Note: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees follow General Education Requirements for the BA except where specified in Programs of Study for major requirements.
Specified or additional College of Arts and Sciences Requirement:
It is strongly recommended that students continuing the study of a foreign language begin college-level study of that language in their first semester and continue in that language until their particular foreign language requirement is completed.
Carolina Core Stand Alone or Overlay Eligible Requirements:
A minimum grade of C is required in all major courses.
18 hours from:
Note: Select additional 9 hours electives from SPAN 304, 305, 307, 316, 317, 350, 375, 398, 409, 417, 499, and any 500-level; 3 hours may be chosen from PORT 299 or above.
Select additional 9 hours electives from:
21 hours from:
Intensive majors must earn a minimum grade of B in all major courses.
Application and admission to the professional program in education/internship are required for all majors seeking teacher certification. All teacher education candidates must adhere to all education policies and procedures related to clinical experiences and meet University and S.C. Board of Education requirements in order to be recommended for certification. Information is available from academic advisors or the College of Education, Office of Student Affairs, at 803-777-6732.
Cognate courses must be selected in consultation with the student’s major advisor (12 hours). Normally, students pursuing the teacher certification option may apply 300 or higher level education courses and/or 300 or higher level FORL courses to the cognate.
No courses of a remedial, developmental, skill-acquiring, or vocational nature may apply as credit toward degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences allows the use of the Pass-Fail option on elective courses. Further clarification on inapplicable courses can be obtained from the College of Arts and Sciences.
The cognate is intended to support the course work in the major. The cognate must consist of twelve (12) hours of courses at the advanced level, outside of but related to the major. The cognate may be taken in one or more departments or programs, depending on the interests of the student and the judgment of the advisor.
Courses offered by departments and programs that are acceptable for cognate credit are outlined in the section titled Courses Acceptable for Cognate Credit in Degree Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.
For cognate course offerings in other colleges, consult the appropriate sections of this bulletin. Some major programs have specific cognate requirements.
It should be emphasized that the cognate is not a second set of elective courses to be chosen at random by the student. The cognate must be approved by the major advisor as being related to the major field of study. Students are urged to consult their major advisors for specific requirements in their major.
Courses applied toward general education requirements cannot be counted toward the cognate.
For Bachelor of Arts degrees, all cognate courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
In place of the cognate a student in the College of Arts and Sciences may choose a minor consisting of at least 18 credit hours of prescribed courses. (Some minors in the sciences require a minimum of 16 hours.) The subject area of the minor may be related to the major. Students pursuing interdisciplinary minors who wish to use courses in their major department for minor credit must petition the College Committee on Scholastic Standards and Petitions for permission to do so.
The minor is intended to develop a coherent basic preparation in a second area of study. It differs from the cognate inasmuch as the courses must be concentrated in one area and must follow a structured sequence. Interdisciplinary minors can be designed with the approval of the assistant dean for academic affairs and advising.
Courses applied toward general education requirements cannot be counted toward the minor. No course may satisfy both major and minor requirements. All minor courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher. At least half of the courses in the minor must be completed in residence at the University.
A list of minor programs of study can be found at Programs A-Z.
SPAN 307 is no longer offered, SPAN 380 is an appropriate course to count towards a SPAN BA
This proposal is pretty simple: remove SPAN 307 and add SPAN 380 from the list of SPAN electives.
I do have an observation/question: How does an intensive major fullfill the 33 hour requirement? All I see is that they have to take 21 hours from a list of courses; a general major needs only 18 hours from this list. Maybe they also need 12 hours from the list of major electives? I'm not trying to cause any troubles, just noting what I see.
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