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Students may choose a minor field of study, commonly called a minor, along with their major. A minor usually consists of 20 credits of study. Minors are optional, but many students find that a minor is helpful in providing greater career opportunities after graduation. The requirements for the various minors are listed within individual majors as well as in this section.
 
Following are the requirements for official University of Maine at Farmington minors. Contact the chairperson of the department offering the minor for an application.
 
*Starred courses have pre-requisites not included in minor requirements
 
 
ANTHROPOLOGY MINOR
Students must earn a C or higher in all courses to complete the minor.
Students may take a maximum of eight credit hours in elective courses as pass/fail; all other courses must receive a letter grade.
 
Required Courses:
ANT 101S Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 4
ANT 103S Human Origins and Cultural Development            4
Elective Courses 12
 Statistics is not required for minors.
Total credits for the Minor:
20
 
 
ART MINOR
One of the following:
ARH 114A Visual Culture I 4
ARH 116A Visual Culture II 4
ARH 274A Modern Art 4
ARH 276A Contemporary Art                                                    4

Two of the following:

ART 105A Sound Art I 4
ART 209A Installation 4
ART 112A Digital Imaging 4
ART 115A Drawing I 4
ART 119A Sculpture I 4
ART 177A Topics in Art 4
ART 221A Painting I 4
ART 239A Animation I 4
ART 241A Video I 4
ART 244A Creative Imaging                                                     4
Eight additional credits in Art courses numbered ART 200 or higher: 8
Total credits for the Minor:     20
 
 
ART HISTORY MINOR
Two of the following:
ARH 114A Visual Culture I 4
ARH 116A Visual Culture II 4
ARH 177A Topics in Art History                                               4
Twelve additional credits in ARH courses numbers 200 or higher: 12

Total credits for the Minor:     20

 
BIOLOGY MINOR
BIO 160 General Zoology 4
BIO 170 General Botany                                             4
Three additional courses in biology 200-level or above: 12
Total credits for the Minor:     20
 
NOTES:
1. A grade of C- or above must be earned in all courses and their prerequisites.
2. For science majors declaring a science minor in a different science discipline, only eight credits of required coursework in the major can be
counted toward the science minor.
 
 
BUSINESS MINOR
BUS 208 Accounting Principles 4
BUS 210 Principles of Management                             4
BUS 220 Principles of Marketing 4
BUS 340 Managerial Finance 4
Take two 300 or 400 level BUS courses: 8
Total credits for the Minor:     24
 
Notes:
1. Some 300 level BUS courses require ECO 110S.
2. A grade of C- or above must be earned in all Business and Economic courses
 
 
CHEMISTRY MINOR
CHY 141 General Chemistry I 4
CHY 142 General Chemistry II                                             4
Three additional courses in Chemistry 200 or 300 level: 12

Total credits for the Minor:      20

NOTE: A grade of C- or above must be earned in all courses and their prerequisites.
 
 
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH MINOR
HEA 231 Child and Adolescent Health 2
HEA 244 Nutrition Care for Children 2
HEA 296 Practicum in Health Education 4
HEA 411 Health Education Planning 4
PSY 225S Child and Adolescent Development 4
SHE 233 Teaching Health in Elementary School                       2
Total credits for the Minor:     18
 
 
COACHING MINOR
BIO 150    Anatomy & Physiology 4
HEA 200 Athletic Injuries: Prevention and Emergency Response 4
PEC 100 Foundations of Coaching 2
PEC 219 Athletic Management and Administration 2
PEC 225 Physical Training Theory and Applied Biomechanics 4

Minimum of 4 elective credits chosen from the list below:

HEA 102 Group Fitness Instructor Training 2
HEA 103 Theory and Practice for the Personal Train 4
HEA 241 Nutrition and Exercise 4
HEA 303 Physiology of Exercise 4
PEC 211 Coaching Methods 2
PEC 296 Practicum in Coaching 2-4
PHE 296 Practicum in Physical Education 2
REC 160 Challenge Course Facilitator Training 2
Total credits for the Minor:     20
 
 
COMMUNITY HEALTH MINOR
HEA 123    Introduction to Community Health 4
HEA 296 Practicum in Community Health Education 4
HEA 310 Principles of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 4
HEA 411 Health Education Planning 4
Health Electives
(any two 2-credit HEA courses, see electives under Community Health Major)
Total credits for the Minor:     20
 
