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Interdisciplinary Studies - Requirements for the Major (BAS)

Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Areas of Emphasis

Self-Directed, 32 credits

Supporting Course, 2 credits

  • IST 106                Adult Learning Entrance Seminar, 2 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 30 credits

Concentration, 12 credits:
The concentration provides an opportunity to develop competence in an area of application.  The concentration consists of 300- and 400-level courses that are approved by an academic adviser.

Critical Thinking, 3 credits:
One of these:

  • ECON 307            History of Economic Thought, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 424      The Development of Creative and Critical Thinking, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 301         Applied Theoretical Ethics, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 401         Plato and Aristotle, 3 credits

Capstone Course, 3 credits:
IST 400                Capstone: Synthesis and Assessment of Learning, 3 credits

Elective Courses, 12 credits

Organizational Communication, 35 credits

Supporting Courses, 11 credits

Communication, 9 credits:

  • COMM 133             Fundamentals of Public Address, 3 credits
  • COMM 280             Business and Professional Communication Skills, 3 credits
  • COMM 282             Principles of Public Relations/Corporate Communication, 3 credits

Entrance Seminar, 2 credits:

  • IST 106                  Adult Learning Entrance Seminar, 2 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 24 credits

Organizational Communication, 12 credits:

  • COMM 333             Persuasion and Argumentation, 3 credits
  • COMM 335             Organizational Communication, 3 credits
  • COMM 336             Theories of the Interview, 3 credits
  • COMM 480             Cases in Communications and Media Management, 3 credits

Critical Thinking, 3 credits:
One of these:

  • ECON 307            History of Economic Thought, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 424      The Development of Creative and Critical Thinking, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 301         Applied Theoretical Ethics, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 401         Plato and Aristotle, 3 credits

Capstone, 3 credits:

  • IST 400                Capstone: Synthesis and Assessment of Learning, 3 credits

Elective Courses, 6 credits

Emergency Management, 32 credits

Supporting Course, 2 credits

  • IST 106       Adult Learning Entrance Seminar, 2 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 30 credits

Choose four of the following courses, 12 credits:

  • PU EN AF 335             Principles and Practices of Emergency Management, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 336             Strategic Emergency Preparedness, Planning, and Implementation, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 337             Disaster Response Operations and Management, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 338             Disaster Recovery, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 339             Political and Policy Dimensions of Emergency Management, 3 credits

Critical Thinking, 3 credits:
One of these:

  • ECON 307            History of Economic Thought, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 424      The Development of Creative and Critical Thinking, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 301         Applied Theoretical Ethics, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 401         Plato and Aristotle, 3 credits

Capstone Course, 3 credits:

  • IST 400                Capstone: Synthesis and Assessment of Learning, 3 credits

Elective Courses, 12 credits

Interdisciplinary Studies Program