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Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Requirements

Integrated Arts Degree Requirements

  • These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2014 and thereafter. Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
  • You can also reference the graduation requirements for the year in which you enrolled on the portal; view graduation requirements by year (PDF) in the right-hand column of your MyResources page.
  • Read the course descriptions.

General-Education Requirements
(43 credits)

General-education requirements for:

  • all students who entered UB prior to fall 2013
  • any student who entered UB with 24 or more credits before fall 2014

General-education requirements for:

  • all new freshmen (fewer than 24 college credits) who entered UB in fall 2013 and after
  • all new students entering UB in fall 2014 and after

Integrated Arts Program Requirements (48 credits)

Foundation Requirements (6 credits)

  • The Arts in Society (ARTS 201)
  • Technology and the Arts (ARTS 202)

Production Classes (9 credits)

Choose three from the same general area of study, or speak with your adviser about alternative options:

  • Computer Graphics: Publishing (CMAT 211)
  • Computer Graphics: Imaging (CMAT 212)
  • Introduction to Design (CMAT 215)
  • History of Graphic Design (CMAT 216)
  • Principles of Design (CMAT 357)
  • Digital Design (CMAT 358)
  • Digital Photography (CMAT 364)
  • Producing Sound Portraits (CMAT 366)
  • Photojournalism (CMAT 368)
  • Digital Video (CMAT 369)
  • Multimedia Design & Production (CMAT 456)
  • Advanced Audio Video Production (CMAT 469)
  • Introduction to Game Design (COSC 150)
  • Internet Technologies: Mastering the
    Basics (COSC 155)
  • Graphics for Game Design (COSC 160)
  • Introduction to 3-D Graphics (COSC 260)
  • 3-D Modeling (COSC 410)
  • Audio in Games (COSC 414)
  • Oral Interpretation of Literature (ENGL 334/CMAT 334)
  • Introduction to Creative Writing (WRIT 215)
  • Creative Writing Workshop: Memoir (WRIT 315)
  • Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry (WRIT 318)
  • Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction (WRIT 319)
  • Creative Writing Workshop: Screenwriting
    (WRIT 363/CMAT 363)
  • Publication & Performance (WRIT 401)
  • Special Topics in Integrated Arts (ARTS 397)
  • Independent Study in Integrated Arts (ARTS 489)

Analysis Classes (9 credits)

Choose three, or speak with your adviser about alternative options:

  • Music & Arts as Craft (ARTS 101)
  • World Music (ARTS 121)
  • Topics in Integrated Arts (ARTS 397)
  • Independent Study in Integrated Arts (ARTS 489) 
  • Baltimore in the Media (CMAT 130)
  • Decoding Media (CMAT 231)
  • Interpreting Pop Culture (CMAT 271)
  • Media Genres (CMAT 333/ENGL 333)
  • Media Criticism (CMAT 475)
  • Games, Simulations and Society (COSC 460)
  • The Experience of Literature (ENGL 200)
  • Exploring Literature (ENGL 250)
  • Wells of the Past: Classical Foundations (ENGL 311)
  • Worlds Beyond the West (ENGL 313)
  • The Short Story (ENGL 315)
  • Modern Poetry (ENGL 316)
  • The Novel (ENGL 317)
  • Topics in International Literature (ENGL 319)
  • Contemporary Literature (ENGL 320)
  • Children’s Literature (ENGL 327)
  • Young Adult Literature & Culture (ENGL 328)
  • Literature & Film (ENGL 332)
  • Great Plays (ENGL 337)
  • Modern Drama (ENGL 338)
  • American Literature to 1900 (ENGL 341)
  • Melville, Poe & Whitman: American
    Voyagers (ENGL 342)
  • American Literature Since 1900 (ENGL 344)
  • The American Dream (ENGL 346)
  • Multiethnic American Literature (ENGL 348)
  • American Identities: Explorations in the American Past & Present (ENGL 349)
  • Ancient Myth: Paradigms & Transformations 
  • (ENGL 351)
  • Love in Literature (ENGL 354)
  • Tolkien: Master of Fantasy (ENGL 358)
  • The Hero & the Quest (ENGL 361)
  • Dante, Chaucer & Cervantes: Three Versions of Pilgrimage (ENGL 362)
  • Shakespeare: Kings, Knaves & Fools (ENGL 364)
  • Shakespeare: Love, Myth & Metamorphosis
  • (ENGL 365)
  • Milton, Blake & Yeats: Poet as Prophet (ENGL 366)
  • Women's Literary History (ENGL 371)
  • Topics in Women's Literature (ENGL 372)
  • Austen, the Brontes & Woolf: Rooms of Their Own (ENGL 374)
  • Topics in Language & Society (ENGL 391)
  • The Archaeology of Language (ENGL 392)
  • Understanding Narrative (ENGL 395)
  • Literary Theory & Interpretation (ENGL 397)
  • Literature in Society (ENGL 400)
  • The Elizabethan Renaissance: In the Green World (ENGL 421)
  • The Metaphysical Moment: From T.S. Eliot to 
  • John Donne (ENGL 431)
  • The Age of Reason (ENGL 432)
  • The Romantic Imagination (ENGL 441)
  • The Victorian Paradox (ENGL 442)
  • The Great Moderns (ENGL 450)
  • Seminar in English (ENGL 498)

Professional Application Classes (9 credits)

Choose three:

  • The Business of Being an Artist (ARTS 351)
  • Essentials of Arts Management (ARTS 352)
  • Special Topics in Integrated Arts (ARTS 397)
  • Independent Study in Integrated Arts (ARTS 489)
  • Introduction to Nonprofit Leadership (CSCE 301)
  • Fundamentals of Grant Writing (CSCE 302)
  • Nonprofit Management (CSCE 400)
  • The Economic Way of Thinking (ECON 200)
  • Managerial Economics (ECON 305)
  • The Entrepreneurial Experience (ENTR 300)
  • Opportunity Assessment and Development (ENTR 320)
  • Personal Finance (FIN 300)
  • Financial Management (FIN 331)
  • Public Administration (GVPP 320)
  • American Public Policy (GVPP 324) 
  • Interest Group Politics and Lobbying (GVPP 463) 
  • Human Resource Management (MGMT 300)
  • Management and Organizational Behavior (MGMT 301)
  • any advanced management course
  • Marketing Management (MKTG 301)
  • Marketing Communication (MKTG 415)
  • Advanced Marketing Management (MKTG 460)

Major Electives (9 credits)

Choose an additional three courses from among the Production Classes, Analysis Classes and Professional Application Classes.

Capstone Requirements (6 credits)

  • Internship (ARTS 475)
  • Senior Seminar (ARTS 476)

General Electives

  • First Year Seminar: Introduction to University Learning (IDIS 101) 
    freshmen only; transfer students replace this with a different elective

Complete as many courses as necessary from any discipline to fulfill your 120-credit requirement to graduate.

Information Literacy Requirement

Meet the UB Information Literacy graduation requirement by successfully completing the following:

  • Introduction to Information Literacy (INFO 110)
as of fall 2014