Interdisciplinary Studies B.A.S.: Requirements for the Major

Interdisciplinary Major, (61-78 credits)

General Education Breadth Requirement, (37-42 credits):

Coursework will consist of courses, to include 12 credits at the upper level, which fulfill UW-Green Bay's general education requirements including:

Fine Arts (3 credits)

Humanities (9 credits)

Social Sciences (9 credits)

Natural Sciences (10-12 credits)

Ethnic Studies (3 credits)

World Culture (3 credits)

ENG COMP 100: College Writing, (3 credits) (if needed)

MATH 94: Elementary Algebra (if needed)

Supporting Courses, (6 credits):

Entrance Seminar, required (3 credits):

IST 106: Adult Learning Seminar (3 credits)

Writing Course, choose one of these (3 credits):

COMM 280: Business and Media Writing (3 credits)

ENG COMP 105: Expository Writing (3 credits)

Upper-Level Courses, (6 credits)

Critical Thinking, choose one of these (3 credits):

ECON 307: History of Economic Thought (3 credits)

HUM DEV 424: The Development of Creative and Critical Thinking (3 credits)

PHILOS 301: Ethical Theory (3 credits)

PHILOS 401: Plato and Aristotle (3 credits)

Capstone, required (3 credits):

IST 400: Capstone: Synthesis and Assessment of Learning (3 credits)

Areas of Emphasis

Students must complete the requirements for one of the following areas of emphasis to satisfy the requirements for the Interdisciplinary Studies major.

Arts, (18 credits)

Choose one of these (3 credits):

ARTS MGT 256: Understanding the Arts (3 credits)

ARTS MGT 257: Arts in the Community (3 credits)

MUSIC 121: Survey of Western Music (3 credits)

MUSIC 224: Popular Music Since 1955 (3 credits)

THEATRE 110: Introduction to Theatre Arts (3 credits)

Choose five of these (15 credits):

ART 320: Art and Ideas (3 credits)

ART 376: Modern American Culture (3 credits)

ART 379: Women, Art and Image (3 credits)

MUSIC 362: World Music (3 credits)

MUSIC 363: Jazz History (3 credits)

MUSIC 364: Musical Theatre History (3 credits)

Students may substitute a course from the following list if they are able to take on-campus courses:

  • Studio Arts and Art History courses, "ART" prefix
  • Applied Music, "MUSIC" prefix
  • Theatre History, Applied Theatre, "THEATRE" prefix

Corporate Communication, (24 credits)

Required, (21 credits):

COMM 102: Introduction to Communication (3 credits)

COMM 133: Fundamentals of Public Address (3 credits)

COMM 205: Elements of Media (3 credits)

COMM 335: Organizational Communication (3 credits)

COMM 336: Theories of the Interview (3 credits)

COMM 381: Principles of Public Relations/Corporate Communications (3 credits)

COMM 480: Cases in Communications and Media Management (3 credits)

Elective, choose one of these (3 credits):

COMM 237: Small Group Communication (3 credits)

COMM 308: Information Technologies (3 credits)

COMM 333: Persuasion and Argumentation (3 credits)

COMM 380: Communication Law (3 credits)

COMM 430: Information, Media and Society (3 credits)

COMM 445: Human Communication Theory (3 credits)

COMM 497: Internship (1-12 credits)

DESIGN 375: Communication Skills: Language of Metaphor (3 credits)

Emergency Management, (12 credits)

Required, (choose 12 credits):

PU EN AF 335: Principles and Practices of Emergency Management (3 credits)

PU EN AF 336: Strategic Emergency Preparedness, Planning and Implementation (3 credits)

PU EN AF 337: Disaster Response Operations and Management (3 credits)

PU EN AF 338: Disaster Recovery (3 credits)

PU EN AF 339: Political and Policy Dimensions of Emergency Management (3 credits)

Environmental Policy Studies, (21 credits)

Choose three of these (9 credits):

ECON 203: Micro Economic Analysis (3 credits)

