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Bachelor of Arts Degree and Minor Programs

General Studies Major

The General Studies major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.

This is a diversified liberal arts major supervised by the Coordinator of the Individual Studies Program.

Required
a minimum of 15 semester hours of 100-level courses from each of three of the four colleges for a minimum total hours ^45
Total Hours45

 

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See course descriptions for 4-digit numbers associated with 100-level courses.

A General Studies major enables students to take a wide variety of courses from many different departments. This can lead to a well-rounded liberal arts education. The major is not directed toward any particular vocation or certification. The emphasis of this major is on distribution rather than concentration. Each General Studies major is encouraged to develop a program of study according to her/his own needs, interests, and career goals. The selection of courses is largely left to the student. Students may not declare a second major and be registered for the General Studies major.

*The four colleges are:

  1. College of Business Administration;
  2. College of Education;
  3. College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences; and
  4. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

See General Information section for a list of the departments under each college.

(See General Studies program for registered nurses.)

Gerontology Major

The Gerontology major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.

It is suggested students take PSYCH 1001 (400:001) , SW 1041 (450:041) , and SOC 1000 (980:001) as their Social Sciences area Liberal Arts Core, as these are prerequisites for several of the required courses in this major.

This interdisciplinary program is offered jointly by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education, and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. It is administered through the School of Applied Human Sciences and under the supervision of the Gerontology Advisory Committee.

Social Sciences Track

Required
Gerontology core9
Select three of the following gerontology core courses:
School of Applied Human Sciences
Families and Aging
Psychology: *
Psychology of Aging
Health Promotion and Education: *
Aging and Health
Sociology: *
Social Gerontology
Research Methods3-4
Choose one of the following research methods courses:
School of Applied Human Sciences:
Research Methods in Family Science
Leisure, Youth and Human Services:
Research and Evaluation in Leisure, Youth and Human Services
Psychology:
Research Methods
Sociology:
Research Methods
Families and Aging:3
Choose one of the following Families and Aging courses:
School of Applied Human Sciences:
Management of Family Resources
Family Relationships in Crisis
Issues in Family Policy
Families, Alzheimer's and Related Dementias
Families, Alzheimer's and Related Dementias
Development courses:3
Choose one of the following Development courses:
School of Applied Human Sciences:
Human Growth and Development
Psychology:
Developmental Psychology
Ethics courses:3
Choose one of the following Ethics courses:
Families and End of Life Issues
Families and End of Life Issues
World Religions/Philosophy:
Bio-Medical Ethics
Ethics
Perspectives on Death and Dying
Communication Studies
Ethics in Communication
Gerontology elective courses:9
Choose three of the following Gerontology courses:
Social Work:
Social Services for Older Adults
Sociology:
Health, Illness, and Dying
Anthropology:
Culture, Disease, and Healing
Human Biological Variation
World Religions/Philosophy:
Perspectives on Death and Dying
Health Promotion and Education:
Public Health Theory and Application
Communication Sciences and Disorders:
Understanding Communication Disorders
School of Applied Human Sciences:
Interior Design Standards
Communication Studies:
Health Communication
Gerontology:
Families, Alzheimer's and Related Dementias
Families, Alzheimer's and Related Dementias
Internship 4
Senior Seminar, Gerontology:
Internship Seminar (1 hr.)
Internship in Gerontology (Social Sciences track section - 3 hrs.)
Total Hours34-35

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Courses may be used to meet requirements in either Gerontology Core or Curriculum Cluster, but not both.

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Due to prerequisites, the total number of credit hours required to complete this major may be 40-41.

 

Long Term Care Track

Required
Business courses12
Select at least one of the following from business group 1:
Accounting:
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Select at least one of the following from business group 2
Management:
Legal and Social Environment of Business
Business Law
Employment and Labor Law
Organizational Management
Staffing and Employee Development
Gerontology core9
Select three of the following from Gerontology core
School of Applied Human Sciences:
Families and Aging
Families, Alzheimer's and Related Dementias
Families, Alzheimer's and Related Dementias
Psychology:
Psychology of Aging
Health Promotion and Education:
Aging and Health
Sociology:
Social Gerontology
Required Health Care Administration5
School of Applied Human Sciences:
Long Term Care Administration
Health Promotion and Education:
Medical Terminology
Health Care Administration electives (minimum 7 hours):7
GERO 2111Families and End of Life Issues3
Social Work:
Human Services Administration
Social Services for Older Adults
Health Promotion and Education:
Introduction to Public Health
Health Care and the Consumer
Public Health Theory and Application
HPE 4186/5186 Guided Independent Study course "Medical Terminology for the Medical Professions, 2 hrs.
Communication Studies:
Health Communication
Internship ^^10-12
Students complete the seminar and internship:
Senior Seminar School of Applied Human Sciences:
Internship Seminar
Internship School of Applied Human Sciences:
Internship in Gerontology (Long Term Care track section)
Total hours 43-45

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Students choosing to take the State of Iowa licensing exam may need to complete up to 10 credit hours of internship, for a total of 43 hours for the Long Term Care track.

