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  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies, B.I.S.


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Interdisciplinary Studies


General Requirements


  • No more than 24 hours in any one subject may be used toward this degree, unless minor area requirements dictate otherwise.
  • No more than 30 hours of Independent and Distance Learning credit may be used toward this degree.
  • No more than eight hours of kinesiology activity courses may be used toward this degree.
  • No more than 12 hours of ROTC credit may be used toward this degree.
  • At least 45 hours of credit at or above the 3000 level must be completed; of the 45 hours, at least 15 must be at the 4000 level.
  • At least a 2.00 GPA on all work taken in the LSU System.
  • At least a 2.00 GPA on all work taken.
  • At least a 2.00 GPA in all minors.
  • Enrollment in internships, independent study, and research courses must have prior dean’s approval.
  • Students are required to complete coursework from at least three different departments in both the humanities and social sciences areas.

Specific Requirements


  • Complete all requirements for one of the areas of concentration: health sciences, studies in organizations, leadership and society, writing and performing arts, or individualized studies.
  • Complete all general education requirements.
  • Complete elective courses to reach 120 hours.
  • A student must earn three hours in one of the following: computer science, EXST 2000 , ISDS 1100 , LIS 2001 , or a foreign language.
  • Complete UNST 3900 , a capstone course for seniors majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies currently enrolled in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Areas of Concentration


Health Sciences


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: BIOL 1201 ; CHEM 1201 .
SEMESTER 2: BIOL 1202 ; CHEM 1202 .
SEMESTER 3: BIOL 2051 ; Admission to the College.
SEMESTER 4: BIOL 2153 ; CHEM 2261 .
SEMESTER 5: CHEM 2262 /CHEM 2462 ; ENGL 2000 ; PSYC 2000 .

Undergraduate minors in biological sciences, psychology, and sports studies.

This concentration provides useful background for students interested in physical and mental health care careers.

Semester 1

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 3

  • CRITICAL: BIOL 2051 ; Admission to the College.

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  • BIOL 2051 General Microbiology (4)
  • KIN Approved Course (3)4
  • General Education course - Analytical Reasoning (3)
  • General Education course - Humanities (3)2
  • KIN Activity Course (1)5
Total Semester Hours: 14

Total Semester Hours: 14

Semester 5

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6

  • BIOL 3040 Evolution (3) 6
  • PSYC Core (3)
  • General Education course - Humanities (3)2
  • KIN Activity Course (1)5
  • Approved Elective (1)1
  • KIN Approved Course (3)4
Total Semester Hours: 14

Semester 7

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 8

  • BIOL Approved Elective (3000/4000 level) (3)
  • PSYC Approved Elective (3)
  • Approved Social Sciences Elective (3)3
  • Approved Electives (6)1
Total Semester Hours: 15

120 Total Sem. Hrs.

1 - At least 45 hours of credit at or above the 3000-level must be completed; of the 45 hours, at least 15 must be at the 4000-level.

2 - General Education Humanities must cover at least one non-ENGL department from list.

3 - General Education/Approved Social Sciences must cover at least two non-PSYC departments from list.

4 - Select 12 hours from the following: KIN 2502 , KIN 2511 , KIN 2525 , KIN 2526 , KIN 3507 , KIN 3800 , KIN 4513 , KIN 4515 , KIN 4517 , KIN 4800 , MKT 3410 .

5 - Select three activity courses from the following KIN 11**, KIN 12**, KIN 13**.

6 - EXST 2201  is recommended prior to enrolling in BIOL 3040 .

Individualized Studies


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 .
SEMESTER 2: Gen. Ed. Analytical Reasoning (from mathematics).
SEMESTER 3: Gen. Ed. Social Sciences; Admission to the College.
SEMESTER 4: Gen. Ed. Humanities.
SEMESTER 5: ENGL 2000 .

Three undergraduate minors, as approved by the Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. This concentration allows students to craft a cohesive set of three minors aimed at preparing them for their individual career goals.

Semester 1

  • CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 .

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  • ENGL 1001 English Composition (3)
  • General Education course - Analytical Reasoning (from mathematics) (3)
  • General Education course - Arts (3)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)1
  • Approved Elective (3)2
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 2

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 3

 CRITICAL: Gen. Ed. Social Sciences; Admission to the College.

  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)1
  • General Education course - Humanities (3)4
  • General Education course - Social Sciences (2000-level) (3)3
  • Minor #1 Elective (3)
  • Minor #2 Elective (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 4

  • CRITICAL: Gen. Ed. Humanities.

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  • ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)1
  • General Education course - Humanities (3)4
  • Approved Social Sciences Elective (3)3
  • Minor #3 Elective (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 5

 CRITICAL: ENGL 2000 .

  • General Education course - Humanities (3)4
  • Approved Social Sciences Elective (3)3
  • Minor #1 Elective (3000-level or above) (3)
  • Minor #2 Elective (3)
  • Minor #3 Elective (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6

  • Approved Social Sciences Elective (3)3
  • Minor #1 Elective (3000-level or above (3)
  • Minor #2 Elective (3000-level or above) (3)
  • Minor #3 Elective (3000-level or above) (3)
  • Approved Elective (3)2
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7

  • UNST 3900 Interdisciplinarity (3)
  • Approved Social Sciences Elective (3)3
  • Minor #1 Elective (3)
  • Minor #2 Elective (3000-level or above) (3)
  • Minor #3 Elective (3000-level or above) (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8

  • Minor #2 Elective (3)
  • Minor #3 Elective (3)
  • Approved Electives (9)2
Total Semester Hours: 15

120 Total Sem. Hrs.

1 - If two course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the additional three hour course must be taken from the life sciences, and vice versa.

