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General Studies - Social Sciences/Humanities Plan B

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General Studies - Social Sciences/Humanities Plan B(120 Hours)

T. Whitacre, Coordinator

Humanities: A combination of humanities courses totaling at least 39 hours involving three academic areas with a minimum of 9 hours in each of the three areas. At least 21 of the 39 hours must be at the 300-400 level and the gpa for the 39 hours must be a 2.00 minimum. Students declare the General Humanities major (Gen H) and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities.
Social Sciences: A combination of social sciences courses totaling at least 39 hours involving three academic areas with a minimum of 9 hours in each of the three areas. At least 21 of the 39 hours must be at the 300-400 level and the gpa for the 39 hours must be a 2.00 minimum. Students declare the General Social Sciences major (Gen S) and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences.

For a list of approved Plan B areas, please contact the Liberal Arts General Studies office.
First Year
First TermHours
Arts & Humanities [H,G] (GER)3
Engl 101 [W] (GER)3
GenEd 110 [A] (GER)3
Math Proficiency [N] (GER)3
Elective3
Second TermHours
Biological Sciences [B] (GER)4
Communication Proficiency [C,W] (GER)3
GenEd 111 [A] (GER)3
Social Sciences [S,K] (GER)3
Elective3
Second Year
First TermHours
Area 13
Area 23
Arts & Humanities [H,G] or Social Sciences [S,K] (GER)13
Physical Sciences [P] (GER)4
Second TermHours
Area 13
Area 23
Arts & Humanities [H,G], Intercultural Studies [I,G,K], or Social Sciences [S,K] (GER)13
Intercultural Studies [I,G,K] (GER)13
Science Elective4
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
300-400-level Area 13
Area 23
Area 33
Arts & Humanities [H,G], Intercultural Studies [I,G,K], or Social Sciences [S,K] (GER)13
Elective3
Second TermHours
300-400-level Area 223
300-400-level Area 323
Tier III Course [T] (GER)3
Electives6
Fourth Year
First TermHours
300-400 Any Area29
Electives6
Second TermHours
300-400 Any Area3
Electives12

Footnotes

1Students must take a total of 40 hours of upper-division (300-400 level). The areas require 21 upper-division hours, the GER requires 3 upper-division hours. The remaining 16 hours may be taken in the electives, the GERs or by electing to take more than the minimum required in the areas.
2Students must take a total of 40 hours of upper-division (300-400 level). The areas require 21 upper-division hours. The UCORE requirements include 3 upper-division hours. The remaining 16 hours may be taken in the electives, the UCOREs, or by electing to take more than the minimum required in the areas. Among the 300-400 level course work in the areas, two courses, each at 3 hours, must have a [M] designation.
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