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Minors2018-08-29T14:56:59-05:00

Humanities Minor

Minor Requirements
HUM 203Humanities: Ancient and Medieval3
HUM 204Humanities: Middle Ages to the French Revolution3
HUM 205Humanities: American Revolution to the Present3
Select one from the following:3
Selected Readings in the Humanities
A course approved by Humanities faculty
Select six credit hours from Humanities, History (except HIS 365), Philosophy or Religion; or courses selected from the following list; or courses approved by the Humanities faculty:6
Survey of Art History I
Survey of Art History II
Technology and Society
Introduction to Film
Film Theory and Criticism
Film Studies
Selected Topics in Cinema
Persuasion
Survey of Rhetorical Theory
Intercultural Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Language Awareness
Creative Writing: Prose
Creative Writing: Poetry
The Making of Contemporary Literature: The Mochila Review
History of the English Language
English Literature course numbered 320 or higher
Summer Study/Travel Program in France: Field Work in Paris and Surrounding Area
Summer Study/Travel Program in a French-speaking Country: Oral and Written French
Summer Study/Travel Program in France: Field Work in Paris and Surrounding Area
Summer Study/Travel Program in French-speaking Country: Oral and Written French
Readings in Francophone Culture and Civilization
Contemporary French Society
Introduction to French Culture, Civilization and Literature I
Introduction to French Culture, Civilization and Literature II
Introduction to French Culture, Civilization and Literature III
German Literature in Translation
Topics in German
Advanced German Culture
History of Music: Ancient to Baroque
History of Music: Classical to Modern
Music History III
Political Theory
Contemporary Political Philosophy
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Psychology of Transpersonal and Spiritual Experience
Shakespeare in Performance
History of Theatre
Preparatory Course for Interim Program Spanish Studies Abroad
Interim Program in Spanish Studies Abroad: Oral Spanish
Spanish Readings
Introduction to Hispanic Civilization and Culture
Introduction to Hispanic Civilization and Culture II
Preparatory Course for Interim Program in Spanish Studies Abroad
Interim Program in Spanish Studies Abroad: Oral Spanish
The Literature of Spain
Selected Studies in Literature in Spanish
Topics in Spanish
Total Credit Hours18

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.

Philosophy Minor

Minor Requirements
PHL 219Reasoning and Argumentation3
or PHL 220 Symbolic Logic
PHL 230Ethics3
or PHL 330 Topics in Ethical Theory
Select two courses from the following:6
Ancient Philosophy
Medieval Philosophy
Modern Philosophy
Topics in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Philosophy
Select six credit hours from Philosophy or courses approved by Philosophy faculty 16
Total Credit Hours18

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 general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a grade of C or higher in all minor coursework.
  4. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Religion Minor

Minor Requirements
Select two from the following:6
Religions of East Asia and Oceania
Religions of the West
Religions of South Asia and Africa
Select one from the following:3
Introduction to Biblical Studies
Religion of the Hebrew Bible
Religion of the New Testament
Philosophy of Religion
Select one from the following:3
Selected Topics in Religion
War, Peace, & Religion
Selected Topics in Peace & Conflict Studies
Selected Topics in Comparative Philosophy
Select two courses in Religion or courses approved by Religion faculty, one of which may come from the following:6
ENG 321
The Crusades
Heresy, Witchcraft, and Magic in Pre-Modern Europe
Humanities: Ancient and Medieval
Ethics
Ancient Philosophy
Medieval Philosophy
Topics in Ethical Theory
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Psychology of Transpersonal and Spiritual Experience
Introduction to Archaeology
World of Islam: People, Cultures & Societies
Death And Dying
Total Credit Hours18

NOTE: Minor coursework must include at least 6 credit hours from courses number 300 or higher.

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 general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a grade of C or higher in all minor coursework.
  4. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Gender and Power Studies Minor

Missouri Western State University offers an interdisciplinary minor in Gender and Power Studies. This minor is intended for those students who have interest in social justice issues and want to learn about the complexities inherent in systems of power (race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability among others). This minor is intended for students who have concentrations in their major disciplines, such as communication, political science, psychology, sociology, or for those who wish to learn more about the complex issues regarding gender and power. 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 these areas.

