Special Academic Programs
Freshman SeminarsHonors ProgramMedical Technology ProgramPreProf Prgrm:Dentistry-Medicine-Veterinary MedicinePreProf Prgrm:EngineeringPreProf Prgrm:LawPreProf Prgrm:PharmacyPreProf Prgrm:Physical TherapyCornelia Strong CollegeResidential CollegeSpecial Programs in Liberal StudiesAfrican American StudiesArchaeologyInternational Business StudiesInternational StudiesLiberal Studies ProgramLinguisticsWomen's StudiesInternational (Study Aboard) ProgramsUniversity Studies for FreshmenWestern Civilization Program
Freshman Seminars are small discussion classes that introduce students to various areas of study in the All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER). Each seminar focuses on a topic, issue, or problem selected by the instructor; seminar topics change from one semester to the next and are described in a booklet that is distributed to advisors at the beginning of each semester. Additional information on Freshman Seminars may be obtained from the Center for Critical Inquiry in the Liberal Arts, 100 Foust Building (910/334-3186).
Freshman Seminar Courses (FMS)
101 Freshman Seminar in Historical Perspectives on Western Culture - I (3:3).
Introduction to the historical study of western culture from ancient times through the Reformation. [HP, CHP-CPM].
102 Freshman Seminar in Historical Perspectives on Western Culture - II (3:3).
Introduction to the historical study of western culture from the 17th century through modern times. [HP, CHP-CMO].
103 Freshman Seminar in Reasoning and Discourse (3:3).
Instruction and practice in deliberative, informative, and reflective writing based on the study of primary texts. Emphasis on the writing/revising process and on critical reading. [RD, CRD].
104 Freshman Seminar in Natural Science (3:3).
Introduction to the scientific study of the natural world. Illustrates the nature of scientific inquiry and the formulation of hypotheses. [NS, CLS or CPS].
104L Laboratory for Freshman Seminar in Natural Science (1:0:3). Pr: concurrent registration in FMS 104.
Laboratory work to accompany FMS 104. [NS, CPS or CLS].
105 Freshman Seminar in Fine Arts (3:3).
An introductory study of selected topics in the fine arts (which include painting, sculpture, cinema, dance, music, and theatre). [FA, CFA].
106 Freshman Seminar in Analytic and Evaluative Studies (3:3).
An introduction to the abstract systems of thought and evaluative concepts fundamental to intellectual inquiry and values. Topics may be drawn from ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, historiography, religion, and cultural anthropology. [AE, CAE].
107 Freshman Seminar in World Literature (3:3).
A study of major works in the literature of countries other than Britain and the United States. [WL, CWL].
108 Freshman Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies (3:3).
Introduction to the scientific study of individuals, societies, and human institutions with an emphasis on the methods and results of investigations in these areas. [SB, CSB].
109 Freshman Seminar in Non-Western Studies (3:3).
Studies of cultural forms of expression, socio-political structures, and habits of mind that are distinctly different from Western cultural traditions. [NW, CNW].
110 Freshman Seminar in British or American Literature (3:3).
A study of selected major works in the literature of Britain or the United States. [BL, CBL].
The Honors Program offers highly qualified students a blend of specially created Honors seminars and designated Honors sections in various fields of study. The Program is not designed to be a major. Students in the Honors Program also complete the requirements for one of the academic or professional majors offered in the University. Enrolling in the Honors Program is, however, compatible with all major and professional programs and rarely requires additional hours to graduate in four years.
The Honors Program provides a strong base in the liberal arts leading to more specialized and independent work as students progress toward the bachelor's degree. It consists of three parts.
Certain departments specify how their students are to meet the requirements indicated in 2 and 3 above. Some units permit students to pursue Honors work within their discipline without requiring participation in the University Honors Program. Students should check with the Honors Liaison faculty member in their department or with the Honors Program Director to see how the requirements in their discipline are to be met.
