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Interdisciplinary Majors

Students interested in interdisciplinary study are encouraged to consider interdisciplinary majors. The following interdisciplinary majors have been approved by the Faculty, and the required courses have been defined as listed below. Students who wish to declare any of these established interdisciplinary majors may do so by filing the normal Declaration of Major form with the Office of the Registrar. Any deviation from the program of study outlined in the description must be approved by the chairpersons of the departments involved.

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Biomathematics

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  1. Required Mathematics and Computer Science courses (24 credits):
    1. Math 122 (Integral Calculus) + 251 (Differential Equations)
    2. Math 211 (Intro Statistical Methods & Applications)
    3. CS 141 (Computer Science I: Programming Fundamentals)
    4. Math 214 (Discrete Math Modeling with Biological Applications)
    5. Math 315 (Continuous Math Modeling with Biological Applications)
  2. Required Biology courses (14 credits) :
    1. Biology 130, 131L, 140, 141L (Intro Bio Sequence)
    2. One of the following courses:
      1. Biology 200 + 201L (Evolution)
      2. Biology 304 + 304L (Genetics)
      3. Biology 305 + 305L (Population Genomics)
      4. Biology 315 + 315L (Ecology)
      5. Biology 316 + 316L (Freshwater Ecology)
      6. Biology 348 + 348L (Wildlife Biology)
  3. Math Electives (8 credits): Select 2 courses from the following list in consultation with the advisor (at least one at the 300 or 400 level):
    1. Math 201 (Transition to Advanced Math)
    2. Math 223 (Multivariable Calculus)
    3. Math 261 (Linear Algebra)
    4. Math 305 (Probability & Simulation)
    5. Math 311 (Probability Theory)
    6. Math 312 (Math Statistics)
    7. Math 314 (Agent-Based Modeling)
    8. Math 321 (Real Analysis)
    9. Math 324 (Vector and Advanced Calculus)
    10. Math 352 (Partial Differential Equations)
    11. Math 465 (Special Topics when appropriate)
    12. CS 142 (Computer Science II: Object-Oriented Programming)
    13. Math 451-452 (Math Research), total of 4 credits
  4. Biology Electives (14 credits): Select 3 courses from the following list in consultation with the advisor (2 must have a lab):
    1. Biology courses at the 200 or 300 level [Biology 307 (Cell Biology) may combine with BMB 310 (Methods in Cell Biology and Biochemistry) to satisfy a lab elective]
    2. Chemistry 315 (Biochemistry) [may combine with BMB 310 (Methods in Cell Biology and Biochemistry) to satisfy a lab elective]
    3. Chemistry 416 (Mechanisms of Drug Action)
    4. Neuroscience 270 (Neuroscience) [may combine with Neuroscience 350 (Neuroscience Research Methods) to satisfy a lab elective]
  5. Senior Research (4 credits): 
    Normally, students will have two advisors: one who advises the mathematical component of their senior research and one who advises the biological component of their research. Each student will take four credits of seminar, one credit in the spring of their junior year, and three credits in their senior year (all in one semester or divided between fall and spring semesters).  Students may petition to substitute Math 451/452 or participation in Research Fellowships/St. Jude Summer Plus program for two terms before junior spring semester for credit for Math 386. See the Math Chair for more details.
    1. Math 386 (Junior Sem) or Math 451/452
    2. Math 485, 486 (Senior Seminar)
  6. Recommended Courses:
    1. If considering grad school in Ecology it is strongly recommended that students take Bio 315, CS 142, and Math 311.
    2. If considering grad school in Mathematics, Biomathematics, or Mathematical Ecology it is strongly recommended that students take Math 201, 261, and 321.
    3. Students should consider Bio 214, or EnvS 160 as a means of fulfilling their F-11 requirement.
    4. Physics 111 + 113L (Fundamentals in Physics I) as appropriate to career goals
    5. Some classes that may be of interest:
    6. Economics 407 (Game Theory)
    7. History 105 (Special Topics: Disease & Epidemics) F2i, F3
    8. History 270 (Global Environmental History) F3, F11
    9. History 307 (Nature & War) F3
    10. International Studies 340, 341 (Global Ecopolitics, Comparative Ecopolitics) F8
    11. Philosophy 230 (Environmental Ethics)
    12. Philosophy 303 (Medical Ethics) F1

