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Interdisciplinary Studies

INDS 330 (3.00)

Ways of Knowing

How can the insights from various disciplines inform our understanding of difficult issues? This course explores 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. Recommended Course Preparation:ENGL 226 Grammar and Usage of Standard English.
   Course ID: 054977
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Ways Of Knowing
   Course Equivalents: INDS 330H
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete ENGL100 with a C or better.

INDS 330H (3.00)

Ways of Knowing

How can the insights from various disciplines inform our understanding of difficult issues? This course explores 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.
   Course ID: 100015
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Ways Of Knowing
   Course Equivalents: INDS 330
   Attributes: Writing Intensive

INDS 400 (1.00 - 3.00)

Interdisciplinary Studies: Independent Study

Independent study or research with a faculty mentor focused on an issue related to the capstone
   Course ID: 054978
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Course Equivalents: INDS 400H

INDS 400H (1.00 - 3.00)

Interdisciplinary Studies: Honors Independent Study

Independent study or research.
   Course ID: 054979
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Course Equivalents: INDS 400

INDS 410 (1.00 - 6.00)

Interdisciplinary Studies: Internships

Internships are encouraged in Interdisciplinary Studies. Students may request up to six credits of internship experience. Requests for more than six credits must be approved by the director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Permission is granted after proposal is approved.
   Course ID: 054980
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

INDS 430 (3.00 - 6.00)

Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar

A seminar designed to examine the integrative nature of interdisciplinary studies through readings, discussions and class presentations on important topics that cut across academic disciplines.
   Course ID: 054981
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Sem In Culture & Policy, Complementary Medicine, Publ Poli And Publ Spkng, Nuclear Issues/Terrorism, Technology Trends, Designing Sustain Envir, Imaging/Writing Environ, Imaging & Writing Env, Public Speaking & Public, Green Writing, Leadership: Inds Persp, Creative Endeavors Math, Interdis Seminar, Imaging Writing Enivron, Leadership, Global Migrations, Global Society, Global Society: Prospect, Africana Studies, The Business Of Medicine, In Search Of The City, Lead (Pb):Scie And Soci, Modern Iran - Inds Study, Greenway Designs Se, Sustainable Design: the Unive, Food: An Interdisciplinary Exploration, Integrative Medicine
   Course Equivalents: INDS 430H

INDS 430H (3.00 - 6.00)

Honors Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar

A seminar designed to examine the integrative nature of interdisciplinary studies through readings, discussions and class presentations on important topics that cut across academic disciplines.
   Course ID: 054982
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Sem In Culture & Policy, Complementary Medicine, Publ Poli And Publ Spkng, Nuclear Issues/Terrorism, Technology Trends, Imaging/Writing Environ, Imaging & Writing Env, Public Speaking & Public, Inds Honors Seminar, Green Writing, Design Sustainable Envrn, Interdisciplary Studies, Leadership: Inds Persp, Creative Endeavors Math, Interdis Seminar, Imaging Writing Enivron, Leadership, Creative Math Endeavors, Global Migrations, Global Society, Global Society: Prospect, Africana Studies, The Business Of Medicine, Interdis: Honors Seminar, Modern Iran, In Search Of The City, Lead (Pb):Scie And Soci, Greenway Designs Se, Sustainable Design, the Univer, Food and Interdisciplinary Explanation, Integrative Medicine
   Course Equivalents: INDS 430

INDS 480 (2.00)

Interdisciplinary Studies:Capstone Project Seminar

This seminar is designed to prepare students for INDS 490: Capstone Project in Interdisciplinary Studies. With consultation from faculty mentors, students will develop and submit a proposal for a capstone project. Strategies for conducting interdisciplinary research and designing a cohesive, integrated, manageable project will be discussed.
   Course ID: 054985
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: INDS 330

INDS 490 (3.00)

Interdisciplinary Studies: Capstone Project

An independent study or other creative effort demonstrating the accomplishment of the approved objectives in the student's interdisciplinary studies proposal. Permission to register will be granted from the Interdisciplinary Studies Office after the student submits a written statement describing the capstone project, which has been approved and signed by the faculty advisors.
   Course ID: 054986
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Course Equivalents: INDS 490H
   Requirement Group: INDS 480

INDS 490H (4.00)

Interdisciplinary Studies: Capstone Project -- Honors

An independent study or other creative effort demonstrating the accomplishment of the approved objectives in the student's interdisciplinary studies proposal. Permission to register will be granted from an Interdisciplinary Studies advisor after the student submits the completed INDS 490 form, which has been approved and signed by the faculty mentors.
   Course ID: 054987
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Course Equivalents: INDS 490