Association with faculty and other Honors students in the Program is close, a welcome contrast to large impersonal lecture classes. Every aspect of the program provides special opportunities for exceptionally qualified students to grow intellectually through contact with a community of Honors students and faculty.
The program is under the general supervision of an Honors Council composed of faculty and students from the various schools of the University, as well as from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Students who wish to finish the Program are required to complete 18 hours of courses, distributed as follows. Six credit hours must be obtained in Honors Core Seminars. Three credit hours must be used to satisfy the Senior Project requirement. The remaining nine hours may include any other combination of Honors courses, including Core Seminars, Honors sections of Freshman Seminars, Honors sections of regularly scheduled courses, or Honors independent studies. Three of these nine hours are automatically waived for students who spend at least one semester abroad. The six hours of Core Seminars requirement is waived for Junior Transfers, who must take a total of twelve hours of Honors courses (among them the Senior Project) to complete the Program.
There is no maximum number of courses in which a student may enroll. To remain in the program, students must maintain a cumulative UNCG grade point average of 3.3 or above. A student whose GPA falls below the minimum required may, at the discretion of the Director, continue in the program for a probationary period of one semester. Students who take the minimum required curriculum will have completed the Honors Program and will have this accomplishment so recorded on their transcript.
Not all students who enroll in the Honors Program complete it. By enrolling in the Program, however, one is demonstrating one's intent to make progress towards finishing it. To stay on track, freshmen and sophomores should take one Honors seminar or section per semester, and juniors and seniors should take one per year.
Any student who has a 3.3 or better GPA may sign up for any Honors courses that are open, even if they are not formally enrolled in the Program. The Program welcomes and encourages any student who is qualified to sign up for Honors offerings.
Honors Program Courses (HSS)
Honors Core Seminars (6 hrs required)
Honors Core Seminars may be used to meet liberal education requirements in the credit areas indicated below. They, however, cannot substitute for introductory prerequisites in the major. Students completing the Honors Program must take two Honors Core Seminars chosen from the ten categories described below. Specific topics will vary from year to year. The courses may be repeated for credit as topics change.
201 Core Seminar in Historical Perspectives on Western Culture I (3:3). Pr. 3.3 GPA or permission of the Director.
Historical study of western culture from ancient times to the Reformation. [HP, CHP-CPM] (FA/SP)
202 Core Seminar in Historical Perspectives on Western Culture II (3:3). Pr. 3.3 GPA or permission of the Director.
Historical study of western culture from the 17th century through modern times. [HP, CHP-CMO] (FA/SP)
203 Core Seminar in the Physical Sciences (3:3). Pr. 3.3 GPA or permission of the Director.
Study of physical sciences with attention to the methods of scientific investigation. [NS, CPS] (FA/SP)
204 Core Seminar in the Biological Sciences (3:3). Pr. 3.3 GPA or permission of the Director.
Study of biological sciences with attention to the methods of scientific investigation. [NS, CLS] (FA/SP)
205 Core Seminar in the Fine Arts (3:3). Pr. 3.3 GPA or permission of the Director.
Study of selected topics in the fine arts, which include painting, sculpture, cinema, dance, music and theatre. [FA, CFA] (FA/SP)
206 Core Seminar in Analytical and Evaluative Studies (3:3). Pr. 3.3 GPA or permission of the Director.
Study of abstract systems of thought and evaluative concepts fundamental to intellectual inquiry and values. Topics may be drawn from ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, historiography, religious thought and traditions, and cultural anthropology. [AE, CAE] (FA/SP)
207 Core Seminar in World Literature (3:3). Pr. 3.3 GPA or permission of the Director.
Study of major works in the literature of countries other than Britain and the United States. [WL, CWL] (FA/SP)