 
COMPUTER SCIENCE MINOR
COS 140 Introduction to Computer Science                     4
COS 142 Data Structures 4

Three electives from the following:

COS 120 Internet Comp 4
COS 241 Computer Organization 4
COS 280 Networking Using TCP/IP 4
COS 341 Fundamentals of the Theory of Computation*    4
COS 355 Computer Graphics* 4
COS 360 Programming Language Concepts 4
COS 364 Algorithm Design and Analysis* 4
COS 372 Computer Operating Systems 4
COS 377 Intermediate Topics in Computer Science 4
COS 455 Database Systems* 4
COS 477 Advanced Topics in Computer Science* 4
* Courses have prerequisites not included in minor
 
Total credits for the Minor:     20
 
 
ECONOMICS MINOR
ECO 110S Principles of Economics 4
ECO 308 Price Theory 4
ECO 309 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory                         4
Eight elective credits in Economics
Total credits for the Minor:     20
 
NOTE: A grade of C- or above must be earned in all Business and Economic courses
 
 
ENGLISH MINOR
ENG 181 Literary Analysis and Interpretation                           4
ENG 251H British Texts and Contexts  
or    
ENG 252H British Texts and Contexts II 4
ENG 272H American Texts and Contexts 4
One 300-level literature course 4
One literature elective 4
 
Total credits for the Minor:     20
 
Note: A creative writing course may be substituted for the literature elective.
 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES MINOR
The Environmental Studies minor is multidisciplinary, spanning most areas of the arts and sciences.  Students will apply the perspective of their major to the study of the environment, preparing them to relate their careers to environmental issues or nature.  Students seeking an environmental studies major should speak with their advisor or the coordinator of the minor about developing an individualized program (or they should consider majors in Environmental Science or Environmental Policy & Planning).

If you’re interested in pursuing an Environmental Studies minor, please contact the coordinator at Barton@maine.edu.

Required courses (five courses worth 20 credits) and an experience
1. At least two courses in Natural Sciences from the list below
2. At least two courses in Humanities, Visual and Performing Arts, Psychology, Social Sciences and Business, and Rehabilitation and Community Health from the list below.
3. One additional elective course from the lists below.
4. Participation in service, internship, research, creative work, or research related to the environment, during the academic year or summer.  This experience can be satisfied and documented in a variety of ways, and should be arranged with your advisor and the coordinator.
 
Notes
1. At least two courses must be at the 200-level or higher.
2. No more than 8 credits in a student’s major may be counted toward these course requirements.
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES COURSES
Natural Sciences:
BIO 110   Introduction to Biology (sections with an environmental focus)
BIO 276 Environmental Biology
BIO 294 Forest Ecology & Conservation
BIO 353 Conservation Biology
BIO 383 Aquatic Biology
BIO 391 Entomology
CHY 110 Introduction to Chemistry (sections with an environmental focus)
CHY 384 Environmental Chemistry
ENV 110 Environmental Science
ENV 276 Environmental Microbiology
ENV 384 Environmental Impact Assessment
GEY 101 Environmental Geoscience
GEY 103 The Earth System
GEY 104 Oceans
GEY 203 Surficial Processes
GEY 301 Terrain analysis
GEY 303 Climate Change
GEY 356 Hydrology
INT 221 Tropical Island Ecology
PHY 110 Introduction to Physics (sections with an environmental focus)

Social Sciences; Humanities; Community Health & Recreation; Sound, Performance, and Visual Inquiry:

ANT 300   Food and Culture
ECO 228 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
EPP 131 Conservation and Environment
EPP/  
GEO 231 Environmental Issues
EPP 331 Nature and Society
GEO 104 Global Transformations (sections with an environmental focus)
GEO 310 International Development
GEO 304 GIScience
GEO 337 Environmental Regulations
GEO 338 Forestry Management & Practice
GEO 340 Land Use
POS 216 Environmental Law
POS 320 Environmental Politics
ENG 100 Green Writing
ENG 272 American Texts and Contexts (offerings with a focus on the environment)
ENG 362 American Environmental Writing
PHI 111 Environmental Philosophy
HEA 210 Environmental Health
HEA 245 Nutrition and Ecological Concerns
ART 331 Drawing and Painting Outdoors
Other Courses: Honors and Topics 277 & 377 courses with an environmental focus
Total credits for the minor:     20
 
