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College of Arts and Sciences

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Curriculum Requirements

Basic Liberal Studies Requirements

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Music

African and African-American Studies

Anthropology

Art and Art History

Chemistry

Chemistry and Chemical Oceanography

Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry

Classical Studies

Communication Studies

Comparative Literature Studies

Computer Science

Economics

English

Film Media

French

German

History

Italian

Journalism

Latin American Studies

Linguistics

Mathematics

Military Science and Leadership (Army ROTC)

Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Music

Philosophy

Physics

Physics and Physical Oceanography

Political Science

Portuguese

Psychology

Public Relations

Russian

Sociology

Spanish

Statistical Science

Theatre

Women’s Studies

Writing and Rhetoric

Winifred E. Brownell, Dean

Wilfred P. Dvorak, Associate Dean

Robert C. Bullock, Associate Dean

Earl N. Smith III, Assistant Dean

Jonathan L. Blaney, Business Manager

The College of Arts and Sciences has two main objectives: to enable all students to understand our intellectual heritage, the physical and biological world in which we live, and our social, economic, and political development; and to provide programs of professional education in selected fields as well as a strong foundation for graduate study. The college has programs of study leading to the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Music.

For information on prelaw, pre-physical therapy, premedical, predental, preveterinary, and teacher education programs, see pages 40-42.

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Curriculum Requirements

In order to earn a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences, the student must meet requirements in three main areas: the major, Basic Liberal Studies, and electives. A description of these areas follows.

1. The Major. Every student is required to specialize in a particular area or discipline called the major. The requirements for each major vary from field to field, and are described in this section. Any student who has met the requirements for two separate majors within the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, or Bachelor of Music degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences has earned a double major and may have both fields listed on the transcript.

In order to meet graduation requirement, a student must maintain a 2.00 grade point average in all courses required for his or her major. This restriction applies in every case, unless a different policy is explicitly stated in the description of the degree program. One-half of the total number of credits needed in a given major must be earned at the University of Rhode Island.

Curricular Modifications. In consultation with the advisor, and with the approval of the department chairperson, a student will be permitted to modify the normal requirements of the major. The decision of the department chair is final. Requirements outside the major may be modified only with approval of the Scholastic Standing and Petitions Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences. Petition forms are available in the Office of the Dean. Minimum grade point average and total credit requirements are not petitionable.

2. Basic Liberal Studies. In the College of Arts and Sciences, general education requirements are called Basic Liberal Studies and are required of all students. This series of courses is intended to ensure that students have educational experiences that will help them to become informed and responsible participants in society and contribute to the full development of their individual capabilities. The Basic Liberal Studies program embodies the philosophy and fundamental knowledge that characterizes an arts and sciences education.

The following courses are approved by the College of Arts and Sciences to fulfill Basic Liberal Studies requirements. For an explanation of course codes, see pages 163-164.

English Communication

Writing (ECw): ELS 112, 122; WRT 104, 105, 106, 201, 227, 235, 240, 302, 303, 304 [D], 305 [D], 333.

General (EC): COM 100 [D], 108, 110 [D]; ECN 108; LIB 120; PHL 101; SUS 108.

Fine Arts and Literature

Fine Arts: ARH 120 [D], 251 [D], 252 [D]; ART 101, 207; FLM 101 [D], 203 [D], 204 [D], 205 [D]; HPR 105, 124, 324 (311); LAR 201; MUS 101 [D], 106 [D], 111, 292, 293 [D]; PLS 233; THE 100, 181, 351 [D], 352 [D], 381, 382, 383.

Literature: AAF 247 [D], 248 [D]; CLA 391 [D], 395 [D], 396 [D], 397 [D]; CLS 160 [D]; ENG 110 [D], 160 [D], 241 [D], 242 [D], 243 [D], 247 [D], 248 [D], 251 [D], 252 [D], 260 [D], 262, 263 [D], 264, 265, 280 [D], 355 [D], 357 [D], 358 [D]; FRN 309 [D], 310 [D], 320 [D], 391 [D], 392 [D], 393 [D]; HPR 125, 201A, 202A, 325 (312); RUS 391 [D], 392 [D]; SPA 305 [D], 306 [D], 307 [D], 308 [D], 320 [D].

Foreign Language and Cross-Cultural Competence

See Basic Liberal Studies requirements below:

Basic Liberal Studies Requirements

Courses used to fulfill these requirements must be selected from the list approved by the College of Arts and Sciences (see previous page). Basic Liberal Studies requirements are designed only for students in the College of Arts and Sciences, but they also fulfill the University’s General Education requirements. Courses in a student’s major may not be used to fulfill requirements in Fine Arts and Literature, Letters, Natural Sciences, or Social Sciences. Students completing a double major, however, may use courses from one major of their choice to fulfill these requirements.*
BACHELOR OF ARTS English Communication: 6 credits (3 must be in a writing course; the other 3 may be in another writing course at the 200 level or higher or may be selected from the general communication courses) Fine Arts and Literature 6 credits (3 in Fine Arts; 3 in Literature) Foreign Language/Cross-Cultural Competence 6 credits Choose one of the following options: • Two-course sequence in a language studied for two or more years in high school through at least the 103 level in a modern language or 301 in a classical language • Demonstration of competence through the intermediate level by examination or by successful completion of 104 in a modern language or 302 in a classical language • Two-course sequence in a language not previously studied (or studied for less than two years in high school) through the beginning level (101, 102) • Study abroad in an approved academic program for at least one semester. Summer programs, including the URI in England program, will not satisfy this requirement. Letters: 6 credits * (Must be from multiple disciplines.) Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning: 3 credits Natural Sciences: 6 credits* (Must be from multiple disciplines.) Social Sciences: 6 credits* (Must be from multiple disciplines.) BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS, AND BACHELOR OF MUSIC English Communication: 6 credits(3 must be in a writing course; the other 3 may be in another writing course at the 200 level or higher or may be selected from the general communication courses) Fine Arts and Literature: 6 credits(3 in Fine Arts; 3 in Literature) Foreign Language/Cross-Cultural Competence: 6 creditsChoose one of the following options: • Two-course sequence in a language studied for two or more years in high school through at least the 103 level in a modern language or 301 in a classical language • Demonstration of competence through the intermediate level by examination or by successful completion of 104 in a modern language or 302 in a classical language • Two-course sequence in a language not previously studied (or studied for less than two years in high school) through the beginning level (101, 102) • Study abroad in an approved academic program for at least one semester. Summer programs will not satisfy this requirement. • Two courses in cross-cultural competence selected from the following list: CPL 300 [D]; FRN 309 [D], 310[D], 320 [D]; HIS 132 [D], 171 [D], 172 [D], 180 [D], 311[D], 327 [D], 374 [D], 375 [D]; LET 151L,Q,R; NRS 300; PHL 331 [D]; RLS 131[D]; SPA 320 [D]; TMD 224 [D]. Six credits of a full-semester approved Intercultural Internship in a foreign country through the Office of Internships and Experiential Education may be substituted for cross-cultural competence courses. Letters: 6 credits Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning: 3 credits Natural Sciences:6 credits Social Sciences: 6 credits
* Students may use only one course per discipline (as identified by the course code) to fulfill requirements in Letters, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences, except that students earning both a B.A. and another degree are exempt from this rule. For an explanation of course codes, see pages 163-164.

Letters

AAF 150 [D], 201 [D], 247, 355 [D], 356 [D]; APG 327; BGS 392 [D]; CLS 160 [D], 235; COM 246; EGR 316; ENG 110 [D], 160 [D], 243 [D], 247, 251 [D], 252 [D], 280 [D], 317, 355 [D], 356 [D], 357; FRN 391 [D], 392 [D], 393 [D]; HIS 111, 112, 113 [D], 114 [D], 116, 117, 118 [D], 130 [D], 132 [D], 141 [D], 142 [D], 145 [D], 146 [D], 150 [D], 160 [D], 171 [D], 172 [D], 180 [D], 304, 305, 310 [D], 311 [D], 314, 323 [D], 327 [D], 332 [D], 333 [D], 340 [D], 341 [D], 346 [D], 351 [D], 355 [D], 356 [D], 361, 374 [D], 375 [D]; HPR 105, 107, 201L, 202L, 307; JOR 110 [D]; LAR 202 [D]; LET 151L, 151Q, 151R [D]; NUR 360 [D]; PHL 101, 103, 204, 210 [D], 212 [D], 215, 217 [D], 235, 314, 316 [D], 321, 322, 323 [D], 325 [D], 328 [D], 331 [D], 346, 355; PSC 341, 342; PSY 310; RLS 111 [D], 125, 126, 131 [D]; SUS 108; WMS 220 [D], 315, 317, 320 [D], 361.

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning

BUS 111; CSC 101, 201; HPR 108, 201M, 202M; MTH 105, 107, 108, 111, 131, 141; MTH/PSC 109; STA 220.

Natural Sciences

AFS 190, 201, 210, 211; APG 201 [D]; AST 108, 118; AVS 101 [D]; BCH 190; BIO 101, 105, 106, 286 [D]; BPS 201; CHM 100, 101, 103, 112; GEO 100, 102, 103, 110, 113, 120; HPR 109, 201N, 202N, 309; MIC 190; NFS 207; NRS 190; OCG 110, 123, 131; PHY 109, 111, 112, 140, 185, 186, 203, 204, 205, 273, 274, 275; PLS 150, 190; TMD 113.

Social Sciences

APG 200 [D], 202, 203 [D], 301 [D]; COM 108; CPL 202; ECN 100 [D], 108, 201, 202, 306, 381 [D]; EDC 102 [D]; EEC (REN) 105, 310, 356; GEG 101 [D], 104 [D], 202; HDF 225; HPR 110 [D], 201 [D], 202S, 310; HSS 130 [D]; JOR 110 [D]; KIN 123 [D]; LIN 200 [D]; MAF 100; NUR 150 [D]; PSC 113 [D], 116 [D], 201, 274 [D], 288; PSY 103 [D], 113 [D], 232 [D], 235 [D], 254 [D], 255 [D]; SOC 100 [D], 212 [D], 230 [D], 240 [D], 242 [D], 274 [D]; TMD 224; WMS 150, 320.

3. Electives. Electives are courses that are not included in the Basic Liberal Studies or major requirements, and that students may freely select to earn the total number of credits required for graduation. Many students use their elective credits to develop a second major or a minor field of study (see page 35).

Course Load. No student may take more than 19 credits per semester without permission from the dean. Students on academic probation are limited to 15 credits.

Repeating Courses for Credit. Unless otherwise stated in the course description, a course may not be repeated for credit. Credit can be counted only once toward the total credits required for graduation.

Study Abroad. Students eligible for the Study Abroad option to fulfill the Basic Liberal Studies Foreign Language and Culture requirement must enroll for full-time study in an approved academic program for one semester. Summer programs are not approved for this option. Students must successfully complete a minimum of six credits to have their requirement satisfied.

Graduation. It is the responsibility of the student to be familiar with University and College requirements and to file for graduation with the Office of the Dean. Deadlines for filing are as follows:

May Graduation—October 1August Graduation—April 1December Graduation—August 1

Seniors completing their final course work off campus must file a Senior Off-Campus Study Form with the Office of the Dean and should file for graduation before leaving campus.

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Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts curriculums provide a general cultural background and an opportunity to major in any one of 36 fields of study.

Each candidate for a B.A. degree must meet certain minimum curricular requirements in quantity and quality. These requirements include at least 120 passed credits, with at least 42 credits in courses numbered 300 or above, and an overall grade point average of at least 2.00. In addition to meeting the requirements of the Basic Liberal Studies program, each candidate must complete a major and a number of elective courses. The major totals 27-36 credits.

The B.A. major is the discipline or subject area in which the degree is granted. It may include not only required courses within the major department but also courses in related subjects. Students should declare this major before the end of their fourth semester.

The major comprises no fewer than 27 nor more than 36 credits. These, however, are exclusive of any credits that are outside the major department but may be required by that department as prerequisites. Including such prerequisites, the major may not exceed 39 credits.

