2019-2020 Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies Individualized Major

The mission of the Interdisciplinary Studies Individualized Major is to provide a value-centered education focused on understanding oneself, one's society, one's culture, and the increasingly multi-cultured nature of one's world, whereby the student will be helped to find vision and purpose in life, regardless of vocation, for contribution to and integration into her or his world.

Students must have a 2.00 GPA to qualify, and must maintain at 2.00 GPA to graduate with the Interdisciplinary Studies Individualize Major.

Degree Requirements

Area I – Foundation Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring students with less than 24 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

or

ENG 225Spoken Word and Public Performance

3

or

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 101 and ENG 102.

Area I - Mathematics (choose one) - 3 or 4 hours

MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 119Precalculus

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

or

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

Area II - The Arts - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Area II - Literature in English (choose one) - 3 hours

ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Area II - Social Science and Humanities - 6 hours

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3


AND Choose one from the following:
ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

PSY 201General Psychology

3

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 223Social Problems

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in PHIL 201.

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one of two sequences:
HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose two different science disciplines from any of the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PHY 201College Physics I

4

PHY 210General Physics I

4

PS 100Physical Science

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

Specific Disciplinary emphasis - 42 hours

Choose sufficient courses in consultation with faculty to complete a 21-hour concentration in each of two disciplines within the 120 hour degree requirement.

Students must earn a "C" or higher in emphasis requirements.

Required for Interdisciplinary Studies - 6 hours


IDS 475Senior Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies

3

PHIL 312Ethics

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in Interdisciplinary Studies.

General Electives - 27-32 hours

Select sufficient courses from any academic discipline to bring the total hours for graduation to a minimum of 120.

The student must complete a total of 45 upper level hours including 15 hours in 400 level courses. 

Total GEC Credit Hours (40-45 hours)

Total Specific Disciplinary emphasis (42 hours)
Other required courses for Interdisciplinary Studies (6 hours)
General Electives (27-32 hours)

120 minimum hours required for graduation.