Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

The purpose of the Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts major is to offer a liberal arts degree in upper-level courses with two areas of concentration.  In general, the program seeks to address growing societal and academic needs calling for increased integrative abilities and for broadened critical thinking skills.  The degree is for students who wish to do course work in the areas of Art, Christian Studies, Education, English, History, Linguistics, Mass Communication, Music, Spanish, and Theatre.  (Students can also combine these disciplines with those included in the B.S. interdisciplinary program.)

In keeping with the institution’s Statement of Purpose, this major:

  • Prepares students to become better, contributing members of society by educating the whole person through an integration of academic discipline, a Christian lifestyle, and an enriched cultural experience; and
  • Presents distinctive, innovative programs which attract and meet the needs of both traditional and non-traditional students

The goals of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program are to meet the needs of students who do not want to determine a specific major, but want a mixture of disciplines in order to meet a specific career goal, or want to pursue a specialized field in graduate study rather than at the undergraduate level.

The Interdisciplinary Studies Program offers students the opportunity to focus on two areas of concentration and construct a degree program that reflects their own special interests. The primary area of concentration will consist of 24 hours in a chosen discipline, and the secondary area will consist of 18 hours in a chosen discipline.

The category of the primary area will determine whether the student is classified as a B.A. or a B.S. candidate. Each department may, at its discretion, offer an exact listing of courses available to the interdisciplinary student.

Students must meet all prerequisites for both the 24 and 18 hours in primary and secondary components.  No 1000 level courses can count toward either the 24 or 18 hour totals.  NO MORE THAN NINE (9) HOURS OF COURSEWORK IN THE PRIMARY COMPONENT AND NO MORE THAN SIX (6) HOURS OF COURSEWORK IN THE SECONDARY COMPONENT CAN COUNT TOWARD THE TOTAL NUMBER OF RESPECTIVE HOURS (24 AND 18). 

Note that students may, in special extenuating cases, exceed the 15 hours of allowable 2000 level coursework by three hours and no more than three (for a total, then, of 18 hours in 2000 level coursework). The extra three hours may fall in either the primary or the secondary component and must be approved by the respective department chair, the chair of the IDS program, and the Dean of Humanities.  Such action may be deemed appropriate, for example, in cases where students are faced with multiple prerequisite sequences (as would obtain in a Music/Art coupling), or in cases where a class rotation does not permit a student to take a 3000 or 4000 level course.

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

General Education Requirements

COLL 1100, 1300 or HNRS 1210    1, 2, or 3 hours
ENGL 1310, 1320    6 hours
ENGL 23xx    3 hours
ENGL 23xx, or Art 1300, MUSC 1300, or THTR 1300    3 hours
FOREIGN LANGUAGE    12 hours
HIST 13xx or 23xx    6 hours
MATH 1310 or higher    3 hours
CSCI 1305    3 hours
NATURAL SCIENCE    8 hours
PHED 1200    2 hours
CHST    6 hours
SOCIAL SCIENCE    3 hours
COMM 2300    3 hours

Total    59-61 hours
Total General Education Requirements    59-61 hours
Primary Component    24 hours
Secondary Component    18 hours

INTD 2100: 1 hour
ENGL 4328: 3 hours
INTD 4300: 3 hours
Elective and Prerequisite Courses: 18-20 hours
Total Hours for Degree: 128 hours

Additional Requirements Stipulations

All students at North Greenville University must earn one credit for chapel and cultural events for each semester of full-time enrollment (up to 8 credits). 

All interdisciplinary students are required to take INTD 2100, a sophomore introductory course (1 hour), ENGL 4328, Advanced Expository Writing (3 hours), and INTD 4300, a Senior Interdisciplinary Seminar, integrating studies from the four years of college. This seminar is generally taken during the final semester of studies. The sophomore introductory course needs to be taken during the appropriate year.

