Undergraduate Degree - Interdisciplinary Humanities, Program in

Program:
Interdisciplinary Humanities, Program in
Program Code:
0987 Interdisciplinary Humanities
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FS92


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.

College of Arts and Letters

Interdepartmental and Interdisciplinary Programs

Interdisciplinary Humanities, Program in

The Interdisciplinary Humanities major is ideal for students who seek a broad liberal education with an emphasis on the disciplines represented by the departments and school of the College of Arts and Letters. It offers study in several fields of knowledge which have a close intellectual relationship and illuminate each other.

The Interdisciplinary Humanities program is a good choice for students planning to study the law or general business.  Many students also use this major to help prepare for graduate study or human services and government work.  A student majoring in Interdisciplinary Humanities cannot obtain a teaching certificate without taking additional work beyond degree requirements.

The Interdisciplinary Humanities major offers unusual flexibility in the choice of areas of concentration.  The program is most suitable for self–disciplined students with clearly defined  academic objectives.  The one basic criterion is that the student's education shall have intellectual coherence.  There are two ways of organizing the major.  Both require the completion of 6 credits of course work in quantitative reasoning and a concentration of courses to form the major:

The Triad Program:  The major consists of courses in three selected departments.  All of the departments may be within the College of Arts and Letters, or two may be from the College of Arts and Letters and one from another college.  With the flexibility of this program the student may pursue studies in related disciplines.  The requirements for the major are satisfied by a total of 50 to 64 credits from three designated departments with a minimum of 15 credits in each. The student must also fulfill the 6 credit requirement in quantitative reasoning referenced in item 3.b. below.

Area or Period Studies:  The major consists of courses in one department in the College of Arts and Letters, with a minimum of 15 credits at the 300 and 400 levels.  This concentration provides a core; the remainder of the major may be selected from related interdepartmental combinations with a minimum of 20 additional credits in the College of Arts and Letters to bring the total to between 50 and 64 credits.  The student must also fulfill the 6 credit requirement in quantitative reasoning referenced in item 3.b. below.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary 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 Interdisciplinary Humanities.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Interdisciplinary Humanities major is met by completing the Tier II writing requirement for one of the departmental majors that is associated with one of the emphasis areas within the College of Arts and Letters that the student selects to satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Interdisciplinary Humanities.  Refer to the requirements referenced in items 3. a. (2) (a) (I) and 3. a. (2) (b) (I) below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree, with the exception of the College's cognate requirement.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    1. The following courses related to Interdisciplinary Humanities (50 to 64 credits):
      1. A capstone experience of at least 3 credits in an internship, senior seminar, independent study, or overseas study course approved by the student's academic advisor.
      2. The student must complete the requirements for either the Triad Program or the Area or Period Studies Program that  follow.  Both the program and the related courses must be approved by the student's advisor (47 to 61 credits).
        1. Triad Program:
          1. One of the following groups of courses (45 credits):
            At least 15 credits in each of three emphasis areas1, 2 within the College of Arts and Letters. At least 15 credits in each of three emphasis areas,1, 2 two within the College of Arts and Letters and one in another College.
          2. Additional credits in courses related to Interdisciplinary Humanities as needed to meet the requirement of at least 50, but not more than 64, credits in courses in the major (2 to 16 credits).
        2. Area or Period Studies Program:  Both of the following groups of courses:
          1. At least one emphasis area 1, 2 within the College of Arts and Letters with a minimum of 15 or 16 credits at the 300–400 level.
          2. Additional credits in courses related to Interdisciplinary Humanities, including a minimum of 20 credits in courses in the College of Arts and Letters 1, 2 as needed to meet the requirement of at least 50, but not more than 64, credits in courses in the major (32 to 45 credits). 
      3. At least 20 credits in 300–400 level courses in the student's emphasis areas.
    2. At least 6 credits in courses that involve quantitative reasoning skills selected from areas such as the following:  mathematics3, computer science, economics, statistics and probability3, logic, and research methodology.  Both the area and the related courses must be approved by the student's academic advisor.

 


 

An emphasis area is associated with a departmental major.  The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Interdisciplinary Humanities major is met by completing the Tier II writing requirement for one of the departmental majors that is associated with one of the emphasis areas within the College of Arts and Letters that the student selects to satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Interdisciplinary Humanities referenced in items 3. a. (2) (a) (I) and 3. a. (2) (b) (I).  [EXAMPLE:  A student selects philosophy as one of his or her emphasis areas within the College.  The student chooses to meet the Tier II Writing Requirement for the Interdisciplinary Humanities major by completing the Tier II Writing Requirement for the Philosophy major.  For that student, the Tier II writing requirement is met by completing one of the following courses:  Philosophy 492 or 499.]

2  If the student selects a foreign language as an emphasis area, the courses must be at the 300–400 level or above.

For students who are admitted to Michigan State University as new freshmen and new transfer students beginning Fall 1993, courses in mathematics and in statistics and probability that may be used to satisfy the University mathematics requirement may not be counted toward this requirement.



Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Interdisciplinary Humanities, BA (0987)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Interdisciplinary Humanities - Quantitative Reasoning
Major - Interdisciplinary Humanities - Quantitative Reasoning: 6 credits from courses that involve quantitative reasoning skills selected from areas. Both the area and the related courses must be approved by academic advisor.

Requirement 12: Major - Interdisciplinary Humanities - Capstone
Major - Interdisciplinary Humanities - Capstone: 3 credits from approved courses in an internship, senior seminar, independent study, or overseas study. See academic advisor.

Requirement 13: Major - Interdisciplinary Humanities - Triad or Area Studies
Major - Interdisciplinary Humanities - Triad or Area Studies: 50 credits from Triad or Area/Period Studies with a maximum of 64 credits. Please see academic advisor for approval.

Requirement 14: Major Distribution
Major Distribution: 20 credits from 300-400 level courses in the student's emphasis areas.

Requirement 15: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.

Requirement 16: College - Arts and Letters - Second Language
College - Arts and Letters - Second Language: 1 course from a second year foreign language course demonstrating competency in a foreign language.

Requirement 17: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 18: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.