Academic Programs Catalog

Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Arts and Humanities

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in the Arts and Humanities

  1. The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in the Arts and Humanities.
    The completion of  RCAH 111 referenced in item 2. a. below satisfies the University’s Tier I writing requirement.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree in the Arts and Humanities is met by completing RCAH 491 or 492. That course is referenced in item 2. h. below.

    The completion of RCAH 202 and 203 referenced in item 2. a. below satisfies the University’s Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities requirement.

    The completion of at least 30 credits in courses at the 300-level or above, which may include courses from items 2.d., 2.e., and 2.f. below.
  2. The following requirements:
a. All of the following core courses (28 credits):
RCAH 111 Writing in Transcultural Contexts 4
RCAH 112 Writing, Research and Technologies 4
RCAH 192 Proseminar 3
RCAH 202 The Presence of the Past 4
RCAH 203 Transcultural Relations through the Ages 4
RCAH 291 Arts Workshops 4
RCAH 292A Engagement Proseminar 2
RCAH 380 Third Year Tutorial 3
Credits used to fulfill this requirement cannot be used to fulfill requirement c. below.
b. Complete 4 credits from the following (4 credits):
RCAH 292B Engagement and Reflection 1 to 4
RCAH 292C Independent Engagement 2 to 4
Credits used to fulfill this requirement cannot be used to fulfill requirement c. below.
c. Complete 4 credits from any combination of the following courses:
RCAH 291 Arts Workshops 1 to 4
RCAH 292B Engagement and Reflection 1 to 4
RCAH 292C Independent Engagement 2 to 4
Credits used to fulfill this requirement may not be used to fulfill requirements a. or b. above.
d. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
RCAH 310 Topics in Childhood and Society 3
RCAH 320 Topics in Art and Public Life 3
RCAH 330 Topics in Nature and Culture 3
RCAH 340 Topics in Technology and Creativity 3
RCAH 395 Special Topics in the Arts and Humanities 3
e. Five elective courses totaling 15 to 20 credits taken outside of the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities chosen in consultation with the student’s academic advisor. At least 8 of these credits must be at the 300-level or above.
f. Demonstrate proficiency in a world language or American Sign Language by completing one of the following two options:
(1)

pass the language proficiency test, or

(2)

complete the equivalent language course work through the 202-level and at least one 300-level course. A study abroad or study away experience can substitute for one or more of these courses with approval of the Director of Student Affairs and the Coordinator of Language Proficiency in consultation with the leader of the student's study abroad or study away program.

g. The following course (6 credits):
RCAH 390 Immersions in Language and Culture 6
h. One of the following capstone courses (4 credits):
RCAH 491 Senior Thesis (W) 4
RCAH 492 Senior Seminar (W) 4
i.

Students must attend 12 separate sessions of the College Colloquium, with 6 of those sessions occurring in the first year of the student’s major within the Residential College in  the Arts and Humanities.