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General Studies — Liberal Arts

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General Studies — Liberal Arts

libarts.wsu.edu/genstudies/
Daggy 201
509-335-8731

Director, A. M. Rodriguez-Vivaldi; Associate Director, A. Chow.

General Studies is for students who have varied interests that may cut across the usual departmental boundaries and who wish to play a role in deciding on a suitable curriculum of study.

The degrees offered are the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences. In addition, the BA in Humanities also offers program options in International Area Studies, Linguistics, and Religious Studies, and the BA in Social Sciences offers an option in Personnel Psychology/ Human Resources, available at WSU-Vancouver only. These degrees are not identified with a specific subject-matter field on the diploma.

Student Learning Goals and Outcomes

For each of the tracks within Liberal Arts General Studies, a limited number of particular learning outcomes relate to each respective track. These learning goals specify knowledge and skill appropriate to the title of the degree.

In addition, the student's University experience in terms of assignments, course selection, classroom participation, internships, performances, community services, and service learning activities are considered, and outcomes are measured in terms of society and self; critical thinking and creativity; writing, listening and speaking skills; information literacy; quantitative and symbolic reasoning skills; and depth, breadth and application of knowledge.

Learning Goals for both degree programs are:

  1. To expose students to a through and integrated study of social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, arts, life and/or physical sciences, as appropriate to the degree pursued, that will allow them to develop a diverse and transdisciplinary perspective and understanding.
  2. To expose students to a diversity of ways to Integrate and synthesize knowledge from multiple sources.
  3. To help students develop means of expressing concepts, propositions, and beliefs in coherent, concise and technically correct forms appropriate to their professional goals.
  4. To help students think, react, and work in imaginative ways stimulated by a higher degree of disciplinary synergies that will promote transdisciplinary innovation, and divergent thinking.

A student completing the General Studies- Humanities degree programs will be able to:

  1. Integrate learned skills and knowledge derived from their concentrations or areas of study, demonstrating depth, breadth, and the development of a transdisciplinary perspective in the humanities or social sciences.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in using disciplinary-appropriate methods for research, critical analysis, creative work or professional performance.
  3. Communicate conclusions, interpretations, and implications clearly, concisely, and effectively, both orally and in writing for different types of audiences.
  4. Articulate and apply values, principles, and ideals derived from an individual as well as integrated understanding of their areas of study that demonstrate awareness of current societal challenges.

A student completing the General Studies- Social Sciences degree programs will be able to:

  1. Integrate learned skills and knowledge using multi-disciplinary perspectives from their concentrations or areas of study in the social sciences and related disciplines, demonstrating depth and breadth.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in using disciplinary-appropriate methods for critical analysis, and applied research, as well as engagement in professional performance.
  3. Communicate conclusions, interpretations, and implications clearly, concisely, and effectively, both orally and in writing for different types of audiences.
  4. Articulate and apply values, principles, and ideals derived from an individual as well as integrated understanding of their areas of study that demonstrate awareness of current societal challenges.

Schedules of Studies

Honors students complete the Honors College requirements which replace the UCORE requirements.

General Studies - Teacher Training(0 Hours)

Students who are preparing to teach at the secondary level may in some cases receive their degrees in general studies. Such students must fulfill the requirements for graduation of the College of Arts and Sciences. There are no further requirements if they complete their teaching major and minor and fulfill all the requirements for teaching certification. The degree awarded is Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, or Bachelor of Science according to the endorsement granted in the student’s major teaching field.

The secondary teaching major in physical science will receive a Bachelor of Science degree.

For further information on teaching certification, refer to the Department of Teaching and Learning.

I. Social Sciences or Humanities Major - Plan A Option(120 Hours)

A. Chow, Coordinator

This division of general studies is for students whose primary interest in the humanities or social sciences requires programs and course selections which are not possible within single academic units or established curricula. Students who wish to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities or a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences will devise an approved, coherent program of study which fulfills an academic or career goal and includes prerequisites consistent with the 300-400-level course work. In addition, each student will satisfy the UCOREs and any additional requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Plan A—Primary/Secondary Concentration
Primary concentration: a minimum of 24 semester credits, including at least 15 300-400-level credits, must be completed in a single humanities or social sciences department or published program with a minimum 2.00 primary concentration GPA. The degree (Gen H or Gen S) will depend on the primary concentration.

