Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

IDST - Interdisciplinary Studies

IDST 2305 Topics Humn and Fine Arts

Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A thematic study of world art, music, drama and literature. Course themes will vary.


IDST 2310 Fine & Applied Arts in Civ

A thematic survey of the personalities, aesthetic goals, style traits, techniques, and landmark achievements in the various art media. Course themes will vary.


IDST 2315 Amer Diverse Cultural Heritage

A comparative examination of various genres (literature, art, music, etc.) from various disciplinary perspectives (history, sociology, art, literary studies, philosophy, etc.) of under-represented groups in America. Specific focus and themes may vary.


IDST 3000 Prof Life after College

This course will help prepare students to be successful in their professional lives after college. The course will include developing an Electronic Portfolio to be submitted to future employers in addition to a resume. Students will also learn to write effective resumes; how to use campus resources to find appropriate experiential learning opportunities including internships; and how to use campus resources to find appropriate graduate schools or employment opportunities.


IDST 3950 Special Topics

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

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IDST 4800 Plants & People of Latin Amer

Prerequisite: ANTH 1102 or BIOL 1100 or BIOL 1107 or BIOL 1120. Critical examination of the role neotropical plant resources have played in the culture, economics, and history of Latin America and the world. This course is repeatable for credit.


Cross Listed Courses

ANTH 4800, BIOL 4800

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: IDST 4930 or permission of the instructor. Senior Project. 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.

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IDST 4950 Special Topics

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

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