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

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.
 

 

ART HISTORY AND VISUAL CULTURE

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (24 OR 27 CREDITS)

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

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
AHT 498 Art History Internship
AHT 499 Art History Thesis*

* 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.

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COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (24 CREDITS)

COM 105 Introduction to Communication and Media Studies in the Global Context
COM 180 Public Speaking
COM 203 Communication Research Methods

One of the following:

COM 201 Fundamentals of Media Studies and Criticism
COM 202 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication

One of the following:

COM 301 Globalization, Media and Representation
COM 302 Intercultural Communication: Theory, Research and Practice

Two COM courses at or above 300-level (6 Credits)

One of the following:

COM 497 Senior Research Seminar in Communication and Media Studies
COM 498 Internship in Communication and Media Studies

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COMPARATIVE LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES (CLCS)

Not open to majors in Literature or in History and Literature

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (27 CREDITS)

Foundation courses:

LC 100 The Stories We Live By
LC 110 Reading Cultures: Approaches to Cultural Studies

Five of the following:

CLCS 199 First Year Seminar
CLCS 200 Gender and Sexuality in a Global Context
CLCS 215T The Cosmopolitan City: Vienna 1900
CLCS 220 Inventing the Past: The Uses of Memory in a Changing World
CLCS 230 Science/ Fiction: Envisioning the Possible
CLCS 241 Forbidden Acts: Queer Studies and Performance
CLCS 242 Representations of Poverty in Literature, Film and the Media
CLCS 243 The Cultural Politics of Sports
CLCS 300 (Re)defining Masculinity
CLCS 310 The Culture of Cities
CLCS 320 Culture, Class, Cuisine: Questions of Taste
CLCS 330 The Politics of Mobility: Exile and Migration
CLCS 340 Fashion and Popular Culture
CLCS 350 Culture and Human Rights
CLCS 360 Critical Race Studies in a Global Context
CLCS 370 Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies
CLCS 371 Law and Culture
CLCS 372 Tales of Catastrophe
LC 200T Switzerland Unplugged: A Cultural History, Part I
LC 210T Switzerland Unplugged: A Cultural History, Part II

Capstone Requirement

LC 497 Capstone: Comprehensive Readings in CLCS and Literature
and

One of the following:

LC 498 Capstone: Internship in CLCS or Literature
LC 499 Capstone: Thesis in CLCS or Literature

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.

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ECONOMICS

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (30 CREDITS)

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

Four of the following:

ECN 303 Development Economics
ECN 305 The Economics of the European Union
ECN 320 Game Theory, Information and Contracts
ECN 325 Money, Banking, and Financial Markets
ECN 328 International Banking and Finance
ECN 341 International Economics
ECN 350 Industrial Organization in the European Union
ECN 355 Political Economy of Growth and Distribution
ECN 387 Introduction to Econometrics

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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (30 CREDITS)

SCI 101 Introduction to Biology: Genetics, Evolution, and Ecology
ENV 200 Understanding Environmental Issues

One of the following:

SCI 106 Introduction to Biology: Cell and Animal Biology
SCI 111 Introduction to Plant Biology

Two additional 100-level Science courses.

One of the following:

MAT 200-level class
ENV 250 Quantitative Methods for Environmental Science and Geographic Information Systems

Upper-level Science

Three classes at or above the 200-level.

Capstone

ENV 499 or other thesis. (Theses must synthesize fields.)

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

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FRENCH STUDIES

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (30 CREDITS)

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

Four of the following:

FRE 302 Advanced French Conversation
FRE 303 French Translation
FRE 310 Paris and the Nineteenth Century
FRE 312 Travel Writing: France and French-speaking Switzerland
FRE 320 Writing the Self: French Autobiography and Autofiction
FRE 324 Exile, Margins and Identity in Francophone Literature of North-African Origins
FRE 350 Civilization and Culture
FRE 370 Topics in French Literature
FRE 374 Introduction to French Cinema
FRE 376 French Cinema: The New Wave

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.

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HISTORY

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (24 OR 27 CREDITS)

HIS 100 Western Civilization I: Ancient and Medieval and
HIS 101 Western Civilization II: Modern
or
HIS 104 Global History I: Traditions, Encounters, and Adaptation from the Stone Age to the 16th Century and
HIS 105 Global History II: Globalization, the Emergence of the Modern State, and Coping with Change

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

HIS 211 The Human in History – Biography and Life Writing

The Writing of History II: Capstone Requirement

One of the following:

HIS 451 Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict (Capstone)
HIS 455 The World and the West in the Long 19th Century (Capstone)
and
HIS 499 History Senior Thesis*

* Students will be required to complete a Senior Thesis unless a thesis is elected in another subject area in the combined major program.

