Liberal-Arts Minors

Criminal Justice

Select at least three sch from each of the following Areas:9
Area I
Deviance and Deviant Behavior
Crime and Delinquency
Criminological Theories
Area II
Law and Society
Criminal Law and Procedure
Constitutional Issues: Rights of Accused and Convicted Offenders
Seminar in Criminal Justice
Area III
The Juvenile Justice System
Institutional Corrections, Theory, and Practice
Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections
Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in America
3 courses in upper division Criminal Justice9
Total Hours18


DRAM 1310Introduction to Theatre3
DRAM 1351Acting I3
DRAM 310Myths, Mysteries, and Murders3
DRAM 311Manners, Modernity, and Masochism3
DRAM 335Playwriting I3
DRAM 450Studies in Genre (Drama)3
Total Hours18


ENGL 1301Composition I 13
ENGL 1302Composition II 13
ENG 450Studies in Genre3
Select one of the following:3
American Literature
British Literature
World Literature
Select two of the following:6
Advanced American Literature
Advanced British Literature
Advanced World Literature
Total Hours18


HIST 1301United States History I3
HIST 1302United States History II3
Upper-division History Electives12
Total Hours18

Interdisciplinary Studies

Lower-division courses outside major9
Upper-division courses outside major9
Total Hours18

International Studies

College-level Foreign Language6
Select twelve sch from the following:12
Studies in Genre
Advanced British Literature
Modern Latin America
The Culture and History of Mexico
Europe, 1920 to the Present
Twentieth Century Asia
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to International Relations
Disputes in International Relations
Globalization and Social Change
Religion and Society
Total Hours18

 Any foreign-language of 3 SCH with an international travel component, in addition to the 6 SCH foreign-language requirement.


LEAD 305Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practices3
LEAD 310Leadership Theory and Practice3
LEAD 400Leadership and Gender Issues3
LEAD 415Organization Development and Change3
LEAD 420Community Leadership3
Leadership Elective3
Total Hours18

Mass Communication

MCOM 1307Introduction to Mass Communication3
Sophomore Level Mass-Communication course (2000 course number)3
Select one of the following:3
Media Law and Ethics
Mass Communication Theory
Mass Communication Research Methods
Upper Division Mass-Communication elective courses6
Mass Communication Elective (upper division or lower division)3
Total Hours18

Political Science

GOVT 2301American Government I: Federal & Texas Constitutions3
GOVT 2302American Government II: Federal & Texas Political Behavior3
Upper-division Political Science Electives12
Total Hours18


PSYC 2301General Psychology3
PSYC 2314Lifespan Growth and Development3
PSY 316Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 317Psychology of Personality3
or PSY 350 Learning and Behavior
PSY 426Introduction to Clinical and Counseling Psychology3
Psychology Elective3
Total Hours18

Social Studies

ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEOG 1303World Regional Geography3
GEOG 413Cultural Geography3
GOVT 2301American Government I: Federal & Texas Constitutions3
PSCI 340Introduction to Comparative Politics3
or PSCI 350 Introduction to International Relations
PSCI 427Public Law3
or PSCI 428 Intergovernmental Politics
Total Hours18


SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 320Deviance and Deviant Behavior3
SOC 323Social Stratification3
SOC 380Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in America3
SOC 485Religion and Society3
Upper-division approved Sociology elective3
Total Hours18


Required Lower Division Language Courses
SPAN 1311Beginning Spanish I3
SPAN 1312Beginning Spanish II3
SPAN 2311Intermediate Spanish I3
SPAN 2312Intermediate Spanish II3
Required Upper Division Language Courses
SPAN 303Spanish Composition and Conversation 13
or SPAN 497 Special Topics
Interdisciplinary Course Requirements
Select one of the following:3
Latin America-The Colonial Era
Modern Latin America
The Culture and History of Mexico
The minor advisor may approve the substitution of other courses, which have Latin America as their primary focus.
Total Hours18

 Prior to enrolling in Spanish courses, students must complete the following:

  • Pass a Spanish Proficiency Exam at a level of 300
  • Complete an oral interview with the Spanish instructor
  • Receive permission from the Spanish instructor to enroll in coures