Students may earn up to 15 credits in their major department in addition to those required for the major as identified by course code, counting as electives those credits earned in excess of the major requirements. Any credits in excess of this number in the major will not count toward the 120 credits required for graduation.

At least half of the credits in the major must be earned at URI.

Majors include: African and African-American studies, anthropology, art (history and studio), chemistry, classical studies, communication studies, comparative literature studies, computer science, economics, English, film media, French, German, history, Italian, journalism, Latin American studies, mathematics, music (music, jazz studies, and music history and literature), philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, public relations, sociology, Spanish, women’s studies, and writing and rhetoric.

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Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science curriculums are professionally oriented and, in general, meet the accreditation standards of national professional associations.

All candidates for the B.S. degree must fulfill the requirements of the Basic Liberal Studies program and complete a major of 30-55 credits within a department or program. In addition, a department may require for its major certain courses in other departments, with the stipulation that these courses may still be applied to the Basic Liberal Studies program requirements. Students must earn an overall grade point average of at least 2.00. No more than 130 credits can be required in a program. At least half the credits in the major must be earned at URI. Each major within the B.S. curriculum has certain more specific requirements, as listed on the following pages in this section.

Majors include: chemistry, chemistry and chemical oceanography, chemistry and forensic chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, physics, physics and physical oceanography, and sociology.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts

URI’s Bachelor of Fine Arts curriculums provide the opportunity to discover and develop creative capacities in the fine arts. The emphasis is on richness of program and quality of experience rather than the development of isolated skills. All candidates for the B.F.A. degree are required to meet the requirements of the Basic Liberal Studies program and to earn an overall grade point average of at least 2.00. At least half the credits in the major must be earned at URI.

Majors include: art and theatre.

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Bachelor of Music

The Bachelor of Music curriculum is designed to prepare qualified students for careers in the field of music. Students may select one of three majors depending on their aims and abilities. Admission requirements for the music education program are described beginning on page 41.

All candidates for the B.M. degree are required to meet the Basic Liberal Studies requirements and to earn an overall grade point average of at least 2.00. At least half the credits in the major must be earned at URI. Students are expected to attend department-sponsored events each semester.

Majors include: music composition, music education, and music performance (see pages 61-64).

All areas provide for a good background in academic subjects, and each curriculum contains courses for the development of sound musicianship and excellence in performance. An audition conducted by members of the Music Department is required for permission to register for work toward the B.M. degree. The music education curriculum includes courses in educational psychology, conducting, methods, and a teaching internship that leads to state certification for teachers.

The total number of credits required for graduation is 124 for music composition, 128 for music education, and 124 for music performance.

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African and African-American Studies

Faculty: Professor Quainoo, interim director. Professors Dilworth, Okeke-Ezigbo, and Weisbord; Associate Professors Harris, and Schwartz; Assistant Professor Ferguson; Adjunct Faculty Barber, Lafayette, and McCray.

The African and African-American studies program is an interdisciplinary program offered jointly by URI and Rhode Island College. Students in this program may take courses at either institution to fulfill major requirements. The program’s objective is to broaden students’ intellectual and global experiences through the study of Africa and African diaspora.

Students selecting this major must complete a minimum of 30 credits including AAF 201 and 202. Six credits must be selected from each of the following areas: history and politics (AAF 290, 300; AAF/HIS 150, 359, 388; AAF/PSC 380, 408, 410, 415, 466; PSC 372; WMS 351); arts and humanities (AAF/ARH 330, 331; AAF/ENG 247, 248, 360, 362, 363, 364, 474); and social and behavioral science (AAF 300; AAF/COM 333; COM 310A, 465). The remaining 6 credits must be chosen from courses approved for the above groups.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

A minor is also available (see page 35).

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Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers the degree of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in anthropology.

Faculty: Professor Peters, chairperson. Professor Poggie; Assistant Professors Bovy and Garcia-Quijano; Instructor Taylor; Professors Emeriti LaVelle and Loy.

Students desiring to major in anthropology must complete a total of 30 credits (maximum 45 credits) in anthropology including introductory courses: APG 200, 201, 202, and 203 (12 credits); methods courses: APG 300, 302, 412, or 417 (3 credits); theory courses: APG 401 (3) and APG 327 or 417 (3), for a total of six credits. Note: APG 417 may be taken to fulfill either the methods or theory requirement, but not both. The remaining nine credits may be any APG course. No more than six credits in independent study and/or field experience courses may be used toward the 30 credits required for the major.

It is strongly recommended that anthropology majors take at least one course in inferential statistics (e.g., STA 308 or 409), complete a foreign language through the intermediate level, and gain computer proficiency. Early in the junior year, students who plan to go on to graduate school should meet with their advisor for curricular counseling.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above. In order to transfer into the anthropology program from University College, a student must have completed at least 24 credits and have earned a minimum of a 2.00 GPA.

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Art and Art History

The Department of Art offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in either art or art history, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in art.

Faculty: Professor Dilworth, chairperson. Professors Klenk, Matthew, Onorato, Pagh, Richman, Roworth, and Wills; Associate Professors Hollinshead and Hutt; Assistant Professors Anderson and Warner; Professors Emeriti Calabro, Fraenkel, Holmes, Leete, Parker, and Rohm.

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Art. It is recommended that students intending to major in art plan to complete foundation studio courses (ART 101, 103, 207) and one art history course (ARH 251 or 252) in the freshman year. For graduation, a minimum of 36 credits in the major (maximum 51) must be completed, including: studio courses ART 101 (3), 103 (3), and 207 (3); art history courses ARH 251 (3), 252 (3); and two art history electives (6) at the 300 level or above, one of which must be selected from the following modern or contemporary art courses: ARH 331, 363, 364, 374, 375, 376, 377, 380 (with topic approved by chair), 480 (with topic approved by chair).

During the first semester of the sophomore year, all B.A. candidates in art must participate in ART 002 Sophomore Review. To participate, students must have a 2.30 grade point average in the foundation courses (ART 101, 103, 207) and submit a one-page statement of purpose.

An additional six (6) credits must be selected from one of the following sequences of studio courses: ART 204, 304; 208, 309; 213, 314; 215, 316; 221, 322; 231, 332; 233, 334; 243, 344. This sequence must be completed by the end of the junior year. An additional three (3) credits of studio art on the 200- or 300-level must be selected.

In the senior year, an additional six (6) credits must be selected from 300- or 400-level studio courses (except 301).

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. Students must fulfill the requirements of the Basic Liberal Studies program and take 24-39 credits in art and 12 credits in art history. Of the 120 credits required for graduation, 42 credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Art History. It is recommended that students intending to major in art history plan to complete a minimum of six credits in the history of art by the end of the sophomore year. For graduation, students must complete a minimum of 30 credits (maximum 45 credits) in art history, including ARH 251 and 252 (6). At least 12 credits must be taken from ARH 354, 356, 359, 361, 362, 365. An additional six credits must be taken from the preceding group or one or more 200 or 300 level ARH courses except ARH 300, 371, or 372. An additional six credits must be taken at the 400 level. At least three of these credits must be taken from ARH 475, 480. It is recommended that students who expect to pursue graduate studies in art history take ARH 469 or 470.

It is recommended that students majoring in art history achieve intermediate-level proficiency in at least one foreign language. Students anticipating graduate study in art history may need proficiency in a second foreign language. Students are also encouraged to enroll in courses in art studio, history, literature, music, and philosophy.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. Students must fulfill the requirements of the Basic Liberal Studies program and take 30-45 credits in art history. Students may use an approved course in art studio to satisfy Basic Liberal Studies requirements. Of the 120 credits required for graduation, 42 credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS

It is recommended that students intending to enter the B.F.A. program complete foundation courses (ART 101, 103, 207) and one art history course (ARH 251 or 252) in the freshman year. B.F.A. majors should complete a minimum of 24 credits in ART courses by the end of the sophomore year.

Students in the B.F.A. program must complete a minimum of 72 credits in the major. Art courses required of all majors include ART 101 (3), 103 (3), 207 (3), 208 (3), either 213 or 215 (3), 405 (3), 406 (3) (with departmental permission) or six credits of ART at the 400 level (6). An additional 12 credits must be selected from 200-level ART courses, and an additional 24 credits must be selected from 300- or 400-level ART courses.

During the first semester of the sophomore year, all B.F.A. candidates must participate in ART 002 Sophomore Review. To participate, students must have a 2.30 grade point average in the foundation courses (ART 101, 103, 207) and submit a one-page statement of purpose.

B.F.A. students must take 15 credits in art history, including ARH 251, 252, an additional three (3) credits at the 200 or 300 level, and six (6) credits at the 300 level or above, three of which must be selected from the following modern or contemporary art courses: ARH 331, 363, 364, 374, 375, 376, 377, 380 (with topic approved by chair), 480 (with topic approved by chair). Note: Only 3 credits from ARH 374, 376, or 377 may be used toward the 72 credits required for the major.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation, including the following: major requirements in art (57), and art history (15). Students must meet the requirements of the Basic Liberal Studies program and may not use an ARH or ART course to fulfill the Fine Arts category of this requirement.

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Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The department also offers the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in chemistry.

Faculty: Professor Euler, chairperson. Professors Dain, Freeman, Kirschenbaum, Oxley, Rosen, Smith, and S. Yang; Associate Professor Lucht; Assistant Professors DeBoef, Dwyer, Levine, and Narayanan; Professors Emeriti C. Brown, P. Brown, Cheer, Cruickshank, Fasching, Goodman, Nelson, Rosie, Traficante, and Vittimberga.

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Students in this program must complete a minimum of 31 credits (maximum 45) in chemistry by taking either 10 credits as CHM 191, 192 or 8 credits as CHM 101, 102, 112, 114; and 20 credits as CHM 212, 226, 227, 228, 335, 431, and 432. One additional course must be chosen from CHM 401, 412, 427, or 441. CHM 191 can be substituted for CHM 101 and 102. CHM 229 and 230 may be substituted for CHM 226.

MTH 141 and 142 and one year of physics (PHY 111, 112, 185, and 186, or PHY 203, 204, 273, and 274) are required.

A total of 120 credits is required for the B.A. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Designed to prepare the student for a career in chemistry, this curriculum provides a thorough training in both theory and practice in the fields of analytical, physical, organic, biochemistry, and inorganic chemistry. Those who complete this curriculum are prepared to practice as a chemist, pursue graduate studies in chemistry, or enroll in a professional school in a related area such as medicine, dentistry, or pharmacy. Preprofessional studies can be focused through the use of electives.

The B.S. degree is accredited by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training of Chemists. Graduates receive a certification card issued by the society and are eligible for senior membership after two years of experience in the field of chemistry. It is strongly recommended that WRT 104, 105, or 106 be taken in the freshman year. CHM 425, 427 should be taken in the junior year by students planning research or advanced course work in organic chemistry. Six credits of “curriculum requirements” shall include either CHM 353 or any 500-level courses with department approval.

B.S. students desiring the American Chemical Society option in chemistry/biochemistry must take BCH 581, 582. Six additional credits in undergraduate research (CHM 353) are also required to satisfy requirements for advanced laboratory. CHM 353 will be supervised by faculty with expertise in biochemistry. Students electing the chemistry/biochemistry option may wish to take additional courses in molecular biology as electives.

A total of 120 credits is required for the B.S. degree. Accreditation guidelines require chemistry majors to take 55 credits toward the chemistry major.

Freshman YearFirst semester: 16-18 credits

CHM 191 (5) (or CHM 101, 102 [4]); MTH 141 (4), language or free elective (3), Basic Liberal Studies requirements (5-6).

Second semester: 16-18 credits

CHM 192 (5) (or CHM 112, 114 [4]); MTH 142 (4), language or free elective (3), Basic Liberal Studies requirements (5-6).

Sophomore YearFirst semester: 17 credits

CHM 212 (4), 227 (3); MTH 243 (3); PHY 203, 273 (4), language or Basic Liberal Studies requirements (3).