 
FILM STUDIES MINOR
20 credits from the following list of courses or from other departmental courses cross-listed with Film Studies.  Art majors with a concentration in New Media must satisfy the minor outside of their concentration requirements. Topics courses (277 or 377) often fulfill film studies minor requirements; questions should be brought to the contact person for the Film Studies Committee.  
Required courses
5 of the following:
 
ARH 378
Contemporary Japanese Film
History of Japanese Film
World Film
Social and Political Theatre and Film
Passion and Protest: Perspectives in American Theatre
ENG 214 Screenwriting
Writing for the Stage
Multicultural Literature and Film
ENG 314 Advanced Screenwriting
Psychology in Cinema
Hispanic Film
Video I
Animation
Animation II
Video II
New Media
The Soundtrack
The Splendid Drunken Twenties
Total credits for the Minor:     20
 
 
FRENCH MINOR
Required courses:
FRE 201H Intermediate French 4
FRE 202H Readings and Composition                                        4

At least three courses from the following list:

FRE 206H Oral Communication and Culture                            4
FRE 301 French Film 4
FRE 304 Survey of French Literature I 4
FRE 305 Survey of French Literature II 4
FRE 306 Francophone Literature 4
FRE 377 Topics in French Literature 4
 
Total credits for the Minor:
20
 
Students who spend a semester in France or a Francophone country may apply up to twelve credits from their study abroad to the minor. Approval for course substitutions must be obtained from the French faculty.
 
 
GEOGRAPHY MINOR
Students choose a geography concentration from the list below and complete 12 credits in that concentration, plus take an additional 8 credits of geography electives.
 
 Place and Culture (12 credits)
GEO 212S Latin America: Peoples & Environments             
GEO 214 Asia: Peoples & Environments
or  
GEO 219 Geography of Maine
GEO 325 Geography of Health and Disease
GEO 332 Cultural Geography
GEO 334 Political Geography
or  
Nature and Society (12 credits)
GEO 231 Environmental Issues
GEO 235 Physical Geography
GEO 325 Geography of Health and Disease     
GEO 331 Nature and Society
GEO 340 Land Use
or  

Communities and Development (12 credits)

GEO 204 Geospatial Information
GEO 304 GIScience
GEO 310 International Development             
GEO 320 Economic Geography
GEO 343 Town and Regional Planning

GEOGRAPHY ELECTIVES (8 credits)

Total credits for the Minor:     20

 
GEOLOGY MINOR
One 100-level geology course 4
Three 200-level courses
 
or  
Two 200-level courses plus a field trip
12
One 300-level course
4
 
 
Total credits for the Minor:     20
 
NOTES:
1. A grade of C- or above must be earned in all courses and their prerequisites.
2. For science majors declaring a science minor in a different science discipline, only eight credits of required coursework in the major can be counted toward the science minor.
 
 
HISTORY MINOR
To obtain a History minor, students must complete a total of twenty (20) credit hours. Twelve (12) credit hours are to be spread out evenly over categories I, II, III. Students must complete HTY 200 Approaches to History. The other four (4) credit hours are elective from the History catalog.  Students must have a grade of C- or better for the courses to count towards to completion of the minor requirements.
 
HTY 200 Approaches to History--Required
 
Complete one course from each of the following categories (12 credits):
 
Category I
HTY 230S   Colonial America
HTY 231S Revolutionary America
HTY 232S Civil War and Reconstruction
HTY 233S America's Age of Expansion, 1783-1848
HTY 234S American Presidents
HTY 238S American Since 1945
HTY 240S Maine History
HTY 242S Great Depression/New Deal
HTY 246S U.S. Women's History
HTY 255S Children in American History
HTY 262S Undeclared Wars
HTY 263S Cold War America
HTY 332 The Turbulent 1960s
HTY 335 The Emergence of Modern America

Category II

HTY 206S Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union
HTY 207 The Balkans in Our Times
HTY 208S History of the Cold War
HTY 212S Renaissance and Reformation
HTY 213S Medieval Europe
HTY 214S Spain from 1000 to 1700
HTY 256S Roman Empire
 
Category III
HTY 209S The History of Slavery in the Americas       
HTY 247S History of Canada
HTY 253S Muslim World to 1600
HTY 259S Colonial Latin America
HTY 260S Modern Latin America
HTY 261S History of Mexico
HTY 271S History of Medicine
HTY 274S Mediterranean World 1200 to 1700
HTY 353 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
HTY 356 Roman Empire and Han Dynasty, China
Total credits for the Minor:     20
 
