CASL Minors Requirements

  • A student may declare a minor at the CASL Office of Advising and Student Records by completing a Declaration of Major/Minor form.  A final audit will be conducted at the time of graduation.  Any declared minor that has not been successfully completed will be deleted from the student’s transcript.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.00 must be compiled for each minor.  The GPA for CASL minors is based on all upper division coursework taken in the discipline of the minor.  The GPA for the CIS minor is based on CIS 150, 275, 200 and all upper level 300-4999 CIS courses.  The GPA for College of Business minors will include all of the following, if taken:  ACC 298, 299; and any upper level 300-4999 courses offered by the College of Business.
  • The minors listed below are different from the teaching minors offered through the College of Education,Health and Human Services (CEHHS). Only teaching minors satisfy state teacher certification requirements.  For more information about teaching minors, please contact the CEHHS Advising Office, (313) 593-5090.

Group I Minors

Minimum of 12 hours required (300-4999) level courses and any prerequisites that may be needed for upper level courses:

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Statistics
  • Arabic Studies
    (excludes ARBC 350)
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer and Computational Math
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • French Studies
  • Geology
  • German
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
    (6 hrs. U.S History course attribute CAUS,
    6 hrs. Non-U.S History course attribute CANU)
  • Humanities
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
    (excluding MATH 363, 385,386,387,391,442,443,444,445,446,447,449,486)
  • Microbiology
  • Music (prereqs: one course from MHIS 100, 120, 130 and one course from MTHY 100, 101, 102).
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Group II Minors

Requiring 12-18 hours of upper (300-4999) level courses

  • 15 hours upper level required.

    AAAS 300* and 12 credit hours of additional upper division coursework in African and African American Studies. Choose from:  AAAS 304, 305*, 313, 316*, 320, 322, 325, 333*, 340, 345*, 368*, 369, 371*, 385*, 386, 388, 389*, 390, 393, 403, 404, 449*, 469*, 470*, 473, 477, 491, 498, 499

    NOTE:  At least 6 hours must be exclusively African/African-American in content.  These courses are identified by an asterisk (*) –course attribute CAGF.

  • 18 credits required. 
    ART 206 and one class from ART 201, 202, 204, 210, 220
    12 credits from course attribute CAAA: ART 306, 321, 322, 323, 324, 332, 360, 399.

  • 15 hours of upper division coursework including AAST 3150 and 12 hours of AAST 300+ courses. Other disciplines offer courses relevant to the AAST minor. Students will be able to count one such course toward the minor with approval of the AAST faculty advisor by petition.

  • 12 credits required.
    3 to 6 credits from any 300 level ASTR or PHYS 305
    6 to 9 credits from any 400 level ASTR

  • Prerequisites:  COMM 220; SPEE 101
    Minimum of 15 hours of upper level (300-4999) coursework in communication (COMM) and speech (SPEE) courses. 
    At least one 300-4999 level course must be SPEE.  3 credit hours of HUM 485 (internship) may count toward the minimum 15 hours of upper level coursework.

  • Minimum 18 hours of upper level coursework required from the following:

    POL 334; URS 450; 3 credits of approved community-based research in any of the following – academic service learning course (ASL), independent study, internship; 3 courses from- AMST 300, ANTH 376, 455; BA 320; COMM 364, 366; CRJ 483; ECON 375; ENST 456; HIST 3651, 369, 383, 384; POL 323, 325, 484; SOC 435, 450, 476; SPEE 320, 442; WGST 481.

  • 15 credits required.
    CRJ 200, 416, 468 and 6 credits from course attribute CACR: CRJ 363, 408, 409, 470, 471, 472, 474, 475, 480, 482, 484, 488, 487, 489.

  • Minimum of 15 hours of upper level (300-4999) coursework in Environmental Studies (ENST)

  • Prerequisite: JASS 248
    Minimum of 15 hours of upper level (300-4999) coursework from: Course attribute CAGL
    JASS 332, 336, 357, 370, 385, 387, 398, 403, 404, 406, 413, 436, 457, 467, 477

  • Prerequisite: One course from Physical Geography: GEOG 203, 204; GEOL 118 and

    One course from Human Geography: GEOG 201, 205, 206

    Minimum of 12 hours of upper level (300-4999) coursework including GEOG 302 and 9 hours from:
    (Course attribute CAGY) Physical Geography courses: GEOG 320; GEOL 350; ESCI 301, 375; GEOL 377; Human Geography courses: GEOG 300, 310; HIST 3695; POL 323; ECON 381; Regional Geography: GEOG 307, 327; Geospatial Techniques: GEOG 305; GEOL 340; GEOL 440; Other courses: GEOG 390, 399

  • Minimum of 15 hours of upper level (300-4999) coursework.  Must include one course from Core Area I and four courses from at least two groups in Core Area II.