Second semester: 18 credits

CHM 226 (2), 228 (3); MTH 244 (3); PHY 204, 274 (4), language or Basic Liberal Studies requirements (6).

Junior YearFirst semester: 15 credits

CHM 335 (2), 431 (3); PHY 205, 275 (4); Basic Liberal Studies requirement (3), free elective (3).

Second semester: 17 credits

CHM 412 (3), 414 (2), 432 (3); Basic Liberal Studies requirements (6), free elective (3).

Senior YearFirst semester: 14-19 credits

CHM 401 (3), 425 (2), 427 (3), curriculum requirements (3-6), free electives (3-5).

Second semester: 15 credits

CHM 492 [capstone] (1), 402 (2), 441 (3), free electives (9).

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Chemistry and Chemical Oceanography

The Department of Chemistry and the Graduate School of Oceanography offer a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in chemistry and chemical oceanography. The faculty consists of the members of the department and the GSO’s chemical oceanography faculty. As of June 2009, new admissions to this program have been suspended. For program details, please refer to the 2009-2010 URI Catalog.

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Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry offers a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and forensic chemistry.

Coordinator: Professor Euler

Students who earn a degree in chemistry and forensic chemistry have a number of potential career opportunities. Most forensic chemists work in government laboratories, typically affiliated with a medical examiner’s office. Students wishing to earn an American Chemical Society accredited degree need to take only CHM 402 and 492 and PHY 205 and 275.

The course sequence given below is the typical curriculum for majors in chemistry and forensic chemistry, but modifications in the timing of upper level courses are acceptable. The degree emphasizes a strong preparation in chemistry supplemented by an introduction to the field of forensic science. In addition to the required courses, students are encouraged to take SOC 230, Crime and Delinquency, to meet one of their social science general education requirements.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation.

Freshman and sophomore years follow the same program as the B.S. in chemistry (see above).

Junior Year:First semester: 15 credits

CHM 335 (2), 354 (3), 391 (1), 431 (3), Basic Liberal Studies requirement (3), free elective (3).

Second semester: 17 credits

CHM 392 (3), 412 (3), 414 (2), 432 (3), Basic Liberal Studies requirement (6).

Senior Year:First semester: 15 credits

CHM 391 (1), 401 (3), 425 (2), 427 (3), free electives (6).

Second semester: 16 credits

CHM 354 (3), 391 (1), 441 (3), free electives (9).

For more information see http://www.chm.uri.edu.

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Classical Studies

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in classical studies.

Faculty: Professor Suter, section head.

Students selecting classical studies as a major must complete a minimum of 30 credits. Twenty-four of the 30 credits must be in Latin and Greek (only six credits of either LAT 101, 102, or GRK 101,102 may count toward the required 24 credits) as follows: a) a minimum of six credits in each language (12); b) the balance of 12 credits in either or both language(s) (12). The remaining six credits must be from the following: ARH 354; CLA 391, 395, 396, 397; HIS 300, 303; PHL 321 (6).

Certification in secondary education in Latin is available through the Department of Education.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

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Communication Studies

The Department of Communication Studies offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in communication studies.

Faculty: Associate Professor Derbyshire, chairperson. Professors Brownell, Chen, Ketrow, Logan, N. Mundorf, Salazar, Swift, and Wood; Associate Professors DiCioccio, Leatham, K. McClure, Torrens, and Quainoo; Assistant Professors Healey Jamiel, Petronio, Reyes, Roth, and Ye; Lecturers Alfano, August, S. Brown, Cabral, Fonseca, Greenwood, J. Mundorf, Proulx, J. Smith, R. Smith, Waitkun, and Wales; Professors Emeriti Anderson, Devlin, and Doody.

URI’s program in communication studies provides maximum flexibility in planning for a variety of academic and occupational goals. The curriculum is personalized for each student. Although the student will play an important role in curriculum planning, his or her program is closely supervised by the advisor. Specific curricular, extracurricular, and internship programs are planned as integral parts of each student’s program. Departmentally approved courses provide diversity or a more focused approach, depending on the student’s needs and goals. Courses outside the department that relate to the student’s needs and goals are also encouraged.

Courses in communication studies can count toward a minor in public relations when taken in conjunction with specific journalism and marketing courses.

Students selecting this major may pursue studies in business and professional communication, communication theory, oral interpretation, rhetoric and public address, public relations, radio and TV advertising, and similar career goals.

Students must achieve a minimum grade of B- in COM 100 or COM 110 in order to transfer to the College of Arts and Sciences with a major in Communication Studies. The program requires a minimum of 36 credits (maximum 51) in the major, including COM 202, 221, 381, 382, and 383. The remaining credits will be distributed as follows: at least two courses (6 credits) of COM 200 level; at least two courses (6 credits) of COM 300 level; and at least three courses (9 credits) of COM 400 level. A student must maintain a 2.00 grade point average in her or his major to meet graduation requirements. Courses of independent study (COM 471, 472, 491, 492) and internships do not fulfill the requirements for the major or minor.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

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Comparative Literature Studies

As of June 2010, admission to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) program is suspended. The minor is still available (see page 36).

Coordinator: Professor Leo (English).

The choice of courses in a student’s major and in the area of special interest must have both sufficient range (genre, period, and at least two literatures) and a specific focus. It must be approved by an advisor and filed with the dean’s office.

Students in the comparative literature studies program fulfill the Basic Liberal Studies Fine Arts and Literature requirement by taking three credits in Fine Arts and three credits in Literature over and above their major literature requirements.

Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits in one of the following options:

1. English and One Foreign Literature in the Original Language. Nine credits in English and/or American literature, 300 level or above; nine credits in one foreign literature; three credits in literary theory or criticism (CLS/ENG 350 or ENG 302). The remaining credits are to be taken from the comparative literature core courses or the literature courses in English or Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures departments.

2. Two Foreign Literatures in the Original Language. Nine credits in each of two foreign literatures; three credits in literary theory or criticism (CLS/ENG 350 or ENG 302). The remaining courses are to be taken from the comparative literature core courses or the literature courses in the English or Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures departments.

3. World Literature in English Translation. Three credits in the nature of language from APG/LIN 200 or APG/LIN 220; three credits in literary theory or criticism (CLS/ENG 350 or ENG 302); at least one foreign literature in translation course. In addition, the student must take 12 credits in a language beyond the 102 level. The remaining credits are to be taken from the comparative literature core and/or literature courses offered by the English and Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures departments.

Up to 8 credits of film media courses may be applied toward the major for any of the three options described above, providing the film media courses have an international scope.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

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Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science and Statistics offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in computer science. The department also co-sponsors the B.S. in computer engineering (described in the College of Engineering section). At the graduate level, the department offers the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in computer science, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in computer science, and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in applied mathematical sciences with a specialization in computer science.

The department also offers a 24-credit minor in computer science.

Faculty: Professor Kowalski, chairperson. Professors Fay-Wolfe, Lamagna, and Peckham; Associate Professors Baudet, DiPippo, Hamel and Hervé; Adjunct Assistant Professors Encarnação, Henry, Ravenscroft, and Stephenson; Professors Emeriti Carney and Carrano.

Students majoring in computer science who leave URI and are subsequently readmitted must follow the computer science curriculum requirements in effect at the time of their readmission unless an exception is granted by the department chairperson and approved by the dean.

BACHELOR OF ARTS

The B.A. curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of computer science.

In order to transfer from University College to the College of Arts and Sciences as a B.A. computer science major (or to be coded as such in the College of Arts and Sciences), a student must have completed CSC 211, CSC 212, and MTH 141, and must have at least a 2.00 GPA in all CSC and MTH courses required in the B.A. program that have been completed at the time of the application for transfer.

Students in the B.A. curriculum must complete a minimum of 36 credits (maximum 51) as follows: CSC 110 (4), 211 (4), 212 (4), 301 (4), 305 (4), 320 (4); one of 411 or 412 (4); two additional CSC courses at the 300-level or above, except that CSC 491, 492, and 499 may be used only with prior departmental approval. Also required are MTH 141 (4) and 215 (3); one COM course (3); and two WRT courses from among WRT 104, 105 (but not both), 201, or 333 (6).

A total of 121 credits is required for graduation; at least 42 of these credits must be at the 300 level or above.

BACHELOR OF Science

The B.S. curriculum is designed to provide a broad introduction to the fundamentals of computer science including software and systems, programming languages, machine architecture, and theoretical foundations of computing. The required mathematics preparation provides a basis for advanced work. Students will be well prepared for careers or graduate study in computer science.

In order to transfer from University College to Arts and Sciences as a B.S. computer science major (or to be coded as such in the College of Arts and Sciences), a student must have completed CSC 211, CSC 212, MTH 141, and MTH 142 and must have at least a 2.00 GPA in all CSC and MTH courses required in the B.S. program that have been completed at the time of the application for transfer.

Students in the B.S. curriculum must complete a minimum of 56 credits as follows: CSC 110 (4), 211 (4), 212 (4), 301 (4), 305 (4), 340 (4), 411 (4), 412 (4), 440 (4), 499 (8); at least one of CSC 350 (4) and 445 (4); any two additional CSC courses at the 300-level or above, except that CSC 491, 492 may be used only with prior departmental approval.

Students also complete MTH 141 (4), 142 (4), 215 (3), 243 (3); PHY 203, 273 (4), 204, 274 (4) or PHY 213, 285 (4), 214, 286 (4); one COM course (3); and two WRT courses from among WRT 104, 105 (but not both), 201, or 333 (6).

A total of 129 credits is required for graduation. A possible course of studies follows.

Freshman YearFirst semester: 15 credits

CSC 110 (4); MTH 141 (4); URI 101 (1); WRT 104 (3), Basic Liberal Studies requirements or electives (3).

Second semester: 17 credits

COM 101 (3); CSC 211 (4); MTH 142 (4), Basic Liberal Studies requirements (3), electives (3).

Sophomore YearFirst semester: 17 credits

CSC 212 (4); MTH 243 (3); PHY 203, 273, (4), Basic Liberal Studies requirements or electives (6).

Second semester: 17 credits

CSC 301 (4); MTH 215 (3); PHY 204, 274, (4); WRT 333 (3), Basic Liberal Studies requirements or electives (3).

Junior YearFirst semester: 15 credits

CSC 305 (4), 411 (4), CSC elective (4), Basic Liberal Studies requirement (3).

Second semester: 15 credits

CSC 340 (4), 412 (4), CSC elective (4), Basic Liberal Studies requirement (3).

Senior YearFirst semester: 17 credits

CSC 440 (4), 499 (4), Basic Liberal Studies requirement (3), electives (6).

Second semester: 16 credits

CSC 499 [capstone] (4), CSC elective (4), electives (8).

Minor in Computer Science

Students declaring a minor in computer science must earn 24 credits including CSC 211 (4), 212 (4), 301 (4), and two other CSC courses at the 300-level or above (8). In addition, students are expected to complete MTH 141 (4).

International Computer Science Program

The Computer Science Department, under the auspices of the International Engineering Program (IEP) and the Department of Languages, also provides students the opportunity to participate in the International Computer Science Program (ICSP).

Students who complete the five-year program will earn two degrees: a B.S. or B.A. degree in computer science and a B.A. degree in German, French, or Spanish. In addition to computer science courses, students study the language, business, and culture of one or more countries in which the language predominates. Additionally, students will spend six months abroad in a professional internship in a European, Latin American, or Caribbean country, and can extend the stay by completing a semester of course work at a participating university. Upon graduation, students will be well prepared to participate at an international level in computer technology and to compete in the international technological marketplace.

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Economics

The Department of Economics offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in economics.

Faculty: Professor Bodah, chairperson. Professors Burkett, Lardaro, McIntyre, Mead, Miller, and Ramsay; Assistant Professors Molloy, Van Horn, and Zhang; Professors Emeriti Sharif, Starkey, and Suzawa.

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Students selecting this field must complete a minimum of 30 credits (maximum 48) in economics, including ECN 201 and 202 (6), 305 and 306 (6), 324 or 327 (3), and 323 or 328 (3).

