Minors

Students should contact the academic advisor of their major for information regarding any minor they wish to pursue.

Full List of A&H Minors

School of Arts and Humanities

Minors

Students must take a minimum of 18 semester credit hours for the minor, 12 of which must be upper-division semester credit hours. Students who take a minor will be expected to meet the normal prerequisites in courses making up the minor, and should maintain a minimum GPA of 2.000 on a 4.00 scale (C average). Semester credit hours may not be used to satisfy both the major and minor requirements; however, free elective semester credit hours or major preparatory classes may be used to satisfy the minor. Core courses offered by the school may count as lower-division semester credit hours toward the minor. Topics courses must be approved by the school. The School of Arts and Humanities will substitute courses as necessary. The undergraduate minors in the School of Arts & Humanities follow:

 

Minor in Art History: 18 semester credit hours

Choose any 18 semester credit hours from all AHST courses, ARTS 1301, and AP 3300. 12 semester credit hours must be upper-division.

Minor in Asian Studies: 18 semester credit hours

Language Courses (must enroll in a minimum of two sequential courses in either Chinese or Japanese at UT Dallas)

CHIN 1311 Beginning Chinese I

CHIN 1312 Beginning Chinese II

CHIN 2311 Intermediate Chinese I

CHIN 2312 Intermediate Chinese II

CHIN 3365 Advanced Chinese I

JAPN 1311 Beginning Japanese I

JAPN 1312 Beginning Japanese II

JAPN 2311 Intermediate Japanese I

JAPN 2312 Intermediate Japanese II

JAPN 3311 Advanced Japanese I

JAPN 3312 Advanced Japanese II

LANG 3342 Advanced Language Instruction

LANG 3348 Topics in Language

LANG 4348 Advanced Topics in Language

Related Courses

AHST 3321 Chinese Art History

HIST 3312 Early China

HIST 3313 Medieval China

HIST 3314 Traditional China

HIST 3315 Modern China

HIST 3316 Women in Traditional China

HIST 4358 Topics in Asian History

HIST 4376 Topics in History

LIT 3382 Topics in Non-Western Literature

Minor in Communication: 18 semester credit hours

Foundations: 9 semester credit hours

Choose three courses from the following:

COMM 4360 Communication Ethics

COMM 3351 History and Theory of Communication

COMM 4314 Persuasion and Interpersonal Influence

COMM 4370 Communication and Leadership

COMM 4371 Communication and Professionalism

Communication Performance: 3 semester credit hours

Choose one course from the following:

COMM 1315 Public Speaking

COMM 2314 Oral Interpretation

COMM 3320 Readers' Theater

COMM 4340 Small Group Communication

COMM 4313 Advanced Public Speaking

Communication and Media: 3 semester credit hours

Choose one course from the following:

COMM 3352 Media and Culture

LIT 3335 Media and Pop Culture

Communication and Culture: 3 semester credit hours

Choose one course from the following:

COMM 4350 Intercultural Communication

COMM 4351 U.S. Culture and Communication

LIT 3335 Media and Pop Culture

Minor in Creative Writing: 18 semester credit hours

Required Course: 3 semester credit hours

CRWT 2301 Introductory Creative Writing

Genres: 9 semester credit hours (repeated courses allowed, minimum of two genres required)

CRWT 3307 Creating Short Stories

CRWT 3308 Creating Nonfictions

CRWT 3351 Creating Poetry

Advanced work: 6 semester credit hours (repeated courses allowed)

CRWT 4307 Creating Short Stories: Advanced

CRWT 4353 Creating Poetry: Advanced

CRWT 4354 Creating Scripts

CRWT 4V71 Independent Study in Creative Writing

Minor in Dance: 18 semester credit hours

Dance Historical Study: 3 semester credit hours

Choose one lower-division course from the following:

DANC 1310 Understanding Dance

DANC 2V71 Independent Study in Dance (1-3 semester credit hours)

Performance and Technical Study: 15 semester credit hours

Choose one required course from the following (3 semester credit hours):

DANC 3345 Dance Performance

DANC 4317 Dance Performance 2

DANC 3347 Dance Composition

Choose four courses from the following (12 semester credit hours, no more than 3 semester credit hours can be at the lower level):

