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Core Courses A. Institutions and Laws HIST/HRTS 3202; HRTS 3200/W, 3420; POLS/HRTS 3212; SOCI/HRTS 3831 B. History, Philosophy, and Theory ECON 3128; ENGL/HRTS 3631; HIST/HRTS 3201, 3207; PHIL/HRTS 3220/W; POLS/HRTS 3042 C. Applications and Methods BADM 3252 or BLAW 3252; BADM 3254 or BLAW 3254 or HRTS 3254; DRAM/HRTS 3139; ENGR 3257 or HRTS 3257; HRTS 3149/W, 3250/W, 3475; POLS/HRTS 3256/W, 3428, 3430; SOCI/HRTS 3835/W, 3837/W CLAS Elective Courses ANTH/HRTS 3028/W, 3153W; ANTH 3150/W; ANTH/WGSS 3350; ARTH /HRTS 3575; ECON 2126, 2127/W, 3473/W; ENGL/HRTS 3619; ENGL 3629; HIST/AASI 3531; HIST/WGSS 3562; HIST/HRTS/AFRA 3563; HIST 3100W, 3570; any HRTS course numbered 2000 or above; LLAS/HRTS 3221/HIST 3575; PHIL/HRTS 2170W, 3219;
PHIL 2215, 3218; POLS/HRTS 3418/W; POLS 3255, 3807; POLS/ENGR/HRTS 3209; SOCI/AASI 3221/HRTS 3571;
Commented [HM46]: Pending number change (to SOCI/AASI 3222/HRTS 3573; SOCI/HRTS 3421/W, 3429/W, 3801/W; SOCI 3503/W; SOCI/HRTS/AFRA 3505, 3825; WGSS/HRTS 2263 2503/W); CLAS 3/24/15
The following courses satisfy the Information Literacy Competency and Writing in the Major requirements:
ANTH/HRTS 3028W, 3150W, 3153W; ECON 2127W, 3473W; PHIL/HRTS 2170W; HRTS 3149W, 3200W, 3250W, Commented [HM47]: Pending number change (to 4996W; HRTS/PHIL 2170W, 3219W, 3220W; POLS 3418W; POLS/HRTS 3256W; SOCI 3421W, 3429W, 3503W, 3801W, and ; SOCI/HRTS 3835W, 3837W. 2503W); CLAS 3/24/15 Commented [HM48]: CLAS 11/17/15 A minor in Human Rights is described in the “Minors” section.
Individualized Major Students with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher may apply for an individualized major. An individualized major requires a field of concentration of at least 36 credits numbered 2000 or higher. The 36 credits may come from two or more departments in the University. At least 18 credits shall come from departments of this College. The student may include no more than 6 credits of independent study nor more than 12 credits of field work. To graduate, students must earn a grade point average of 2.5 or better in the 36 concentration credits.
Individualized majors may contribute to Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees.
Students may submit proposals for admission to the individualized major once they achieve third semester status and may be admitted after completing three semesters of work (45 credits). The latest they may submit proposals is prior to beginning their final 30 credits of study. The proposed field of concentration must show coherence of subject matter or principle and have academic merit. Internship, field work, research, or study abroad is recommended as part of the proposed plan of study. Students may include the individualized major in a double major plan of study, but at least 24 credits of the individualized major plan must not overlap with the student’s other major and its related field courses.
For further information and application forms, see the Program website at: http://iisp.uconn.edu/ or contact the Individualized and Interdisciplinary Studies Program at (860) 486-3631.
All students with approved individualized major plans of study must complete a capstone course as part of their concentration credits: they must register for UNIV 4600W (UNIV 4697W for honors and other students writing a thesis) during their last academic year. (Double majors and additional degree students may meet the capstone course requirement by substitution if they register for a capstone course or thesis in the final year of their other major.) Writing in the major requirement: All students must nominate one other course numbered 2000 or higher in which they will write in a relevant academic discipline (where feasible, this course should be a W course) and, in addition, take UNIV 4600W (or UNIV 4697W). (Double majors and additional degree students may choose to satisfy the exit level writing in the major competency outside the Individualized Major.) Information literacy competency: All majors must take UNIV 4600W (or UNIV 4697W). In addition, all majors must include one research methods or research course in their plans of study. (Double majors and additional degree students may choose to satisfy the information literacy competency outside the Individualized Major.) Computer technology competency: The University’s basic entrance expectations are considered to be adequate for Individualized Majors in general. However, Individualized Majors are required to consider if more advanced computer technology competency is required for their major and, if yes, specify as part of their plan of study how they will achieve it.
The Individualized Major Program allows a student to create a major that is not otherwise offered at the University of Connecticut. In order to submit a proposal for admission to the program, a student must: be in good academic standing, have a minimum grade point average of 2.0, and have third semester standing or higher. It is recommended that the student not have begun his or her final 30 credits of study.
