ECU Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2001

DEGREE PROGRAMS
SECTION 7

                                                 

THE HONORS PROGRAM

Michael Bassman, Director, D-107 Brewster Building
Joyce G. Reed, Director of the East Carolina Scholars Program and Associate Director of the Honors Program

The Honors Program is a university‑wide endeavor that exists to ensure superior undergraduate students an exceptional educational experience, beginning with their first day in college.  Eligible students accepted by the university are often contacted while they are still in high school.  Currently enrolled freshmen and sophomores with a GPA of 3.4 are also invited to participate in the program, which each semester offers honors sections of many regular introductory courses (in such disciplines as English, history, anthropology, and psychology) and special, often interdisciplinary, honors seminars designed to meet general education requirements.  Many of these seminars are team taught.  In the HNRS course listing, general categories of the seminars are included; the precise topics and semesters in which the seminars are offered will be determined by honors student requests and faculty proposals.  Students may take seminars with the same number twice for credit, if the topics are different.  All honors seminars except the laboratory carry writing intensive credit.

To complete general education honors, students must complete 24 s.h. with a minimum grade of B and earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3.  After completion of general education honors, students with a 3.5 GPA or better may earn university honors in their major by completing a 6 s.h. senior project such as a thesis, field experience, community service, portfolio, or co-teaching semester.

For further information on qualifications and specific offerings, students should consult the director.  The Honors Program is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council and its regional and state affiliates and participates in national honors exchange programs.

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS

GERONTOLOGY

Linner Griffin, Center on Aging, Associate Director for Educational Programs, 112 Ragsdale Building

The gerontology minor augments major fields of study with an overview of issues confronting elderly people and their service providers.  In recognition that aging can be viewed from a variety of perspectives, courses from several academic programs are available. Special topics courses with aging as their primary content may be counted toward the minor.  Inquiries should be directed to the associate director for educational programs.  The minor requires 24 s.h. of credit.  A maximum of 6 s.h. may count toward general education requirements and the gerontology minor.

1. Core...................................................................... 6 s.h.

CDFR/GERO/SOCW 2400. Introduction to Gerontology (3) (F) (S) (GE:SO)
GERO/SOCW 5400. Seminar in Aging Studies (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: Consent of instructor]

2. Core electives (Choose a minimum of three.) ........................... 9-18 s.h.

CSDI 5800. Communication Processes and Disorders in Aging (3) [P: Consent of instructor]
EXSS 5800. Physical Activities for the Aged (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: GERO 2400 or consent of instructor] 
GERO/SOCW 5903. Readings in Aging Studies (3) (F) (S) (SS)
NURS 3205. Health in the Older Adult (3) (S) [P: GERO 2400 or consent of instructor]
PSYC 5400. Advanced Gerontology (3) (S) [P: GERO 2400 or consent of instructor]
SOCI 5600. Seminar in Aging (3) [P: SOCI 2110 and consent of instructor] 

3. General electives (Choose a maximum of three.).......................... 0-9 s.h.

AMID 2239. Apparel and Human Behavior (3) (S)
HLTH 3020. Health Problems II (3) (S) [P: HLTH 3010 or consent of instructor] 
HIST 3920. Social History of American Medicine (3) (GE:SO)
PHIL 3281. Introduction to Philosophical Ethics in the Health Care Professions (3) (WI*)
POLS 3242. Municipal Policy and Administration (3)
POLS 3255. Domestic Public Policy (3) (S)
PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SO) [P: PSYC 1000 or 1060]
SOCI 3327. Introductory Medical Sociology (3) (S) (GE:SO) [P: SOCI 2110 or consent of instructor]
SOCI 4325. Marriage and the Family (3) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SO) [P: SOCI 2110]
SOCI 5200. Seminar in the Sociology of Health (3) [P: SOCI 2110 or consent of instructor]

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

John H.P. Williams, Acting Director, International House
Donald L. Spence, Associate Director
Vacant, Overseas Opportunities Director
Marolyn McDiarmid, Director, International Admissions
Anne Tillman, Assistant Director, International Admissions
Vacant, International Students Adviser
Rhonda P. Brown, Immigration Coordinator
Delores Randolph, Financial and Budget Manager

East Carolina University views the creation of international awareness as an essential obligation of the contemporary university.  It seeks structures through academic and co-curricular programming to provide students with the knowledge and skills to comprehend the world within a broad, flexible, and sensitive conceptual framework that takes into account the reality of interdependence among states and of international structures through academic and co-curricular programming.  The university aims to produce liberally educated citizens of this and other countries capable of coping with complexity and diversity of the world in which we live.

INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS AND SERVICES

The Office of International Affairs coordinates ECU’s international student recruitment and admissions program, working with its own staff and others within the university to expand the international representation within its degree-seeking student body.  International Affairs coordinates the international studies minor, which is a university-wide opportunity for students to add this dimension to their degree program.  Additionally, the office offers all students and faculty a variety of opportunities to participate in international travel and learning experiences through summer-, semester-, or year-abroad programs. Fulbright and other scholarship or fellowship opportunities, teaching and research, or work experiences are a few of the activities addressed for students and faculty.

STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

East Carolina University is a member of several consortia which are designed to facilitate and promote the exchange of students within the US and abroad.  Students can attend more than 150 foreign institutions or almost 120 institutions throughout the US by utilizing these exchanges.  Of special interest is the fact that these exchanges permit students to study elsewhere while paying East Carolina University tuition and fees; thus, study abroad costs are often no more than the costs of studying at home.  Participation in these programs is an excellent way of experiencing other areas of the United States and the world.  Information and applications are available and processed through the Office of International Affairs.

In addition to the exchange programs, East Carolina University has numerous summer and longer-term study-abroad programs offered at its own tuition and fee rates. Programs in other countries are being added regularly.  Study abroad programs from other North Carolina institutions, and institutions throughout the US are also available to East Carolina University students.  The Office of International Affairs assists students in identifying and applying to programs of interest, utilizing its large resource library to find the best opportunities, and coordinates East Carolina study abroad activities.

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES

The Office of International Affairs houses the Japan Center East as a public service center for East Carolina University.  It is devoted to increasing understanding and strengthening ties of mutual benefit between Japan and North Carolina through cooperation with academic entities, public schools, and the community at large; to promote and develop research and teaching with Japan; and to form cooperative relationships which promote mutually beneficial activities and cultural understanding.

Phi Beta Delta, the international scholars’ honorary for students, staff, and faculty is represented at East Carolina University by the Gamma Rho Chapter.  Serving as its secretariat, the Office of International Affairs co-sponsors or arranges lecture programs, coffees, and dinners throughout the year to enhance the internationalization efforts of the institution’s students and faculty.

THE THOMAS W. AND IZABEL B. RIVERS ENDOWMENT FUND

The endowment fund established by Thomas W. and Izabel B. Rivers promotes the internationalization of ECU through support for students to study abroad, to attract international degree-seeking students to the university, and to assist faculty to engage in scholarly activities overseas.  Awards are made throughout the year, as decided by a faculty panel.  Information and applications are available through the Office of International Affairs.

Additionally, International Affairs coordinates the Rivers Distinguished Chair of International Affairs program.   It ensures that throughout each academic year outstanding scholars are in residence, assisting schools or departments as well as faculty in the internationalization process through teaching, research, and conferences.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MINOR

The international studies minor program is designed to provide a central core of study along with a world region or academic topic and is available to students in any undergraduate division of the university.  The minor will provide insight into social, political, cultural, and economic areas of international importance in our increasingly globalized society.

The minor program, coordinated through the Office of International Affairs, requires 24 s.h. credit and can be earned with or without participation in either overseas opportunities or language training, although both are encouraged.  Courses must be approved by the coordinator.  No course credit counted toward a student’s major may be used to fulfill the requirements of the program.

