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Integrated Studies

 
IS-Integrated Studies
IS 2000
Knowledge Integrated
3:3:0
Fall, Spring

Introduces questions or problems whose answers or solutions require the integration of ideas and disciplines. Focuses on ideas from a variety of cultural perspectives. Covers how important thinkers through history have approached difficult questions in ways that integrated disciplines. Provides the opportunity to complete written assignments based on research.

IS 300R
Introductory Topics in Integrated Studies
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
(PHIL 2050 or 205H or 205G) and (ENGL 2010 or 2020 or 201H or 202H) and University Advanced Standing

Introduces a variety of topics crossing disciplines in science, religion, philosophy, history, literature, business, technology and the arts. Topics vary from semester to semester, but course remains modular in structure. Research and writing intensive. Requires final research paper. Involves writing across the curriculum. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits toward graduation.

IS 350R
Topics in Integrated Studies
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
(PHIL 2050 or 205H or 205G) and (ENGL 2010 or 2020 or 201H or 202H) and University Advanced Standing

Examines a particular interdisciplinary topic; topics vary from semester to semester. Presents topics that cross one or more fields of academic specialty from the arts and sciences. Includes lecture, reading, discussion and research. Research and writing intensive, requires final research paper. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits toward graduation.

IS 495R
Interdisciplinary Lecture Series
1:1:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
University Advanced Standing

Explores connections between various academic disciplines. Provides a broadly based look at a range of disciplines. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits towards graduation.

IS 4980
Integrated Studies Capstone I
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
IS 300R or IS 350R; Junior or Senior Standing in the Integrated Studies bachelor degree; and University Advanced Standing

Focuses on a major research paper integrating the student's two emphases. Addresses theoretical and practical problems associated with research and writing that combine disciplines. Includes work with a committee throughout the semester. Taken first semester in the two-semester capstone sequence.

IS 4990
Integrated Studies Capstone II
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
IS 4980 and University Advanced Standing

Focuses on a major research paper (senior thesis) integrating the student's two or more emphases. Addresses theoretical and practical problems associated with research and writing that combine disciplines. Includes work with a committee throughout the semester, which must approve the written thesis. Requires the student to orally present the thesis in a formal defense. Taken second semester in a two-semester capstone sequence.