Undergraduate Degree - Arts and Humanities

Program:
Arts and Humanities
Program Code:
8503 Arts and Humanities
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FS11
College:
Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:
Department:
Residential College in the Arts and Humanities Dean


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

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 492. That course is referenced in item 2. g. 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 150 Introduction to the Arts and Humanities 4
    RCAH 202 The Presence of the Past 4
    RCAH 203 Transcultural Relations through the Ages 4
    RCAH 215 Introduction to Theory and Methods in the Arts 4
    RCAH 225 Introduction to Community Engagement 4
    RCAH 235 Introduction to Language and Culture Studies 4
    b. Complete one of the following pathways (10 credits):
    Arts Pathway
    The following course:
    RCAH 315 Methods in the Arts 4
    Two enrollments in the following course:
    RCAH 316 Topics in the Arts 6
    Community Engagement Pathway
    The following course:
    RCAH 325 Methods in Community Engagement 4
    Two enrollments in the following course:
    RCAH 326 Topics in Community Engagement 6
    Language and Culture Pathway
    The following course:
    RCAH 335 Methods in Language and Culture 4
    Two enrollments in the following course:
    RCAH 336 Topics in Language and Culture 6
    Humanities Pathway
    The following course:
    RCAH 345 Methods in the Humanities 4
    Two enrollments in the following course:
    RCAH 346 Topics in Humanities 6
    c. Complete 6 to 8 credits in any of the following courses not used to fulfill item b.:
    RCAH 315 Methods in the Arts 4
    RCAH 316 Topics in the Arts 3
    RCAH 325 Methods in Community Engagement 4
    RCAH 326 Topics in Community Engagement 3
    RCAH 335 Methods in Language and Culture 4
    RCAH 336 Topics in Language and Culture 3
    RCAH 345 Methods in the Humanities 4
    RCAH 346 Topics in Humanities 3
    d. A minimum of 9 credits at the 300-level or above taken outside of RCAH chosen in consultation with the student’s academic advisor.
    e. Completion of a minimum 50-hour volunteer or paid experiential learning opportunity. This requirement can be satisfied with one of the following options in the junior or senior year.
    (1) An approved internship
    (2) An approved undergraduate research, creative, or community engagement project directed by a faculty member through enrollment in RCAH 450 (1 to 4 credits)
    (3) An approved study abroad/study away with at least one course at the 300-400 level.
    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 capstone course (4 credits):
    RCAH 492 Senior Seminar (W) 4
    h. 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.