A student who wishes to declare an interdisciplinary major should contact the departmental chair to submit an application, listing areas of interest. Before the student begins upper-level courses in the primary and secondary areas, he or she must complete a curriculum contract to be filed with the departmental chair, the appropriate deans, the advisor, and the registrar.  With assistance from the advisor, the student holds final responsibility for meeting all degree requirements.

A distinguishing feature of the  B.A. degree program in Interdisciplinary Studies is the requirement of twelve (12) hours of foreign language.  For those students who have a foreign language as one of their components, the 12-hour language requirement may be fulfilled by either a second non-native language or by 12 hours of elective courses.

Art Interdisciplinary Concentration

The following courses are required for both the 24 and the 18 hour concentration:

Prerequisites:

ARTS 1310 Drawing I    3 hours
ARTS 1320 Drawing II    3 hours
ARTS 1330 Design I    3 hours
ARTS 1340 Design II     3 hours
ARTS 1360 Digital Imagery    3 hours

Required:

ARTS 2310 Art History I    3 hours
ARTS 2320 Art History II    3 hours

The 24 and 18 hour concentrations can come from any remaining ARTS courses.

And 3 hours of Exhibition and Portfolio:

ARTS 4170, Exhibition and Portfolio     1 hour, repeatable
ARTS 4270, Exhibition and Portfolio    2 hours, repeatable
ARTS 4370, Exhibition and Portfolio    3 hours, repeatable

Courses may have prerequisites as listed in the course description section of the catalog.  Interdisciplinary students who choose Art as a concentration are encouraged to have an art faculty member assist them with advising and registration.  Some art courses may not be offered every semester, and an art faculty advisor can assist the student in structuring a course sequence.

The Art concentration for the Interdisciplinary Studies degree program requires students to attend four (4) art exhibitions per year.

Christian Studies Interdisciplinary Concentration

Students in the Interdisciplinary Studies program may take Christian Studies courses to meet either the twenty-four or eighteen concentration of that degree.

For the eighteen hour concentration the requirements are as follow:

CHST 2300 (Principles of Theological Research and Writing)    3 hours
CHST 2390 (Hermeneutics) 3 hours
Biblical Studies concentration (3000 or 4000 level)* 3 or 6 hours
Historical/Theological/Ethical concentration (3000 or 4000 level) 3 or 6 hours
CHST electives(3000 or 4000 level) 3 hours

TOTAL    18 hours

*If the student chooses to take six hours in Biblical Studies, one course must be taken in Old Testament and one in New Testament.

For the twenty four hour concentration the requirements are as follow:

CHST 2300 (Principles of Theological Research and Writing    3 hours
CHST 2390 (Hermeneutics)    3 hours
Biblical Studies concentration (3000 or 4000 level)*    6 hours
Historical/Theological/Ethical concentration (3000 or 4000 level)* 6 hours
Christian Studies elective (3000-4000 level)    6 hours

Total 24 hours

*The student must take one course in Old Testament and one course in New Testament.

Education Interdisciplinary Concentration

The College of Education component of the Interdisciplinary Studies degree is designed to meet the needs of North Greenville University students who prefer non-certified education training.  Both the eighteen and twenty-four hour concentrations in combination with other selected concentrations prepare students to work with children age six to twelve in church programs, hospitals, child care centers, or other children’s programs not requiring teacher certification.  This concentration does not prepare students to become a certified classroom teacher in the public schools.  Those desiring to teach should consider the Teacher Education program for proper teacher certification and credentialing.

This program is under the supervision of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program.  The student is required to meet the same requirements in these courses as the four-year education major.  The prerequisite to all Education courses is EDUC 1210, Introduction to Education.  ECED 2360, Child Development is a prerequisite for ECED 3310, Pedagogical Issues in Early Childhood Education.

