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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Integrative Arts

Abington College (IARAB)
Altoona College (IARAL)
University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (INART)

PROFESSOR JANET HARTRANFT, Ph.D., Program Coordinator, University Park

Integrative Arts is an interdisciplinary major available to students who desire a curriculum that crosses over traditional single discipline lines. The Integrative Arts student initially establishes an academic plan with the assistance of an approved adviser. The plan must contain a core component of 42 credits and an elective component of 15 credits. The two components combined must clearly illustrate that the plan has clarity, purpose, and cohesion. All Integrative Arts students must complete 6 credits of history of the arts. These credits may be counted as a part of the major or, if outside the major, may be counted under General Education and/or Bachelor of Arts degree requirements. Consult with advisor for course selection.

For the B.A. degree in Integrative Arts, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(6 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

ELECTIVES: 15 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 42 credits
(This includes 6 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GA)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: 42 credits[1]
(Must include at least 15 credits at the 400 or equivalent level)
(Must include 6 credits in History of the Arts)

Select 24 credits from an arts area (Sem: 1-8)
Select 12 credits from other arts areas (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits of GA (Sem: 1-8)

[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: Fall Semester 2012

Blue Sheet Item #: 41-03-010

Review Date: 11/13/2012