DANC 2311 Topics in Dance

DANC 2321 Stretch, Conditioning, Alignment

DANC 2331 Dance Technique 1

DANC 2332 Modern Dance 1

DANC 2333 Jazz Dance 1

DANC 2334 Ballet 1

DANC 2336 Tap Dance 1

DANC 3332 Dance Technique 2

DANC 3333 Modern Dance 2

DANC 3334 Jazz Dance 2

DANC 3335 Ballet 2

DANC 3340 Dance in Historical Context

DANC 3342 Advanced Topics in Dance

DANC 3345 Dance Performance

DANC 3347 Dance Composition

DANC 4313 Dance Technique 3

DANC 4314 Modern Dance 3

DANC 4315 Ballet 3

DANC 4316 Jazz Dance 3

DANC 4317 Dance Performance 2

DANC 4318 Dance Technique 4

DANC 4V71 Independent Study in Dance

Minor in Film Studies: 18 semester credit hours

Required Course: 3 semester credit hours

FILM 2332 Understanding Film

Media, Arts and Performance Foundations: 3 semester credit hours

Choose one course from the following (3 semester credit hours):

AHST 2331 Understanding Art

ARTS 2350 Photography: Design

ARTS 2380 Visual Design Foundations

ATCM 2321 Reading Media Critically

ATCM 2302 Design I

ATCM 2301 Computer Imaging

ATCM 2345 Sound Design

CRWT 2301 Introductory Creative Writing

DANC 1310 Understanding Dance

THEA 1351 Acting 1

THEA 1310 Understanding Theatre

Foundations in Film: 9 semester credit hours1

FILM 3321 Film in Historical Context

FILM 3325 Film Authorship

FILM 3342 Topics in Film

Studio and Performing Arts, Media Studies, and Production Classes: 3 semester credit hours2

Choose one course from the following (3 semester credit hours)

AHST 3318 Contemporary Art

ARTS 3381 Video Painting

ARTS 3376 Time-Based Art

ARTS 3379 Photography and New Media

ATCM 3338 Motion Graphics I

ATCM 3350 Digital Video Production I

ATCM 4364 Topics in Design and Production

CRWT 4354 Creating Scripts

DANC 3340 Dance in Historical Context

THEA 4301 Acting for Film and Video

THEA 3323 Performance in Historical Context

Minor in History: 18 semester credit hours

Choose any 18 semester credit hours from HIST courses. 12 hours must be upper-division.

Minor in Latin American Studies: 18 semester credit hours

Students must enroll in a minimum of two courses in Spanish or French at UT Dallas at the level determined by the language placement exam.

Latin American Studies Courses: 12 semester credit hours

Choose any four courses from the following:

BCOM 3320 Business Communication, Practices, and Culture: Spain and Latin America

CRIM 3319 Comparative Justice Systems

GEOS 2321 Geology, Resources, and Environment of Latin America

IMS 3091 Regional Management Area Studies: Latin America3

IMS 3V91 Regional Management Area Studies: Latin America3

IPEC 4304 Political Economy of Latin America

LANG 4348 Advanced Topics in Language

LIT 3329 Ethnic American Literature4

LIT 3385 Topics in Latin American Literature

HIST 3358 Latin American History

HIST 3379 United States Relations with Latin America

HIST 3391 Modern Mexico

HIST 3392 U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

HIST 3398 Colonial Latin American History

HIST 3399 Modern Latin American History

HIST 4359 Topics in Latin American History

HIST 4315 Study Abroad in Latin America

PSCI 4331 Mexican Politics

PSCI 4332 Latin American Politics

PSCI 4348 Terrorism4

SOC 3336 Culture Regions4

SPAN 4364 Advanced Spanish Culture

SPAN 4315 Study Abroad in Spanish

Language Courses: 6 semester credit hours

Choose two courses from the following:

SPAN 1311 Beginning Spanish I

SPAN 1312 Beginning Spanish II

SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 2341 Medical Spanish

SPAN 3340 Advanced Medical Spanish

SPAN 3363 Spanish Composition and Style

SPAN 3365 Advanced Spanish I

SPAN 3366 Advanced Spanish II

SPAN 4301 Advanced Spanish Conversation

SPAN 4302 Spanish Conversation and Community

FREN 1311 Beginning French I

FREN 1312 Beginning French II

FREN 2311 Intermediate French I

FREN 2312 Intermediate French II

LANG 3342 Advanced Language Instruction

LANG 3348 Topics in Language5

Minor in Literature: 18 semester credit hours

Choose any six classes with a LIT prefix, four of which must be upper-division.

