Sep 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Arts Studies, B.A.


About the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Arts Studies


The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts Studies is a unique program for students who wish to study multiple fields in equivalent depth. As an interdisciplinary liberal arts degree, it requires similar but slightly different general requirements as the Bachelor of Arts degree. Instead of a major and minor, the student selects three fields of specialization, each of which meets the minimum requirements of a departmental or interdisciplinary minor. Together, the three fields form a coherent concentration of interest to the student that is unavailable elsewhere in the university as an organized program of study. For more information on specific requirements, visit the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts  section of the catalog.

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 16

Spring


Total: 15

Second Year


Fall


  • Foreign Language 3 Semester Credit Hours
    OR
  • Interdisciplinary Arts Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  •  

  • VPA 1302 - Global Dialogues: Connections through the Arts 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Political Science 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Field of Specialization One 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Life & Physical Sciences 4 Semester Credit Hours *
Total: 16

Spring


  • Political Science 3 Semester Credit Hours *

 

  • Foreign Language 3 Semester Credit Hours
    OR
  • Interdisciplinary Arts Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours

 

  • Creative Arts Core 3 Semester Credit Hours
    OR
  • General/Interdisciplinary Arts Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours

 

  • Field of Specialization Two 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Life & Physical Sciences 4 Semester Credit Hours *
Total: 16

Third Year


Fall


  • General or Interdisciplinary Arts Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Interdisciplinary Arts Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Field of Specialization One 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Field of Specialization Two 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Field of Specialization Three 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 15

Spring


  • Interdisciplinary Arts Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Field of Specialization Three 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Field of Specialization One 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Field of Specialization Two 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Field of Specialization Three 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 15

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Field of Specialization One 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Field of Specialization Two 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Field of Specialization Three 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Field of Specialization Three 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Interdisciplinary Arts Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 15

Spring


  • Field of Specialization One 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Field of Specialization Two 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Field of Specialization Three 3 Semester Credit Hours
  •  

  • VPA 4110 - Capstone Seminar: Interdisciplinary Arts 1 Semester Credit Hours AND
  • 4000-level Independent Study
    (for a total of 3 Semester Credit Hours)
Total: 12

Total Hours: 120


* Choose from the university’s core curriculum .

Entering students are expected to have had four semesters credit of a single foreign language in high school. Students who do not meet this requirement will be required to complete one year (or the equivalent) of a single foreign language taken at the college level. For more information, refer to the “Foreign Language Requirement ” in the Academic Requirements  section of the catalog.

Fulfills core Social Sciences Requirement.

§ Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture Requirement, and Multicultural Requirement.