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Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses: 301

IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary

Course Description

The history of interdisciplinarity and methods of integrating knowledge and insights from multiple perspectives.

Prerequisites to Enroll in IDS 301

Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies or Interdisciplinary Studies (Organizational Studies) major

 

IDS 301 Course Descriptions

Matthew Rodgers

This course introduces concepts and methods of interdisciplinary study by critically examining anticipated 21st-century workplace and civic trends. This semester, we will explore interdisciplinarity and integration in academic contexts. BIS 301 is the first component of the BIS core, providing you an opportunity to explore, study, read and discuss how innovative solutions are often the product of interdisciplinary work. Success in IDS 301 will serve not only as a benchmark in your major, but will also provide you with some basic tools for future professional success.

Dave Thomas

IDS 301 has a strong focus on transferable interdisciplinary contemporary workplace skills.  We do a lot of team activities, explore integration through research on relevant disciplinary perspectives, the use of analogical thinking in interdisciplinary creativity, integrative team skills, and interdisciplinary team leadership.

Michael Rubinoff

This course explores interdisciplinarity and integration in academic contexts.  IDS 301 is the first component of the Interdisciplinary Studies core, providing you an opportunity to explore, study, read, and discuss how innovative solutions are often the product of interdisciplinary work. Class activities will provide you a full range of assignments, including the first steps in creating your own professional portfolio.  Success in IDS 301 will serve as a benchmark not only in your major, but provide you with some basic tools for future professional success.

Paul Cassell

This course introduces the core knowledge, skills, and values necessary to do interdisciplinary work successfully in academic and applied settings.  It is the first component of the Interdisciplinary Studies core, providing you an opportunity to explore, study, read, and discuss how innovative solutions are often the product of interdisciplinary work.  Success in IDS 301 will serve as a benchmark not only in your major, but provide you with some basic tools for future professional success.

Michael Feyrer

Introduces students to concepts and methods of interdisciplinary study. Examines modern workplace and civic trends, academic disciplinary dynamics, and practical applications of interdisciplinarity in local and global issues.