UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A.

YEAR 1: 1st Semester

Course Units
GE Basic Skills: A2 Written Communication 3
GE Basic Skills: B4 Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning 3
GE C2 Humanities 3
GE E Lifelong Learning 3
Elective 3
Total 15

YEAR 1: 2nd Semester

Course Units
INDS 250 3
GE Basic Skills: A1 Oral Communication 3
GE Basic Skills: A3 Critical Thinking 3
GE B1 Physical Science or GE B2 Life Science 2
GE B3 Science Laboratory Activity 1
Elective 3
Total 15

YEAR 2: 1st Semester

Course Units
Cultural Approaches-Lower Division. One from: AAS 100; AIS/GWS 222; CAS 100; CHS 202; FLIT 150; JS 200; LING 250; RS 256 (may double count in GE) 3
GE B1 Physical Science or GE B2 Life Science (select from GE subarea not previously completed) 3
GE C3 American History Institutions and Ideals 3
GE D1 Social Sciences 3
Elective 3
Total 15

YEAR 2: 2nd Semester

Course Units
GE C1 Arts 3
GE D3 and D4 Constitution of the United States and State and Local Government 3
GE F Comparative Cultural Studies 3
Electives 6
Total 15

YEAR 3: 1st Semester

Course Units
INDS 300 3
Cultural Approaches-Upper Division. One from: AFRS 300; AIS 333; CAS 311; CHS 351; ENGL 421A-Z; GWS 351; LING 325; QS 301 (may double count in GE) 3
Logic, Literacy, and Rhetoric. One from: COMS 321; COMS 351; ENGL 436; ENGL 455; LING 408; PHIL 350*; PHIL 355* 3
Disciplinary Requirement A** 3
GE Upper Division Section D1 Social Sciences 3
Total 15

YEAR 3: 2nd Semester

Course Units
INDS 350 3
Quantitative Approaches. One from: BIOL 330/L*; ECON 309*; GEOG 306/L*; LING 455; SBS 320; SOM 120*; URBS 340A 3
Disciplinary Requirement A** 6
GE B5 Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning 3
Total 15

YEAR 4: 1st Semester

Course Units
INDS 400 3
Qualitative Approaches. One from: AAS 331; AFRS 398; ART 313; GWS 302*; PHIL 380*; RS 395; URBS 340B* 3
Disciplinary Requirement B*** 6
GE Upper Division Section F Comparative Cultural Studies 3
Total 15

YEAR 4: 2nd Semester

Course Units
INDS 490 3
Disciplinary Requirement B*** 3
Electives 9
Total 15
OVERALL TOTAL UNITS 120

One course for the degree must have an Ethnic Studies/ES designation.

*Course has additional prerequisites beyond the required courses shown above. Please refer to the course description for details.
**Units from an existing major or minor chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor.
***Units from an existing major or minor chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor and productively integrated with choices from Disciplinary Requirement A.