Note: NHA Iowa requirements - 12 hours health care administration, 6 hours gerontology, 10 hours business plus internship.

Gerontology Minor

Gerontology core: select two of the following:6
School of Applied Human Sciences:
Families and Aging *
Psychology:
Psychology of Aging *
Health Promotion and Education:
Aging and Health
Sociology:
Social Gerontology *
Families and Aging core: (select one of the following)3
Management of Family Resources *
Issues in Family Policy *
Family Relationships in Crisis *
Families, Alzheimer's and Related Dementias
Families, Alzheimer's and Related Dementias
Development core: (select one of the following)3
School of Applied Human Sciences:
Human Growth and Development *
Psychology:
Developmental Psychology *
Electives in Gerontology: select two of the following: 6
Communication Sciences and Disorders:
Understanding Communication Disorders
Communication Studies:
Health Communication
Health Promotion and Education:
Families and End of Life Issues
Families and End of Life Issues
Public Health Theory and Application *
School of Applied Human Sciences:
Interior Design Standards
Social Work:
Social Services for Older Adults *
Sociology:
Health, Illness, and Dying *
Anthropology:
Culture, Disease, and Healing
Human Biological Variation
World Religions/Philosophy:
Bio-Medical Ethics *
Perspectives on Death and Dying *
Total Hours18

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These courses have additional prerequisites as follows:

FAM SERV 3150/5150 (31F:150g) has prerequisites of FAM SERV 1020 (31F:020); EDPSYCH 2030 (200:030) or FAM SERV 1055 (31F:055) or PSYCH 2202 (400:120); junior standing.

 

PSYCH 2202 (400:120) has prerequisite of PSYCH 1001 (400:001). PSYCH 1001 (400:001) may be used to satisfy Category 5B of the Liberal Arts Core.

 

HPE 4125/5125 (410:125g), RELS 3510 (640:173)/PHIL 3510 (650:173)/CAP 3173 (CAP:173), RELS 3110 (640:194)/PHIL 3110 (650:194)/CAP 3194 (CAP:194) have a prerequisite of junior standing.

 

PSYCH 3204/5204 (400:173g) has prerequisites of PSYCH 1001 (400:001); junior standing. PSYCH 1001 (400:001) may be used to satisfy Category 5B of the Liberal Arts Core.

 

SOC 3035/5035 (980:125g) has prerequisite of SOC 1000 (980:001).  SOC 1000 (980:001) may be used to satisfy Category 5A of the Liberal Arts Core.

 

FAM SERV 2077 (31F:077) has prerequisite of sophomore standing.

 

FAM SERV 4153/5153 (31F:153g) has prerequisite of FAM SERV 1020 (31F:020); 3 hours social science research methods; junior standing.

 

FAM SERV 3162/5162 (31F:162g) has prerequisite of FAM SERV 1020 (31F:020); junior standing.

 

COMM 4116/5116 (48C:138g) and HPE 4353/5353 (410:153g) have prerequisite of junior standing.

 

SW 4173/5173 (450:173g) has prerequisite of SW 1041 (450:041).   SW 1041 (450:041) may be used to satisfy Category 5C of the Liberal Arts Core.

 

SOC 3065/5065 (980:118g) has a prerequisite of SOC 1000 (980:001) and junior standing.

 

ANTH 3202/5202 (990:152g) has prerequisite of ANTH 1001 (990:010) and junior standing. ANTH 1001 (990:010) may be used to satisfy Category 4A of the Liberal Arts Core.

 

ANTH 3102/5102 (990:168g) has prerequisite of ANTH 1002 (990:011) or SOC 1000 (980:001) and junior standing.

 


 

Global Studies Major

The Global Studies major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements, the following specified major requirements, plus electives outside the major. 

