B.A. Community Arts

124 Credit Hours Beginning Fall 2020, Catalog Year 2021

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The Miami University Bulletin provides guidance on academic policies, program requirements, and course descriptions. 

First Year, Semester 1
Course Name Hours
ENG 111 English Composition 3
MAJOR Community Arts Foundation Course 3
MAJOR Community Arts Foundation Course 3
MPF IIC Social Science 3
CMA 101 Introduction to Community Arts 1
ELECTIVE Elective 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 16

MPF IIC Social Science

Recommended course options

  • IDS 159 Strength Through Cultural Diversity
    A primary goal of this course is to facilitate students' abilities to build their cultural competencies and their abilities to work toward a socially just and inclusive world by providing the conceptual tools and vocabulary to think about, discuss and experience diversity. Topics covered include multiculturalism, ethnocentrism, prejudice, discrimination, privilege, the impacts of social and cultural change, and the engagement of students in the global community.
  • WGS 201 Intro to Women's Studies
    Interdisciplinary introduction to the study of women which focuses on determinants and expressions of women's roles.
First Year, Semester 2
Course Name Hours
MAJOR Community Arts Foundation Course 3
MPF IIB Humanities 3
MPF V Math, Formal Reasoning & Tech 3-5
MPF III Global Perspectives 3
ELECTIVE Elective 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15-17

MPF IIB Humanities

Recommended course options

  • MUS 185 Diverse Worlds of Music 
    An investigation of music as it exists in diverse areas around the world. The approach will be ethnomusicological, best defined as an exploration of music and its relationship to human culture.
  • HST 111/HST 112 Survey of American History 
    Survey of the interplay of forces that have brought about evolutionary development of American economic, cultural, and political history from 1492 to the Era of Reconstruction, 1877. A functional and synoptic treatment of America's great historical problems.

MPF V Math, Formal Reasoning & Tech

Recommended course options

  • ENG/ATH/GER 219 Introduction to Linguistics 
    Scope of linguistics: fundamental concepts and methods of linguistic science (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) in its descriptive and historical aspects.
  • STA 261 Statistics 
    Descriptive statistics, basic probability, random variables, binomial and normal probability distributions, tests of hypotheses, regression and correlation, analysis of variance. Emphasis on applications.

Freshman are strongly encouraged to to take UNV 101 their first semester. 

Second Year, Semester 1
Course Name Hours
MAJOR Creative Practice 3
MPF IV Natural Science 3-4
MP-IP Intercultural Perspective 3
ELECTIVE Elective 3
ELECTIVE Elective 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15-16

MP-IP Intercultural Perspective

Recommended course options

  • WSG 201 Introduction to Women's Studies
    Interdisciplinary introduction to the study of women which focuses on determinants and expressions of women's roles.
  • MAC 143 Introduction to Media
    Introduction to major mass communication theories as a context to examining some major issues surrounding mass media in American society.
Second Year, Semester 2
Course Name Hours
MAJOR Creative Practice 3
MAJOR Organizations 3
MP-AW Advanced Writing 3
ELECTIVE Elective 3
ELECTIVE Elective 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15

Third Year, Semester 1
Course Name Hours
MAJOR Creative Practice 3
MAJOR Writing, Communication & Media 3
MPT Thematic Sequence 3
ELECTIVE Elective 3
ELECTIVE Elective 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15

Third Year, Semester 2
Course Name Hours
CMA 301 Community Arts Practicum 3
MAJOR Organizations 3
MAJOR Creative Practice 3
ELECTIVE Elective 3
ELECTIVE Elective 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15

Fourth Year, Semester 1
Course Name Hours
MAJOR Writing, Communication & Media 3
MPT Thematic Sequence 3
MPF IV Natural Science 3-4
ELECTIVE Elective 3
ELECTIVE Elective 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15

MPF IV Natural Science

Recommended course options

BIO

  • MBI 131 Community Health Perspectives
    Discussion of microorganisms and human diseases they cause, with particular emphasis on the impact of these relationships on the development of human societies' past, present, and future.
  • MBI 111 Microorganisms & Human Disease
    Discussion of microorganisms and human diseases they cause, with particular emphasis on the impact of these relationships on the development of human societies' past, present, and future. 

