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School of Arts & Letters Minors

Minor in Art History

The minor in Art History is open to all students who have an interest in the history of art regardless of their major. At least 18 credit hours are required, including A 101 Ancient and Medieval Art, A 102 Renaissance Through Modern Art, A 458 Topics in the Ethnographic Arts, plus a minimum of three other courses above the 200 level. At least one of these additional courses must cover a European, Euro-American, or Euro-Australian topic. At least one must concentrate on the arts of an indigenous people (e.g., Native American, African, South Pacific, or Asian). Art history minors must meet with a Fine Arts departmental advisor for program planning.

Minor in Communication

To earn a minor in Communication, a student must complete 15 credit hours. Minors must complete the two classes listed immediately below and three additional classes in communication; two of the three must be at the 300 level or above.

Course # Description Credit Hours Minimum Grade Prerequisite/Co-requisite
SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking 3 C ENG-W 131
SPCH-S 122 Interpersonal Communication 3 C

Minor in Creative Writing

Creative Writing Minor & Certificate

Policies:

  • All courses and prerequisites fulfilling the requirements for minors or certificates in English must be completed with a grade of C or higher.  
  • The overall GPA for any English minor or certificate must be 3.0.
  • English majors may count no more than two online and/or correspondence courses toward the minor or certificate. Students may request departmental consent for exception.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Knowledge of Craft Terms and Concepts: The student will become knowledgeable in essential craft terms and concepts in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.
  2. Competency in Creative Writing: The student will develop competency in creating original works in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.
  3. Competency in Revision: The student will be able to meaningfully revise original creative writing and incorporate suggestions from peers and instructors.
  4. Competency in Critiquing Creative Writing: The student will learn to meaningfully critique drafts of other student writers applying craft terms and concepts, participate in workshops, and prepare workshop reports.
  5. Competency in Analyzing Creative Writing: The student will be able to analyze works by major authors of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction in analytic essays and scholarly articles.
  6. Appreciation of Literature and Literary Culture: The student will develop aesthetic values and appreciate literature and literary culture by reading important works and analyzing them, participating in university and community events featuring readings and lectures, participating in the university and community literary scene, and attending cross-cultural and cross-media events such as plays and gallery shows, to understand the interrelatedness of the arts.

Creative Writing Minor Requirements

The Creative Minor requires a total of eighteen (18) credit hours with a minimum grade of a C in each class.

Required

  • ENG-W 203 - Creative Writing (3 credit hours)
  • ENG-L 371 - Literary Interpretation (3 credit hours)

Two of the following three are required

  • ENG-W 301 - Fiction (3 credit hours)
  • ENG-W 303 - Poetry (3 credit hours)
  • ENG-W 311 - Creative Nonfiction (3 credit hours)

One of the following is required

  • ENG-W 401 - Advanced Fiction (3 credit hours)
  • ENG-W 403 - Advanced Peotry (3 credit hours)
  • ENG-W 411 - Advanced Creative Nonfiction (3 credit hours)

Complete one additional English Literature Elective

  • ENG-L varies - one 300-400 level English Literature elective (ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354 may be used to satisfy the requirement) (3 credit hours)

Michael Jackman, Senior Lecturer in Writing, discuss new trends in creative writing

Minor in Education

The Secondary Education Minor is open to all majors for those the School of Education is approved to license (i.e. English, History, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology). This gives undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in a career as a teacher in Indiana/Kentucky, based on state licensing requirements.

The program allows students to complete a teaching credential program while majoring in a related program (i.e. fine arts-theatre, Spanish, economics, geography, natural sciences) or any academic area in which the state offers a content area exam that the School of Education has approval to license. The Secondary Education Minor for teacher licensure has the same program acceptance requirements for students minoring in Education, as well as, students majoring in Education.

Required Courses

  • EDUC-W 200
  • EDUC-M 300

*Candidates must be admitted to the Secondary Education Program to enroll in any of the professional education blocks below (passing scores for all Praxis I tests, prior to 5/31/2014 or CASA or other state approved alternatives based on Indiana Required Standards).

