DEGREE PROGRAMS
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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

W. †Keats Sparrow, Dean, 1002 Bate Building
Scott W. Snyder, Associate Dean, 1008 Bate Building
Richard Todd Berry, Assistant Dean for Data and Resource Management, 1002 Bate Building
Paul W. Dowell, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies, 1008 Bate 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 disciplinesĖthe humanities and fine arts, the natural sciences and mathematics, and the social sciencesĖand 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 depts. of subjects and areas.)
Bachelor of Science in applied physics (BSAP)
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 in the College of Arts and Sciences. The minimum requirement is 24 s.h., which includes required courses in history and either Latin or Greek. The program, with electives in 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. from each of the following may count toward the classical studies minor: courses used to satisfy the general education requirements; LATN or GRK courses used to satisfy the foreign language requirement for the BA degree; directed readings in LATN or GRK; and study abroad programs approved by the director. Additional courses beyond those listed may be approved by the director if they significantly advance the studentís understanding of classics. No semester hours counted toward the studentís major may count toward the classical studies minor. In many cases, prerequisites for courses listed below will be waived by the constituent departments.

1.
Core
Choose 3 s.h. from:
HIST 3405. History of Ancient Greece to 146 BC (3) (GE:SO)
HIST 3410. History of Ancient Rome (3) (F) (GE:SO)
Choose 6 s.h. of the same language from:
GRK 1001. Ancient Greek Level I (3) (F)
GRK 1002. Ancient Greek Level II (3) (S) (P: GRK 1001 or consent of instructor)
LATN 1001. Latin Level I (3) (F)
LATN 1002. Latin Level II (3) (S) (P: LATN 1001 or consent of instructor)
Choose an additional 6 s.h. of courses listed above, or from the following:
CLAS 2000. Introduction to Classics (Humanities) (3) (GE:HU) or CLAS 2001. Introduction to Classics (Social Sciences) (3) (GE:SO) or CLAS 2002. Introduction to Classics (Fine Arts) (3) (GE:FA)
CLAS 2220. Great Works of Ancient Literature I: Greece (3) (GE:HU)
CLAS 2230. Great Works of Ancient Literature II: Rome (3) (GE:HU)
CLAS 4000. Seminar in Classics (3)
GRK 1003. Ancient Greek Level III (3) (P: GRK 1002 or consent of instructor)
GRK 1004. Ancient Greek Level IV (3) (P: GRK 1003 or consent of instructor)
GRK 3001. Homer and Hesiod (3) (GE:HU) (P: GRK 1004 or consent of instructor)
GRK 3002. Age of Herodotus (3) (GE:HU) (P: GRK 3001 or consent of instructor)
GRK 4521, 4522, 4523. Directed Readings in Greek (1,2,3) (P: Consent of instructor)
LATN 1003. Latin level III (3) (P: LATN 1002 or consent of instructor)
LATN 1004. Latin level IV (3) (P: LATN 1003 or consent of instructor)
LATN 3001. Age of Cicero (3) (GE:HU) (P: LATN 1004 or consent of instructor)
LATN 3002. Age of Augustus (3) (GE:HU) (P: LATN 3001 or consent of instructor)
LATN 4001. Silver Latin Literature (3) (GE:HU) (P: LATN 3002 or consent of instructor)
LATN 4002. Roman Drama (3) (GE:HU) (P: LATN 4001 or consent of instructor)
LATN 4521, 4522, 4523. Directed Readings in Latin (1,2,3) (P: Consent of instructor)
PHIL 3311. Plato (3) (GE:HU) (P: Consent of instructor)
PHIL 3312. Aristotle (3) (GE:HU) (P: Consent of instructor)
15 s.h.*
2.
Electives
Choose an additional 9 s.h. of courses listed above, or from the following:
ART 1906. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (GE:FA)
ART 2905. Masterpieces and Ideas in the History of Art (3) (S) (GE:FA)
ART 2910. Ancient Art History (3) (WI*) (F) (P: ART 1906, 1907)
ART 2920. Art of the Middle Ages (3) (P: ART 1906, 1907)
CLAS 1300. Greek and Latin for Vocabulary Building (3) (F,S) (GE:HU)
CLAS 2400. Women in Classical Antiquity (3) (GE:HU)
CLAS 3400. The Ancient City: Rome (3) (F,S) (GE:HU)
CLAS 3410. The Ancient City: Pompeii (3) (GE:HU)
CLAS 3460. Classical Mythology (3) (GE:HU)
ENGL 3460. Classical Mythology (3) (S) (GE:HU)
ENGL 3600. Classics Homer to Dante (3) (GE:HU)
HIST 3406. War and Society in Ancient Greece and Rome (3) (F) (GE:SO)
HIST 3412. A History of Christianity to 1300 (3) (GE:SO)
HIST 3415. The Middle Ages (3) (F) (GE:SO)
HIST 5340. The Ancient Near East (3)
HIST 5505. Maritime History of the Western World to 1415 (3)
PHIL 2310. Ancient Philosophy (3) (F,S) (GE:HU) (Formerly PHIL 3310)
PHIL 2320. Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy (3) (F,S) (GE:HU) (Formerly PHIL 3320)
PHIL 3350. Great Philosopher (3) (F) (GE:HU) (Formerly PHIL 4311)
RELI 5000. Religious Studies Seminar (3) (F)
9 s.h.*