Required Core

EDUC 2230, Foundations of Education    2 hours
EDUC 3410, Educational Psychology    4 hours
EDUC 3350, The Exceptional Learner    3 hours
ECED 2360, Child Development    3 hours
*ECED 3310, Pedagogical Issues in Early Childhood Education 3 hours

Subtotal    15 hours

Electives

Choose 3 hour for 18 hour concentration.  Choose 9 hours for 24 hour concentration.

Courses denoted with + are recommended for those interested in early childhood type ministries.

EDUC 3332, Global Perspectives in Education 3 hours
EDUC 3116, Service Learning 1 hour
EDUC 3301, Children’s Literature for Interdisciplinary Studies 3 hours
ECED 3330+ Introduction to Early Childhood Education    3 hours
EDUC 4355, Using Literature Across the Curriculum    3 hours

Total    18-24 hours

Other Education courses may be substituted with Dean’s approval.

*Prerequisite includes ECED 2360, Child Development

English  Interdisciplinary Concentration

Note:  All students seeking an English concentration must take ENGL 3315 – Advanced Grammar and Style and declare a focus in either writing, literature, or MAT preparation.

The remainder of the hours required for the concentration must be taken from the courses listed below.

Writing – 18 or 24 hour concentration

Note: Students pursuing the 24 hour concentration in writing must take all of the courses listed below. Students pursuing the 18 hour concentration must take 5 of the courses listed below:

ENGL 3310 – Creative Writing
ENGL 4300 – Literary Research
ENGL 4305 – Introduction to Composition Theory
ENGL 4320 – Writer’s Workshop
ENGL 4325 – Creative Nonfiction Writing
ENGL 4335 – Technical Writing
ENGL 4338 – Life and Memoir Writing
ENGL 4326 – Fiction Writing
ENGL 4327 – Poetry Writing

(Option:  Students may take Christian Studies 2300 or English 4330 in lieu of one of these courses.)

Literature 18 or 24 hour concentration

Students pursuing the 24 concentration in English must take at least 9 hours in cultural identity studies and 9 hours in literary masterpieces. 

Students pursuing the 18 hour concentration  in English must take at least 6 hours in cultural identity studies and 6 hours in literary masterpieces.

No more than 3 hours in 2000 level English courses will count toward the 24 or 18 hour concentration in English.  Students must choose from the courses listed below.

ENGL 3317 – Teaching of English as a Second Language
ENGL 3320 – Studies in Appalachian Literature
ENGL 3325 – Study of American Folklore
ENGL 3330 – World Literature I
ENGL 3332 – World Literature II
ENGL 3335 – Short Stories
ENGL 3340 – Modern Drama
ENGL 3345 – Chaucer and the Medieval Period
ENGL 3350 – Christian Themes in Literature
ENGL 3355 – Milton and the 17th Century
ENGL 3368 – African American Literature
ENGL 3370 – Women in Literature
ENGL 3380 – Young Adult Literature
ENGL 3390 –The Literature of the American South
ENGL 3395 – Great Books
ENGL 4310 – Shakespeare’s Comedies and History Plays
ENGL 4315 – Shakespeare’s Tragedies
ENGL 4345 – Literature and Film
ENGL 4350 – The American Novel
ENGL 4353 – Modern American Literature
ENGL 4355 – Contemporary Southern Novels
ENGL 4360 – The British Novel
ENGL 4365 – Modern British Literature
ENGL 4370 – Christian Classics
ENGL 4375 – Modern Poetry
ENGL 4380 – The Romantic Period
ENGL 4385 – The Victorian Period
ENGL 4338 – Life and Memoir Writing

MAT English Preparation – 18 or 24 hour concentration

Note:  Students must take seven of the courses listed below for 24 hour concentration.

