Minors

Minor in English - Students may minor in English by taking 18 hours of English, including courses taken to satisfy University and Degree Core requirements. Six of the 18 hours must be upper-division literature, NOT writing, language or teaching courses.

Minor in French - ACU offers a year of elementary French and a year of intermediate French, and these can be used to satisfy various foreign language requirements. Students looking to pursue a French Minor will take 12 credit hours beyond intermediate French. Students with previous French experience are encouraged to take the French placement test prior to enrollment in the first course, and placement credit is available for students who "skip" courses in the beginning and intermediate sequences. French is a great way to prepare for trips to Oxford, personal travel, mission fields, graduate school, and more!

Minor in German - ACU offers a year of elementary German and a year of intermediate German, and these can be used to satisfy various foreign language requirements. Students looking to pursue a German Minor will take 12 credit hours beyond intermediate German. Students with previous German experience are encouraged to take the German placement test prior to enrollment in the first course, and placement credit is available for students who "skip" courses in the beginning and intermediate sequences. German is a great way to prepare for trips to Leipzig, personal travel, mission fields, graduate school, and more!

Minor in Spanish - ACU offers a year of elementary Spanish and a year of intermediate Spanish, and these can be used to satisfy various foreign language requirements. Students looking to pursue a Spanish Minor will take 15 credit hours beyond intermediate Spanish, starting with SPAN 301 Advanced Communication. Students with previous Spanish experience are encouraged to take the Spanish placement test prior to enrollment in the first course, and placement credit is available for students who "skip" courses in the beginning and intermediate sequences. Spanish is a great way to prepare for trips to Montevideo, personal travel, mission fields, graduate school, and more!

Minor in Professional Writing - Students may minor in Professional Writing by completing a selection of English, Journalism and Communication courses, including ENGL 111 and ENGL 112. Six of the 18 hours must be upper-division literature, NOT writing, language or teaching courses.

Minor in Film - New pathways have opened up leading to a career in film. Breaking into the field is now sometimes as accessible as uploading to YouTube or Vimeo a short film that brings your carefully honed cinematic skills and storytelling abilities to the world. With film’s reach broadening and growing, a film minor will prepare you to take advantage of many different opportunities:

  • Corporations commissioning “branded content” in the form of short films designed to entertain potential customers.
  • News and history being analyzed in an explosion of documentary films.
  • Short films that appear on the festival circuit, including Abilene’s annual 24 fps Festival.
  • Indie films shot and edited on a shoestring budget with an eye to achieving mainstream release and critical praise.