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Anthropology - Minor
Biology - Minor
Business & Technical Writing - Minor
Criminology - Minor
English, Literature - Minor
  Environmental Science & Policy - Minor
Gerontology - Minor
History - Minor
Leadership Studies - Minor

Political Science - Minor
Psychology - Minor
Religious Studies - Minor
Sociology - Minor

This website shows the most recent version of the degree program requirements. 
However, this version of the program may not be relevant to students who entered USF Sarasota-Manatee in a previous year.  All students should always consult the catalog for the year they entered and consult with their advisors.

http://legacy.usfsm.edu/academics/catalogs/

College of Arts & Sciences Academic Minors

Majors in the College of Arts and Sciences are designed to accommodate pursuit of a minor as well. Students with both a major and a minor have a competitive advantage when they graduate.

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1. Students pursuing a minor must meet all degree requirements of USF Sarasota-Manatee and the College of Arts and Sciences.

2. A minimum of 3 three-credit courses or 2 four-credit courses (8-9 credits) of the minor must be completed at USFSM.

3. Only letter grades will be counted for transfer.

4. Requests for transfer of credit must be made in writing when declaring a minor.

5. Course equivalencies need approval from the College Dean.


Anthropology

The minor in Anthropology consists of a minimum of 6 courses (18-19 credits).    

Two of the following courses (6-7) credits
ANT 2000
ANT 2410
ANT 2511
ANT 3101
ANT 3610
Introduction to Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Archaeology 
Anthropological Linguistics
4
3
3
3
3
Any four ANT courses at the 4000 level (at least 12 credits)

Biology

The minor in Biology consists of a minimum of 9 courses (24 credit hours). 

The following six courses are required (12 credits) plus any three upper-level courses with the prefixes BOT, BSC, MCB, PCB, or ZOO (12 credits) :
CHM 2045
CHM 2045L
BSC 2010
BSC 2010L
BSC 2011
BSC 2011L
Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Lab
Cellular Processes
Cellular Processes Lab
Biodiversity
Biodiversity Lab
3
1
3
1
3
1

Criminology

The minor in Criminology consists of a minimum of 6 courses (18 credits). 

The following two required courses (6 credits):
CCJ 3024
CCJ 3117
Survey of the Criminal Justice System
Theories of Criminal Behavior
3
3
Any four additional courses with the following prefixes: CCJ, CJC, CJE, CJL, CJT (at least 12 credits)

English, Business and Technical Writing

The minor in Business and Technical Writing consists of a minimum of 5 courses (15 credits). 

Any five of the following courses (15 credits):
ENC 3242
ENC 3246
ENC 3250
ENC 3310
ENC 3416
ENC 4212
ENC 4218
ENC 4260
ENC 4264
ENC 4906
ENC 4931
ENC 4946
Technical Communication for Majors
Communication for Engineers
Professional Writing
Expository Writing
New Media for Technical Communication
Business and Technical Editing
Visual Rhetoric for Technical Communication
Advanced Technical Writing
Managerial Communications
Business & Technical Writing Independent Study
Selected Topics in Business & Technical Writing
Business & Technical Writing Internship 3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

English,  Literature

The minor in British and American Literature consists of a minimum of 5 courses (15 credits).

1.  One of the following (3 credits):
  AML 3031
AML 3032
AML 3051
American Literature to 1860   (3)
American Literature 1860-1912  (3)
American Literature 1912-1945   (3)
2.  Two of the following (6 credits)
  ENL 3015
ENL 3230
ENL 3251
ENL 3273
ENL 3331
ENL 3332
British Literature to 1616   (3)
British Literature 1616-1780   (3)
British Literature 1780-1900   (3)
British Literature 1900-1945   (3)
Early Shakespeare   (3)
Late Shakespeare   (3)
3.  Any two upper-level courses with the following prefixes (6 credits): AML, ENG, ENL, LIN, or LIT, one must be at the 4000 level.

Environmental Science and Policy

The minor in Environmental Science and Policy consists of a minimum of 6 courses (19 credits).

The following courses are required (19 credits):
EVR 2002
EVR 2861
PHI 3640
POS 3697
PUP 4203
GIS 5049
GEO 4340
Environmental Science & EVR 2001 Lab
Introduction to Environmental Policy
Environmental Ethics
Environmental Law
Environmental Politics and Policy
GIS for Non-majors or
Natural Hazards
4
3
3
3
3
3

Gerontology

The minor in Gerontology consists of a minimum of 5 courses (15 credits).

The following three required courses (9 credits):
GEY 3601
GEY 3625
GEY 4612
Physical Changes and Aging
Sociocultural Aspects of Aging
Psychology of Aging
3
3
3
Any two additional GEY courses at the upper-level (6 credits)

History

The minor in History consists of a minimum of 5 courses (18 credits).

Any two-course lower-level EUH or AMH sequence (6 credits)
Any three or four upper-level courses included in the History major with the following prefixes: AMH, EUH, LAH, AFH, ASH, WHO, or HIS (at least 12 credits)

Leadership Studies

The Leadership Studies minor provides students an opportunity to study leadership from the personal, organizational and global levels. The program is interdisciplinary in nature and serves students in all disciplines. The courses are designed to give students a practical and theoretical grasp of leadership. The following 5 courses are required and consist of 15 credit hours. A minimum grade of a “C” (2.0) (not C-) is required in each course. With permission of the College Dean, students can elect to take a maximum of two of their courses at other USF System campuses.

Personal Systems
  LDR 3930 Selected Topics in Student Leadership 3
   Introduction to Leadership Studies  
Organizational Systems
  LDR 3331
LDR 4104
Leading in the Workplace
Theories of Leadership
3
3
Global Systems
  LDR 4114
LDR 4204
Survey of Leadership Readings
Ethics and Power in Leadership
3
3

Political Science

A minor in Political Science consists of a minimum of 6 courses (18 credits).

Any two of the following courses (6 credits):
CPO 2002
INR 2002
POS 2041
POT 3003
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to International Relations
American National Government
Introduction to Political Theory
3
3
3
3
Any four upper-level courses included in the Political Science major with the following prefixes: CPO, POS, POT, INR (at least 12 credits)

Psychology

A minor in Psychology consists of a minimum of 6 courses (19 credits) 

The following three required courses (10 credits):
PSY 2012
PSY 3204
STA 2122
PSY 3213
Introduction of Psychological Science
Psychological Statistics or
Social Science Statistics
Research Methods in Psychology
3

3
4
  - Should be taken before upper-level electives; may be taken after or with Statistics  
Any three upper-level psychology courses, except PSY 4913, with the following prefixes: PSY, PPE, PSB, INP, SOP, DEP, EXP, CLP (at least 9 credits)
Statistics and Research Methods are prerequisites for all electives

Religious Studies

A minor in Religious Studies consists of a minimum of 5-6 courses (18 credits).

The following two required courses (7 credits):
REL 3003
REL 3014
Introduction to Religious Studies
Introduction to Major Religious Texts
4
3
Any three or four upper-level REL courses addressing at least two religious traditions (at least 11 credits).

Sociology

A minor in Sociology consists of a minimum of 6 courses (18 credits).

The following two required courses (6 credits):
SYG 2000
SYA 3110
Introduction to Sociology
Classical Theory
3
3
Any four upper-level Sociology courses with the following prefixes: SYA, SYD, SYG, SYO, SYP (at least 12 credits)