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School of Arts & Letters Minors

The School of Arts and Letters minors are listed below as well as information about the IU Southeat BASES Program.

BASES Program

BASES stands for Business + Arts & Sciences + Education + Society. It's a new way for students to combine skills, talents, convictions and interests in ways that make them better able to succeed in today's cross-disciplinary working world.

BASES allows you to pursue a minor in another School or discipline to round out your degree, providing you with additional career options and paths post-graduation. Learn more about how your major pairs with a minor in another area of study by visiting the BASES website.

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.

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Minor in Communication

Learn the foundations of human communication, like effective speaking, teamwork and interpersonal relationships. This is a versatile minor that is ideal for any profession where the ability to communicate is essential, like management, law, ministry and more.

Minor in Communication Theatre

The Theatre minor offers students an opportunity to experience the tradition and experience of the theatre. It allows students to branch out from their major subject of study, and also be better equipped to participate confidently in one or more of the co-curricular and extra-curricular experiences generated by the theatre program. This minor can be combined with any major and minor except the Theatre major.

Minor in Creative Writing

Students will learn terms and concepts of the craft, acquire competency in writing, revising, critiquing and analyzing, and develop an appreciation for literary culture and the ways that writing relates to other art forms. Students will create original works in fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction, and participate in university and community events featuring readings, lectures, plays, and gallery shows.

Minor in Digital Art

The Digital Art minor provides students with the instruction, equipment, and resources to communicate creatively with established and evolving approaches, including traditional and experimental film and video, photography, audio production, animation, projection mapping, and motion-based interactivity. An emphasis on industry-standard hardware and software skill development is balanced with in-depth examination of the meaning of still, moving, and interactive images in contemporary culture and the individualized pursuit of artistic expression.

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.

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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

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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. Digital Arts, students would need to take more of S305 and S451.

Digital Arts

Digital Arts - 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

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Minor in French

The minor in French supports the development of students’ language skills and knowledge of Francophone cultures around the globe. Course offerings provide ample opportunities for the growth of language abilities in listening, speaking, reading and writing while also providing avenues for exploring the history, literature, artistic expression, institutions, and day-to-day cultural reality of societies for which French is a central medium of communication.

Minor in German

The minor in German allows students to connect with their past, and appreciate the richness of the world created by German-speaking people from Kant to Einstein. To introduce the German-speaking world, we offer a broad range of courses in language, culture, literature, and film. In the process of learning German, students acquire the necessary skills to think critically when interacting with today's world.

Minor in Leadership

The interdisciplinary minor in leadership provides students with an opportunity to develop fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to assume leadership, supervisory or management positions in private companies and nonprofit organizations.

Minor in Literature

The minor in Literature provides insights into cultural traditions and practices, develops students' abilities to write analytical arguments, and promotes critical thinking. It helps students in a variety of majors demonstrate the significant expertise they have accrued, and helps direct students with a significant interest in English Literature to sequences and sets of courses that are designed to develop their interest.

Minor in Music

Music minors take courses that engage them in the general study of music through music literature, theory, ear training, technology, ensemble work and performance.

Minor in Music Recording and Production

The minor in Music Recording/Production 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, to pursue 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.

Minor in Philosophy

Minoring in philosophy 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.

Minor in Professional Writing

The minor in Professional Writing delivers career-ready skills 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.

Minor in Recreation

The minor in Recreation is designed for students who wish to add a recreation administration specialty to their studies, with core courses in foundations of recreation and leisure, leadership methods, sports programming, tourism studies and more, and elective courses in areas of public health.

Minor in Religious Studies

A minor in Religious Studies offers a student the opportunity to gain skills in critical thinking, writing, and reading. These are vital and necessary skills for success in a rapidly changing work world.

Minor in Spanish

The minor in Spanish develops the linguistic and intellectual agility that students need in order to thrive in an increasingly global society. Spanish students at all levels can enhance their classroom experience by studying in Latin America or Spain and by participating in service learning projects that encourage engagement with members of the local Spanish-speaking community.

Minor in Strategic Communication

The minor in Strategic Communication will help you learn how organizations use communication to propel their mission, build a successful brand and cultivate relationships with consumers and stakeholders. Coursework reflects the current state of the strategic communication industry, including persuasion, promotion and telecommunications. It is ideal for careers in advertising, public relations, brand management and more.

Minor in Studio Art - Ceramics

This minor is for fine arts students pursuing the BFA or BA in studio, and allows them 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 giving students the opportunity to explore another studio area of focus with greater depth.

Minor in Studio Art - Drawing

The minor is for fine arts students pursuing the BFA or BA in studio, and allows them 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 giving students the opportunity to explore another studio area of focus with greater depth.

Minor in Studio Art - Graphic Design

The minor is for fine arts students pursuing the BFA or BA in studio, and allows them 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 giving students the opportunity to explore another studio area of focus with greater depth.

Minor in Studio Art - Painting

The minor is for fine arts students pursuing the BFA or BA in studio, and allows them 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 giving students the opportunity to explore another studio area of focus with greater depth.

Minor in Studio Art - Printmaking

The minor is for fine arts students pursuing the BFA or BA in studio, and allows them 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 giving students the opportunity to explore another studio area of focus with greater depth.

Minor in Supervision

The minor in supervision is designed to prepare trainees and entry-level supervisory personnel, but also to allow students to broaden their knowledge in areas of business and (OLS) organizational leadership and supervision (OLS), communication skills, counseling and human behavior, and safety management.

Minor in Women and Gender Studies

The minor in Women's and Gender Studies is interdisciplinary and draws from diverse specializations. Students learn and share knowledge about the way gender, sexuality, and culture shape the experiences, ideologies, individuals, and politics in the world. Students explore issues of gender, sexuality, and culture in the context of history, literature, class studies, religion, art, philosophy, sociology, the natural sciences and other areas.

Minor in Writing

The minor in English (writing) allows students from any major to explore writing. It is an ideal gateway for careers that emphasize communication and critical thinking, including law, business, journalism, public service, and education. Our dedicated department offers courses in poetry, fiction, nonfiction and web writing, but is still small enough for students to make personal connections with their peers and professors.

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