Secondary concentration: a minimum of 15 semester credits, including at least 6 300-400-level credits, must be completed in another academic department, program or area published in the catalog with a minimum 2.00 GPA.

Per Academic Regulation 54, students may not be certified in or awarded an additional major or minor if it carries the same name as one of the areas of study or options, concentrations or sub-plans within a major. In addition, students pursuing a Business major or minor may not also be certified in an option, concentration or subplan of Administrative Studies.

For a list of approved Plan A areas, please contact the Liberal Arts General Studies office.
First Year
First TermHours
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]14
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Humanities [HUM]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second TermHours
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]14
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Foreign Language, if necessary, or Elective3 or 4
Second Year
First TermHours
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Primary Concentration3
Secondary Concentration3
Foreign Language, if necessary, and/or Elective6
Second TermHours
Diversity [DIVR]3
Primary Concentration3
Secondary Concentration3
Electives4
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
300-400-level Primary Concentration23
Primary Concentration3
Secondary Concentration3
Electives6
Second TermHours
300-400-level Primary Concentration23
300-400-level Secondary Concentration23
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3
Electives6
Fourth Year
First TermHours
300-400-level Primary Concentration26
300-400-level Secondary Concentration23
Electives26
Second TermHours
300-400-level Primary Concentration23
Electives212

Footnotes

1To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
2Students must take a total of 40 hours of upper-division (300-400 level). 21 upper-division hours must be taken within the designated concentration areas. 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.

II. Social Sciences or Humanities Major - Plan B Option(120 Hours)

A. Chow, 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.

Per Academic Regulation 54, students may not be certified in or awarded an additional major or minor if it carries the same name as one of the areas of study or options, concentrations or sub-plans within a major. In addition, students pursuing a Business major or minor may not also be certified in an option, concentration or subplan of Administrative Studies.

For a list of approved Plan B areas, please contact the Liberal Arts General Studies office.
First Year
First TermHours
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]14
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Humanities [HUM]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second TermHours
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]14
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Electives3
Second Year
First TermHours
Area 13
Area 23
Foreign Language, if necessary, and/or Elective7
Second TermHours
Area 13
Area 33
Diversity [DIVR]3
Foreign Language, if necessary, and/or Electives6
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
300-400-level Area 123
Area 23
Area 33
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Electives3
Second TermHours
300-400-level Area 223
300-400-level Area 323
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3
Electives6
Fourth Year
First TermHours
300-400 Any Area29
Electives26
Second TermHours
300-400 Any Area23
Electives212

Footnotes

1To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
2Students must take a total of 40 hours of upper-division (300-400 level). 21 upper-division hours must be taken within the designated concentration areas. 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.

International Area Studies Major (120 Hours)(0 Hours)

S. Davis, Coordinator

The BA in Humanities - International Area Studies major is for students who have interests that are both international and interdisciplinary. Students may choose between these major concentrations: Latin America Area Studies, German Area Studies, French and Francophone Area Studies, and European Area Studies. (Please note that Asian Area Studies, David Pietz, Coordinator, is described in the Asian Program section of the catalog). Students who wish to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with a focus in International Area Studies will devise an approved, coherent program of study with the coordinator and a designated advisor who is a specialist in the student's area of interest. The program of study must fulfill an academic or career goal, include prerequisites consistent with the 300-400-level major coursework, satisfy the UCORE requirements and any additional requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences, and include language proficiency appropriate to the cultural area. The area studies major will consist of a minimum of 40 credits. No course in which C- or lower is earned will be counted toward the major. More details are available on the websites of WSU, the General Studies program, and the Foreign Languages Department, at www.forlang.wsu.edu.

