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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog

Liberal Arts Major


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BA degree

Requirements


 

Seven of the 10 classes must be at the 300 or 400 levels. Pre-requisites in the major concentration department are the student’s responsibility and do not count towards the 15 credits in each concentration unless listed as a concentration requirement.

Liberal Arts Core


Six (6) credits required, plus the Intermediate Writing course, ENL 260.

Choose Two Concentrations


Fifteen (15) credits required in each concentration, for a total of thirty (30) credits. Choose two: Art History, Economics, English, Foreign Literature & Languages, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Portuguese Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, Sustainability, Urban Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies.

Art History


ARH Core


Three (3) credits required.

Note: ARH 125 and ARH 150 are prerequisites for ARH 200. LAR Majors who want to concentrate in Art History are encouraged to build these pre-reqs into their distribution requirement courses at the 100 level.

Seminar


Three (3) credits required at the 400 level.

Economics


Core


Six (6) credits required.

Note: ECO 231 and ECO 232 are prerequisites for many 300 level courses, including ECO 301 and ECO 311.

Intermediate


Three (3) credits required from the following:

Electives


Six (6) additional credits required of 300-400-level Economics electives.

English: Literature Option


Foundation


Three (3) credits required.

Historical Literature


Two upper-level historical literature courses from the following list. One course from Pre-1800 and one course from Post-1800.

Note: ENL 259 is prerequisite for all 400 level Literature seminars.

English: Writing Option


Foundation


Three (3) credits required.

Foreign Literature and Languages: French


Literature


Three (3) credits required.

Culture or Literature Elective


Three (3) credits required at the 300 - 400 level.

Foreign Literature and Languages: Spanish


Core


Six (6) credits required.

Culture and Civilization


Three (3) credits required.

Literature


Three (3) credits required from the following:

Culture or Literature Elective


Three (3) credits required at the 300 - 400 level.

History


Foundation


Six (6) credits required.

Students must complete a two-part history sequence (choose one of the following sequences):

Electives


Nine (9) credits required in 300-400 level HST courses.

Philosophy


Core


Three (3) credits required from the following:

Elective


Three (3) credits required at the 200 or 300 level.

Political Science


Core


Six (6) credits at the 100 level from the following:

Note: 100 level courses are prerequisites for upper level courses.

Electives


Nine (9) credits required at the 300 - 400 level in at least 2 of the 4 subfield areas: American/Policy; Comparative; International Relations; and Theory.

Portuguese: Language and Linguistics


Electives


Six (6) credits required from the following:

Note: POR 302 is a prerequisite for the 300 level electives.

Portuguese: Literary and Cultural Studies


Literature


Three (3) credits required from the following:

Note: POR 302 is a prerequisite for the 300 level literature courses.

Sociology and Anthropology


Introduction


Three (3) credits required from the following:

Elective


Three (3) credits required from SOA any level elective.

Note: SOA 200 is not open to LAR majors.

Electives


Nine (9) additional SOA credits required at the 300 - 400 level.

Note: SOA 316 is not open to LAR majors.

Sustainability


Foundation


Choose one of the following (3 credits):

Note: You may take both courses, or repeat SUS 202 with a change of topic, in which case the second course will fulfill the “any level” requirement in the table below.

Electives


Students must take twelve (12) elective credits in Sustainability courses from the lists below.

These courses must be drawn from at least two of the three Sustainability content areas. Three of these courses (9 credits) must be numbered 300 or higher. Sustainability electives offered within your second concentration may count toward EITHER the Sustainability concentration OR the other concentration, but not both!

Urban Studies


Core


Students must complete the core URB course (3 credits):

  • URB 201: City Life: Introduction to Urban Studies

Electives


Students must complete the following elective requirements from the approved lists below:

  • Three (3) credits of approved Urban Studies electives at any level
  • Nine (9) credits of approved Urban Studies electives at the upper level (300-400)

Women's and Gender Studies


Introduction


Three (3) credits required.

Theory


Three (3) credits required from the following:

300-Level Electives


Nine (9) credits required at the 300-level from the following list.

Note: One course must be from a non-Western perspective (courses marked as “non-Western”).

Total Credits: 36


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