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Minors in Business

For those students pursuing degrees outside of the Business curriculum, several minors are available. These may serve to add another facet to their education or gain competency in an area that can enhance their career options.

General Business Minor

GBG

12700

Introduction to Business

ECON

25100

Microeconomics

ECON

25200

Macroeconomics

MGMT

20000

Financial Accounting

MGMT

20100

Managerial Accounting

GBG

26000

Business Law

GBM

32900

Principles of Marketing

GBG

33300

Principles of Finance

Accounting Minor

MGMT

20000

Financial Accounting

MGMT

20100

Managerial Accounting

GBA

22800

Financial Accounting II

GBA

34000

Intermediate Accounting I

GBA

34100

Intermediate Accounting II

Economics Minor

ECON

25100

Microeconomics

ECON

25200

Macroeconomics

ECON

30100

Managerial Economics

ECON

30200

Business Conditions Analysis

Any 2 upper level (30000-40000) Economics courses

Chemistry Minor for Biology Majors

Prerequisites

4

CHM

11500

General Chemistry

4

CHM

11600

General Chemistry

10

MA

16700/16900

Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, II or

6

MA

22300/22400

Introductory Analysis I, II

Courses for Minor (at least 16 credits beyond General Chemistry, CHM 11500/11600)

Group A: Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

4

CHM

25500/25500L

Organic Chemistry/ Laboratory or

CHM

26100/26300

Organic Chemistry/ Laboratory

4

CHM

25600/25600L

Organic Chemistry/ Laboratory or

CHM

26200/26400

Organic Chemistry/ Laboratory

Group B: Analytical Chemistry (4 credits)

4

CHM

32100

Analytical Chemistry I

Group C: Physical Chemistry (4 credits)

4

CHM

37200

Physical Chemistry

Additional Option (3 credits)

3

CHM

53300

Introductory Biochemistry (does not replace Group A-C requirement)

Minor in Communication

(For students earning degrees outside of Communication only)

Minimum Credit Hours Required – 15 (with COM 11400)

Core Communication Courses

(Select four of the following courses beyond COM 11400)

3

COM

11400

Fundamentals of Speech Communication (Required)

3

COM

20400

Critical Perspectives on Communication

3

COM

21200

Approaches to the Study of Interpersonal Communication

 

3

COM

25000

Mass Communication and Society

3

COM

30000

Introduction to Communication Research Methods

3

COM

31400

Advanced Presentational Speaking

3

COM

31800

Principles of Persuasion

3

COM

32400

Introduction to Organizational Communication

3

COM

43500

Communication and Emerging Technologies

Minor in Composition (English) Studies 15 credit hours

The following requirements must be met for this minor: 2.5 GPA; prerequisites of ENGL 10100 & ENGL 10200; all appropriate prerequisites must be fulfilled before enrolling in minor courses; Minor must be attached to a Major in any discipline and all Major requirements must be met as well; to earn both the Minor in Composition Studies and the Minor in Professional Writing, the students must take different elective courses for each minor.

Required Courses:

3

ENGL

24300

3

ENGL

30400

Electives: Take at least three of the courses listed below.

3

ENGL

20400

2

ENGL

39000

3

ENGL

39100

3

ENGL

40500

3

ENGL

47000

3

ENGL

58900

Minor in Computer & Information Technology

(For students earning degrees outside of Computer & Information Technology only)

Check Purdue North Central’s CIT webpage for possible changes to the curriculum since the printing of this catalog.

This minor has, as its base, core computer and information technology concepts that all students pursuing the minor are required to take. Then, depending upon their area of interest, students select one of the two Focus Areas to complete the minor. If their interests are with Internet and database concepts, they would choose the Internet and Database Applications area. If they would like to explore concepts in data communications, they would select the Applications in Networking area.

Minimum credits required for the Minor in Computer & Information Technology is 15.

This minor can be attached to any major at Purdue North Central whose department will allow it.

All preparatory needs related to PC and Windows literacy, and MA 15300 must be completed before starting any CNIT courses.1

Core Courses (required)2

3 cr.

CNIT

14100

Internet Found., Tech., and Develop.

 

3

CNIT

15500

Intro. to Obj-Oriented Programming

3

CNIT

18000

Intro. to Systems Development

Focus Areas (choose one area)2

Internet and Database Applications focus area:

3 cr.

CNIT

25500

Programming for the Internet

3

CNIT

27200

Database Fundamentals

Applications in Networking focus area:

3 cr.

CNIT

17600

Information Tech. Architectures

3

CNIT

27600

Systems Software and Networking

1This statement means that the following two conditions must have previously been fulfilled: (1) students must have hands-on experience using basic word processing, spreadsheet, and file management techniques. Students that don’t will be required to pass CNIT 10700 with a grade of “C minus” or better before taking any of these courses, and (2) students must also have passed MA 15300 or its equivalent prior to taking any of these courses.

