Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021


IDST 4930 Liberal Studies Capstone

Prerequisite: IDST 2930. This course introduces advanced topics in interdisciplinary research and prepares the student for IDST 4931 Senior Project. The two courses are typically completed in a two-semester progression during the student's graduating year. In this course, the student will acquire the skills of interdisciplinary research, assemble a student portfolio, complete a significant service learning experience, and produce a research proposal for an interdisciplinary independent study that serves as the Senior Project. An independent study or other substantial effort may be applied in the place of the Senior Capstone with the written permission of the Coordinator.


IDST 4931 Liberal Studies Senior Project

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. In his/her final semester, the student must complete an interdisciplinary project that integrates the various areas of study into a meaningful academic work, such as a research paper, thesis, gallery show, or performance.


IDST 4940 Independent Study

Prerequisite: Approval of director. Independent reading and reports arranged by the instructor according to the individual student's preparation, background, and needs.


IDST 4950 Special Topics

Prerequisite: Approval of the director. Advanced study of thematic and interdisciplinary topics of special interest.


IDST 4960 Internship

An individually designed and planned learning experience involving off-campus field experience and study in the private or public sector.


IDST 4995 Sustainability Capstone

Prerequisite: IDST 2050. Independent study capstone project, guided by sustainability-trained faculty, dedicated to implementing sustainability in the campus or community. Capstone projects are suited for Sustainability Fee, Coverdell, ENGAGE, or MURACE grants, and should work toward priorities identified by the Sustainability Council. Course can be aligned to coincide with capstone projects in the student's major.


IDST 4999 IDST Capstone

This seminar introduces advanced topics in interdisciplinary studies integrating information and methodologies of two or more disciplines. Course themes will vary.