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Minors - School of Liberal Arts

Minors in the following areas in conjunction with the Degree of Bachelor of Arts:

  • English
  • Modern Language (French, German or Spanish)
  • Mass Communication
  • Music
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Speech Communication
  • Theatre Arts
  • Africana Social Sciences
  • Criminal Justice
  • History
  • International Affairs
  • International Studies
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Women and Gender Studies

ENGLISH
Minor Requirements: minimum of 18 semester hours in the English course program.

MODERN LANGUAGE (FRENCH, GERMAN OR SPANISH)
Majors of other disciplines may receive a minor in Modern Languages (French, German or Spanish). By completing a minimum of 18 semester hours in one language and culture, students are empowered with an increasingly valuable asset. Students who seek a minor in Modern Languages should include the following courses as electives: MLF 331 (French) Advanced Composition and Conversation I, MLG 331 (German) Advanced Composition and Conversation I, or MLS (Spanish) Advanced Composition and Conversation I. Students majoring in Religion and Philosophy with an emphasis must of Christian Studies must take Greek to fulfill the language requirement.

MASS COMMUNICATIONS
Majors of other disciplines may receive a minor in Mass Communications by completing a minimum of 18 semester hours in an area of emphasis in the Mass Communications course program.

MUSIC
The minor in music offers a general introduction to the history, theory, and performance of Western music. An audition before Department of Music faculty is required for entry, in which students must demonstrate proficiency in vocal or instrumental performance.
Course Requirements: 18 hours

Music Theory: MU 231, 232
Music History: MU 324, 325
Ensemble: MU 110 (for two semesters)
Applied Music: MU 111, 112, 211, 212

RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY
Majors of other disciplines may receive a minor in Religion and Philosophy by completing a minimum of 18 semester hours in the Religion and Philosophy course program.


SPEECH COMMUNICATION
Minor in General Speech Communication

SC 101 - Introduction to Human Communication, 3 hours
SC 220 - Communication Ethics, 3 hours
SC 301 - Issues in Multicultural Communication, 3 hours
SC 335 - Introduction to Argumentation and Debate, 3 hours
SC 401 - Small Group Communication, 3 hours; OR TA 110 Acting I, 3 hours
SC 407 - Special Topics in Speech Communication, 3 hours

ANY ONE (1) of the following topics:

  • Rhetorical Criticism (SCA 407)
  • International Communication (SCB 407)
  • Gender Communication (SCC 407)
  • Social Movements (SCD 407)
  • Communication Theory (SCE 407)
  • Interviewing (SCF 407)
  • Intimate Communication (SCG 407)
  • Nonverbal Communication (SCH 407)
  • Health Communication (SCI 407)
  • Leadership Communication (SCJ 407)
  • Computer-Mediated Communication (SCK 407)
  • Family Communication (SCL 407)
  • Classroom Communication (SCM 407)
  • Contemporary Dance Technique (SCN 407)

THEATRE ARTS

TA 110 - Acting I, 3 hours
TA 102 - Elements of Play Production, 3 hours
TA 210 - Acting II, 3 hours
TA 302 - Theater History, 3 hours
TA 310 - Acting III, 3 hours
TA 402 - Black American Drama, 3 hours

AFRICANA SOCIAL SCIENCES
Course Requirement: 18 hours

HI 234 - African American History Since 1865
HI 250 - Survey of African History
HI 337 - Topics in Africana History
HI 420 - Contemporary African Studies

Electives: 6 Hours
Choose any two of the following:

EN 320 - Black American Literature
HI 233 - African American History to 1865
HI 325 - History of Women in Contemporary Africa
HI 335 - History of West African
HI 336 - History of East Africa
HU 345 - Classical African Civilizations
POL 331 - Politics of Black Americans
PS 337 - African/Black Psychology
RP 435 - Black Church/Black Theology
TA 402 - Black American Drama

CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Course Requirements: 15 semester hours of criminal justice courses, plus three semester hours of open electives, all of which must be completed at Bethune-Cookman University.

Course Requirement:
CJ 131 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 205 - Criminal Law
CJ 216 - Criminal Procedure
CJ 389 - Criminology
CJ 461 - Juvenile Justice
Plus ONE elective

HISTORY
Course Requirement: 18 hours

Required courses (12 hours)
HI 131 - Survery of World History
HI 231 - United State History to 1865
HI 232 United States History Since 1865
HI 333 - Survey of European History
History Electives (6 hours)
Students may take any two additional history courses listed in the catalog, with the exception of HI 130.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Course Requirements: 18 hours

POL 330 - International Politics
POL 336 - Comparative Politics
POL 340 - Third World Politics
POL 350 - Transnational Concerns
POL 351 - American Foreign Policy
POL 420 - Contemporary African Studies

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Course Requirements: 24 hours

ML 231 - Modern Languages (French, German, or Spanish)
ML 232 - Modern Languages (French, German, or Spanish)
BA 231 - Micro Economics
BA 232 - Macro Economics
INT 131 - Introduction to International Studies
MG 470 - International Management
POL 440 - International Political Economy
SS 210 - Human Geography

POLITICAL SCIENCE
Course Requirements: 18 hours

Nine semester hours of political science electives and
POL 130 - Introduction to Political Science
POL 230 - American Government
POL 236 - State and Local Government

PRE-LAW
Course Requirements: 18 hours

EN 240 - Advanced Composition
EN 250 - Technical Report Writing
CJ 216 - Criminal Procedure
RP 239 - Logic
SS 300 - Pre-Law Orientation
Open Elective (200 leveel or above)

Choose one of the following for the above open elective requirement:

SS 337- Topics in Legal Studies
BA 231 - Micro Economics
BA 232 - Macro Economics
CJ 206 - Ethics Crime and Justice
HI 333 - Survey of European History
POL 230 - American Government
POL 236 - State and Local Government
POL 335 - American Constitutional Law
PS 325 - ABnormal Psychology
SO 344 - SOciology of Deviant Behavior

PSYCHOLOGY
Course Requirements: 18 hours

Select any two 300-level psychology courses offered at Bethune-Cookman University and
PS 230 - Introduction to Psychology
PS 236 -Developmental Psychology
PS 322 - Adolescent Psychology
PS 330 - Social Psychology

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Course Requirements: 18 hours

Nine semester hours in political science electives and 
POL 237 - Introduction to Public Administration
POL 334 - Public Personnell Adminstration
POL 337 - Public Policy Analysis

SOCIAL WORK
Course Requirements: 21 hours, all of which must be completed at Bethune-Cookman University.

Sociology: 15 hours
SO 231 - Introduction to Social Welfare
SO 235 - Marriage and Family
SO 332 - Social Casework Processes
SO 432 - Community Organization

Political Science: 3 hours
POL 338 - Administation of Social Services

Criminal Justice: 3 hours
CJ 461 - Juvenile Justice

SOCIOLOGY
Course Requirements: 18 hours, all of which must be completed at Bethune-Cookman University.

Six semester horus from the Major Sociology Electives and
SO 131 - Introduction to Sociology
SO 235 - Marriage and Family
SO 234 - Sociology of World Societies
SO 436 - Sociological Theory

WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES
Course Requirements: 18 hours, all of which must be completed and Bethune-Cookman University

Social Sciences: 3 hours
SS 250 - Introduction to Gender Studies

Psychology: 3 hours
PS 444 - Human Sexuality

Any four of the following for a total of 12 hours:
CJ 320 - Women and the Criminal Justice System
EN 335 - Women in Literature
HI 320 - History of Women in the United States
HI 325 - History of Women in Contemporary Africa
PS 442 - Psychology of Women
POL 353 - Women in Politics

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