2For all courses in the CIT minor: (1) a minimum grade of “C minus” is required in a prerequisite CNIT course before moving on to its post-requisite course(s), (2) a student may only repeat a CNIT course a maximum of two times including all withdrawals, and (3) no CNIT course may be taken as Pass/No Pass.

Minor in Ecology

6-8 cr

One year of General Biology

[Typically, BIOL 11000 & 11100 (8 cr) or

BIOL 12100/11600 & BIOL 13100/11800 (7 cr) or

BIOL 20500 & 20600 (6 cr)]

3-4 cr

One semester of General Chemistry

(exception: CHM 10300 will not satisfy this

requirement)

2 cr

BIOL 28600 – Introduction to Ecology

2 cr

BIOL 28800 – Intro. Field Ecology

One course from the following list:

BIOL

30300 – Birds of NW Indiana (3 cr)

BIOL

32400 – Nat. Hist. of Smoky Mtns (3 cr)

BIOL

32500 – Nat. Hist. of NW Indiana (3 cr)

BTNY

20500 – Spring Flora of Indiana (2 cr)

EAS

11300 – Intro. To Environmental Sci. (3 cr)

EAS

39100E – Environ. Sci. for Elem. Ed. (2 cr)

FNR

38200 – Natural Resources and Man (3 cr)

Total = 15-19 credits

Minor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

The ECET Minor allows students from disciplines other than EET or ECET the opportunity to acquire fundamental electrical, electronics and computer electronics skills. The minor gives these students a path to explore their interest in electronics, without having to complete an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in EET or ECET. This minor will benefit students who need some hands-on electronics experience for their job. The ECET minor is perhaps most useful for Computer & Information Technology (CIT) and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) students, although it is open to students in any baccalaureate-degree major.

GENERAL PLAN OF STUDY: ECET MINOR

Basic Electronics Option

(Prerequisite: MA 15300 or equivalent) 

4

ECET

10700

Introduction to Circuit Analysis

3

ECET

10900

Digital Fundamentals

4

ECET

15700

Electronics Circuit Analysis

4

ECET

15900

Digital Applications

15 Semester Credits

Computer Electronics Option

(Prerequisites: Programming class and MA 15300 or equivalent)

3

ECET

10900

Digital Fundamentals

4

ECET

15900

Digital Applications

4

ECET

20900

Introduction of Microcontrollers

4

ECET

35900

PC Interfacing & Applications

15 Semester Credits

Industrial Electronics Option

(Prerequisite: MA 15300 or equivalent)

4

ECET

10700

Introduction to Circuit Analysis or

ECET

21300

Survey of Electricity & Electronics

3

ECET

10900

Digital Fundamentals

4

ECET

15900

Digital Applications

4

ECET

30200

Introduction to Control Systems (PLCs)

15 Semester Credits

Notes concerning the ECET Minor:

  1. This minor may be attached to any Purdue baccalaureate degree that permits minors.

  2. There are three options within the minor: Basic Electronics, Computer Electronics and Industrial Electronics. Students may choose the specific option that interests them.

  3. Courses may not be mixed between the various options.

  4. A minimum of 15 credit hours is required for the ECET Minor.

  5. MA 15300 or equivalent is a prerequisite for entry into this minor.

  6. Any computer programming class of three or more credits is a prerequisite for the Computer Electronics Option.

  7. None of the courses for the ECET Minor may be taken Pass/No Pass.

  8. A grade of “C” or better must be maintained in all courses toward the minor.

  9. An ECET Minor is not available for students enrolled in or possessing a degree in EET or ECET.

Total credits required for ECET Minor: 15

Minor in English Literature 15 Credit Hours

The following requirements must be met for this minor: 2.5 GPA in the Minor; prerequisites of ENGL 10100 & ENGL 10200; all appropriate prerequisites must be fulfilled before enrolling in Minor courses; Minor must be attached to a Major in any discipline other than English and all Major requirements must be met as well.

No Course may be used to fulfill more than one category.