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Economics and Business

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A total of sixty-two (62) credits as follows:

       1.  Economics 100 Introduction to Economics, 201 Intermediate Microeconomics, 202 Intermediate Macroeconomics, 290 Statistical Analysis for Economics and Business, 420 Econometrics, 486 Senior Seminar in Economics.

       2.  Business 241 Financial Accounting, 243 Managerial Accounting, 351 Corporate Financial Management, 361 Management of Organizations, 371 Marketing Management, 486 Senior Seminar in Business. 

       3.  Four credits from:

             a.  ECON 250: Readings in Economics

             b.  ECON 265: Topics in Economics

             c.  ECON 305: Public Economics

             d. ECON 308: Industrial Organization

             e.  ECON 310: International Trade and Policy

             f.  ECON 311: International Financial Economics

             g.  ECON 312: Economic Development

             h.  ECON 317: Money and Banking

             i.  ECON 318: Economics of Crime and Corruption

             j.  ECON 323: Classical and Marxian Political Economy

             k.  ECON 331: Labor Economics

             l.   ECON 338: European Economic History

             m.  ECON 339: U.S. Economic History

             n.  ECON 343: Family Economics

             o.  ECON 345: Economics of Sports

             p.  ECON 349: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

             q.  ECON 357: Economics of Risk, Uncertainty, and Information

             r.  ECON 377: Economics of Education

             s.  ECON 407: Game Theory

             t.  ECON 412: Data Management and Analysis (new course added last year)

             u.  ECON 440: Advanced Econometrics

             v.  ECON 465: Advanced Topics in Economics

       4.  One course from each of two of the following areas:

             a.  Accounting: Business  341 Intermediate Accounting I

             b.  Finance: Business 452 Cases in Managerial Finance, 454 International Financial Management/Financial Analytics.

             c.  Management: Business 463 International Management, 466 Personnel and Human Resource Management, 467 Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

             d.  Marketing: Business 472 Marketing Analytics and Metrics , 473 International Marketing, 474 Services Marketing.

             e.  Other: Business 481 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, 483 Advanced International Business Cases, 484 Social Impact of Business in South Africa   

      5.  Math 115 Applied Calculus, 116 Calculus with Business Applications or 122 Integral Calculus

       6.  Recommended: Mathematics 107 Linear Methods; Philosophy 225 Justice, Equality, and Liberty; Media Studies 240 Public Speaking, Computer Science 141 Programming Fundamentals, 142 Object-Oriented Programming, Business 460 Internship, Economics 460 Internship.

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Economics and International Studies

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A total of 15-16 courses (60-64 credits) as follows:

  1. Economics 100, 201, 202, 290, 310, 312; either Economics 486 or International Studies 485.
  2. Economics 407 or 420.
  3. International Studies 110, 120, 300, and three additional courses at 200-level or above. At least one 4-credit course should be selected from Area A - Global Leadership, and at least one 4-credit course should be selected from Area B - Regional Leadership.
  4. Mathematics 115, 116 or 122.
  5. An appropriate foreign language through completion of the second year (202).

