Interdisciplinary Studies Minor (Hutchins Minor)

The Hutchins Minor is designed to help students studying in a traditional discipline understand the relation that their field of study bears to a number of other areas of inquiry and expertise. An Interdisciplinary Studies Minor consists of 20 units, taken in the Hutchins School, and is distributed as follows:

Required courses:
LIBS 302: Introduction to Liberal Studies (3 units) (students continuing from the LIBS lower division are exempt)
LIBS 402 or 403: Senior Synthesis (4 units)

Students then have a choice of courses from the following list (13 units total must be taken):
LIBS 304: We Hold These Truths (3 units)
LIBS 308: Practice of Culture (3 units)
LIBS 320 (A, B, C, or D): Hutchins Core Seminars (3 units)
LIBS 310/410: Directed Study (1-4 units)
LIBS 399: Student-Taught Courses (2 units)
Total units: 20

Students in the Interdisciplinary Studies Minor must complete LIBS 202 or 302 before they will be allowed to take a seminar (LIBS 320). In consultation with an academic advisor, students will select interdisciplinary core seminars and other courses offered in the Minor, and then complete LIBS 402 or 403 during their final semester at Sonoma State, which examines the student’s Major field of study in relation to other disciplinary perspectives.