ENV SCI 102: Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 credits)

GEOSCI 222: Ocean of Air: Weather and Climate (3 credits)

POL SCI 101: American Government and Politics (3 credits)

PU EN AF 102: Environment and Society (3 credits)

Choose four of these (12 credits):

ENV SCI 303: Conservation of Natural Resources (3 credits)

PU EN AF 301: Environmental Politics and Policy (3 credits)

PU EN AF 324: Transitioning to Sustainable Communities (3 credits)

PU EN AF 350: GIS in Public and Environmental Policy (2 credits)

PU EN AF 378: Environmental Law (3 credits)

PU EN AF 428: Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation (3 credits)

PU EN AF 453: Cost Benefit Analysis (3 credits)

Human Development, (18-19 credits)

Required, (3 credits):

HUM DEV 210: Introduction to Human Development (3 credits)

Choose one of these (3-4 credits):

ANTHRO 100: Varieties of World Culture (3 credits)

BIOLOGY 202: Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes (4 credits)

HUM BIOL 102: Introduction to Human Biology (3 credits)

SOCIOL 202: Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

Additional Requirements, 12 credits:

Students must complete two of the following courses and two additional courses from Human Development, excluding 478, 495, 496, 497, and 498.

HUM DEV 331: Infancy and Early Childhood (3 credits)

HUM DEV 332: Middle Childhood and Adolescence (3 credits)

HUM DEV 343: Adulthood and Aging (3 credits)

Leadership in Public Service, (24 credits)

Required, (3 credits):

PU EN AF 202: Introduction to Public Policy (3 credits)

Choose one of these (3 credits):

POL SCI 101: American Government and Politics (3 credits)

PU EN AF 215: Introduction to Public Administration (3 credits)

Upper-Level Courses, (18 credits)

Required:

PU EN AF 324: Transitioning to Sustainable Communities (3 credits)

PU EN AF 344: Leadership in Organizations (3 credits)

PU EN AF 407: Service in the Public Sector (3 credits)

PU EN AF 430: Seminar in Ethics and Public Action (3 credits)

Choose two of these:

COMM 340: Mediation and Conflict Resolution (3 credits)

PU EN AF 315: Public and Non-Profit Management (3 credits)

PU EN AF 407: Service in the Public Sector (3 credits)

PU EN AF 408: Public Policy Analysis (3 credits)

PU EN AF 415: Public and Nonprofit Budgeting (3 credits)

PU EN AF 452: Planning Theory and Methods (3 credits)

PU EN AF 407 may be taken twice. (ASK about how to obtain credit for Institute and TRMC training.) Only second attempt may be used as part of the upper level elective choice.

Nonprofit Leadership, (24 credits)

Supporting Courses, (6 credits)

Required:

PU EN AF 215: Introduction to Public Administration (3 credits)

Choose one of these:

POL SCI 100: Global Politics and Society (3 credits)

POL SCI 101: American Government and Politics (3 credits)

PU EN AF 202: Introduction to Public Policy (3 credits)

Upper-Level Courses, (18 credits)

Required five courses. Ask advisor for additional course options.

PU EN AF 315: Public and Non-Profit Management (3 credits)

PU EN AF 415: Public and Nonprofit Budgeting (3 credits)

PU EN AF 425: Fundraising and Marketing for Nonprofits (3 credits)

PU EN AF 428: Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation (3 credits)

Choose one of these:

PU EN AF 344: Leadership in Organizations (3 credits)

PU EN AF 426: Strategic Philanthropy: Civic Engagement through Giving (3 credits)

PU EN AF 430: Information, Media and Society (3 credits)

PU EN AF 452: Planning Theory and Methods (3 credits)

PU EN AF 453: Cost Benefit Analysis (3 credits)

Self-Directed, (12 credits)

Concentration, (choose 12 credits):

The concentration provides an opportunity to develop competence in an area of application. The concentration consists of 300- and 400-level courses that are approved by an academic adviser.