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Bachelor of Arts. The B.A. degree requires 24 credits in 2000-level or above geography courses and 12 credits of related course work in other departments. B.A. majors must complete a basic core of 3 courses: GEOG 2100 or 2200, Commented [HM40]: GEOG 3300 archived 2300, and one methods course (choice of GEOG 2500, 2510, 3110, 3300, 3500Q, or 3510), and 15 additional credits, including at least one “W” course in geography chosen in consultation with their departmental advisor.
Bachelor of Sciences. The B.S. degree requires 31 credits in 2000 or higher level geography courses and 12 credits of closely related course work in other departments. B.S. majors must complete a basic core of 6 courses: GEOG 2100, Commented [HM41]: GEOG 4520 archived 2300, 2500, 2505, 3500Q, 3510, and one methods course (choice of GEOG 2510, 3110, 3300, 3505, 4520) and 6 additional credits, including at least one “W” course in geography chosen in consultation with their departmental advisor.
The writing in the major requirement for Geography can be met by passing any of the following geography courses:
GEOG 3320W, 3330W, 4110W, or 4200W.
The information literacy requirement in Geography can be met by passing any of the following geography courses GEOG 3320W, 3330W, 4110W, or 4200W.
The computer technology exit requirement in Geography can be met by passing one of the following courses: GEOG 2500, 2510, 3110, 3300, 3500Q, or 3510.
A minor in Geographic Information Science is described in the “Minors” section.
Geoscience The major in Geoscience is designed for students interested in the science of the Earth, with special emphasis on environmental change over geologic time scales, natural hazards, rocks and fossils, planetary science, paleoclimate variability, surface processes, mountain building, and the link between Earth’s physicochemical conditions and the evolution of life. Students may obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree.
Geoscience majors (B.A. and B.S.) must successfully complete the following course of study:
I. All of the following core courses: GSCI 3010, 3020, 3030, 3040.
II. One of the following capstone courses: GSCI 4050W, 4996W.
III. At least 14 additional credits of 3000-level and 4000-level GSCI courses. No more than 3 credits can be from GSCI 4989, 4990, 4991, 4999.
IV. At least 12 credits at the 2000-level or above in related areas. The suitability of courses will be determined by the student’s advisor. Courses cross-listed with geoscience courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
Geoscience majors satisfy the writing in the major, information literacy competency, and computer technology competency requirements by passing GSCI 4050W or GSCI 4996W.
A minor in Geoscience is described in the “Minors” section.
History The study of history aims at the understanding and disciplined reconstruction of past human activities, institutions, ideas, and aspirations in the light of present knowledge and in the hope of usefulness for the future. History belongs both to the humanities and to the social sciences. It is studied both for its own sake and for the light it throws on the present problems and future prospects of particular societies and of humankind in general.
A major in history in combination with work in foreign languages, philosophy, literature, and the social sciences provides a broad foundation for informed citizenship. History majors find employment in many fields of human endeavor from arts and business to public service and education. Specialization in history is especially valuable as pre-professional training for law, government, diplomacy, and journalism and for library, archival, and museum administration.
Requirements for the Major in History: Undergraduate majors are required to take at least 27 credits at the 2000-level CLAS or above, which must include one three-credit course from each of Groups A, B, and C, and two three-credit courses from Group D. All majors must take HIST 2100 in the semester following their declaration as majors, and all majors except Honors students must take HIST 4994W in their senior year. Honors students should take in sequence 4999 and 4997W. Under certain circumstances and with advisor approval, honors majors may substitute 4994W for 4999. With the consent of the undergraduate major’s advisor, graduate level courses may be used to fulfill the distribution requirement. HIST 2100 and 4994W satisfy the information literacy competency. HIST 4994W or 4997W satisfy the writing in the major requirements.
Group A - Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern: HIST 3300 (ANTH 3513), 3301 (CAMS 3253), 3320 (CAMS 3254), 3325 (CAMS 3255), 3330 (CAMS 3256, HEJS 3218), 3335 (CAMS 3250), 3340 (CAMS 3243), 3350, 3360, 3361, 3370, 3371, 3400, 3420, 3460, 3470, 3704.
Group B - Modern Europe: HIST 2206 (SCI 2206), 2240, 2401, 2402, 3201 (HRTS 3201), 3203 (HDFS 3423), 3205, Commented [HM42]: HIST 3413 archived (5-YR) 3207 (HRTS 3207), 3412, 3413, 3416 (WGSS 3416), 3418 (HEJS 3203), 3421, 3426, 3430, 3440, 3451, 3456, 3463, 3471.
Commented [HM43]: HIST 3204 (non W version Group C - United States: HIST 2206 (SCI 2206), 3201 (HRTS 3201), 3204/W, 3206, 3502, 3504, 3510, 3516, 3519, 3520, 3522, 3530 (AASI 3578), 3531 (AASI 3531), 3540, 3541 (URBN 3541), 3542, 3544 (MAST 3544), 3550, 3551, only) archived (5-YR) 3554, 3555, 3560 (WGSS 3560), 3561 (WGSS 3561), 3562 (WGSS 3562), 3563 (AFRA 3563, HRTS 3563), 3564 (AFRA 3564), 3568 (AFRA 3568), 3570, 3575 (LLAS 3221, HRTS 3221), 3660W (LLAS 3660W), 3674 (LLAS 3220).
Either HIST 3520 or 3522, but not both, may be counted for credit toward the major.