First Block

  • EDUC-K 200
  • EDUC-P 312
  • EDUC-P 313
  • EDUC-M 303

Second Block - last fall semester

  • EDUC-F 401
  • EDUC-M 301
  • EDUC-M 314 (Fall Only)
  • EDUC-M 464

Third Block - last spring semester

  • EDUC-F 401
  • EDUC-M 441 or M446 or M452 or M457 or S490 (Spring Only)
  • EDUC-M 480 student teaching

Admissions Requirements

To be admitted to the Secondary Education Program (SEP), candidates must meet all the requirements for Summative Decision Point I as listed below:

  1. Completed EDUC-M 300 and earned a grade of at least 2.0 (C)
  2. Possess an overall GPA of at least 2.75
  3. Possess at least a grade of 2.0 (C) in each course in the licensing area(s) and an overall average in each licensing area of at least 2.75
  4. Have passing scores on the CASA or other Indiana approved alternatives (ACT/SAT)
  5. Have positive recommendations from the EDUC-M 300 instructor or equivalent diversity course instructor
  6. Submit a completed application to the SEP with a copy of the official CASA or Indiana Approved Alternative test scores

Advising

For additional information on requirements, admissions materials, or requirements for specific blocks, please contact your school’s advisor.

Minor in Fine Arts - General Studio (Non-Majors)

The minor in studio arts is designed for students majoring in a subject outside of the fine arts program. This curriculum provides a broad overview of the studio art curriculum.

Core Requirements
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
FINA-F 100 Fundamental Studio - Drawing 3
FINA-F 101 Fundamental Studio - 3D 3
Choose 1 of the following
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
FINA-D 210 Digital Art: Survey and Practice (For Track 1) 3
FINA-F 102 Fundamental Studio - 2D (For Track 2) 3

Select one of the following tracks

Track 1 (pre-requisites: FINA F100, F101, D210)

Track 1 - Select 2 of the following
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
FINA-S 260 Ceramics 1 3
FINA-S 250 Graphic Design 1 3
FINA-S 217 Video Art 3
Select a 300-level studio course (See below)
Select a FINA 300-level studio course with the appropriate
200-level pre-requisite.
3

Track 2 (pre-requisites: FINA F100, F101, F102)

Track 2 - Select 2 of the following
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
FINA-S 260 Ceramics 1 3
FINA-S 200 Drawing 1 3
FINA-S 230 Painting 1 3
FINA-S 240 Printmaking 1 3
Select a 300-level studio course (See below)
Select a FINA 300-level studio course with the appropriate
200-level pre-requisite.
3

Total: 18 credits for each track

Minor in Fine Arts - General Studio (Fine Art Majors)

The minor for students pursuing the BFA or BA in studio allows fine arts students to gain more experience in an area outside of their BFA or BA curriculum. The studio minor facilitates an even broader experience in studio studies by providing students the opportunity to explore another studio area of focus with greater depth.

All are 15 credit hours

Painting

Painting - Core Requirements
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
FINA-S 345 Life Drawing 3
FINA-S 438 Water media 3
FINA-S 331* Drawing II 3
FINA-S 431* Painting III (take 2xs - 6 credits)

Drawing

Drawing - Core Requirements
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
FINA-S 345 Life Drawing 3
FINA-S 438 Water media 3
FINA-S 301* Drawing II 3
FINA-S 401* Drawing III (take 2xs - 6 credits)

Ceramics

Ceramics - Core Requirements
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
FINA-S 361* Ceramics II (take 2xs - 6 credits)
FINA-S 461* Ceramics III (take 2xs - 6 credits)
FINA-S 463 Topics in Studio Ceramics 3

Printmaking

Choose three 300-level courses (not repeated) - 9 credits

Choose three 300-level courses (not repeated)
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
FINA-S 341 Printmaking II - Intaglio 3
FINA-S 343 Printmaking II - Lithography 3
FINA-S 344 Printmaking II - Silkscreen 3
FINA-S 348 Printmaking II - Relief 3

Choose two 400-level courses (not repeated - students demonstrate advanced-level proficiency in two printmaking media) - 6 credits

Choose two 400-level courses (not repeated)
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
FINA-S 441 Printmaking III - Intaglio 3
FINA-S 443 Printmaking III - Lithography 3
FINA-S 445 Relief Printmaking Media 3

Graphic Design

Graphic Design - Core Requirements
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
FINA-S 310 Photography 3
FINA-P 323 Web Design 3
S351 Typography 3
S305* Design Center (up to 6 Credit Hours)
S451* Advanced Graphic Design (up to 6 Credit Hours)

If this course has been taken as an elective or is required by a BFA concentration area, e.g. DAIM, students would need to take more of S305 and S451.