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ITALIAN STUDIES

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (30 CREDITS)

ITA 100 Introduction to Italian I
ITA 101 Introduction to Italian II
ITA 200 Intermediate Italian I
ITA 201 Intermediate Italian II
ITA 300 Advanced Italian I
ITA 301 Advanced Italian II

Four of the following:

ITA 302 Advanced Italian Conversation
ITA 350 Topics in Italian Cultural Studies
ITA 353 Italian Theater Workshop
ITA 360 Introduction to Italian Literature, Part I
ITA 361 Introduction to Italian Literature, Part II
ITA 372 Motherhood in Italian Women’s Writing
ITA 374 Italian Cinema
ITA 375 Italian Film Adaptation: From the Page to the Screen
ITA 376 Epic Tradition in Italy: Women, Knights, Weapons, and Love
ITA 378 Switalian?: Stereotypes and Realities of Hybridity
IS 110T A Cultural and Literary Journey: Marche, Umbria and Emilia Romagna
IS 199 First Year Seminar
IS 274 Italian Cinema
IS 275 Modern Italian Poetry
IS 276 The Italian Short Story
IS 277 The Italian Novel: Redefining the Canon
IS 278 Italian Genre Crossings and Hybridity
IS 279 Italian Myths and Counter-Myths of America
IS 280T Italian Cinema on Location: Projections of the Eternal City in Italian Film and Cultural Studies
HIS 204 History of Italy from the Renaissance to the Present

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LITERATURE

Not open to majors in CLCS

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (27 CREDITS)

LC 100 The Stories We Live By
LC 110 Reading Cultures: Approaches to Cultural Studies

Five of the following:

LIT 199 First Year Seminar
LIT 201 Deception
LIT 221T Bloomsbury Britain: The Cultural and Literary Life of 20th Century London
LIT 242 Contemporary African Literature
LIT 248 Literature of the Americas
LIT 253 Caribbean Literature
LIT 263 Contemporary Literature from South Asia
LIT 300 Modernism
LIT 305 Home
LIT 306 Money in Literature: Systems of Exchange
LIT 320 Elective Ties: Love, Friendship, Community
LIT 353 Advanced Studies in Postcolonial Literatures
LIT 370 Topics in Literature

Capstone

LC 497 Capstone: Comprehensive Readings in CLCS and Literature

and

One of the following:

LC 498 Capstone: Internship in CLCS or Literature; or
LC 499 Capstone: Thesis in CLCS or Literature

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.

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MANAGEMENT

PREREQUISITES (9 CREDITS)

ECN 100 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECN 101 Principles of Microeconomics
MAT 201 Introduction to Statistics

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (27 CREDITS)

BUS 115 Financial Accounting
BUS 135 Introduction to Business Systems
BUS 136 Marketing in a Global Context
BUS 326 Managerial Finance
BUS 340 Management Science
BUS 353 Strategic Management Theory

Three of the following:

BUS 286 Product and Services Management
BUS 306 Quantitative Methods and Dynamic Forecasting
BUS 315 Managerial Accounting
BUS 357 Global Information Systems
BUS 384 Global Marketing Strategies
BUS 410 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
BUS 426 International Financial Management
BUS 455 Global Strategic Management

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POLITICAL SCIENCE

PREREQUISITES (9 CREDITS)

POL 100 Introduction to Political Science
POL 101 Introduction to International Relations
POL 104 United States Government and Politics

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (21 CREDITS)

POL 102 Introduction to Political Philosophy

Two of the following:

POL 202 Government and Politics of Western Europe
POL 203 Government and Politics of Eastern Europe
POL 204 Government and Politics of Latin America
POL 261 International Relations of the Far East: China, Japan, and South Korea
POL 290 Government and Politics of the Middle East
POL 370 Topics in Political Science

Two of the following:

POL 305 Dynamics of European Integration
POL 310 International Law
POL 315 War and Contemporary Politics
POL 321 International Organization

Senior Capstone:

POL 400 Comparative Politics

Senior Thesis:

POL 499 Political Science Thesis

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PSYCHOLOGY

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (27 CREDITS)

PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 203 Theories of Personality
PSY 215 Research Methods in Social Sciences
MAT 201 Introduction to Statistics

Four of the following (12 credits):

PSY 220 Behavioral Neuroscience
PSY 202 Developmental Psychology
PSY 301 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 300 Health Psychology
PSY 370 Special Topics in Psychology
PSY 201 Social Psychology or
PSY 401 Advanced Social Psychology-Psychological Approaches to Creating Sustainable Social Change
Capstone (3 credits):

One of the following:

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

Students interested in graduate school in psychology should maximize their supervised research experience through research positions (paid or volunteer), directed independent research with a Psychology Thesis, and/or more than one capstone course. Those interested in graduate school with a focus in applied psychology (e.g. clinical or counseling), or entering professions where psychology is applied should complete an internship and/or field service experience (paid or volunteer). Students must make their choice(s) in close consultation with their academic advisors in both areas of the combined major.

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