History and Political Science Minors
The minor in geography is designed to allow students who have successfully completed eighteen or more hours in geography the opportunity to have their transcripts noted with a statement certifying such accomplishment.
Students must have a minimum 2.00 grade point average in their geography courses to be eligible for a geography minor.
Students wishing to obtain a minor in geography must complete:
- GEOG 2013 Regional Geography of the World
- GEOG 2023 Human Geography
- GEOG Electives (12 hours with no more than 3 hours in GEOG 4993 Special Problems in Geography)
The minor in history is designed for those students majoring in other disciplines who wish to increase the breadth and depth of their knowledge of the human past. This minor is particularly well suited for students who are interested in criminal justice, international studies, and foreign languages. The discipline of history satisfies our shared desire to know more about ourselves, and students can tailor the curriculum of the minor to meet their specific interests. Students must have a minimum of 2.00 grade point average in history courses to be eligible for a history minor. The minor in history requires 18 hours of courses:
- HIST 1503 World History to 1500 or HIST 1513 World History since 1500
- HIST 2003 United States History to 1877 or HIST 2013 United States History since 1877
- HIST Electives (12 hours of 3000 - 4000 level)
The minor in military science is awarded to students who complete the Reserve Officer's Training Corps (ROTC) Program at Arkansas Tech University. The objective of the program is to provide a basic military education and, in conjunction with the goals of the University, to develop individual attributes essential to an Army officer. Instruction covers military fundamentals common to all branches of the military service. Students must have a minimum of a 2.00 grade point average in the required 21 hours to be eligible for a military science minor. Students wishing to obtain a minor in military science must complete:
- MS 1101 Leadership I
- MS 1111 Leadership II
- MS 2312 Military Organization/Tactics I
- MS 2402 Military Organization/Tactics II
- MS 3503 Advanced Leadership and Tactics I
- MS 3603 Advanced Leadership and Tactics II
- MS 4703 Applied Leadership and Management I
- MS 4803 Applied Leadership and Management II
- MS 4013 United States Military History or HIST 4013 American Military History
The minor in philosophy is designed for those students who wish to broaden their study of the nature of knowledge. This minor is particularly well suited for students who wish to prepare for graduate work or law school. In addition to the academic benefits, the study of philosophy can make an important contribution to the well-lived life. Students can tailor the curriculum of the minor to meet their specific interests. Students must have a minimum 2.00 grade point average in their philosophy courses to be eligible for a philosophy minor.
The minor in philosophy requires 18 hours of any philosophy courses.
The minor in political science is designed for anyone interested in politics, law, and government and is particularly well suited for students who are interested in criminal justice, international studies, journalism, business, and emergency management. Students can tailor the curriculum of the minor along either a national or international focus. Students must have a minimum 2.00 grade point average in their political science courses to be eligible for a political science minor.
The minor in political science requires 18 hours of courses:
- POLS 2253 Survey of Western Political Thought
- POLS 2413 International Relations or POLS 2403 Comparative Government
- POLS 2513 Research Design
- POLS 3123 American Political Behavior or POLS 3133 United States Congress or POLS 3143 The United States Presidency
- 6 hours in any 3000 or 4000 level political science courses
The pre-law minor program's objective is to prepare students for entrance to and advanced study at law school or alternative careers in the legal profession (e.g. legal aide, court reporter, paralegal, etc.) upon graduation through the development of writing, analytic and logical reasoning, and research skills key to the study and practice of law.
The minor in pre-law requires 21 hours of courses:
- COMM 2003 Public Speaking
- ENGL 2043 Introduction to Creative Writing or ENGL 2053 Technical Writing
- PHIL 3103 Logic
- POLS/CJ 3023 Judicial Process or POLS 3043 Judicial Politics
- POLS 4043 American Constitutional Law
and 6 hours selected from the following:
- BLAW 2033 Legal Environment of Business
- CJ 4023 Law and the Legal System
- HIST 3023 The Era of the American Revolution
- HIST 4183 American Legal History
- MGMT 3123 Business Ethics
- PHIL 2053 Introduction to Critical Thinking
- PHIL 3073 Philosophy of Law
- POLS 4033 Principles of Legal Study
The minor in religious studies is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn about religion in cross-cultural and historical perspectives. The required courses are designed to provide a comparative perspective on world religions and to develop an appreciation of both the origins and contemporary expressions of different religions. This minor is particularly well suited for students in the humanities and social sciences as well as students in other disciplines who want to deepen their understanding of the role of religion in contemporary life.
Students must have a minimum of 2.00 grade point average in the required 18 hours to be eligible for a religious studies minor:
- ANTH 2003 Cultural Anthropology
- HIST 1503 World History to 1500
- HIST 4503 History of Christianity
- PHIL 2013 Religions of the World
- PHIL 3053 Philosophy of Religion
- SOC 4073 Sociology of Religion
The minor in strategic studies is designed for those students who wish to increase the breadth and depth of their knowledge of the principles that have played a major role in shaping our understanding of foreign and security policy. This minor is particularly well suited for students who are interested in international studies, emergency management, political science, diplomatic history, military science, and international law.
Students wishing to obtain a minor in strategic studies must complete:
- POLS 2153 Introduction to Strategic Studies
- POLS 2413 International Relations
- POLS 3013 Recent American Foreign and Military Policy
- POLS 3473 National Security Policy
and any two of the following courses:
- EAM 3013 Public Policy and Politics in Emergency Management
- EAM 3243 Terrorism and Counterterrorism
- ECON 4093 International Economics and Finance
- GEOG 4803 Seminar in Global Studies
- HIST 4013 American Military History
- HIST 4023 Vietnam War
- HIST 4083 American Diplomatic History, 1912 to the Present
- HIST 4813 World War II
Students must have a minimum 2.00 grade point average in the required 18 hours to be eligible for a strategic studies minor.