The IDS 401 Experience


In the IDS 401 Experience, you will arrange, plan and execute your own learning project. Whether you choose to do Applied Study or Directed Study, your experience will integrate both of your chosen interdisciplinary academic concentrations in a meaningful way.

During the experience, you’ll be guided in doing interdisciplinary application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The essence of the IDS 401 experience is application, and the more complex efforts that application enables. In IDS 401 you will apply the prerequisite interdisciplinary knowledge you acquired in earlier core courses, and the prerequisite disciplinary knowledge you acquired from your concentration areas. How you apply this knowledge takes the form of the higher-order skills: analysis, evaluation, and finally creation.

Course Requirements:

  • Completed IDS 201 or 301 AND IDS 302 with a C or better
  • Completed 2 courses in each concentration area. 
  • Complete an application for any of the three options by the posted deadline
  • In good academic standing: cumulative ASU GPA of 2.0 or better