Irish Studies, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 15

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N575

The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.

No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of coursework, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement.

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Department of English.

Required Courses

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill requirements for the minor.

Disciplinary Methods Course
Choose one of the following: 3
General Anthropology
Expository Writing
World Regional Geography
The History Sleuth
Understanding the Global Community
Introduction to Political Analysis
Introduction to Sociology
Upper-Division Courses
Choose four additional 3000-4000-level courses:12
Up to 3 hours of coursework taken in Ireland, regardless of the course focus, may count for the minor; other courses must focus primarily on some aspect of Irish culture
Up to 3 hours of upper-division independent study coursework may count for the minor
Variable topics courses in any discipline, provided they have an Irish focus, may count towards the minor
Total Credit Hours15

The courses listed below have been offered with an Irish focus and may be used for the minor; however, they must be pre-approved:

ANTH 3953Proseminar in Anthropology3
CAS 3900Study Abroad1-6
ENGL 4023Literary Movements3
EXPO 3103Advanced Expository Writing3
HIST 3283History of Ireland, Part II (Does not require pre-approval)3
P SC 3600Topics in Comparative Politics1-3
SOC 3900Special Topics in Sociology1-3
  • Minors in the College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.
  • Approved May 2013.