ENGL 3305 – Literary Theory
ENGL 3315 – Advanced Grammar and Style
ENGL 3380 – Young Adult Literature
ENGL 3317 – The Teaching of English as a Second Language
ENGL 3307 – History of the English Language
ENGL 4305 – Introduction to Composition Theory
ENGL 4315 – Shakespeare’s Tragedies
ENGL 4328 – Advanced Expository Writing
ENGL 4350 – The American Novel
ENGL 4360 – The British Novel

French Interdisciplinary Concentration

The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics offers a French Secondary Interdisciplinary component.  The prerequisite for a French Secondary Interdisciplinary component is the completion or the placement out of French I, French II, French III, and French IV.

Core requirements

FREN 2330, Intermediate French Conversation    3 hours
FREN 2335, Intermediate French Grammar and Composition  3 hours

Subtotal    6 hours

Select four of the following:

FREN 2340, Introduction to French Literature    3 hours
FREN 3310, Advanced Business French I    3 hours
FREN 3320, Advanced Business French II    3 hours
FREN 3330, Trip to a Native French Speaking Environment*    3 hours
FREN 3325, Masterpieces of French Literature    3 hours
FREN 3100, 3200, 3300, Special Topics1    1-3 hours

Subtotal    12 hours
Total    18 hours

*This course may be taken more than once as long as the topic of the course is different. 

No more than nine credit hours may be on the 2000 level.

History/Political Science Interdisciplinary Concentration

Requirements for 24 hour primary concentration

Six hours from the following:

HIST 3315, Colonial America
HIST 3320, The Young Republic
HIST 3330, Civil War and Reconstruction
HIST 3350, Recent America

Six hours from the following:

PLSC 2310, American National Government
PLSC 2320, State and Local Government
PLSC 3310, Public Policy

At least twelve hours of elective courses from any of the above courses not used to meet the above requirements and the following:

HIST 3300, History of South Carolina
HIST 3310, History of Appalachia
HIST 3311, 3312, History of Great Britain*
HIST 3349, Twentieth-Century Europe*
HIST 3360, History of Science and Technology
HIST 3371, 3372, History of Latin America*
HIST 4310, Special Topics
HIST 4350, The History of Christianity in America


*At least six hours of these electives should be from non-United States history.

Requirements for 18 secondary hour concentration

Six hours from the following:

HIST 3315, Colonial America
HIST 3320, The Young Republic
HIST 3330, Civil War and Reconstruction
HIST 3350, Recent America
Three hours from the following:
PLSC 2310, American National Government
PLSC 2320, State and Local Government
PLSC 3310, Public Policy

At least nine hours of electives chosen from any of the above courses not used to meet the above requirements and the following:

HIST 3300, History of South Carolina
HIST 3310, History of Appalachia
HIST 3311, 3312, History of Great Britain*
HIST 3349, Twentieth-Century Europe*
HIST 3360, History of Science and Technology
HIST 3370, History of Latin America*
HIST 4310, Special Topics
HIST 4350, The History of Christianity in America

*At least three hours of these electives must be from non-United States History

Linguistics Interdisciplinary Concentration

The Modern Languages and Linguistics Department offers a primary and a secondary Interdisciplinary component in Linguistics.

24 Hour or Primary Interdisciplinary Component in Linguistics

Core Requirements

LING 2310 – Introduction to Language    3 hours
LING 2320 – Introduction to Linguistics    3 hours
LING 2330 – Second Language Application    3 hours
LING 3310 – Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics    3 hours
LING 3320 – Syntax and Morphology    3 hours
LING 3330 – Phonology and Phonetics    3 hours

Subtotal    18 hours

Electives

LING 3340 – Historical Linguistics    3 hours
ENGL 3307 – History of the English Language    3 hours
ENGL 3315 – Advanced Grammar and Style    3 hours
ENGL 3317 – The Teaching of English as a Second Language    3 hours

The student may use the linguistics course in a modern language in this program if the course is not used to fulfill any other requirement.

