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CHSS Minors

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers under­graduate minors in the following areas:  

 

Students seeking minors in these areas must meet the following requirements:

  • The grade point average for all courses taken at UH-Downtown and applied to the minor must be at least 2.0.
  • Upper-level courses applied toward the major may not also be counted toward the fulfillment of minor requirements.
  • Transfer courses applied to the minor may be restricted by the individual program.
  • Courses applied toward a minor require completion of 12 to 18 hours of coursework, with a minimum of six to nine hours of upper-level course work taken at UH-Downtown.

Detailed requirements for each minor, including total hours and required upper-level hours, are listed with the curricula below.



Interdisciplinary Minors

Minor in Ethnic Studies (18 hours minimum)

Sharin Elkohly, PhD, Coordinator
Room 1061-North, 713-221-8693

18 approved hours required, with at least 9 upper-level hours taken at UHD. Prerequisites cannot be waived; see a college advisor for approval of upper-level business courses. The following courses will apply to the minor without advisor approval:

 

  • ANTH 2302 Cultural Anthropology
  • HIST 2309 Ethnic Minorities
  • COMM 2307 Intercultural Communications
  • COMM 3313 Race, Ethnicity, and Communication
  • CJ 3317 Race and Crime
  • ENG 3321 African-American Literature
  • ENG 3322 Mexican-American Literature
  • ENG 3341 Postcolonial Studies
  • ENG 4321 Advanced African-American Studies
  • ENG 4325 Advanced Mexican-American Studies
  • HIST 2309 Ethnic Minorities in American History
  • HIST 3308 History of Mexico
  • HIST 3322 African-American History
  • HIST 4320 Slavery in the Americas
  • HUM 3304 American Ethnic Heritage
  • MGT 3303 Equal Opportunity in Management
  • MUS 3302 Introduction to African-American Music
  • PHIL 3317 Philosophy of Race
  • PHIL 3322 World Religions
  • POLS 3303 Urban Politics
  • POLS 3306 Civil Liberties in the United States
  • POLS 3312 Hispanic Politics
  • POLS 4302 Latin American Politics
  • POLS 4304 American Political Thought
  • PSY 4303 African-American Issues in Psychology
  • SOC 3304 Minorities in America
  • SOC 3306 Social Inequality
  • SOC 4305 Urban Sociology
  • SOSE 3306 Culture of the Urban School
  • SPAN 3324 People, Culture and Trade in Spanish America

 

Students may petition to apply toward the minor other courses taught with a significant ethnic studies focus. Petitions should be initiated with a college advisor.

Minor in Film Studies (18 hours minimum)

Chuck Jackson, PhD, Coordinator
Room 1069-South, 713-221-8615

18 approved hours required, with at least 9 hours taken at UHD. The following courses will apply to the minor without advisor approval.

Required coursework: 3 hours
ENG 3354 Introduction to Film Studies

Elective coursework: 15 hours, selected from the following:

  • COMM 2305 / ART 2305 Film Appreciation
  • COMM 3317 / ART 3315 Film Analysis
  • ENG 2309: Survey of Film: Beginnings to Present
  • ENG 3356 Early Cinema
  • ENG 3357 Film Theory
  • ENG 4327 Advanced Film Studies
  • HUM 3327 Myth and Film
  • PHIL 3355: Film and Philosophy
  • SOC 4302 Sociocultural Analysis of Film
  • SPAN 3385 Introduction to Hispanic Film
  • XXX 4390: Any CHSS Special Topics course that focuses on film

Students may petition to apply toward the minor other courses taught with a significant film studies focus. Petitions should be initiated with a college advisor.

Minor in Gender Studies (18 hours minimum)

Cara Murray, PhD, Coordinator
Room 1022 South, 713-223-7923

18 approved hours required. 12 hours at the upper-level, with at least 9 hours taken at UHD. Prerequisites cannot be waived; see a college advisor for approval of upper-level business courses. The following courses will apply to the minor without advisor approval:

  • BIOL 4350 Social Biology
  • CJ 4314 Women and the Criminal Justice System
  • ENG 3350 Gender Studies in Literature
  • ENG 4350 Advanced Gender Studies
  • HIST 4303 US Women’s History
  • MGT 3307/ADM 3303 Equal Opportunity in Management
  • PHIL 3319 Philosophy of Gender
  • POLS 4306 Women and Politics
  • PSY 3310 Psychology of Women
  • SOS 2308 Human Sexuality
  • SOC 2304 Sex Roles
  • SOC 3303 Sociology of the Family
  • SOC 3306 Social Inequality
  • COMM 3308 Family Communication
  • COMM 3310 Women, Men, and Communication

Students may petition to apply toward the minor other courses taught with a significant gender studies focus. Petitions should be initiated with a college advisor.

Minor in Religious Studies (18 hours minimum)

18 approved hours required. 12 hours at the upper-level, with at least 9 hours taken at UHD. Prerequisites cannot be waived. The following courses will apply to the minor without advisor approval:


Required coursework: 3 hours chosen from the following

  • ENG 3352 Studies in World Mythology and Folklore
  • HUM 4317 World Mythology
  • PHIL 3322 World Religions
Required coursework: 3 hours chosen from the following
  • ENG 3385 Studies in Religious Texts
  • HUM 4314 The Old Testament
  • HUM 4315 The New Testament
  • HUM 4316 The Early Christian Church
12 hours chosen from the following
  • ART 3306 Art and Religion – Origins
  • ART 3307 Art and Religion – Development>
  • COMM 4335 Communication and Religion
  • ENG 3352 Studies in World Mythology and Folklore
  • ENG 3385 Studies in Religious Texts
  • HIST 3360 History of Religion in the United States
  • HUM 4314 The Old Testament
  • HUM 4315 The New Testament
  • HUM 4316 The Early Christian Church
  • HUM 4317 World Mythology
  • MUS 3301 / HUM 3331 Music in American Christianity
  • PHIL 3322 World Religions
  • PHIL 3323 Philosophy of Religion
  • SOC 4317 Religion in a Changing Society
  • SOS 3304 Death and Dying

Students may petition to apply toward the minor other courses taught with a significant religious studies focus. Petitions should be initiated with a college advisor.

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