The major requirements themselves total a minimum of 33 hours (core courses 6 hours, thematic area 12 hours, geographic area 15 hours). Any prerequisites for courses in the thematic and geographic areas of study, as well as any additional required language study will raise the number of major credit hours past 33. Students with no foreign language preparation at the high school or college level may expect to complete up to an additional 20 hours in foreign language study. For many students the foreign language hours will be considerably less. Because of the diversity of study possibilities in the Global Studies major, as well as the diversity of academic preparation students will bring to the major, a maximum range of credit hours to complete the major cannot be provided. See the course listings for the thematic and geographic areas of study (program components II-III), as well as the specific requirements for language proficiency (program component IV) below. Finally, note the two highly recommended components (V-VI) of the Global Studies major--study abroad and the Certificate in Non-Profit Management--as important additional preparation for professional employment.

This is an interdisciplinary program that draws upon courses from all four UNI undergraduate colleges, and is housed in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Course selection and prerequisites: The Global Studies major does not limit the double-counting of credit hours from the Liberal Arts Core or any other academic program. However, no double counting of credit hours is allowed between the different thematic and geographic areas, and between the required and elective components within any thematic and geographic area of the Global Studies major. Students may petition to have relevant experimental or readings courses or seminars count toward their major requirements. Per university regulations for all majors, at least 10 hours of course work must be in courses numbered 100-199 (see course descriptions for 4-digit numbers associated with 100-level courses). Courses which have prerequisites will be indicated within each thematic/geographic area. See the University Catalog for course descriptions and prerequisites.

Grades, transcripts, and transfer credit: A minimum grade of C is required for all courses applied toward the major. Course HPE 4161/5161 (410:161g) is a credit/no credit course, and the minimum grade of C- to receive credit will be allowed for this course. Transcripts will contain the student's geographic and thematic areas of concentration.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS (I-VI)

I. CORE COURSES (6 hours)

Courses chosen here may not be used to satisfy thematic or geographic area requirements.

Required3
Select one of the following:
Anthropology:
Culture, Nature, and Society
Geography:
Human Geography
World Geography
Required3
Select one of the following:
Political Science:
International Relations
Comparative Politics
Total Hours6

II. THEMATIC AREA (12 hours)

Choose in consultation with a Global Studies faculty advisor.

See below for course list and specific requirements for each area.

Students must focus on one area; however, they may choose to add an additional area(s) to their program, which will be reflected on their transcripts. Within each area, no more than 6 hours may be taken in any one department (the Department of Sociology/Anthropology/Criminology counts as three departments).

THEMATIC AREAS:

  • Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights
  • International Economics and Development
  • Global Resources and Environment
  • International Communication and Media
  • Global Studies in Gender
  • Global Health
Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights
Required3
Select one of the following:
Political Science:
International Security
Human Rights
Electives9
Select three from the following:
Social Work:
Conflict Resolution
Political Science:
Theories of Democracy
International Security
Human Rights
International Law
International Organizations
North-South Relations
Terrorism and Insurgency
Nationalism
Politics of Nonviolence
History:
Great Power Diplomacy from the Congress of Vienna to the Present
Total Hours12
 International Economics and Development
Required3
Select one of the following:
Economics:
International Economics *
Political Science:
Politics of the Global Economy *
North-South Relations
Electives9
Select three from the following:
Social Science:
Social Welfare: A World View
Economics:
International Economics
Economic Development
International Financial Economics *
Political Science:
Politics of the Global Economy
North-South Relations
Geography:
Economic Geography
Cultural Geography
Demography and Population Geography
Sociology:
Social Inequality *
Immigration and Transnationalism *
Anthropology:
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Applied Anthropology *
Total Hours12

 

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These courses listed above have additional prerequisites as follows:

ECON 3245/5245 (920:136g) and ECON 3261/5261 (920:175g) have prerequisites of ECON 1041 (920:053) and ECON 1051 (920:054).

POL INTL 4119/5119 (943:119g) has prerequisite of POL INTL 1024 (943:024), which is a choice in the program core.

SOC 3080/5080 (980:120g) and SOC 3045/5045 (980:135g) have prerequisite of SOC 1000 (980:001), which will satisfy LAC Category 5A.

ANTH 3410/5410 (990:148g) has prerequisite of SOC 1000 (980:001) or ANTH 1002 (990:011), either of which will satisfy LAC Category 5A.

ANTH 3104/5104 (990:167g) has prerequisite of PSYCH 1001 (400:001) or SOC 1000 (980:001) or ANTH 1002 (990:011). Course PSYCH 1001 (400:001) can satisfy LAC Category 5B, and SOC 1000 (980:001) or ANTH 1002 (990:011) can satisfy LAC Category 5A.

