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  Sep 24, 2017
 
2017 - 2018 General Catalogue

Interdisciplinary Arts Comprehensive Major


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Degree programs offered by the College of Liberal Arts and its departments share a common core of courses. Students in these programs must complete the Basic Curriculum, and the major curriculum listed below.

The Interdisciplinary Arts Comprehensive degree is set up to allow students to create a custom interdisciplinary arts curriculum. A student may choose to focus on two IA Major Areas of Concentration with a third Minor Area or focus more intensively in just two IA Major Areas of Concentration.

Two Major Concentrations with a Minor Concentration Major Requirements: 60 hours


Students construct their degree program of study by selecting two IA Major Areas of Concentration (I, II, III, IV) and completing all coursework designated for these areas as listed below. In addition, students select a third Minor Area of Concentration (I, II, III, IV) and complete at least the twelve hours designated for the Minor Area as listed below. Also, all IA majors are required to complete the three Fine Arts basic curriculum courses:

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Major Area Concentration II: Music 21 hours


Notes(s):


  • In addition to meeting the course requirements, a student choosing music as a primary category in the IA major is required to participate in an ensemble musical organization for at least four semesters and participate in student recitals and attend University-sponsored music programs as stipulated by the music faculty.
     

Major Area Concentration IV: Creative Writing 21 hours


Minor Area Concentrations


Art Concentration: 12 hours


One of the following: 3 hours

Creative Writing Concentration: 12 hours


 Six hours of creative writing taken as desired from the following courses:

Three hours of a literature course:

Three hours of either a contemporary fiction course or a contemporary poetry course (EH 421 or other topical course).

Three hours of the following:

Three hours of working on two of the following:  Livingston Press, The Muse, or The Sucarnochee Review.

Two Intensive Major Concentrations Requirements: 60 hours


Students may create their degree program by selecting two IA Major Concentrations from below (I, II, III, IV). All IA majors are required to complete the three Fine Arts basic curriculum courses: AT 100 MU 100 , and TH 100 .

In addition to the requirements below, each student must complete an additional three hours of approved electives from either Major Area of Concentration at the 300 level or above.

Note(s):


In addition to meeting the course requirements, a student choosing music as a primary category in the IA major is required to participate in an ensemble musical organization for at least four semesters and participate in student recitals and attend University-sponsored music programs as stipulated by the music faculty.

Major Area Concentration IV: Creative Writing 24 hours


Twelve hours from the following writing courses


Any combination of the following with coursework including both writing fiction (EH 379 ) and writing poetry (EH 369 ).

The following two contemporary literature courses:


Three hours from the following:


  • Approved elective in English from the 300 level or higher (3)

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