Interdisciplinary Studies: Course List

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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
IST-106

Adult Learning Seminar

In this course, students will explore principles of adult learning, apply the basics of effective communication, begin the development of critical and creative thinking, articulate the meaning and value of a major in Interdisciplinary Studies, demonstrate skill in interdisciplinary problem solving, creaqte an electronic learning portfolio, and explore the process of earning credit for prior learning.

Prerequisites
P: IST or BA-IST major.
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Spring
    Fall
    IST-400

    Capstone: Synthesis and Assessment of Learning

    This course helps students synthesize the learning experienced in the Interdisciplinary Studies major, area(s) of emphasis, and core liberal studies courses. Students will demonstrate an integration of problem-solving abilities form multiple fields of study. The capstone provides a platform for discussion, reflection, and discovery about the meaning and value of an interdisciplinary education.

    Prerequisites
    P: Interdisciplinary Studies major; earned cr > or = 99.
      Credits3
      IND Study
      IST-478

      Honors in the Major

      An individual contract is developed in consultation with a faculty member who is proficient in the subject matter of the topic and the Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies program.

      Prerequisites
      P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.
        Credits1-12
        IND Study
        IST-497

        Internship

        Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

        Prerequisites
        P: Junior standing; IST or BAS-IST major; 2.75 gpa.
        • Course is repeatable to 12 credits.
        Credits1-4
        IND Study
        IST-498

        Independent Study

        Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

        Prerequisites
        P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
        • Course is repeatable for credit.