INDS 330 Ways of Knowing Understanding Aids 3 credits Grade Method: REG How can the insights from various disciplines inform our understanding of difficult issues? This course explores the methods of different academic disciplines and their implications for an interdisciplinary understanding of complex problems. Each year students will examine a compelling issue (e.g. AIDS, energy policy) by integrating the contributions of several disciplines. Students will develop skills in interdisciplinary research and problem-solving, oral and written communication, and in integrating diverse perspectives. Different truths are told about AIDS. This semester, we will study the AIDS phenomenon through the following disciplinary frameworks: art/literature, biochemistry and public policy. We will conduct investigations into viral activity, the development of risk populations, the implementation of public policy, the stereotypes and assumptions made explicit in film/television narratives, artists' and writers' responses, and the complex interactions among local and global groups. As we look critically at the differing understandings produced about AIDS, you will: hone your ability to recognize the contributions and limitations of various approaches, learn how to integrate those approaches to produce a more thorough analysis of AIDS and produce your own ideas about how you can articulate interdisciplinary approaches in the topics and issues that interest you. Also listed as WMST 390H.This course is team taught by Professors Jodi Kelber-Kaye and Piotr Gwiazda.  0101 MW.........1:00pm- 2:15pm (ITE 239) GWIAZDA, P INDS 330H Ways of Knowing Understanding Aids - 3 credits Honors (PermReq) Grade Method: REG Please refer to the course description listed under INDS330.  0101 MW.........1:00pm- 2:15pm (ITE 239) KELBER-KAYE, J INDS 400 Interdisciplinary Studies: Independent 1-3 credits Study (PermReq) Grade Method: REG Individual Instruction course: contact department or instructor to obtain section number. INDS 400H Interdisciplinary Studies: Honors 1-3 credits Independent Study (PermReq) Grade Method: REG Individual Instruction course: contact department or instructor to obtain section number. INDS 410 Interdisciplinary Studies: Internships 1-4 credits Grade Method: P-F Individual Instruction course: contact department or instructor to obtain section number. INDS 430A Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar Creative 3 credits Endeavors in Mathematics (PermReq) Grade Method: REG The goal of this course is to foster creative interdisciplinary interactions in mathematics. Each student will work in a field of his or her interest (for example art, music, literature, but not limited to these) on a project involving a significant amount of mathematics. These projects will be chosen in conjunction with the instructor and the goal will be to create something accessible to non-mathematicians. In addition, all students will participate in the development of a creative exhibition on calculus aimed at non-mathematicians, planned for the UMBC library gallery. The focus will be on non-traditional ideas (e.g. a video game that illustrates tangents and slopes) that will present the topic in original, accessible and engaging ways. Class time will be used for the presentation and workshopping of projects in the progress and the discussion of assigned reading. Recommended prerequisite: MATH 221.This is a permission required course. Also listed as MATH 390.  0101 MW.........5:30pm- 6:45pm (ACIV007) SURI, M INDS 430H Honors Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar 3 credits Creative Endeavors in Mathematics (PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD See course description under INDS430A.  0101 MW.........5:30pm- 6:45pm (ACIV007) SURI, M INDS 480 Interdisciplinary Studies:Capstone Project 1 credit Seminar (PermReq) Grade Method: REG This seminar is designed to prepare all Interdisciplinary Studies students for INDS 490 Interdisciplinary Studies: Capstone Project. With consultation from faculty advisors, students will develop and submit a proposal for a capstone project. Strategies for doing interdisciplinary research and designing a cohesive, integrated, manageable project will be discussed. Permission Required course. This course is team-taught by Professors Patricia LaNoue and Jeannie Brown Leonard.  0101 M..........7:10pm- 8:10pm (FA 529) LEONARD, J  0102 Tu.........4:00pm- 5:00pm (FA 529) LEONARD, J INDS 490 Interdisciplinary Studies: Capstone 3 credits Project (PermReq) Grade Method: REG Individual Instruction course: contact department or instructor to obtain section number. INDS 490H Interdisciplinary Studies: Capstone 4 credits Project -- Honors (PermReq) Grade Method: REG Individual Instruction course: contact department or instructor to obtain section number.