1. Core...................................................................... 9 s.h.

INTL 1000. Introduction to International Studies (3) (F) (SS) (GE:SO)
Choose two from the following; maximum of one from any discipline.

ANTH 2005. Environmental Anthropology (3) (S) (GE:SO)
ECON 3353. Development Economics (3) (GE:SO) [P: ECON 2133]
GEOG 3003. Political Geography (3) (WI) (S) (GE:SO)
HIST 1030. World Civilizations to 1500 (3) (WI*) (F) (S) (GE:SO)
HIST 1031. World Civilizations Since 1500 (3) (WI*) (F) (S) (GE:SO)
PHIL 2690. World Religions (3) (GE:HU)
POLS 2010. Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics (3) (WI) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SO)
POLS 2020. Introduction to International Relations (3) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SO)

2. Concentration (Choose one.).............................................. 12 s.h.

African Studies:

Choose a minimum of 6 s.h. from:

ANTH 3003. Cultures of Africa (3) (S01) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor] 
GEOG 3050. Africa (3) (S) (GE:SO) 
HIST 3810. History of Africa (3) (WI*) (GE:SO)
POLS 3265. African Political Systems (3) (S) (GE:SO)

Choose an additional 6 s.h. from the remaining courses above or from the following or from a combination of the two.

ANTH 2010. Societies Around the World (3) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SO)
ANTH 4054. Anthropology of Religion (3) (F01) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor]
ECON 3353. Economics of Underdeveloped Countries (3) (GE:SO) [P: ECON 2133]
ENGL 3750. Introductory Linguistics (3) (S) [P: ENGL 1200] 
FORL 2624. Francophone Literature of Africa in Translation (3) (S01)
FREN 2443. Readings in the Francophone Cultures of Africa (3) (F00) [P: FREN 1004]
FREN 3558. The Francophone World: Colonization to Independence (3)  [P: FREN 3500 or consent of department chair]
FREN 3560. The Contemporary French and Francophone World (3)  [P: FREN 3500 or consent of department chair]
GEOG 2110. World Geography: Less Developed Regions (3) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SO) 
HIST 5300. Comparative History of Non-Western Civilizations (3) (WI*)

Asian Studies:

Choose four from:

ANTH 3002. Cultures of East Asia (3) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor]
ANTH 3004. Cultures of the South Pacific (3)  [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor]
ANTH 3009. Motherhood of God in Asian Traditions (3) (F00) (GE:SO)
GEOG 3051. Asia (3) (S) (GE:SO) 
HIST 3610. History of the Far East (3) (GE:SO)
HIST 3611. History of the Far East Since 1600 (3) (GE:SO)
HIST 5300. Comparative History of Non-Western Civilizations (3) (WI*)
HIST 5680. Diplomatic History of Modern Asia (3)
INTL 2003. Introduction to Chinese Culture (3) (GE:HU) [P: ENGL 1200]
INTL 2004. Introduction to Japanese Culture (3)

European Studies:

Choose one from:

Group I - Fine Arts, Literature, Music, and Philosophy

ART 1907. Art History Survey (3) (F) (S) (GE:FA) [P: ART 1905 or 1910]
ART 2900. History of Prints and Drawings (3) (F) [P: ART 1906, 1907]
CLAS/ENGL 3460. Classical Mythology (3) (S) (GE:HU) [P: ENGL 1200]
ENGL 3330. Early Twentieth Century Drama (3) (WI) (F00) (GE:HU) [P: ENGL 1200] 
ENGL 3340. Contemporary Drama (3) (WI)  (GE:HU) [P: ENGL 1200]
ENGL 3450. Northern European Mythology (3) (WI)  (GE:HU) [P: ENGL 1200] 
ENGL 3600. Classics from Homer to Dante (3) (WI)  (GE:HU) [P: ENGL 1200]
FORL 2620. French Literature in Translation (3)
FORL 2660. Spanish Literature in Translation (3) (GE:HU)  
FORL 2680. German Literature in Translation (3) (F)
FREN 2440. Readings in the Culture of France I (3) (F) [P: FREN 1004]
FREN 2441. Readings in the Culture of France II (3) (S) [P: FREN 1004]
GERM 2420. Culture of the German-Speaking World I (3) (Formerly GERM 2120) [P: GERM 1004 or consent of department chair]
GERM 2421. Culture of the German-Speaking World II (3) (S) [P: GERM 1004 or consent of department chair]
INTL 2100, 2101. Arts and Sciences Abroad: Humanities (3,6) (GE:HU)
INTL 2200, 2201. Arts and Sciences Abroad: Arts (3,6) (GE:FA)
MUSC 1406 (S), 2406 (F), 2416 (S). Music History and Literature (2,2,2) (WI)
PHIL 2330. Modern Philosophy (3) (F) (S) (GE:HU) (Formerly PHIL 3320)  [P: 3 s.h. in PHIL or consent of instructor] 
PHIL 2453. Existentialism/Phenomenology (3) (F) (S) (GE:HU) (Formerly PHIL 3453)  
RUSS 2220. Russian Prose of the Nineteenth Century in Translation (3) (GE:HU) 
RUSS 2221. Russian Prose of the Twentieth Century in Translation (3) (GE:HU)
SPAN 2440. Spanish Culture and Civilization (3) (S) [P: SPAN 2222 or 2330 or consent of department chair]

Group II - Geography, Political Science

GEOG 3047. Western Europe (3) (S) (GE:SO) 
INTL 2400, 2401. Arts and Sciences Abroad: Social Sciences (3,6) (SS) (GE:SO)  
POLS 3234. West European Political Systems (3) (F) (GE:SO)  
POLS 3235. East European Political Systems (3) (S) (GE:SO)  
POLS 4371. Western Political Thought I: Moses to Montesquieu (3) [RP: POLS 2070]
POLS 4373. Western Political Thought II: Rousseau to Camus (3) (F) [RP: POLS 2070]

Group III ‑ History:

HIST 3420. Early Modern Europe to 1648 (3) (GE:SO)  
HIST 3430. History of Europe, 1815-1914 (3) (GE:SO)   
HIST 3435. History of Europe Since 1914 (3) (GE:SO)  
HIST 5310. Intellectual History of Europe (3)
HIST 5670. A Diplomatic History of Europe, 1815 to the Present (3)
INTL 2400, 2401. Arts and Sciences Abroad: Social Sciences (3,6) (SS) (GE:SO)  

Group IV - Choose one additional course from Groups I, II, III, or any subject‑related course with prior approval of international studies coordinator.

Latin-American Studies:

Choose four from:

ANTH 3016. Cultures of the Caribbean (3) (S) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor]
ANTH 3017. Cultures of Mexico and Guatemala (3)  (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor]
ANTH 3018. Cultures of South and Central America (3) (F00) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor]
ECON 3353. Development Economics (3) (GE:SO) [P: ECON 2133]
FORL 2661. Latin-American Literature in Translation (3) (GE:HU)  
FORL 2666. Latino Texts (3) (GE:HU)
GEOG 2110. World Geography: Less Developed Regions (3) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SO)  
GEOG 3049. South America (3) (F) (GE:SO) 
GEOG 3056. Middle America (3) (GE:SO)
HIST 3710. Introduction to Latin-American History: Colonial Period (3) (WI*) (GE:SO)
HIST 3711. Introduction to Latin-American History: Since 1808 (3) (WI*) (GE:SO)
HIST 3780. Mexico and Central America (3) (WI*) (GE:SO)
HIST 5765. Latin America: 1492 to the Present (3) (WI*)
INTL 3010. Field Study in Latin America (6) [P: Consent of instructor] 
POLS 3270. Latin-American Political Systems (3) (S) Basic survey of selected Latin-American governments with emphasis on internal processes and systems.
SPAN 1220. Conversational Spanish Practiced in a Spanish-Speaking Country (3) [P: Consent of department chair]
SPAN 1440. Hispanic Culture Experienced in a Spanish-Speaking Country (2)
SPAN 2222. Intermediate Spanish Conversation (3) [P: SPAN 1004 or consent of department chair] or SPAN 3220. Advanced Oral Communication Through Multimedia (3) [P: SPAN 2222 or consent of department chair]
SPAN 2441. Latin-American Culture and Civilization (3) [P: SPAN 2222 or 2330 or consent of department chair]
SPAN 4560. Major Latin-American Authors (3) (GE:HU) [P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of department chair]
SPAN 4561. Latin-American Texts of the Pre-Columbian and Colonial Periods (3) (GE:HU) [P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of department chair; RP: SPAN 4560]
SPAN 4563. Latin-American Texts: The Boom and Beyond (3) (GE:HU) [P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of department chair; RP: SPAN 4560]

