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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

PROGRAM CURRENTLY ON HOLD;
NOT ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS
Begin Date of Enrollment Hold: Spring Semester 2015

Interdisciplinary Humanities

Capital College (I HUM)

PROFESSOR PATRICIA E. JOHNSON, Program Coordinator, School of Humanities

This major helps students appreciate, understand, and interpret relationships among the arts, ideas, media, and values that have shaped Western and world cultures. Students are expected to be active learners who can synthesize, interpret, and communicate knowledge and experience through writing, speaking, and creative expression in a variety of media. The School helps students meet these goals by offering a range of interdisciplinary and discipline-based courses in the arts, art history, communication studies, English, history, literature, music, philosophy, theatre, and writing.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Interdisciplinary Humanities major requires the completion of 28 or more credits and a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average.

For a B.HUM. degree in Interdisciplinary Humanities, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 11-15 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 60-64 credits
(At least 36 of the last 60 credits must be earned at Penn State, according to University Policy 83-80.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
I HUM 300W(3)[1], I HUM 400(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (54-58 credits)
(At least 12 credits of supporting courses must be at the 400 level.)
Select 12-16 credits: 1 course each from 4 different major/program offerings in AMSTD, C ART, ART H, A&A, CAMS, CMSTD, COMM, HCOMM, CMLIT, ENGL, ENLSH, C HIS, HIST, HUM, LIT, C MUS, MUSIC, PHIL, PHLOS, RL ST, SPCOM, THTRE, or choice(s) from a School of Humanities approved list. (Sem: 3-8)
Select 15 credits from AM ST, AMSTD, C ART, CMSTD, COMM, HCOMM, CMLIT, ENGL, ENLSH, C HIS, HIST, HUM, LIT, C MUS, MUSIC, PHIL, PHLOS, RL ST, SPCOM, THTRE, or choice(s) from a School of Humanities approved list. (Sem: 3-8)
Select 9 credits[1] from Interdisciplinary Humanities (HUM or I HUM) courses (Sem: 4-8)
Select 18 credits from the School of Humanities approved list in consultation with an academic adviser or select a Capital College minor in support of the student's interests. (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2001

Blue Sheet Item #: 29-04-009

Review Date: 3/8/04

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