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2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

First-Year Connections

Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Programs

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The Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers first-year and upper-class students several interdisciplinary programs that provide academic opportunities not available anywhere else in the curriculum. One of these programs, FYC or First-Year Connections program, is open to first-year students exclusively.

Each unit in FYC consists of three courses from different departments, offered in a cluster, where the instructors coordinate and integrate the subject matter and style of teaching. Those who enroll in one of these units have the advantage of joining a small community in which students get to know one another and work together throughout the semester. Because students take the same courses, they engage in a close and intimate learning experience. Information about these programs can be obtained from the University Office of Academic Advisement.

In contrast to FYC, the following interdisciplinary programs (listed alphabetically in this Bulletin) can be chosen for either academic majors or academic minors. Courses used for a minor in one of these areas must be outside the student’s major field and must be approved by the minor’s program director. Minors may also be taken in the Zarb School of Business, the School of Communication and in the School of Education, Health and Human Services.

African Studies*  
American Studies*         
Asian Studies*    
Disability Studies†  
Environmental Resources**         
Ibero-American Studies*    
International Affairs†    
Irish Studies
Italian American Studies†
Italian Studies†    
Jewish Studies*    
Labor Studies*    
Latin American and Caribbean Studies*
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
Liberal Arts**
Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies†
Philosophy of Science†
Public Affairs†
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Technology and Public Policy†
Women’s Studies†

* Major and minor programs
** Major programs only
† Minor program only


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