Required course

3

ENGL

20100

British Literature (Choose One)

3

ENGL

24000

3

ENGL

24100

3

ENGL

33100

3

ENGL

33300

3

ENGL

33500

3

ENGL

33700

3

ENGL

33900

3

ENGL

36600

American Literature (Choose One)

3

ENGL

25000

3

ENGL

25700

3

ENGL

35000

3

ENGL

35100

3

ENGL

35600

3

ENGL

37000

3

ENGL

37100

3

ENGL

37200

Genre or Author Course (Choose One)

3

ENGL

31100

3

ENGL

31800

3

ENGL

37300

3

ENGL

37500

3

ENGL

37700

3

ENGL

37900

3

ENGL

38100

3

ENGL

38200

3

ENGL

38300

3

ENGL

44100

3

ENGL

44200

3

ENGL

44400

Elective at the 300-level or above (Choose One)

3

ENGL

31100

3

ENGL

32700

3

ENGL

33100

3

ENGL

33300

3

ENGL

33500

3

ENGL

33700

3

ENGL

35000

3

ENGL

35100

3

ENGL

35600

3

ENGL

36000

3

ENGL

37200

3

ENGL

39600

3

ENGL

46000

3

ENGL

46800

3

ENGL

46900

3

ENGL

59600

Minor in Ethnic Studies

Admission requires a 2.0 GPA overall

18 credit hours minimum, to include:

9 Semester Credit Hours of required courses are:

3

SOC

31000

Racial & Ethnic Diversity

3

HIST

46600

Immigration & Ethnicity in American History

3

IDIS

48400

Ethnic Nationalism in the Modern World

Minimum of 6 semester credit hours of elective courses:

HIST 366, HIST 398, POL 326, POL 304, POL 543, FLL 403, SPAN 335, ENGL 311, ENGL 366, IDIS 380, IDIS 490B

Minor in Gender Studies

The minor is offered in collaboration with the Department of Social Sciences.

Admission requires a 2.0 GPA overall.

15 semester credit hours minimum, to include IDIS 106, and a minimum of 12 credit hours from the following:

PHIL 225, PSY 239, IDIS 280, ANTH 303, ENGL 311, ENGL 360, HIST 365, PSY 365, COM 376, IDIS 380, FLL 401, GBG 450, OLS 454, SOC 450 and appropriate substitutions with the approval of the program minor coordinator.

Minor in History

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR:
Cr.Hrs.

A.        Five courses in History; four must be in courses numbered 30000 or higher ……….. 15

Total required for the Minor ………………………………………………………..15

  1. History minors must earn a grade of “C” or better in each History course used to fulfill the Minor requirements.

Minor in Human Resource Management

OVERVIEW OF THE MINOR

The minor in Human Resource Management gives students earning degrees outside of the Organizational Leadership and Supervision program the opportunity to become familiar with the career of Human Resources. Courses taken as part of this minor can also help increase the personal and managerial effectiveness of those students entering the workforce regardless of their chosen profession. Upon completion of the coursework leading up to the minor in human resource management, students should be able to:

  • understand differences in individual and group behavior in the workplace

  • resolve issues related to employee relations in the workplace

  • utilize the principles of adult learning to design, develop, deliver and evaluate a training program

  • evaluate the organizational needs for staffing and effective performance management

  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between labor and management

  • demonstrate an understanding of the requirements of ensuring a healthy and safe workplace

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

To help students meet the learning objectives, the minor requires students to complete the courses listed below. The minimum number of credit hours required for the minor is 15. All courses must be taken for a grade – there is no Pass/No Pass option. Students are expected to earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in coursework leading up to the minor. Students are expected to take courses in sequence, based on prerequisites outlined in the PNC catalog.

Required Courses (6 credits)

3

OLS

25200

Human Relations in Organizations

3

OLS

37600

Human Resource Issues

Elective Courses (9 credits) – choose any three

3

OLS

33100

Occupational Health and Safety

3

OLS

37200

Staffing and Performance Appraisal

3

OLS

37500

Training Methods

3

OLS

37800

Labor Relations

Minor in Latin American Studies

Admission requires a 2.0 GPA overall and a total of 18 semester credit hours of study.

Required courses (6 cr.) are:

SPAN 282 and at least one of the two seminars (a) HIST 576 or (b) FLL 551

Elective courses (12 cr.) are:

FLL 407, FLL 405, HIST 271, HIST 272, HIST 366, SPAN 235, SPAN 280, SPAN 335, and POL 308.

NOTE: Students may elect to take both HIST 576 and FLL 551, using one to fulfill the requirement and one to fulfill an elective.

Minor in Organizational Leadership

The minor in Organizational Leadership gives students the opportunity to become familiar with concepts related to leadership and management. Courses taken as part of this minor can also help increase the personal effectiveness of those students entering the workforce regardless of their chosen profession. Upon completion of the coursework leading up to the minor in organizational leadership, students should be able to:

  • understand differences in individual and group behavior in the workplace

  • develop personal strategies for becoming an effective manager

  • function as a productive and effective member of a work group

  • understand the fundamental process of change management

  • understand, respect, appreciate and work effectively with a diversity of group members

  • develop a strategy for moral and ethical decision making, personally as well as professionally

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

To help students meet the learning objectives, the minor requires students to complete the courses listed below. The minimum number of credit hours required for the minor is 15. All courses must be taken for a grade – there is no Pass/No Pass option. Students are expected to earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in coursework leading up to the minor. Students are expected to take courses in sequence, based on prerequisites outlined in the PNC catalog.

