Business Studies Track

The Interdepartmental Studies: Business Studies Track (BA, undergraduate degree) is a preapproved plan of study that combines a generalized business background, with a variety of well-matched emphasis area choices: workplace practices and perspectives, values and ethics, or arts management. Students also have the option of proposing a self-defined emphasis area to the Advisory Committee.

Students are required to complete the foundation coursework, business electives, and one emphasis area as described in the plan of study.

Important Notes For All Business Studies Track Students:

Areas of Emphasis:

Foundation Courses:

Students are required to complete the following:

Foundational mathematics requirements:

22M:017 Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business (4 sh)

22S:008 Statistics for Business (4 sh)
or 22S:025 (07P:025) Elementary Statistics and Inference (3 sh)

Foundational economics requirements:

06E:001 Principles of Microeconomics (4 sh)

06E:002 Principles Macroeconomics (4 sh)

Foundational accounting requirement:

06A:001 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 sh)
or 06T:050 Foundations in Entrepreneurship (2 sh) - if not used as Business Elective

Business Elective:

Choose two of the following:

06A:002 Managerial Accounting (3 sh)

06E:071 Statistics for Strategy Problems (3 sh)

06F:100 Introductory Financial Management (3 sh)

06J:047 Introduction to Law (3 sh)

06J:048 Introduction to Management (3 sh)

06K:100 Operations Management (3 sh)

06K:070 Computer Analysis (3 sh)
or 22C:001 Principles of Computing (3 sh)

06M:100 Introduction to Marketing Strategy (3 sh)
or 06T:050 Foundations in Entrepreneurship (2 sh) - if not used in Foundational accounting requirement

Note: Proposed course substitutions must be submitted in writing to the Interdepartmental Studies Advisory Committee for approval. Please contact the Academic Coordinator for more information.

EMPHASIS AREAS:

Workplace Practices and Perspectives (Emphasis Area #1)

Students are required to take a total of 15 semester hours, 9 semester hours of which must be advanced-level (100 level or above unless otherwise indicated); at least one course must be completed from each component area.

Speaking and Writing Component:

08C:001 Creative Writing Studio Workshop (3 sh)

08N:020 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction (3 sh)

036:012 Interpersonal Communication (3 sh)

036:017 Theory and Practice of Argument (4 sh)

036:021 (07E:021) Oral Interpretation (3 sh)

036:030 (COMM:1130) The Art of Persuading Others (3 sh)

Advanced Level:

01J:115 (033:115) What is Storytelling For? (4 sh)

06B:140 Business Writing (3 sh)

08A:104 Personal Writing for Non-English Majors (3 sh)

08A:113 Writing for Business and Industry for Non-English Majors (3 sh)

08C:023 Creative Writing (3 sh)

08C:097 Fiction Writing (3 sh)

08C:108 (145:108) Creative Writing for New Media (3 sh)

08C:110 (145:110) Creative Writing and the Natural World (3 sh)

08C:115 (145:115) Creative Writing and Popular Culture (3 sh)

08N:080 Nonfiction Writing (3 sh)

08N:104 Personal Writing (3 sh)

08N:113 Writing for Business and Industry (3 sh)

08N:120 Advanced Nonfiction Writing (3 sh)

08N:133 Team Writing for Business (3 sh)

20E:142 Word Power: Building English Vocabulary (3 sh)

103:100 (08L:100) Introduction to Linguistics (3 sh)

145:105 (08C:105) Professional & Creative Business Communication (3 sh)

Foundations and Practices Component:

019:050 (JMC:1500) Social Media Today (3 sh)

019:090 Media Uses and Effects (3 sh)

019:091 Media History and Culture (3 sh)

036:001 Core Concepts in Communication Studies (3 sh)

036:018 Leadership and Organizational Procedures (2 sh)

036:019 Organizational Leadership (2-3 sh)

113:014 Language, Culture, and Communication (3 sh)

Advanced Level:

019:154 (JMC:3895) Media and Consumers (3 sh)

034:162 (131:160) Work and Family Institutions (3 sh)

036:070 Communication Theory in Everyday Life (3 sh)

036:074 Media and Society (3 sh)

Cultural Diversity Component:

08G:005 (149:005) Literatures of Native American Peoples (3 sh)

08G:011 Literature and Sexualities (3 sh)

016:040 Perspectives: Diversity in American History (3 sh)

16A:065 (129:065) Introduction to African American History (3 sh)

025:080 Jazz Cultures in America and Abroad (3 sh)

032:016 Religion and Liberation (3 sh)

032:060 (149:060) Sacred World of Native Americans (3 sh)

034:018 (131:018) Gender and Society (3 - 4 sh)

034:066 Social Inequality (3 sh)

035:070 (187:070, 130:070, 038:070) Introduction to Latin American Studies (3 sh)

129:050 (032:034) Introduction to African American Religions (3 sh)

129:060 Introduction to African American Society (3 sh)

