University Studies - BA, Race, Gender, Ethnicity Concentration

This area of concentration is purposefully designed to require that students complete an individualized body of coursework that educates them in interdisciplinary knowledge. Four inquiry-rich, research-based courses; an introduction to each discipline; and a capstone senior seminar provides students with introductory and concluding courses in the methodologies appropriate to interdisciplinary studies in the Race, Gender, Ethnicity Concentration. Other courses in the core are drawn from areas such as Africana Studies, Latino/a and Mexican-American Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies. 

In the addition to a core of courses focused on race and ethnicity and gender, each student must complete two minors for the degree. It is expected that at least one minor will be from outside the College of Liberal Arts.

A student enrolled in the University Studies concentration of Race, Gender, Ethnicity may not pursue a double major or a double degree.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Africana Studies  
Introduction to Latino/Mexican American Studies  
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies  
Course approved by CLLA
 
400-level Capstone course meeting University Writing Requirement
 
American history 3
Communication 3
Mathematics 3
General elective 1 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
American history 3
Communication 3
Mathematics 3
Social science directed elective 2 3
General elective 1 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
Foreign language 1 3
Government/Political science 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Minor 3 3
Humanities directed elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Foreign language 1 3
Government/Political science 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Minor 3 3
Social science directed elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
Life and physical sciences 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Social and behavioral sciences 3
Humanities directed elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Creative arts 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Humanities/Social science directed elective 5 3
General elective 3,6 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Humanities/Social science directed elective 5 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Africana Studies  
Introduction to Latino/Mexican American Studies  
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies  
Course approved by CLLA
 
400-level Capstone course meeting University Writing Requirement
 
Language, philosophy and culture 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
General elective 3,6 1
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Graduation requirements include 3 hours of International and Cultural Diversity courses and 3 hours of Cultural Discourse courses. A course satisfying a core category, a college/department requirement, or a free elective can be used to satisfy this requirement. The required 6 hours may be met by courses satisfying other areas of a degree program.  See your academic advisor for further information.