In addition, at least 12 credits must be completed from economics courses numbered 300 or above. Students may substitute up to six credits from related courses taught by other departments. These substitutions must be approved by the economics department chairperson and filed with the Office of the Dean. Three of these credits can be from statistics—BUS 210, 212, STA 308, 409, or 412—and do not require departmental approval. Students planning to do graduate work in economics are encouraged to take ECN 375, 376 and at least one semester of statistics.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Students in this curriculum may elect one of two options, applied economics or economic theory and methods, and must inform the dean’s office of the option.

Applied Economics. A minimum of 31 credits in economics including ECN 201, 202, 305, 327, 328, 375, and 376. In addition, students must complete COM 100; BUS 212 or MTH 451 or STA 308.

Economic Theory and Methods. A minimum of 31 credits in economics including ECN 201, 202, 305, 327, 328, and 376. In addition, students must complete MTH 141, 142, 215, 243, 307, and 244 or 442 or 435. This option is recommended for students preparing for graduate study in economics.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation.

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English

The Department of English offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. The department also offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in English.

Faculty: Associate Professor Trimm, chairperson. Professors Arakelian, Campbell, Cappello, Donnelly, Dvorak, Gititi, Leo, Okeke-Ezigbo, Stein, and Walton; Associate Professors Barber, Durand, Karno, and Mandel; Assistant Professors Betensky, Covino, Davis, Dunson, Frankel, Jones, Rojas, Valentino, and Williams; Professors Emeriti Burke, Cuddy, Neuse, and Pearlman; Associate Professors Emeriti Cane, Swan, and Vaughn.

Students selecting this field must complete a minimum of 36 credits (maximum 51), 18 of which must be at the 300 level or above. All students must complete ENG 201 and 202 (6). The remaining 30 credits must include one course from each of the following five periods (15): pre-1500 (ENG 251, 366, 367, 368, 381, 478); 1500-1660 (ENG 251, 280, 345, 373, 382, 472, 479); 1660-1800 (ENG 241, 251, 345, 374, 377, 480, 482); 19th century (ENG 241, 242, 252, 347, 348, 376, 377, 448); 20th century (ENG 242; ENG/AAF 248; ENG 252, 348; ENG/AAF 362, 363, 364; ENG 317, 378, 379, 383, 387, 446, 447, 448, 469).

Note: Freshmen are not admitted to 300- or 400-level courses without permission of the instructor. Sophomores are discouraged from taking 100-level courses.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

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Film Media

The Film Media Program offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and a minor.

Faculty: Professor Wills, director. Professors Durand, Manteiga, Sama, Swift, Vocino, Walton, and Wood; Associate Professors Hutt, Meagher, Moore, and Trimm; Assistant Professors Chadha, Echevarría, and Healy Jamiel; Adjunct Professor DeSchepper; Adjunct Assistant Professors Bergstrom, Neugent, Tierney and Zorabedian; Lecturers Brown and Romanow.

The Major. Film media is an interdisciplinary program offering hands-on experience in documentary, experimental, and new media production, balanced with an emphasis on international cinemas, film/media history, criticism, and theory. Our curriculum reflects the dynamic and diverse nature of this field, approached from a perspective of film history and media theory. Students learn to work with the evolving and overlapping technologies involved in the production of moving images (including film, digital video, 3D animation, game design, and new media), with an understanding of the broadening and globalization of their cultural and aesthetic contexts. A wide range of courses is available to the film media student—courses that examine the historical, theoretical, and global approaches to the analysis and creation of moving images. The film media program prepares students for careers in such areas as independent filmmaking; animation and media design; film and television industries; advertising, marketing, and public relations; and media criticism. Graduates of this program are also prepared to continue with graduate studies, either in film and media production for an M.F.A., or in a master’s or doctoral program in film and media studies.

Students majoring in film media must complete a minimum of 30 credits (maximum 45) in approved courses toward the major. All students must complete the core courses: FLM 101 or 101H, FLM 203 (or ENG 302), FLM 204 (or FLM 205), including the senior-level seminar FLM 495; a minimum of 6 credits from the production and technique category and 6 credits from the critical studies category (following). This wide range of choices in film media courses permits students to design a major that will meet both personal and professional goals. Students must have a plan of study approved by an academic advisor in the film media program before beginning their coursework in the major.

Production & Technique: These courses focus on the different approaches to and practices of film/video production—how moving images are created, designed, and used to serve a variety of functions: ART 204, 215, 304, 316, 404, 417; COM 341, 342, 445; FLM 110, 352, 401, 445X; JOR 230 and 331.

Critical Studies: These courses emphasize the important traditions of genre and the literary and aesthetic approaches toward understanding and valuing film media, and integrates them into their broad historical, cultural, and ideological contexts: AAF 352; ARH 374, 376, 377; CLS 450 and 451; COM 346, 414; ENG 205 D, 300, 302, 303, 304, 352, 451; FLM 203, 204, 205, 352X, 444X, 451, 491, and 495; FRN 320; HIS 358; ITL 315; JOR 311; PHL 256X; SPA 320; and THE 182. FRN 320, ITL 315, and SPA 320 are taught in English. Other courses may be used for this category with prior approval of the program director. The following topics courses have been pre-approved: CLS 450 Hispanic Stereotypes in Fiction and Film, HPR 311 Images of Masculinity in American Cinema, HPR 311 Rebel Images in American Films, HPR 411 Money & Misery, HPR 411 War Stories, HPR 411 Film and Video Practicum, and WMS 350 Women and Film. Other film-based courses may count toward the major or the minor with the permission of the film media program director.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

The Minor. Students who declare a minor in film media must complete 18 credit hours (at least 12 at the 200-level or higher) from those courses currently eligible to count toward the major. Courses in general education may count toward the minor. All courses must be taken for a grade except for the internship (Field Experience). It is strongly suggested that at least one course in the minor be from each of the following two approaches to film and media study:

Production. These courses focus on the practices of film/video/media production, the design and creation of moving images.

Criticism. These courses address critical and theoretical approaches to film media and the broader contexts of international film history, genre, and ideology in which they are situated.

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French

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in French.

Faculty: Professor Durand, section head. Professors Hammadou, Morello, and Rogers; Associate Professor Erickson; Assistant Professor De Bruin.

Students selecting this field are required to complete at least 30 credits (maximum 45) in French, not including FRN 101, 102, 391, 392, 393. They must take three credits from FRN 412, 473, or 474. Students must also complete a minimum of three additional FRN credits at the 400 level.

Additionally, students with proven competence in French language and literature, with permission of the advisor, section head, department chairperson, and dean of the college, may take courses toward their concentration in related fields such as history, linguistics, art, or philosophy. Approval must be filed with the Office of the Dean.

Students completing the International Engineering Program or the International Business Program and the B.A. with a major in French simultaneously may use three credits of French literature toward the Fine Arts and Literature Basic Liberal Studies requirement. In addition, students in these programs are exempt from the one-course-per-discipline rule in Letters, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

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German

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in German.

Faculty: Professor Hedderich, section head. Professor Kirchner; Associate Professors Rarick and von Reinhart; DAAD Visiting Professor Koehler, Professor Emeritus Grandin.

Students selecting this major complete at least 30 credits (maximum 45) in German, not including GER 101, 102, or 392. Students must complete six credits in literature, at least three of which must be taken at the 400 level, and must complete one additional 400-level German course. Students in the International Engineering Program must complete GER 411.

Students completing the International Engineering Program or the International Business Program and the B.A. with a major in German simultaneously may use three credits of German literature toward the Fine Arts and Literature Basic Liberal Studies requirement. In addition, students in these programs are exempt from the one-course-per-discipline rule in Letters, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

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History

The Department of History offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. The department also offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in history.

Faculty: Professor Schwartz, chairperson. Professors Cohen, George, Honhart, Mather, Rollo-Koster, Rusnock, Thurston, and Weisbord; Associate Professors Ferguson, Pegueros, and Sterne; Assistant Professors Buxton and Widell; Adjunct Assistant Professors Greenburg, Jensen, Reumann, and Rose; Professors Emeriti Findlay, Gutchen, Kim, Klein, and Strom.

Students selecting this field must complete a minimum of 30 credits (maximum 45) in history, including a minimum of six and a maximum of 12 credits in courses numbered 100 to 299. The balance of required credits is in courses numbered 300 or above, including (1) HIS 401 or 441 or 481 and (2) HIS 495. The two 400-level courses should be taken in consecutive semesters with the same instructor. Under unusual circumstances, with permission of the department chairperson, a student may substitute, in place of the seminar, HIS 391 leading to a substantial research paper. Capstone courses in this major are HIS 401, 441, 481, and 495.

Undergraduates wishing to take courses on the 500 level must secure the permission of the chairperson.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

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Italian

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Italian.

Faculty: Professor Sama, section head. Associate Professor LaLuna.

Students selecting this major must complete at least 30 credits (maximum 45), including at least two 400-level courses. ITL 101, 102, and 111 may not be used toward the 30 credits required for the major. Students may use up to three credits from ITL 391, 392, or 395 toward the 30 credits required for the major.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

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Journalism

The Department of Journalism offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.

Faculty: Professor Levin, chairperson. Professor Luebke; Associate Professors Martin, Meagher, and Moore; Lecturer Pantalone; Instructors Algier, Corey, Cyr, Lord, and Phipps; Adjunct Assistant Professors Markin and Ward.

The study and practice of journalism require the acquisition and application of a broad base of knowledge, so journalism majors at URI pursue a course of study that is strongly grounded in the liberal arts. Along with general education and elective courses from other disciplines, the major requires students to explore the concepts and professional practices of contemporary journalism in a diverse society. While studying the social, historical, legal, and ethical contexts of journalism, students also learn how to gather, synthesize, and critically assess factual information and communicate it clearly to a variety of audiences. Journalism “skills courses”—through individual and collaborative assignments—focus on reporting, writing, editing, and producing news. “Conceptual” courses provide students the intellectual foundation and framework to be responsible journalists. And through its general education course offerings, the Department of Journalism provides nonmajors a forum for studying the importance of journalism and the role of the mass media in society.

Students majoring in journalism must complete a minimum of 31 credits (maximum 45) in journalism. All journalism majors must complete JOR 115, 220, 221, 310, 410, and 411. In addition, students must select nine credits from skills courses: JOR 230, 320, 321, 330, 331, 340, 341, 420, 430, 441, 442; and three credits from conceptual courses: JOR 210, 211, 215, 311, 313, 415. Any journalism courses may be chosen for the remaining three credits. Students are encouraged to consult with their advisors about the mix of journalism courses that best meets their goals.

Journalism majors must fulfill some of their Basic Liberal Studies requirements by choosing from the following list of courses. The department has identified these courses as important preparation for students to both study and practice journalism.

Fine Arts and Literature (select one from each list) List A: ARH 120, 252; MUS 101; THE 100. List B: ENG 110, 241, 242, 251, 252; AAF/ENG 248; CLA/ENG 160. Letters (select one from each list) List A: HIS 142, 146, 150, 346; AAF 201. List B: PHL 103, 204, 212, 217; RLS 111. Social Sciences (select one from each list) List A: PSC 113, 288; CPL 200; ECN 100; GEG 104; PSC/SOC 274. List B: APG 203; SOC 240, 242; WMS 150. Natural Sciences Select one of the following and any course from the College of Arts and Sciences BLS Natural Sciences list (see page 49): AFS 210, 211; BIO 105; CHM 101, 102, 103, 105; PHY 111, 112, 185, 186. Foreign Language/Cross-Cultural Competence Students must meet the College of Arts and Sciences BLS Foreign Language/Cross-Cultural Competence requirements (see page 50). Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning Select any course from the College of Arts and Sciences BLS Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning list (see page 49). English Communication PHL 101 and complete any 3-credit WRT course from the College of Arts and Sciences BLS list (see page 49) with a grade of B or better.

