Minors

For course descriptions, please visit the Office of the Registrar web page .

American Sign Language Minor (15 hours)

A minimum 2.5 GPA is required to declare the American Sign Language Minor. The minor in American Sign Language consists of 15 semester hours which includes the following required courses:

 

 

Appalachian Studies Minor (15 hours)

The minor in Appalachian Studies includes courses from a variety of disciplines to give students a broad understanding of Appalachia from multiple perspectives. Field research courses guide students into firsthand experience in the region. Students are required to take APST 200, Introducing Appalachia, early in their program of studies. A capstone course or major project is required near the end of their program; students choose from APST courses, internship, or independent study for the capstone work. For the remaining nine credit hours, students are to select three courses from at least two of the groups labeled A, B, C, D below. Courses marked with an asterisk need to be approved by the chair of Appalachian Studies or by an advisor in the APST program.

Students who wish to minor in Appalachian Studies must submit a Declaration of Minor form with appropriate signatures to the Registrar.

Students must consult with the APST chair or one of the members of the APST faculty for advising.

Introductory Course: (3 credits)

  • APST 200 - Introducing Appalachia

Capstone Course or Major Project – Choose one from the following: (3 credits)

  • APST 460 - Seminar: Current Issues in Appalachian Studies
  • APST 480 - Appalachian Studies Internship
  • APST 495 - Research in Appalachia
  • APST 498 - Independent Study

Choose three courses from at least two of the following groups: (9 credits)

Group A:

  • ENGL 446 - Appalachian Folklore
  • ENGL 447 - Appalachian Literature
  • APST 490 - Highland Summer Conference Writers' Workshop
  • ENGL 490 - Highland Summer Conference Writers' Workshop
  • ENGL 314 - Topics in Literature (When topic relates to Appalachia)*
  • RELN 205 - Religion and Culture (When topic relates to Appalachia)*
  • WMST 101 - Women in the World: Introduction to Women’s Studies (When topic relates to Appalachia)*
  • WMST 290 - Special Topics in Women’s Studies (When topic relates to Appalachia)*
  • Any course from ART, MUSIC, THEATER, or DANCE when topic relates to Appalachia*

Group B:

  • HIST 339 - Scotland and Ireland in the Modern Age (B) * 
  • HIST 352 - Virginia History (A) *
  • HIST 373 - Appalachian History (A) 
  • HIST 385 - Public History (*) (When topic relates to Appalachia)*
  • HIST 466 - History Travel Study (*) (When topic relates to Appalachia)*
  • GEOG 202 - The Commonwealth of Virginia * (SS)
  • GEOG 203 - Appalachian Geography * (SS)
  • GEOS 480 - Seminar (When topic relates to Appalachia)*
  • GEOS 490 - Field Research Methods (T) (When topic relates to Appalachia)*

Group C:

  • SOCY 333 - Social and Cultural Diversity (When topic relates to Appalachia)*
  • SOCY 411 - Appalachian Cultures
  • SOCY 486 - Engaging the Community (When topic relates to Appalachia)*
  • SOCY 482 - Qualitative Research Methods (When topic relates to Appalachia)*
  • SOCY 433 - Rural Sociology
  • SOCY 389 - Sociology of the Family (When topic relates to Appalachia)*
  • SOWK 480 - Special Topics Seminar (When topic relates to Appalachia)*
  • CRJU 380 - Rural Crime and Law Enforcement
  • CRJU 490 - Seminar (When topic relates to Appalachia)*
  • PSYC 250 - Psychology of Diversity (When topic relates to Appalachia)*

Group D:

  • BIOL 103 - Environmental Biology
  • BIOL 481 - Special Topics in Biology (When topic relates to Appalachia)*
  • GEOL 100 - Earth Resources and Natural Hazards (When topic relates to Appalachia)*
  • GEOL 361 - Geology of Virginia
  • RCPT 431 - Sustainable Tourism
  • Any course from EDUCATION when topic relates to Appalachia*

Note(s):

* Requires APST Chair’s or APST Advisor’s approval.

 

Asian Martial Arts

Open to any RU student (not majoring in an ESHE program) / 16 semester hours NOTE: Not all courses are offered every semester.

Required Courses 

  • ESHE 262: Intro to Asian Martial Arts             
  • ESHE 310: Multicultural Martial Arts              
  • ESHE 361: World Martial Arts                       

 

Choose 7 SH from the following: 

  • ESHE 130; Karate; ESHE136; Taekwondo;
  • ESHE 330; Advanced Karate/Select One        
  • ESHE 201 Intro to Athletic Injuries                   
  • ESHE 362: Principles of Self Defense              
  • ESHE 364: Junior Fieldwork in ESHE              
  • HLTH 320: First Aid and Safety                       
  • Study Abroad in Japan/China/Korea with course of study to be assigned by advisor 

Coaching Education Minor (15 hours)

Minors in ESHE are open to all students outside the HHP Department at Radford University. Reminder: All required ESHE and HLTH prefix courses that are offered for either 3 or 4 hours credit at the 300 and 400 course levels require a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 excluding three hour activity-based courses.