PHY

  • PHY 101/111/121/141 + PHY 103L
    • PHY 101 Physics and Society – Introduction of fundamental principles of physics and discussion of the interaction of science and society, both today and in the past. Provides skills in thinking critically about societal problems which have a scientific or technological component.
    • PHY 111 Astronomy and Space Physics – Study of space exploration, astrophysics, astronomy, and cosmology.
    • PHY 121 Energy and Environment – Application of physics principles and models to societal uses of energy. Includes mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and atomic and nuclear physics. Energy topics include resources, environmental problems, global atmospheric challenges, nuclear power, solar energy, alternative energy systems, and energy conservation. Algebraic skills are required but no previous course in physics is needed.
    • PHY 141 Physics in Sports – Various aspects of a dozen or more sports are treated using the laws of physics. Provides the non-science student with insight into principles governing motion, dynamics, and other elements of physics in sports.
    • PHY 103L Concepts in Physics Laboratory – Laboratory course illustrating the basic concepts of physics. For the general student; complements physics lecture offerings at the nonspecialist level.
  • GLG 111/121/141 +GLG 115L
    • GLG 111 The Dynamic Earth – Earth as a geophysical-geochemical unit and its internal and external processes. Formation of minerals and their relationships in rocks. Earth stresses and rock deformation, mountain building, and earthquakes. Geomorphic (landscape) evolution by mass wasting and wave, stream, wind, ground water, glacial, and volcanic activity.
    • GLG 121 Environmental Geology – A survey of introductory geology with a sub theme of human interaction with the geologic environment. Topics include flooding, earthquakes, volcanoes, water quality and availability, energy, use and abuse of natural resources and land-use planning.
    • GLG 115L Understanding the Earth – Laboratory course exploring Earth from multiple perspectives. Earth in the solar system; Earth in time; the solid Earth; Earth's surface in flux; Earth's atmosphere and hydrosphere. 
      Prerequisite or Co-requisite: any 100-level, 3 credit hour GLG course (students enrolled in these courses are not required to take the lab).
Fourth Year, Semester 2
Course Name Hours
CMA 401 Capstone in Community Arts 3
MPF III Global Perspectives 3
MPT Thematic Sequence 3
ELECTIVE Elective 3
ELECTIVE Elective 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15

MPF III Global Perspectives

Recommended course options

  • SOC 153 Sociology in a Global Context
    Designed to develop the sociological imagination - an imagination that allows students to place themselves in a larger, ever-changing global world. Serves as a prerequisite for upper level sociology courses and as an entry course for the Sociology major, Sociology minors and thematic sequences.
  • ATH 175 Peoples of the World
    Provides an appreciation of human cultural, social, and linguistic variation around the world and through time. Develops anthropological and ethnographic approaches to understanding cultural differences and similarities in political, social and economic organization; marriage and family patterns; environment and beliefs systems; and other aspects of globalized human cultural life.
  • HST 197/198 World History
    Introduction to the origins and early development of individual civilizations prior to the period of Western European hegemony. Stresses interdependency and interrelations among cultures, and compares social, political, and religious experiences of peoples with one another.
  • GEO 101 Global Forces, Local Diversity
    Application of human geography concepts to patterns and processes of economic, political, and cultural changes at global, regional and local scales.

Abbreviation Key

MP-EL = Experiential Learning

MPF I = English Composition

MPF IIC = Social Science

MPF V = Mathematics, Formal Reasoning, Technology

MPT = Thematic Sequence

MP-AW = Advanced Writing

MPF = Global Miami Plan Foundation

MPF IIB = Humanities

MPF IV = Natural Science

MP-IP = Intercultural Perspectives

MPF IIA = Creative Arts

MPF III = Global Perspectives