The only journalism courses open to freshmen are JOR 110 (for nonmajors), 115 (for majors), and 220. Journalism majors are urged to concentrate on their Basic Liberal Studies requirements during their freshman and sophomore years. In addition to these required courses, other BLS courses are recommended as useful for journalism majors. Students should consult with their advisors about complete Basic Liberal Studies requirements and about other courses that meet their individual goals.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in a “skills” course (including JOR 220) to enroll in the next-level course. Only three credits of JOR 220 may be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Journalism majors are transferred from University College to the College of Arts and Science upon completion of JOR 115 and JOR 220 with a grade of C or better.

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Latin American Studies

The Departments of Sociology and Anthropology, History, and Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offer a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Latin American Studies (LAS). As of June 2009, new admissions to this program have been suspended. For program details, please refer to the 2009-2010 URI Catalog.

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Linguistics

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offers a number of undergraduate courses in linguistics. A minor in linguistics is also available.

Faculty: Professor K. Rogers, section head.

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Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The department also offers the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.

For information on URI’s minor in mathematics, see the end of this section.

Faculty: Professor Eaton, chairperson. Professors Beauregard, Finizio, Grove, Kaskosz, Kulenovic, Ladas, Lewis, Merino, Montgomery, and Pakula; Associate Professors Baglama, Kook, Medina-Bonifant, Thoma, and Wu; Assistant Professors Bella and Comerford; Professors Emeriti Clark, Datta, Driver, Fraleigh, Roxin, Schwartzman, Suryanarayan, and Verma.

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Students in the B.A. curriculum may tailor a program to suit their individual needs and interests. They should meet with their advisor no later than the end of the first semester of the sophomore year to plan a complete program. This program, and any subsequent changes in it, must be approved by the advisor and the department chairperson. It must contain at least 32 credits (maximum 45) in mathematics, and include MTH 141, 142, 215, 243, and 316, plus 15 or more additional credits in mathematics, at least three credits of which must be at the 400 level.

Credits earned in MTH 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 208, or 362, cannot be applied toward this degree.

A total of 120 credits is required in the B.A. curriculum. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Students in the B.S. curriculum may elect either the general program or the applied mathematics option. The Office of the Dean must be informed of any substitutions.

General Program. This program stresses basic theories and techniques, and includes an introduction to the principal areas of mathematics. It is recommended for students considering graduate study in mathematics. Students in this program must complete MTH 141, 142, 215, and 243. These courses should normally be taken in the freshman and sophomore years. Students must complete an additional 30 credits in mathematics, including MTH 316, 425, 435, 436, and 462. Credits earned in MTH 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 208, 362, or 420 cannot be applied toward this degree.

Applied Mathematics Option. This program is intended for the student who anticipates a career as an applied mathematician or mathematical consultant with an organization such as an industrial or engineering firm or with a research laboratory. The student learns the mathematical ideas and techniques most often encountered in such work. Although a theoretical foundation is developed, the applications are emphasized. The student must take MTH 141, 142, 215, and 243, preferably by the end of the sophomore year. The student must complete an additional 18 credits in mathematics including one of the sequences MTH 435, 436 or 437, 438, and nine credits from Group I (Mathematics). Also, the student must complete an additional four courses, one of which must be chosen from CSC 200, 201, 211, 212, PHY 410, or CHE 272, and three other courses chosen from Group II (Applications). At least nine math credits must be at the 400 level or above.

Group I: MTH 244, 316, 322, 418, 441, 442, 447, 451, 452, 462, 471, and 472. Other courses may be used for this group with prior permission of the chairperson. Group II: BUS 320, 321; CHE 272, 313, 314; CHM 431, 432: CSC 340, 350, 440, 445; ECN 323, 324; ELE 313, 314, 322, 457; ISE 412, 432, 433; MCE 341, 354, 366, 372, 466; PHY 306, 322, 331, 410, 420, 451; STA 409, 412. Other courses may be used for this group with prior permission of the chairperson.

Both B.S. programs require 120 credits for graduation.

Minor in Mathematics

Students declaring a math minor must earn credit for MTH 141, 142, 215, and 243, and two three-credit math courses chosen from MTH 307, 316, 322, or any 400-level course. At least one of these two courses must be at the 400 level. Substitutions may be made with permission of the chairperson.

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Military Science and Leadership (Army ROTC)

The Department of Military Science and Leadership (Army ROTC) is recognized as one of the best leadership programs in the country and is part of the University of Rhode Island curriculum. During classes and field training, students learn first-hand what it takes to lead others and motivate groups, as well as how to organize information to create executable tasks for others to follow. The experience is similar to being a vital manager in a corporation. Students learn to achieve success as team members or leaders in various situations.

Students may participate in the basic program (MSL 101, 102, 201, and 202) without obligation to the United States Army.

Students desiring a minor in Military Science and Leadership may request approval from the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences upon beginning the program. Completion of 18 credits of MSL course work is required to complete the minor.

Contracted cadets receive a monthly allowance ranging from $300 for freshmen to $500 for seniors.

Faculty: Professor Wilson (Lt. Col., U.S. Army), chairperson. Assistant Professors Ferrara, MAJ Kennedy, MSG Pitts, and CPT Poland.

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Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in classical studies, French, German, Italian, and Spanish (described in alphabetical order), as well as course work in Arabic, Chinese, modern Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian.

Faculty: Professor Morello, chairperson.

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Music

The Department of Music offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with options in music, music history and literature, and jazz studies, and Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degrees with options in composition, music education, and performance. Programs are also available leading to double majors in music with communication studies, elementary education, or psychology; and double degrees in music with computer science or business administration. The department also offers Master of Music (M.M.) degrees in music education or performance.

Faculty: Professor Parillo, chairperson. Professors Danis, Kent, Ladewig, R. Lee and Pollart; Associate Professors Aberdam, Conley, and Takasawa; Professors Emeriti Abusamra, Ceo, Dempsey, Fuchs, Gibbs, Livingston, and Rankin; Lecturers de la Garza, Frazier, and Thomas; Director of Athletic Bands and Lecturer B. Cardany; Guest Artists/Teachers Berney, Buttery, Ceo, Dennewitz, Gates, Gendron, Hofbauer, Holt, Howell, Kim, Langfur, Langone, Monllos, Murray, O’Connor, Porter, Rehncy, Robison, Sims, Stabile, Uricco, and Zinno; Music Resources and Facilities Coordinator Heroux; Concert Manager Devine, Preparatory Division Coordinator Murray; Accompanists Beaton, Maxon-Carpenter, and Uricco; Piano Technician Calhoun; Publicist and Editor Eastwood-Stokes and Tavares; Secretaries Andrew and Dufault.

For information on the music minors, see the end of this listing.

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Students selecting music as a major have three options: jazz studies, music, or music history and literature.

Transfer credits in music theory, music history, and performance must be validated by placement examination.

Music majors interested in a career in communication studies and music may complete a second major in communication studies. Bachelor of Arts degree candidates in music can also complete a double major with film studies, psychology, or elementary education. The music department offers a double degree combining music (B.A. degree) with computer science or business administration (B.S.). Contact the music department chair for more information.

Jazz Studies. Students selecting this option must complete 43 credits in musicianship and music performance as follows: Musicianship: MUS 119 (1) (fulfills URI 101 requirement), 120 (2), 121 (2), 122 (2), 225 (2), 226 (2), 424 (3), 106 (3), 221 (World Music Unit) (1), 222 (3), 322 (Jazz and Popular Music Units) (2), 280 (0), 480 (1). Music Performance: A: Six semesters of applied music study in the student’s principal area of jazz instrumental performance, (MUS 110W, 210W, and 310W) at 2 credits per semester (12). A successful audition is required prior to study in the principal applied area of jazz instrumental performance. Applied study for the B.A. in music with a jazz option is limited to the following instruments: saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, string bass, guitar, and drum set. B: Two semesters of major ensembles MUS 291, 292, 293, 394, 395, 397, and 398G (2). C: Two semesters of MUS 391 (2) and three semesters of MUS 396 or 398J (3). A successful audition is required prior to participation in jazz ensembles. D: MUS 350 with emphasis on jazz styles (0). E: Seven semesters of MUS 300 (0). Electives: 38 credits, of which a minimum of 30 must be in non-music courses. The department recommends that eight credits of electives be taken in music. At least six of these should be in upper-division music courses. Students who are deficient in keyboard skills must take MUS 171 (1) and 172 (1). MUS 171 and 172 may count as two of the recommended music electives.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these credits must be in courses at the 300 level or above.

Music. Students selecting this option must complete 36 credits in musicianship and performance as follows: Musicianship: MUS 119 (1); 120, 121, 122, 225, 226, 227, 228 (14); 221, 222 (6); 322 or upper-division music history course (3); 280 (0) and 480 [capstone] (1). Students who are deficient in keyboard skills must take MUS 171 (1). Performance: four semesters of the principal applied music area, at two credits per semester (8); three semesters of ensembles appropriate to the principal applied music area, MUS 291, 292, 293, 394, 395, 396, 397, or 398G (3); seven semesters of MUS 300 (0). A successful audition is required prior to study in the principal applied music area. Electives: 45 credits, of which a minimum of 30 credits must be in non-music courses. The department strongly recommends that 15 credits of electives be taken in music. At least six of these credits should be in upper-division music courses.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be at the 300 level or above.

Music History and Literature. Students choosing this option must complete 43 credits in musicianship and performance, as follows: Musicianship: MUS 119 (1); 120, 121, 122, 225, 226, 227, 228 (14); 221, 222, 322 (9); three upper-division music history courses (9); 280 (0) and 480 [capstone] (1). Students who are deficient in keyboard skills must take MUS 171 (1). Performance: four semesters of the principal applied music area, at two credits for two semesters and one credit for two semesters (6); three semesters of major ensembles appropriate to the principal applied music area MUS 291, 292, 293, 394, 395, 396, 397, or 398G (3); seven semesters of MUS 300 (0). A successful audition is required prior to study in the principal applied music area. Electives: 38 credits, of which a minimum of 30 must be in non-music courses. The department strongly recommends that eight credits of electives be taken in music. At least six of these credits should be in upper-division music courses. Other: nine credits of foreign language and proficiency through 103 in either French or German.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC

Students selecting the Bachelor of Music degree program have three options: music composition, music education, or music performance.

Students can be admitted to the B.M. degree program only after a successful audition in the principal applied music area and should contact the Department of Music for specific requirements. Transfer credits in music theory, music history, and performance must be validated by placement examination.

All Bachelor of Music students must successfully complete Option I or Option II of the piano proficiency requirement. In Option I, students must pass all seven piano proficiencies by the end of their junior year. Piano proficiency examinations before the faculty examination committee are scheduled on a regular basis during the fall and spring semesters. In Option II students take MUS 171, 172, 271, and 272 and successfully pass each course with a grade no lower than a C. Failure to pass either option will require re-examination in succeeding semesters. The B.M. degree will not be granted until this requirement is fulfilled.

Students selecting Option I will need to demonstrate the following seven piano proficiencies: 1) Five-finger patterns, playing a vocal warm-up sequence, hands together; 2) scales, playing two-octave major scales up to three sharps and flats, and one-octave minor scales in all three forms up to three sharps and flats, hands together, by memory at a tempo of M.M.=144 per note; 3) transposition, transposing at sight two melodies selected by the examination committee, students will be asked to transpose the melodies up or down by either a half step or whole step; 4) harmonization, reading two melodies taken from any major or minor key chosen by the examination committee, improvising suitable accompaniments for the melodies by using diatonic triads and secondary dominants, and reading from chord symbols; 5) patriotic songs, playing America and The Star-Spangled Banner in a manner suitable for accompanying community or school singing; these accompaniments are to be prepared in advance; 6) sight-reading, playing at sight selections chosen from a simple accompaniment part and/or beginning-level solo scores; and 7) repertoire, playing two prepared piano pieces by contrasting composers; each piece must be approved in advance by a member of the piano faculty or an instructor of class piano.

No student should participate in more than three major ensembles in a single semester.

In addition, students select one of the following options.