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History and International Studies

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A total of 12-13 courses (48-52 credits) as follows:

 

1.  HIST 300.

2.  Two History courses at the 300 or 400 level.

3.  International Studies 110, 120, 270, 300.

4.  Economics 100.

5.  A total of three additional courses, including at least one from History and at least one from International Studies.  Students must choose one of the following concentrations:

a.  Africa/Middle East:  HIST 105 (WHEN COURSE TOPIC IS FOCUSED ON THE GEOGRAPHICAL REGION), HIST 271, HIST 272, HIST 275, HIST 276, HIST 277, INTS 243, INTS 244, INTS 245, INTS 251, INTS 252, INTS 253, INTS 254.

b.  Asia:  HIST 105 (WHEN COURSE TOPIC IS FOCUSED ON THE GEOGRAPHICAL REGION), HIST 281, HIST 282, HIST 283, HIST 287, HIST 288, HIST 293, HIST 294, INTS 260, INTS 261, INTS 262, INTS 263, INTS 264, INTS 395.

c.  Europe:  HIST 105 (WHEN COURSE TOPIC IS FOCUSED ON THE GEOGRAPHICAL REGION), HIST 212, HIST 213, HIST 214, HIST 215, HIST 216, HIST 217, HIST 225, HIST 226, HIST 229, INTS 280, INTS 281, INTS 282, INTS 283, INTS 284, INTS 285.

d.  Global/Comparative:  HIST 105 (WHEN COURSE TOPIC IS FOCUSED ON THE GEOGRAPHICAL REGION), HIST 207, HIST 209, HIST 224, INTS 220, INTS 221, INTS 256, INTS 310, INTS 311, INTS 330, INTS 332, INTS 334, INTS 336, INTS 340, INTS 341, INTS 371, INTS 372, INTS 373, INTS 374, INTS 420, INTS 421, INTS 422, INTS 451, INTS 452.

e.  Latin America:  HIST 105 (WHEN COURSE TOPIC IS FOCUSED ON THE GEOGRAPHICAL REGION), HIST 261, HIST 262, HIST 267, INTS 273, INTS 274.

 

6.  International Studies 485.  Senior paper to be written under the direction of one faculty member from each department. The senior paper should pertain to the student’s concentration.

 

7.  An appropriate foreign language through completion of the second year (202).

 

Qualified students wishing to pursue Honors can do so by fulfilling the requirements of the interdisciplinary major and of the Honors Tutorial in either department.

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Mathematics and Economics

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A total of 14 courses (56 credits) as follows:

  1. Economics 100, 201, 202, 290, 407, 420.
  2. One course from Economics 305, 308, 310, 331, 343, 357, 412, 440.
  3. Mathematics 122, 201, 223, 251, 261.
  4. Mathematics 311 or 321.
  5. Economics 486 or Mathematics 485 and 486. Senior projects must have a faculty reader from both departments. The final presentation of the senior project must be made in the Senior Seminars of both departments. Students taking Math 485 and 486 are encouraged to take Math 386 (Junior Seminar) in the spring semester of their junior year.

Qualified students wishing to pursue Honors can do so by fulfilling the requirements of the interdisciplinary major and of the Honors Tutorial in either department.

Mathematics and economics majors seeking admission to graduate programs in economics, operations research, statistics, or mathematical finance are advised to also take Mathematics 312, Mathematics 431, Computer Science 141, Computer Science 142, and possibly Business 351.

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Music and Psychology

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A total of 16 courses (64 credits) as follows:

  1. Music Courses (6 courses, 8 performance credits = Two (2) 4-credit courses):
      a. Theory & Musicianship:
    • MUSC 204: Understanding Musicianship [F5]*
    • Two (2) 300-level music theory courses
      *If placement test determines this course is redundant, choose three 300-level music theory courses.

           b. History & Literature: One (1) course from:
               MUSC 227: Western Art Music I [F3] OR MUSC 228: Western Art Music II [F3]

           c. Performance:
               Four (4) semesters of large ensembles (MUSC 180-184, 190-194= 1 credit each)
               Four (4) semesters of applied lessons (MUSC 160-178 = 1 credit each)

           d. Electives: Two (2) 4-credit courses

                1. One (1) music cognition/therapy topic course (MUSC 140-149 or MUSC 340-349)
                2. Other courses should be selected from the following recommended list:

                     MUSC 103: Elements of Music
                     MUSC 117-119, 130; 105 [F9]: World Music courses
                     MUSC 227-228 [F3]: Western Art Music courses
                     MUSC 222: Music Technology (cognition concentration)
                     MUSC 306: Mathematical Musical Analysis [F6]
                     MUSC 310: Practical Musicianship
                     MUSC 414-415: Conducting I & II (applied concentration)

NOTE: Fine Arts Scholarship waivers for Applied Music fees are outlined in the award letter which supersedes music major and minor fee waivers.