Specialized Concentration:

With the advice and written approval of the coordinator and the coordinating committee of the international studies minor, a student may develop a topical course of studies (totaling 12 s.h.) around a specific theme in international studies.  The following examples are suggestive of possible themes: international environmental problems, global communications, human rights issues, peace and world order studies, international trade/technology, population/demographic issues, international art, comparative religions, comparative literatures, comparative gender relations, language, and civilization.

3. Senior Seminar............................................................ 3 s.h.

INTL 5000. Senior Seminar in International Studies (3) (S) [P: Consent of instructor]

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

W. Keats Sparrow, Dean, 1002 General Classroom Building
Scott W. Snyder, Associate Dean, 1008 General Classroom Building
Richard Todd Berry, Assistant Dean for Data and Resource Management, 1002 General Classroom Building
G. Michael Poteat, Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, 1008 General Classroom Building
Paul W. Dowell, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies, 1008 General Classroom Building

Purpose

A community of scholars dedicated to the intrinsic value of learning, the College of Arts and Sciences is the liberal arts college of East Carolina University.  The college is a federation of departments in the traditional academic disciplines–the humanities and fine arts, the natural sciences and mathematics, and the social sciences–and also includes creative and professional programs, academic centers and institutes, and interdisciplinary programs allied to the liberal arts.  College faculty are committed to excellence in teaching and advising, in research or creative productivity, and in professional service.

The college provides major and minor studies in the liberal arts at the undergraduate level and major studies at the master's and doctoral levels.  In addition, as the university's cornerstone academic program, the college provides general education in the liberal arts for all students.  College courses introduce students to traditions of learning and inquiry, present them with information essential for performing societal and professional roles, and challenge them to examine the values which guide the organization and application of human knowledge.  All courses are designed to develop students' thinking, writing, research, and mathematical skills and their lifelong commitment to continuing education.

In addition to its liberal arts programs, the college offers teacher education and other professional certification programs related to its traditional academic disciplines.  Students majoring in these programs learn the basic theories and practices in their fields while preparing themselves for leadership roles and careers.

The curricula of the college are constantly examined, updated, and enhanced.  Consequently, in the spirit of the liberal arts, the more than 13,000 students enrolled annually in college courses have access to current ideas and information from professors whose learning never ceases.

Curricula

The College of Arts and Sciences offers the following degrees and academic programs:

Bachelor of Arts (BA) (See departments for subjects and areas.)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in theatre and dance
Bachelor of Science (BS) (See departments for subjects and areas.)
Bachelor of Science (BS) for students preparing to teach in secondary schools (See departments of subjects and areas.)
Preprofessional and Two-Year Curricula

The general education requirements for these programs are listed in Section 6, Undergraduate Studies; requirements in the field of the student's major are listed below and subsequently by departments.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS

CLASSICAL STUDIES

Anthony Papalas, Director, A-321 Brewster Building

The classical studies minor is an interdisciplinary program with a minimum requirement of 24 s.h., which includes required courses in classical studies and one year of either Latin or Greek.  The program, which includes electives in anthropology, art, classical studies, English, foreign languages, history, philosophy, and religious studies is designed to encourage students to study all aspects of the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome.  A maximum of 6 s.h. used to satisfy the general education requirements may count toward the minor in classical studies.  Students who elect LATN or GRK 1001-1004 to satisfy the foreign language requirement for the BA degree may count only 6 s.h. toward the minor in classical studies. A maximum of 6 s.h. of directed readings in LATN or GRK may count toward the minor.  Study abroad programs having the approval of the director will be accepted for a maximum of 6 s.h. of credit toward the minor.  Additional courses beyond those listed may be approved by the director if they significantly advance the student’s understanding of classics.  No semester hours or course work in the student's major field of study will be accepted for credit hours toward the classical studies minor.  Departmental prerequisites may be waived in special cases by the department offering the course.

1. Core..................................................................... 12 s.h.

LATN 1001 (F), 1002 (S). Latin Level I & II (3,3) or GRK 1001 (F) (S), 1002 (S). Ancient Greek Level I & II (3,3)
Choose 2 CLAS courses

2. Electives (Choose at least one course each from the first four categories below.) 12 s.h.

Courses listed under Language Electives and Seminars, below, may substitute for any in the other areas.  Once distributions are met, all courses may serve as electives to meet the minor requirement.  The * indicates courses which require the approval of the director of classical studies.

Literature and Myth:

CLAS 2220. Great Works of Ancient Literature I: Greece (3) (GE:HU)
CLAS 2230. Great Work of Ancient Literature II: Rome (3) (GE:HU)
CLAS 2400. Women in Classical Antiquity (3) (GE:HU)
CLAS 3460. Classical Mythology (3) (F) (GE:HU) or ENGL 3460. Classical Mythology (3) (F) (GE:HU) [P: ENGL 1200]
ENGL 3600. Classics from Homer to Dante (3) (WI)  (GE:HU) [P: ENGL 1200]

Art and Archaeology:

ANTH 2000. Archaeology Around the World (3) (F) (S) (GE:SO)
ART 1906. Art History Survey (3) (F) (S) (GE:SO) [P: ART 1905 or 1910]
ART 1910. Art Appreciation (2) (F) (S) (GE:SO) 
ART 2910. Ancient Art History (3) [P: ART 1905 or 1910]
ART 2920. Art of the Middle Ages (3) [P: ART 1906, 1907]
CLAS 2002. Introduction to Classics (Fine Arts) (3) (GE:FA)
CLAS 3400. The Ancient City: Rome (3) (F) (S) (GE:HU)
CLAS 3410. The Ancient City: Pompeii (3) (GE:HU)

History:

CLAS 2001. Introduction to Classics (Social Sciences) (3) (GE:SO)
*HIST 2444. The History of Sports in Western Society (3) (GE:SO)
HIST 3405. History of Ancient Greece to 146 BC (3) (GE:SO)
HIST 3406. War and Society in Ancient Greece and Rome (3) (F) (GE:SO)
HIST 3410. History of Ancient Rome (3) (GE:SO)
HIST 5340. The Ancient Near East (3)
HIST 5525. Sea Power: 480 BC to the Present (3) (WI*)

Philosophy and Religion:

*PHIL 1311. Great Philosophers from Antiquity to the Present (3) (F) (S) (GE:HU) (Formerly PHIL 2311)
PHIL 2310. Ancient Philosophy (3) (F) (S) (GE:HU) (Formerly PHIL 3310)
PHIL 3311. Plato (3) [P: Consent of instructor]
PHIL 3312. Aristotle (3) (S) (GE:HU) (Formerly PHIL 4312) [P: 3 s.h. in PHIL or consent of instructor]
*PHIL 3350. Great Philosopher (3) (F) (Formerly PHIL 4311)  [P: 3 s.h. in PHIL or consent of instructor]
*RELI 5000. Religious Studies Seminar (3) (F) [P: Consent of instructor]

Language Electives and Seminars:

CLAS 2000. Introduction to Classics (Humanities) (3) (GE:HU)
CLAS 4000. Seminar in Classics (3) [P: 9 s.h. in CLASS Minor or consent of instructor]
Choose a GRK or LATN course