    Core Area I – Choose one course

    GLOC 301; COMM 430

    Core Area II – Choose four courses from at least two groups
     

    1.  Global Mediated Cultures Group: Course attribute CAGG
      ANTH 320, 372, 373, 374, 425, 440; COMM 366; COMM 430; COMM/WGST 455, 481; GEOG 302; HIST 321, 322, 323, 326, 336, 362, 381, 3511; JASS 387; LING/ENGL 484; MCL/WGST 401; MCL/COMM/JASS 381; MCL 353
    2. Gender and Multicultural Issues in the Global World Group: Course attribute CAGD
      ANTH 320, 372, 373, 374, 425, 440; COML 355; COMM 430; COMM/WGST 455; COMM/WGST 481; ENGL/WGST 445; GEOG 310, 315; GLOC 325; HIST 321, 322, 323, 326, 336, 338,  362, 381, 3511;  HUM/WGST/COML 433; LIBS 364; MCL/WGST 401; MCL/COMM/JASS 381; POL 350, 371, 385, 473; SOC 402, 490G ANTH 455/WGST 4555; WGST 408
    3.  Migration and Diasporas Group: Course attribute CAGN
      AAAS 390G, 490G; AAAS 491C/HIST 490F; AAST 381; ANTH 455/WGST 4555; COML 355;  ENGL/WGST 445; GEOG 310, 315; GLOC 325;  GER 390; LIBS 364; MCL/COMM/JASS 381; MCL/COML 455; POL 350, 371, 385, 473; SOC 402, 490G; WGST 408.            
    4.  American Studies in the Global Age Group: Course attribute CAGO
      BA 400; COMM 306; COMM 366; COMP 390; ENST/GEOG 300, 320; ENST/ECON 351; EXPS 410; HIST 384, 3632; IB 486; LING/ENGL 484; MCL/COML 455; COMP 327; LING 383; MKT 457; SOC 460.

    NOTE:  Students studying foreign language can include up to two of the following upper level courses in the 12 hours used for Core Area II (however, as noted above, courses from at least two different groups 1-4 above must be included, as well):

    ARBC 305, 331, 332, 350, 351 (Course attribute CAAG)

    FREN 305, 306, 332, 336, 337, 338, 339, 375, 490A, 490B (Course attribute CAFG)

    GER 305, 306, 374, 376, 377, 390, 490 (Course attribute CARG)

    SPAN 305, 356, 357, 358, 450, 465 (Course attribute CASG)

     

  • Prerequisite:  One course from JASS 2015 or 248
    Minimum of 15 hours of upper level (300-4999) coursework.  At least two of the courses (6 credits) must be in the “Media Tools” area, and at least two courses (6 credits) must be in the “Genres, Modes, and Contexts of Storytelling” area.  The remaining course (3 credits) may be any 300+ JASS course.

    Media Tools – choose two (course attribute CAJB)
    JASS 303 (formerly 250), 307, 310, 312, 315, 330, 331, 345, 350, 3015, 401, 402, 405, 410, 423, 467

    Genres, Modes, and Contexts of Storytelling – choose two (course attribute CAJM)
    JASS 302, 332, 333, 334, 335 or 336, 338, 357, 370, 378, 380, 381, 385, 387, 390, 398, 403, 404, 406, 413, 436, 457, 477; COMM 430

    3 credit hours on HUM 485 (internship) may count toward the 15 hours of upper level coursework

  • Prerequisites:  One course from PHIL 233, 234, or 350; and PHIL 240
    Minimum of 15 hours of upper level (300-4999) coursework including SOC 453 and two courses from each of the following groups.  Select from:

    1. Legal Environments of Industries and Professions Group (course attribute CABL) 
      JASS 302, 403; ENST 445 (formerly 350); PHIL 442; POL 364; SOC 454, 456, 457; PDED 425; ACC 360; HRM 408; LE 452, 453

