Nov 15, 2018  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog

Category V - Interdisciplinary Studies


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The CORE Concentration


At least 15 credits

The CORE Concentration is designed to ensure depth, sequence, and progressive learning in one liberal arts discipline or interdisciplinary program unrelated to the major. Because each CORE Concentration consists of specific courses and prerequisites, students should declare their CORE Concentration and begin required courses no later than the sophomore year to ensure that course work is completed before graduation. Most CORE Concentrations may be expanded to a minor by taking one additional course. Students who declare double majors are not required to complete a separate CORE Concentration if both of the following conditions are met: one of the majors must have an approved CORE Concentration and that concentration must not be restricted from the other major.

Juniors and seniors intending to declare an International Studies CORE Concentration should contact the Center for Global and International Programs as soon as possible so that they are aware of requirements to go abroad. For example, students will need passports and specific cumulative grade point averages.

Course Requirements by CORE Concentration

Minimum Standard:

It is necessary from time to time for students to substitute other courses for specified CORE Concentration course requirements. Substitutions may be made only if the following criteria are met:

  1. At least two courses in the CORE Concentration disciplinemust be at the 100 or 200 level;
  2. At least two courses in the CORE Concentration disciplinemust be at the 300 or 400 level;
  3. At least five courses (or a total of 15 credits) must be takenin one CORE Concentration discipline.

This standard applies to all matriculated students.

Program Requirements


Required Courses


Three (3) of the Following Courses:

*These courses have pre-requisite requirements that do not fulfill requirements for completion of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Core Concentration. Pre-requisites may be waived with permission of the instructor.

Two of the Following Courses

One of which is at the 200-level or above and both of which 1) could not be used to fulfill requirements for the student’s major (e.g., have the same program designation or are required for the major) and 2) do not come from prohibited Core Concentration programs as based on the student’s major following the table of CORE Concentration choices and restrictions.

*These courses have pre-requisite requirements that do not fulfill requirements for completion of the Sustainability Studies Core Concentration. Some pre-requisites may be waived with the instructor.

#These courses have pre-requisite requirements that can also be taken as an elective for the Sustainability Studies Core Concentration.

Three Courses from the Following List

Three courses from the following list that meet the following requirements:

  1. none of the courses may be from the departmental designation (prefix) of the student’s major; and
  2. at least one course must be at the 300 level or above that does not count toward the student’s major or any other minor.

This is intended to encourage students to take electives in multiple areas that balance their major course of study.

*Courses w/ pre-requisites or that require consent

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