Minor in Medical and Scientific Humanities: 18 semester credit hours

Choose any six courses from the following:

ARHM 2340 Creativity

ARHM 2343 Science and the Humanities

ARHM 3100 Topics in Values and Science

ARHM 3342 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts and the Humanities

ARTS 3368 Mixed Media

ARTS 3378 Figure Sculpture

COMM 3342 Advanced Topics in Communication

COMM 3351 History and Theory of Communication

COMM 4314 Persuasion and Interpersonal Influence

COMM 4340 Small Group Communication

COMM 4350 Intercultural Communication

COMM 4351 U.S. Culture and Communication

COMM 4360 Communication Ethics

COMM 4370 Communication and Leadership

COMM 4375 Professional Communication in Medicine

HIST 3302 Gender in Western Thought

HIST 3327 Perspectives on Science

HIST 3328 History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine

HIST 3337 Technology and Western Civilization

HIST 3344 History of Science in Europe

HIST 3374 American Technological Development

HIST 3380 The Nuclear Age in America

HIST 3389 History of Science in the U.S.

HIST 4330 The Holocaust

HIST 4331 Holocaust and Representation

HIST 4345 Origins of the Jim Crow South

HIST 4346 American Culture 1877-1919

HIST 4349 Jewish History

HIST 4357 Topics in African and African-American History

HIST 4360 Topics in American Women's History

HIST 4368 North American Environmental History

HUMA 3342 Topics in the Humanities

HUMA 3350 Introduction to Islam

HUMA 3351 Introduction to Islamic Culture

LIT 3304 Literature and Composition

LIT 3316 The Literature of Science Fiction

LIT 3317 The Literature of Fantasy

LIT 3312 Studies in Prose Narrative

LIT 3319 Periods in English Literature

LIT 3328 Ethics in Literature

LIT 3334 Literature of Science

LIT 3344 European Realism and Naturalism

LIT 3380 Studies in Women's Literature

LIT 4348 Topics in Literature

LIT 4V71 Independent Study in Literature (1-3 semester credit hours)

PHIL 2316 History of Philosophy I

PHIL 2317 History of Philosophy II

PHIL 3304 Contemporary Conceptions of Human Nature

PHIL 3328 History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine

PHIL 3373 Philosophy of Mind

PHIL 3375 Contemporary Ethical Issues

PHIL 3309 Philosophy of Technology

PHIL 3320 Medical Ethics

PHIL 4321 Philosophy of Medicine

PHIL 4380 Topics in Philosophy

RHET 3303 Professional and Technical Writing in Career Fields

SPAN 2341 Medical Spanish

SPAN 3340 Advanced Medical Spanish

And any appropriate course(s) in Interdisciplinary Studies, EPPS, and any 3000/4000 level organized course in PSY (limited to 6 semester credit hours)

Minor in Music: 18 semester credit hours

Required Lower-Division courses: 6 semester credit hours

MUSI 2322 Music in Western Civilization

MUSI 2328 Music Theory I

Required Upper-Division courses: 12 semester credit hours total

Required Music Performance and/or Ensemble courses: 6 semester credit hours

Choose from the following:

MUSI 3112 Advanced Orchestra/Chamber Music Ensemble I

MUSI 3116 Guitar Ensemble II

MUSI 3118 String Orchestra

MUSI 3120 Wind Ensemble II

MUSI 3229 Upper-Division Applied Music

MUSI 3380 Guitar II

MUSI 3181 Instrumental Ensemble II

MUSI 3185 Chamber Singers I

MUSI 3382 Vocal Instruction II

MUSI 3384 Best of Broadway

MUSI 3186 Jazz Ensemble II

MUSI 3387 Keyboard Skills for Contemporary Music

MUSI 3388 Piano II

MUSI 4112 Advanced Orchestra/Chamber Music Ensemble II

MUSI 4116 Guitar Ensemble III

MUSI 4118 String Orchestra III

MUSI 4120 Wind Ensemble III

MUSI 4146 Instrumental Ensemble III

MUSI 4147 Vocal Ensemble III

MUSI 4185 Chamber Singers II

MUSI 4186 Jazz Ensemble III

MUSI 4322 Vocal Instruction III

MUSI 4345 Music Performance III

MUSI 4V12 Chamber Music

MUSI 4V13 Chamber Music II

MUSI 4V61 Individual Instruction in Vocal Performance

MUSI 4V71 Independent Study in Music

Required Upper-Division Music History and Music Theory Courses: 6 semester credit hours