Music Composition. Students selecting the music composition option must complete seven semesters of applied composition (MUS 110V, 210V, 310V, 410V), one or two credits per semester (10); seven semesters of the principal applied music area, two credits per semester (14); seven semesters of MUS 300 (0); and four semesters of secondary applied music areas, one credit per semester (4); MUS 171 and 172 are required as secondary applied music areas if students select piano proficiency option II. Students who have not passed the piano proficiency examination by the end of MUS 172 will be expected to take MUS 271 and 272, which can count as secondary applied music areas. Other secondary applied credits as needed must come from MUS 110-410 (in an applied area other than the principal applied music area) or MUS 169, 170, 173, 175, 177, or 179. Also required are six semesters of major ensembles MUS 292, 293, 394, 395, or 397 appropriate to the principal applied music area (6). For the studio composition specialization, credits in MUS 396 may be included. Also required are MUS 119 (1); MUS 120, 121,122, 225, 226, 227, 228, 416 (17); 221, 222, 322 (9); 235 (2) and 311 (2); 417, 420, and 421 (9) (for students wishing to specialize in studio composition, three credits of MUS 424 may be substituted for MUS 420); an upper-division music history course (3); MUS 450 Senior Composition Recital [capstone] (0); MUS 280 (0) and 480 [capstone] (2); and six credits of electives, at least three of which should be in upper-division music courses.

A minimum of 124 credits is required for graduation.

Music Education. See pages 41 and 107 for admission requirements for teacher education programs. Completing all requirements in the music education option leads to an initial teaching certificate for music in grades K-12. Students selecting this option must complete 89 credits in Studies in Music and Professional Education, as follows:

Studies in Music (64 credits): seven semesters of the principal applied music area (instrument or voice must be selected from MUS 110-410 A-U only; applied study in jazz as the principal applied music area is not acceptable for the music education option), two credits per semester (14). Seven semesters of MUS 300 (0); senior recital MUS 450 [capstone] (0). Four semesters of secondary applied music areas, one credit per semester (4); MUS 171 and 172 are required as secondary applied music areas if students select piano proficiency option II. Students who have not passed the piano proficiency exam by the end of MUS 172 will be expected to take MUS 271 and 272, which can count as secondary applied music areas. Other secondary applied credits as needed must come from MUS 110-410 (in an applied area other than the principal applied music area) or MUS 169, 170, 173, 175, 177, or 179. Seven semesters of major ensembles appropriate to the principal applied music area, at 0-1 credit per semester (6). Major ensembles include MUS 292, 293, 394, 395, and 397; no more than two semesters of MUS 291 and/or 396 can count toward the major ensemble requirement. MUS 119 (1); 120, 121, 122, 225, 226, 227, 228 (14); 416 or 417 (3); 221, 222, 322 (9). MUS 169, 170, 173, 175, 177, 179 at a minimum of one credit each (6); 235 (2); 311, 312 (5).

Professional Education (25 credits): Students pursuing the music education option must apply for admission to the Office of Teacher Education in the School of Education; see pages 41 and 107 for admission requirements. MUS 280 (0), 480 [capstone] (2); MUS 238, 339, 340, 341 (10); EDC 250 (1), 484 (12). PSY 113 (3) is required as a Professional Education course but also counts toward the Social Science requirement in the Basic Liberal Studies program. The piano proficiency examination Options I or II, the Praxis II: Principles of Learning and Praxis II: Music Content Knowledge, and all courses required for the music education option, with the exception of MUS 480 [capstone], must be successfully completed before supervised student teaching (EDC 484). Students may wish to enroll in EDC 312 (3) in order to prepare the Praxis II: Principles of Learning.

A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation.

Music Performance. All students in the music performance option must take the following music courses: eight semesters of MUS 300 (0); MUS 350 (0) and 450 [capstone] (0); MUS 119 (1); 120, 121, 122, 225, 226, 227, 228, 416 (17); 221, 222, 322 (9). MUS 235 (2) and 442 (2); 311 (2); 280 (0); 480 [capstone] (2). Students in the jazz option must take MUS 424 in place of MUS 416. Jazz option students must also take MUS 106 (3).

A minimum of 124 credits is required for graduation. In addition, students must select one of the following five sub-options.

Classical Guitar: eight semesters of the principal applied music area. Two semesters of MUS 110T at two credits in the first semester and three credits in the second (5); two semesters of MUS 210T at three credits each (6); two semesters of 310T and 410T at four credits each (16). MUS 171 and 172 (2). Students who have not passed the piano proficiency examination by the end of MUS 172 will be expected to take MUS 271 and 272. Four semesters of major ensembles MUS 292, 293, 394, 395, 396, or 397 (4). Four semesters of guitar ensemble (MUS 398G) and three semesters of playing guitar in chamber music ensembles (MUS 398) (7). An upper-division music history course (3); an upper-division music theory course (3). Four credits of electives, at least three of which should be in upper-division music courses.

Jazz (limited to saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, string bass, and drum set): eight semesters of the principal jazz applied music area. Two semesters of MUS 110W at two credits in the first semester and three credits in the second (5); two semesters of MUS 210W at 3 credits each (6); two semesters of 310W and 410W at four credits each (16). MUS 171 and 172 (2). Students who have not passed the piano proficiency examination by the end of MUS 172 will be expected to take MUS 271 and 272. Four semesters of major ensembles MUS 291, 292, 293, 394, 395, or 397 (4). Two semesters of jazz studio ensemble (MUS 396), two semesters of jazz studio lab (MUS 391), and four semesters of chamber music ensembles/jazz (MUS 398J) (8). An upper-division music history course or an upper-division music theory course (3). Three credits of electives which should be in upper-division music courses.

Orchestral Instrument: eight semesters of the principal applied music area. Two semesters of MUS 110 at two credits in the first semester and three credits in the second (5); two semesters of MUS 210 at three credits each (6); two semesters of 310 and 410 at four credits each (16). MUS 171 and 172 (2). Students who have not passed the piano proficiency examination by the end of MUS 172 will be expected to take MUS 271 and 272. Eight semesters of major ensembles MUS 292, 394, or 397 (8). Three semesters of secondary or chamber music ensembles (3). An upper-division music history course (3); an upper-division music theory course (3). Four credits of electives, at least three of which should be in upper-division music courses.

Piano or Organ: eight semesters of the principal applied music area. Two semesters of MUS 110B or C and 210B or C at three credits each (12); two semesters of 310B or C and 410B or C at four credits each (16). All students pursuing this sub-option must pass the piano proficiency examination by the end of the second semester of the junior year. Keyboard majors can waive MUS 171, 172, 271, and 272, courses normally taken to develop the skills necessary to pass the piano proficiency examination. Four semesters of major ensembles MUS 292, 293, 394, 395, or 397 (4). Six semesters of piano accompanying (MUS 371) or playing piano in chamber music ensembles (MUS 398) (6). MUS 420 (3). An upper-division music history course (3). Six credits of electives, at least three of which should be in upper-division music courses.

Voice: eight semesters of the principal applied music area. Two semesters of MUS 110A at two credits in the first semester and three credits in the second (5); two semesters of MUS 210A at three credits each (6); two semesters of 310A and 410A at four credits each (16). MUS 171, 172, 271, and 272 (4). Eight semesters of major ensembles MUS 293 or 395 at zero or one credit per semester (7). Two semesters of chamber or other music ensembles (2). MUS 283 (3). Four credits of electives, at least three of which should be in upper-division music courses.

Students selecting voice must also take nine credits of foreign language in two or more languages. This requirement may be modified or satisfied by advanced placement.

MinorS in Music

Jazz Studies. Students who wish to declare a minor in music using the jazz studies option must complete 19 credits in musicianship, performance, and electives as follows: Musicianship: MUS 106 (3), 120 (2), 121 (2), 122 (2), 171 (1), 221 (World Music Unit) (1), 322 (Jazz and Popular Music Units) (2), and MUS 300 for a minimum of two semesters (0). Music Performance: a minimum of four credits in the principal applied music area (MUS 110W, 210W, at one or two credits per semester) (4), and two semesters of MUS 391, 396, or 398J (2). Applied study in MUS 110W and 210W for the minor in jazz option is limited to the following instruments: saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, guitar, and drum set. Electives: The department strongly suggests that 3 credits be taken in MUS 101. Participation in other major ensembles is also encouraged. Major ensembles include MUS 291, 292, 293, 394, 395, 397, and 398G, pending audition. A successful audition is required prior to study in the principal applied music area and prior to participation in ensembles.

Music. This option gives students a broad-based background in music. Course work in this option is similar to that taken by students starting work toward a B.A. or B.M. degree in music. Students who wish to declare a minor in music using the music minor option must earn credit for MUS 111 (3) or 120 (2); 171 (1), 121 and 122 (4), 300 for a minimum of two semesters (0), and two 3-credit music history and literature courses selected from MUS 221, 322, 408, 430, 431, 433, 434 (or 222, if the student has the additional pre-requisites) (6). Additionally, students must earn a minimum of four credits in their principal applied music area (MUS 110-410, at one or two credits per semester) and four credits in major ensembles* appropriate to the principal applied music area (8). The minimum number of credits required for this option is 21-22. Students must pass an audition in their principal applied music area prior to registration for applied study in voice or on an instrument.

Music Performance. This option gives students the opportunity for a more concentrated study in voice or on an instrument. Students who wish to declare a minor in music using the music performance minor option must earn credit for MUS 111 (3) or 120 (2); MUS 121 and 122 or a music history course selected from MUS 101, 106, 221, 322, 408, 430, 431, 433, 434 (3-4); MUS 300 for a minimum of two semesters (0). Additionally, students must earn a minimum of eight credits in their principal applied music area (MUS 110-410 at one or two credits per semester) and six credits in major ensembles* appropriate to the principal applied music area (14). The minimum number of credits required for this option is 19-21. Students must pass an audition in their principal applied music area prior to registration for applied study in voice or on an instrument.

Music Voice Performance for Theatre Majors. The purpose of this option is to give students who are theatre majors the opportunity for more concentrated and focused study in voice and other areas of music. Theatre students who wish to declare this minor must earn credit for MUS 111 (3) or 120 (2) and 121 (2); a music history course selected from MUS 101, 106, 221, 322, 408, 430, 431, 433, 434 (3); MUS 300 for one semester (1). Additionally, students must earn a minimum of eight credits in voice over four semesters (MUS 110A (2), 110A (2), 210A (2), 210A (2)), and three semesters in MUS 395 (audition required), MUS 293 (1), or MUS 485 (1), with MUS 485 being limited to one semester. Students must pass an audition in voice prior to registration for applied study in voice. The minimum number of credits required for this option is 18.

Individual Music. This option gives students more flexibility. These students design and develop their music minor program under the advisement and sponsorship of a full-time music faculty member. Petitions outlining and justifying the desired music minor program must be presented by the faculty sponsor to the music faculty for approval. A minimum of 18 credits is required. Petitions should be submitted as early as possible in a student’s undergraduate program.

*Music ensembles include MUS 291, 292, 293, 394, 395, 396, and 397. Up to one semester of MUS 291 can count toward the major ensemble requirement in the music minor option; up to two semesters of MUS 291 can count toward the major ensemble requirement in the music performance option. Those with a major applied area in guitar can count MUS 398G for guitar ensemble as a major ensemble. Those with a major applied area in piano can count additional applied music credits (MUS 110-410) and/or accompanying (MUS 371) in lieu of the major ensemble requirements.

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Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.

Faculty: Professor Zeyl, chairperson. Professors Foster, Johnson, J. Peterson, and Wenisch; Assistant Professors Krieger, Meghani, and Mollgaard; Professors Emeriti Y. Kim and Schwarz.

Students selecting this major must complete no fewer than 33 credits (maximum 48) in philosophy. Students are required to take PHL 205; at least one from PHL 101, 451 (logic); at least one from PHL 212, 314 (ethics); at least one from PHL 341, 342, 452; both PHL 321 and 323; at least one from PHL 204, 318, 324, 346; and PHL 490 [capstone]. The remaining nine credits may be chosen freely from the list of PHL courses offered by the department. At least 18 credits in course work must be at the 300 level or above.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

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Physics

The Department of Physics offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree for students already registered and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The department also offers the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.