Linguistics Major(120 Hours)

L. Gordon, Coordinator

A student in the BA in Humanities - Linguistics major may expect a broad liberal education in literature, anthropology, mathematics, and philosophy around a core of language. The student will gain a substantial familiarity with several languages and types of linguistic structure and will become conversant with formal theories of linguistic analysis. Students who major in linguistics will earn a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities degree.

The major in linguistics requires 40 credit hours, variously distributed in the following sequence, depending upon the special emphasis which the student and advisor together select.
First Year
First TermHours
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]14
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Humanities [HUM]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Electives3
Second TermHours
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Linguistics Elective23
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]14
Second Year
First TermHours
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
Linguistics Elective23
MATH, CPT S, or STAT Elective33
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Foreign Language, if necessary, or Elective3 or 4
Second TermHours
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Linguistics Electives26
PHIL Elective33
Foreign Language, if necessary, or Elective3 or 4
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
Linguistics Elective23
300-level FOR LANG Elective33
Electives6
Emphasis Elective33
Second TermHours
[M] Course3
Diversity [DIVR]3
ENGLISH 443 OR 4443
300-level FOR LANG Elective Elective33
Emphasis Elective34
Fourth Year
First TermHours
[M] Course3
ENGLISH 443 OR 4443
300-400-level Electives9
Second TermHours
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3
300-400-level Electives12

Footnotes

1To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
2Linguistics Electives: 15 hours or more to be selected from ANTH 350, 450, 499, ENGLISH 255, 256, 454, 456, 457, 458, 499, FOR LANG 101.
319 credits required. Coursework must include a minimum of 3 credits in MATH, CPT S, or STAT; 3 credits in PHIL; and 6 credits in Foreign Language. Remaining courses should be taken in an area of emphasis and chosen in consultation with an advisor to include sufficient upper division coursework work to meet the University requirements. Approved courses include CPT S 111, 121, 401, 440, 443, ENGLISH 546, any 300-400-level FOR LANG course, MATH 106 and 108, 140, 151, 171, 172, 182, 202, 206, 273, 283, MATH/STAT 205, 212, 360, 443; PHIL 201, 401, 443, 499; PSYCH 490, 492, SHS 371, TCH LRN 333, and TCH LRN 414.

Religious Studies Major(120 Hours)

M. W. Myers, Coordinator

The BA in Humanities - Religious Studies major is a cross-disciplinary program designed for students who wish to develop an understanding of the nature of religion and its role in individual and social life. The program enables students to analyze critically and evaluate western and non-western religions without a predisposition to defend or reject the claims of any particular faith. The program offers both a major and a minor; it is preparatory for careers and future study in international affairs, arts, humanities, social sciences, and intercultural studies. Students who major in religious studies will earn a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities degree.

A student may earn a major in Religious Studies by completing 39 semester hours of work from among the designated courses in the several departments involved. Of these 39 hours, 12 must consist of the core courses specified below for all majors. Further courses are specified as required or elective depending on the student’s focus: western religions, non-western religions, or comparative religions. There is also a language requirement.

A student must also satisfy the UCORE and College of Arts and Sciences graduation requirements and take at least 40 of the total 120 semester hours in 300-400-level courses. For a minor in Religious Studies, a student must take at least 18 semester hours of work, including the core (minus the Seminar in Religious Studies) and three courses from the required list of comparative religion. Religious Studies also makes an ideal second major.
First Year
First TermHours
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]14
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Foreign Language24
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second TermHours
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Foreign Language 24
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
HUM 103 [HUM]3
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]14
Second Year
First TermHours
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Foreign Language or Elective24
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermHours
Diversity [DIVR]3
Foreign Language or Elective24
PHIL 2073
Elective Core33
Electives3
Complete Writing Portfolio
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THIRD and FOURTH Years [See “OPTIONS” below]60

Footnotes

1To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
2Students with two years high school foreign language are required to complete 2 additional semesters. Students without high school foreign language are required to complete 4 semesters.
3Elective Core courses: FOR LANG 102, HUMANITY 101, or HUMANITY 335.