2 - At least 45 hours of credit at or above the 3000-level must be completed; of the 45 hours, at least 15 must be at the 4000-level.

3 - General Education/Approved Social Sciences must cover at least three different departments from list.

4 - General Education Humanities must cover at least one non-ENGL, non-General Education Arts department from list.

Leadership and Society


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 ; Gen. Ed. Analytical Reasoning (from mathematics).
SEMESTER 2: HIST (lower level sequence) or HIST Elective.
SEMESTER 3: POLI 2051 ; Admission to the College.
SEMESTER 4: HIST (lower level sequence).
SEMESTER 5: ENGL 2000 ; HRE 2723 /HRE 2724 .

Undergraduate minors in history, leadership development, and political science.

This concentration provides background relevant for careers in governmental, legal, and social organizations.

Semester 1

  • CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 ; Gen. Ed. Analytical Reasoning (from mathematics).

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  • ENGL 1001 English Composition (3)
  • General Education course - Analytical Reasoning (from mathematics) (3)
  • HIST (lower level sequence) or HIST Elective (3)1
  • General Education course - Arts (3)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)2
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 2

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 3

 CRITICAL: POLI 2051 ; Admission to the College.

  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)2
  • General Education course - Humanities (3)
  • General Education course - Social Sciences (3)3
  • Approved Electives (6)4
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 4

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 5

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8

  • HRE Elective (3)
  • POLI Elective (3000-level or above) (3)
  • Approved Electives (9)4
Total Semester Hours: 15

120 Total Sem. Hrs.

1 - 1000/2000-level HIST course option.

2 - If two course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the additional three hour course must be taken from the life sciences, and vice versa.

3 - General Education/Approved Social Sciences must cover a non-POLI, non-HIST department from list.

4 - At least 45 hours of credit at or above the 3000-level must be completed; of the 45 hours, at least 15 must be at the 4000-level.

Studies in Organizations


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 ; Gen. Ed. Analytical Reasoning (from mathematics).
SEMESTER 2: CMST 1150 /CMST 1061 ; SOCL 2001 .
SEMESTER 3: ACCT 2000 ; CMST Elective; Admission to the College.
SEMESTER 4: ECON 2030 ; SOCL Elective.
SEMESTER 5: ENGL 2000 ; FIN 3715 .

Undergraduate minors in business administration, communication studies, and sociology.

This concentration is relevant for students interested in careers in government and industry where strong communication and organizational skills are valued.

Semester 1

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 2

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 3

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 4

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 5

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8

  • CMST Elective (3000-level or above) (3)
  • General Education course - Humanities (3)3
  • Approved Electives (9)2
Total Semester Hours: 15

120 Total Sem. Hrs.

1 - If two course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the additional three hour course must be taken from the life sciences, and vice versa.

2 - At least 45 hours of credit at or above the 3000-level must be completed; of the 45 hours, at least 15 must be at the 4000-level.

3 - General Education Humanities must cover at least one non-ENGL department from list.

4 - General Education/Approved Social Sciences must cover at least one non-ECON, non-SOCL department from list.

Writing and Performing Arts


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 ; Gen. Ed. Analytical Reasoning (from mathematics).
SEMESTER 2: FMA 2001 /THTR 1025 .
SEMESTER 3: THTR 2022 ; THTR 2026 ; Admission to the College.
SEMESTER 4: ENGL course 2000-level; THTR 2028 .
SEMESTER 5: ENGL 2000 ; FMA Elective.

Undergraduate minors in English, film and media arts, and theatre.

This concentration is useful for students who are planning careers in the arts and entertainment industry, including screenwriting and performance.

Semester 1

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 2

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 3

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 4

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 5

 CRITICAL: ENGL 2000 ; FMA Elective.

  • ENGL Option (3)6
  • FMA Elective (3000-level or above) (3)5
  • THTR Elective (3000-level or above) (3)
  • ENGL Elective (2000-level or above) (3)
  • Approved Elective (2)2
Total Semester Hours: 14

Semester 6

  •  ENGL Option (3)6
  • FMA Elective (3000-level or above) (3)5
  • THTR Elective (3000-level or above) (3)
  • General Education course - Social Sciences (2000-level) (3)3
  • Approved Social Sciences Elective (3)3
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7

  • UNST 3900 Interdisciplinarity (3)
  • ENGL Elective (3000-level or above) (3)
  • FMA Elective (3000-level or above) (3)5
  • THTR Elective (3000-level or above) (3)
  • Approved Social Sciences Elective (3)3
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8

  • FMA Elective (3)5
  • General Education course - Humanities (3)4
  • Approved Elective (3)2
  • Approved Social Sciences Elective (3)3
  • ENGL Elective (3000-level or above) (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

120 Total Sem. Hrs.

1 - If two course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the additional three hour course must be taken from the life sciences, and vice versa.

2 - At least 45 hours of credit at or above the 3000-level must be completed; of the 45 hours, at least 15 must be at the 4000-level.

3 - General Education/Approved Social Sciences must cover at least three departments from list.

4 - General Education Humanities must cover at least one non-ENGL department from list.

5 - FMA Electives (15 hours): At least nine hours at or above the 3000-level. No more than nine hours from any one department allowed.

6 - Select six hours from the following: ENGL 3020 , ENGL 3022 , ENGL 3070 , ENGL 3072 , ENGL 3300 , ENGL 3301 , ENGL 3310 , ENGL 3024 .

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