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    North Carolina Central University
  Jan 17, 2018
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Interdisciplinary Studies, Communication Arts Concentration, B.A.

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Curriculum Requirements

The Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies offers an alternative program of study for students whose objectives are not met by the university’s current majors.  The degree is especially attractive to students who are interested in designing individual programs that suit their educational and career goals or for students who wish to study a particular concentration through an interdisciplinary selection of courses. 

1. 124 Credit Hours:

Achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall with no grade lower than a “C” in any degree core or concentration course.  The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU.

2. General Education Requirement:

Complete General Education Curriculum  required by the university.

3. Departmental/Program Requirements:

Non-departmental requirements (must have a grade of 'C' or better):

* Course may be used to fulfill a GEC Requirement

+ Course must be completed in addition to a GEC Requirement

Program requirements: Students must complete a total of 30 hours in Interdisciplinary (IDS) Core courses with grades of 'C' or better as follows:

A.  Required CORE Courses - 6 hours

INDS 2000  -  Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies ( 3 )  (Required)

IDS   4000 Senior Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies (Required)

B.  Complete additional 24 hours from the following list of courses for a total of 30 required hours in the Core:

GLST 1000 Global Studies*

DRAM 1000 Appreciation of Drama *

PHIL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy  (GEC Requirement)*+

ECON 2100 Principles of Microeconomics  

ECON 2200 Principles of Macroeconomics  

ART 1000 Introduction to the Study of Art *

ENG 1500 Writing about Literature  

ART 1500  -  Survey of Art ( 3 ) *

2000-Level Literature survey from the following: ENG 2310 , ENG 2320 , ENG 2340 , ENG 2410  

GEOG 1000 Introduction to Geography  

HIST 2210 United States History to 1865  

HIST 2210 United States History to 1865  

MKT 3210 Principles of Marketing  

MSCM 2430 Mass Media and Society  

MUSL 1000 Survey of Music *

POLS 2100 American Government  

PSY 2100 General Psychology  

SOCI 2100 Principles of Sociology  

4. Concentration Requirements

Must complete a total of 30 semester hours in the Communication Arts Concentration with no more than 6 semester hours at each of 1000 or 2000 levels.  Must include 3-hour capstone course at the 4000 level

Communication Arts Concentration List of Courses

1000 Level Options : No more than 6 hours from the following list courses

ART 3200 African-American Art History  

ART   1500 Survey of the History of Art

MUSL 1000 Survey of Music  

MUSL 1300 Twentieth-Century Music  

ENG 1700 Religion and Literature  

ENG 1300 World Literature I  

ENG 1400 World Literature II  

DRAM 1000 Appreciation of Drama  

2000 Level Options: No more than 6 hours from the following list of courses

MSCM 2400 Introduction to Mass Communication: Structure and Social Impact  (Prerequisite—ENG 1210 )

MSCM 2430 Mass Media and Society  (Prerequisite—ENG 1210 )

DRAM 2130 Dramatic Literature I  

ARTF 2110 Drawing I  

ARTF 2120 Drawing II  (Prerequisite—ARTF 2110 )

FREN 2300 Introduction to Francophone Literature  (Prerequisite—FREN 2200 )

SPAN 2300 Introduction to Hispanic Literature  (Prerequisite-SPAN 2200 )

GERM 2104 Introduction to German Civilization  (Prerequisite—GERM 1192 )

ENG 2310 British Literature I  (Prerequisite-ENG 1500 )

ENG 2320 British Literature II  (Prerequisite-ENG 1500 )

ENG 2340 Contemporary African American Literature  (Prerequisite— ENG 1110 )

3000 Level Options

DRAM 3020 Dramatic Literature II  

MSCM 3450 History of Mass Communication  (Prerequisite— ENG 1210 )

MSCM 3460 International Communication  (Prerequisite — ENG 1210 )

ART 3010 Renaissance Art  

ART 3020 Modern Art  (Prerequisite— HUM 2410  and HUM 2420 , or ART 1500)

SPAN 3300 Introduction to African-Hispanic Literature  (Prerequisite-SPAN 2200 )

ENG 3410 African American Literature I  (Prerequisite—ENG 1500 )

ENG 3420 African American Literature II  (Prerequisite-ENG 1500 )

ENG 3430 Social Inequality in South Asia through Literature and Film  

ENG 3700 Creative Writing: Prose  

4000 Level Options

MSCM 4610 Communication Law and Ethics  (Prerequisite— MSCM 2400 , ENG 1210 )

DRAM 4110 Children’s Drama  

ENG 4120 The Twentieth-Century Novel  (Prerequisite—ENG 1500 , ENG 2310 , or ENG 2320 )

ENG 4200 Modern African Literature  (Prerequisite—ENG 1500 )

Capstone Options in the Communication Arts:  Select one course (3 hours) from the following list of capstone courses:

ENG 3400 Junior-Senior Seminar  

MSCM 4625 Advanced Audio Production  

MSCM 4645 Public Issues Reporting  

MUSL 4600 Seminar in Contemporary Music  

FREN 4800 Senior Seminar  

GERM 4230 Special Topics  

HIST 4040 Seminar in African History  

HIST 4050 Seminar in African American History  

HIST 4630 The African Presence in Latin America  

PSY 4910 Undergraduate Honors Seminar  

PSY 4920 Senior Seminar  

SOCW 4410 Senior Seminar in Social Work  

5. Additional Requirements

General Electives:  Students must also complete 25 hours of general electives selected from the courses listed above (that are not used to meet concentration or core requirements) or as approved by their advisor.

Program Notes:

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