SPAN 3380 – Spanish Linguistics    3 hours

Subtotal    6 hours
Total    24 hours

18 Hour or Secondary Interdisciplinary Component in Linguistics:

Core Requirements

LING 2310 – Introduction to Language    3 hours
LING 2320 – Introduction to Linguistics    3 hours
LING 2330 – Second Language Application    3 hours
LING 3310 – Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics    3 hours
LING 3320 – Syntax and Morphology    3 hours

Subtotal    15 hours

Electives

LING 3330 – Phonology and Phonetics    3 hours
LING 3340 – Historical Linguistics    3 hours
ENGL 3307 – History of the English Language    3 hours
ENGL 3315 – Advanced Grammar and Style    3 hours
ENGL 3317 – The Teaching of English as a Second Language    3 hours

The student may use the linguistics course in a modern language in this program if the course is not used to fulfill any other requirement.

SPAN 3380 – Spanish Linguistics    3 hours

Subtotal    3 hours
Total    18 hours

Mass Communication Interdisciplinary Concentration

The following Mass Communication Department courses may be taken for credit in the Interdisciplinary Studies Degree program.  Choose 18 or 24 hours from one of the following Mass Communication Department suggested course sequences.

No more than three 2000-level courses may count for credit in the primary area and no more than two 2000-level courses may count for credit in the secondary area.

Lower-level courses needed are dependent upon chosen upper-level courses.  MCOM 1300 and MCOM 1310 are required prerequisites and will not count as part of the primary or secondary area. Upper-level courses may require additional prerequisites.

Prerequisite Courses:

MCOM 1300, Introduction to Mass Communication    3
MCOM 1310, Media Technology    3

Broadcast Media Sequence

BRDC 2320, Audio/Radio Production    3
BRDC 2330, Video Production    3
BRDC 2315, Writing for Broadcast Media    3
BRDC 3320, Broadcast Announcing    3
BRDC 3325, Broadcast Studio Operations    3
BRDC 3330, Audio/Radio Programming    3
BRDC 3345, Video Programming    3
BRDC 4320, Advanced Video-Television Production    3
BRDC 4335, Advanced Audio-Radio Production    3
BRDC 4350, Broadcast Journalism    3
BRDC 4360, Broadcast Studio Producing & Directing    3
MCOM 2310, Introduction to Electronic Media    3
MCOM 3380, Electronic Media Sales & Promotions    3
MCOM 4310, Mass Media Law & Regulations    3
MCOM 4320, Mass Media Ethics    3
MCOM 4360, Mass Media Management    3
MCOM 4380, Special Topics    3

Communication Sequence*

COMM 2305, Communication Strategies    3
COMM 2310, Interpersonal Communication    3
COMM 2320, Cross-Cultural Communication    3
COMM 3300, Advanced Oral Communication    3
COMM 3310, Small Group Communication    3
COMM 3320, Organizational Communication    3
COMM 4350, Persuasion and Argumentation    3
COMM 4370, Communication Theory    3

Media Ministry Sequence

COMM 2305, Communication Strategies    3
COMM 2310, Interpersonal Communication    3
COMM 2320, Cross-Cultural Communication    3
MCOM 2320, Christianity and the Media    3
MCOM 2340, Graphics Design I    3
MCOM 3340, American Media Ministries    3
MCOM 3360, Graphics Design II    3
MCOM 4310, Mass Media Law & Regulations    3
MCOM 4320, Mass Media Ethics    3
MCOM 4360, Mass Media Management    3
MCOM 4370, Missionary Media Ministries    3
MCOM 4380, Special Topics    3

Print Media Sequence

JOUR 2315, Writing for Print Media    3
JOUR 2330, Photojournalism    3
JOUR 3320, News & Copy Editing    3
JOUR 3340, Advanced News Writing     3
JOUR 4320, Opinion Writing    3
MCOM 2300, Introduction to Print Media    3
MCOM 2340, Graphics Design I    3
MCOM 3310, Principles of Public Relations    3
MCOM 3360, Graphics Design II    3
MCOM 3370, Print Media Advertising & Marketing    3
MCOM 4310, Mass Media Law & Regulations    3
MCOM 4320, Mass Media Ethics    3
MCOM 4360, Mass Media Management    3
MCOM 4380, Special Topics    3

