Any two of the following may be combined to complete a “Combined Major” toward the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree: Art History, Communication and Media Studies, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (CLCS), Economics, Environmental Science, French, History, Italian Studies, Literature, Management, Political Science and Psychology. Combined degree programs give students the option of creating their own path of study. Should a student wish to complete two majors, a combined major cannot be used as one of them.

A Combined Major BA degree program consists of the following components totaling 120 credits:

  • Core Requirements (Refer to Bachelor of Arts introduction.)

  • Major Requirements in two selected disciplines from the options below (see requirements under each discipline).

  • General Electives

Thesis Requirement for Combined Majors:

Where a thesis is required, it will normally take the form of either an interdisciplinary project or a requirement to be satisfied in a single discipline. Students must consult with Department Chairs of both disciplines. Credit will be awarded in one of the two fields.

  • If both academic areas require a thesis:
    • The student completes the thesis preparation and thesis courses only once, in the discipline of their choosing.
    • The thesis committee will include faculty from both disciplines. Each professor will ensure that the thesis shows familiarity with the practice or methodologies of their discipline.
    • The student will agree with the appropriate Division Chair on suitable substitutions for the capstone sequence so that the number of required credits for each side of the combined major remains constant.
  • If the academic areas have different capstone requirements:
    • The student fulfills the requirements for the combined major in each discipline separately.
ART HISTORY AND VISUAL CULTURE

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (27 CREDITS)

AHT 102 Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture I: Antiquity to Early Renaissance 3
AHT 103 Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture II: High Renaissance to Contemporary Art 3
AHT 270 Theories and Methods in Art History and Visual Culture 3
AHT 320 Anthropologies of Art 3

Two 200-Level Art History courses (6 Credits)

Two 300-Level Art History courses (6 Credits)

One of the following:

AHT 497 Art History Senior Project 3
AHT 498 Art History Internship 3
AHT 499 Art History Thesis* 3

* Students will be required to complete a Thesis unless a thesis is elected in another subject area in a combined major program. If this is the case, then students may also write a thesis for Art History as a substitute for one of the 300-level requirements.

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (27 CREDITS)

COM 105 Introduction to Communication and Media Studies in the Global Context 3
COM 201 Fundamentals of Media Studies and Criticism 3
COM 203 Communication Research Methods 3
COM 204 Media Ecology 3
COM 301 Globalization, Media and Representation 3
COM 350 Mediated Relationships 3

Two COM courses at or above 300-level

Or, with permission of the COM department:

COM 220T Symbolizing Scottish Folk 3
COM 225T Technologized Bodies: Mobile ICTs in the City 3
COM 230T Communication, Fashion, and the Formation of Taste 3
COM 295 Media Consumption, Fashion, and Identity 3

Capstone Requirement

One of the following:

COM 497 Senior Research Seminar in Communication and Media Studies 3
COM 498 Internship in Communication and Media Studies 3
COMPARATIVE LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES (CLCS)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (27 CREDITS)

Foundation courses (6 Credits)

Two of the following courses:

CLCS 100 The Stories We Live By 3
CLCS 110 Reading Cultures: Approaches to Cultural Studies 3
CLCS 120 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
CLCS 150 Reading Film 3

Major Requirements (15 Credits)

Five of the following, at least two of which must be at the 300-level.

