Course Descriptions



Interdisciplinary Seminar

Credit(s): 3

This course integrates a range of disciplines, including social sciences, the arts, history, literature, philosophy, and natural sciences, to explore issues related to community, sustainability and/or humanity's role in maintaining public and environmental health in the 21st century. Utilizing experiential learning, writing across the curriculum, reading, research, and special projects, students use problem-solving skills to explore these issues. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Corequisites: ENGL-101 or have the appropriate test scores: COMPASS Writing >94, ACT English >25, SAT Verbal >570


Integrative Inquiry

Credit(s): 3

This course develops student's ability to collaboratively inquire using at least two disciplinary perspectives or frames of reference on a chosen theme, issue, problem or concept to complete a learning product, project, or presentation. As part of the course, students will develop their capacity to critically reflect on their learning process and how values, ethical considerations and non-cognitive factors shape their learning. The specific content for this course will vary depending on the term.



Credit(s): 1

This course is an off-campus experience designed to give students the opportunity to apply their chosen areas of interdisciplinary study to specific community-related or employment-related situations. Internships are overseen by a faculty member either in the interdisciplinary studies program or in one of the student's main areas of study. Eight credits maximum can be applied toward graduation. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor