UT Dallas 2014 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Minors

Minors offered by the School of Interdisciplinary Studies are available to students in all majors except for students taking the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. There is no minor offered in Interdisciplinary Studies. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies are encouraged to take any minor offered by any school at the university. Students may also contact the academic advisor in their major for a list of the courses that satisfy each minor. 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). Minors available within the School of Interdisciplinary Studies are:

Minor in American Studies: 18 semester credit hours

The minor in American studies will facilitate a better understanding of American culture, economy, politics, and society.

Required Courses: 6 semester credit hours

AMS 3302 American Cultures

BIS 3320 The Nature of Intellectual Inquiry

Electives: 12 semester credit hours

Choose 4 from the following:

AMS 2300 American Popular Culture

AMS 3321 American Ethnic Experience: Immigrants Before 1945

AMS 3322 American Ethnic Experience: Immigrants After 1945

AMS 3326 The United States in the Twenty-First Century

AMS 3374 Entrepreneurs in America

AMS 4304 Communication in America

AMS 4360 Rebels and Reformers: Women and Alcohol in America

AMS 4379 Special Topics in American Studies

ISIS 3335 United States and East Asia

ISIS 3338 Native American Cultures

Minor in Environmental Studies: 18 semester credit hours

This minor will provide students from all majors with a better understanding of environmental issues and the skills to analyze future environmental problems. The name "Environmental Studies" reflects the goal of this interdisciplinary minor to encourage students to learn to view environmental issues from scientific, economic, political, and social standpoints. The 18 semester credit hours of the Environmental Sciences minor enable UT Dallas students to develop expertise in this important area. The framework provides all students with a policy and science perspective and allows students to tailor the minor, through choice of electives, to their individual goals. Students will be strongly encouraged to include an Environmental Studies Internship/Project (BIS 3310) in their minor though it may not be possible for all students.

The Environmental Studies minor will be housed within the School of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Supervisory Committee consisting of Dr. Elizabeth Salter and the professors of the two required courses, Dr. Lloyd Dumas and Dr. Thomas Brikowski.

Required Foundation Courses: 6 semester credit hours

ECON 4336 Environmental Economic Theory and Policy

NATS 2333 Energy, Water, and the Environment

Electives: 12 semester credit hours

Choose 4 from the following list, or three from the list with one alternate course accompanied by written permission of the Supervisory Committee.

BIOL 4324 Field Ecology

BIS 3310 Environmental Studies Project (This course is strongly recommended.)

CHEM 4381 Green Chemistry and Green Fuels

ECON 4332 Energy and Natural Resources Economics

ECON 4333 Environmental Economics

GEOS 2302 The Global Environment

GEOS 2310 Environmental Geology

GEOS 2324 Energy, the Environment and Human Health

GEOS 2321 Geology, Resources and Environment of Latin America

GEOS 4V08 Special Topics in Geology or Geophysics (when topic is applicable for Environmental Studies)

HIST 4368 North American Environmental History

ISIS 3390 Costa Rica Field Trip

ISNS 2367 The Oceans

ISNS 2368 Weather and Climate

IPEC 3349 World Resources and Development

MECH 4V95 Topics in Mechanical Engineering (when topic is Introduction to Wind Energy)

Minor in Exercise Sciences: 18 semester credit hours

The minor in Exercise Sciences is ideal for students who are interested in broadening their experience and knowledge base in the study and analysis of principles related to human movement, exercise, and athletics. Students will acquire new information on key domains of the field including exercise physiology, psychological approach to health, nutrition principles, injury prevention, and treatment strategies. Specifically, the minor provides students with an introductory grounding in physiologic principles that help us understand not only how human systems respond to exercise stress, but also how the body changes with chronic exercise stress.

Required Courses: 9 semester credit hours

HLTH 1301 Introduction to Kinesiology

HLTH 1322 Human Nutrition

BIOL 3370 Exercise Physiology

Upper-Division Courses: 9 semester credit hours

BIOL 3455 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab I

BIOL 3456 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab II

ECON 3315 Sports Economics

HLTH 3101 Medical Terminology

PHYS 3317 Physics of the Human Body

PSY 4328 Health Psychology

Minor in Gender Studies: 18 semester credit hours

The Gender Studies minor is designed to examine the ways in that gender as a complex social construction intersects with class, race, age, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and sexual identity; to examine the lives and experiences of groups that have been underrepresented in traditional academic work; and to acquaint students with the fundamental methodologies of women's and gender studies.

