Intro to Interdisc. Studies
This course is designed to develop the mindset of a holistic thinker or inter-disciplinarian and that of a knowledge explorer, a participant observer and citizen leader in a culturally-diverse and interdependent world. The course is organized around instructional units and a number of related modules. It is based on a principle of ‘information-giving, information-receiving, and information-exchanging.’ Emphasis is placed on reading, reflection, web resources and enrichment lectures, action research, writing, dialogue, and debate.
- Understand the theory and practice of Interdisciplinary Studies
- Become acquainted with some of the key thinkers in various disciplines
- Acquire the requisite skills and attitudes to function effectively as a working professional and citizen leader in a pluralistic world community
- Identify concepts within disciplines and recognize the interdependent variables between disciplines
- Become aware of some of the major traditions, themes, and questions of our time
- Integrate and synthesize content from various disciplines
- Understand the basis of creative and critical thinking
- Use information technology for reliable and valid data collection for developing considered opinions
- Make informed decisions about their course selections
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