 
MATHEMATICS MINOR
MAT 141M Calculus I 4
MAT 142 Calculus II 4
MAT 151M Foundations of Abstract Mathematics                         4
Two courses in Mathematics numbered above 200:   8
(not MAT 313)
Total credits for the Minor:     20
 
 
MUSIC MINOR
MUH 150A Contemporary Music: Connections to the Past         4
MUS 201 Theory and Aural Skills I 4
Piano competency (applied music or piano class) 2
Upper-level applied music or two semesters of ensembles 2
An upper-level course in music history, composition, theory,  
or interdisciplinary studies involving music 4
An additional semester of upper-level applied music plus two
semesters of ensembles
or
One additional upper-level music course
Total credits for the Minor:
20
 
 
MUSIC STUDIES MINOR
MUH 150A Contemporary Music: Connections to the Past           4
MUS 121 Piano I 2 2
MUS 122 Piano II 2 2

(or four credits of piano study through the applied music program)

Twelve additional credits of MUH courses

(this may include pre-approved interdisciplinary classes involving music) at the 200 level or above.

Total credits for the Minor:
20
 
 
NUTRITION EDUCATION MINOR
The nutrition education minor presents an opportunity for students in any major to study the basics of good nutrition. The coursework will allow students to utilize principles of health education to examine the impact of dietary interventions on a variety of populations and in a wide array of settings. The minor will focus on teaching proper nutrition as a means of disease prevention and health promotion, while increasing awareness of personal health habits as well as the environmental, financial, and social impact that food choices have on individuals and larger communities.
 
HEA 218 Health Communications & Theory 4
HEA 241 Nutrition and Exercise 4
HEA 245 Nutrition and Ecological Concerns 2
HEA 243 Nutrition and Obesity 2
HEA 244 Nutrition Care for Children 2
SHE 233 Teaching Health in Elementary School 2
SHE 433 Curriculum and Methods in Health Education 4
Total credits for the Minor:
20
 
 
PHILOSOPHY MINOR
One of the following courses:
PHI 120H What is the Good Life? 4
PHI 140H Science and Social Science 4
PHI 220H Constructing our World, Constructing Ourselves 4
PHI 240H Consciousness and Experience 4
One additional PHI course numbered 110 or above 4
One additional PHI course numbered 200 or above 4
PHI 377 4
One additional elective in Philosophy 4
Total credits for the Minor:     20
 
 
PHYSICAL FITNESS MINOR
HEA 103    Theory and Practice for the Personal Trainer  
or    
HEA 200 Athletic Injuries: Prevention and Emergency Response 4
HEA 241 Nutrition and Exercise 4
HEA 303 Physiology of Exercise 4
PEC 225
Physical Training Theory and Applied Biomechanics
4
HEA 296 Practicum in Community Health Education  
or    
PHE 296 Practicum in Physical Education  
or    
PEC 296 Practicum in Coaching 4
Total credits for the Minor:     20

 
PHYSICS MINOR
*PHY 141 General Physics I 4
*PHY 142
General Physics II                                                  
4
PHY 241 Modern Physics 4
Two additional physics courses 8
(not including PHY 110N)  
Total credits for the Minor:     20
 
* MAT 141M and MAT 142 are prerequisites for PHY 141 and PHY 142
 
 
POLITICAL SCIENCE MINOR
 
20 Credits in political science  
Total credits for the Minor:     20
 
PSYCHOLOGY MINOR
PSY 101S General Psychology  
or    
PSY 225S Child & Adolescent Development                        4
Sixteen credits of Psychology electives 16
Total credits for the Minor:     20
 
 
REHABILITATION MINOR
REH 110 Introduction to Disability Studies 4
REH 120 Introduction to Social Services 4
REH 200 Counseling and the Helping Relationship       4
REH 310 Casework 4
Four credits of any other rehabilitation courses 4
Total credits for the Minor:     20
 
 
RELIGION MINOR
REL 100H Introduction to the Study of Religion                        4
REL 245 Myth and America 4
Eight other credits in religion at the300 level or higher 8
Four other credits in Religion or Philosophy 4
Total credits for the Minor:     20
 
 
SOCIOLOGY MINOR
Students must earn a C or higher in all courses to complete the minor.
Students may take a maximum of eight credit hours in elective courses as pass/fail; all other courses must receive a letter grade.
 