    B. Structure and Process of Legal Institutions Group (course attribute CABS)
    ECON 325, 385, 433, 4021, 4085; PHIL 335, 445; POL 304, 312, 315, 316, 362, 363, 413, 414, 415, 4165; SOC 471

  • Minimum of 15 hours of upper level (300-4999) coursework.  Include courses from three groups as indicated:

    1. Communication Skills Group – choose two courses (course attribute CACB)
      COMM/ENGL 317; COMM 340, 430, 440, 450, 460; SPEE 310, 320, 330, 340, 400, 430
    2. Leadership Studies Group – choose one course (course attribute CALB)
      WGST/HIST 3651; COMM 477; BA 330; PSYC 422 continued -->
    3. Dimensions of Organizational Behavior Group – choose two courses (course attribute CADO)
      OB 354; MKT 360; PSYC320 or CRJ/SOC 382; PSYC 321, PSYC/AAAS/CRJ 322; PSYC/CRJ 325; PSYC 363; PSYC/WGST 3955; PSYC/ WGST 405 or SOC/CRJ 443; PSYC 4305, 431; PSYC/STS 464; PSYC 4725; SOC/AAAS/CRJ 403; SOC/STS 442; SOC 460, 483
  • Minimum of 15 hours of upper level (300-4999) coursework (course attribute CABR). Must include courses from three disciplines. 

    Select from: ARTH 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 341, 342, 343, 344, 346, 351, 352, 454; COML 433; ENGL 371, 372, 373, 400, 401, 405,406,  408, 409, 410, 412, 413, 414; HIST 314, 329, 330, 331,4312; PHIL 307                

  • Minimum of 15 hours of upper level (300-4999) coursework from the following (course attribute CAOG)

    JASS 403, COMM 477; HIST 387, 3695, LIBS 364; PSYC 405, 431, 4305;

  • Prerequisite:  One course from: RELS 120 or 201

    Minimum of 15 hours of upper level (300-4999) coursework in Religious Studies (RELS).

  • A. Science, Technology, and Cultures Group: Course attribute CABT

    STS 310, 326, 340, 345, 349, 374, 386, 390A, 390B, 403, 409, 410, 430, 485, 488

    B. Science, Technology, and Labor Group: Course attribute CABY

    STS 305, 310, 321, 383, 421, 441, 442, 464

    C. Science, Technology, and Environments Group: Course attribute CABE

    STS 301, 305, 308, 309, 312, 325, 365, 384, 390A, 484, 3695

  • Minimum of 15 hours of upper level (300-4999) coursework (course attribute CARM). Must include courses from three disciplines.

    Select from:  ANTH 470; ECON 305, 415; POL 300; PSYC 381, 464; SOC 410, 413

  • Minimum of 15 hours of upper level (300-4999) coursework.  Include courses from the following: 

    JASS 403; ENGL 453; LIBS 364; PSYC 464; STS 300

  • Minimum of 15 credit hours of upper level (300-4999) coursework including URS 300 and at least one course              from each track below:

    Track I:  Urban Problems and Policy: Course attribute CAUP

    ECON 305, 325, 482, 483; POL 313, 322, 323, 334, 360, 4605, 466, 467, 484, 489; SOC 350, 383 (MATH 363/STAT 363 prior to F’15), 403 (AAAS 403/CRJ 403), 410, 413, 435, 441, 473 (AAAS 473/CRJ 473)

    Track II:  Community Development, Culture, and History: Course attribute CAUC

    AAAS 368 (HIST 368), 389 (ENGL 389); AMST 300; ANTH 376, 455 (CRJ 455); ARTH 426; COML 355; ENGL 356; ECON 361; HIST 3380, 3601, 3665, 3695, 383; SOC 304 (ARTH/ENGL/HUM 304), 4045 (AAAS/WGST 404), 423 (CRJ 423), 449 (AAAS 449), 458

    Track III:  Environment, Design, and Space: Course attribute CAUE

    ANTH 345; ARTH 365, 375; ENST 301, 325, 330 (ESCI 330), 340 (ESCI 340), 456; ESCI 305 (GEOL 305/GEOG 305); GEOG 300, 310, 325; HIST 374

  • WGST 303 (formerly 275), and minimum of 12 credit hours of additional upper level (300-4999) WGST courses.

