Government and Law

Independent Minors

Aerospace (Air Force ROTC)

The Aerospace Studies minor focuses on leadership and management studies, profession of arms, communication studies, warfare studies, and international security studies. Students seeking a minor in Aerospace Studies must be approved by the Director of the Air Force ROTC, and be advised by instructional personnel in the Aerospace Studies Department. Students are taught leadership and management skills, and develop enhanced oral and written communication skills through a better understanding of the different functions of military leadership and military customs and courtesies. Students gain knowledge in military officership and the laws and nature of armed conflict, while learning how the United States military forces, particularly aerospace forces, are developed, organized, and employed.

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of the Registrar.

American Indian Studies

The American Indian Studies minor is geared to encourage students to expand their cultural knowledge and to gain an appreciation for American Indian cultures of Oklahoma, the region, and the nation. The overarching purpose of the minor is to offer an interdisciplinary program for Native American and non-Native American students who wish to concentrate in the study of American Indian law, culture, history, and language, or who may be preparing for careers in tribal affairs or other related professional employment.

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of the Registrar.

Emergency Management

Students who wish to personalize their degree experience, may choose a minor in Emergency Management. This minor gives students the opportunity to take additional courses that focus on elements of Environmental Science, Fire Safety and Hazard Recognition, and Environmental Sociology.

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of the Registrar.

Environmental Economics, Politics, and Policy

Students who wish to personalize their degree experience, may choose a minor in Environmental Economics, Politics, and Policy. This minor gives students the opportunity to take additional courses that focus on Environmental Impact Analysis, World Population Problems, and Incident Management & Tactical Operations.

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of the Registrar.

Greek

The Greek minor will give students the skills to read a range of works in the original language, including Plato, Sophocles, Thucydides, and the New Testament. For students in the arts or humanities, the exposure to ancient Greek culture and literature is irreplaceable. The study of the language itself strengthens analytical abilities which are invaluable to all students, while the knowledge of Greek roots will help master general English vocabulary and scientific terminology.

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of the Registrar.

Latin

Studying Latin enables students to read classical authors as well as later religious and philosophical texts. The poetry of ancient Rome remains vivid today, while the philosophy and oratory of Roman writers are essential to understanding later political and philosophical developments. With a Latin minor, students will be able to engage directly with these works, and learn the necessary insight into ancient Roman culture necessary to understand them.

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of the Registrar.

Hispanic and Latin American Studies

Hispanic and Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary minor for students who would like to explore Hispanic and Latin American cultures, while allowing the student to take courses offered by various departments such as History, Geography, Political Science, and Foreign Languages and Literatures. Of special note is the emphasis placed on foreign language skills as a means of opening up the texts, sources, and traditions of Hispanic and Latin American cultures. Students will be required to achieve language mastery equivalent to the first semester sophomore level in Spanish (or equivalent competency in Portuguese). Candidates are encouraged to participate in a study abroad minor in order to experience the culture and to develop language skills.

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of the Registrar.

International Studies

The minor in international studies will encourage students to develop their foreign language skills by participating in study abroad or service learning experiences abroad prior to graduating. Students will structure their minor from three clusters of courses and learning experiences encompassing International Decision Making, International Environment, and International Experience. In addition, each student must complete 10 credit hours of a foreign language or demonstrate proficiency through examination.

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of the Registrar.

Military Science (Army ROTC)

Army ROTC is an elective curriculum students take along with their required college classes. It prepares student cadets with leadership and management tools. Upon approval into the program, students who enroll in Army ROTC benefit from training and experiences that will help them succeed in any competitive environment, military or civilian.

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of the Registrar.