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Minor Programs

All students who wish to participate in a minor program must be approved and accepted into the program by the appropriate division chair. When applicable, electives taken at Thomas University in the student’s major program of study may be used to fulfill a portion of the requirements for a minor program. All electives that will apply toward a minor must be approved by an advisor and/or the division chair.

Required Courses for a Minor (All prerequisites must be met prior to enrolling in any of the courses listed.)

 
Anthropology ..................................... 15 hours

ANT 202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology...........3
ANT 340 Peoples of the World....................................3
ARC 301 Archaeology or ANT 401 World Prehistory. 3
ANT 310 Physical Anthropology .................................3
ANT 440 Cultural Anthropology ......................... .......3

Art ..................................................... 15 hours
The minor consists of fifteen semester hours taken in art courses numbered 300 or above. All students seeking a minor in art will be required to meet with an art department instructor and submit a portfolio for approval before beginning a course of study for the minor.

Biology............................................... 20 hours
The minor consists of five courses in biology. All students are required to complete BIO 101 and four additional courses with BIO, BOT or ZOO prefixes. Some courses may require prerequisites.

Business Administration ..................... 15 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 211 and a 2.0 CGPA.

BUS 200 Principles of Financial Acct...................3
BUS 290 Legal Environment of Business............3
BUS 320 Principles of Finance ...........................3
BUS 340 Organizational Behavior................... 3
BUS 360 Principles of Marketing ........................3

Chemistry........................................... 20 hours

CHM 101 General Chemistry I............................ 4
CHM 102 General Chemistry II........................... 4
CHM 250 Organic Chemistry I ............................ 4
CHM 251 Organic Chemistry II ........................... 4
CHM 301 Biochemistry........................................ 4

Communication ..................................15 hours

BUS 352 Web Design OR BUS 469 Social Networking Marketing Strategies 3
ART 380 Digital Photography .........................................3
FLM 400 Methods and Materials of Film Making….........3
ENG 301/BUS 390 Professional Writing in the Digital Age
    OR ENG 305 Journalistic Writing.................................3
PSY 300 Interpersonal Communication
    OR PSY 340 Social Psychology ..................................3

Criminal Justice...................................15 hours

Required Courses:

CRJ 370 Constitutional Law.................................3
CRJ 470 Criminal Law..........................................3
Additional 9 hours Criminal Justice courses as approved by advisor.

Education ...........................................15 hours 
The student must abide by all of the rules and regulations governing education students at Thomas University. Completing a minor in education does not entitle the student to be recommended for teacher certification.

Prerequisite: EDU 200
EDU 310 Educational Psychology.................................................3
EDU 316 Teaching Methods & Strategies....................................3
EDU 320 Exploring Diversity: Influences & Issues in Ed. Settings.3
EDU 468 Educating Exceptional Learners....................................3
EDU 350 Integrating Educational Technology Into Teaching........3

English................................................15 hours
The minor consists of fifteen semester hours taken in English courses numbered 300 or above and must include one course from ENG 301-ENG 305.

Gerontology........................................15 hours
The minor consists of fifteen semester hours selected from the following courses:

NSG 332 Healthy Aging .......................................3
NSG 441 Physiology of Aging ..............................3
SWK 330 Social Gerontology................................3
NSG/SWK 331 End of Life Issues.........................3
PSY 495 Advanced Practicum..............................3
PSY 490 Psychology of Aging ..............................3
PSY 490 Grief and Bereavement..........................3 

History ............................................... 15 hours
The minor consists of fifteen semester hours selected from the following courses:

HIS 304 20th Century America ........................... 3
HIS 314 Contemporary Europe........................... 3
HIS 321 Contemporary Latin America ................ 3
HIS 361 Special Topics in History........................ 3
HIS 404 A Critical Decade in U S History............. 3
HIS 434 History of African Nationalism ................ 3
HIS 444 Contemporary Asia................................ 3
HIS 451 History of Georgia ................................. 3
HIS 421 History of the Middle East...................... 3

Math.................................................. 15 hours
The minor consists of fifteen semester hours taken in mathematics (with a MTH prefix) above the 200 level.

Music .............................................15-21 hours

MUS 201 Introduction to Music ......................... 3
MUS 291 or 390 Jazz Ensemble
or Community Chorus (2 semesters)............... 3-6
Applied Music (2 semesters) ............................ 3-6
               Music Electives (select two)
MUS 337 History of Jazz.................................... 3
MUS 340 World Music........................................ 3
MUS 344 Pop & Rock Music .............................. 3
MUS 350 Electronic Music.................................. 3

Psychology ......................................... 15 hours
The minor consists of fifteen semester hours taken in psychology above the 200 level.

Social Work ........................................ 15 hours
The minor consists of 15 semester hours taken in social work above the 200 level

Sports Studies.....................................19 hours
Students with a Sports Studies Minor will be able to

  • Demonstrate breadth of preparation for coaching for a variety of sports at a variety of levels.
  • Understand the developing physical and psycho-social aspects of sports participants.
  • Understand the business practice of sports administration.
  • Understand sport as an integral part of today’s society.

Required Courses:

BIO 280 Introduction to Sport Science .................4
SPS 300 Injury Prevention....................................3
PSY 351 Sport Psychology...................................3
SPS 350 Introduction to Sport Management........3
SPS 420 Coaching Theories and Methods...........3
SOC 401 Sociology of Sport.................................3

Education that Engages... Empowers... TRANSFORMS

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