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Majors and More

Majors and More

Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies--Beginning Fall 2014

The Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies is designed for high achieving students whose academic interests reach across or beyond the major programs currently offered by the university. Students will have the opportunity to design a plan of study tailored to their own needs and interests. This innovative, integrative and flexible degree program allows students to take on the exciting challenge of creating their own curriculum and a unique plan for exploring some area of study not defined by a single discipline. Furthermore, concepts developed in research projects can be applied in internships, service learning, and study abroad.

General Education Courses  

Semester Hours

   ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills  

Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

Quantitative Skills See approved list

3-4

Technology See approved list; may be met in the major

0-3

Oral and Communication See approved list; may be met in the major

0-3

Logic/Language/Semiotics    

 

Foreign Language at the 102 level

3-4†

CSCI, PHIL 220 or 225, MATH, QMTH  

3

Skills for a Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines  
HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives See approved list; may be met in the major

0-3

Historical Perspectives See approved list; may be met in the major

0-3

Developing Critical Skills and Applying Them to Disciplines

Social Science See approved list; must have at least 2 designators; may be met in the major

0-9*

Humanities and Arts See approved list; must have at least 2 different designators; may be met in the major

0-9*

*Must have 15 hours within these 2 areas (at least 6 hours in each area)  
Natural Science See approved list,must include a lab course and be from 2 different areas; may be met in the major

0-7

Intensive Writing See approved list; may be met in the major

0-3

Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met in the major

0-3

Requirements in Major

36

IDVS 390 Individualized Studies Project: Research and Design

3

IDVS 490 Individualized Studies Project: Capstone

3

Individualized Plan of Study

Approved by Review Committee

30

  Must include:  A research methods course (3 credit hours)

 

   An international content course (3 credit hours)  
   And at least 18 credit hours above 299  
Requirements in Minor

15-24

Foreign Language Requirement

0-4

General Electives

0-54

Total

124

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To be admitted into the program as a major, the student must submit a program application and plan of study to the Director of the Individualized Studies Program. Consult the program director and program web site for more details on admissions requirements. A student must have successfully completed 30 credits hours and have a GPA of 3.0 or better before formal admission can take place.

The student must attain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 or better in courses taken at Winthrop and included in the 36 semester hours of the required program. In addition to the 36 semester hours of the required program, the student must select and complete a minor, attaining no less than a 2.0 GPA in the minor. Within the 124 semester hours required for this degree, the student must also include a minimum of 40 semester hours in courses numbered above 299.

†Students completing the required program for the BA in Individualized Studies must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at or above the second semester college level. This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite.

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