Interdisciplinary Studies (BA)

Arts and Sciences
History and Philosophy
HEGIS Number: 4901

The Online Bulletin is for information purposes only. Current students must complete the requirements as outlined in the York Bulletin as applicable.
Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin

This major combines a wide scope of studies with concentration on the skills of textual analysis. Interdisciplinary Studies majors learn to discover the structure of meaning in accounts of facts in history and social science texts, in literary plots of imaginative possibilities, in theories of natural and social science, and in philosophical reflections on the assumptions and methods of the arts and sciences. Requirements in history, social science, literature, and philosophy also ensure a global perspective on what it means to become a liberally educated person.

Students are strongly urged to consult a faculty member for advisement.

Interdisciplinary Studies BA


Major Discipline Requirements

Courses taken to fulfill General Education requirements do not count toward meeting Interdisciplinary Studies major requirements. Courses can count, however, to meet both Interdisciplinary Studies and Teacher Education requirements. 

History, Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences**

200-level or above; at least 2 300-level or above
Choose one of the following courses:
United States (U.S.) History  
European History  
Choose one course in any of the following areas:
African History  
Asian History  
Caribbean History  
Latin American History  
Choose three courses in Behavioral / Social Sciences
Black Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology  

Literature, Art, Music, Theatre***

3 Courses, 200-level or above; at least one 300-level or above
British or American Literature (not English 200) 
Literature that is not British or American 
Choose one course in any of the following areas:

Natural Science, Mathematics

2 courses (at 100-level or above)
Natural Science (Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics) 3-4 
Mathematics (NOT MATH 102, 104, 119, or 271) 3-4 

Interdisciplinary Seminar & Philosophy

2 courses (200-level or above)
IS400IS Senior Seminar 

Choose one Philosophy (200- level or above, but not Phil 202)