Required:

  • ESHE 201 - Introduction to Athletic Injuries
  • ESHE 212 - Introduction to Sport Management
  • ESHE 305 - Principles and Practice of Strength and Conditioning
  • ESHE 388 - Coaching the Athlete

Choose one of the following:

  • ESHE 350 - Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • HLTH 465 - Exercise, Performance and Nutrition

 

Exercise and Sport Science Minor (18 hours)

Minors in ESHE are open to all students outside the HHP Department at Radford University. Reminder: All required ESHE and HLTH prefix courses that are offered for either 3 or 4 hours credit at the 300 and 400 course levels require a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 excluding three hour activity-based courses.

Required:

  • ESHE 201 - Introduction to Athletic Injuries
  • ESHE 305 - Principles and Practice of Strength and Conditioning
  • ESHE 390 - Kinesiology
  • ESHE 392 - Exercise Physiology

Choose two of the following:

  • ESHE 315 - Physical Activity and Aging
  • ESHE 396 - Assessment and Prescription in Exercise, Sport and Health Education
  • HLTH 465 - Exercise, Performance and Nutrition

 

Peace Studies (16 hours)

Many courses within existing university departmental curricula are potentially relevant to the minor, and it is the responsibility of the student to design a program (in consultation with Peace Studies faculty) based on his or her own interests and field of specialization prior to submission of the program to the Peace Studies faculty for approval.

Seven hours of the minor must be devoted to three required courses:

  • PEAC 200 - Introduction to Peace Studies (3 credit hours)
  • PEAC 300 - Special Topics in Peace Studies (3 credit hours) OR PEAC 498 - Independent Study (1-6 credits) (independent study can be the Study Abroad experience)
  • PEAC 499 - Senior Portfolio (1 credit hour)  Students will prepare (under the direction of a Peace Studies faculty mentor) a Senior Portfolio of work produced in courses taken for the minor, show how they are all thematically connected, and prepare a public presentation of these examples of work (1 credit hour).

The remaining nine hours of the minor will be made up of courses from other university departments which support the chosen concentration.

Courses taken for other majors or minors may be counted toward this minor. 

Special Education Minor (18 hours)

Prerequisites: A minimum 2.5 grade point average

The minor in Special Education consists of 18 semester hours and includes either EDSP 360 or EDSP 361 as a prerequisite to the remaining 15 credit hours. The remaining 15 credit hours may be selected, with the approval of a faculty advisor from the department, from the electives listed below. Note that some courses available in the minor have additional prerequisites.

Required Courses

Choose one of the following:

  • EDSP 360 - Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education
  • EDSP 361 - Introduction to Students with Diverse Learning Needs and the Special Education Process

Electives (15 credits)

  • EDSP 225 - Communication Processes, Development, and Disorders OR
  • COSD 225 - Communication Processes, Development, and Disorders

  • EDSP 400 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • EDSP 401 - Approaches for Supporting and Teaching Individuals with ASD
  • EDSP 402 - Expanding Social Competence for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • EDSP 426 - Introduction to Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • EDSP 427 - Curriculum and Methods for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
  • EDSP 428 - Language Development and Literacy for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
  • EDSP 436 - Teaching Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Disabilities
  • EDSP 437 - Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation in Early Childhood Special Education
  • EDSP 438 - Program Management in Early Childhood Special Education
  • EDSP 439 - Medical and Neurodevelopmental Aspects of Teaching Young Children with Disabilities
  • EDSP 445 - Adaptive Strategies in Mathematics
  • EDSP 451 - Collaborative Consultation and Communication Skills for Special Education
  • EDSP 462 - Proactive Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support
  • EDSP 464 - Introduction to Students Who Access Adapted Curriculum
  • EDSP 466 - Teaching Students with Individualized Adapted Curriculum
  • EDSP 469 - Evaluative Techniques
  • EDSP 472 - Characteristics of Students with Disabilities who Access the General Education Curriculum

 

Sports Administration Minor (18 hours)

Minors in ESHE are open to all students outside the HHP Department at Radford University. Reminder: All required ESHE and HLTH prefix courses that are offered for either three or four hours credit at the 300 and 400 course levels require a minimum overall GPA of 2.5, excluding three hour activity-based courses.

  • ESHE 212 - Introduction to Sport Management
  • ESHE 360 - Marketing of ESHE
  • ESHE 388 - Coaching the Athlete
  • ESHE 415 - Issues in Sport Management

Choose two of the following:

  • ESHE 201 - Introduction to Athletic Injuries
  • ESHE 305 - Principles and Practice of Strength and Conditioning
  • ESHE 350 - Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • ESHE 358 - Technology for Exercise, Sport and Health Education
  • ESHE 391 - Exercise Science
  • Approved interdisciplinary course.