208 Core Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies (3:3). Pr. 3.3 GPA or permission of the Director.
Study of individuals, society, and human institutions and systems with an emphasis on the effect of social and environmental factors on individual experiences and behavior, and on the structures and mechanisms of societies. [SB, CSB] (FA/SP)
209 Core Seminar in Non-Western Studies (3:3). Pr. 3.3 GPA or permission of the Director.
Studies of cultural forms of expression, socio-political structures, and habits of mind that are distinctly different from Western cultural traditions. [NW, CNW] (FA/SP)
210 Core Seminar in the British or American Literature (3:3). Pr. 3.3 GPA or permission of the Director.
Study of selected major works in the literature of Britain or the United States. [BL, CBL] (FA/SP)
220 Student Seminar (2:2).
Students (usually eight to ten) agree on a general topic for a semester's study. Each participant defines a special interest to be explored individually as a contributing member of the group. A faculty member directs the group's discussions. (Not offered every year.)
300 Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar (3:3).
Interdisciplinary seminar focusing on a particular theme or topic and taught by two faculty members from different disciplines or schools. Topic varies each semester.
400, 401 Senior Honors Seminar (3), (3). Pr. Completion of the Honors Core Requirement or permission of the Director of the Honors Program.
Provides qualified students the opportunity to study special topics in an advanced seminar setting with the rigorous and intense discipline implied at the senior level.
Honors Directed Study
330 Honors Independent Study (1 - 3). Pr. 6 hrs. in Honors Core Seminars.
Student consults with a supervising faculty member to develop a program of concentrated study and investigation within a particular discipline.
490 Senior Honors Project (3 - 6). Pr. 6 hrs. in Honors Core Seminars and approval of the Honors Council.
Independent original scholarship in the student's primary area of interest completed under the supervision of a faculty member. Work culminates in an original essay, annotated creative work or performance, scientific report or other special project, depending upon the area of specialization. While completing the Honors Project,the student may not enroll in more than thirteen additional hours in either semester.
Departmental Honors Sections
Departments may offer special Honors sections of regularly-scheduled courses such as Introduction to Sociology (SOC 211), Mythology (CCI 205), Introduction to Earth Science (GEO 103), etc. Qualified students may enroll in Honors sections (designated by an "H" after the course number), even if they do not expect to complete the Honors Program. However, Honors sections may be used by students in the Program to complete the 18-hour minimum requirement.
xxx493 Honors Work (3-6). Pr. 3.3 GPA in the major, 12 hours in the major.
(See individual Departmental listings). Disciplinary Honors work providing students with advanced study of the primary literature in their area of specialization.
322 Eberhart Building
UNCG students interested in medical technology have two programs of study from which to choose:
Because the recommended courses of study for both programs are essentially the same during the first year, students do not have to make a choice of programs until the end of the freshman year. Students in either program should complete the following courses during their freshman year or during the subsequent summer session: BIO 111, 112 and CHE 111, 112, 114, 115.
Medical Technology Major
Dentistry, Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine
Students should contact a member of this committee for assistance in planning their program of study.
The admission requirements vary slightly among the various schools and programs. For specific information students should write directly to the individual schools for catalogs or consult the library. Other sources of information are current volumes of Medical School Admission Requirements and Admission Requirements of American Dental Schools.
The preprofessional programs constitute a core of courses which must be completed before admission to the professional schools. They can be successfully incorporated into almost any major. It has been shown in the case of medical schools that the choice of major does not significantly affect the student's probability of admission. Students should give consideration to any major which they find interesting and in which they feel they can do well. Nearly all students accepted to medical, dental, and veterinary schools have completed a bachelor's degree.
Medical schools generally require 2 semesters of English; 2 semesters of general biology (BIO 111, 112); 2 semesters of general chemistry with laboratory (CHE 111, 112, 114, 115); 2 semesters of organic chemistry with laboratory (CHE 351, 352, 354); 2 semesters of physics (PHY 211, 212 or 291, 292). A few schools (e.g., Duke) also require mathematics through Calculus (MAT 191, 292).
