Requirements for the Major
in Great Plains Studies


The Major requires 30 credit hours in Great Plains courses, including the following:

  1. GPSP 170. Introduction to Great Plains Studies (3 cr.) [ES]
  2. GPSP 400. Seminar in Great Plains Studies (3 cr.) [IS]
  3. At least one course in each of the four core areas (12 cr. ) Human Heritage; Natural Environment; Social Environment; Arts and Humanities
  4. The remaining 12 hours can be taken from other courses listed under these categories, from at-large courses, or as independent study, except that no more than 3 hours of independent study will ordinarily be counted toward the major.

The courses should be chosen in such a way as to construct a thematically or professionally coherent program. At least 12 hours of course work must be at the 300 and 400 levels.

Up to 6 hours of suitable internship work can be included in the 30 hours required for the major, and Great Plains Studies students can pursue an internship with the Center or through Career Services: Student Jobs and Internships as part of their program.


Program Assessment

In order to assist the department in evaluating the effectiveness of its programs, majors will be required:

  1. To develop a portfolio consisting of materials from Great Plains course work, to be submitted to the undergraduate adviser at the conclusion of the Seminar in Great Plains Studies, GPSP 400. It should include the research paper from the Seminar, as well as papers from at least three other disciplines
  2. In the senior year, to participate in an exit interview. The undergraduate adviser will inform students of the scheduling and format of assessment activities.

    Results of participation in this assessment activity will in no way affect a student's GPA or graduation.

 

Requirements for the Minor
in Great Plains Studies


18 hours, at least 6 at 300 level or above, including:

  1. GPSP 170. Introduction to Great Plains Studies (3 cr.)
  2. GPSP 400. Great Plains Studies Seminar (3 cr.)
  3. Three hours each from three out of four core areas: Human Heritage; Natural Environment; Social Environment; Arts and Humanities
  4. Three hours to be chosen from among core courses, courses-at-large, internship, or independent study.

Advisor

Charles Braithwaite
Undergraduate Adviser
Center for Great Plains Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1155 Q Street, 504 Hewit Place
Lincoln, NE 68588-0245
(402) 472-6178