Global Resources and Environment
Required6
Select two from the following:
Philosophy:
Environmental Ethics
Biology:
Conservation Biology *
Geography:
Environmental Geography
Electives6
Select two from the following:
Philosophy:
Environmental Ethics
Humanities:
Seminar in Environmental Problems
Environmental Science:
Environmental Health Science
Biology:
General Biology: Organismal Diversity
Conservation Biology *
Ecology *
Earth Science:
Introduction to Geology
Earth History *
Economics:
Environmental Economics *
Geography:
Physical Geography
Recent Climate Change
Economic Geography
Environmental Geography
Demography and Population Geography
Climatology
Rivers
Total Hours12

 

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These courses listed above have additional prerequisites as follows:

BIOL 4167/5167 (840:167g) and BIOL 4168/5168 (840:168g) have prerequisites of BIOL 3100 (840:100) and BIOL 3140 (840:140). Courses BIOL 3100 (840:100) and BIOL 3140 (840:140) also have prerequisites of: BIOL 2051 (840:051); BIOL 2052 (840:052); CHEM 1110 (860:044) and CHEM 1120 (860:048), or CHEM 1130 (860:070).

EARTHSCI 1320 (870:035) has prerequisite of EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031), which will satisfy LAC Category 5B.

ECON 3225/5225 (920:123g) has prerequisites of ECON 1041 (920:053) and ECON 1051 (920:054).

GEOG 3220 (970:100) has prerequisite of GEOG 1120 (970:010) or GEOG 1210 (970:026) or GEOG 2210 (970:028) or GEOG 1110 (970:040).

International Communication and Media
Required6
Select two from the following:
Communication Studies:
Intercultural Communication
Anthropology:
Language and Culture
Language and Culture
Communication Studies:
Global Mass Communication Systems *
Global Public Relations
Electives6
Select two from the following:
Management:
Communication Management *
Communication Studies:
Intercultural Communication
Gender Issues in Communication
Global Mass Communication Systems
Global Public Relations
Sociology:
Sociology of Culture *
Anthropology:
Language and Culture *
Total Hours12

 

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These courses listed above have additional prerequisites as follows:

MGMT 3914/5914 (150:114g) has prerequisite of ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) or ENGLISH 2015 (620:015), either of which will satisfy LAC Category 1A.

COMM J 4754/5754 (48J:151g) has prerequisite of COMM COR 1010 (48J:002).

SOC 3060/5060 (980:138g) has prerequisite of SOC 1000 (980:001) or ANTH 1002 (990:011), either of which will satisfy LAC Category 5A.

ANTH 3001 (990:177) has prerequisite of PSYCH 1001 (400:001) or SOC 1000 (980:001) or ANTH 1002 (990:011). Course PSYCH 1001 (400:001) can satisfy LAC Category 5B, and SOC 1000 (980:001) or ANTH 1002 (990:011) can satisfy LAC Category 5A.

Global Studies in Gender 
Required3
Select one of the following:
Humanities:
Women's and Gender Studies: Introduction
Anthropology:
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Electives9
Select three from the following:
Health Promotion:
Global Health Mission **
Introduction to Women's Health
Cultural Competency for the Helping Professions
Minority Health
International Health
Communication Studies:
Intercultural Communication
Gender Issues in Communication
World Religions:
Religions of the World (Family Life Emphasis only)
Humanities:
Women's and Gender Studies: Introduction
Graduate Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies: Comparative Feminist Theories
Political Science:
Human Rights
History:
Modern European Women's History
Sociology:
Immigration and Transnationalism *
Feminist Theories in the Social Sciences *
Anthropology:
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Total Hours12

 

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These courses listed above have additional prerequisites as follows:

SOC 3080/5080 (980:120g) has prerequisite of SOC 1000 (980:001) or ANTH 1002 (990:011), either of which can satisfy LAC Category 5A.

SOC 4071/5071 (980:171g) has prerequisite of SOC SCI 1020 (900:020) or SOC 1000 (980:001) or ANTH 1002 (990:011). Course SOC SCI 1020 (900:020) can satisfy LAC Category 5C, and course SOC 1000 (980:001) or ANTH 1002 (990:011) can satisfy LAC Category 5A.

ANTH 3104/5104 (990:167g) has prerequisite of PSYCH 1001 (400:001) or SOC 1000 (980:001) or ANTH 1002 (990:011). Course PSYCH 1001 (400:001) can satisfy LAC Category 5B, and SOC 1000 (980:001) or ANTH 1002 (990:011) can satisfy LAC Category 5A.