Other courses which are often recommended include Mammalian Physiology (BIO 277), Biochemistry (BIO 535 or CHE 556), Genetics (BIO 392).
Dental school preparatory course requirements are usually very much like those for medical school. Many schools do, however, require Anatomy (BIO 271).
The list of required courses for veterinary schools is considerably more extensive than that for medical or dental schools. In addition to specifying more courses in mathematics, chemistry, and biology, these programs typically require or recommend more courses in animal science, general microbiology (BIO 481), biochemistry (BIO 535 or CHE 556) and nutrition (FNS 213). Significant work experience with animals or in a veterinarian's practice is required. Students interested in veterinary school should make contact with the school and with the advisory committee at an early stage of their undergraduate careers.
The achievement of outstanding academic credentials should not be accomplished at the cost of totally sacrificing extracurricular activities. Most professional programs prefer students who have participated in nonacademic activities and actively pursued a range of interests.
In addition to the core of preparatory courses, virtually all professional schools require some form of standardized test prior to consideration of a student's admission application. These tests are usually taken in the spring before application is made. Medical schools require the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), dental schools the Dental Admission Test (DAT), and veterinary schools the Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Aptitude Test.
Applications to professional schools are made a year before expected enrollment, usually between June 15 and November 15. Early application is strongly recommended. The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) is the agent for most medical schools, and the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) is the agent for many dental schools. The Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) is the agent for most veterinary medical schools. Application materials are available from the committee. Veterinary, medical, and dental schools not subscribing to one of the application services must be contacted individually.
EngineeringAdvisors: Paul F. Duvall, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences Robert B. Muir, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
The following two-year pre-engineering curriculum offers preparation for students who plan to transfer to engineering programs in other institutions. This program has been approved by the Subcommittee on Engineering Transfer for transfer to the engineering programs at North Carolina A & T State University, North Carolina State University, and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Students interested in engineering should contact one of the advisors above as soon as possible.
Note: Courses that satisfy the "social science or humanities" requirement are listed in the designated AULER categories. Recommended are a beginning course in literature, history (200 level), history or philosophy of science, and communications (CST 105). Some engineering programs require proficiency in a foreign language through the level of the first year (101-102). Students should make appropriate selections after consultation with an advisor.
Freshman year 1st Semester
Freshman year 2nd Semester
Sophomore year 1st Semester
Sophomore year 2nd Semester
LawAdvisory Committee: Converse Clowse, Chair of Advisory Committee, Department of History Susan Buck, Department of Political Science Donald Farole, Department of Political Science Christopher Hodgkins, Department of English Frank Land, Department of Business Administration Michael Zimmerman, Department of Philosophy
Admittance to law school is primarily achieved through a favorable consideration of a student's grade point average, scores on the law school admission test (LSAT), and other materials furnished in an application for admission. Students who plan to attend law school may select their major from any academically rigorous field. However, since law schools seek to admit only students who can think, speak, and write at the highest levels of competency, interested students, regardless of their major, should always select courses which engender skills in critical, creative, and reflective thinking as well as clear, cogent, and concise writing and speaking. In order to obtain these vital skills, it is especially helpful to take courses which grant credit in the areas of Analytic and Evaluative Studies (AE) and Reasoning and Discourse (RD). Courses in these areas are offered by the departments of Anthropology, Communication Studies, English, History, Philosophy (which offers a prelaw concentration for majors), Political Science, and Religious Studies, and are also listed under Freshman Seminars, Honors, Residential College, and Women's Studies. Students should also develop computer skills, particularly in such areas as word processing and database management. Students interested in prelaw should consult a prelaw advisor in addition to their major advisors.
Students seeking a professional degree in pharmacy may follow a prepharmacy curriculum at UNCG for two years before transferring to a school of pharmacy. An additional three to four years will then be required to complete the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. There are 73 accredited schools of pharmacy in the United States. The two in North Carolina are located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Campbell University.
Prepharmacy requirements generally include the following:
Students will also be required to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test in the second year.
