University Studies - BA, Race, Gender, Ethnicity Concentration

This area of concentration is purposefully designed to require that students complete coursework that educates them in interdisciplinary knowledge. Two inquiry-rich, research-based courses, one an introduction and one a capstone senior seminar, provide students with introductory and concluding courses in the methodologies appropriate to interdisciplinary studies in the Race, Gender, Ethnicity Concentration. Two minors are required for the degree; at least one minor must 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.