An Interdisciplinary Arts Major at Providence consists of selecting one concentration from the Humanities (English literature, history, or philosophy) and a second concentration from one of the Social Sciences (anthropology, psychology, or sociology). Together, the humanities and social sciences form the foundation of classic higher education, because though they employ different methods of analysis, they share in common the study of people. Even the option of replacing one of the concentrations with biology is another way of studying people, just as replacing one of the concentrations with mathematics is studying one way that people solve problems. Whatever your choice, you will acquire an advanced ability to think analytically, critically, and creatively.
*This program fulfills the requirements for entrance into the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg and Brandon University. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For entry to the Interdisciplinary Arts major or the Interdisciplinary Arts Advanced major, the prerequisite is a grade of "C" or better in any 3 credit hour course in the two disciplines you select as concentrations. For students who have taken additional courses toward the major, a minimum GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses, excluding failed courses.
For entry to the Interdisciplinary Arts Honours major students must have 45 credit hours of accumulated academic credit, with 18 credit hours in Arts and Sciences including 6 credit hours of introductory courses in each of the disciplines selected as concentrations, and a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Choose one concentration from both lists, or, if you want to study math or science, replace one of the concentrations with either of those study areas.
Humanities Concentration Options
Social Sciences Concentration Options
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.
Dennis Hiebert, Ph.D. (Program Coordinator)Professor of Sociology
Yinka Bammeke, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Mathematics
Brianne Collins, Ph.D. (Cand.) Assistant Professor of Psychology
Rebecca Dielschneider, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biology
Michael Gilmour, Ph.D. Professor of New Testament & English Literature
Luann Hiebert, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of English Literature
Val Hiebert, Ph.D. (Cand.) Assistant Professor of Sociology
Patricia Janzen Loewen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of History
Morgan Mulenga, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology
Hendrik van der Breggen, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Philosophy
Graduates build careers in a vast array of human or social services, including humanitarian aid, social work, disaster relief, human resources, social policy analysis, education, criminal justice, counseling, civil service, law, community affairs, journalism, and much, much more. Some first pursue graduate studies in a related field.