Group III: Minors Outside of CASL

  • 16 credit hours required:  ACC 355; ACC 356 or 358; ACC 360; ACC 380+381; and one course from ACC 357, 403, 439, 457

  • CIS

    Prerequisite:  MATH 115
    Minimum of 24 credit hours in CIS coursework as follows:
    CIS 150, 200, 275
    CIS 350 plus 8 additional hours of CIS coursework at the 300-4999 level (these must be approved by a CIS faculty advisor)

  • Prerequisite:  MATH 115

    26 credit hours in CIS coursework as follows:

    CIS 150, 200, 275, 350, 375, 487

    Plus one of the following courses: CIS 451 or 479 or 488.

  • 15 credit hours required: MKT 352, 363, 463; and two courses from MKT 454, 455, 458, 498.

  • Minimum of 15 upper level hours required from:  FIN 401, 402 and 407; and two courses from ACC 358; FIN 443, 445, 447, 484; IB 441

  • Minimum of 15 upper level hours required from:  FIN 401, 407, 411 and 412 or ACC 360; and one course from ACC 360; FIN 406, 412; MKT 434

  • 15 hours of upper division coursework in Health Policy Studies (excluding HPS 498 and 499)

  • 15 credit hours required: OB 354, HRM 305, 406, 407; and one course from OB 401, 402; HRM 408.

  • Minimum of 16 credit hours required from:  ITM 310, 321, and 351; plus two courses from ITM 301, 302, 303, 331, 371, 382, 383, 431

  • 21 credit hours required: ACC 298, ITM 310, MKT 352, OB 354; and three courses from at least two disciplines from ACC 299, and/or any 300-400 level courses offered by the College of Business.

  • 15 credit hours required: MKT 352, 382, 402; and two courses from MKT 360, 363, 434, 436, 454, 455, 457, 458.

  • 18 credit hours as follows:

    HHS 200; One course from – ANTH 101, CHE 101, ECON 202, PSYC 101, SOC 200

    12 credits upper level from – ANTH 409, 415, 430; CHE 402 or HPS 401; EDF 350; ENST 300, 326; HHS 350; HPS 410 or PSYC 381; HPS 412 or BIOL 380; HPS 430, 440, 442; PSYC 455; SOC 304, 413.

  • 18 credits required.

    SWK 200 and SWK 300

    One course from: AAAS 449; ANTH 376; CRJ 446, 447; EDC 439; PSYC 404, 412; SOC 308, 350; SWK 301, 302.

    One course from: AAAS 368; ANTH 455; GEOG 300; HHS 350, 406; HPS 436; SOC 435; SWK 305, 306.

    One course from: ANTH 325; POL 323; PSYC 301; SOC 476; SWK 310; WGST 3651.

    One course from: CHE 402; SWK 401.

  • Prerequisite: MATH 104 or 105

    15 credit hours required: OM 300, 460; and three courses from OM 465, 470, 475, 480, 493.

*Note:  Students not enrolled in the College of Business BBA Program cannot elect more than 30 upper-level (courses numbered 300 and above) credit hours in courses offered by the College of Business.

 

NOTES REGARDING MINORS:

  1. Prerequisites are required for many of the upper level (300-4999) courses.  This is especially true for the foreign languages, management, sciences, mathematics, and CIS minors.
  2. Only 3 hours of transfer (300-4999 and UPPR), independent study or internship (CRJ 478; POL/CRJ 495, 496, 497; HIST/HUM 485; ENST 385; ECON 498; HPS 401) credits may be used to fulfill the requirements for a 12 credit hour minor.  Only 6 hours of such credit may be used in a 15 hour minor.  To clarify this, a minimum of 9 hours of regular classroom coursework must be taken at UM-Dearborn in each minor.
  3. No credit hours transferred from a community college and no lower division courses from a four-year institution may be included in the upper level hours required for any minor.
  4. Courses applied to a major may not be applied to a minor. Exception allowed for Physics majors to use PHYS 305 for Physics major and the Astronomy minor.
  5. The student must complete a Change of Degree Program, Major and/or Minor Petition Form to officially declare.  Minors are NOT automatically granted.  The form is available in your unit’s advising office.
  6. Courses elected P/F (Pass/Fail) cannot be used in the minor.
  7. A course used in one minor may not be used in another.