SOC 101S Introduction to Sociology 4
SOC 215S Social Problems and Social Change                          4
Elective Courses 12
Statistics is not required for minors  
Total credits for the Minor:     20
 
 
SPANISH MINOR
Required courses:
SPA 201H Intermediate Spanish  
SPA 202 Readings and Composition                                       4
At least three courses from the following list: 12
SPA 206H Oral Communication and Culture  
SPA 301 Hispanic Film  
SPA 302 People and Cultures of Latin America                      
SPA 303 People and Cultures of Spain  
SPA 312 Creative Writing in Spanish  
 
Total credits for the Minor:
20
 
Students who spend a semester in Spain or Latin America may apply up to twelve credits from their study abroad to the minor. Approval for course substitutions must be obtained from the Spanish faculty.
 
 
 
SPECIAL EDUCATION MINOR

Applicants meeting the following requirements will be considered for admission (based on enrollment capacity of the program):

  • Open to Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, or Community Health Education with School Health   Education concentration majors
  • Documentation of passing PRAXIS I scores
  • Current GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • 12 earned credits minimum
  • Interview with Special Education faculty member
 
Core Required Courses (12 cr)
 
SED 101
Introduction to Educating Students with Diverse Learning Needs at the
 
  Middle/Secondary Levels  
OR
 
 
SED 125
Introduction to Educating Students with Diverse Learning Needs at the
2
  Elementary Level  
SED 360
Teaching Children with Learning and Behavior Problems in the Regular Classroom
 
OR         
 
 
SED 361
Teaching Students with Disabilities and At-Risk Conditions in the
4
  Secondary General Classroom  
SED 450
Special Education Regulations and Practice
4
SED 210
Assessment in Special Education
2
 
Electives (12 cr)
 
SED 308
Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Supports
4
SED 301
Language and Literacy Methods in Special Education
6
  (must be taken concurrently with SED324 )  
SED 307
Mathematics Methods in Special Education
4
  (must be taken concurrently with SED324)  
SED 314
Content Literacy Methods in Special Education
2
  (must be taken concurrently with SED324)  
SED 324
Applied Instructional Methods in Special Education
2
  (must be taken concurrently with SED301, or SED307, or SED308, or SED314)  
SED 212
Assistive and Instructional Technology in Special Education
2
SED 320
Transition and Self Advocacy in Special Education
4
SED 404
Collaboration Among Diverse Families, Learners, and Professionals
4
SED 209
Practicum in Special Education
4
SED 216
Universal Design for Learning
4
SED 222
Understanding Students with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
4
  Total Credits for the Minor:   24  
 
Note:  A grade of C- or above must be earned in all courses.
 
 
THEATRE MINOR
Take one course from each of the following Theatre disciplines.       

PERFORMANCE - One of the following         

THE 115A Improvisation: As Acting Technique                       4
THE 252A Directing Contemporary Theatre I 4
THE 278A Commedia dell' arte 4

TECHNICAL – One of the Following   

THE 240A Costume Design 4
THE 122A Introduction to Scenic & Lighting Design              4
THE 177A Topics: Stage Makeup 4

THEORY/HISTORY/CRITICISM – One of the Following    

THE 117A   Contemporary American Theatre 4
THE 273A Passion and Protest: Perspectives in American Theatre  4
THE 275A Social and Political Theatre 4
THE 212A Play Structure and Analysis 4
 
Participation in a Production (Acting or Technical crew)
THE 202A Space Lab and Performance                                    4
One additional Theatre elective     4
Total Credits for the Minor: 20
 

WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES MINOR
WST 101S Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies            4
WST 330 Contemporary Feminist Thought 4

Twelve credits of electives selected from other WST courses and departmental courses cross-listed with Women's and Gender Studies.

At least four of these credits must be in WST courses.
 
WST 266/   4
ENG 295H The Female Body in Western Culture  
WST 277 Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies           4
WST 283H/   4
ENG 283H Fiction by Women  
WST 297 Independent Study in Women's & Gender Studies 2 or 4
WST 377 Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies 2 or 4
WST 396 Internship in Women's and Gender Studies 4 or 8
WST 397 Independent Study in Women's and Gender Studies 2 to 4
Total credits for the Minor:
20

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