Choose from the following:

MUSI 3322 Music in Historical Context

MUSI 3324 Jazz History: Roots to Swing

MUSI 3325 Jazz History: Modern Jazz since BeBop

MUSI 3327 Music in Modern Culture

MUSI 3328 Advanced Theory and Keyboard Skills

MUSI 3330 Music Literature: Romantic to Modern

MUSI 3342 Advanced Topics in Music

MUSI 3389 Digital Music II

MUSI 4348 Creating Music

Minor in Performing Arts: 18 semester credit hours

Choose any 18 semester credit hours from ARTS 1301 and all DANC, THEA, and MUSI courses. Twelve semester credit hours must be upper-division.

Minor in Philosophy: 18 semester credit hours

Choose any six courses from the following:

PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 2316 History of Philosophy I

PHIL 2317 History of Philosophy II

PHIL 2V71 Independent Study in Philosophy

PHIL 3328 History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine

PHIL 3373 Philosophy of Mind

PHIL 3375 Ethics in Contemporary America

PHIL 4305 Philosophical Concepts

PHIL 4308 Theories of Knowledge

PHIL 3309 Philosophy of Technology

PHIL 4380 Topics in Philosophy

HIST 3328 History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine

HIST 3376 American Intellectual History, Colonial to the Civil War

HIST 3377 American Intellectual History, Civil War to the Present

HIST 3302 Gender in Western Thought

PHIL 3320 Medical Ethics

PHIL 4321 Philosophy of Medicine

HIST 4380 Topics in Intellectual History

HIST 4V71 Independent Study in Historical Studies (1-3 semester credit hours)

Minor in Spanish: 18 semester credit hours

Students must enroll in a minimum of two courses in Spanish at UT Dallas at the level determined by the language placement exam. Minimum of 12 semester credit hours must be in upper division level.

Spanish Courses: 12-18 semester credit hours

Choose any from the following:

SPAN 1311 Beginning Spanish I

SPAN 1312 Beginning Spanish II

SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 2341 Medical Spanish

SPAN 3340 Advanced Medical Spanish

SPAN 3363 Spanish Composition and Style

SPAN 3365 Advanced Spanish I

SPAN 3366 Advanced Spanish II

SPAN 4301 Advanced Spanish Conversation

SPAN 4302 Spanish Conversation and Community

SPAN 4364 Advanced Spanish Culture

SPAN 4315 Study Abroad in Spanish

LANG 3342 Advanced Language Instruction6

LANG 3348 Topics in Language6

LANG 4348 Advanced Topics in Language6

Latin American Studies Courses: 0-6 semester credit hours7

Choose from the following:

BCOM 3320 Business Communication, Practices, and Culture: Spain and Latin America

CRIM 3319 Comparative Justice Systems

GEOS 2321 Geology, Resources, and Environment of Latin America

IMS 3091 Regional Management Area Studies: Latin America3

IMS 3V91 Regional Management Area Studies: Latin America3

IPEC 4304 Political Economy of Latin America

LIT 3329 Ethnic American Literature4

LIT 3385 Topics in Latin American Literature

HIST 3358 Latin American History

HIST 3379 United States Relations with Latin America

HIST 3391 Modern Mexico

HIST 3392 U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

HIST 3398 Colonial Latin American History

HIST 3399 Modern Latin American History

HIST 4359 Topics in Latin American History

HIST 4315 Study Abroad in Latin America

PSCI 4331 Mexican Politics

PSCI 4332 Latin American Politics

PSCI 4348 Terrorism4

SOC 3336 Culture Regions4

Minor in Theatre: 18 semester credit hours

Theatre Fundamentals: 3 semester credit hours

Choose one course from the following:

