Dec 10, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies, American Studies Concentration, BLS


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General Education Requirements


Competencies

Competencies must be completed within the student’s first 30 credits.

Basic College Mathematics

Reading Comprehension

General Education Categories (34-35 credits total)

FYS, W-I, and OC courses must be completed within the student’s first 30 credits. Courses used to satisfy the general education requirements of the university must be taken from a minimum of six different academic disciplines. First Year Seminar and Level I Written Communications courses are exempt from this restriction.  Courses may not be used to fulfill both major discipline and general education requirements. 

FYS

First Year Seminar (Required of all freshmen and transfers with fewer than 15 transfer credits) 3 credits

W-I

Written Communication Level I 3 credits

OC

Oral Communication 3 credits
PGR Personal Growth and Responsibility 3 credits
CEA Creative Expression and Appreciation 3 credits
HP The Human Past 3 credits
CS Contemporary Society 3 credits
WC World Cultures 3 credits
#SR Scientific Reasoning Laboratory Course 4 credits
Any Scientific Reasoning Course 3-4 credits
QR Quantitative Reasoning 3 credits

  Written Communication (Level II and Level III) and Diversity, Power Dynamics and Social Justice

Courses taken for Written Communication Level II, Level III and Diversity, Power Dynamics and Social Justice may be used to satisfy requirements anywhere else in a student’s program of study where they may apply.  Credits will be counted in the area where they apply.

W-II Written Communication - Level II
W-III Written Communication - Level III
DPDS Diversity, Power Dynamics and Social Justice

       Students may choose to use support courses to satisfy general education categories, but may not be required to do so.  Note:  If a course is used to satisfy two or more requirements (for example, a support course and Scientific Reasoning requirement), the credits are counted in only one place.  Using a course to satisfy more than one requirement does not reduce the credit total required for graduation.  

       Courses used to satisfy the general education requirements of the university must be taken from a minimum of six different academic disciplines.  First Year Seminar and Level I Written Communications courses are exempt from this restriction.  Courses may not be used to fulfill both major discipline and general education requirements.

#       These Scientific Reasoning General Education Category courses do not have to be a sequence or be from the same discipline.

        Level II and Level III Written Communications courses and Diversity, Power Dynamics and Social Justice may be used to satisfy requirements anywhere else in a student’s program of study where they may apply.  The credits are counted only in one area.

♦        Exceptions in the timing of these courses will be made for transfer students.

 

Courses in the Major (30 credits total)


** American Studies Electives (12 credits)


+ Humanities Perspective (6 credits)

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++ Social Science Perspective (6 credits)


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Additional Major, Concentration or Minor (15-36 credits total)


Credits will vary depending on requirements associated with major or minor selection. All students must take sufficient free electives to attain the 120 credits required for graduation.

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Free Electives (13 credits minimum)


May be necessary to take additional credits to attain the minimum 120 credits required for graduation depending on choices made for general education or minor selection.

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Additional Information and Notes


 

*             Theory or Method courses chosen from among the approved list and MUST be taken PRIOR to IDS389: Students participating in Elementary Education 4+1 major will satisfy this theory/method as part of their Education major

**           Courses must focus on U.S. topics (Including in a comparative or transnational perspective), must cluster around a selected topic, theme or question, and must be selected in consultation with a faculty advisor. Courses must be at the 200 level or above.

+             2 Courses on the approved list from the following Departments: Art + Design (Art History courses only); English; World Languages and Cultures (culture courses only); Music; Philosophy.

++           2 Courses from the following Departments: Economics; Geography; History; Political Science; Sociology.

      Exceptions in the timing of courses will be made for transfer student

Total credits for graduation: 120


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