OPTIONS

Third and Fourth Years — Students must complete one of the following options. Options and Elective coursework must reflect University requirements of 120 total credits, 40 credits of 300-400-level coursework, two [M] courses, and a [CAPS] course.

  1. Western Religions: HISTORY 272, 445, PHIL 407, and seven courses from: ANTH 330, ENGLISH 305, 306, 485, FINE ART 201, 202, HISTORY 341, 423, 440, 441, HUMANITY 101, 302 [M], PHIL 320, 322, 413, 420, or 446.
  2. Non-Western Religions: HISTORY 273, PHIL 314 [M], 315 [M], 407, and six courses from: ANTH 303, 330, FINE ART 201, 202, 302 [M], HISTORY 270, 275, 308, 370, 373, 374, 472 [M], 473, or HUMANITY 350.
  3. Comparative Religions: HISTORY 273, 407, 445, PHIL 314 [M], 315 [M], and five courses from: ANTH 303, ENGLISH 305, 306, 483, 485, FINE ART 201, 202, 302 [M]; HISTORY 308, 341, 370, 373, 374, 440, 441, 472 [M], 473, or HUMANITY 350.

Social Sciences Major - Personnel Psychology/Human Resources Option (Vancouver-only)(120 Hours)


L. Volk, Academic Coordinator


The Personnel Psychology/Human Resources (PP/HR) option for the BA in Social Sciences - Social Sciences major is designed to provide human resource professionals, and those preparing for a career in human resources, the tools to be effective managers. 120 credit hours are required, including completion of WSU UCORE requirements, CAS requirements, and a combination of social sciences courses totaling 40 upper-division hours from three academic areas (psychology, human development, and management). The GPA for the 40 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 with an Option in Personnel Psychology/Human Resources.

First Year
First TermHours
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]14
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Humanities [HUM]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermHours
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]14
Second Year
First TermHours
PSYCH 3063
Foreign Language, if necessary, and/or Electives12
Second TermHours
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Diversity [DIVR]3
PSYCH 3083
Foreign Language, if necessary, and/or Electives6
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
H D 4063
MGMT 3013
PSYCH 3114
Area 1 Electives 23
Electives3
Second TermHours
Area 1 Electives 23
Area 2 Electives 33
Area 3 Electives 43
Electives6
Fourth Year
First TermHours
Area 1 Electives 23
Area 2 Electives 33
Area 3 Electives 43
Electives6
Second TermHours
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3
Area 3 Electives 43
Electives9

Footnotes

1To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
2Area 1 electives: PSYCH 309, 350, 412, 470, or 495.
3Area 2 electives: H D 301, 350, 385, 403, or 430.
4Area 3 electives: I BUS 453 [M], MGMT 401 [M], 450, 455 [M], 456, 485, 487, 496. Must include two [M] courses.

Minors

American Indian Studies

M. Holloman, Coordinator

The minor in American Indian Studies requires 18 semester hours which shall include a required 9 hour core (3 of the following 4 courses: ANTH 320, CES 171, HISTORY 308, or HISTORY 410) and 9 hours of electives (ANTH 327, 331, 334, 535, CES 372, 373, 379, 470, 475, FINE ART 301, HISTORY 410, or MUS 265). At least 9 of the credits must be taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses, and at least 9 hours must be at the 300-400 level. A minimum of 12 credits must be taken for a letter grade and a minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in the minor coursework.

 

Global Studies

A. M. Rodriguez-Vivaldi, (Faculty Coordinator) and L. Heustis (Advisor)
http://libarts.wsu.edu/genstudies/
509-335-0397

 

Global studies examine economic, political, social, cultural, and scientific practices in a transnational and cross-cultural perspective. The Global Studies minor is designed to provide students with an integrated exposure to globally related scholarship across the disciplines, and encourages a student in any major discipline to think in terms of the globalization that marks the contemporary world.  The program of study is designed to provide an exciting interdisciplinary global perspective on the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences.  The minor is flexible and complements majors from across the University, affording students the opportunity to reach beyond their majors, or to take courses related to their majors outside of the context of the United States.  