**

Courses HPE 4161/5161 (410:161g) may be taken credit/no credit only. This course will only be applied to the major if a grade of "credit" is achieved.

Global Health
Required5
Health Promotion:
International Health
Sociology:
Culture, Disease, and Healing *
Electives7
Health Promotion:
Global Health Mission *,**
Cultural Competency for the Helping Professions
Minority Health
Social Work:
Social Welfare: A World View
Environmental Science:
Environmental Health Science
Total Hours12

 

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These courses listed above have additional prerequisites as follows:

HPE 4161/5161 (410:161g) has prerequisite of HPE 4167/5167 (410:167g).

SOC 3102/5102 (980:168g) has prerequisite of SOC 1000 (980:001) or ANTH 1002 (990:011). Course SOC 1000 (980:001) or ANTH 1002 (990:011) can satisfy LAC Category 5A.

**

Courses HPE 4161/5161 (410:161g) may be taken credit/no credit only. This course will only be applied to the major if a grade of credit is achieved.

III. GEOGRAPHIC AREA (15 hours)

Choose in consultation with a Global Studies faculty advisor.

See below for course list and specific requirements for each area.

Students must focus on one area; however, they may choose to add an additional area(s) to their program which will be reflected on their transcripts. Unless otherwise noted, within each area no more than 9 hours may be taken in any one department.

GEOGRAPHIC AREAS:

  • Africa/Middle East
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • Russia/Eastern Europe
  • Western Europe
Africa/Middle East
Required6
Humanities:
Middle East
Africa
Electives9
Select three from the following:
World Religions:
Great Living Religions: Judaism and Islam
Languages and Literatures (French):
Special Topics in Francophone Culture *
Political Science:
Terrorism and Insurgency
African Politics
History:
The Ancient Near East
Modern African History
Geography:
Regional Geography: (Variable Topic)
Total Hours15
 Asia

Students are strongly encouraged to concentrate on one, but no more than two, major countries of the region--China, India, Japan--unless they go beyond the 15 credit hour requirement for the region.

Required3-6
At least 3 hours, but no more than 6, from:
Humanities:
Japan
China
India
Electives (see restrictions) *9-12
Select three to four of the following:
World Religions:
Great Living Religions: Hinduism and Buddhism
Great Living Religions: Confucianism, Daoism, and Zen
Humanities:
Japan
China
India
Political Science:
Politics of East Asia
History:
Pre-Modern South Asia
Modern South Asia
Pre-Modern Chinese History
Modern Chinese History
Pre-Modern Japan
Modern Japan
Total hours 15

 

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Restrictions on Asia area courses:

  1. For courses HUM xxxx (680:xxx), no more than 3 hours if only 3 hours is completed in the "Required" field;
  2. For courses HISNW xxxx (964:xxx), no more than 6 hours on the pre-modern period (to approx. 1700).
Latin America
Required3
Political Science:
Latin American Politics
Required (see restriction) **3
Select one of the following:
Humanities:
Latin America **
Native Central and South America
Languages and Literatures:
Latin American Culture and Civilization **
Electives (see restriction) **9
Select three from the following:
Humanities:
Latin America **
Native Central and South America
Languages and Literatures (Spanish):
Survey of Spanish American Literature *
Latin American Culture and Civilization *,**
Topics in Spanish American Literature and Culture: *
Spanish American Literature: ____________ *
History:
Colonial Latin American History
Latin American History
Anthropology:
Archaeology of the New World *
Total Hours15

 

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These courses listed above have additional prerequisites as follows:

SPAN 3012 (780:112) has prerequisite of SPAN 3004 (780:104) or SPAN 3005 (780:105) or equivalent.

SPAN 3020 (780:120) has prerequisite of SPAN 3001 (780:101) or SPAN 3006 or SPAN 3050/5050 (780:150g) or equivalent.

SPAN 3031 (780:131) has prerequisite of SPAN 3012 (780:112).

SPAN 4062/5062 (780:162g) has prerequisite of SPAN 3018 (780:118).

ANTH 3302 (990:142) has prerequisite of ANTH 1001 (990:010).

**

Restriction on Latin America area courses:

Only one of HUM 3123 (680:123) and SPAN 3020 (780:120) will count toward program credit.

Russia/Eastern Europe
Required (no electives in this area of study)15
Humanities:
Russia/Soviet Union
History:
Modern Central and Eastern Europe
History of Imperial Russia
History of Soviet Russia
Political Science:
Russian and Eurasian Politics
Total Hours15

 

Western Europe

Because of the broad offerings in this area, students are strongly encouraged to plan an integrated program of study with their advisor.