129:061 (045:030) Introduction to African American Culture (3 sh)

131:010 Intro to Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies (3 sh)

131:055 Gender, Race, and Class in the US (3 sh)

149:049 (045:049) Introduction to American Indian
and Native Studies (3 sh)

Advanced Level:

07B:154 Education, Race, and Ethnicity (3 sh)

07U:133 The Culturally Different in Diverse Settings (3 sh)

008:118 Jewish American Literature (3 sh)

16A:104 (158:100) History of the American Deaf Community (3-4 sh)

16A:106 Disability in American History (3 sh)

16A:112 Mexican American History (3 sh)

019:165 (129:122) African Americans and the Media (3 sh)

025:141 History of Jazz (3 sh)

042:112 (096:112) Human Sexuality, Diversity, and Society (3 sh)

103:150 Language and Gender (3 sh)

113:110 (149:110, 045:105) Native Peoples of North America (3 sh)

Entrepreneurial Component:

The following courses are all Advanced Level

06E:119 Policy Analysis (3 sh)

06J:147 (024:147, 032:127, 042:157, 096:168, 06T:144) Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I (3 sh)

06J:148 (024:148, 032:128, 042:158, 096:169) Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness II (3 sh)


06T:120 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 sh)

06T:133 Entrepreneurial Finance (3 sh)

06T:134 Entrepreneurial Marketing (3 sh)

06T:145 Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship (3 sh)

06T:146 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation (3 sh)

06T:147 Social Entrepreneurship (3 sh)

06T:148 E-Commerce Strategies for Entrepreneurs (3 sh)

06T:150 Managing the Growth Business (3 sh)

06T:151 (ENTR:4450) Professional Sports Management (3 sh)

06T:152 (ENTR:4460) Entrepreneurship and Global Trade (3 sh)

06T:190 Seminar in Entrepreneurship (2-3 sh)

06T:192 Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting (3 sh)

06T:194 Entrepreneurship: Advanced Business Planning (3 sh)

145:198 Independent Study (Maximum 3 sh)
or 145:199 Interdepartmental Studies Practicum (Maximum 3 sh)


Note: Proposed course substitutions must be submitted in writing to the Interdepartmental Studies Advisory Committee for approval. Please contact the Academic Coordinator for more information.

Values and Ethics (Emphasis Area #2)

Students are required to take a total of 15 semester hours; at least two courses must be completed from each component area.

Values and Theories Component:

Choose at least two of the following:

019:140 Media Law and Communication (3 sh)

026:102 Introduction to Ethics (3 sh)

026:135 Philosophy of Law (3 sh)

030:030 Introduction to Political Thought and Political Action (3 sh)

030:050 Introduction to Political Behavior (3 sh)

030:136 Strategy in Politics (3 sh)

030:137 Introduction to Political Economy (3 sh)

030:151 Political Leadership (3 sh)

034:150 Political Sociology (3 sh)

Institutions and Policies Component:

Choose at least two of the following:

026:001 Matters of Life and Death (3 sh)

026:132 Introduction to Political Philosophy (3 sh)

030:115 The Presidency (3 sh)

030:116 American Constitutional Law and Politics (3 sh)

030:118 American Political Development (3 sh)

030:120 Public Administration and Bureaucratic Politics (3 sh)

030:152 The U.S. Congress (3 sh)

030:153 The Judicial Process (3 sh)

030:158 The Criminal Justice System (3 sh)

034:040 Criminology (3 sh)

034:066 Social Inequality (3 sh)

034:162 (131:160) Work and Family Institutions (3 sh)

034:175 Community and Urban Sociology (3 sh)

034:186 Criminal Legal System (3 sh)

Note: Proposed course substitutions must be submitted in writing to the Interdepartmental Studies Advisory Committee for approval. Please contact the Academic Coordinator for more information.

Arts Management (Emphasis Area #3)

Students are required to take a total of 15 semester hours, and an internship (0 sh) or practicum (3 sh).

Administration Component:

Choose two of the following:

049:109 (145:109, 188:109) Introduction to Arts Management (3 sh)

049:111 (06T:125, 145:111, 188:111) New Ventures in the Arts (3 sh)
or 06T:120 Entrepreneurship & Innovation (3 sh)

049:195 (06T:155, 145:195, 188:195) Arts Leadership Seminar (3 sh)

History Component:

Choose one of the following:

01H:002 Arts of Africa (3 sh)

01H:005 (ARTH:1050) From Cave Paintings to Cathedrals: Survey of Western Art I (3 sh)

01H:006 (ARTH:1060) From Mona Lisa to Modernism: Survey of Wester Art II (3 sh)

01H:008 (ARTH:1030) Themes in Global Art (3 sh)

01H:009 (ARTH:1090) Earthly Paradises: A Global History of Gardens (3 sh)

01H:016 (039:016) Asian Art and Culture (3 sh)

008:037 Introduction to Drama (3 sh)

