Core Classes

Core Classes

INTS 3100. Interdisciplinary Studies. 3 Hours.

Required of all Integrated Studies majors. Explores the epistemology, assumptions, research methods,

theories, and concepts of each student’s emphasis disciplines. Then focuses on the methods, practices,

and theories of interdisciplinary study through integrative approaches to complex issues. Students

should complete at least two courses in each of their emphases before they enroll in this course.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2010A (either Grade C or higher) and instructor permission. FA, SP.

INTS 3900. Interdisciplinary Topics. 3 Hours.

For all interested students; required of Integrated Studies students. Presents a topic, problem, or theme

from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Students experience the advantages and necessity of bringing

the knowledge, concepts, theories, and methods of multiple distinct disciplines to bear on

understanding complex issues and ideas and begin the process of integrating disciplines. Repeatable up

to 9 credits as topics vary. Prerequisite: ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2010A (Grade C or higher). FA, SP.

INTS 4950R. Integrated Studies Senior Thesis. 3 Hours.

This is a minimum two-semester Senior Research and Senior Thesis series that in some cases may

extend to three semesters and that provides the culminating experience in the Integrated Studies

baccalaureate program. The first semester of this two-semester course focuses on research methods

and scholarly writing as students identify project topics and prepare formal proposals for review and

approval. In the second semester students develop their thesis topic, theme, issue, or problem and

relate their two areas of concentration through careful analysis and creative synthesis, producing a

major senior thesis project that exhibits skill in interdisciplinary understanding. Repeatable up to 9

credits subject to graduation requirements. Prerequisites: INTS 3100 (Grade C or higher), senior status,

and instructor permission. FA, SP, SU.