Example Course Combinations and Focus Areas

As part of the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, students must complete 24 upper-level hours. Although those hours can be in any discipline, students needing online classes or those who take classes primarily on the Greenville campus may elect to complete one of the focus areas listed below. The courses listed are taught regularly on the Spartanburg campus and either online or on the USC Upstate Greenville Campus at the University Center Greenville. These focus areas are examples of class combinations; other combinations are possible, particularly for students taking classes on the Spartanburg campus.

Focus Areas

  • Technology and Communications
  • Technology and Management
  • Communications and Management
  • Informatics and Management
  • Informatics and Communications
  • Informatics and Technology 
  • Child Advocacy and Communications
  • Child Advocacy and Management
  • Nonprofit Administration and Communications
  • Nonprofit Administration and Management
  • Nonprofit Administration and Informatics
  • Nonprofit Administration and Child Advocacy 

Specific courses for each focus area

Technology and Communications
Engineering Technology Management Courses - Choose From:   Hours
ETMG 320: Engineering Cost Analysis 
ETMG 330: Engineering Work Analysis 
ETMG 410: Engineering Teams Theory and Practice 
ETMG 420: Engineering Project Management 

 

Communications Course - Choose from:  Hours 
JOUR 303: Law and Ethics of the Mass Media 
JOUR 328: Fundamentals of Public Relations
JOUR 450: Women in the Media 
JOUR 480: Diversity in the Media
SPCH 301: Theories/Principals of Human Communication  3
SPCH 303: Ethics in Human Communication   
SPCH 310: Interpersonal Communication 
SPCH 448: Organizational Communication
Technology and Management
Engineering Technology Management Courses - Choose from:  Hours
ETMG 320: Engineering Cost Analysis 
ETMG 330: Engineering Work Analysis  
ETMG 410: Engineering Teams Theory And Practice 
ETMG 420: Engineering Project Management 

 

Business Courses - Choose From:  Hours: 
ACCT 347: Legal Environment of Business
MKTG 350: Principles of Marketing 
MKTG 351: Consumer Behavior 
MGMT 371: Principles of Organizational Management 
MGMT 374: Management of Human Resources 
Communication and Management
Business Courses - Choose from:  Hours 
ACCT 347: Legal Environment of Business  
MKTG 350: Principles of Marketing 
MKTG 351: Consumer Behavior 
MGMT 371: Principles of Organizational Management 
MGMT 374: Management of Human Resources 

 

Communications Course - Choose from: Hours 
JOUR 303: Law and Ethics of Mass Media
JOUR 328: Fundamentals of Public Relations
JOUR 450: Women in the Media 
JOUR 480: Diversity in the Media 
SPCH 301: Theories/Principles of Human Communication 
SPCH 303: Ethics in Human Communication 
SPCH 310: Interpersonal Communication 
SPCH 448: Organizational Communication  3
Informatics and Management
Informatics Course - Choose from:  Hours 
INFO 303: Organizational Informatics and IT Platforms 3
INFO 305: Social Informatics  
INFO 307: Systematic Innovation   3
INFO 345: Technical Communication and Presentation  
INFO 346: Communication and New Technology 
INFO 423: Human-Machine Interaction 

 

Business Courses - Choose from:  Hours 
ACCT 347: Legal Environment of Business 
MKTG 350: Principles of Marketing 
MKTG 351: Consumer Behavior 
MGMT 371: Principles of Organizational Management 
MGMT 374: Management of Human Resources 
Informatics and Communication
Informatics Course - Choose from:  Hours 
INFO 303: Organizational Informatics and IT Platforms 
INFO 305: Social Informatics 
INFO 307: Systematic Innovation 
INFO 345: Technical Communication and Presentation 
INFO 346: Communication and New Technology 
INFO 423: Human-Machine Interaction 

 

Communications Courses - Choose from:   Hours
JOUR 303: Law and Ethics of Mass Media 
JOUR 328: Fundamentals of Public Relations 
JOUR 450: Women in the Media 
JOUR 480: Diversity in the Media 
SPCH 301: Theories/Principles of Human Communication 
SPCH 303: Ethics in Human Communication  3
SPCH 310: Interpersonal Communication 
SPCH 448: Organizational Communication
Informatics and Technology
Informatics Course - Choose from:  Hours 
INFO 303: Organizational Informatics and IT Platforms 
INFO 305: Social Informatics 
INFO 307: Systematic Innovation 
INFO 345: Technical Communication and Presentation 
INFO 346: Communication and New Technology 
INFO 423: Human-Machine Interaction 