   2. Psychology Courses (7 courses):
          a. Foundational Psychology Courses:
                     PSYC 150: Foundational Issues in Psychology [F8]
                     PSYC 200: Research Methods and Statistics
                     PSYC 211: Statistical Methods [F6] 
          b. Perception: PSYC 216
          c. Advanced Research Methods: One (1) course from PSYC 350-353.
          d. Two other courses chosen from one concentration:

              Cognition:
                         PSYC 306: Language and Communication
                         PSYC 327: Cognitive Processes
                         PSYC 345: Cognitive Neuroscience
                         PSYC 451-452: Research Practicum (4 credits)
                         NEURO 270: Neuroscience
                         NEURO 318: Neuroscience of Brain Disorders  

  1.     Applied:
    1.       PSYC 220: Psychology of Health
    2.       PSYC 222: Educational Psychology
    3.       PSYC 224: Psychological Disorders
    4.       PSYC 229: Developmental Psychology: Infant and Childhood [F11]
    5.       PSYC 230: Adolescent Development
    6.       PSYC 311: Counseling Psychology
    7.       PSYC 326: Learning and Motivation
    8.       PSYC 451-452: Research Practicum (4 credits)

   3. Senior Experience (4 credits)

  1. Either MUSC 485-486 or PSYC 485 as recommended by advisor and topic availability. The culminating Senior Seminar research project is required to integrate the fields of Music and Psychology.

Other suggested courses to complement this course of study include:

  1. EDUC 201: Foundations of Education
    EDUC 460: Internship in Education [F11]
    FYWS 151: American Music and Politics [F2s]
    MUSC 160-178: Lessons. Four additional semesters of lessons and ensembles are recommended (especially guitar, voice, and/or piano for applied/therapy track).
    MUSC 180 -198: Ensembles
    PHIL 328: Philosophy of Mind and Consciousness
    PHYS 107: Physics of Sound and Music [F7]
    PSYC 338: Psychological Assessment
    PSYC 460: Internship in Psychology
    PSYC 495-496: Honors Tutorial
    460: Other Internship [F11]

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Political Science and International Studies

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A total of 14 courses (56 credits) as follows:

 

1. International Studies: 110, 120, 300, and three additional courses at 200-level or above. At least one 4-credit course should be selected from Area A - Global Leadership, and at least one 4-credit course should be selected from Area B - Regional Leadership.

 

2. Politics and Law: PLAW 151; PLAW 340 or 360; another 300 level course from among the following courses in American politics and policy (301, 305, 308, 318, 319, 320, 321, 330, 340, 360, 370); one of the following courses in political theory (212, 214, 218, 230, 314); one additional course at the 200 level or above. (PLAW 262,263, 264, do not count toward the Political Science and International Studies Interdisciplinary major.)

 

3. Economics 100 or International Studies 311.

 

4. International Studies 270 or PLAW 270.

 

5. International Studies 485 or PLAW 485.

 

6. An appropriate foreign language through completion of the second year (202.)

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Russian Studies and International Studies

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A total of 14 courses (56 credits) as follows:

1. Russian 201, 202, 301, 302.

2. One of the following: Russian 205, Russian 285, Russian 410, History 229, or another elective course on Russia or USSR (subject to the approval of the Russian Studies Program Director).

3. International Studies 110, 120, 270, 300, and two additional courses at 200-level or above. At least one 4-credit course should be selected from Area A - Global Leadership, and at least one 4-credit course should be selected from Area B - Regional Leadership.

4. Economics 100 or International Studies 311.

5. International Studies 485.

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