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3484 12/8/15, but department wants it active until Bachelor of Science or Arts in Mathematics-Statistics pending changes to STAT 3494W are approved.
CLAS The requirements for the B.S. or B.A. in Mathematics-Statistics degree are 36 credits at the 2000-level or above in Mathematics and Statistics (in addition to MATH 2110Q or 2130Q), with at least 12 credits in each department.
The required courses for the Mathematics-Statistics major are MATH 2210Q or 3210 or (2143Q and 2144Q); 2410Q (or 2144Q); and STAT 3375Q and 3445.
To satisfy the Writing in the Major and Information Literacy competencies, all students must pass one of the following Commented [HM79]: Archived courses: MATH 2194W, 2720W, 2794W, 3796W, or STAT 3494W.
A minor in Statistics is described in the “Minors” section.
Structural Biology and Biophysics This B.S. program emphasizes the physical and chemical foundations of molecular biology. A total of 36 credits at the 2000-level or above from the following courses are required for the major.
Required courses MATH 2110Q or 2130Q; MATH 2410Q or 2420Q; CHEM 2443 and 2444; CHEM 3563 and 3564; CHEM 2445 or 3565W; MCB 3010 or 2000 and 4026W; MCB 4008 or 5038 or Special Topics: MCB 3895 (with Biophysics Program approval); MCB 4009 Recommended courses Commented [HM80]: MCB 2413 dropped in 2014 MCB 2210, 2410, 2413, 2610, 3201, 3412, 3421, 3617, 3635, 3899, 4026W, 4997W, 5035; CHEM 3332, 4551; CSE 1100; MATH 3210 Commented [HM81]: MCB 3635 archived (5 YR) To satisfy the writing in the major and information literacy competency requirements, all students must take one of the following courses: MCB 3841W, 4026W, 4997W; CHEM 3170W, 4196W; or any W course approved for this major.
Urban and Community Studies The undergraduate major in Urban and Community Studies is an interdisciplinary program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a focus on educating citizens on the multiple dimensions of urban and community life and preparing students for careers in public and community service as well as graduate study in social work, public administration, law, planning, public health, or other related areas.
The major has three parts. First, students receive a broad education in the study of cities, suburbs, neighborhoods and communities through core courses in three fields drawn from Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology, and Urban and Community Studies. Second, students acquire a solid foundation in analytical techniques such as statistical analysis, survey research, geographic information systems, qualitative methods, or archival research. Finally, students take additional electives in order to broaden their academic training or to develop a deeper specialization in selected areas.
Requirements of the major URBN 2000, 4000/W Three of the following with no more than one per department (cross-listed courses count towards the non-URBN department): ECON 2439, 2456; GEOG/URBN 3200; GEOG 2000, 2400, 4210; HIST/URBN 3541; HIST 3554; HIST/AFRA 3564; HIST 3674/LLAS 3220; POLS 3842 or PP 3031; POLS/URBN 3632/W; PP 4034; SOCI 3901/URBN 3275; SOCI 3425; 3911; URBN 3000.
One of the following: ECON 2327; GEOG 2500, 3500Q; POLS 2072Q; PP/URBN 2100; PP 3010; SOCI 3201; STAT 2215Q; URBN 2301Q, 2302.
Two additional courses selected from group 2, group 3, or the following list: ANTH 3150; ECON 2328, 2431, 3431; ECON/URBN 3439; EDLR 3547/W; ENGL 3235W; GEOG 4200W; HIST 3102, 3520; HIST Commented [HM82]: CLAS 2/9/16 3530/AASI 3578; HIST/AFRA/HRTS 3563; HIST/AFRA 3568; HIST/URBN 3650; HDFS 2001, 3110;, 3510, 3530, 3540; INTD 3584; LLAS 3270/POLS 3662; POLS/AFRA 3642; POLS/HRTS 3212; POLS 2622, 3406, 3617, 3847; PP 3001, 3020, 3033, 4033, PP 3033/AFRA 3033/ POLS 3633; SOCI/HRTS 3429;
Commented [HM83]: Pending number change (to SOCI 3459/HDFS 3240; SOCI 2301, 3501, 3521, 3601, 3907; SOCI/AFRA/HRTS 3825; SOCI SOCI 2907); CLAS 3/24/15 3903/URBN 3276; URBN 3981/URBN 3991 (3 credits combined) or INTD 3594; URBN 3993, 3995, 3998, Commented [HM84]: CLAS 11/17/15: Add GEW, 4999.
OG 2000, 2400; ANTH 3150; and POLS 3406. Other In order to assure a breadth of experience, students are encouraged to take courses which include content in each of the changes editorial CLAS following areas: change over time, structural and spatial dimensions, diversity, power and decision-making, and political and social processes. One unique option for students is to enroll in the 15 credit Urban Semester Program, which provides major credit for two courses INTD 3584 and 3594.
Students interested in pursuing a program in Urban and Community Studies are advised to complete 1000-level courses in the social sciences which may be prerequisites for courses in Urban and Community Studies. These include, but are not limited to, GEOG/URBN 1200; ECON 1201; POLS 1602; PP 1001; SOCI 1001, 1251; STAT 1000Q/1100Q; and URBN 1300W. They should also plan on enrolling in URBN 2000 as soon as possible.