Faculty: Professor Northby, chairperson. Professors Heskett, Kahn, Kaufman, Malik, Meyerovich, Muller, Nightingale, and Steyerl; Associate Professors Andreev and Reshetnyak; Adjunct Professor McCorkle; Adjunct Associate Professors Bozyan, Karbach, and Ruffa; Professors Emeriti Desjardins, Hartt, Letcher, Nunes, Penhallow, Pickart, and Willis.

BACHELOR OF ARTS

As of June 2009, new admissions to this program have been suspended. For program details, please refer to the 2009-2010 URI Catalog.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

This curriculum provides a general background in both theoretical and experimental physics. It forms a foundation for further study at the graduate level toward an advanced degree, and also prepares the student for a career as a professional physicist in industry, education, or government. Initiative, independent solution of laboratory problems, and research are encouraged in the advanced laboratory courses.

The following courses are required for the B.S., but exceptions and/or substitutions are possible and can be arranged by consulting the department chairperson.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. PHY 483 and 484 are the capstone courses in this program.

Freshman YearFirst semester: 14 credits

MTH 141 (4); PHY 203/273 (4), Basic Liberal Studies requirements and electives (6).

Second semester: 16 credits

MTH 142 (4); PHY 204/274 (4), Basic Liberal Studies requirements and electives (8).

Sophomore YearFirst semester: 17 credits

CSC 211 (4); MTH 243 (3); PHY 205/275 (4), Basic Liberal Studies requirements and electives (6).

Second semester: 14 credits

MTH 244 (3); PHY 306 (3), 410 (3), Basic Liberal Studies requirements and electives (5).

Junior YearFirst semester: 14 credits

PHY 322 (3), 381 (3); MTH 215 (3), Basic Liberal Studies requirements and electives (5).

Second semester: 17 credits

Mathematics elective at the 300 or 400 level (3), PHY 331 (3), 382 (3), Basic Liberal Studies requirements and electives (8).

Senior YearFirst semester: 13 credits

PHY 401 (1), 420 (3), 451 (3), 483 (3), Basic Liberal Studies requirements and electives (3).

Second semester: 15 credits

PHY 452 (3), 455 (3), 484 (3), 510 (3), Basic Liberal Studies requirements and electives (3).

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Physics and Physical Oceanography

The Department of Physics and the Graduate School of Oceanography offer a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in physics and physical oceanography.

Coordinators: Professors Heskett and Muller (Physics). The faculty consists of the members of the Department of Physics and the GSO’s physical oceanography faculty.

This program includes a comprehensive background in physics and a solid introduction to physical oceanography. The curriculum includes a full set of physics and mathematics courses required for a B.S. in physics, with extra emphasis on classical physics, plus additional upper-division or graduate-level courses in fluid dynamics and physical oceanography.

The senior physics research project (PHY 483 and 484) will be undertaken in the Graduate School of Oceanography under the supervision of a GSO faculty member. In addition, students may find summer employment or participate in oceanographic research cruises after their junior year.

Students graduating in this course of study are well prepared to pursue careers in conventional physics or physical oceanography. Technical positions in private or government oceanographic research laboratories are available for physical oceanographers at the B.S. level. Students who continue on to graduate studies should expect to find high demand for physical oceanographers with advanced degrees. It is recommended that students planning to attend an oceanography graduate school take PHY 520 (Classical Dynamics); students wishing to keep open the option of physics at the graduate level should take PHY 452 (Quantum Mechanics). Students entering the URI Graduate School of Oceanography from this program will have a significant head start compared to those entering from most other undergraduate institutions.

A total of 129 credits is required for graduation.

Freshman YearFirst semester: 17 credits

MTH 141 (4); OCG 110 (3); PHY 203, 273 (4), Basic Liberal Studies requirements and electives (6).

Second semester: 16 credits

CHM 101, 102 (4); MTH 142 (4); OCG 123 (4); PHY 204, 274 (4).

Sophomore YearFirst semester: 17 credits

CSC 211 (4); MTH 243 (3); PHY 205, 275 (4), Basic Liberal Studies requirements and electives (6).

Second semester: 17 credits

MTH 244 (3); PHY 306 (3); 410 (3),

Basic Liberal Studies requirements and electives (8).

Junior YearFirst semester: 17 credits

PHY 322 (3), 381 (3); MTH 215 (3), Basic Liberal Studies requirements and electives (8).

Second semester: 17 credits

MCE 354 (3); PHY 331 (3), 382 (3), Basic Liberal Studies requirements and electives (8).

Senior YearFirst semester: 16 credits

OCG 501 (3); PHY 401 (1), 420 (3), 451 (3), 483 (3), Basic Liberal Studies requirements and electives (3).

Second semester: 12 credits

OCG 510 (3); PHY 425 (3), 484 (3), and 510 (3).

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Political Science

The Department of Political Science offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. The department also offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) in political science and the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.).

Faculty: Professor Tyler, chairperson. Professors Hamilton, Hennessey, Killilea, Moakley, Petro, and Rothstein; Associate Professor Krueger; Assistant Professors Hutchison, Johnson, and Pearson-Merkowitz; Professors Emeriti Leduc, Stein, Wood, and Zucker.

The Major. Students selecting this field must complete a minimum of 32 credits (maximum 46) in political science, including PSC 113 (4), 116 (4), 212 (4), and either 210 or 211 (4). Student must select one 300-level experiential course (4) and two 400-level reearh seminars (4 each).

Students completing both the B.A. degree in political science and the B.S. degree in engineering at the same time may use courses in the political science major to satisfy Basic Liberal Studies requirements for the Bachelor of Arts. The College of Engineering and the Department of Political Science have established a curriculum that allows for the completion of the two degrees and a public-sector internship in five years.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

The Minor. Students declaring a minor in political science must earn 20 credits includng PSC 113 (4), 116 (4), either 210 or 211 (4), and any two other political science courses at the 300 level.

Minor in International Relations. See page 37.

John Hazen White Sr. Center for Ethics and Public Service. An important part of URI’s Political Science Department, this center was established in 1994 through a grant from John Hazen White Sr., a local businessman and philanthropist. The center offers ethics and public service programs for undergraduate and graduate students, elected and appointed officials, public managers, and citizen groups. In addition to research opportunities, workshops, and special programs, the center also sponsors the Mentor/Tutor Internship (MTI), which provides URI students internships, for credit, in local public schools to encourage and mentor students at risk of dropping out. See Professor Alfred Killilea for more information.

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Portuguese

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offers a number of undergraduate courses in Portuguese.

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Psychology

The Department of Psychology offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. The department also offers the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.

Faculty: Professor Morokoff, chairperson. Professors Boatright-Horowitz, Biller, Brady, J.L. Cohen, Collyer, de Mesquita, Faust, Florin, Gorman, Harlow, LaForge, Park, Prochaska, Quina, Rogers, Rossi, Stevenson, Stoner, Velicer, Willis, Weyandt, and Wood; Associate Professors Flannery-Schroeder, S. Harris, Robbins, L. Stein, and Walls; Assistant Professor Loftus; Professors Emeriti Grebstein, Gross, A. Lott, B. Lott, Merenda, Silverstein, N. Smith, Valentino, and Vosburgh.

In order to transfer from University College to Arts and Sciences as a psychology major (or to be coded as such in the College of Arts and Sciences), a student must have a C or better in PSY 113; a C average in two of the following courses: PSY 232, 235, and 254; and a C in PSY 300.

Psychology majors are required to complete a minimum of 31 (maximum 46) credits in psychology courses to be distributed as follows: PSY 113 (with a grade of C or better); a minimum of two courses from PSY 232, 235, and 254 (with a C average); both PSY 300 and PSY 301 (with a grade of C or better in each); a minimum of three topics courses (9 credits) from PSY 255, 310, 335, 361, 381, 384, 385, 399, 425, 432, 434, 436, 442, 460, 464, 470, 479, and 480 (the average in the three courses must be C or better); a minimum of one course (3 credits) in the applied knowledge area to be selected from PSY 103, 261, 275, 334, 399, 465, 466, 471, and 478 (with a C or better); a minimum of one course (at least three credits) from the experiential practice and/or internships area selected from PSY 305, 371, 473, 488, 489, 499; ITR 301, 302, with a C or better in graded courses or a satisfactory in S/U courses.. A minimum of 31 graded psychology (PSY) credits (not S/U) are required for the additional psychology major. Once 46 credits in psychology courses are taken, additional psychology credits will not count toward the 120 total credits required for graduation.

Students who must repeat a course to meet the minimum grade requirement may use only three credits of that particular course toward graduation.

Students majoring in psychology typically go on either to pursue a career at the B.A. level or study for an advanced degree. In both cases, students should consult the department’s Web site (uri.edu/artsci/psy) and their academic advisor to select appropriate courses for their interests and goals.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

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Public Relations

The Departments of Communication Studies and Journalism offer the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in public relations.

Coordinator: Regina Bell, Communication Studies.

This interdepartmental major combines a liberal arts education with the skills important to a career in public relations. Working with an advisor from Communications Studies or Journalism, students will develop a specific program of studies.

Students must complete the following courses before being accepted into the major: COM 202, 210; JOR 220 (with a C or better). Based on grade point average, only the top 25 applicants will be admitted annually. The major requires a minimum GPA of 2.00 overall and 2.50 in the pre-major courses. Apply in February.

The major requires 33 credits including PRS 340, 441, 491; COM 381; JOR 341 (15). Students must complete six courses (18 credits) from the following including at least one course from each category—Category A: JOR 321, WRT 201, 235, 302, 303, 304, 333; Category B: BUS 365, 465, 468; Category C: COM 302, 351, 415, 450; Category D: COM 415; JOR 410, 442; PSY 335. A student must maintain a 2.00 grade point average in her or his major to meet graduation requirements.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be at the 300 level or above.

A minor is also available (see page 39).

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Russian

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offers a number of undergraduate courses in Russian.

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Sociology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in sociology.

Faculty: Professor Peters, chairperson. Professors Carroll, Cunnigen, Mederer, and Travisano; Associate Professors Costello and Van Wyk; Assistant Professor Doerner; Instructor Pisa; Professor Emerita Reilly.

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Students selecting this curriculum must complete a minimum of 30 credits (maximum 45) in sociology, including SOC 100, 301, 401, 495 [capstone], and two courses selected from SOC 240, 242, 336, 413, 428, and 452. At least 18 of the 30 credits must be at the 300 level or above. No more than six credits in independent study and/or field experience courses may be used toward the 30 credits required for the major. SOC 495 is to be taken during the senior year. (See page 52 for a description of the anthropology major.)

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

In order to transfer into the sociology B.A. program from University College, a student must have completed at least 24 credits and have earned a minimum of a 2.00 GPA.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SOCIOLOGY

Students in this curriculum elect either the Criminology and Criminal Justice option or the Organizational Analysis option and must notify the dean’s office of the chosen option.

SOC 476 is the capstone course for the Criminology and Criminal Justice option. SOC 495 is the capstone course for the Organizational Analysis option.

Criminology and Criminal Justice Option. A minimum of 30 credits in sociology is required including SOC 100, 230, 274, 301, 370, and 476 (18); two courses selected from SOC 240, 242, 336, 375, 403, 413, 428, and 452 (6); and two courses selected from SOC 300, 330, 331, 420, 497, 498, and 499 (6). SOC 300, 497, 498, and 499 may be used only when the subject matter is central to criminology and/or criminal justice; students should consult with the program coordinator before enrolling in one to ensure the course can be used for the major. No more than three credits in independent study and/or field experience may be used toward the 30 credits required for the major. Students in this major must fulfill the foreign language/cross-cultural competence requirement by demonstrating competence in a foreign language, taking six credits in a foreign language, or by study abroad in an approved academic program for at least one semester. They may not use cross-cultural competence courses to fulfill this requirement. In addition to the required courses, students selecting this option are strongly encouraged to take PSC 288 and PSC 472.

