Human Behavior

Independent Minors

Africana Studies

Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary minor for students who would like to explore the diaspora of Africa. This minor enhances the development of a multicultural academic orientation for students. Courses from Anthropology, Business, English, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, and Sociology are included in the curriculum. A minor in Africana Studies prepares the student for graduate or professional school, or careers in business, education, management, law, and government, among others.

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.

Ancient and Medieval Studies

Ancient and Medieval Studies is an interdisciplinary minor for students who would like to explore Ancient and Medieval culture and civilization. The minor allows the student to take courses offered by various departments including Art, English, History, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theatre. Of special note is the emphasis placed on foreign language skills as a means of opening up the texts, sources, and traditions of these formative periods of Western culture. Students are required to achieve language mastery equivalent to the first semester sophomore level in Greek, Latin, or Anglo-Saxon.

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

Asian Studies

Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary minor for students who would like to explore Asian cultures and civilizations. The minor offers the student a specialized course of study in Asian cultures through Language, History, Art, Philosophy, Literature, Religion, Political Science, and Anthropology. Of special note is the emphasis placed on foreign language skills as a means of opening up the texts, sources, and traditions of Asian cultures. Candidates are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program in order to experience the culture and to enhance language skills.

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

Central Asian Studies

This interdisciplinary minor is for students who would like to explore Central Asian Studies. This minor allows students to take courses offered by various departments, including Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Political Science, Religious Studies, Geography, and Economics. With an emphasis placed on foreign language skills, students learn to utilize language as a means of opening up the texts, sources, and traditions of Central Asian cultures. Students will be required to achieve language mastery equivalent to the first semester sophomore level in Russian.

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

Cognitive Science

Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary minor for students who would like to explore the study of the mind and intelligence. The minor offers the student a specialized course of study in Cognitive Science through the departments of Psychology, Philosophy, Speech Communications, English, Computer Science, Management Sciences, and Information Systems.

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.

European Studies

The minor in European Studies allows students to choose from two tracks: European Society, which focuses on geography and history; or European Culture, which concentrates on art, architecture, music, and philosophy. With an emphasis placed on foreign language skills for both tracks, students learn to utilize language as a means of opening up the texts, sources, and traditions of European cultures.

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

Gender and Women's Studies

Gender and Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary minor for students who would like to explore gender and women's issues. Courses focus on the interface of public and private spheres of women's lives along with issues such as gender, theories of inequality, women's language, and racial and ethnic perspectives on women. Courses for the minor come from English, Education, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. A minor in Gender and Women's Studies is helpful in preparing for graduate and professional schools or careers in counseling, social service, journalism, business, political science, and human environmental science.

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.

Linguisitics

The Linguistics minor is designed to introduce students to the theory and research of language, underpinning its use by humans, animals, or machines. The linguistics minor will provide students with background relevant for a wide range of areas, including computational linguistics; native, foreign, and second language education and learning; language and technology; language and the law; communications disorders; language variation and change; studies in discourse and interaction; and communication in a variety of public and institutional settings.

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

Middle East Studies

This interdisciplinary minor is for students who would like to expand their knowledge on the Middle East. This minor allows students to take courses offered by various departments, including Foreign Languages in either Arabic, Farsi, modern Hebrew, or Turkish; History; Religious Studies; and Geography.

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

Religious Studies

In the diverse workplace and global economy of today, knowledge about other cultures and religious values is invaluable. Thoughtful individuals are in high demand. Succeeding in your career is not just about information—it’s about making connections with people. Studying religion is about people and their many perspectives. In jobs that require relating to others, building bridges, and valuing many perspectives, a religious studies minor is an asset to any major.

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

Russian and East European Studies

Russian and East European Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that allows the student to take courses offered by various departments such as Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Geography, Political Science, Geography, and Economics. Of special note is the emphasis placed on foreign language skills as a means of opening up the texts, sources, and traditions of Russian and East European culture. Students will be required to achieve language mastery equivalent to the first semester sophomore level in Russian.

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