Public Relations Sequence

JOUR 2315, News & Feature Writing    3
MCOM 2340, Graphics Design I    3
MCOM 3310, Principles of Public Relations    3
MCOM 3320, Writing for Public Relations    3
MCOM 3360, Graphics Design II    3
MCOM 3370, Print Media Advertising & Marketing    3
MCOM 4310, Mass Media Law & Regulations    3
MCOM 4320, Mass Media Ethics    3
MCOM 4340, Public Relations Campaigns & Cases    3
MCOM 4360, Mass Media Management    3
MCOM 4380, Special Topics    3

*Prerequisite courses are not required for the Communication Sequence.

Music Interdisciplinary Concentration

Students in the interdisciplinary program may take selected music courses at the 2000, 3000, and 4000 level to meet the 18-hour concentration.

The following prerequisites are required before entering 2000, 3000, or 4000-level courses:

MUAPL 11XX (Applied Music – college level))    4*
MUSC 1300 (Music Appreciation) or 1320    3    
(Introduction to the History of Music and Art)
MUSC 1430,1440 (Music Theory)    8
MUXX (Ensembles)    4*

19 hours of prerequisite courses

*Applied study and ensembles may be concurrent with upper division courses.

For the music concentration, the student may choose 18 hours from these courses:

MUED 2100 (String Techniques)
MUED 2110 (Brass Techniques)
MUED 2120 (Woodwind Techniques)
MUED 2130 (Vocal/Choral Techniques)
MUED 2140 (Percussions Techniques)
MUSC 2240 (Basic Conducting)
MUSC 2320 (Song of the Church)
MUSC 2350 (Computer Technology for Musicians)
MUSC 2430 (Music Theory)
MUSC 2440 (Music Theory)
MUSC 3310 (Development of Musical Styles Before 1750)
MUSC 3320 (Development of Musical Styles: 1750-Present)
MUSC 3330 (Form and Analysis)
MUSC 3340 (Advanced Conducting)
MUSC 3360 (Music Technology for the Church Musician)
MUSC 3370 (Church Music Literature)
MUSC 4330 (Orchestration)
MUSC 4340 (Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint)
MUSC 4350 (Church Music Methods and Materials)
MUSC 4360 (Church Music Philosophy and Ministry)
MUSC 4370 (Praise and Worship in the Contemporary Church)
MUSC 4390 (Post Nineteenth Century Music)

These courses may have prerequisites as listed in the course description section of the catalog. Interdisciplinary students who choose music as a concentration are encouraged to have a music faculty member assist them with advising and registration. Some music courses may not be offered every semester, and a music faculty advisor can assist the student in structuring a course sequence.

The music concentration for the Interdisciplinary Studies degree requires students to attend 10 recitals/concerts per year.

Spanish Interdisciplinary Concentration

The Modern Languages and Linguistics Department offers a primary and secondary Interdisciplinary component in Spanish. 

The prerequisite for an Interdisciplinary concentration in Spanish is the completion or the placement out of Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, and Spanish IV or its equivalent.

24 hour Concentration or Primary Concentration

Core Requirements

SPAN 2330, Intermediate Spanish Conversation    3 hours
SPAN 2360, Intermediate Spanish Grammar and Composition    3 hours

Subtotal    6 hours

Electives

SPAN 2350, Introduction to Spanish Literature    3 hours
SPAN 3310, Advanced Business Spanish I    3 hours
SPAN 3320, Advanced Business Spanish II    3 hours
SPAN 3340, Masterpieces of Spanish Literature*    3 hours
SPAN 3350, Cultural Study of a Spanish Speaking Country*    3 hours
SPAN 3100, 3200, 3300, Special Topics    1-3 hours
SPAN 3330, Trip to a Native Speaking Spanish Environment*    3 hours
SPAN 3360, Advanced Spanish Conversation    3 hours
SPAN 3365, Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition    3 hours
SPAN 3370, A Book of the Holy Bible in Spanish    3 hours
SPAN 3375, Hispanic Culture and Civilization    3 hours
SPAN 3380, Spanish Linguistics    3 hours

Subtotal    18 hours
Total    24 hours

*This course may be taken more than once as long as the topic of the course is different.

