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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

The History minor aims to sharpen students’ ability to think critically, argue logically, conduct research, analyze data, and communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, within coursework that forms an excellent preparation for entering the professional world or graduate school.

Minor in International Studies - Africa Concentration

The minor in International Studies offers perspectives to understand the world globally with a concentration on Africa to target local expertise. It draws from language and culture, history, political science, economics and geography to build multi-cultural competency, the ability to work in a diverse environment, multi-lingual communications skills, analytical and information management skills, and more.

Minor in International Studies - East Asia Concentration

The minor in International Studies offers perspectives to understand the world globally with a concentration on East Asia to target local expertise. It draws from language and culture, history, political science, economics and geography to build multi-cultural competency, the ability to work in a diverse environment, multi-lingual communications skills, analytical and information management skills, and more.

Minor in International Studies - Europe Concentration

The minor in International Studies offers perspectives to understand the world globally with a concentration on Europe to target local expertise. It draws from language and culture, history, political science, economics and geography to build multi-cultural competency, the ability to work in a diverse environment, multi-lingual communications skills, analytical and information management skills, and more.

Minor in International Studies - Latin America Concentration

The minor in International Studies offers perspectives to understand the world globally with a concentration on Latin America to target local expertise. It draws from language and culture, history, political science, economics and geography to build multi-cultural competency, the ability to work in a diverse environment, multi-lingual communications skills, analytical and information management skills, and more.

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

Psychology is a scientific field that focuses on the study of behavior and mental processes. The psychology minor gives you a background in the applied, experimental, and social/relational aspects of the broad field of study that is psychology. Students who choose this minor are pursuing careers outside of counseling and may use the psychology minor to better understand human behaviors or motivations in settings such as medicine, law enforcement, business, education, or the arts.

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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