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Interdisciplinary Studies(BIS) (IDST)

IDST 100    College and Career Development Seminar    1 Hour

Investigation of academic and career choices and the relationship between the two. Open to non-degree seeking students prior to high school graduation only.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021; spring 2022

IDST 175    University Experience    3 Hours

Special Requirements: For students with fewer than 36 semester hours or permission of instructor. Topics include: Critical thinking, information and technology literacy, exploration of majors and careers, study skills, personal development and campus resources information.

Equivalent(s): UCC 175C

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

IDST 176    Special Topics    1 Hour (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Exploration of a particular topic; varies by instructor and section. Repeatable for a maximum of 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Equivalent(s): UCC 176C

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

IDST 199    University Learning    3 Hours

Course will refine students' skills in critical thinking, reading, study skills, and information literacy. Students will explore majors and careers, personal development, and campus resources.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022; fall 2022

IDST 200    Interdicsiplinary Study Away Experience    1 Hour (repeatable max of 4 hrs)

This course examines the Study Away experience through face-to-face and online interactions during a semester-long Study Away program.

Prerequisite(s): (NSEA 999 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of NG or NSEB 999 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of NG)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

IDST 250    Prior Learning Portfolio Development    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Leads students through the development of a portfolio demonstrating prior college-level knowledge and skills in academic areas. Portfolio may be evaluated for academic credit not to exceed one-fourth of the major/minor nor one-fourth of the credit hours required for the credential. Note: Permission of instructor required.

Course Fee: $250

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

IDST 350    Interdisciplinary Studies Study Abroad    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised study of interdisciplinary studies in a study abroad program. Note: Consent of instructor required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2020

IDST 369    Career Related Field Experience    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised work experience related to a student's field of study or career goals with a cooperating business, industry, or agency. Course will include career-related learning activities and projects. Students are responsible for all internship-related transportation and travel. Note: Instructor permission is required and must have a declared major.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022; fall 2022

IDST 375    Seminar in Peer Mentoring    3 Hours

An introduction to effective mentoring techniques including an examination of mentoring theories and styles. Note: Permission of instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): UC 175

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021

IDST 376    Practicum in Peer Mentoring    1 Hour (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Supervised mentoring experience in appropriate first-year student setting. Note: Permission of instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): UC 375 with a minimum grade of B

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021

IDST 390    Applications of Interdisciplinary Studies    3 Hours

Application of interdisciplinary studies model to an overarching cultural concern or theme. Students will apply knowledge from different areas of study toward a specified research topic. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SC

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

IDST 395    Investigative Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies    3 Hours

A comprehensive exploration of different approaches to interdisciplinary studies as an academic research discipline or method. Note: Instructor permission may be required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022; fall 2022

IDST 399    Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

A detailed study of selected topics in interdisciplinary studies that lend themselves to interdiciplinary problem-solving. Note: Permission of instructor is required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2020; spring 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

IDST 400    Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Student Research Experience    1 Hour (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Prerequisite(s): Award of FUSE (Faculty Undergraduate Student Engagement) Grant from the Office of Academic Affairs and instructor permission. Students participate in a semester-long research/creative activity experience mentored by a faculty member, which is expected to lead to a presentation/performance of the research/creative work at an appropriate venue at a later date. Participants must also attend an orientation session and a follow-up session sponsored by the Office of Scholar Development. Repeatable up to two times for a maximum of three credit hours.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2022; fall 2022

IDST 495    Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone    3 Hours

Examination of interdisciplinary scholarship and problem solving, with application based on students' areas of emphasis in the major. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students in Interdisciplinary Studies(BIS) (558)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022; fall 2022

IDST 499    IDST Capstone Experience    1 Hour

Independent study requiring development of integrative project. Students must make arrangements in advance for supervision by a faculty member. Note: General Studies advisor approval required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2020; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021; winter 2022; spring 2022; fall 2022