The writing within the major requirement can be met by taking any of the following courses: ECON 2328W; GEOG 4200W; HIST/URBN 3541W; POLS/URBN 3632W; PP 3020W; SOCI 3429W; SOCI 3459W/HDFS 3240W; SOCI Commented [HM85]: Pending number change (to 3521W, 3601W; SOCI 3901W/URBN 3275W; SOCI 3903W/URBN 3276W; SOCI 3907W; URBN 2000W, 4000W or any 2000-level or above W course approved for this major. Students should be aware, however, that availability of SOCI 2907W); CLAS 3/24/15 specific W courses varies by campus. The information literacy requirements are met by successfully completing URBN 2000.
A minor in Urban and Community Studies is described in the “Minors” section.
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program is a flexible interdisciplinary academic program devoted to pursuit of knowledge concerning women and the critical analysis of the production of gender and sexuality within transnational and cross-cultural contexts. Combining the methods and insights of traditional academic disciplines with the special insights of feminist studies, gender studies, and sexuality studies, our courses focus on understanding the origins of and changes in diverse cultural and social arrangements. The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major is broad as well as flexible.
The Program is committed to a vision of people of diverse sexualities and genders that is truly transnational and cross-cultural and that recognizes the diversity of sexual and gender desires, practices, and identifications, as well as racial, ethnic, class and religious differences.
The Program prepares students to employ critical learning in their private lives, in their public roles as citizens and as members of the work force, and enhances their ability to advocate for gender and sexual justice. Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies fosters interdisciplinary breadth and critical thinking and thus opens the way to a wide variety of career choices and graduate programs. Our students are flourishing in social service agencies, business, law, education, and journalism, and employers appreciate the broad interdisciplinary perspective of a Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies education.
Core Courses Students are required to pass the following Core Courses: One 1000-level WGSS Introductory Course; WGSS 3265W;
WGSS 2250 or PHIL 3218; WGSS 3891/3894; WGSS 4994W.
Supporting Courses Students are required to pass five 2000-level or above Supporting Courses (15 credits). At least three of these courses will be Women’s, Gender, and Sexual Studies or cross-listed courses. Two of the five supporting courses may include cross-listed courses that cover special topics relevant to feminist scholarship in various departments. Such cross-listed courses will be applied to the major with approval of the Program Director or Academic Advisor.
Students may choose one or more of the following emphases to focus their field of study: Gender and Globalization/Transnational Feminisms; Sexualities; Gender, Science, and Health; or Arts, History, and Culture. These four emphases can readily reflect individual interests or complement a course of study in a second major. Participation in a defined emphasis is not required.
Related Courses Students must pass an additional 12 credits at the 2000-level or above in fields closely related to the major. No required course in the major or in the related area may be taken pass/fail.
General Education Competencies Information Literacy and Writing in the Major: Passing the core courses WGSS 3265W and WGSS 4994W will fulfill these competencies.
CLAS A minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is described in the “Minors” section.
Alternative Areas of Study Asian and Asian American Studies Institute. The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute is a leading East Coast multidisciplinary research and teaching program that reflects the heterogeneity of both Asian American Studies and Asian America. Although the primary focus of the Institute is upon experiences of people of Asian ancestry in America, attention is also given to the study of Asia, since Asian informs the Asian American Experience.
The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute has nationally recognized holdings on the Japanese American Interment and the Fred Ho Collection. The Institute has hosted a number of national initiatives. The Institute’s commitment to community engagement is apparent in its programming, such as the annual Nazrul Conference and “Day of Remembrance” Lecture.
The Institute offers courses and the description of a minor in Asian American Studies is listed in the “Minors” section of this Catalog.
For further information, contact the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, Beach Hall, Room 416, (860) 486-4751 or visit their website at http://asianamerican.uconn.edu/.
Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies. Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (CLCS) is for students who like literature but do not wish to major in English or in a single language offered by the Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages. It is an individualized major in Literature itself. The program draws on all departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and works in conjunction with European Studies, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Medieval Studies, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for Contemporary African Studies, the Center for Asian Studies and the School of Fine Arts, Film Studies, Mideast Studies and Judaic Studies.
For further information, contact the Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies Program, Oak Hall East SSHB, Room 207; firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at http://languages.uconn.edu/programs/clcs/.
El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o Caribbean and Latin American Studies. On July 1, 2012 the University of Connecticut inaugurated El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies, a new research institute in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The institute is a merger and revision of all the constituent elements of the former Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the former Institute of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies.
Offering degrees grounded in both traditional disciplinary and interdisciplinary methodologies, El Instituto is at the forefront of new ways of thinking about hemispheric Latina/o disaporas, U.S. Latina/os, Latin American and Caribbean societies and U.S./Latin American relations related to coloniality, race, migration, education, media, economics, health, cultural studies and human rights. The institute, located on the second floor of the Ryan Building provides a central place for research, scholarship, and academic programs uniting over 60 scholars at the University of Connecticut. It also offers linkages to local, regional, national and hemispheric academic communities and areas of investigation with a historical research focus on the life of Latino and Puerto Rican communities in New England.
El Instituto plays prominent roles in national organizations and its faculty are active in research consortia throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. It has a formal collaborative relationship with the university library and its dedicated librarian and curator for the significant holdings in U.S. Latino, Latin American and Caribbean materials. Endowed funds help procure new primary materials for the collection and sponsor the annual Eyzaguirre and Mead lecture series that bring renowned scholars to campus for talks and workshops.