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Spring 2007


General Education Info: GFR | GEP (for students starting Fall 2007)



INDS 330  Ways of Knowing Journeys and                            3 credits
          Transformations through the Arts                  

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG  This interdisciplinary
          course  is  designed to create  a venue in
          which   students  explore  and  experience
          moments  of transformation and inspiration
          through encounters with a set of carefully
          selected  works (excerpted  in some cases)
          from  music,  poetry, drama,  fiction, and
          the visual arts. The arts will be explored
          as  a  way  of  knowing  ourselves  in the
          world.   Related   themes   will  include:
          awakening,     journeying,    discovering,
          losing,   and   returning.  Students  will
          compare  classics  such  as  "The Odyssey"
          with  modern  interpretations such  as the
          musical    "Telemaca."   Interdisciplinary
          connections   among  text,  image,  music,
          movement,  and cognition  will be explored
          through   the  lenses  of  philosophy  and
          psychology.     Students     will     have
          opportunities  to  create  short  works of
          their  own in a variety  of media and will
          attend  various artistic  performances and
          exhibitions    at    UMBC.   Prerequisite:
          First-year  seminar or junior standing and
          by permission only.
[3239] 0101 MW.........1:00pm- 2:15pm (FA  529)       SPITZ, E


INDS 330H Ways of Knowing Journeys and                            3 credits
          Transformations through the Arts                  

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG  This interdisciplinary
          course  is  designed to create  a venue in
          which   students  explore  and  experience
          moments  of transformation and inspiration
          through encounters with a set of carefully
          selected  works (excerpted  in some cases)
          from  music,  poetry, drama,  fiction, and
          the visual arts. The arts will be explored
          as  a  way  of  knowing  ourselves  in the
          world.   Related   themes   will  include:
          awakening,     journeying,    discovering,
          losing,   and   returning.  Students  will
          compare  classics  such  as  "The Odyssey"
          with  modern  interpretations such  as the
          musical    "Telemaca."   Interdisciplinary
          connections   among  text,  image,  music,
          movement,  and cognition  will be explored
          through   the  lenses  of  philosophy  and
          psychology.     Students     will     have
          opportunities  to  create  short  works of
          their  own in a variety  of media and will
          attend  various artistic  performances and
          exhibitions    at    UMBC.   Prerequisite:
          First-year  seminar or junior standing and
          by permission only.
[3240] 0101 MW.........1:00pm- 2:15pm (FA  529)       SPITZ, E


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 430  Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar Global                3 credits
          Migrations                                        

(PermReq) Grade   Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  This  course
          examines   the   flow  of  people,  ideas,
          images,  commodities  and  capital  in the
          context  of  a  world in  rapid motion. We
          will  look  at  myriad  migrations  across
          national  boundaries  that draw  the world
          into  a  tapestry  of  interconnectedness.
          Through  exploration of materials from the
          disciplines    of    geography,   history,
          anthropology,   economics,   literary  and
          media studies and politics, we will try to
          grasp  the meaning and  lived character of
          this  interconnectedness from the birth of
          modernity   to   our  post-modern  period.
          Finally,  the  course  evaluates,  using a
          case  study  of  human migration  in three
          Western   societies,   how  the  migration
          process   is   socially,  psychologically,
          politically  and economically mediated and
          how  institutions  and policies  change in
          response.
[3245] 0101 Th.........1:00pm- 3:45pm (FA  529)       DONATO, P


INDS 430H Honors Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar                3 credits
          Global Migrations                                 

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[3246] 0101 Th.........1:00pm- 3:45pm (FA  529)       DONATO, P


INDS 480  Interdisciplinary Studies:Capstone Project               1 credit
          Seminar                                           

          Grade  Method: REG Designed to prepare all
          Interdisciplinary   Studies  students  for
          INDS  490. 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.
[3247] 0101 Tu.........4:00pm- 5:00pm (FA  529)       LANOUE, P


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.


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