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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Individually Designed B.A. Major in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, or Social Sciences


Program Director: Dr. Barry Nass, Department of English

The individually designed interdisciplinary B.A. major in HCLAS enables students to earn bachelor of arts degrees in the humanities, the natural sciences, and/or the social sciences. In close consultation with the program director and with faculty advisers in the selected subject areas of concentration, students design a major consisting of at least 36 semester hours in two or three distinct but related concentrations, as indicated below. Students may select concentrations in any or in all of the three divisions of HCLAS; thus, qualified students may, for example, design majors in biology and history, or in political science and American literature, or in geology, economics, and Spanish, etc. In the spring semester of the sophomore year, each student must design a sophomore contract in consultation with the program director and faculty advisers. This contract specifies the courses the student will take in each of the selected areas of concentration in order to complete the individually designed major.

 

Program Requirements


Candidates for graduation with the individually designed B.A. degree must fulfill the following requirements:

A. The complete B.A. degree requirements  described in the HCLAS section of this Bulletin.

B. Individually designed major requirements: at least 36 semester hours as specified in the sophomore contract, including the following:

  1. At least 12 s.h.in each of two subject areas of concentration, plus 3 s.h.in either subject area of concentration, depending on departmental or program requirements. (In some cases, requirements may significantly exceed the minimum of 12 s.h. in each subject area.)

    Or at least 9 s.h. in each of three subject areas of concentration, depending on departmental or program requirements.(In some cases, requirements may significantly exceed the minimum of 9 s.h. in each subject area.)
     
  2. IDP 170 - Internship , 1-4 s.h. (taken preferably in the junior year)
     
  3. IDP 180 - Senior Seminar , 3 s.h. in one of the subject areas of concentration. (Fall of senior year)
     
  4. IDP 190 - Senior Project ,* 3 s.h. Prepared in the spring of the senior year under the advisement of the program director and faculty adviser(s).

* The Senior Project may also serve as an Honors thesis for HUHC.