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Interdisciplinary Studies - Requirements for the Major (BA)

Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Areas of Emphasis

Self-Directed

Supporting Courses, 11-12 credits

Entrance Seminar, required:

  • IST 106                  Adult Learning Entrance Seminar, 2 credits

Communication, choose one:

  • COMM 133          Fundamentals of Public Address, 3 credits
    COMM 336          Theories of the Interview, 3 credits

Mathematics, choose one:

  • BUS ADM 215     Introduction to Business Statistics, 3 credits
  • COMM SCI 205   Social Science Statistics, 4 credits
  • MATH 101           Intermediate Algebra, 3 credits (or more advanced math level or placement per WMPT exam)
  • MATH 260            Introductory Statistics, 4 credits

English Composition, required:

  • ENG COMP 105  Expository Writing, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 36 credits

Critical Thinking, choose one:

  • 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

Humanities, choose 6 credits:

  • 300- or 400-level courses in the following disciplines/units:  English, History, Humanistic Studies, Philosophy, FNS 372, FNS 374

Natural Science, choose 6 credits:

  • 300- or 400-level courses in the following disciplines/units:  Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Physics, NUT SCI 300, NUT SCI 302

Social Science, choose 6 credits:

  • 300- or 400-level courses in the following disciplines/units:  Anthropology, Community Sciences, Economics, Geography, Human Development, Political Science, Psychology, Public and Environmental Affairs, Social Change and Development, Sociology, Urban and Regional Studies

Concentration, choose 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.

Capstone, required:

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

Organizational Communication

Supporting Courses, 17-18 credits

Entrance Seminar, required:

  • IST 106                  Adult Learning Entrance Seminar, 2 credits

Communication, required:

  • 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

Mathematics, choose one:

  • BUS ADM 215     Introduction to Business Statistics, 3 credits
  • COMM SCI 205   Social Science Statistics, 4 credits
  • MATH 101           Intermediate Algebra, 3 credits (or more advanced math level or placement per WMPT exam)
  • MATH 260            Introductory Statistics, 4 credits

English Composition, required:

  • ENG COMP 105    Expository Writing, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 36 credits

Critical Thinking, choose one:

  • 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

Humanities, choose 6 credits:

  • 300- or 400-level courses in the following disciplines/units:  English, History, Humanistic Studies, Philosophy, FNS 372, FNS 374

Natural Science, choose 6 credits:

  • 300- or 400-level courses in the following disciplines/units:  Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Physics, NUT SCI 300, NUT SCI 302

Social Science, choose 6 credits:

  • 300- or 400-level courses in the following disciplines/units:  Anthropology, Community Sciences, Economics, Geography, Human Development, Political Science, Psychology, Public and Environmental Affairs, Social Change and Development, Sociology, Urban and Regional Studies

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

Capstone, required:

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

Emergency Management

Supporting Courses, 11-12 credits

Entrance Seminar, required:

  • IST 106                  Adult Learning Entrance Seminar, 2 credits

Communication, choose one:

  • COMM 133        Fundamentals of Public Address, 3 credits
  • COMM 336        Theories of the Interview, 3 credits

Mathematics, choose one:

  • BUS ADM 215     Introduction to Business Statistics, 3 credits
  • COMM SCI 205   Social Science Statistics, 4 credits
  • MATH 101           Intermediate Algebra, 3 credits (or more advanced math level or placement per WMPT exam)
  • MATH 260            Introductory Statistics, 4 credits

English Composition, required:

  • ENG COMP 105      Expository Writing, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 36 credits

Critical Thinking, choose one:

  • 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

Humanities, choose 6 credits:

  • 300- or 400-level courses in the following disciplines/units:  English, History, Humanistic Studies, Philosophy, FNS 372, FNS 374

Natural Science, choose 6 credits:

  • 300- or 400-level courses in the following disciplines/units:  Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Physics, NUT SCI 300, NUT SCI 302

Social Science, choose 6 credits:

  • 300- or 400-level courses in the following disciplines/units:  Anthropology, Community Sciences, Economics, Geography, Human Development, Political Science, Psychology, Public and Environmental Affairs, Social Change and Development, Sociology, Urban and Regional Studies

Emergency Management, choose 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

Capstone, required:

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