No more than 9 hours may be taken on the 2000 level.

18 hour Concentration or Secondary Concentration

Core requirements

SPAN 2330, Intermediate Conversational Spanish    3 hours
SPAN 2360, Intermediate Spanish Grammar and Composition    3 hours

Subtotal    6 hours

Electives

SPAN 2350, Introduction to Spanish Literature    3 hours
SPAN 3310, Advanced Business Spanish I    3 hours
SPAN 3320, Advanced Business Spanish II    3 hours
SPAN 3340, Masterpieces of Spanish Literature*    3 hours
SPAN 3350, Cultural Study of a Spanish Speaking Country*    3 hours
SPAN 3100, 3200, 3300, Special Topics    1-3 hours
SPAN 3330, Trip to a Native Speaking Spanish Environment*    3 hours
SPAN 3360, Advanced Spanish Conversation    3 hours
SPAN 3365, Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition    3 hours
SPAN 3370, A Book of the Holy Bible in Spanish    3 hours
SPAN 3375, Hispanic Culture and Civilization    3 hours
SPAN 3380, Spanish Linguistics    3 hours

Subtotal    12 hours
Total    18 hours

*This course may be taken more than once as long as the topic of the course is different.

Theatre Interdisciplinary Concentration

24 Hour Concentration

THTR 2330 (Theatre History & Lit. I)    3 hours
THTR 2370 (Theatre History & Lit. II)    3 hours
THTR 2385 (Scene Design)    3 hours (Prerequisites: THTR 1340)
THTR 3350 (Play Writing)    3 hours
THTR 3330 (Directing)    3 hours (Prerequisite: THTR 1300)
THTR 4210 (Internship I)    3 hours (Prerequisite: six hours of practicum, THTR 3330, 3340, 3350)
THTR 4310 (Theory & Criticism)    3 hours
THTR 4330 (Senior Seminar)    3 hours (THTR 4330 is required as well as INTD 4300)

18 Hour Concentration

THTR 2330 (Theatre History & Lit. I)    3 hours
THTR 2370 (Theatre History & Lit. II)    3 hours

Choose one of the following    3 hours

THTR 3310 (Voice for the Actor)    3 hours
THTR 3320 (Lighting Design)    3 hours
THTR 2385 (Scene Design)    3 hours (Prerequisites: THTR  1340)
THTR 3350 (Play Writing)    3 hours
THTR 3330 (Directing)    3 hours (Prerequisite: THTR 1300)
THTR 4310 (Theory & Criticism)    3 hours
THTR 4320 (Acting III)    3 hours

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in American Studies

The American Studies Program is a special Interdisciplinary B.A. degree designed for students who wish to combine US history, literature, business and government studies.  The difference in this program, compared to other North Greenville University interdisciplinary offerings, is that students will study a total package program rather than a program divided into concentrations.

In keeping with North Greenville University’s statement of purpose, the program is designed so that students may integrate academics, Christian lifestyle, and cultural experience.  For purposes of this program, culture is defined as a system of values and meanings that give structure to personal, spiritual, and social behavior.  The American Studies student will concentrate on the ways that literature, politics, history, Christianity, communication, business,  economics, and the fine arts have shaped our culture.  With scholastic rigor, American Studies will stress all of the above areas and their coming together in interdisciplinary modes of interpretation.  The degree will prepare students for entry into law school or other graduate degree programs in literature, government, history, or American studies.