Admission to this option is selective. Applications for admission will be reviewed twice each year, usually on or about October 1 and March 1. Students must apply by the end of September or February by submitting their names to the University College advisor for sociology or to the chairperson of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. To be considered for the Criminology and Criminal Justice option, students must have earned a minimum of 30 credits, including SOC 100, 230, and 274 by the application deadline, and must have earned an overall GPA of at least 2.50. Preference for admission will be given to those individuals with the highest grade point averages.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation.

Organizational Analysis Option. A minimum of 30 credits in sociology is required including SOC 100, 301, 320, 350, 401, 495 (12); and six credits in sociology at the 300 level or above. No more than six credits in independent study and/or field experience courses may be used toward the 30 credits required for the major. In addition, students selecting this option must complete ECN 201 and 202 (6); MTH 111 (3); STA 308 and 412* (6); CSC 201* (4); WRT 333 (3); BUS 340, 341, 343, 345, 442, and either BUS 315 or BUS 443 or BUS 448 (18).

*Note: BUS 210 and 212 may be substituted for STA 308 and 412; and BUS 110 may be substituted for CSC 201 if these courses are already completed when the student transfers into the B.S. program.

Admission to this option is open to only 15 students per graduating class. Applications for admission will be reviewed only once each year, usually on or about March 1. Students must apply by the end of February by submitting their names to the University College advisor for sociology or to the chairperson of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. To be considered for the organizational analysis option, students must have earned a minimum of 45 credits by the application deadline and must have at least a 2.00 grade point average. Preference for admission will be given to those individuals with the highest grade point averages.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation.

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Spanish

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Spanish. The department also offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Spanish.

Faculty: Professor Manteiga, section head. Professors Morín, Trubiano, and White; Associate Professors de los Heros and Echevarria; Professor Emeritus Gitlitz.

For the Spanish major, students will complete a minimum of 30 credits (maximum 45), including SPA 325 and three 400-level courses (excluding SPA 421). SPA 421 may be used as part of the remaining 18 required credits. Note: SPA 101, 102, 321, 391, 392, and 393 cannot be counted toward the Spanish major. Students may also include LIN 202 and 220, and—with permission of the advisor, section head, department chairperson, and dean—up to two courses in allied fields such as history, art, and anthropology. These requirements are the same for the secondary education major.

A summer field workshop (SPA 310) in Spain or Spanish America is occasionally offered for three to six credits. For information, see the section head.

Students in the International Engineering Program or the International Business Program must take SPA 312, 316, 317, 321, 325, and a 400-level engineering or business course taught in Spanish, designated SPA 412 for engineering students and SPA 421 for business students. IEP or IBP students beginning their study of Spanish at the 200 level or higher may opt to take up to six credits of Portuguese toward the completion of the major in Spanish. IEP or IBP students do not have to take three 400-level courses in Spanish, but must take at least one 400-level literature course in Spanish. Note: SPA 101, 102, 391, 392, and 393 cannot be counted toward the major for IEP or IBP students. The 6-credit Portuguese option is available to IEP and IBP students only. Students simultaneously completing the International Engineering Program or the International Business Program and the B.A. with a major in Spanish may also use three credits of Spanish literature toward the Fine Arts and Literature Basic Liberal Studies requirement. In addition, students in these programs are exempt from the one-course-per-discipline rule in Letters, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

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Statistical Science

Minor in Statistics. Students who wish to declare a minor in statistics must earn credit for STA 409 (3), 412 (3), MTH 451 (3), and three three-credit statistics courses chosen with prior approval of the chairperson of the Department of Computer Science and Statistics.

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Theatre

The Department of Theatre offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree.

Faculty: Associate Professor McGlasson, chairperson. Professor J. Swift; Associate Professors Howard, Wittwer, and Wortman; Lecturer Hawkridge.

Productions at URI cover the range of theatre forms, ancient to modern, with an emphasis on contemporary and experimental work. All members of the University community may participate in productions.

The criteria used to transfer students out of University College into the Department of Theatre are 24 credits and a 2.00 GPA.

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Enrollment in this program is currently suspended with the exception of students enrolled in the elementary education program. Elementary education students who do not complete the elementary education program must switch to the B.F.A. program in order to earn a degree in theatre.

Students must fulfill the elementary education requirements as well as a total of 33 credits (maximum 48) as follows: THE 111 (3), 161 (3), 181 (3), 221 (3), 250 (3), 261 (3), 307 (3), 321 (3), 381 and 382 (6), 383 or 384 or 481 (3). Potential B.A. candidates are urged to complete THE 111, 112, 161, and 181 by the end of their freshman year. B.A. candidates may elect up to 15 more credits in theatre with the approval of their department advisor.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS

The B.F.A. program is intended for highly motivated students who wish their education to emphasize a major theatrical field of interest. The program offers concentrated study in acting, design and theatre technology, directing, and stage management. Specific requirements of these areas are flexible to suit students’ individual needs.

All B.F.A. students are required to complete 37 credits in core courses distributed as follows: THE 111 (3), 161 (3), 181 (3), 221 (3), 250 (3), 261 (3), 291 (2), 321 (3), 351 or 352 (3); three courses from 381 (3), 382 (3), 383 or 384 or 481 (3) to total nine credits; and 391 (2). All B.F.A. candidates are urged to select a course from ENG 362, 366, 446, or 472, and to complete THE 111, 161, and 181 by the end of their freshman year.

In addition to the core requirements, each student selects one of the following specializations. Students must notify the office of the dean of the area of specialization they have selected. B.F.A. students selected for an internship program may substitute up to 12 credits for theatre courses in their area of specialization, subject to departmental approval. Transfer students, late entries into the theatre major, and others wishing to modify this schedule of B.F.A. requirements may do so in consultation with their faculty advisor and with permission of the department chairperson.

Acting. These students must complete an additional 40 credits: THE 112 (3), 211 and 212 (6), 213 and 214 (2), 300 or 301 (3), 311 and 312 (6), 313 and 314 (2), 350 (1), 400 or 401 (3), 411 and 412 (6), 417 and 418 (2). Select six credits from THE 217, 227, and 413. Recommended electives include courses in related fields such as anthropology, art, communication studies, history, literature, music, psychology, and sociology.

A total of 120 credits is required for this specialization.

Design and Theatre Technology. Students selecting design and theatre technology must complete an additional 31 credits: THE 300 (3), 301 (3), 351 or 352 (3) to complete the sequence begun in the core curriculum; 350 (1), 355 (3), 365 (3), 371 (3); and 12 credits selected from 362 (3), 400 (3), 401 (3), 415 (12), 451 (3), 455 (3), 463 (3), 465 (3), 475 (3). Recommended electives include ARH 251, 252, ART 207, and courses in related fields.

A total of 120 credits is required for this specialization.

Directing. Students selecting directing must complete an additional 35 credits: THE 300 or 301 or 307 (3), 322 (3), 331 (3), 341 (3), 355 or 365 or 371 (3), 400 or 401 (3), 420 (3), and 484 (3). They must also complete a three-semester sequence in acting: 112 (3), 211 (3), 213 (1), 212 (3), and 214 (1), to total eleven (11).

Recommended electives include courses in anthropology, art history, history, literature, music, psychology, and sociology.

A total of 120 credits is required for this specialization.

Stage Management. Students selecting stage management must complete an additional 30 credits: COM 320 (3); management course (to be approved by chair) (3); THE 300 (3), 301 (3), 341 (3), 355 or 365 (3), 371 (3), 400 (3), 401 (3), 441 (3).

A total of 120 credits is required for this specialization.

Minor in Music Voice Performance. See page 64.

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Women’s Studies

This interdepartmental program provides an option for students interested in the interdisciplinary study of the culture and experiences of women and the ways gender affects social, cultural, political, and economic policies and structures locally, nationally, and globally.

Faculty: Assistant Professor Lisberger, director. Professors Aronian, Beauvais, Brownell, J. Campbell, Cappello, Danis, Donnelly, Dvorak, Eaton, Hughes, Ketrow, Luebke, Mederer, Quina, Reynolds, Rollo-Koster, Roworth, M. Schwartz, K. Stein, Strom, and Walton; Associate Professors Derbyshire, de los Heros, Ferguson, Karno, Kirchner, Pegueros, Rusnock, Sama, and Torrens; Assistant Professors Lisberger and K. Owens; Adjunct Professors Barker, Brandt, Brennan, Carlson, DeFrancis, Evans, Gormley, Hagen, Johnson, Jones, Kosmider, Labelle, Littlejohn Brown, Marshall, Moio, Nichols, Petronio, Pezzullo, Pisa, Quinlan, Riley, Rose, Rutherford, Saunders, Shear, Stepien, and Williams.

The Major. This program leads to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in women’s studies.

The program requires 30 credits for a major. Five required courses are WMS 150, 300 or 320, 310, 315, and 400. Five courses needed to complete the concentration may be selected from: AAF 290; APG 328; ARH 285; BUS 346; COM 322; ECN 386; ENG 260, 317, 385; HDF 230, 298, 430, 432, 433, 437, 505, 559; HIS 118, 145, 146, 308, 350, 351, 352, 355, 376, 391; KIN 475, 555; NUR 150, 459; PHL 210; PSC 441; PSY 430, 466, 480; SOC 212, 242, 413, 420, 430; TMD 224; WMS 220, 301, 305, 306, 317, 325, 350, 351, 360, 365, 370, 401, 402, 450, 490, 500, 501, 502; and WRT 645. In addition to this list, there are special courses offered by various departments each year that may be selected with prior approval of the Women’s Studies Advisory Committee, and some additional preapproved topics courses not offered on a regular basis. Students must file a program of study with the dean’s office. The Women’s Studies Advisory Committee also strongly recommends that majors take an additional 18 credits in a specialized area as a minor.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above. A GPA of at least 2.00 in the major and overall is required to graduate.

The Minor. Students who declare a minor in women’s studies are required to complete 18 credits including WMS 150 and WMS 315, and three credits from any other WMS course. The remaining nine credits may be selected from any WMS course or from the following: AAF 290, 300C; APG 328; ARH 285; BUS 346; COM 322; ECN 386; ENG 260, 317, 385; HDF 230, 298, 430, 432, 433, 437, 505, 559; HIS 118, 146, 308, 352, 391; KIN 475; NUR 150, 459; PHL 210; PSY 430, 466, 480; SOC 212, 242, 413, 420, 430; TMD 224. There may be additional courses offered by various departments each year that may be selected with prior approval of the Women’s Studies Advisory Committee. A GPA of at least 2.00 is required.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate. Please see page 162.

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Writing and Rhetoric

The Writing and Rhetoric Program offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.

Faculty: Associate Professor Miles, director. Professors Reynolds and Schwegler; Assistant Professors Owens and Pennell; Professor Emerita Shamoon; Associate Professor Emerita Vaughn.

The Major. This program is designed for undergraduate students who seek a career in professional writing, teaching, or publishing. Graduates will have a strong foundation in rhetorical theory and composing strategies as well as familiarity with various writing technologies, and they will leave URI with an electronic portfolio that will demonstrate their ability to design and write a number of different documents, targeted to different audiences and purposes.

Writing and rhetoric majors must complete 30 credits (maximum 51), including WRT 201, 235, 360, 490, and 495. At least 15 credits for the major must be completed from writing courses numbered 300 or above. Writing and rhetoric majors are strongly encouraged to complete a practicum experience, either the internship or fieldwork course. Undergraduates wishing to take 500-level courses must secure the instructor’s permission.

A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation. At least 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

The Minor. Students who declare a minor in writing and rhetoric must complete 18 credits from WRT courses at or above the 200-level. Students must take at least one 200-level course. Students can apply toward the minor a maximum of three credits earned through WRT 383 and WRT 484 each. 100-level courses and WRT 391 and 392 will not be counted as part of the minor.


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