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Interdisciplinary Studies Humanities Concentration

This major gives students a strong interdisciplinary grounding in the Humanities through 36-42 credits of coursework in Art, Music, Philosophy, and/or World Languages:

Choose a university-approved Humanities minor in Art, Music, Philosophy, or World Languages. Humanities minors include:

  • Art
  • Studio Art
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Spanish
  • Romance Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy

See catalog for the specific requirements of each minor (18 credits).

AND

Choose either:

  • Option 1 - 18 credits in one of the other three disciplines, at least 9 of which must be at the 2000+ level.
  • Option 2 - 12 credits in two of the other three disciplines, at least 6 of which must be at the 2000+ level in each discipline (24 cr.).

When not chosen as the discipline for the minor, the course requirements for each field are:

Humanities Concentration

Art

Choose any courses in Art listed below:

ART 1300 Introduction to Studio Art: Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture 3 cr
ART 1400 Drawing 3 cr
ART 1600 Design  3 cr
ART 1650 Three-Dimensional Design 3 cr
ART 2004 Ceramics  3 cr
ART 2020 Ancient Art  3 cr
ART 2030 Sculpture I 3 cr
ART 2100 Asian Art  3 cr
ART 2102 Introductory Painting 3 cr
ART 2150 The Art of Puppetry 3 cr
ART 2200 Life Drawing 3 cr
ART 2250 Intermediate Drawing 3 cr
ART 2350 American Art I: Colonial to 1900 3 cr
ART 2360 American Art II: 1900 to Present 3 cr
ART 2450 Water-Based Media 3 cr
ART 2570 Northern Renaissance 3 cr
ART 2700 Baroque Art 3 cr
ART 2850 Italian Renaissance Art 3 cr
ART 2900 Nineteenth Century Art 3 cr
ART 3000 Contemporary Art  3 cr
ART 3010 Sculpture II  3 cr
ART 3020 Intermediate Painting 3 cr
ART 3100 Art Criticism 3 cr
ART 3150 Early Twentieth Century Art 3 cr
ART 3200 Advanced Open-Media Studio Art 3 cr
ART 3300 History of Architecture 3 cr
ART 3500 History of Modern Architecture 3 cr
ART 3700 Women, Art, and Society 3 cr
ART 4950 Museum Internship 3 cr

Music

Choose any courses in Music listed below:

MUSC 1000 Art of Music 3 cr
MUSC 1100 From Woodstock to the iPod: A Social History of American Popular Music 3 cr
MUSC 1400 Introduction to Music Technology 3 cr
MUSC 1500 World Music 3 cr
MUSC 2300 Choral Arts  1 cr
MUSC 2400 Instrumental Arts 1 cr
MUSC 3100 Symphony 3 cr
MUSC 3200 Opera 3 cr
MUSC 3400 Twentieth-Century Music 3 cr
MUSC 3450 Appreciating the American Musical 3 cr
MUSC 3500 American Music 3 cr
MUSC 3600 Bach to Beethoven 3 cr
MUSC 3650 Romanticism to Rock 3 cr
MUSC 3700 19th Century Music 3 cr
MUSC 3750 Music in Film 3 cr
MUSC 3760 Film Scoring 3 cr
MUSC 3800 History of Jazz 3 cr
MUSC 3900 Women, Music, and Society 3 cr

World Language

Choose any courses in World Language listed below:

ARAB 1026 Arabic for Beginners I  3 cr
ARAB 1100 Arabic for Beginners II 3 cr
ARAB 2030 Contemporary Arab World 3 cr
FREN 1000 French for Beginners I  3 cr
FREN 1100 French for Beginners II 3 cr
FREN 2000 Intermediate French I  3 cr
FREN 2100 Intermediate French II 3 cr
FREN 3500 French Conversation and Composition 3 cr
ITAL 1000 Italian for Beginners I  3 cr
ITAL 1100 Italian for Beginners II 3 cr
ITAL 2000 Intermediate Italian I 3 cr
ITAL 2100 Intermediate Italian II 3 cr
ITAL 2500 Italy Through Film 3 cr
ITAL 3000 Italian Culture (in English) I—From Antiquity to 1800 3 cr
ITAL 3100 Italian Culture (in English) II—From 1800 to the Present 3 cr
ITAL 3300 Women in Italy 3 cr
ITAL 3500 Italian Conversation and Composition 3 cr
SPAN 1000 Spanish for Beginners I 3 cr
SPAN 1100 Spanish for Beginners II 3 cr
SPAN 2000 Intermediate Spanish I 3 cr
SPAN 2001 Spanish for Heritage Students 3 cr
SPAN 2100 Intermediate Spanish II 3 cr
SPAN 2600 Hispanic Culture 3 cr
SPAN 2700 Hispanic Literature 3 cr
SPAN 3000 Cinema for Spanish Conversation 3 cr
SPAN 3500 Spanish Conversation and Composition 3 cr

Philosophy

Required courses (6 cr.):

PHIL 2500 Contemporary Ethical Problems 3 cr
*PHIL 2600 Philosophy of Human Nature 3 cr

Choose additional courses in Philosophy from those listed below:

PHIL 1000 Introduction to Western Philosophy 3 cr
PHIL 1100 Logic 3 cr
PHIL 2000 Philosophy of Education 3 cr
*PHIL 2001 Medical Ethics 3 cr
PHIL 2200 Theories of Knowledge 3 cr
PHIL 2550 Introduction to Ethics 3 cr
PHIL 3310 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy 3 cr
PHIL 3330 Renaissance and Modern Philosophy 3 cr
PHIL 3340 Contemporary Philosophy 3 cr
PHIL 3600 Philosophy of Religion 3 cr
PHIL 3610 World Religions 3 cr
PHIL 4100 Philosophy of Art 3 cr
PHIL 4200 Political and Social Philosophy 3 cr
PHIL 4300 Philosophy of Science 3 cr
PHIL 4400 Philosophy of Language 3 cr
PHIL 4500 Philosophy of Love 3 cr
PHIL 4700 Ethical Issues in Business 3 cr

*These courses, when taken in the Philosophy cluster, cannot be used as core electives as well.

IDIS Major Core Course Requirements (15 credits):

Required IDIS Seminars (6 cr.):

IDIS 1004 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar 1 cr
IDIS 2140 Interdisciplinary Research Methods Seminar 2 cr
IDIS 4004 Capstone Seminar 3 cr

Required Interdisciplinary course (3 cr.):

IDIS 1600 Critical and Creative Thinking 3 cr

Required Commonwealth of the Arts course - choose one of the following (3 cr.):

MUSC 2000 Commonwealth of the Arts 3 cr
MUSC 2100 Commonwealth of Ancient Arts 3 cr
MUSC 2120 Commonwealth of Asian Arts 3 cr
MUSC 2130 Commonwealth of the Modern Arts 3 cr
MUSC 2210 Commonwealth of the Renaissance Arts 3 cr

Required - choose any one of the following Interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary courses (3 cr.):

AMST 1800 Introduction to American Studies 3 cr
GEOG 1100 Principles of Human Geography 3 cr
GEOG 2056 Climate Change and Human History 3 cr
IDIS 1000 Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 3 cr
IDIS 1002 Introduction to Disability Studies 3 cr
IDIS 1200 Introduction to International Studies 3 cr
IDIS 1800 Global Issues 3 cr
IDIS 1900 Introduction to Peace Studies 3 cr
IDIS 2100 Dilemmas of Peace and War 3 cr
IDIS 2540 Global Issues in Film 3 cr
MUSC 2000 Commonwealth of the Arts 3 cr
MUSC 2100 Commonwealth of Ancient Arts 3 cr
MUSC 2120 Commonwealth of Asian Arts 3 cr
MUSC 2130 Commonwealth of the Modern Arts  3 cr
MUSC 2210 Commonwealth of the Renaissance Arts 3 cr
PHIL 2001 Medical Ethics 3 cr
PHIL 2600 Philosophy of Human Nature 3 cr
PSY 3050 Cognitive Neuroscience 3 cr