Students majoring in Interdisciplinary American Studies will:

  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of the historical and social contexts that have been important in the formation of the American character.
  • Develop the ability to study critically the interrelatedness of these three areas -  history and government, business,  and literature -  in true interdisciplinary learning.
  • Develop the technological and informational skills necessary to research and interpret data in an electronic age.
  • Develop the ability to use written and spoken English to communicate effectively.
  • Develop an awareness of the importance of faith in the progress of the American character.

General Education Requirements:

COLL 1100, COLL 1300 or HNRS 1210    1, 2, or 3 hours
ENGL 1310, 1320    6 hours
ENGL 2330    3 hours
MUSC 1310    3 hours
FOREIGN LANGUAGE    12 hours
HIST 1350, 1360    6 hours
MATH 1315    3 hours
CSCI 1305 or 1310    3 hours
NATURAL SCIENCE    8 hours
PHED 1200    2 hours
CHST    6 hours
PLSC 1300    3 hours
COMM 2300    3 hours

Total    59 - 61 hours

Required Supporting Courses

ENGL 2340, American Lit II    3 hours
GEOG 2300, Introduction to Geography    3 hours
HIST 2310, United States History to 1865    3 hours
HIST 2320, United States History since 1865    3 hours
PHIL 2300, Introduction to Philosophy    3 hours

Total    15 hours

Major Degree Requirements:

Major Concentration:

The following courses are required of all American Studies Interdisciplinary majors:

PLSC 2310, American National Government    3 hours
PLSC 2320, State and Local Government    3 hours
GEOG 4310, Geography of North America    3 hours
HIST 3300, History of South Carolina    3 hours
HIST 3350, Recent America    3 hours
HIST 4350, The History of Christianity in America     3 hours

Total    18 hours

Second Concentration:

A total of eight additional courses, twenty four hours, will be required from the courses listed below.  Program designs will be developed and approved by the student and advisor at the beginning of study.

ENGL 3320 Studies in Appalachian Literature
ENGL 3325 Study of American Folklore
ENGL 3368 African American Literature
ENGL 3390 Literature of the American South
ENGL 4350 The American Novel
ENGL 4355 Contemporary Southern Novels
ENGL 4353 Modern American Literature
HIST 3310 History of Appalachia
HIST 3315 Colonial America
HIST 3320 The Young Republic
HIST 3330 Civil War and Reconstruction
HIST 3360 History of Science and Technology
HIST 4300 Historical Classics
HIST 4310 Special Topics
PLSC 3310, Public Policy

Total    24 hours
Total General Education Requirements    59-61 hours
Total Supporting Requirements    15 hours
Total Major Concentration    18 hours
Total Second Concentration    24 hours

Required Senior Seminar INTD 4300    3 hours
General Electives:    7-9 hours
Total Degree Requirements:    128 hours

The following courses are recommended but not required as the general electives: 

Art

Art Study Tour to Washington, DC and New York
ARTS 3300 Twentieth Century Art History
Christian Studies
CHST 4355 Baptist Life and Thought
CHST 4350 History of Christianity in America

Business

BUSN 1330 Introduction to Business
BUSN 2310 Business Law I
BUSN 2320 Business Law II
BUSN 3310 Principles of Management
BUSN 3312 Small Business Management
BUSN 3320 Business Ethics
BUSN 3322 Business and Public Policy
BUSN 3332 Consumer Behavior

Economics

ECON 2310  Principles of Economics: Macro
ECON 2320  Principles of Economics: Micro
ECON 3320  Money and Banking
ECON 3330  Comparative Economic Systems
ECON 3335  Labor Economics
ECON 3340  Issues in Economics
ECON 4330  Government Regulations in Business

History

HIST 2330, World History
HIST 3311, History of Great Britain 1066-1714
HIST 3312, History of Great Britain 1714-present

Philosophy

PHIL 2300 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 3360 Philosophy of Religion