COASTAL AND MARINE STUDIES

Paul Gares, Director, A-224 Brewster Building

The coastal and marine studies minor requires a minimum of 24 s.h. and is designed to provide students with an overview of coastal and marine resources.  Considerable attention is devoted to the biological, physical, social, and historical aspects of coastal and marine resources. Whenever possible, information from North Carolina and other US coastal and marine environments is used to illustrate or emphasize important concepts.  A maximum of 6 s.h. may be used to satisfy general education requirements and requirements for the coastal and marine studies minor.  A course may not count toward the student’s major and the coastal and marine studies minor.

1. Core..................................................................... 10 s.h.

COAS 2025. Survey of Coastal and Marine Resources (3) (F) [P: Basic science course in BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS]
COAS 4025. Society and the Sea Seminar (3) (S) [P: COAS 2025]
GEOL 1550. Oceanography (4) (S) (GE:SC) [P: Basic science course in BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS]

2. Electives (Choose at least 3 s.h. from 3 of the 4 areas below in consultation with the director)    14 s.h.

(COAS 5001, 5002 and other courses may be counted toward the minor; however, the director must approve the course substitution.)

Biological Science:

BIOL 1060. Environmental Biology (4) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC)
BIOL 2250, 2251. Ecology and Laboratory (3,1) [P: BIOL 1100, 1101, 1200, 1201]
BIOL 3230, 3231. Field Botany (4,0) (F) (S) (SS) [P: 3 s.h. of general BIOL with a lab]
BIOL 3240, 3241. Field Zoology (4,0) (F) [P: BIOL 1060 or 2250]
BIOL 3400, 3401. Biological Field Studies of the Coastal Plain (4,0) [P: 2 Courses in BIOL or GEOL or consent of instructor]
BIOL 3660. Introduction to Marine Biology (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P/C: BIOL 2250, 2251]
BIOL 5680. Current Topics in Coastal Biology (2) [P: Consent of instructor]
BIOL 5270. Marine Community Ecology (3) (S) [P: BIOL 2250, 2251; or consent of instructor]
BIOL 5750, 5751. Introduction to Regional Field Ecology (2,0) (WI)

Maritime History:

HIST 5505. Maritime History of the Western World to 1415 (3)
HIST 5515. Maritime History of the Western World from 1415-1815 (3) (WI*)
HIST 5520. Maritime History of the Western World Since 1815 (3)
HIST 5530. Field School in Maritime History and Underwater Research (2) (S) [P: Consent of instructor] 
HIST 5920, 5921. Techniques of Museum and Historic Site Development (3,0)

Physical Science:

GEOG 3002. Coastal Geography (3) (WI) (S) [P: GEOG 1200 or 3200 or consent of instructor] 
GEOG 3220. Soil Properties, Surveys, and Applications (3) (F)
GEOL 1500, 1501. Physical Geology and Laboratory (3,1) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC)
GEOL 1700. Environmental Geology (4) (F) (S) (GE:SC) [P: GEOL 1500]
GEOL 5300. Geology of Coastal Processes and Environments (3) (S) [P: GEOL 1550, 4010, 4011; or consent of instructor]
GEOL 5350. Marine Geology (3) [P: GEOL 1550, 4010, 4011; or consent of instructor] 
PHYS 1050. Physics and the Environment (4) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC)

Social Science:

ANTH 3004. Cultures of the South Pacific (3)  (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor] 
ANTH 3016. Cultures of the Caribbean (3) (S) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor]  
ANTH 4260. Cultural Ecology (3) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor] 
ANTH 5065. Maritime Anthropology (3)  [P: ANTH 2200 or consent of instructor]
ECON 3855. Environmental Economics (3) (GE:SO) [P: ECON 2133]
POLS 3256. The Politics of Energy and Environment (3) (F)
POLS 3257. International Environmental Policy (3)
SOCI 3410. Introduction to Maritime Sociology (3) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or SOCI 2110]


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