Commented [HM44]: AFRA 3224 archived Group D - Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Middle East: AFRA 3224; HIST 3201 (HRTS 3201), 3202 (HRTS 3202), 3206, 3575 (LLAS 3221, HRTS 3221), 3607, 3608W, 3609, 3610, 3619 (AFRA 3619, LLAS 3619), 3620 (5-YR) (AFRA 3620), 3621, 3622 (AFRA 3622, LLAS 3622, WGSS 3622), 3635, 3640, 3643, 3660W (LLAS 3660W), 3674 (LLAS 3220), 3704, 3705, 3712, 3752 (AFRA 3752), 3753 (AFRA 3753), 3760, 3808 (AASI 3808), 3809 (AASI 3809), 3812 (AASI 3812), 3822, 3832, 3863, 3875 (AASI 3875, LLAS 3875).
Courses with Variable Content (HIST 3095, 3098, 3100W, 3101W, 3102, 3991, 3993, 4989, 4994W, 4997W, 4999, or a graduate level History course) may be applied to any of the four distribution groups as determined by course content and with Advisor consent. No more than six credits of HIST 3991 will count toward the major requirements.
A minor in History is described in the “Minors” section.
Human Development and Family Studies Students in the Human Development and Family Studies major must complete the following requirements: HDFS 1070;
PSYC 1100, 1103 (or 1101); SOCI 1001 or HDFS 1060; and STAT 1000Q or STAT 1100Q (Note: These courses may also fulfill University General Education requirements.) Students must meet the computer technology, information literacy, and writing competency requirements through satisfactory completion of HDFS 2004W and one of the following HDFS 3311/W, 3540/W, 4007W, 4087W, or 4181W.
The major in Human Development and Family Studies requires 4643 credits at the 2000-level or above including 3431 credits in Human Development and Family Studies and 12 credits in courses related to but outside the major department.
A student completing requirements for a major must have a grade point average of 2.0 or better in the credits that count toward the major in Human Development and Family Studies. Students are allowed much flexibility in tailoring their major to meet their particular interests and educational goals. Most students choose to focus their work in one or more of the following concentrations: Early Childhood Development and Education, Childhood and Adolescence, Family Relationships: Services and Counseling, Family in Society: Social Policy and Planning, Adult Development and Aging This major must include all of the following required courses: HDFS 2001, 2004W, 2100, 2200, and 2300 and one of the following 4007W, 4087W or 4181W.
This major must include the completion of one of the following courses: HDFS 3520, 3530, 3540, 3550.
This major must include completion of one of the following courses as a second W: 3311W, 3540W, 4007W, 4087W, or 4181W.
This major also must include at least 12 credits from the following courses. HDFS 3042, 3083*, 3087, 3092**, 3095, 3098, 3101, 3102, 3103, 3110, 3120, 3122, 3123, 3125, 3240, 3249, 3250, 3252, 3261, 3268, 3277, 3310, 3311/W, 3319, 3340, 3341, 3342, 3343, 3420, 3421, 3423, 3430, 3431, 3433, 3442, 3473, 3510, 3520, 3530, 3540/W, 3550, 4004, 40974007W, 4255. These 12 credits may include elections from among the four courses listed above (HDFS 3520, 3530, Commented [HM45]: CLAS C&C 10/13/15 3540/W, 3550), if not applied to satisfaction of the foregoing requirement.
CLAS * No more than 6 credits can be counted toward the 12 selected credits.
** No more than 3 credits can be counted toward the 12 selected credits.
Minors A minor in Gerontology is administered under the auspices of the Center on Aging. Please refer to its description in the “Minors” section of this Catalog.
Honors Program The Human Development and Family Studies Honors Program offers motivated students a way of enhancing their studies while providing distinction to their academic records through more in-depth study and the opportunity for independent projects or research. Human Development and Family Studies majors with an overall GPA of 3.2 or higher and a GPA in the major of 3.5 or higher are eligible to apply to the Honors Program in Human Development and Family Studies. Students should apply as early as possible, and applications will not be accepted after the first semester of a student’s junior year. Honors Scholars who complete the required honors course work and an approved honors thesis project, as well as maintain the required GPA, will graduate with a degree with Honors. For more information on this program, contact the Human Development and Family Studies Honors Advisor.
Human Rights The field of concentration in Human Rights gives students an understanding of the legal instruments, norms, and institutions that constitute contemporary human rights law, as well as the social movements, cultural practices, and literary and artistic representations that have and continue to imagine the human rights ethic in various ways. In recent years, the human rights dimensions of many of the most vexing and pertinent issues at the global, national, and local level have gained prominence - including the problems of environmental deterioration, economic inequality, and ethnic and religious conflict. Students who major in Human Rights will be better equipped not only to understand the complex nature of these and other issues, but also to develop and pursue novel approaches toward a better world. In addition to studying the manifold histories, theories, and practices of human rights in a systematic and comprehensive manner, students majoring in Human Rights will also develop more specialized methodological and topical expertise in a second discipline.
To complete the Major in Human Rights, students are required to maintain and to complete an additional, primary major offered in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or an additional degree program offered in another University School or College. For students completing a double major within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a minimum of 48 credits without overlap is required to earn both majors and students will receive one degree appropriate to their primary major. For students completing a dual degree, at least 30 degree credits more than the degree with the higher minimum-credit requirement must be completed (a minimum of 150 credits) and students will receive a Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights along with another degree appropriate to their second program.
It is recommended that Human Rights majors declare their primary major by the end of their third semester.
Recommended: HRTS 1007 Requirements for the Major in Human Rights: Undergraduate majors must complete a total of 36 credits: 9 credits of core courses with at least one course in each of groups A, B and C; 12 credits of elective courses from the lists of core courses or elective courses; 12 credits of related courses as approved by the Director of the Human Rights Major; and HRTS 4291 or 4996W.