DAIM (Digital Art and Interactive Media)

DAIM - Core Requirements
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
FINA S310 Photo 3
FINA P323 Web Design 3
FINA D310* Interactive Media (up to 6 credits)
FINA D 410* Advanced Multimedia (up to 9 credits)

If this course has been taken as an elective or is required by a BFA concentration area, e.g. Graphic Design, students would need to take more of D 310 and D 410.

*Repeatable studio courses

Minor in French

Requirements for Minors in Modern Languages

15 credit hours, including

  • F 200 Second-Year French I (3 cr.)
  • F 250 Second-Year French II (3 cr.)

Nine (9) creit hours in French beyond F250 Studnts much complete three courses at the 300 level.

Minor in German

Students muct complete three courses at the 300 level.

Minor in Literature

Requirements for a Minor in English

Eighteen (18) credit hours at the 200 level or above, including:

  1. L 371 Critical Practices (3 cr.)
  2. Nine (9) credit hours in literature survey courses chosen from the following: L 297, L 298, L 299, L 351, L 352, L 354
  3. One of the following (3 cr.):
    1. L 313 Early Plays of Shakespeare
    2. L 314 Late Plays of Shakespeare
  4. One elective

Minor in Music

A minimum of 20 credit hours in music is required to earn a minor in music. The required courses for a minor are listed below.

An audition is not required to obtain a minor in music.

Advising with full-time music faculty is not required for the Music minor.

Music Minor Requirements
These requirements are in addition to university distribution requirements
Course Number Course Title Credits
T113-114 Music Theory I and II* 6
T115-116 Ear Training I and II 2
M201-202 Literature of Music I and II 6
Applied Instrumental/Vocal Study 4
Ensemble Participation † 2
Total Credits 20
* NOTE: Some students may need to enroll in Rudiments of Music (MUS-T 109) to prepare for the work in MUS-T 113 Music Theory. Please contact the Music Department for advising.
† NOTE: For students whose ensemble is choir, it is not permissible to double-up on credits by enrolling in both Concert Choir and Community Chorus, unless the student is graduating in that semester and they have received permission from the Choral Director.

Minor in Music Recording and Production

The Minor in Music Recording provides students with the opportunity to obtain knowledge and experience in audio production and allows those who want to obtain a degree in a different discipline, or do not have a formal music background, with a concentration in Audio Production. Students in other areas of the music program, such as music business, music education, performance or composition would also benefit from the additional expertise obtained through this minor.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 18 credit hours in music is required to earn a minor in audio production. The required courses for a minor are listed below.
  • An audition is not required to obtain a minor in music.
  • Advising with full-time music faculty is not required for the audio production minor but is available as needed.
  • A minimum grade of C is required in all minor courses.
  • Students must complete the general education requirements for a bachelor's degree and requirements for a major in another subject area as the certificate is not the equivalent of a major. Students may major in any subject and still obtain an audio production minor.
Required Courses
Course Number Course Title Credits
T109 Fundamentals of Music* 3
M174 Music Appreciation 3
A101 Intro to Audio Recording 3
A270 Multi-track Studio I 3
A301 Electronic Studio I (3 hour Section) 3
A302 Electronic Studio II 2
P100 Piano Class 1
Either two semesters of Ensemble (no credit) or Performance Class or one of each is required.
If the student cannot pass an audition for an ensemble they would be required to take the performance class.

*(or T113 for students that qualify on theory placement exam)

Minor in Philosophy

By completing 15 credit hours in philosophy, including 3 credit hours in logic and 9 credit hours at the 200 level or above, students can receive a minor in philosophy. Minoring in philosophy offers students working toward another major the opportunity to expand their studies and inform their work in other disciplines. It gives students a chance to address some of the ethical questions that will undoubtedly arise within the context of their chosen field, as well as to gain a stronger grasp of the philosophical and historical elements that contribute to the foundations of their discipline. In addition, minoring in philosophy helps the student to sharpen his or her analytic skills and to achieve a greater cultural awareness.

Visit the IU Southeast bulletin webpage for more information on Philosophy major and minor requirements.

