Interdisciplinary studies major requirements
The course of study must follow a plan submitted to and approved by
the Interdisciplinary Studies Board of Study. The plan must
include the following:
- Twenty-four (24) upper-division semester hours in two
distinct disciplines, twelve credits in each discipline.
- First-year competency in two world languages or second-year
competency in one world language.
- Successful completion (2.0 minimum) of two junior seminars
in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS301).
- Successful completion of IDS498 (senior thesis I) and IDS499
(senior thesis II).
In addition, interdisciplinary studies majors are expected to work with their
advisors and the IDS Board of Study to choose a course of electives that will
not only deepen their major but also broaden their university degrees so that
they might graduate with an appreciation of myriad modes of inquiry and a
flexibility of method that will enrich not only the skills they will bring to
future employers, but also long lives of inquiry and civic engagement.
- Understanding of some multi-cultural transnational issues
- Familiarity with fundamental professional terminology of at
least two disciplines
- Competency in writing, reading, speaking and listening
- Ability to gather information via appropriate sources and to
evaluate information critically
- Ability to identify discrete methodologies in their shared
assumptions and distinct heuristic processes and use these
methodologies productively to define questions and explore
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