CLCS 200 Gender and Sexuality in a Global Context 3
CLCS 210 Deception 3
CLCS 220T Inventing the Past: The Uses of Memory in a Changing World 3
CLCS 225 Music and Popular Culture from the 1950s to the 1990s 3
CLCS 230 Science / Fiction: Envisioning the Possible 3
CLCS 235T Greek Civilizations and Their Discontents 3
CLCS 236T Prague on the Page 3
CLCS 238T Reading the Postcolonial City: Berlin and Hamburg 3
CLCS 241 Forbidden Acts: Queer Studies and Performance 3
CLCS 242 Representations of Poverty in Literature 3
CLCS 243 The Cultural Politics of Sports 3
CLCS 247T French Cultural Institutions: Power and Representation 3
CLCS 248T European Food Systems: You Are Where You Eat 3
CLCS 250 Ecocritical Approaches to Film 3
CLCS 251T Reading Moroccan Culture 3
CLCS 253T On Refugees: Representations, Politics and Realities of Forced Migration: Greece 3
CLCS 254 Introduction to Postcolonial Literatures and Theories 3
CLCS 300 Masculinities in Literature and Film 3
CLCS 310T The Culture of Cities: From Roman Garrisons to Industrial Chic 3
CLCS 315 Slavery and Its Cultural Legacies 3
CLCS 320 Culture, Class, Cuisine: Questions of Taste 3
CLCS 325 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop 3
CLCS 330 The Politics of Mobility: Exile and Immigration 3
CLCS 335 Hauntings 3
CLCS 340 Fashion and Visual Culture 3
CLCS 350 Culture and Human Rights 3
CLCS 360 Critical Race Studies in a Global Context 3
CLCS 370 Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies 3
CLCS 371 Law and Culture 3
CLCS 372 Tales of Catastrophe 3

Capstone Requirement (6 Credits)

The CLCS capstone includes a first semester of research in preparation for the second semester of thesis or internship work.

CLCS 497 Capstone: Comprehensive Readings in CLCS 3

One of the following:

CLCS 498 Capstone: Internship in CLCS 3
CLCS 499 Capstone: Thesis in CLCS 3

A thesis is recommended for students interested in pursuing graduate studies. In the case of a combined major, please decide which discipline you wish to emphasize, and choose your first reader accordingly. An internship is recommended for students interested in entering a professional field. Students should take the first capstone course in their penultimate semester or in the second semester of their junior year.

It is strongly recommended that CLCS combined majors take at least one Academic Travel course with a CLCS.

A thesis is recommended for students interested in pursuing graduate studies. An internship is recommended for students interested in entering a professional field. Students must make their choice in close consultation with their academic advisor in both areas of the combined major. Students should take the first capstone course in their penultimate semester or in the second semester of their junior year.

ECONOMICS

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (30 CREDITS)

Required courses:

ECN 100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECN 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECN 204 History of Economic Thought 3
ECN 225 Issues and Controversies in Macroeconomics (Intermediate Macroeconomics) 3
ECN 256 Managerial Economics (Intermediate Microeconomics) 3
MAT 200 Calculus 3

Four of the following:

ECN 303 Development Economics 3
ECN 305 Economics of the European Union 3
ECN 320 Game Theory, Information, and Contracts 3
ECN 325 Money, Banking and Financial Markets 3
ECN 328 International Banking and Finance 3
ECN 330T Neo-liberal India: Globalization and Development 3
ECN 331T Sustainable Economic Development 3
ECN 341 International Trade 3
ECN 350 Industrial Economics 3
ECN 355 Political Economy: Theories and Issues 3
ECN 387 Introduction to Econometrics 3
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (31 CREDITS)

Required courses:

BIO 101 Introduction to Biology: Genetics, Evolution, and Ecology 3
BIO 101L Laboratory to Introduction to Biology: Genetics, Evolution, and Ecology 1
ENV 200 Understanding Environmental Issues 3

Three additional 100-level science courses (BIO, CHEM, ENV, GEO)

One of the following:

ENV 250 Quantitative Methods for Environmental Science 3
MAT 201 Introduction to Statistics 3

Upper-level Science:

Three classes at or above the 200-level in BIO, CHEM or ENV.

Capstone:

ENV 499 Senior Research Project in Environmental Studies 3

Students must complete one of the above requirements with an Academic Travel course in Bio or ENV.

