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School of Social Sciences Minors

Social Sciences minors are listed below as well as inofrmation about the IU Southeast 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 Criminology and Criminal Justice

The minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice provides students with a general understanding of the nature of crime and includes an analysis of the entire criminal justice system and its relationship with other institutions in society. Students will develop problem-solving abilities and organizational skills to face problems confronting society such as community and police relations, urban crime, and issues involving correctional facilities.

Minor in History

18 credit hours in history

  • three courses from among:
    • HIST-E 100 Introduction to African History
    • HIST-F 100 Issues in Latin American History: Introduction
    • HIST-G 100 Introduction to Asian History
    • HIST-G 101 Introduction to Chinese History
    • HIST-G 102 Introduction to Japanese History
    • HIST-H 101 The World in the Twentieth Century
    • HIST-H 103 Europe: Renaissance to Napoleon
    • HIST-H 104 Europe: Napoleon to the Present
    • HIST-H 105 American History: General Course I
    • HIST-H 106 American History: General Course II
    • HIST-W 101 World Civilizations To 1500
  • three 200, 300, or 400 level courses, including:
    • H 236 The Historian's Craft (sophomore seminar)
    • one course from a second geographical area

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Minor in International Studies - East Asia Concentration

The International Studies Minor provides students with an opportunity to place studies in their major field within an international context.

Requires 24 credit hours, including:
(At least 15 of the 24 credits must be from 200-level courses or higher.)

  • 2nd year of a foreign language (6 credits)
  • INTL-I 100 - Introduction to International Studies (3 credits)
  • 2 courses (6 credits) from:
    1. ECON-E 333 - International Economics or
      POLS-Y 376
      - International Political Economy
    2. GEOG-G 201 - World Regional Geography
    3. POLS-Y 109 - Introduction to International Relations or
      POLS-Y 107 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
    4. HIST-H 101 - The World in the 20th Century
  • 3 courses from one of the International Studies Regional Concentrations - one course each from Groups A, B, and C.

Group A: Language and Culture (one course)

  • ENG-L 107
  • FINA-A 362
  • REL-R 153

Group B: History and Philosophy (one course)

  • HIST-G 100
  • HIST-G 200
  • HIST-H 207
  • HIST-H 208
  • HIST-G 385
  • HIST-G 451
  • HIST-G 387
  • PHIL-P 170
  • PHIL-P 334
  • PHIL-P 374

Group C: Politics and Geography (one course)

  • POLS-Y 369

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Minor in International Studies - Europe Concentration

The International Studies Minor provides students with an opportunity to place studies in their major field within an international context.

Requires 24 credit hours, including:
(At least 15 of the 24 credits must be from 200-level courses or higher.)

  • 2nd year of a foreign language (6 credits)
  • INTL-I 100 - Introduction to International Studies (3 credits)
  • 2 courses (6 credits) from:
    1. ECON-E 333 - International Economics or
      POLS-Y 376
      - International Political Economy
    2. GEOG-G 201 - World Regional Geography
    3. POLS-Y 109 - Introduction to International Relations or
      POLS-Y 107 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
    4. HIST-H 101 - The World in the 20th Century
  • 3 courses from one of the International Studies Regional Concentrations - one course each from Groups A, B, and C.

Group A: Language and Culture (one course)

  • ENG-L 101
  • ENG-L 102
  • FINA-A 102
  • FINA-A 315
  • FINA-A 322
  • FREN-F 363
  • FREN-F 461
  • GER-G 363
  • GER-G 415
  • GER-G 418
  • GER-G 464
  • HUMA-U 101
  • HUMA-U 102
  • SPAN-S 407
  • SPAN-S 408
  • SPAN-S 411

Group B: History and Philosophy (one course)

  • HIST-H 103
  • HIST-H 104
  • HIST-H 206
  • HIST-B 312
  • HIST-D 310
  • HIST-D 330
  • PHIL-P 304
  • REL-R 152

Group C: Politics and Geography (one course)

  • POLS-Y 335
  • POLS-Y 349
  • POLS-Y 354
  • GEOG-G 418

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Minor in International Studies - Latin America Concentration

The International Studies Minor provides students with an opportunity to place studies in their major field within an international context.

