Interdisciplinary Studies (16IDSBA)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing & ResearchH 4 History I C, 1 3
Mathematical Science A, 10 3 Mathematical Science A, 10 3
Natural Science B 4 Philosophy 5 3
Social Science D, 7 3 Social ScienceD, 7 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1 Free Elective 9 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
15 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Foreign Language 201 or 2128 3 Arts & Letters6 3
Literature I 3 3 History II 2 3
Natural Science B 3 Social Science 7 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives ReqG 3 IDS (self-design) Concentration11 3
Social Science 7 3 Free Elective 9 3
15 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives ReqG 2-3 GEP Additional Breadth ReqF 3
Literature II 4 3 IDS (self-design) Concentration11 3
IDS (self-design) Concentration11 3 IDS (self-design) Concentration11 3
IDS (self-design) Concentration11 3 Free Elective 9 3
Free Elective 9 3 Free Elective 9 3
Free Elective 9 3
17-18 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
IDS (self-design) Concentration11 3 IDS 490 Interdisciplinary
Methods and Issues11
3
IDS (self-design) Concentration11 3 IDS (self-design) Concentration11 3
Free Elective 9 3 IDS (self-design) Concentration11 3
Free Elective 9 3 Free Elective 9 3
Free Elective 9 3 Free Elective 9 2
15 14

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation* I, J, K, 12: 122
Major/College Footnotes
1. History I. (GRP 501) AFS 275, 276, HI 207,215,216, 232, 233, 263, 264, 270, 275, 276. (Satisfies 3 hr GEP Humanities).
2. History II. (GRP 502) HI 205, 208, 209, 210, 221, 251, 252.
3. Literature I. (GRP 503) ENG 219,220, 221, or 222; ENG 251*, 261*, or 262*; FL 219, 220, 221 or 222; FLF 301; 340, 341, 342, 351, 352; FLG 300, 316; or FLR 303, FLS 340, HON 202**, 293**
*Credit is not allowed for both ENG 251 and either of ENG 261 or ENG 262.
**Honors courses may satisfy the Literature I requirement if more than half of the literature covered is outside the U.S. and prior to the twentieth century
4. Literature II. (GRP 504) AFS 248; ENG 207, 208, 209, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 232, 233, 246, 248, 249, 251*, 252, 261*, 262*, 265, 266, 305, 349, 351,362, 363, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 376, 377, 380, 382, 383, 385, 390, 392, 393, 394, 398, 399, 406,407, 420, 439, 448, 449, 451, 452, 453, 460, 462, 463, 464, 465, 468, 469, 470, 471, 476, 486, 487; FL 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 246, 392, 393, 394, 406, 407; FLF 301, 302, 340, 341, 342, 351, 352, 414, 492; FLG 300, 316, 323; FLN 301, 302, 401; FLR 303, 304; FLS 300, 302, 304,323, 341, 342, 343, 351, 352, 353, 403, 404, 492; GRK 320; HON 202, or 293
*Credit is not allowed for both ENG 251 and either of ENG 261 or ENG 262.
5. Philosophy
Any 3-credit hour PHI course on the GEP Humanities list.
6. Arts and Letters All HA courses, all 200 and above REL courses, ADN 111, 112, 202, 212, 219, 231, 272, 273, 281, 311, 384, 386, 414, or 454, AFS 340 or 375, ARC 140, 141, or 142, ARS 251, 252, 259, 306, 351, or 353, COM 103 203, 213, 233, 243, 303, 321, 323, 333, 340, 364, 374, or 411, DAN 272 or 295, ENG 282, 283, 321, 364, 374, 411, or 492, FL 216, FLF 318, FLG 318, FLS 318, GD 200 or 342, GRK 310, IDS 496, LAR 444, LAT 310, MUS 180, 200, 201, 202, 205, 206, 230, 260, 306, 310, 315, 320, 330,335, 350, 360.   Courses in major field of study are excluded.
7. Social Sciences
Four 3-credit hour courses (12 credit hours total) from at least three of the following areas: ANT, ARE, EC, PS, PSY, SOC.  Also ENG 210, GEO 220, IDS 401, or STS 402.  Six (6) credit hours must be taken from the GEP Social Science List.
8. Foreign Language
Completion of FL 201, or comparable proficiency as demonstrated by examination. (All students must take the NCSU Proficiency Test upon entering CHASS. Students who take FL 101 and FL 102 will not receive graduation credit for these courses unless they are in a language other than the one used to fulfill the 201 1anguage requirement.)
9. Free Electives
Any course except ECI 105, ENG 110, MA 100, 101, FL 100 and 101, FLS 105, LAT 101, and GRK 101. 100-level foreign-language courses can be used as free electives if they are in languages other than the language the student uses to fulfill major language requirement.  Only 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for credit only (S/U).
10. Math
Six (6) credit hours chosen from the GEP Mathematics List.
11. Interdisciplinary Studies (Self-Design) Concentration
Students design their own academic major by developing a concentration or field of specialization with 30 hours of approved courses, including IDS 490, from two or more disciplines. No more than 15 credit hours may come from a single discipline.  At least five courses must be from the humanities and social sciences, including courses offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS), Economics courses and courses on the approved General Education Program (GEP) humanities and social sciences list. At least three of these five courses must be taught in CHASS.  All such proposals must be reviewed by a faculty sponsor and approved by the IDS committee. Contact department for more information.
12. All courses in the concentration must be passed with a C- or better.

 

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.
A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: History Group I: AFS 275 or 276, HI 207, 215, 216, 233, 263, 264, 270, 275, or 276; and the Philosophy elective (footnote 5)
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: See Social Science requirement (Footnote 7)
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth – (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or XX Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite.
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite.
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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