024:102 (07S:112, 097:115, 113:103) Introduction to Museum Studies (3 sh)

025:014 Great Musicians (3 sh)

025:080 Jazz Cultures in America and Abroad (3 sh)

025:103 World Music (3 sh)

025:104 Music of Latin America and the Caribbean (3 sh)

025:137 (188:137) World of the Beatles (3 sh)

025:141 History of Jazz (3 sh)

045:075 American Popular Music (3 sh)

049:002 Theatre & Society: Ancients & Moderns (3 sh)

049:003 Theatre & Society: Romantics & Rebels (3 sh)

137:080 (188:080) Dance and Society: U.S. Forms in Global and Critical Contexts (3 sh)

188:052 (049:052, 137:052) The Arts in Performance (3 sh)

Production Component:

Choose three semester hours from the following courses:

01A:003 (ARTS:1510) Basic Drawing (3 sh)

01A:004 (ARTS:1520) Design Fundamentals (3 sh)

01B:001 Elements of Art (3 sh)

024:104 Exhibition Planning (3 sh)

025:173 (188:173) Introduction to Afro-Cuban Drumming (1 sh)
Only one enrollment may count toward major

049:001 Art of the Theatre (3 sh)
 
049:020 Basic Acting (3 sh)

049:043 Elements of Design (3 sh)

049:044 Introduction to Theatrical Production Technology (3 sh)

049:147 Technology for the Entertainment Industry (3 sh)

137:001 Beginning Tap (1 - 2 sh) Only one enrollment may count toward major

137:002 Beginning Jazz (1 - 2 sh) Only one enrollment may count toward major

137:003 Beginning Ballet (1 - 2 sh) Only one enrollment may count toward major

137:004 Beginning Modern Dance (1 - 2 sh) Only one enrollment may count toward major

137:012 Continuing Jazz (1 - 2 sh) Only one enrollment may count toward major

137:013 Continuing Ballet (1 - 2 sh) Only one enrollment may count toward major

137:014 Continuing Modern Dance (1 - 2 sh) Only one enrollment may count toward major

137:034 Beginning/Contact Improvisation (1 - 2 sh) Only one enrollment may count toward major

137:050 Dance Production (3 sh)

137:060 Music Essentials for Dance (2 sh)

137:174 (188:174) Introduction to Afro-Cuban Dance (1 sh) Only one enrollment may count toward major

137:175 (DANC:3086) Afro-Cuban Drum and Dance Performance (1 sh)

145:198 Independent Study (3 sh)
or 145:199 Interdepartmental Studies Practicum (3 sh)

Elective Component:
Choose one of the following:

01H:182 Art, Law, and Ethics (3 sh)

01P:185 (024:170) Grant Writing in the Arts (3 sh)

06J:048 Introduction to Management (3 sh) If not already used to fulfill Foundation Coursework requirement.

06T:133 Entrepreneurial Finance (3 sh)

06T:134 Entrepreneurial Marketing (3 sh)

008:145 (049:184) English Renaissance Drama (3 sh)

019:140 Media Law and Communication (3 sh)

024:147 (MUSM:3500) Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I (3 sh)

024:148 (MUSM:3600) Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness II (3 sh)

025:178 Music, Culture, and Identity (3 sh)

113:003 Cultural Anthropology (3 sh)

145:101 (08C:101) Creative Writing for Business (3 sh)

Or choose three semester hours from the following courses:

049:045 Production Lab (1-3 sh)

025:064 Recital Attendance for Non-Majors (1 sh)

025:074 Recital Attendance (1 sh)

137:051 Production: Run Crew (1-2 sh)

Internship/Practicum Requirement

409:145 Internship Interdepartmental Studies (0 sh)

or 145:199 Interdepartmental Studies Practicum (3 sh)

All students must complete a 0 semester hour arts-related internship or an arranged practicum in order to graduate.

Students are responsible for identifying and securing their own internship/practicum.

The internship/practicum experience must be secured and registered for before the experience/semester begins.

Students wanting to register for the 409:145 Internship Interdepartmental Studies should contact the Pomerantz Career Center.

Students wanting to register for the 145:199 Interdepartmental Studies Practicum should contact the Interdepartmental Studies Program.

Proposed course substitutions must be submitted in writing to the Interdepartmental Studies Advisory Committee for approval. Please contact the Academic Coordinator for more information.

Self-Defined (Emphasis Area #4)

Students interested in creating their own emphasis area must submit a proposal to the Interdepartmental Studies Advisory Committee.  Proposals should include the following:

The deadline for Spring 2014 is Tuesday, March 25th.

Proposals must be submiteed by 4:00 pm to 21 Schaeffer Hall.

Emphasis Area Advisement:


For Self-Defined Plan of Study Advisement:
Interdepartmental Studies Program:
158 Schaeffer Hall
(319) 335-2065
Academic Coordinator: Andy Tinkham

Practicum/Internship and Independent Study

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