FRENCH STUDIES

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (30 CREDITS)

FRE 100 Introductory French, Part I 3
FRE 101 Introductory French, Part II 3
FRE 200 Intermediate French, Part I 3
FRE 201 Intermediate French, Part II 3
FRE 300 Advanced French, Part I 3
FRE 301 Advanced French, Part II 3

Four of the following:

FRE 302 Advanced French Conversation 3
FRE 303 French Translation 3
FRE 310 Paris and the 19th Century 3
FRE 312 Travel Writing: France and French-speaking Switzerland 3
FRE 320 Writing the Self: French Autobiography and Autofiction 3
FRE 324 From Beur to Post-Beur Literature: Exile, Margins, and Re-Territorialization 3
FRE 350 French Civilization 3
FRE 370 Topics in French Literature 3
FRE 374 Introduction to French Cinema 3
FRE 376 French Cinema: The New Wave 3

Note: Students who elect to spend one semester abroad in the French-speaking world will receive 9 credits towards their combined major and 6 elective credits.

HISTORY

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (24 OR 27 CREDITS)

Required Courses:

HIS 100 Western Civilization I: Ancient and Medieval 3
HIS 101 Western Civilization II: Modern 3

or

HIS 100 Western Civilization I: Ancient and Medieval 3
HIS 101 Western Civilization II: Modern 3

Four courses (12 credits) in History, at or above the 200-level, of which at least one must be at the 300-level. (HIS 199 First Year Seminar may be included.)

The Writing of History I: Theory and Method

One of the following:

HIS 211 The Human in History: Biography and Life Writing 3
HIS 212 Weapons of Mass Destruction 3

The Writing of History II: Capstone Requirement (6 credits)

One of the following:

HIS 410 The Cold War 3
HIS 430 East Asia, 1900 to the Present 3
HIS 451 Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Europe and the Middle East 3
HIS 455 The World and the West in the Long 19th Century (Capstone) 3
HIS 460 The Revolutionary Idea in Theory and Practice: Russia 1917 in Context 3

and

HIS 499 History Senior Thesis 3

HIS 499: Students will be required to complete the Writing of History II Capstone Requirement (6 credits) unless a thesis is elected in another subject area in the combined major program. In such cases, students should apply to have two History classes (at or above the 200-level, at least one of which should be at the 300-level) to substitute for the Capstone requirement.

ITALIAN STUDIES

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (30 CREDITS)

ITA 100 Introductory Italian, Part I 3
ITA 101 Introductory Italian, Part II 3
ITA 200 Intermediate Italian, Part I 3
ITA 201 Intermediate Italian, Part II 3
ITA 300 Advanced Italian, Part I 3
ITA 301 Advanced Italian, Part II 3

Four of the following:

ITA 3XX Any course in Italian above ITA 301 level
IS 120T Italian Tales of Courtship, Beauty, and Power 3
IS 199 First Year Seminar in Italian Studies 3
IS 274 Italian and Italian-American Cinema 3
IS 275 Modern Italian Poetry 3
IS 276 The Italian Short Story 3
IS 277 Italian Storytelling from Page to Stage 3
IS 278 Italian Genre Crossings, Transmedia, and Hybridity 3
IS 279 Italian Myths and Counter-Myths of America 3
IS 280T Italian Cinema on Location: Projections of the Eternal City in Italian Film and Cultural Studies 3
HIS 204 History of Italy from the Renaissance to the Present 3
MANAGEMENT

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (36 CREDITS)

Not open to minors in Marketing

Foundation Courses (18 credits):

BUS 115 Financial Accounting 3
BUS 135 Introduction to Business Systems 3
BUS 136 Marketing in a Global Context 3
ECN 100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECN 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MAT 201 Introduction to Statistics 3

Required Courses (12 credits):

BUS 326 Managerial Finance 3
BUS 340 Management Science 3
BUS 353 Strategic Management Theory 3
BUS 410 Organizational Behavior and Leadership 3

Departmental Electives (6 credits):

Two of the following:

BUS 256 Marketing Research Methods 3
BUS 285 Integrated Marketing Communications 3
BUS 306 Quantitative Methods and Dynamic Forecasting 3
BUS 315 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 357 Global Information Systems 3
BUS 426 International Financial Management 3
BUS 455 Global Strategic Management 3
POLITICAL SCIENCE

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (33 CREDITS)

Not open to majors in International Relations (any emphasis) or minors in International Relations

Required Courses (18 credits):

POL 100 Introduction to Political Science 3
POL 101 Introduction to International Relations 3
POL 300 Comparative Politics 3
POL 301 Theories of International Relations 3
POL 302 Political Philosophy 3
POL 303 Key Concepts in Political Economy 3

Major Electives (9 credits):

Three courses in Political Science, at or above the 200-level, of which one must be at the 200-level and one must be at the 300-level.

