College of Arts and Letters

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Interdisciplinary Studies - Arts and Letters, Bachelor of Arts

Four Year Progression Plan

Campus Availability

  • Online

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3 CONCNTRNCOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Use catalog link for concentration course lists. Choose one course from each concentration category. 9 units must be taken with NAU, and 6 must be upper-division.
2. CSTCOURSE See Catalog or Advisor 3 CSTCOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Choose 1 course from List A, and 1 from List B (3 credits must be upper division).
List A: CST 111, 311, 312, 314, 315, 318, TH 242
List B: CST 271, 321, 323, 351, 361, 365, 424, 465, 472, 475, 477
3. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. CIS120 Intro To Computer Info Systems 3
Description: Introduces computer and information systems, including the development and hands-on use of applications designed for communications, decision support, and database management. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
For explanation about concentration, minor, or certificate options, please see an advisor or use the catalog link.

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. LANGUAGE101 Language 101-level Course 4
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3 CONCNTRNCOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Use catalog link for concentration course lists. Choose one course from each concentration category. 9 units must be taken with NAU, and 6 must be upper-division.
3. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. LANGUAGE102 Language 102-level Course 4
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3 CONCNTRNCOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Use catalog link for concentration course lists. Choose one course from each concentration category. 9 units must be taken with NAU, and 6 must be upper-division.
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HUM371 Humanistic Values 3
Description: Examines the meaning and role of humanistic values (e.g., tolerance and freedom) in relation to our technological society. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Status or higher or International Exchange Student Group or 90-30 Milestone
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014
2. TRACKCLASS See Program Information 3 TRACKCLASS Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: 15 units of interdisciplinary humanities, selected from the following courses: CCS 250; ENG 335, 345, 364, 365, 522; HIS 221, 308, 366, 387, 394, 397; HUM 351, 370, 373, 375, 382; PHI 223 and 332W; MUS 333, 360; REL 311, 331, 390; CST 424
3. CSTCOURSE See Catalog or Advisor 3 CSTCOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Choose 1 course from List A, and 1 from List B (3 credits must be upper division).
List A: CST 111, 311, 312, 314, 315, 318, TH 242
List B: CST 271, 321, 323, 351, 361, 365, 424, 465, 472, 475, 477
4. LANGUAGE201 Language 201-level Course (LS elective or CU) 4
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
CCS350W Words At Work: Writing/Culture 3
Description: This seminar focuses on academic writing and effective oral communication skills through interdisciplinary engagement with various modes of cultural production. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) and (CCS, IS Arts & Letters, or IS Hum major) w/ Junior Status (60 units)
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
ENG305W Wrtg In Disciplnry Communities 3
Description: Assists with writing expectations and performances required in specific majors; all assignments, strategies, and theories attend to the specific genres and conventions of academic disciplines and departments. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (Accuplacer WR 8; PLACE 50+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. TRACKCLASS See Program Information 3 TRACKCLASS Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: 15 units of interdisciplinary humanities, selected from the following courses: CCS 250; ENG 335, 345, 364, 365, 522; HIS 221, 308, 366, 387, 394, 397; HUM 351, 370, 373, 375, 382; PHI 223 and 332W; MUS 333, 360; REL 311, 331, 390; CST 424
3. LANGUAGE202 Language 202-level Course (LS elective or CU) 4
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
See an advisor before enrolling in the next term in preparation for graduation.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. TRACKCLASS See Program Information 3 TRACKCLASS Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: 15 units of interdisciplinary humanities, selected from the following courses: CCS 250; ENG 335, 345, 364, 365, 522; HIS 221, 308, 366, 387, 394, 397; HUM 351, 370, 373, 375, 382; PHI 223 and 332W; MUS 333, 360; REL 311, 331, 390; CST 424
2. TRACKCLASS See Program Information 3 TRACKCLASS Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: 15 units of interdisciplinary humanities, selected from the following courses: CCS 250; ENG 335, 345, 364, 365, 522; HIS 221, 308, 366, 387, 394, 397; HUM 351, 370, 373, 375, 382; PHI 223 and 332W; MUS 333, 360; REL 311, 331, 390; CST 424
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3 CONCNTRNCOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Use catalog link for concentration course lists. Choose one course from each concentration category. 9 units must be taken with NAU, and 6 must be upper-division.
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Submit graduation application this term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CCS490C CCS Capstone 3 CCS490C Notes
Description: A topics-oriented, interdisciplinary seminar in which students pursue a project in their emphasis; includes comparative analysis of artistic, literary, and religious practices from the disciplinary perspectives in CCS. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CCS 250, CCS 350W, and Junior status or higher
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Email advisor for course enrollment
2. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3 CONCNTRNCOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Use catalog link for concentration course lists. Choose one course from each concentration category. 9 units must be taken with NAU, and 6 must be upper-division.
3. TRACKCLASS See Program Information 4 TRACKCLASS Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: 15 units of interdisciplinary humanities, selected from the following courses: CCS 250; ENG 335, 345, 364, 365, 522; HIS 221, 308, 366, 387, 394, 397; HUM 351, 370, 373, 375, 382; PHI 223 and 332W; MUS 333, 360; REL 311, 331, 390; CST 424
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) LANGUAGE 101 (4), LANGUAGE 102 (4)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) CIS 120 (3)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) LANGUAGE 201 (4)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Advising Contact
Extended Campuses Service Center
800-426-8315
online.advising@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.