The proposed individualized major must be coherent in theme, have academic merit, and include at least 36 credits, numbered 2000 or higher, from two or more departments in the University. At least 18 credits shall come from departments of this College. The major may include up to 6 credits of independent study and 6 credits of field work. The CLAS student may include the individualized major in a double major plan of study, but at least 24 credits of the individualized major plan must not overlap with the student’s other major and its related field courses. To graduate, the student must earn a grade point average of 2.5 or better in the 36 credits of the individualized major.
Individualized majors may contribute to Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees.
Capstone: All students with approved individualized major plans of study must register for UNIV 4600W Capstone Course (or UNIV 4697W Senior Thesis for honors and other students writing a thesis) during their last academic year.
(Double majors and additional degree students may meet the capstone requirement by substitution if they register for a capstone course or thesis in the final year of their other major.) Writing in the major requirement: In addition to the capstone, all students must nominate one other course numbered 2000 or higher in which they will write in a relevant academic discipline (where feasible, this course should be a W course). (Double majors and additional degree students may choose to satisfy the exit level writing in the major competency outside the Individualized Major.) Information literacy competency: All majors must include the capstone and one research methods or research course in their plans of study. (Double majors and additional degree students may choose to satisfy the information literacy competency outside the Individualized Major.) Computer technology competency: The University’s basic entrance expectations are adequate for Individualized Majors in general. However, if more advanced computer technology competency is required for an individualized major, the student’s proposal must specify how this will be achieved.
The individualized major is administered by the Individualized and Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Please see our Commented [HM49]: CLAS C&C 9/22/15 website (www.iisp.uconn.edu) for more information.
Journalism This department offers professional preparation for students who are planning careers in journalism. It also offers other students the chance to improve their writing, interviewing and research skills and to learn about the news media.
Students in writing courses are expected to produce work of professional quality and to publish that work when possible.
Students who major in journalism should also take related courses in history, economics, political science and other liberal arts disciplines as a sound preparation for news reporting. The department strongly urges students to complete a second major. Students also should gain professional experience before graduation, either through part-time jobs, the Co-operative Education Program or the department’s internship program. Internships are available at newspapers, radio and television stations, magazines, online publications and political press offices.
In addition to satisfying the requirements of the College, majors must complete 27 credits in journalism at the 2000-level or above, including JOUR 2000W, 2001W, 3002, 3020 and 3030; the three credit portfolio sequence (JOUR 2111, 3111, and 4111); and one of the following courses: JOUR 3000, 3012, 3013, 3041, 3045, 3046, 4035, or other advanced courses if accepted with the consent of the department. JOUR 1002 is a prerequisite for JOUR 3002.
A journalism education is, by definition, an education in writing and information literacy. A journalism major will fulfill the writing in the major requirement and the information literacy competency by completing the department’s core courses (JOUR 2000W, 2001W, 3002, 3020 and 3030).
Students will fulfill the computer technology competency by (a) meeting the university’s expectations in computer operation basics, word processing, presentation software, spreadsheets, database basics, graphics and multimedia, Internet basics and electronic communication, and (b) completing JOUR 2111, 3030, 3111, and 4111.
Journalism majors are advised to consult with their advisors about additional computer skills that may be helpful to them, based on individual career plans. Students who major in journalism will be expected to own basic digital audio and imaging equipment for use in classes and professionally. The department’s website, http://journalism.uconn.edu, lists current requirements.
Students must apply to the Journalism Department to become majors. They must do so by the end of the third full week of classes in the fall or spring semester. A student who is not accepted initially may reapply in subsequent semesters.
Forms can be obtained online or in the Journalism Department Student Resource Room, 457 Oak Hall.
Students must meet the following two requirements:
1. Successful completion of at least 39 credits. (Students who are members in good standing of the University Honors Program may apply after completing 23 credits at UConn.) CLAS
2. Cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 - or - successful performance on a timed writing exercise administered by the department. Applicants taking the test must show mastery of the fundamental tools of writing, including spelling, grammar and syntax. The applicant’s academic record and goals also will be considered.
Latino and Latin American Studies The interdisciplinary major in Latino and Latin American Studies offers an understanding of hemispheric relationships between the peoples and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean, and those of the United States. It explores interconnected histories and contemporary economic, social, and political challenges including migration, transnational communities, and economic development. Completion of the B.A. in Latino and Latin American Studies prepares the student for work in government, community agencies, international organizations, business, journalism and communications, or for graduate studies that lead to careers in research and teaching.
The major in Latino and Latin American Studies consists of a minimum of 37 credit hours of course work, including a required 2-course sequence in writing, research, and methodology (7 credits); an experiential learning component (6 credits); a capstone project (3 credits); 3 electives in LLAS (9 credits), and 4 related courses (12 credits).
Related courses may include LLAS courses provided that they are cross-listed with another discipline. In addition, intermediate proficiency in a language spoken in Latin America, though not a prerequisite for major study, must be demonstrated for completion of the major for students focusing on Latin America, and proficiency in Spanish is strongly suggested for those focusing on Latinos in the United States.
Prerequisite for the major: A 1000-level introductory course on Latino or Latin American Studies.
Required Courses (16 credits)
1. Critical Methodology sequence of LLAS 2011W and 2012
2. Experiential Learning Requirement. Choose 6 credits from: