Most BLA students pursue an
emphasis in Interdisciplinary Studies. Each student selects a Primary Field, a Secondary Field, and completes a Capstone course.
The Primary Fields (24 Credits, 15 at the upper-division level) are:
• Anthropology (including both Cultural & Biological Anthropology)
• Art (including the two-semester History of World Art survey)
• History (including a two-semester History survey)
• Humanities (12 credits each in two fields)
• Psychology (including Introduction and Research Methods)
• Social Science (12 credits each in two fields)
The Secondary Fields (15 credits, 6 at the upper-division level) are:
• Creative Writing
• Environmental Science
• Human Communication
• Legal Studies
• Northwest Coast Art
• Professional Communication
• Tlingit Language
The Secondary Fields generally follow the same requirements as Minors in the Humanities, Math and the Natural Sciences, to 15 credits. The Secondary Fields in the Social Sciences are the same as the Secondary Concentration requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Social Science.
Typically the Capstone course in Interdisciplinary Studies is HUM 499 Humanities Capstone. However, with faculty advisor approval the capstone experience may be a Practicum (494), an Internship (491), or an Independent Study (497).