Required6
Humanities:
Humanities III: The Age of Revolution to the Present (required)
Political Science:
Politics in Europe
Electives (see restrictions) **9
Select three from the following:
Languages and Literatures (French):
Introduction to French Literature *
The World of French Business *
Special Topics in French Literature *
Languages and Literatures (Spanish):
Survey of Spanish Literature *
Culture and Civilization of Spain *
Topics in Literature and Culture of Spain: *
Peninsular Literature: _______________ *
History:
History of Ancient Greece
History of Ancient Rome
History of Classical Civilization
Medieval Civilization
The Renaissance and Reformation
Age of Absolutism and the Enlightenment
History of Ireland
English History to 1688
History of Germany to 1648
Europe from the French Revolution to World War I
Europe from World War I to the Present
English History since 1688
History of Germany Since 1648
History of Modern France
Great Power Diplomacy from the Congress of Vienna to the Present
Military History from Napoleon to the Present
Modern European Women's History
Sociology:
Immigration and Transnationalism *
Total Hours15

 

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These courses listed above have additional prerequisites as follows:

FREN 3004 (720:104) and FREN 4014/5014 (720:114g) have prerequisite of FREN 3001/5001 (720:101g).

FREN 4022/5022 (720:122g) has prerequisites of FREN 3001/5001 (720:101g) and FREN 3004 (720:104).

SPAN 3018 (780:118) has prerequisite of SPAN 3004 (780:104) or SPAN 3005 (780:105).

SPAN 3023 (780:123) has prerequisite of SPAN 3001 (780:101) or SPAN 3006 or SPAN 3050/5050 (780:150g) or equivalent.

SPAN 3035 (780:135) and SPAN 4063/5063 (780:163g) have prerequisite of SPAN 3012 (780:112) or SPAN 3018 (780:118).

SOC 3080/5080 (980:120g) has prerequisite of SOC 1000 (980:001). Course SOC 1000 (980:001) will satisfy LAC Category 5A.

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Restrictions on Western Europe courses:

  1. No more than 3 hours in courses covering the pre-1700 period;
  2. No more than 6 hours in courses numbering FREN xxxx (720:xxx) and SPAN xxxx (780:xxx) or their combination.

IV. FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Students must be able to demonstrate competence in a foreign language at the intermediate (second year) level; however, foreign language study past the two year requirement is strongly recommended. Language proficiency may be achieved through high school and college study (two years of high school study equals one year of college-level study), transfer credit, study abroad, native or heritage knowledge, or a combination of the above. Students seeking to use four years of high school foreign language study to satisfy the language requirement will be required to complete a proficiency exam. Heritage speakers seeking to use their home/family language to satisfy the language requirement may be required to complete a proficiency exam.

The language chosen to satisfy the foreign language requirement should be used extensively in the student's geographic area of focus. However, a foreign language not typically associated with the geographic area of focus may be used to satisfy the foreign language requirement as well. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue area-specific language study through available foreign language courses on the UNI campus (French, Spanish, and Chinese, though Chinese currently is offered only at the third semester level), and through on-line courses, summer study, or study abroad. See a Global Studies advisor for guidance on completing the foreign language requirement.

V. STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: Study Abroad

Study abroad may be used to satisfy program requirements for language, or thematic or geographic area study. If possible, students should complete the core requirements for the Global Studies major prior to participating in a study abroad experience.

VI. STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Some students completing the Global Studies major will eventually seek employment in the non-profit sector. This certificate provides knowledge, skill-building and professional experience for students interested in working for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs). Earning this certificate at UNI also enables students to earn a national Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. See the University Catalog (School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services) for certificate requirements.

 

Humanities Major

The Humanities major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.

This is an interdisciplinary major offered by the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, and is under the jurisdiction of the dean of that college.

Required
Humanities:
HUM 1021 (680:021)Humanities I: The Ancient, Classical, and Medieval Worlds (required)3
HUM 1022 (680:022)Humanities II: The Renaissance, Reformation, and Enlightenment (required)3
HUM 1023 (680:023)Humanities III: The Age of Revolution to the Present (required)3
HUM 4192 (680:192)Junior-Senior Seminar3
Interdisciplinary courses in, or including, the humanities *9
Courses in history, from any department6
Critical and analytical course3
Participatory course in creative or performing arts3
Electives in any of the above or other humanities areas9
Total Hours42

 

*

These courses may include seminars in the interpretation of texts, in philosophy of history, in aesthetics, in a theme or period, in a topic relating the humanities to the natural or social sciences, or other appropriate courses as available.

