University Studies - BS, 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; at least one must be outside the College of Liberal Arts.

No student enrolled in the University Studies concentration of Race, Gender, Ethnicity may 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
Government/Political science 1 3
Mathematics 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
American history 3
Communication 3
Government/Political science 1 3
Mathematics 3
Social science directed elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
Language, philosophy and culture 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Humanities directed elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Life and physical sciences 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Social and behavioral sciences 3
Social science directed elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
Creative arts 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Humanities directed elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Humanities/Social science directed elective 5 3
Science directed elective 6 3
General elective 3,7 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Humanities/Social science directed elective 5 3
Science directed elective 6 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
 
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
General elective 3,7 3
General elective 3,7 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 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.