Options for minors

Whether you enjoy researching the industrial revolution, debating current political issues, or discussing the meaning of life, we offer a minor to meet your interests! With minors in American identities, history, political science, pre-law, and philosophy from Indiana University Kokomo, you can make yourself more marketable to future employers, specialize your degree, or prepare yourself for graduate study. These minors are available to any student, even those majoring in fields outside of the Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy.

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Available Spring 2022, the American Identities minor facilitates thinking more deeply about how individual and group identity inform U.S. social, political, and historical perspectives about what it means to be an American. This new minor is interdisciplinary and draws upon a rich array of courses relating to identity from various perspectives including race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, ability, age, religion, and region.  Students will reflect upon a wide range of identities through which to deconstruct what it means to be “American” and learn how complex and competing definitions inform the cultural politics of this moment and others.  

This minor provides students with a chance to take a wide variety of history classes to build a solid foundation in the field of history. Classes range from History of Western Civilization to American History and at least three high-level history courses.

This minor allows students to study a broad range of courses in political science to gain a wide perspective. Class topics range from American politics to world politics to comparative politics plus at least three high-level political science courses.

This minor is designed for students who are interested in either exploring the idea of law school or who plan to attend law school but are currently majoring in another subject. The curriculum for this minor provides students with a basic understanding of our society’s historical and political development all while helping students develop essential reading, writing, communication, and critical thinking skills. Students will also get some experience with law directly. Courses can be taken from a variety of departments to fulfill this minor including history, literature, debate and argument, psychology, and business.

This minor provides the opportunity for students to explore the philosophical and theoretical foundations of a wide range of disciplines.  Students examine ethical decision-making, the nature of human thought processes, the creation of knowledge, and the use of logic. The minor provides courses that may be applied to all disciplines, but which particularly complement studies in pre-law, political science, communications, business, English, fine arts, sociology, and psychology. Students can also join the active Philosophy Club on campus. Students interested in a major in philosophy might consider the BA in Philosophy transfer option offered through the Humanities Collective.


For the most current requirements for this degree, please visit our Academic Bulletin.

To find out what the coursework might be for these minors, fill out your information and follow the prompted steps to arrive at a sample degree map. If you think you might enjoy studying for one of these minors, contact your advisor today to get started!

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