Dr. James King, Program Coordinator
Advisement for the major is available from the Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A. Ethnic and Intercultural Studies Track Curriculum Guide (Suggested 4-Year Plan of Study)
The Fulton School of Liberal Arts offers a major in interdisciplinary studies leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. The major accommodates students who wish to develop programs of study in two or more disciplines or create a major in an area of study not offered by any traditional major at SU. This program allows students to create an individual and flexible major that is best suited to their interests or career goals. Most importantly, this program gives students the opportunity to integrate information across disciplines to help gain a more complete understanding of the chosen area of study.
Students majoring in interdisciplinary studies may choose a program in ethnic and intercultural studies. The Ethnic and Intercultural Studies Track is intended for any student interested in ethnic studies, area studies or comparative studies. The track options offer a variety of courses in three substantive areas: United States Minorities Option consists of courses that emphasize ethnic an minority relations in the United States only. The Cultural Area Studies Option contains courses that focus on a limited geographic area and its culture. The Intercultural and Comparative Culture Studies Option contains courses that are expressly either comparative and/or global in scope.
Students interested in the Ethnic and Intercultural Studies Track should consult with the coordinator of ethnic and intercultural studies. Students must complete 10 courses from the following with a minimum of eight courses at the 300/400 level with grades C or better in all courses. Nor more than three courses from one department may be used to complete the track.
Complete 10 courses from the following with a minimum of 8 courses at the 300/400 level with grades of C or better in all courses.
No more than 3 courses from 1 department may be used to complete the track.
Demonstrate 102-level proﬁciency in a foreign language.
This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.
University Undergraduate Major Policies
- Refer to the program page for this major and the Courses section of this catalog for approved prerequisites and General Education courses.
- Requirements may not equal 120 credit hours. Students must register for additional electives to complete 120 credits required for graduation.
- All graduates must have a minimum of 30 credits of 300/400-level courses with C grade or above; at least 15 of those credits must be taken at SU.
- Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation.
- Students must complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience.
- Students must take 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.
- It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the program page of this catalog for detailed major requirements.
- Students must apply online for graduation by November 15 for May and by May 15 for December.
General Education Requirements
Please Note: Check Major Requirements section below for a list of General Education requirements that are fulfilled by the major.
Group I: English Composition and Literature (2 Courses)
A. C or Better in One of the Following
B. Select One Course From:
Literature course (from either ENGL or MDFL Depts.) 4 Hour(s) Credit:
Group II: History (2 Courses)
A. Select One Course From:
B. Select One Course From:
Group III: Humanities and Social Sciences (3 Courses)
A. Select One Course from One of the Following 7 Areas:
B. Select One Course from One of the Following 10 Areas:
C. Select One Course from Either Group IIIA or IIIB (Course must be from a different area than previously selected)
- ART, COMM, DANC or THEA, MDFL, MUSC, PHIL, ANTH, CADR, ECON or FINA, EDFN, ENVR, Human GEOG, POSC, PSYC, SOCI 3-4 Hour(s) Credit
- HONR 112 - Issues in the Social Sciences 4 Hour(s) Credit
- HONR 211 - Issues in the Humanities 4 Hour(s) Credit
Group IV: Natural Science, Math and Computer Science (4 courses)
A. Select Courses with Laboratories from at Least Two of the Following Four Areas:
BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or Physical GEOG, PHYS 4 Hour(s) Credit:
B. Select One Course (Need Not be a Lab) from One of the Following Areas:
C. Select One Course From:
MATH 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:
Group V: Health Fitness (1 Course)
Core Requirements (4 Courses)
Group 1 (Complete 2 of the Following)
Group 2 (Complete 1 of the Following)
Group 3 (Complete 1 of the Following)
Eligibility of topics courses, studies courses or language courses not listed here will be determined through review of the syllabi by the Ethnic and Intercultural Studies Track coordinator at the request of students and/or faculty.
Track Requirements (6 Courses)
- Complete at least 6 courses below. Select 6 courses from 1 option or select from all options listed for a more general major.
- Courses selected to complete the core may not be used to complete the track option requirements.
United States Minorities
* if not taken to fulﬁll core requirements
Intercultural and Comparative Cultural Studies
* if not taken to fulfill core requirement