Completion of the prepharmacy work at UNCG does not guarantee admission to pharmacy school. Students should consult a prepharmacy advisor before registering for courses. Those planning to apply to out-of-state pharmacy schools should bring along information from those schools.
Physical TherapyAdvisors: Department of Biology: Cannon, Katula, Leise, Lepri, Henrich, Redman Department of Exercise and Sport Science: Karper and Robinson
There are currently five physical therapy programs in North Carolina. The programs at UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, East Carolina University, and Western Carolina University offer entry-level Masters degrees. Winston-Salem State University offers a BS in Physical Therapy.
Students seeking a masters degree in physical therapy may major in any academic area but will be expected to complete a core of science courses. The minimum grade point average for admission is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Volunteer experience in physical therapy is required for admission. Requirements for the MPT generally include the courses shown below.
Additional recommendations include computer literacy and course work in biomechanics, histology, and genetics. Students should contact the programs directly to ensure that they meet current requirements for each school. A complete listing of accredited physical therapy programs is available from the American Physical Therapy Association, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 684-APTA.
Students should contact an advisor for assistance in planning their program of study.
Moore-Strong HallSenior Fellow: Ronald D. Cassell, Department of History Senior Tutor: Robert J. O'Hara, Department of Biology Fellows: Pamela Bulgin, Department of English; Honors Program Bruce Caldwell, Department of Economics; Honors Program Kenneth Caneva, Department of History Linda Danford, Department of Classical Studies Stephen Danford, Department of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Flynn, Office of International Programs Joan Glynn, Office of Alumni Affairs Maureen Grasso, Department of Clothing and Textiles Laura Hill, Office of Alumni Affairs Timothy Johnston, Department of Psychology Virginia Karb, School of Nursing Jerome Lee, University Police Dennis Leyden, Department of Economics Charles Lyons, Office of International Programs Carol Marsh, School of Music Eleanor McCrickard, School of Music Mark Schumacher, Jackson Library Susan Shelmerdine, Department of Classical Studies Denise Tucker, Department of Communication Janice Tulloss, Department of Political Science Honorary Fellows Walter H. Beale, Department of English; College of Arts and Sciences Patricia A. Sullivan, Chancellor
Cornelia Strong College is one of two residential colleges at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. It is named after Cornelia Strong, professor of mathematics and astronomy in the University from 1905 to 1948. Strong College is open to all students in the University through a competitive admission process, and is particularly suited to those who are seeking a richer and more rewarding academic experience than they might have in a traditional residence hall. Like the University's Residential College in Mary Foust Hall, Strong college offers its members the opportunity to participate in an informal social and academic community within the context of the greater University. Unlike the Residential College, however, Strong College does not have a special curriculum its members take the usual complement of courses throughout the University. Students may reside in Strong College for their full tenure at the University.
Modeled on the undergraduate colleges of universities such as Rice, Yale, and Harvard, Strong College is made up of about 260 undergraduate members in residence ("the Junior Common Room") and a group of faculty Fellows and Associates ("the Senior Common Room"), as well as a small number of resident graduate members and non-resident undergraduates. All members of Strong College may participate in a variety of co-curricular activities in the arts and sciences, including a weekly College Tea, informal discussion groups, and social events throughout the year. Both student-sponsored and faculty-sponsored events are encouraged, and Strong College endeavors to provide an environment within which the initiatives of all of its members can bear fruit.
The home of Strong College is Moore-Strong Hall, named after Professor Strong and Mary Taylor Moore, Registrar to the University from 1909 to 1948. Built in 1960 and renovated in 1994, Moore-Strong Hall provides several common rooms for College members, as well as a small library. The building as a whole is centrally air conditioned, and has cable television and some connections to the campus computer network.
For more information about Cornelia Strong College, please write to the Strong College Office, 100 Foust Building, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina 27412-5001, USA, or connect to the Strong College server (http://strong.uncg.edu) on the World Wide Web.
