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 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.


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.


Arts and Humanities, BA (8503)

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 - Arts and Humanities - Tier I Writing
Major - Arts and Humanities - Tier I Writing: 2 courses from RCAH111, RCAH112

Requirement 12: Major - Arts and Humanities - Seminar
Major - Arts and Humanities - Seminar: 1 course from RCAH192

Requirement 13: Major - Arts and Humanities - Transcultural Relations through the Ages
Major - Arts and Humanities - Transcultural Relations through the Ages: 1 course from RCAH203

Requirement 14: Major - Arts and Humanities - Presence of the Past
Major - Arts and Humanities - Presence of the Past: 1 course from RCAH202

Requirement 15: Major - Arts and Humanities - Tutorial (D)
Major - Arts and Humanities - Tutorial (D): 1 course from RCAH380

Requirement 16: Major - Arts and Humanities - Creative Workshops
Major - Arts and Humanities - Creative Workshops: 4 credits from RCAH291

Requirement 17: Major - Arts and Humanities - Engagement Proseminar
Major - Arts and Humanities - Engagement Proseminar: 1 course from RCAH292A

Requirement 18: Major - Arts and Humanities - Engagement
Major - Arts and Humanities - Engagement: 4 credits from RCAH292B, RCAH292C

Requirement 19: Major - Arts and Humanities - Elective
Major - Arts and Humanities - Elective: 4 credits from RCAH292B, RCAH292C, RCAH291

Requirement 20: Major - Arts and Humanities - Elective Pathway Courses
Major - Arts and Humanities - Elective Pathway Courses: 2 courses from RCAH310, RCAH320, RCAH330, RCAH340, RCAH395

Requirement 21: Major - Arts and Humanities - External Pathway Electives
Major - Arts and Humanities - External Pathway Electives: A total 15 credits
At least 7 credits from Elective courses outside the Residential College in Arts and Humanities.
At least 8 credits from Upper level elective courses outside the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at the 300 level or above.

Requirement 22: Major - Arts and Humanities - World Language
Major - Arts and Humanities - World Language: 1 course from Demonstrate proficiency in a world language or American Sign Language using one of the two options: pass language proficiency test or complete the equivalent language course work. See Academic Advisor.

Requirement 23: Major - Arts and Humanities - Language and Culture
Major - Arts and Humanities - Language and Culture: 6 credits from RCAH390

Requirement 24: Major - Arts and Humanities - Capstone Experience
Major - Arts and Humanities - Capstone Experience: 1 course from RCAH491, RCAH492

Requirement 25: College Distribution Requirement at 300/400 Level
College Distribution Requirement at 300/400 Level: 30 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.

Requirement 26: Major - Arts and Humanities - College Collquium
Major - Arts and Humanities - College Collquium: 1 course from 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 with the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.

Requirement 27: 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 28: 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.