Interdisciplinary Studies Courses (IDS)

IDS 1101
Citizenship to address Global Challenges (3)
  Students will build knowledge and skills for globally competent citizenship and public service to address global challenges (population, resources, technology, information, economies, governance) faced in the 21st century.
IDS 2200
Crossroads: Sophomore Interdisciplinary Seminar in Creative Thinking (3)
  This seminar examines specific academic themes from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives that reach across the human, natural, and social sciences. By capitalizing on the distinctive methodologies offered by faculty members from different academic disciplines, the seminar involves students and faculty in creating original approaches to course Prerequisites: completion of 29 hours of coursework by the start of the seminar; written statement of interest to Seminar faculty; 3.0 grade point average, ENG 1101 with a grade of B or better.
IDS 2201
Applications in Civic Engagement (3)
  An overview of strategies for civic enrichment that engage various forms of community capital (social, religious and governing institutions, citizens, and business/economic interests) to address defined civic issues. Focus is given to diagnosing civic issues, developing and implementing an intervention and evaluating its impact.
IDS 4495
Capstone Experience in Public Service and civic Engagement (3)
  300 hour field experience internship based at a community agency, healthcare facility, school or government agency focused on application of student’s personal plan for community engagement and public leadership. Through the course, students will build applied public leadership skills and use various applications and strategies for civic enrichment.
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