* Students who have satisfied core requirements with courses whose semester hours cannot be counted toward the minor (e.g., by applying LATN or GRK 1003, 1004 toward the foreign language requirement) may replace those hours with any listed course(s) to equal 24 s.h.

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 studentís major and the coastal and marine studies minor.

1.
Core
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)
10 s.h.
2.
Electives (Choose at least 3 s.h. from 3 of the 4 areas below in consultation with the director)
(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. Dynamic Earth (3,1) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC)
GEOL 1501. Dynamic Earth Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC)
GEOL 1700. Environmental Geology (4) (F,S) (GE:SC)
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) (EY) (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)
14 s.h.

ETHNIC STUDIES

Gay Wilentz, Director, 2105 Bate Building
Ellen Arnold, Assistant Director, 2145 Bate Building

The ethnic studies minor requires 24 s.h. of credit.† A maximum of 6 s.h. may be used to satisfy general education requirements and requirements for the ethnic studies minor. A course may not count toward the studentís major degree and the ethnic studies minor.† Study programs abroad having the prior approval of the director will be accepted for no more than 6 s.h. of credit toward the minor.† Additional courses beyond those listed above will be accepted if they significantly further the student's understanding of ethnic studies. Departmental prerequisites may be waived in special cases by the department offering the course.

1.
Core
ETHN 2001. Introduction to Ethnic Studies: Humanities (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:HU) or ETHN 2002. Introduction to Ethnic Studies Social Science (3) (GE:SO) or ETHN 2003. Introduction to Ethnic Studies Fine Arts (3) (GE:FA)
ETHN 4000. Directed Readings in Ethnic Studies (3) (P: ETHN 2001 or 2002 or 2003 or consent of director)
6 s.h.
2.
Electives
Choose 12 s.h. from:
ANTH 3005. North American Indians (3) (EY)† (GE:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)††
ANTH 3200. Womenís Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) (EY) (GE:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)†
ENGL 3260. Black Literature in America (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (GE:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 3570. American Folklore (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (GE:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 5230. Southern Regional Writing (3) (WI)† (P: ENGL 1200)
ETHN 3500. Selected Topics in Ethnic Studies (3) (P: ETHN 2001 or 2002 or 2003 or consent of instructor)
FORL 2600. Literature in Translation: The Holocaust (3) (S) (GE:HU)
FORL 2661. Latin-American Literature in Translation (3) (WI) (GE:HU) FORL 2666. Latino Texts (3) (F) (GE:HU)
HIST 3110. History of African Americans (3) (GE:SO)
POLS 3039. Black Politics in America (3) (F) (GE:SO)
POLS 3224. Civil Liberties (3) (GE:SO)
SOCI 4345. Racial and Cultural Minorities (3) (F) GE:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or SOCI 2110)
WOST 2000. Introduction to Womenís Studies: Humanities (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:HU)
Choose 6 s.h. from:
ANTH 3009 or WOST/RELI 3000. Motherhood of God in Asian Traditions (3) (EY) (GE:SO)
ENGL 3100. World Literature in English (3) (WI) (S-EY) (GE:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 3300. Women and Literature (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (GE:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
FORL 2622. Francophone Literature of the Americas in Translation (3)
FORL 2624. Francophone Literature of Africa in Translation (3)
FREN 2442. Readings in the Francophone Cultures of the Americas (3) (P: FREN 1004)
FREN 2443. Readings in the Francophone Cultures of Africa (3) (P: FREN 1004)
FREN 3558. The Francophone World: Colonization to Independence (3) (P: FREN 3500 or consent of dept chair)
FREN 3560. The contemporary French and Francophone World (3) (P: FREN 3500 or consent of dept chair)
HIST 3005. Selected Topics in History (3) (WI*) (GE:SO)
HIST 3140. Women in American History (3) (GE:SO)
HIST 3205. History of American Urban Life (3)
HIST 5005. Selected Topics in History (3)
HIST 5140. The Old South (3)
HIST 5141. The South Since 1877 (3) (WI*)†
INTL 2003. Introduction to Chinese Culture (3) (GE:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
INTL 2004. Introduction to Japanese Culture (3)
INTL 3010. Field Study in Latin America (6) (P: Consent of instructor)
MUSC 2258. History of Jazz Music (2) (F,S,SS) (GE:FA)
SOCI 5400. Seminar in Gender Roles (3) (P: SOCI 2110; consent of instructor)†
SOCW 5007. Women as Clients (3) (F,S)
SPAN 2441. Latin-American Culture and Civilization (3) (P: SPAN 2222 or 2330 or consent of dept chair)
SPAN 4560. Major Latin-American Authors (3) (P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of dept chair)
SPAN 4561. Latin-American Texts of the Pre-Columbian and Colonial Periods (3) (P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of dept chair; RP: SPAN 4560)
SPAN 4562. Latin-American Texts of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (3) (P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of dept chair; RP: SPAN 4560)
SPAN 4563. Latin-American Texts: The Boom and Beyond (3) (P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of dept chair)
SPAN 5550. Hispanic Women Writers (3) (P: Consent of dept chair)
18 s.h.

MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES

Bodo Nischan, Director, A-322 Brewster Building

The minor in Medieval and Renaissance studies requires 24 s.h. credit.† The interdisciplinary program includes an introductory course and a senior/graduate-level seminar.† In addition, the program includes courses from the following disciplines: art, history, English, foreign languages and literatures, music, and philosophy.† Courses taken to meet general education requirements cannot be used to satisfy the requirements of the Medieval and Renaissance studies minor.† The student's minor program must be approved by the director of Medieval and Renaissance studies.

1.
Foreign language through level 1004
12 s.h.
2.
Core
MRST 5000. Medieval and Renaissance Studies Seminar (3) (P: 9 s.h. in MRST or consent of director.)
3 s.h.
3.
Electives (Choose from at least four of the areas of study listed below.)
No more than 3 s.h. of course work in the student's major field of study will be accepted for credit toward the minor.† Study programs abroad in Europe having prior approval of the director will be accepted for no more than 6 s.h. of credit toward the minor.† Additional courses not listed below will be accepted if they significantly further the student's understanding of the Middle Ages or the Renaissance; prior approval by the director is required for additional courses.† Departmental prerequisites may be waived in special cases. Students should contact the director and/or their major dept chair.
ART 2920. Art of the Middle Ages (3) (P: ART 1906, 1907)
ART 3930. Italian Renaissance Art: 1300-1500 (3) (P: ART 1906, 1907)
ART 3940. Italian Renaissance Art: 1500-1600 (3) (WI*) (F,S) (P: ART 1906, 1907)
ART 4900. Northern Renaissance Art History (3) (WI*) (F) (P: ART 1906, 1907)
CLAS 2230. Great Works of Ancient Literature II: Rome (3) (GE:HU)
ENGL 4010. Medieval Literature (3) (WI) (S-OY) (GE:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 4020. Chaucer (3) (WI) (F-OY) (GE:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 4030. Milton (3) (S-EY) (GE:HU)
ENGL 4050. Literature of the New World to 1820 (3) (WI) (F-EY) (GE:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 4070. Shakespeare: The Histories (3) (WI) (F-EY) (GE:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 4080. Shakespeare: The Comedies (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (GE:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 4090. Shakespeare: The Tragedies (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (GE:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
FORL 2665. Don Quixote (3) (WI) (S) (GE:HU)
FREN 3555. France of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (3) (P: FREN 3500 or consent of dept chair)
HIST 3415. The Middle Ages (3) (GE:SO)
HIST 3420. Early Modern Europe to 1648 (3) (GE:SO)
HIST 3480. English History to 1603 (3) (GE:SO)
HIST 5350. The Renaissance in European History (3)
HIST 5360. The Reformation, 1450-1598 (3)
HIST 5450. Tudor-Stuart England (3)
MRST 2000. Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Studies (3) (F) (GE:HU)
MUSC 1406. Music History and Literature (2) (WI) (S)
PHIL 2310. Ancient Philosophy (3) (F,S) (GE:HU)
PHIL 2320. Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy (3) (F,S) (GE:HU)
SPAN 4555. Medieval Spain (900-1499) (3) (WI) (P: SPAN 2440, 2550; or consent of dept chair)
21 s.h.

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