Mary Foust Hall/College of Arts and SciencesFrances C. Arndt, Director and Lecturer in Residential College Mary Beth Boone, Lecturer in Residential College Betty A. Carpenter, Assistant Director and Lecturer in Residential College Malcolm J. Colbert, Lecturer in Residential College Timothy E. Flood, Lecturer in Residential College Robert Jay Malone, Lecturer in Residential College Susan W. McArver, Lecturer in Residential College Deborah Seabrooke, Lecturer in Residential College Murray D. Arndt, Emeritus, Department of English Dina Durward, Department of Public Health Education Anne Enke, Center for Critical Inquiry Colleen Kriger, Department of History Derek Krueger, Department of Religious Studies Michael E. Lewis, Department of Geography Dennis P. Leyden, Department of Economics Paul Lindsay, Department of Sociology Gail McDonald, Department of English Charles D. Orzech, Department of Religious Studies Bennett H. Ramsey, Department of Religious Studies Grayson S. Sallez, Department of Mathematical Sciences Mary K. Sandford, Department of Anthropology Ann Berry Somers, Department of Biology
The Residential College was created at UNCG in 1970 to provide a setting which encourages innovative study, small classes, unity of academic and social experiences, and close student-faculty contacts.
The Residential College is a two-year program for freshmen and sophomores with a limited number of upper-classperson participants. Members of the program live and have classes in a coeducational residence hall. A Residence Hall Director, who often serves on the faculty, resides in the hall. Other faculty members have offices in the residence hall. Students and faculty serve on governing committees and participate together in special events within the dormitory.
Faculty members from many different departments and schools teach in the Residential College. Courses taught meet All-University Liberal Education Requirements and requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.
All students are asked to participate in an interdisciplinary core course focusing on the American experience and to choose another class from a wide range of other academic subjects. These seminars, along with varied types of independent study and community service work, make up six to nine hours of a student's semester course load. The remaining semester hours are taken in the University outside the Residential College. (Residential College students are full members of UNCG and are expected to participate in the life of UNCG.)
All students who have been admitted to UNCG automatically qualify for application to Residential College. Anyone who wishes to receive more information about the program is encouraged to write directly to the Residential College.
Residential College Courses (RCO)
101 English Composition I (3:3).
Designed to develop the student's ability to read with discrimination and write effectively. Seabrooke. [RD, CRD].
102 English Composition II (3:3).
Practice in writing responsible public discourse. Students write extended, informed arguments on issues of public concern. Attention to critical reading, effective use of evidence. Seabrooke. [RD, CRD].
108, 109, 208, 209 Residential College Core Course: The American Experience. First year: The Deep Roots through 1890. Second year: America and the Modern World: 1890-present.
The four semester series of courses is multi-disciplinary and is assigned credits in HP, AE, BL and SB areas. Sections offered for 1996-97 were:
208 American Experience 1890-1945. (3).
F. Arndt, Colbert, Malone, McArver, Ramsey.
209 American Experience, 1945-Present. (3).
F. Arndt, Colbert, Flood, Malone, McArver.
200 Residential College Seminars
Concentrated and in-depth seminars meeting College of Arts and Sciences and All-University Liberal Education Requirements and intended to complement the core program. Seminars are set up each year, each with 3 hours credit. Seminars for 1996-97 were:
112-01 College Algebra.
Sallez. [MT, CMT].
119-01 College Algebra.
Sallez. [MT, CMT]
133-01 Service Learning.
B. Carpenter. [E]
135-01 Examining the Art Object.
210-01 Religion, Ritual, and the Arts.
Krueger. [AE, CAE].
220W-01 Themes in Literature "and Justice for All."
McDonald. [BL, CBL].
222H-01 Detective Fiction.
F. Arndt. [BL, CBL]
223-01 Grail Literature.
F. Arndt. [BL, CBL].
230-01 Drama Appreciation.