 

Engineering Technology Management Courses - Choose from:  Hours 
ETMG 320: Engineering Cost Analysis 
ETMG 330: Engineering Work Analysis 
ETMG 410: Engineering Teams Theory and Practice 
ETMG 420: Engineering Project Management 
Child Advocacy and Communication
Child Advocacy Courses - Choose from:  Hours 
CAST 301: Introduction to Child Maltreatment 
CAST 401: Child Advocacy I: System Responses 
CAST 402: Child Advocacy II: Prevention and Intervention 
CAST 499: Child Advocacy Internship 
CRJU 350: Victimology 
PSY 203: Developmental Psychology (GTC) 

 

Communications Courses - Choose from:   Hours
JOUR 303: Law and Ethics of Mass Media 
JOUR 328: Fundamentals of Public Relations 
JOUR 450: Women in the Media 
JOUR 480: Diversity in the Media 
SPCH 301: Theories/Principles of Human Communication 
SPCH 303: Ethics in Human Communication 
SPCH 310: Interpersonal Communication 
SPCH 448: Organizational Communication 
Child Advocacy and Management
Business Courses - Choose from:  Hours 
ACCT 347: Legal Environment of Business 
MKTG 350: Principles of Marketing 
MKTG 351: Consumer Behavior 
MGMT 371: Principles of Organizational Management 
MGMT 374: Management of Human Resources 

 

Child Advocacy Courses - Choose from:  Hours
CAST 301: Introduction to Child Maltreatment 
CAST 401: Child Advocacy I: System Responses 
CAST 402: Child Advocacy II: Prevention and Intervention 
CAST 499: Child Advocacy Internship 
CRJU 350: Victimology 
PSY 203: Developmental Psychology (GTC) 
Nonprofit Administration and Communication
Nonprofit Courses - Choose from:  Hours 
NPAD 301: Nonprofit Sector in U.S. 
NPAD 302: Nonprofit Leadership 
NPAD 303: Nonprofit Financial Administration 
NPAD 304: Fundraising for Nonprofit Organisations  
NPAD 401: Topics in Nonprofit Leadership 

 

Communications Courses - Choose from:   Hours
JOUR 303: Law and Ethics of Mass Media 
JOUR 328: Fundamentals of Public Relations 
JOUR 350: Social and Emerging Media 
JOUR 480: Diversity in the Media 
SPCH 301: Theories/Principles of Human Communication 
SPCH 303: Ethics of Human Communication 
SPCH 310: Interpersonal Communication 
SPCH 448: Organizational Communication 
Nonprofit Administration and Management
Nonprofit Courses - Choose from:  Hours 
NPAD 301: Nonprofit Sector in U.S. 
NPAD 302: Nonprofit Leadership 
NPAD 303: Nonprofit Financial Administration 
NPAD 304: Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations 
NPAD 401: Topics in Nonprofit Leadership

 

Business Courses - Choose from:   Hours
ACCT 347: Legal Environment of Business 
MKTG 350: Principles of Marketing 
MKTG 351: Consumer Behavior 
MGMT 371: Principles of Organizational Management 
 MGMT 374: Management of Human Resources
Nonprofit Administration and Informatics
Nonprofit Courses - Choose from:  Hours 
NPAD 301: Nonprofit Sector in US 
NPAD 302: Nonprofit Leadership 
NPAD 303: Nonprofit Financial Administration 
NPAD 304: Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations 
NPAD 401: Topics in Nonprofit Leadership

 

Informatics Courses - Choose from:   Hours
INFO 303: Organizational Informatics and IT Platforms 
INFO 305: Social Informatics 
INFO 307: Systematic Innovation 
INFO 345: Technical Communication and Presentation 
INFO 346: Communication and New Technology 
INFO 423: Human Machine Interaction 
Nonprofit Administration and Child Advocacy
Nonprofit Courses - Choose from:  Hours 
NPAD 301: Nonprofit Sector in US 
NPAD 302: Nonprofit Leadership 
NPAD 303: Nonprofit Financial Administration 
NPAD 304: Fundraising for Nonprofit Organization 
NPAD 401: Topics in Nonprofit Leadership 

 

Child Advocacy Courses - Choose from:    Hours
CAST 301: Introduction to Child Maltreatment 
CAST 401: Child Advocacy I: System Responses 
CAST 402: Child Advocacy II: Prevention and Intervention 
CAST 499: Child Advocacy Internship 
CRJU 350: Victimology 
PSY 203: Developmental Psychology (GTC)