Undergraduate & Interdisciplinary Studies

Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies (UGIS) in Undergraduate Studies in the College of Letters and Science serves as a center for innovations in undergraduate education that extend beyond traditional departmental boundaries. Our major and minor programs attract undergraduates who wish to explore the most intellectually engaging and promising interdisciplinary fields under the direction of scholars who are pioneers in charting these new areas and methods of inquiry. UGIS has been, and continues to be, an incubator for new ideas—including experimental programs and courses—as well as curriculum designed to promote the ideals of a liberal arts education.

Major & Minor Programs

American Studies Director Don McQuade  (English)
Applied Language Studies Minor Directors Clare Kramsch (German); Rick Kern (French)
Asian Studies* Director Bonnie Wade (Music)
Cognitive Science Director Terry Regier (Cognitive Science and Linguistics)
Creative Writing Director Lyn Hejinian (English)
Development Studies* Director Gillian Hart (Geography)
Disability Studies Director Susan Schweik (English)
Human Rights Interdisciplinary Minor Directors Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann (History), Kent Pucket (English)
Interdisciplinary Studies Director Peter Sahlins (History)
Latin American Studies* Director Estelle Tarcia (Spanish and Portugese)
Media Studies Director Thomas Goldstein (Journalism and Media Studies)
Middle Eastern Studies* Director Emily Gottreich  (Middle Eastern Studies, CMES)
Peace and Conflict Studies* Director Khatharya Um (Ethnic Studies)
Political Economy* Shannon Stimson (Political Science)
Religious Studies Charles Hirschkind, (Anthropology)

Undergraduate Programs

L&S Major Programs Administered Through Other Schools and Colleges

In addition to the major programs administered through the College's five divisions, Letters & Science has agreements with several professional schools and colleges on campus for the following non-divisional undergraduate major programs:

*Programs administered by International and Area Studies Teaching Program.




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