Sarra. [FA, CFA].
255H-01 Introduction to Earth Science.
Lewis. [NS, CPS].
262-01 Non-Western Religions.
Orzech. [NW, CNW].
263-01 Religions of China.
Orzech. [NW, CNW]
271-01 American Social Problems.
Lindsay. [SB, CSB]
272H-01 Principles of Microeconomics.
Leyden. [SB, CSB]
301 Independent Study (3).
302 Advanced Study (3).
The College offers six programs of focused interdisciplinary study, each of which is firmly grounded in the liberal arts. These programs, designed and administered by faculty committees, are listed below.
In addition, when existing programs in the liberal arts do not meet certain academic needs, students may petition to pursue an interdisciplinary major that they design, in consultation with relevant faculty. Students interested in pursuing this possibility should first discuss it with relevant faculty and then consult with the Associate Dean of the College (Room 100, Foust Building). If the request seems justifiable, a faculty committee is appointed to work with the student in developing a program in an academically feasible and coherent manner. Upon the approval of that faculty committee and the Associate Dean, a self-designed interdisciplinary program of study is established as a major for the student, a faculty advisor is appointed, and the Director of Academic Advising and Support Services and the University Registrar are notified.
The Programs include:
Area I: A Global Approach to International Development (major or minor)
Area II: Inter-Cultural Studies (major or minor)
Area III: Regional Studies
- Russian Studies (major or minor)
- European Studies (second major or minor)
- African Studies (minor)
- Asian Studies (minor )
As with other programs, students must meet the liberal education requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences. See detailed listing of courses meeting each area requirement.
The program has several objectives:
Students who wish to propose a Special Program in Liberal Studies minor in African American Studies should contact the Director of African American Studies. The Director or members of the Committee will advise the student in the selection of courses to constitute the minor.
The undergraduate courses listed below focus almost entirely on issues, areas of knowledge, and concerns related to the black experience.
Special Programs in Liberal Studies
Linguistics exists as a major and a minor in Special Programs in Liberal Studies. The goal of Linguistics is to provide students with a very broad back ground in the formal study of language and, in particular, how linguistics articulates with other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Students in linguistics have many opportunities to study formal linguistic analysis as well as traditional disciplines of rhetoric, philosophy, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, philology, and nonverbal communication. A Linguistics major is a liberally educated individual who is prepared for graduate work in several disciplines as well as further study for careers in teaching, especially in language arts, foreign languages, and communication studies. Linguistics effectively serves as a second major for majors in anthropology, speech and language pathology, English, communication studies, a foreign language, and education of deaf children. Linguistics majors who also double major in English, French, Spanish, and education of deaf children may also pursue "A" licensure in these areas as well as licensure in teaching English as a second language.
Special Programs in Liberal Studies Major
Requirements for Combined Accelerated BA in Linguistics/MA in English
|Reasoning & Discourse (RD) required: ENG 101, RCO 101 or FMS 103 and PHI 211 (see B below)||
|See additional CLER area requirements and available AP credit||
|CSD 308 or EDC 240||
|PHI 211 (also meets part of CLER RD requirement)||
|12 hours chosen from : ATY 385, 585, 587;
CSD 306; CST 206, 502; ENG 260, 261, 510, 513, 553; CUI 525;
FRE 411; SPA 450
Total Undergraduate Requirements
Total Undergraduate Semester Hours
Senior Year (15 hours)
|ENG 601, 660||
|One course in critical theory||
|Two courses in literature||
Summer (6 hours)
|Electives (usually English or American literature)||
Graduate or 5th Year (15 hours)
|Two courses in rhetoric and composition Recommended: ENG 522, 695||
|One course in literature||
|ENG 661, 680||
Total MA Semester Hours
Faculty members affiliated with the Women's Studies Program are housed in departments throughout the College and Schools. Interested students should contact the program director, Jacquelyn White.
Special Programs in Liberal Studies Major