 

To certify towards the minor, students must have completed at least 60 credits hours with a 2.0 GPA or above. To earn the minor, students must complete a minimum of 18-19 credit hours:1 core course in each student learning outcome category (12-13 credits), and 2 course electives (6 credits) in any of the thematic categories listed in the program of studies, but targeting two different learning outcomes. At least 9 credits of approved coursework must be taken at the 300-400 level, and no courses taken Pass/Fail will count towards the 18-19 credit requirement. Six hours of approved transfer work may be counted towards the minor; the remaining 12-13 hours must be taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses. No more than two courses with the same subject (or content, as in cross-listed courses) can be applied to the minor.  Some courses may be substituted with the approval of the Global Studies Minor advisor.  Additional courses may be included within the minor as developed in the university curriculum.

 

Student Learning Outcomes: The minor gives students a competitive edge in the global job market.  Students earning the minor will be prepared to 1) understand connections that can be made from historical, cultural, economic, and political contexts that shape society and reflect global systems; 2) demonstrate knowledge of and be sensitive to others' differing identities and values across cultures; 3) apply intercultural communication skills to interact effectively with individuals and in groups; and 4) interact respectfully and responsibly across boundaries in diverse environments.

 

Program of Studies:

Core Courses: Choose one from ANTH 203, CES 244, ECONS 101, 198, POL S 103, or SOC 415. Choose one from ANTH 316, FINE ART 202, or POL S 428. Choose one from: COM 105, COMSOC 321, or FOR LANG 120. PLUS, complete one semester of foreign language study at WSU beyond the WSU admissions requirement.  Foreign language courses taken at WSU to fulfill the admissions requirement are not eligible to be applied to the minor. 
 
Electives: Six credits required. Choose two courses targeting two different learning outcomes (SLOs):
SLO 1 Connections among contexts: ANTH 260, CES 380, CROP SCI 360, ENGLISH 373, FINE ART 301, GEOLOGY 390, HISTORY 494 or 495 or approved upper-level World History course, HONORS 370, 380, 390, I BUS 380 or 470, POL S 429, SOC 334 or 430.
SLO 2 Knowledge about identities and values: ANTH 301 or 404, BIOLOGY 407, ENTOM 150, ENVR SCI 101, FOR LANG 110, HUMANITY 350, MUS 163 or 265, or POL S 435.
SLO 3 Communication skills: Additional semester of same foreign language as used for the Core requirement or additional foreign language course taught in the foreign language at WSU.
SLO 4 Respectful interaction: BIOLOGY 110, NATRS 312, ANTH 418, COMSOC 421, or HISTORY 491.
 

Religious Studies

M. Myers, Coordinator

For a minor in religious studies, a student must take at least 18 semester hours of work, of which at least half must be 300-400-level taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses. The minor includes the core (minus the Seminar in Religious Studies) and three courses from the required list of comparative religion.

 

Certificates

Certificate in American Indian Studies

Certificate in American Indian Studies

Michael. Holloman, Coordinator
The certificate in American Indian Studies requires 18 semester hours which shall include a required core (9 hours) and 9 hours of electives.  15 of the credits must be taken at WSU, and 9 hours must be at the 300-400-level.  A minimum of 12 credits must be taken for a letter grade and a grade of C or better must be earned in each of the required and recommended courses in order to qualify for the certificate.  Any currently enrolled degree-seeking student is eligible to enroll in the certificate program.  Other students must meet the existing admissions standards for non-degree seeking students. The university undergraduate certificate fee will apply.  Students must complete 3 of the following 4 courses: ANTH 320, CES 171, HISTORY 308, or HISTORY 410.  The remaining 9 hours are chosen from the following elective courses: ANTH 327, 331, 334, 535, CES 372, 373, 379, 470, 475, FINE ART 301, HISTORY 410, or MUS 265.  Other courses in American Indian studies may be added to the elective pool as they become available. Contact Michael Holloman, coordinator, for more information.
 

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