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Interdisciplinary Minor
An interdisciplinary Minor is a pre-approved course of study which consists of 18 credit hours of course work beyond the 1000 level cutting across disciplinary lines but related by a clear theme or unifying principle. Approved combinations of courses follow:

Environmental Studies
18 credit hours, drawing on at least two different disciplines, from the following list:
ECON 3323 Environmental Economics
ENGL 2773 Reporting the Environment
PSYC 2443 Environmental Psychology
PSYC 4443 Seminar in Environmental Psychology
RELG 3523 Environmental Ethics
STS 2103 Science, Technology, and the Environment II
SOCI 2213 Society and Ecology

Film Studies
18 credit hours, drawing on at least two different disciplines, from the following list:
ENGL 3563 Film, Drama, and Fiction: A Study of Narrative I
ENGL 3573 Film, Drama, and Fiction: A Study of Narrative II
FREN 4006 Litteratures et cinema
GERO 3093 Images of Aging in Film
HIST 3783 Film and History

Interdisciplinary Minor in Ethics
18 credit hours including courses from at least two disciplines, drawn from the following list:
HMRT 3053 Theology of Human Rights
HMRT 3033 Philosophy of Human Rights
PHIL 2213 Introduction to Moral Philosophy
PHIL 2233 Contemporary Moral Philosophy
PHIIL 2243 Current Issue in Ethics
RELG 2513 Foundation of Christian Ethics
RELG 3573 Religion and Social Ethics
RELG 3593 Moral Development
RELG 3513 Bioethics
RELG 3583 Media Ethics

Irish Studies
18 credit hours including courses from at least two disciplines, drawn from the following list:
ENGL 2463 Irish Literature
ENGL 3426 Modern Irish Literature
ENGL 3583 Irish Film
HIST 2153 Early Irish History
HIST 2163 Modern Irish History
IRSH 2003 Art of the Golden Age: the Book of Kells
IRSH 2006 Introduction to Irish Studies
IRSH 2123 Introduction to the Irish Language

Latin American Studies
18 credit hours, drawing on at least two different disciplines, from the following list:
ECON 3333 Perspectives on Underdevelopment
HIST 2613 Latin America: Colonial Period
HIST 2623 Latin America: Modern Period
HIST 3213 Gender and Power in Latin American History
HIST 3633 Mexico
HIST 3653 Spanish South America
HIST 4606 20th Century Latin America
SPAN 3213 Mexico Online! I
SPAN 3223 Mexico Online! II
SPAN 4813 Spanish-American Literature: Colonial to Modern
SPAN 4823 Spanish-American Literature: Modernism to Present

Medieval Studies
18 credit hours, drawing on at least two different disciplines from the following list:
ENGL 3306 Chaucer and His Age
ENGL 2933 Medieval Drama
ENGL 3396 Introduction to Anglo-Saxon
HIST 3213 The Early Church
HIST 3223 The Medieval Church
HIST 3543 Religion and the Church in Early Russia
HIST 4206 Medieval Institutions
PHIL 3133 Medieval Christian Philosophy I
PHIL 3143 Medieval Christian Philosophy II
PHIL 3523 Philosophy of St. Thomas I
PHIL 3533 Philosophy of St. Thomas II

US Studies
18 credit hours, drawing on at least two different disciplines, from the following list:
ENGL 3416 American Literature
HIST 2713 Aspects of 19th Century US History
HIST 3713 The Coming of the American Civil War
HIST 3743 The United States Since 1945
POLS 3306 Government and Politics in the United States

Interdisciplinary Major
An interdisciplinary Major is a course of study which consists of 36 credit hours of course work beyond the 1000 level cutting across disciplinary lines but related by a clear theme or unifying principle.

Students who plan to graduate with an interdisciplinary Major degree must propose an interdisciplinary Major course of study to the senate curriculum committee. The proposal must indicate:

  1. the professor who has agreed to serve as Programme Director,
  2. two additional professors who have agreed to serve with the Programme Director on
    an advisory committee, and
  3. the proposed programme, identified by course numbers and titles.

Final approval of each proposed programme will rest with the senate curriculum committee. Normally, approval of the programme will be sought by the end of the student’s second year. Exceptionally, proposals may be entertained as late as the end of the third year. The advisory committee will monitor the student’s interdisciplinary course of study at regular intervals during the third and fourth years. Accordingly, the Programme Director will present a written report on the student’s progress to the curriculum committee at the end of the student’s third year and at the end of the first and second semesters of the last year.

The decision to award an interdisciplinary Major degree will be made by recommendation of the student’s advisory committee.

Interdisciplinary Honours
Interdisciplinary Honours is a programme consisting of a 57 credit hour course of study, as follows:

  1. 48 credit hours of course work beyond the 1000 level cutting across disciplinary lines but related by a clear theme or unifying principle, and of which 6 credit hours must be in theory or methods;
  2. completion of a 3 credit hour Honours thesis seminar or workshop; and
  3. successful completion of a 6 credit hour interdisciplinary Honours thesis.

Students who plan to graduate with an interdisciplinary Honours degree must propose an interdisciplinary Honours course of study to the senate curriculum committee. The proposal must indicate:

  1. the professor who has agreed to serve as Programme Director,
  2. two additional professors who have agreed to serve with the Programme Director on an advisory and thesis evaluation committee, and
  3. the proposed programme identified by course numbers and titles.

Final approval of each proposed programme will rest with the senate curriculum committee. Normally, approval of the programme will be sought by the end of the student’s second year. Exceptionally, proposals may be entertained as late as the end of the third year. The thesis will be consistent with the approved aims of the programme, and it will be supervised by the Programme Director. The thesis will require the approval of the student’s thesis evaluation committee made up of the Programme Director and at least two additional professors chosen by the student and the Programme Director. For the purposes of registration in courses and notation on transcripts, the designation “Interdisciplinary Honours Thesis” will be used. A minimum grade of B must be attained for the thesis to count as an Honours credit.

The student’s advisory and thesis evaluation committee will monitor a student’s interdisciplinary Honours course of study at regular intervals during the third and fourth years. Accordingly, the Programme Director will present a written report on the student’s progress to the curriculum committee at the end of the student’s third year and at the end of the first and second semesters of the last year.

The decision to award an interdisciplinary Honours degree will be made by recommendation of the student’s advisory and thesis evaluation committee.