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  Sep 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies


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Interdisciplinary Studies

Associate Professor Boakye-Boaten (Director); Professors Bond, Subramaniam; Assistant Professors Kapur, Kaur, Li

Through UNC Asheville’s interdisciplinary programs and courses, students are able to study topics that transcend traditional disciplines. These programs and courses formally recognize the importance of incorporating different disciplinary approaches and contributions in order to understand the challenging questions people face today. Interdisciplinary courses offer students the opportunity to develop the ability to synthesize and integrate ideas, perspectives and theories related to these questions. This encourages students to question conventional explanations and to search out and make explicit the assumptions of disciplinary theories.    

Most interdisciplinary courses at UNC Asheville are structured around formal programs of study. These include Africana Studies, Arts Courses, Asian Studies, Humanities, International Studies, New Media, Religious Studies, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and UNC Asheville’s single graduate program leading to the Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences. (See the separate program listings for these areas).

A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies can be earned in one of four ways. Students can pursue a concentration in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Social Institutions, International Studies or they may design their own Individual Degree Concentration.

In selected cases, specific interdisciplinary courses have been created which are not part of a formal program or major. These courses are generally considered electives. However, students must receive approval from their program or major advisor, as well as their department chair and/or program director in order to receive major or minor credit.

Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship

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Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in Ethics and Social Institutions

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Interdisciplinary Studies: Individual Degree Concentration

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Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in International Studies

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Interdisciplinary Studies: American Indian and Indigenous Studies Minor

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Interdisciplinary Studies: Asian Studies Minor

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Interdisciplinary Studies: International Studies Minor

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Interdisciplinary Studies: Latin American and Transatlantic Studies Minor

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Interdisciplinary Studies: Legal Studies Minor

Professor Burchard (Director)

Interdisciplinary Studies: Neuroscience Minor

Assistant Professor Kaur (Director)

Interdisciplinary Studies: U.S. Ethnic Studies Minor

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Interdisciplinary Studies

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