Capstone Requirement (6 credits):

POL 497 Readings and Methods in Political Science and International Relations 3
POL 499 Senior Thesis 3

Students will be required to complete a Senior Thesis unless a thesis is elected in another subject area in the combined major program. It is the student’s prerogative to choose the main disciplinary focus. The thesis committee will include faculty from both disciplines. If the capstone requirement is pursued in another subject area, then appropriate substitutes from among the POL course offerings need to be completed. Students should liaise in their junior year with the department chair or the senior thesis coordinator to discuss their path and make appropriate course selections.

PSYCHOLOGY

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (32 CREDITS)

Required courses:

BIO 101 Introduction to Biology: Genetics, Evolution, and Ecology 3
BIO 101L Laboratory to Introduction to Biology: Genetics, Evolution, and Ecology 1
BIO 102 Introduction to Biology: Cell and Animal Biology 3
BIO 102L Laboratory to Introduction to Biology: Cell and Animal Biology 1

Five of the following (15 credits):

PSY 201 Social Psychology 3
PSY 202 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 203 Theories of Personality 3
PSY 205 Introduction to Criminology and Psychopathology 3
PSY 215 Research Methods in the Social Sciences 3
PSY 210 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY 220 Multicultural Psychology 3
PSY 301 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 310 Organizational Psychology 3
PSY 315 Environmental Psychology 3
PSY 370 Special Topics in Psychology 3

Capstone Requirement (3 credits):

One of the following:

PSY 497 Senior Research Seminar in Psychology 3
PSY 498 Internship in Psychology 3
PSY 499 Senior Thesis in Psychology 3

Note: Students must choose a capstone option (PSY 497, PSY 498, or PSY 499) in one of the two combined major disciplines, in close consultation with their academic advisors in both areas of the combined major. Students choose additional course in the other major to complete the required number of major credits.

VISUAL COMMUNICATION ARTS

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (27 CREDITS)

Required courses:

AHT 102 Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture I: Antiquity to Early Renaissance 3
AHT 103 Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture II: High Renaissance to Contemporary Art 3

Two of the following (6 credits):

STA 125 Basic Design 3
STA 105 Introduction to Sculpture 3
STA 106 Introduction to Printmaking 3
STA 107 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
STA 111 Introduction to Drawing 3
STA 115 Introductory Painting 3
STA 114 Drawing Related Media 3
STA 220 Heads and Bodies: the Human Head and Proportions in Art History, Theory and Practice 3

Upper Level Studio Art Courses (12 credits):

Four upper level STA courses with at least two at the 300-level

STA 205 Intermediate Sculpture 3
STA 206 Intermediate Printmaking 3
STA 211 Intermediate Drawing 3
STA 215 Intermediate Painting 3
STA 207 Intermediate Digital Photography 3
STA 200 Computer Graphics in Advertising 3
STA 220 Heads and Bodies: the Human Head and Proportions in Art History, Theory and Practice 3
STA 235 Sustainability and the Studio 3
STA 275T Studies in Ceramics: Northern and Central Italy 3
STA 280T Adventures in Printmaking 3
STA 300 Computer Graphics in Advertising, Advanced 3
STA 305 Higher Sculpture 3
STA 311 Advanced Drawing 3
STA 315 Higher Painting 3
STA 306 Advanced Printmaking 3
STA 307 Advanced Digital Photography 3
STA 330T Umbria: A Warm Refuge for Inspiration: Art, Music and Life in Umbria, the Heart of Italy 3
STA 331T Umbria: Sustaining Art in the Heart of Italy 3
STA 370 Topics in Studio Art 3

Capstone Requirement (3 credits):

VCA 495 Senior Project in Visual Communication Arts 3
VCA 497 Visual Communication Arts Internship 3
VCA 499 Visual Communication Arts Thesis 3