Required Courses: 9 semester credit hours

GST 2300 Introduction to Gender Studies

And two of the following:

GST 3301 or PSY 3324 Psychology of Gender

GST 3302 or HIST 3302 Gender in Western Thought

GST 3303 Gender, Society, and Politics

Electives: 9 semester credit hours

Choose 3 from the following:

AMS 2300 American Popular Culture

BIS 4V04 Internship (related to gender studies)

CRIM 3324 Gender, Crime, and Justice

GST 3301 or PSY 3324 Psychology of Gender

GST 3302 or HIST 3302 Gender in Western Thought

GST 3303 or SOC 3354 Gender, Society, and Politics

GST 4311 Gender and Education

GST 4325 Motherhood and the Technological Womb

GST 4360 or AMS 4360 Rebels and Reformers: Women and Alcohol in America

GST 4379 Topics in Gender Studies

GST 4380 or SOC 4380 Women, Work, and Family

GST 4381 Senior Honors Research

GST 4382 Senior Honors in Gender Studies

GST 4V80 Independent Study

HIST 3324 Women in European Society

HIST 3366 Themes in Social History of the United States

HIST 3384 U.S. Women from Settlement to Present

HIST 4360 Topics in American Women's History

ISIS 3306 Human Female: Biology and Culture

ISIS 3310 Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Multidisciplinary Investigation

ISIS 3312 Women in Management

ISIS 4350 International Development: Cultural Impacts

LIT 3327 Mid-Twentieth Century American Literature

LIT 3380 Studies in Women's Literature

PSCI 3353 Law and Gender

PSCI 4357 Human Rights and the Rule of Law

PSCI 4364 Civil Rights Law and Society

PSY 3338 or CLDP 3338 Adolescence

PSY 4324 The Psychology of Prejudice

PSY 4345 or CLDP 4345 Violence in the Family

PSY 4346 Human Sexuality

PSY 4347 Marriage and Family Psychology

SOC 3343 Sociology of the Family

SOC 3352 Gender Roles

SOC 4375 Gender and Work

Minor in Healthcare Studies: 18 semester credit hours

The Healthcare Studies minor is designed for students from any major who have an interest in pursuing a career in one of the healthcare fields. Students will learn important aspects of the health profession including appropriate terminology and the foundational elements of professionalism in the healthcare setting. Students will also gain an understanding of basic biological and medical principles related to human health and disease, the fundamental aspects of the history or philosophy of healthcare, and psychological, social, or economic issues associated with healthcare or the healthcare system in America.

This minor is well suited for traditional pre-health students (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and optometry) as well as those interested in allied health fields (physical therapy, physician assistant studies, clinical nutrition, etc.), public health, clinical psychology, and counseling. The minor in Healthcare Studies is designed for students from any major who have an interest in pursuing a career in one of the healthcare fields.

Required Courses in Health Career Development Foundations: 8 semester credit hours

HLTH 4304 Health Professions Internship

HLTH 1100 Career Explorations for the Health Professions

HLTH 3300 Pre-Health Professional Development

HLTH 3101 Medical Terminology

Electives: 10 semester credit hours

Choose 2 from the following:

Historical, Legal, and Philosophical Foundations

HIST 3328 History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine

PHIL 4320 Medical Ethics

PHIL 4321 Philosophy of Medicine

PSCI 4365 Law and Medicine

Biological Foundations

BIOL 3370 Exercise Physiology

BIOL 3455 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab I

BIOL 3456 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab II

HLTH 1322 Human Nutrition

ISIS 2308 Bones, Bodies, and Disease

ISIS 3306 Human Female: Biology and Culture

NSC 3344 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing

NSC 4356 Neurophysiology

NSC 4366 Neuroanatomy

Psychological, Social and Economic Foundations

ECON 3330 Economics of Health

HLTH 3301 Issues in Geriatric Healthcare

PSY 4328 Health Psychology

PSY 4346 Human Sexuality

SOC 4372 Health and Illness

SPAN 3341 Medical Spanish

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