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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

Required:

  • CJUS-P 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 cr.)

One of the following:

  • CJUS-P 200 Theories of Crime and Deviance (3 cr.)
  • CJUS-P 374 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)

Three of the following:

  • CJUS-P 200 Theories of Crime and Deviance (3 cr.)
  • CJUS-P 374 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.) OR CJUS-P 376 Procedural Criminal Law (3 cr.)
  • CJUS-P 301 Police in Contemporary Society (3 cr.)
  • CJUS-P 302 Courts and Criminal Justice (3 cr.)
  • CJUS-P 303 Corrections and Criminal Justice (3 cr.)

Total number of hours required for the minor is 15. Note that P200 and P374 can count in only one of the above categories.

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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 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 21 credit hours, including:
(At least 15 of the 21 credits must be from 200-level courses or higher.)

  • 2nd year of a foreign language (6 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 21 credit hours, including:
(At least 15 of the 21 credits must be from 200-level courses or higher.)

  • 2nd year of a foreign language (6 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 21 credit hours, including:
(At least 15 of the 21 credits must be from 200-level courses or higher.)

  • 2nd year of a foreign language (6 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

15 credit hours consisting of:
  • JOUR-C 200: Intro to Mass Communications
  • JOUR-J 200: Reporting, Writing & Editing I
  • JOUR-C 327: Writing for Publication | Student Media - The Horizon
  • JOUR-J 300: Communications Law
  • One additional course: JOUR-J 210 (Visual Communications), JOUR-J 301 (Social Media Strategies), JOUR-J 303 (Online Journalism) or another course approved by a journalism faculty member.

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Minor in Political Science

Minimum of 15 credit hours, including:

  • POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)
  • One course in comparative politics
  • One course in international politics

(At least 9 credit hours of the minor must be taken on this campus.)

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Minor in Pre-Expressive Therapy

18 credit hours in Psychology including:

PSY-P 101 - Introductory Psychology I
PSY-P 102 - Introductory Psychology II
PSY-P 324 - Abnormal Psychology
PSY-B 310 - Life-Span Development
PSY-B 386 - Introduction to Counseling

One course from the following list:

  • PSY-B 354 - Adult Development and Aging
  • PSY-P 316 - Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence
  • PSY-P 319 - Psychology of Personality
  • PSY-P 335 - Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY-P 425 - Behavioral Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence

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Minor in Pre-Law

Students with a pre-law minor will complete the following three courses. Between them, these three courses will emphasize four of the ABA’s recommended skill/competency areas, viz. problem solving, oral communication/listening, background knowledge, and exposure to the law.

Required Courses
Dept./
Course #
Title Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
PHIL-P150 Elementary Logic
POLS-Y304 Constitutional Law
SPCH-S228
or
PHIL-P113
Argumentation and Debate
or
Introduction to Debate, Argument, and Persuasion
SPCH-S121 & sophomore standing

Students with a pre-law minor are also required to complete one course from each of the three distribution areas listed below. These distribution areas correspond to combinations of the remaining ABA recommended skill/competency areas. In fulfilling the distribution requirements, students may take no more than two courses from any one discipline and two of their three courses must be at the 300 level of higher.

Elective Courses (Choose One Per Distribution Area)

Critical Reading, Writing, and Problem Solving
Dept./
Course #
Title Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
ENG-W270/420 Argumentative Writing ENG-W131 with a C or higher
ENG-L371 Critical Practices ENG-W131 with a C or higher
HIST-A302 Revolutionary America, 1763 - 1791 HIST-H105 or H106 or instructor consent
HIST-A303 United States 1792 - 1829 HIST-H105 or H106 or instructor consent
POLS-Y349 Comparative Public Policy
POLS-Y384 Developments in American Political Thought
POLS-Y392 Problems of Contemporary Political Philosophy
SOC-S360 Topics in Social Policy SOC-S163 or 3 hours of intro sociology
SOC-S403 Industry, Labor and Community SOC-S163 or 3 hours of intro sociology

Public Service, Promotion of Justice, and Background Knowledge
Dept./
Course #
Title Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
HIST-A381 Civil Rights Era in the U.S. HIST-H105 or HIST-H106 or instructor
consent
HIST-F341 Latin America: Conquest and Empire
HIST-F342 Latin America: Evolution and Revolution
PHIL-P343 Classics in Social and Political Philosophy ENG-W 131 and 3 credit hours in philosophy
PHIL-P345 Problems in Social and Political Philosophy ENG-W 131 and 3 credit hours in philosophy
PHIL-P375 Philosophy of Law ENG-W 131 and 3 credit hours in philosophy
POLS-Y103 Intro to American Politics
POLS-Y306 State Politics in the U.S.
POLS-Y317 Voting, Elections, Public Opinion
POLS-Y337 Latin American Politics
SOCS-R463 Inequality and Society SOC-S163 or 3 hours of intro sociology

Organization, Management, Relationship Building, and Collaboration
Dept./
Course #
Title Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
BUS-L201 Legal Environment of Business
POLS-Y302 Public Bureaucracy in Modern Society
POLS-Y303 Formation of Public Policy in the United States
PSY-B378 Intro to Industrial Psychology 3 credit hours of psychology or instructor consent
SPCH-S229 Discussion and Group Methods SPCH-S121 & sophomore standing
SPCH-S306 Leadership SPCH-S121 & junior standing

Minor in Public Relations

15 credit hours consisting of:
  • JOUR-C 200: Intro to Mass Communications
  • JOUR-J 200: Reporting, Writing & Editing I
  • JOUR-J 321: Principles of Public Relations
  • JOUR-J 349: Public Relations Writing
  • JOUR-J 429: Public Relations Campaigns

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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

18 credit hours, including: SOC-S 163 and 15 additional hours of 200-400-level sociology courses.

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