Mar 28, 2020  
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Arts, B.A.

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All students completing a Bachelor of Arts degree are required to attain proficiency in a foreign language. Proficiency may be satisfied by completing a language class at the 103 (intermediate) level or three years of any one foreign language in high school. Students may also meet this requirement through AP or CLEP testing.

Foundation Courses

(which will also satisfy a General Education Category B (Humanities) requirement)

One of the Following Courses:

(which will also satisfy a General Education Category B: Literature requirement)

Three of the Following Courses:

(One of these (except COM 111 ) will satisfy the General Education Category B: Humanities requirement, and the remaining two can be counted either as electives or in the primary or secondary concentrations of the curriculum track.)

Curriculum Track (42 crs.)

Interdisciplinary Arts majors choose a primary concentration consisting of 6 courses (18 crs.) and two secondary concentrations of 4 courses (each 12 crs.). The primary concentration and at least one of the secondary concentrations must be in the arts, although one of the secondary concentrations can be in a discipline outside of the arts.

An IA major wishing to concentrate in musical theatre, for example, might choose theatre as a primary concentration and music and dance as secondary concentrations; a student interested in art therapy might choose art as a primary concentration and psychology as one of the secondary concentrations; a student whose interest is in graphic fiction might combine courses in art, computer design, and creative writing; while a student interested in arts management could combine course work in two of the arts with courses in marketing and business. One of the most attractive features of the IA major is its flexibility, and the opportunity it offers students to design a curriculum suited to their personal interests and career goals. It also enables students to earn minors in their fields of concentration.

In the curriculum track, majors are also required to take one course in each of the following areas: A. History and Culture, B. Theory and Criticism, C. Arts Praxis, and D. Professional Skills. A list of the many courses offered by arts departments that satisfy this requirement is provided to majors, and with permission of the program director, courses in other colleges or departments, special topics courses, internships, or individualized instruction may also satisfy these category requirements.

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