Minor in Professional Writing

IU Southeast graduates seeking employment will benefit greatly from the skills learned in the Professional Writing Minor offered by the English Department, including the ability to work in teams and to analyze, communicate, and create information across a wide range of professional writing, such as business writing, technical report writing, writing for online media, and writing for publications such as magazines and brochures. A 2009 survey of employers conducted by the American Association of Colleges and Universities found that the employers surveyed valued the knowledge offered by this minor, which is open to students from any major.

Requirements:

  • A minimum grade of C in each course is required for the minor to be awarded.
  • One course taken for this minor may be taken online.

Courses Required for the Professional Writing Minor

  1. ENG-W 234 Technical Report Writing (3 cr.)
  2. ENG-W 315 Writing for the Web (3 cr.)
  3. ENG-W 331 Business and Administrative Writing (3 cr.)
  4. ENG-W 364 The Art of Magazine Editing for Publication and Production (3 cr.)
  5. ENG-W 395 Independent Study of Writing when taught as The Art of Magazine Writing
  6. ENG-W 398 Internship in Writing or COAS-S 399 Internship (must involve a substantial writing and/or communication component and must be approved by writing faculty)

Total: 18 credit hours

Minor in Religious Studies

Students can minor in religious studies by completing 15 credit hours of religious studies courses with 9 credit hours at the 200 level or above. PHIL-P 371 Philosophy of Religion (3 cr.) may be counted in the 15 credit hours.

Introductory Level Course

  • REL-R 100 Any religious studies course at 100 level ( 3 cr. hrs.)
    • minimum grade CUpper Division Level Requirements
  • REL-R 200/300/400 3 courses (9 units) in Religious Studies at 200 level or higher And/Or ( 9 cr. hrs.)
    • minimum grade C-
    • prerequisite/co-requisite:
  • PHIL-P 371 Philosophy of Religion ( 3 cr. hrs.)
    • minimum grade C-
    • prerequisite/co-requisite: ENG-W 131 and 3 prior credits in philosophy.

Open Elective

  • REL-R 100-400 One additional REL-R course at any level. ( 3 cr. hrs.)
    • minimum grade C

Minor in Spanish

15 credit hours, including

  • S 200 Second-Year Spanish I (3 cr.)
  • S 250 Second-Year Spanish II (3 cr.)

Nine (9) creit hours of Spanish beyond S 250 (Choose 3 courses from the following: S 275, S 291, S 312, S 317 or another 300- or 400-level course)

Minor in Theatre

All course in the minor must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

  • THTR-T 120 Acting I (3 cr. hrs.)
  • THTR-T 225 Stagecraft I
  • THTR-T 270 Introduction to History of Theatre I or THTR-T 271 Introduction to History of Theatre II
  • Six (6) credit hours to be selected from theatre courses above the 100 level

Minor in Women and Gender Studies

  • Students must complete the general education requirements for a bachelor's degree and requirements for a major in another subject area as the certificate is not the equivalent of a major. Students may major in any subject and still obtain a Women’s and Gender Studies certificate.
  • The minor requires 15 credit hours in women's and gender studies. The 15 credit hours would be included in the 120-124 credit hours required for bachelor's degrees.
    • 3 credit hours, including:
      • WOST W 200 /SOC W 100 - Women in Contemporary American Society/ Gender Studies
    • 12 additional credit hours, from women’s and gender studies approved courses, including:
      • one course in humanities
      • one course in social sciences
      • electives to total 15 credit hours

Minor in Writing

Requirements for a Minor in Writing

Eighteen (18) credit hours at the 200 level or above, including:

  1. G 205 Introduction to the English Language (3 cr.)
  2. W 203 Creative Writing (3 cr.)
  3. One of the following (3 cr.):
    1. W 231 Professional Writing Skills
    2. W 234 Technical Report Writing
    3. W 290 Writing in the Arts and Sciences
    4. W 315 Writing for the Web
  4. W 350 Advanced Expository Writing (3 cr.)
  5. One of the following (3 cr.):
    1. W 270 Argumentative Writing
    2. W 420 Argumentative Writing
  6. Electives: 3 additional credit hours in a course chosen from the following: ENG-W 207, W 231, W 234, W 290, W 301, W 303, W 310, W 311, W 315, W 395, W 398, W 401, W 403, W 405, W 410, W 411, W 490, W 497, W 498; JOUR-J 200; THTR-T 453, T 454

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