Each student interested in the 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. Students enrolled in the Gender and Power Studies minor will also be assigned an advisor from the Gender and Power Studies Committee. Minor declaration forms will be kept on file by the Director of Gender and Power Studies.

Gender and Power Studies minor requires 18 credits in at least three disciplines with no more than nine hours coming from any one discipline.

Minor Requirements
Select eighteen credit hours from the following:18
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Communicating Intimacy
Multicultural Education
Domestic Relations
Civil Rights Law
Victimology
Human Sexuality
Contemporary Political Philosophy
Topics in Ethical Theory
Gender and Politics
Psychology of Gender
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Social Inequality and Stratification: Class, Power and Wealth
The Family
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Family and Child Welfare
Internship: Relevant field experience/practicum/internship arranged through any academic department. 1
Relevant Special Topics Course offered through any academic department. 1
Relevant Independent Study arranged with any full-time faculty member. 1
Total Credit Hours18

For more courses designated as GAP, please contact the faculty member who coordinates the Gender and Power Studies program.

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.

International Studies Minor

The minor in International Studies is designed to give students exposure to international issues from different perspectives. With the growing globalization of business, governments, and recreation, it is almost certain that today's students will participate in international activities. This minor can help prepare them to maximize the benefit from those interactions.

Minor Requirements
Select twenty-four credit hours from the following groups: 124
Foreign Language Group:
Elementary French I
Elementary German I
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary French II
Elementary German II
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate French I
Intermediate German I
Intermediate Spanish I
French for the Professional
German for the Professional
Spanish for the Professional
Social Science Group:
Geography of Europe
Globalization, Labor, and Resources
English History since 1688
Recent European History
History of Latin America
Comparative Political Systems
American Foreign Policy
Selected Topics in Religion
War, Peace, & Religion
Selected Topics in Peace & Conflict Studies
Selected Topics in Comparative Philosophy
Business Group:
International Trade
Comparative Economic Systems
International Financial Management
Global Viewpoint
and Business Study/Travel Experience
International Management
International Marketing and Trade
Total Credit Hours24

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.

Peace & Conflict Studies Minor

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Students must complete at least 18 credit hours from the categories listed below. At least three disciplines must be represented with at least two courses outside of the student's major degree program. 

Minor Requirements
Core PACS Courses:
Select at least two of the following:6-9
Introduction to Mediation
Exploring War and Peace in the Modern World
War, Peace, & Religion
Other PACS Courses:
Select at least one of the following:3-12
Selected Topics in Peace & Conflict Studies (may be repeated)
Conflict Management
Selected Topics in Peace & Conflict Studies (may be repeated)
Selected Topics in Peace & Conflict Studies (may be repeated)
Peace and Justice in Post-Conflict Societies
Selected Topics in Peace & Conflict Studies (may be repeated)
Restricted Electives:
Select no more than two of the following:0-6
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Recent European History
Domestic Relations
Civil Rights Law
Introduction to Corrections
Probation and Parole
Criminal Justice Concepts and Issues
Victimology
Ethics
Political Theory
Contemporary Political Philosophy
Topics in Ethical Theory
Selected Topics in Professional Ethics
International Politics
Political Theory
Contemporary Political Philosophy
Gender and Politics
Latin American Political Systems
American Public Policy
Seminar on Terrorism and Homeland Security
International Organizations
American Foreign Policy
Psychology of Communication
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Social Problems
Social Inequality and Stratification: Class, Power and Wealth
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Criminology

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 a range of minors to choose from, you can customize a program focused on your individual interests and needs.

Are you ready to declare a minor? Download, sign and submit the form(s) to the Philosophy and Religion Department.

Declaring a Minor
Students should choose a minor that is different from their major, emphasis or concentration. Minor coursework consists 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.