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2021-2022 Catalog 
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Interdisciplinary Programs (CHABSS)

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Vision Statement for Interdisciplinarity in CHABSS

(Developed by the Interdisciplinary Steering Committee November 2016)

The College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS) is committed to fostering interdisciplinary collaborations within the college, across the university, and in concert with local communities. CHABSS values the central role that an integrative approach to education plays in advancing a diverse, just, and vibrant society. Interdisciplinarity teaches students how to ask and answer questions, solve problems, and address contemporary social issues by integrating diverse perspectives and methodologies.

Interdisciplinary education prepares students to succeed in a wide range of careers, and to be informed, empathetic, and ethical citizens and life-long learners. Through exposure to interdisciplinary approaches to local and global issues, students cultivate essential skills of communication, versatility, critical thinking, problem-solving, and the ability to adapt to different learning and career environments. Interdisciplinary practices foster curiosity, exploration, and a desire to listen and learn from multiple sources in order to understand more about the world and diverse experiences.

A commitment to interdisciplinarity engenders and supports synergies among teacher-scholars within the College and University, building strong connections across and between departments and programs. Our commitment to interdisciplinary approaches leads to the creation of new knowledge, cutting-edge scholarship and creative activity, innovative curricula and pedagogies, and effective collaborations within our diverse community and region.


The College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences offers several interdisciplinary programs for undergraduate students. These programs cut across traditional departments in the College, as well as other schools and colleges on campus, to provide a broad analysis and a multidimensional perspective of important issues and topics.

Art, Media, and Design

Go to Art History Minor  

Go to Art, Media, and Design, Art and Visual Culture (AVC) Option, B.A.  

Go to Art, Media, and Design, Digital and Media Arts (DAMA) Option, B.A.  

Go to Arts and Technology Minor  

Go to Video/Film Production Minor  

Go to Visual and Performing Arts Minor   

Go to Visual Arts Minor   

Cognitive Science

Go to Cognitive Science Minor  

Environmental Studies

Go to Environmental Studies, B.A.  

Go to Sustainability Minor  

Ethnic Studies

Go to Ethnic Studies, B.A.  

Go to Ethnic Studies Minor  

Film Studies

Go to Film Studies Minor  

Global Studies

Go to Global Studies, B.A.  

Go to Global Studies Minor   

Liberal Studies

Go to Border Studies Minor  

Go to Geographic Information Systems Certificate  

Go to Geography, B.A.  

Go to Geography Minor  

Go to Liberal Studies, Teaching - Elementary Subject Matter Preparation Option (ESM), B.A.  

Go to Liberal Studies, Integrated Teacher Education Program Option (ITEP), B.A.  

Go to Linguistics Minor  

Social Sciences

Go to Social Sciences, B.A.  

Go to Social Sciences Minor  

Special Major

Go to Special Major, B.A.  

Women’s Studies

Go to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, B.A.  

Go to Women’s Studies Minor  

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