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Minors

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Art History Minor

*Effective Fall 2020, this minor is scheduled for redesign. More information can be found here

Minor Requirements
ART 205Survey of Art History I3
ART 255Survey of Art History II3
ART 257Theory and Criticism of Visual Culture3
Select nine credit hours from the following:9
Topics in Ancient/Medieval Art
Topics in Modern/Contemporary Art
Topics in Renaissance/Baroque Art
Topics in Non-Western Art
Select three credit hours from the following:3
Aesthetics and the Arts
Topics in Ancient/Medieval Art
Topics in Modern/Contemporary Art
Independent Research/Project
Topics in Renaissance/Baroque Art
Topics in Non-Western Art
Internship In Art
Total Credit Hours21

University Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and/or general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Digital Animation Minor

Minor Requirements
ART 110Beginning Drawing I3
ART 120Two-Dimensional Design3
ART 160Beginning Drawing II3
ART 210Animation Fundamentals3
ART 229Design Software Applications3
ART 250Motion Graphics3
ART 321Digital 3D Modeling3
ART 325Digital 3D Lighting3
Total Credit Hours24

University Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and/or general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Graphic Design Minor

Minor Requirements
ART 110Beginning Drawing I3
ART 120Two-Dimensional Design3
ART 229Design Software Applications3
ART 329Graphic Design I3
ART 333Typography3
ART 395Graphic Design II3
ART 492Graphic Design III3
Total Credit Hours21

University Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and/or general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Cinema Minor

Minor Requirements
CIN 100Introduction to Film3
CIN 245Production I3
CIN 255Editing3
CIN 342Screenwriting3
THR 275Script Analysis3
Select six additional credit hours in Cinema numbered 300 or higher6
Total Credit Hours21

University Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and/or general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Childhood Studies Minor

Missouri Western State University offers an interdisciplinary minor in childhood studies. This minor is intended for those students who have child-related emphases in their major disciplines, such as juvenile delinquency, child psychology, or pediatrics or for those who simply wish to learn more about the subject of childhood.  The minor will also provide a foundation of study for those students who intend to go on to professional or graduate school in order to study in child-related areas. This minor does not provide students with certification to teach in the state of Missouri.

Each student interested in this minor should discuss with his or her major academic advisor which courses best fit that student's discipline and concentration area as well as which general studies courses need to be chosen to satisfy prerequisites. Minor declaration forms shall be kept on file by the Director of Childhood Studies.

To insure that the minor is a truly interdisciplinary experience, at least three disciplines must be represented with no more than nine hours coming from any one discipline:

Minor Requirements
Select eighteen credit hours from the following:18
Family, Community, and Schools: Partnering for Young Children 1
Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child 2
Collaborating with Parents and Families
Literature for Adolescents
Literature for Children
Domestic Relations
Introduction to Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Law and Procedures
Maternal/Newborn Nursing 5
Pediatric Nursing 5
Child Growth and Motor Development
Child/Adolescent Psychology 3
Life-Span Developmental Psychology
Child Psychopathology and Exceptionalities 4
The Family
Family and Child Welfare
Theatre for Children and Youth
Internship: Relevant field experience/practicum/internship through any academic department 6
Relevant Special Topics Course offered through any academic department 6
Relevant Independent Study arranged with any full-time faculty member 6
Total Credit Hours18

University Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and/or general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Entrepreneurship Minor

Minor Requirements
ENT 201Entrepreneurship I3
ENT 301Entrepreneurship II3
Select twelve additional credit hours from the following:12
Group I:
Introductory Financial Accounting
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Personal Finance
Introduction to Business
Business Law I
Organizational Behavior
Principles of Marketing
Consumer Behavior
Professional Selling and Sales Management
Advertising and Promotion
Group II:
Introduction to Web Page Development
Data Analytics
Beginning Drawing I
Two-Dimensional Design
Human Ecology
Technology and Society
Construction Materials
Organic Chemistry II
Environmental Chemistry & Chemical Management
Introduction to Film
Production I
Introduction to Mass Media
Introduction to Strategic Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Persuasion
Small Group Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Organizational Communication
Strategic Communication Campaigns
Economics of Health Care
Economics of the Environment
Electrical Circuits I
Programming for Engineering Technology
Computer-Aided Drafting I
Computer-Aided Drafting II
Engineering Materials
Technical Report Writing
Technology and Society
Creative Writing: Prose
Creative Writing: Poetry
Web Content and Design
Document Design
Multimedia Authoring
French for the Professional
Globalization, Labor, and Resources
Human Resources and Operations Management
Technology And Society
Introduction to Digital Photography
Publication Design
Web Content and Design
Multimedia Storytelling
Media Law and Ethics
Interpersonal Conflict Resolution
Conflict Management
Manufacturing Processes
Manufacturing Methods
Entrepreneurship in Music
Live Sound Reinforcement
Seminar in Music Business Practices
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Social Psychology
Law for the Recreation and Sport Practitioner
Marketing in Recreation and Sport
Entrepreneurship in Recreation and Sport
Spanish for the Professional
Production Participation
Technical Production 1
Acting I
Elementary Chinese I
Elementary French I
Elementary German I
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Chinese II
Elementary French II
Elementary German II
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Chinese I
Intermediate French I
Intermediate German I
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Chinese II
Intermediate French II
Intermediate German II
Intermediate Spanish II
Total Credit Hours18

University Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and/or general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Our minors help you explore your interests and further develop your career goals. With three minors, we offer a range of studies so you can enhance your studies with a specialization. Or, pursue secondary interests while you complete your studies.

Are you ready to declare this major or minor? Download, sign and submit the form(s) to the School of Fine Arts.

Declaring a Minor
A student cannot get a minor in the same area as their major, emphasis, or concentration. Minor coursework must consist of a minimum of four credit hours beyond the student’s major, emphasis, concentration, and general studies requirements.

Requirements for All Minors
To be awarded a minor, an overall GPA of at least 2.0 must be earned in the required minor coursework unless a higher standard is noted for a specific minor program. The same course in a degree minor may be used to fulfill major course requirements unless stated in a major or minor. Substitution courses are not allowed.