The student, with the consent of the Humanities Advisor, will outline a cohesive program of cross-disciplinary study around a chronological period, theme, culture, or other focus of the student's choice.

All reasonable variations on this program should be approved.

 

Individual Studies Major

The Individual Studies major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements (under the discretion of the Individual Studies Program Coordinator), plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.

Required
A coherent, interdisciplinary area of study (minimum of 40 hours)40
Undergraduate thesis6
Total Hours46

(Plus 29 hours of university electives or other major or minor credit.)

If it is found the university does not offer the major desired, it may be possible, through the Individual Studies Program, for a student to create her/his own program of study. The purpose of the Individual Studies major is twofold:

  1. to enable a student to design an individualized major by selecting courses from several academic departments, and
  2. to explore interdisciplinary areas of study before those areas are formally adopted as departmental or interdepartmental majors.

Students interested in this major should have at least one semester's experience in university study before applying. A student shall consult first with the Individual Studies Coordinator concerning the feasibility of designing an Individual Studies major in a particular area. If the university does not have faculty or curricular resources for the area requested, the student will be so advised. Also, if the student does not appear to be academically prepared, or if her/his plans are not sufficiently clear, specific steps to correct these problems will be recommended.

Once an advisor is appointed, the student and the advisor will develop a list of courses to comprise the proposed major, and an interdisciplinary faculty committee will be selected to take action on the specific program. In some cases, with the approval of the faculty advisor and the program coordinator, an extraordinary amount of independent study may be counted toward the major. In most cases, an undergraduate thesis will be required of this major.

 

Liberal Studies Degree, Bachelor of

 

The Bachelor of Liberal Studies (B.L.S.) program is offered by the three Iowa Regents’ Universities: University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Iowa. The purpose of the B.L.S. is to offer educational opportunities to those students who are unable to attend college as full-time, on-campus students. Students often use guided independent study and other distance learning opportunities to earn credit. This major may not be declared with any other major.

See Undergraduate Degree Requirements section for further details regarding this degree.

 

International Business Minor

The interdepartmental minor in International Business is available to College of Business Administration students majoring in Accounting, Business Teaching, Economics - Business Economics emphasis, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Real Estate. The International Business minor enhances the common body of knowledge gained through the business core by focusing on international trade and commerce issues/perspectives.

Required
World Affairs:3
Select one of the following:
Geography:
World Geography
Political Science:
International Relations
International Business core:12
Marketing:
Distribution and Logistics
Global Marketing
Management:
International Management
Financial:
International Financial Management
International Financial Economics
Economics:
International Economics
Economic Development
International Experience:0
International Experience **
Electives
Select one of the following:2-3
Business, Interdepartmental:
Socio-Economic Reality of Central America *
Management:
Supply Chain and Purchasing
Political Science:
Politics of the Global Economy
International Law
International Organizations
Sociology:
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Criminology:
Crime, Law, and Justice: A Global Perspective
International Internship
Or any additional course listed within the international business core above.
Total Hours17-18

 

*

This course fulfills the Liberal Arts Core Capstone requirement. Other global perspective Capstone courses may be approved, by student request, to fulfill the requirements of this elective.

**

This BUSINESS 3169 (100:169) course requires the successful completion of an approved study abroad experience, or a departmental internship or cooperative education experience that includes a significant international component.  Department internships or cooperative education credits that meet the requirements of the international experience can, by student request, be used to fulfill the elective requirement.

International Business Minor (Non-Business Majors)

The interdepartmental minor in International Business (Non-Business Majors) is available to any non-business major. The purpose of this minor is to allow non-business majors to build a basic body of knowledge concerning business and business operations and expand this knowledge with respect to international business, trade, and commerce. 

Required
World Affairs3
Select one of the following:
Geography:
World Geography
Political Science:
International Relations
Business Core15
Accounting:
Principles of Financial Accounting
Marketing:
Principles of Marketing
Management:
Legal and Social Environment of Business
Organizational Management
Economics:
Introduction to Economics
International Business core8-9
Management:
International Management
International electives:
Select two from the following:
Business, Interdepartmental:
Socio-Economic Reality of Central America *
Marketing:
Distribution and Logistics
Global Marketing
International Internship
International Experience0
International Experience **
Total Hours26-27

 

*

This course fulfills the Liberal Arts Core Capstone requirement. Other global perspective Capstone courses may be approved, by student request, to fulfill the requirements of this elective.