Core Courses

3

OLS

25200

Human Relations in Organizations

3

OLS

27400

Applied Leadership

3

OLS

38600

Leadership: Management of Change

3

OLS

38800

Leadership for Team Development

Electives – choose one

3

OLS

44100

Leading Ethically

3

OLS

45400

Gender and Diversity in Management

Minor in Professional Writing (English) 15 credit hours

The following requirements must be met for this minor: 2.5 GPA in the Minor; prerequisites of ENGL 10100 & ENGL 10200; all appropriate prerequisites must be fulfilled before enrolling Minor courses; Minor must be attached to a Major in any discipline and all Major requirements must be met as well; to earn both the Minor in Professional Writing and the Minor in Composition Studies, the students must take different elective courses for each Minor.

Required Courses:

3

CNIT

12600

3

ENGL

30400

Electives: Take at least three of the courses listed below.

3

ENGL

30900

3

ENGL

41900 or

3

ENGL

42000 or

3

ENGL

42100

3

ENGL

43000

3

ENGL

48800

3

ENGL

58900

Spanish Minor I (Non-Proficient) 15 credit hours

Before undertaking this Minor, the student must establish proficiency equivalent to Spanish Level IV. Proficiency may be established by taking and passing Spanish 20200, by examination, or by other evidence acceptable to the Department of Modern Languages. New Spanish Minors must earn an overall GPA of 2.67 or better in courses in the Minor. The Spanish Minor must be attached to a Major in other disciplines. Only 3 hours may be transferred into the Spanish Minor from another institution and those 3 hours may be only in SPAN 30100 or 30200.

Required 3 Courses:

3

SPAN

30100

3

SPAN

30200

3

SPAN

24100

Electives (6 hours from the following courses)

3

SPAN

34100

3

SPAN

34200

3

SPAN

42400

3

SPAN

48000

3

SPAN

48100

3

SPAN

48200

3

SPAN

55700

Spanish Minor II (For the Already Proficient) 12 credit hours

Already Proficient Spanish Minors must earn an overall GPA of 2.67 or better in courses in the minor. The Spanish Minor must be attached to a major in other disciplines. This Minor is for students who enter Purdue as already fluent speakers, readers, and writers of Spanish, as is the case, for example, with native speakers or those who have lived and studied in Spanish-speaking countries. Before undertaking this Minor, the student must establish this proficiency by an interview with the Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and by showing appropriate school records and proficiency. Appropriate oral and written exams may be administered. No credit toward the Minor will be given for SPAN 30100, 40100, 40200, or any other basic skills course.

3

SPAN

42400

3

SPAN

48000

3

SPAN

48100

3

SPAN

48200

3

SPAN

55700

Statistics Minor

The statistics minor is intended to give students majoring in other disciplines an introduction to applied statistical methods. The program is structured to accommodate students from a variety of traditional academic disciplines, including, but not restricted to: biology, behavioral & social sciences, business, secondary education, engineering, and technology. Five statistics courses are required to complete a statistics minor as indicated below. At least three of these courses must be listed in the Mathematics, Statistics and Physics department.

  • An introductory probability course: STAT 22500 or 31100

  • An introductory statistics course: STAT 30100, 35000, 50300, PSY 20100 or 20300

  • Two core courses: STAT 36100 and STAT 36200

  • One of the following courses: STAT 36300, STAT 46500, or MET 45100

Although there are several paths to the statistics minor, below are some sample plans of study which specific majors might find useful:

  • Biology: STAT 22500 STAT 50300, STAT 36100, STAT 36200, STAT 36300

  • Behavioral & Social Sciences: STAT 22500, PSY 20100, STAT 36100, STAT 36200, STAT 36300

  • Business: STAT 22500, STAT 30100, STAT 36100, STAT 36200, STAT 36300

  • Secondary Education: STAT 31100, STAT 35000, STAT 36100, STAT 36200, STAT 46500

  • Engineering: STAT 31100, STAT 35000, STAT 36100, STAT 36200, MET 45100

  • Technology: STAT 22500, STAT 30100, STAT 36100, STAT 36200, MET 45100

Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours for the statistics minor. All courses must be taken for a grade: there is no Pass/ No Pass option. Students are expected to earn a minimum GPA of 2.5 in coursework leading up to the minor. Students are expected to take courses in sequence, based on prerequisites.