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BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies

General Studies: L (3 credits)

Course Description

This course introduces interdisciplinary studies core knowledge, skills and integration in academic and applied settings.

Prerequisites to Enroll in BIS 301

Dual-concentration students must have:

  • An ASU GPA of 2.0 or better.
  • 25 credit hours earned (sophomore standing).
  • Completed the university requirements for First-Year Composition.
  • Completed the General Studies MA requirement (usually MAT 142) with a grade of D or better.
  • Activation of “BIS eligibility student group” by a BIS advisor.

BIS Organizational Studies students must have:

  1. An ASU GPA of 2.0 or better.
  2. 25 credit hours earned (sophomore standing).
  3. Completed the university requirements for First-Year Composition.
  4. Completed the General Studies MA requirement (usually MAT 142) with a grade of D or better.
  5. Completed BIS 300 with a grade of C or better.
  6. Activation of “BIS eligibility student group” by a BIS advisor.

BIS 301 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 BIS 301 will serve not only as a benchmark in your major, but will also provide you with some basic tools for future professional success.

BIS 301 Dave Thomas

My BIS 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.

BIS 301 Michael Rubinoff

This course explores 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. Class activities will provide you a full range of assignments, including the first steps in creating your own professional portfolio.  Success in BIS 301 will serve as a benchmark not only in your major, but provide you with some basic tools for future professional success.

BIS 301 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 BIS core, providing you an opportunity to explore, study, read, and discuss how innovative solutions are often the product of interdisciplinary work.  Success in BIS 301 will serve as a benchmark not only in your major, but provide you with some basic tools for future professional success.

BIS 301 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.