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  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies Major, BIS


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Interdisciplinary Studies - Depth Studies

Depth Studies require a 36 semester-hour (SH) specialization that includes six (6) SH in courses labeled IDS and a minimum of 30 SH of courses in the WSSU catalog from the academic programs cited below which includes required pre-requisite courses and/or related courses from the same. Students select their courses from the chosen academic department based on their needs and goals and course prerequisites.

Students are required to complete 30 SH in one of the Depth Study areas, with at least In addition, students must complete CSC 1306 (Computer and Its Use I) or demonstrate competency in basic computer applications through other approved courses, “challenging” the final exam in CSC 1306.

The courses in the depth-study may not be transferred from two-year institutions, and at least one of the courses taken must be at the 4000 (senior) level.  17 SH (of the 30) must be at either the 3000 or 4000 level.  No course counted toward the degree may duplicate a course previously taken from any institution. Traditional Depth Studies, available on campus, include the following:    

ART                                              A minimum of 30 SH from the Art Pathway in the WSSU Catalog of those 20 SH must be in 3000-4000 level courses.

BIOLOGY                                      A minimum of 30 SH from the Biology Pathway in the WSSU Catalog of those 20 SH must be in 3000-4000 level courses.

CHEMISTRY                                  A minimum of 30 SH from the Chemistry Pathway in the WSSU Catalog of those 20 SH must be in 3000-4000 level courses.

GERONTOLOGY                             A minimum of 30 SH from the Gerontology Pathway in the WSSU Catalog of those 20 SH must be in 3000-4000 level courses.

HISTORY                                      A minimum of 30 SH from the History Pathway in the WSSU Catalog of those 20 SH must be in 3000-4000 level courses.

INTEGRATIVE STUDIES Pathway (online)

JUSTICE STUDIES                              A minimum of 30 SH from the Justice Studies Pathway in the WSSU Catalog of those 20 SH must be in 3000-4000 level courses.

MASS COMMUNICATIONS          A minimum of 30 SH from the Mass Communications Pathway in the WSSU Catalog of those 20 SH must be in 3000-4000 level courses.

MATHEMATICS                                 A minimum of 30 SH from the Mathematic Pathway in the WSSU Catalog of those 20 SH must be in 3000-4000 level courses.

MUSIC                                                  A minimum of 30 SH from the Music Pathway in the WSSU Catalog of those 20 SH must be in 3000-4000 level courses.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION                   A minimum of 30 SH from the Physical Education Pathway in the WSSU Catalog of those 20 SH must be in 3000-4000 level courses.

PSYCHOLOGY                                     A minimum of 30 SH from the Psychology Pathway in the WSSU Catalog of those 20 SH must be in 3000-4000 level courses.

SOCIOLOGY                                        A minimum of 30 SH from the Sociology Pathway in the WSSU Catalog of those 20 SH must be in 3000-4000 level courses.

 

 

INTEGRATIVE STUDIES Pathway (online)

ART 2306 AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART

 

PHI 2301 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

 

IDS 3310 NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES I

 

IDS 3323 CULTURES OF THE SPANISH-SPEAKING WORLD

IDS 3383 TOPICS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

 

IDS 4370 RESEARCH IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

 

IDS 4371 THE AMERICAN SOUTH IN POPULAR CULTURE

SOC 3343 CULTURAL DIVERSITY

 

SOC 4311 SOCIOLOGY OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN

 

MUS 3339 AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC

 

MUS 3340 NON-WESTERN MUSIC

ENG 3321 GRAMMARS OF ENGLISH

 

ENG 3347 TOPICS IN LANGUAGE &LITERATURE

 

ENG 3381 BLACK WRITERS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE

URBAN STUDIES A minimum of 30 SH from the Urban Studies Pathway in the WSSU Catalog of those 20 SH must be in 3000-4000 level courses.

Required Courses:

IDS 2301: Introduction to Urban Studies (3 hrs)

IDS 43xx: Urban Studies Seminar (3 hrs)

IDS 43xx: Urban Studies Internship (3 hrs)

  • Pick 7 courses from the approved Urban Studies Course offerings (see below).
  • 5 of these courses must be at the 33xx or 43xx level.

 

Course Offerings:

AAS 4302: Race and Economics in the USA

ECO 3320: Global Economic Systems

ECO 3332: Economic Growth and Development

EDU 2334: Education, Culture and Society

GEO 2315: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

GEO 2313: Environmental Geography

GEO 3311: Urban Geography

HED 2306: Understanding Health Disparities in the US

HIS 3345: Blacks in Urban America Since 1945

HIS 3361: Urban History

HIS 4328: Victorian Justice

IDS 2301:  Introduction to Urban Studies

IDS 4373:  Internship in Urban Studies

IDS 4375:  Urban Studies Seminar

IDS 4370: Research in Interdisciplinary Studies

JUS 3344: Political Economy of Justice

JUS 3347: Drugs, Crime and Justice

JUS 3382: Class, Race, Gender and Justice

JUS 4330: Social Justice

POS 2316: State and Local Government

POS 3341: International Relations

POS 3366: Introduction to Public Administration

POS 3371: Urban Politics

SOC 2302: Health and Society: General Sociology

SOC 2336: Social Problems

SOC 3307: Social Psychology

SOC 3314: Social Anthropology

SOC 3323: Population Problems and Human Ecology

SOC 3343: Cultural Diversity

SOC 4317: Urban Communities

SOC 4333: Social Stratification

SOC 4364: Race and Culture

SOW 3363: Introduction to Social Work

SOW 3370: Human Behavior and the Social Environment I

SOW 4340: Human Behavior and the Social Environment II

 

* Other depth Studies may be possible through arrangement with the department or school. No majors conferring licensure or certification are eligible to serve as depth studies.

African and African American Studies

Mission

Formally institutionalized in the American academy in the last half of the twentieth century, African and African American Studies is a vibrant and dynamic discipline that creates new knowledge about the world and human existence through the critical and comprehensive study of the peoples, cultures, and ideas of Africa and the African diaspora.  The Bachelor of Arts in African and African American Studies is comprised of core courses as well as courses from various areas of specialization.  A minor in African and African American Studies is also an option for students.

Objectives

  1. To provide students with a broad and deep understanding of histories, cultures, and ideas of African and persons of African Descent across space and time.
  2. To provide student with opportunities to explore and advance novel forms of interdisciplinary scholarship that contribute to the formation of new theories and methods for understanding the world and human experience.
  3. To help students explore and examine key intellectual figures, ideas, and themes in the discipline.
  4. To analyze central disciplinary questions and debates, prominent theoretical and methodological frameworks used by scholars in the discipline.
  5. To explore and examine forms of interdisciplinary scholarship that form and inform the production and reproduction of knowledge.

 

Major Requirements – African and African-American Studies Major, BA

ENG 3311 – Studies in African American Literature

ENG 4344 – African American Cultural Texts: 1965 – Present

ENG 4328 – African American Women Writers

 

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