**

This BUSINESS 3169 (100:169) course requires the successful completion of an approved study abroad experience, or a departmental internship or cooperative education experience that includes a significant international component.  Department internships or cooperative education credits that meet the requirements of the international experience can, by student request, be used to fulfill the elective requirement.

NOT available to majors in: Accounting, Business Teaching, Economics-Business Economics Emphasis, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Real Estate.

NOT available to General Business Concepts minors. 

 

Russian and East European Studies Minor

This minor is offered by the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Required
Language *12-20
History:3
Select one of the following:
Modern Central and Eastern Europe
History of Imperial Russia
History of Soviet Russia
Select two of the following:6
Humanities/Literature (required):
Russia/Soviet Union
Introduction to Russian Literature in Translation
Political Science:
Nationalism
Russian and Eurasian Politics
An additional literature or language class, with the approval of a REES advisor. A Russian/East European topics course or seminar, with the approval of a REES advisor **,***
Total hours ***18-29

 

*

Four semesters. Must include fourth semester Russian (SLAV 2002 (770:012)) or an equivalent fourth-semester course in another Slavic/East European language satisfied through, for example, transfer credit.

Students may also satisfy the language requirement through native or heritage (home-based) knowledge of a Slavic/East European language. Students wishing to satisfy the language requirement in this manner may have to complete a language placement exam. Finally, students who do satisfy the language requirement through native/heritage knowledge will be required to complete 9 hours of course work in lieu of the 12-20 hours of language study. This will be arranged with the student’s REES advisor.

**

Several UNI departments (e.g., History) occasionally offer topics courses or junior-senior seminars on Central and Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. Consult a REES advisor each semester on these offerings.

***

The low range of 18 credit hours will apply only to students satisfying the language requirement through native or heritage (home-based) knowledge of a Slavic/East European language. (See * note.) The low range for students satisfying the language requirement through normal class language study will be 21 credit hours.

Study Abroad: Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad for at least one summer, preferably one semester. Study abroad may be used to satisfy program requirements for language or non-language course work, with the approval of a REES (Russian and East European Studies) advisor.

 

Women's and Gender Studies Minor

Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary and multicultural program that engages in research and exploration concerning all areas of women’s and men’s experiences. Its unique perspective strengthens the abilities of students within any major to critically analyze theory and research emphasizing the importance of gender while including other essential categories of analysis such as race, class, sexuality, ethnicity, and nationality. This program is offered under the jurisdiction and general supervision of the Deans of the Colleges of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Humanities, Arts, and Sciences. For more information, contact the Women's and Gender Studies office, Sabin 225, 319-273-7102, or www.uni.edu/womenstudies

Required
Humanities:
WGS 1040 (680:040)Women's and Gender Studies: Introduction3
Electives:15
Anthropology:
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective *
Communication Studies:
Gender Issues in Communication
Social Protest: Performance and Rhetoric
Criminology:
Women, Crime and Society *
Educational Psychology:
Social Psychology in Educational Contexts
Languages and Literature:
Images of Women in Literature *
The American Renaissance *
American Realism and Naturalism to WWI *
Family Services:
Human Relationships and Sexuality
Violence in Intimate Relationships
Health Promotion and Education:
Introduction to Women's Health
Selected Topics in Women's Health
History:
United States Women's History
United States Labor History
Modern European Women's History
Humanities:
Black Women in America: Challenge, Spirit, Survival
Philosophy:
Money, Sex and Power: Theories of Race, Class and Gender
Psychology:
Psychology of Gender Differences *
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective *
World Religions:
Religions of the World (Family Life emphasis only) **
Religion and Sexuality
Women and Christianity
Social Sciences:
Women, Men, and Society
Sociology:
Social Movements *
Social Inequality *
Men and Masculinities
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective *
Sociology of Gender *
Feminist Theories in the Social Sciences *
Textiles and Design:
Dress and Human Behavior
Women's and Gender Studies:
Internship in Women's and Gender Studies *
Total Hours18

Notes:

No more than 9 hours from courses with the same prefix.

No more than 6 hours may be double-counted with the student's major.

A minimum of 9 hours from the 3000-level or above.

No more than one of the following may be counted for WGS credit: COMM 4446/5446 (48C:113g) or SOC 2040 (980:156g)

*

These courses have additional prerequisites.

**

 Students must submit a student request form to receive WGS minor credit for this course.