Requires 24 credit hours, including:
(At least 15 of the 24 credits must be from 200-level courses or higher.)

  • 2nd year of a foreign language (6 credits)
  • INTL-I 100 - Introduction to International Studies (3 credits)
  • 2 courses (6 credits) from:
    1. ECON-E 333 - International Economics or
      POLS-Y 376
      - International Political Economy
    2. GEOG-G 201 - World Regional Geography
    3. POLS-Y 109 - Introduction to International Relations or
      POLS-Y 107 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
    4. HIST-H 101 - The World in the 20th Century
  • 3 courses from one of the International Studies Regional Concentrations - one course each from Groups A, B, and C.

Group A: Language and Culture (one course)

  • FINA-A 150
  • FINA-A 452
  • SPAN-S 275
  • SPAN-S 301
  • SPAN-S 302
  • SPAN-S 363
  • SPAN-S 471
  • SPAN-S 472

Group B: History and Philosophy (one course)

  • HIST-F 100
  • HIST-F 341
  • HIST-F 342
  • HIST-H 231
  • HIST-F 232
  • SPAN-S 412

Group C: Politics and Geography (one course)

  • POLS-Y 337
  • GEOG-G 323

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Minor in Multimedia Journalism

In the Multimedia Journalism minor, students develop practical skills in interviewing, news and feature writing, managing web content, coordinating social media, designing print and digital publications, and creating multimedia stories. Students create publishable pieces of content in your class and take part in a two-semester internship on the national award-winning campus multimedia news organization, The Horizon.

Minor in Political Science

The minor in Political Science introduces fundamental issues in the governmental process, social conditions that create a need for government, structure and procedures of governments, control of governments and enforcement of responsibility, and relationships among governments.

Minor in Pre-Expressive Therapy

Expressive Therapy is the use of drama, writing, art, or music as therapy for mental health issues. The Pre-Expressive Therapy minor is designed to provide students who plan to obtain a graduate degree in Expressive Therapy (Recreational Therapy) with the psychological background needed to succeed in their graduate course work.

Minor in Interdisciplinary Pre-Law

Students pursuing the Interdisciplinary Pre-Law minor will complete three courses emphasizing four of the ABA’s recommended skill/competency areas: problem solving, oral communication/listening, background knowledge, and exposure to the law.

Minor in Public Relations

The Public Relations minor provides an understanding of the role of public relations in society, as well as skills necessary for developing professional public relations materials for a variety of organizations including corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits.

Minor in Psychology

18 credit hours, including:

  • P101 Introductory Psychology I
  • P102 Introductory Psychology II

Group I: Choose ONE from the following

  • P325 Psychology of Learning
  • P326 Behavioral Neuroscience
  • P329 Sensation and Perception
  • P335 Cognitive Psychology
  • P407 Drugs and the Nervous System
  • P411 Neural Bases of Learning and Memory
  • P417 Animal Behavior

Group II: Choose ONE from the following

  • B310 Life-Span Development
  • P319 Psychology of Personality
  • P320 Social Psychology
  • B354 Adult Development and Aging
  • P305 Psychology and Culture

Group III: Choose ONE from the following

  • B378 Introduction to Industrial Psychology
  • P324 Abnormal Psychology
  • P336 Psychological Tests and Individual Differences
  • P430 Behavior Modification
  • P366 Concepts and Applications of Organizational Psychology
  • P386 Introduction to Counseling

Electives in psychology to total 18 credit hours

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Minor in Sociology

Sociology is the scientific study of human social relationships with a focus on the causes and consequences of human group behavior. Sociologists are concerned with culturally shared and learned beliefs and behavior patterns. Sociology involves the gathering of information about society that is used to make generalizations and predictions about causes and consequences of social behavior.

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