additional support areas from the choices below and complete courses listed.
          Economics: 2301 and three (3) additional semester hours
          Geography: 1303, 2312
          History: 1301-1302 or 2321-2322
          Political Science: 1301, 2304
          Psychology: 2301, 3367
          Sociology: 1301 and three (3) additional semester hours

The minor is administered by the department from which the primary area is selected.

International Studies

Eighteen (18) semester hours:
     POSC 1301 Introduction to International Relations
     HIST 2321 Survey of Civilizations I
     HIST 2322 Survey of Civilizations II
     GEOG 1303 Foundations of Geography
   
With consultation and approval of advisor, an additional three (3) semester hours credit completed during a travel-study experience.
Additional three (3) advanced hours as needed to complete a minimum eighteen (18) semester hours.

Political Science

Eighteen (18) semester hours:
     POSC 1301 Introduction to International Relations
     POSC 2303 American and State Government
     POSC 2304 Introduction to Political Science
     POSC 3361 American Constitutional Development I
     POSC 3362 Amerian Constitutional Development II
     POSC 4365 Comparative Economic and Political Systems

Pre-Law

Twenty-one (21) to twenty-seven (27) semester hours:
     Foundation Studies: Twelve (12) semester hours:
          POSC 3361 American Constitutional Development I
          POSC 3362 American Constitutional Development II
          RLGN 3352 Christian Ethics
          ENGL 3302 Advanced Composition and Rhetoric
     Support Studies: Nine (9) semester hours from the following with at least six (6) being advanced:
          HIST 3323 Themes in United States History
          CJUS 1301 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
          CJUS 1306 Courts and Criminal Procedure
          CJUS 1311 Fundamentals of Criminal Law
          POSC/SPCH 4303 Political Communication
          POSC 4350 Internship
          SPCH 3304 Argumentation and Debate
          ENGL 3305 Critical Theory
          ENGL 4351 Studies in Writing
     Additional hours required for Non-Political Science Majors:
         
* denotes course(s) which can also meet General Education Requirements
          *POSC 2303 American and State Government
          *POSC 2304 Introduction to Political Science