Bachelor of Arts Program

Transition

Transition from the Option to the Major

IAS students admitted prior to Autumn Quarter, 2010 may choose to graduate with an option within the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. The options are:

American Studies
Community Psychology
Culture, Literature, and the Arts
Environmental Studies
Global Studies
* Individualized Study (Must have faculty mentor and approval of proposal by committee. )
Interdisciplinary Arts
* Media and Communication Studies
Science, Technology, and Society
Society, Ethics and Human Behavior

OR

They may choose to declare the major (see above list) and graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in the major. 

* NOTE:  Individualized Study and Media and Communication Studies will remain under the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.  Students can’t declare them as majors.

Students moving from the option to the major must complete the major requirements.

Delisted Courses

As of Autumn Quarter, 2010, some courses have been delisted and will not count toward the major. They will count toward the option ONLY IF TAKEN PRIOR TO AUTUMN QUARTER, 2010. If taken AUTUMN QUARTER, 2010, or LATER, they will not count toward the option. See the delisted courses for each major listed below.

American Studies

•    BIS 225 Applied Social Psychology

Culture, Literature & the Arts

•    N/A

Community Psychology

•    BIS 232 Using, Understanding and Visualizing Quantitative Data
•    BIS 275 Social Problems
•    BIS 369 Women across Cultures
•    BIS 390 Ecology and the Environment
•    BIS 414 **Topics in Human Rights
•    BIS 430 Social Theory and Practice
•    BIS 431 Sexual Politics and Cultures
•    BIS 457 Thinking and Decision Making
•    BISAMS 366 Exploring American Culture: Americans at the Margins

Environmental Studies

•    BIS 241 Nature and the Northwest
Delisted from Environmental Science
ADDED to Society and the Environment
 
•    BISAMS 365 Popular and Consumer Culture
Delisted from Society and the Environment

•    BES 302 Environmental Problem Solving
Delisted from Methods and Practices
ADDED to Society and the Environment
 
•    BES 490 Pacific Northwest Plants
Delisted from Environmental Science

•    BIS 470 Art, Politics and Social Change
Delisted from Society and the Environment

Global Studies

•    BIS 224 Introduction to Feminist Studies
•    BIS 243 Introduction to Environmental Issues
•    BIS 309 History of Dance in Europe and America
•    BIS 313 Issues in Media Studies
•    BIS 330 Democratic Capitalism in the United States
•    BIS 340 Approaches to Cultural Research
•    BIS 342 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
•    BIS 355 History of Science and Technology
•    BIS 385 Cross-Cultural Oral Traditions
•    BIS 392 Water and Sustainability
•    BIS 412 Ideas in Political Economy
•    BIS 465 Performance, History, Memory
•    BIS 470 Art, Politics and Social Change
•    BIS 474 **Topics in European Cultural History
•    BIS 478 Art Patronage and Markets
•    BIS 486 **Studies in Women and Literature
•    BISCLA 318 Performance, Identity, Community and Everyday Life
•    BISCLA 372 Comparative Arts in 18th Century Europe
•    BISCLA 380 Art and Its Context
•    BISSEB 304 Institutions and Social Change
•    BISSTS 307 Science, Technology, and Society

Interdisciplinary Arts

•    N/A

Science, Technology & Society

•    BES 316 Ecological Methods
•    BES 317 Soils Laboratory
•    BES 318 Hydrogeology
•    BES 397 Special Topics in Environmental Science
•    BES 460 Water Quality
•    BES 486 Watershed Ecology & Management
•    BES 488 Wetland Ecology
•    BES 489 Pacific Northwest Ecosystems
•    BES 490 Pacific Northwest Plants
•    BIS 202 Critical Reasoning
•    BIS 205 Technologies of Expression
•    BIS 204 Introduction to Journalism
•    BIS 219 Politics of Sex Education
•    BIS 242 Environmental Geography
•    BIS 243 Introduction to Environmental Issues
•    BIS 281 Global Politics
•    BIS 317 Language, Society, and Cultural Knowledge
•    BIS 322 **Topics in Performance Studies
•    BIS 391 Environmental History of the Pacific Northwest Bioregion
•    BIS 394 Comparative Economic Development
•    BIS 395 Environmental Change in Washington State
•    BIS 443 Educational Policy and the American Economy
•    BISCLA 318 Performance, Identity, Community, and Everyday Life
•    BISCLA 360 Literature, Film and Consumer Culture
•    BISGST 303 History and Globalization
•    BISSEB 359 Ethics and Society

Society, Ethics & Human Behavior

•    BIS 204 Introduction to Journalism
•    BIS 230 Mathmatical Thinking for the Liberal Arts
•    BIS 232 Using, Understanding and Visualizing Quantitative Data
•    BIS 242 Environmental Geography
•    BIS 250 How Things Work: Motions and Mechanics
•    BIS 251 How Things Work: Electricity and Invention
•    BIS 261 World History I
•    BIS 262 World History II
•    BIS 263 World History III
•    BIS 264 Africa on Film
•    BIS 280 U.S. Political Processes
•    BIS 281 Global Politics
•    BIS 302 Issues in Mathematics Across Cultures
•    BIS 305 Issues in Social and Political Philosophy
•    BIS 308 Issues in Philosophy and Culture
•    BIS 313 Issues in Media Studies
•    BIS 314 **Topics in Geography
•    BIS 316 Topics in Psychology
•    BIS 321 U.S. Politics and Culture from 1865
•    BIS 322 **Topics in Performance
•    BIS 323 U.S. Politics and Culture to 1865
•    BIS 326 Twentieth Century Eastern Europe
•    BIS 329 **Topics in Mathematics Across the Curriculum
•    BIS 339 **Issues in Global Cultural Studies
•    BIS 342 Geographic Information Science
•    BIS 346 Topics in Environmental Policy
•    BIS 354 Modern European Intellectual History
•    BIS 355 History of Science and Technology
•    BIS 358 Issues in Environmental Science
•    BIS 382 The Visual Art of Biology
•    BIS 391 Environmental History of the Pacific Northwest
•    BIS 392 Water and Sustainability
•    BIS 400 Modern Japan
•    BIS 401 **Topics in Economic History and Analysis
•    BIS 402 Modern China
•    BIS 404 Twentieth Century Russia
•    BIS 409 Modern Germany
•    BIS 412 Ideas in Political Economy
•    BIS 414 Topics in Human Rights
•    BIS 421 Technology Policy
•    BIS 425 Topics in United States Social and Political History
•    BIS 432 Democracy in Asia
•    BIS 444 **Issues in Comparative History
•    BIS 450 Performance and Healing
•    BIS 452 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud
•    BIS 455 Literature and Sexuality
•    BIS 460 **Topics in Critical Theory
•    BIS 484 Arts Learning in the Community

 

Making the Change

Students who wish to change from the option to the major must meet with an IAS Adviser before graduation.

Please call (425) 352-5350 for an appointment, or email iasadv@uw.edu for further information.