THEA 1310 Understanding Theatre

THEA 1351 Acting 1

THEA 1352 Acting 2

THEA 2364 Music Theatre Workshop

Performance and Technical Study: 6 semester credit hours

Choose one course from the following (3 semester credit hours):

THEA 2371 Technical Theatre 1

THEA 2372 Improvisation

THEA 2373 Movement for the Actor

THEA 2350 Voice for the Actor

THEA 2V71 Independent Study in Theatre (1-3 semester credit hours)

Choose one course from the following (3 semester credit hours):

THEA 3310 Theatre/Performance Ensemble

THEA 3324 Technical Theatre 2

THEA 3325 Directing

THEA 3351 Light Design

Advanced Studies in Theatre: 9 semester credit hours, upper-division coursework

Choose one course from the following (3 semester credit hours)

THEA 3323 Performance in Historical Context

THEA 3380 Theatre and Literature

Choose two courses from the following (6 semester credit hours):

THEA 3342 Advanced Topics in Theatre

THEA 3356 Acting 3

THEA 3361 Performing Shakespeare

THEA 3372 Advanced Improvisation

THEA 4301 Acting for Film and Video

THEA 4310 Theatre Internship

THEA 4342 Advanced Topics in Technical Theatre

Minor in Visual Arts: 18 semester credit hours

Arts Foundations: 3 semester credit hours

Choose one course from the following:

ARTS 1316 Drawing Foundations

ARTS 2316 Painting Foundations

ARTS 2350 Photography: Design Basics

ARTS 2380 2D Design Foundations

ARTS 2381 Introduction to Sculpture

ARTS 2V71 Independent Study in Visual Arts (1-3 semester credit hours)

Art History Foundations: 3 semester credit hours

Choose one course from the following:

AHST 1303 Survey of Western Art History: Ancient to Medieval

AHST 1304 Survey of Western Art History: Renaissance to Modern

AHST 2331 Understanding Art

AHST 3313 Medieval Art

AHST 3315 The Art of the Renaissance

AHST 3316 The Art of the Baroque

AHST 3317 Pioneers of Modern Art

AHST 3318 Contemporary Art

AHST 3319 Twentieth Century European Art: Avant-Garde and Aftermath

AHST 3320 Art in Historical Context

AHST 3321 Chinese Art History

AHST 3324 History of Photography

AHST 4342 Topics in Art History

FILM 2332 Understanding Film

FILM 3321 Film in Historical Context

FILM 3325 Film Authorship

FILM 3342 Topics in Film

Studio Courses: 12 semester credit hours

Choose any four courses from the following:

ARTS 3313 Intermediate Visual Design

ARTS 3311 Contemporary Art Practices

ARTS 3340 Topics in Studio Art

ARTS 3341 Chinese Calligraphy

ARTS 3363 Typography, Technology, Image

ARTS 3366 Intermediate Drawing

ARTS 3367 Figure Drawing

ARTS 3368 Mixed Media

ARTS 3369 Intermediate Painting

ARTS 3371 Photography: Black/White

ARTS 3372 Photography: Color Concepts

ARTS 3373 Printmaking

ARTS 3375 Sculpture

ARTS 3376 Time-Based Art

ARTS 3377 Photography: Altered Image

ARTS 3379 Photography: New Media

ARTS 3381 Video Painting

ARTS 3382 Color as Subject

ARTS 4308 Image/Text

ARTS 4366 Advanced Drawing

ARTS 4368 Advanced Visual Arts

ARTS 4369 Advanced Painting

ARTS 4372 Advanced Photography

ARTS 4V71 Independent Study in Visual Arts (1-3 semester credit hours)

1. Foundations in Film courses are repeatable as topics change.

2. Other courses, for example in computer animation or sound design, may be employed for Studio and Performing Arts, Media Studies, and Production Classes semester credit hours depending on a student's interests and degree plan.

3. IMS 3091 and IMS 3V91 require IMS3310 as a prerequisite.

4. Topics courses, LIT 3329, PSCI 4348, and SOC 3336 must be approved by the School of Arts and Humanities before enrolling to ensure that the course subject matter is predominantly Latin American.

5. LANG 3348 and 4348 must be French or Spanish language-based sections.

6. LANG 3342, 3348 and 4348 must be Spanish language-based sections.

7. No more than 6 semester credit hours of the Spanish minor may be completed by Latin American Studies Courses.

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