2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies (INT)

INT 210  Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies  (3 Credits)  

The first in a series of Interdisciplinary Studies courses to introduce students to concepts of Interdisciplinary Studies. INT 210 introduces students to concepts of Interdisciplinary Studies. Students are introduced to the academic disciplines, interdisciplinary concepts and theories as well as the importance of research, communication, and critical thinking in interdisciplinary studies.

INT 290  Principles of Africana Studies  (3 Credits)  

Principles of Africana Studies provides students, with exposure to the field of Africana Studies -, the study of people of African descent across the, globe/diaspora. The course engages students in an, interdisciplinary review of what is Africana, Studies and addresses the major concepts, theories, and principles involved in Africana Studies. This, course is required to fulfill the requirements for, the minor in Africana Studies.

INT 308  Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies  (3 Credits)  

Survey of major concepts and processes that explain interdisciplinary; the influences of culture, socialization and language on meanings of social interaction and critical thinking, and interdisciplinary research; the consequences of modernism, postmodernism and globalization for contemporary living. Social science paradigms such as feminist and Afro-centric ideas are explored in order to develop analytic and synthetic insights related to beliefs, values, laws and actions of human groups.

INT 308H  Honors Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies  (3 Credits)  

This course changed to INT 311 (see below)

INT 311  Principles of Interdisciplinary Studies  (3 Credits)  

The second required course in a sequence of Interdisciplinary Studies core courses, utilizing a problem-based approach, INT 308 reviews, enhances and further develops key concepts, principles, theories, and ideas of Interdisciplinary Studies. Emphasis is on therole of the academic disciplines, integration, and research in Interdisciplinary Studies.

INT 311H  Honors Principles of Interdisciplinary Studies  (3 Credits)  

The second required course in a sequence of Interdisciplinary Studies core courses, utilizing a problem-based approach, INT 311 reviews, enhances, and further develops key concepts, principles, theories and ideas of Interdisciplinary Studies. Emphasis is on the role of the academic disciplines, integration, and research in interdisciplinary studies.

INT 322  Approaches to Critical Analysis  (3 Credits)  

Examination of how characteristic logical constructs are employed in reading, writing, and speech acts; modeling and application of modes of analysis that develop critical thinking skills and flexible orientation toward reading and writing. Focus on current themes and issues in globalization.

INT 322H  Honors Approaches to Critical Analysis  (3 Credits)  

The third course in the sequence of Interdisciplinary Studies core courses develops the foundational skills necessary to identify, understand, and evaluate arguments as they relate to the integration of disciplinary knowledge. The course defines, develops, and examines modes of reasoning with an emphasis on reading, writing, and presenting contemporary issues.

INT 350  Trends and Issues in Diverse Population  (3 Credits)  

This course is specifically and sequentially designed for the ELEMENTARY EDUCATION major. Appropriate curriculum modifications dealing with diverse populations will be emphasized. The course includes discussion of inclusion, transition and life skills for children with exceptionalities. Curriculum materials, assessment techniques and instructional strategies are presented from the perspective of culture, race, class, and gender identities. Ten hours of observation is required for this course.

INT 360  Foundations of Research in Interdisciplinary Studies  (3 Credits)  

Introduces students to research design, with particular focus on social, scientific and humanities- based approaches. As part of the sequence of core Interdisciplinary Studies courses, INT 360 investigates proper uses of selected quantitative and/or qualitative approaches according to the interdisciplinary issue at hand. Students will practice interdisciplinarity by synthesizing concepts from different disciplines and applying multiple research methods.

INT 360H  Honors Foundations of Research in Interdisciplinary Studies  (3 Credits)  

Exploration of relationships between social theory and the interdisciplinary process; investigates rationales and appropriate applications of qualitative and quantitative research methods; examines techniques for formulating thesis statements and hypotheses; reviews salient factors for developing valid and reliable questionnaires and constructs researchable proposals.

INT 375  Language and Society  (3 Credits)  

A core Interdisciplinary Studies course that highlights the social, political, economic and identifying role of language in our world. Students are introduced to the jargon of disciplines, basics in socio- linguistics, globalization, the spread of English as an hegemonic language, and the role of language in our understanding the world on macro and micro levels.

INT 376  African American Language & Culture  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces African American Language,, the linguistic and discourse practices of Black, U.S. communities. Students examine its historical, development, the diversity/continuity of features, within this branch of Africana orality, issues, surrounding its use, and its reciprocal, significance to the Black Experience.

INT 399A  The Black Woman  (3 Credits)  

A Junior level course providing opportunities to study, examine, research and review topics, ideas and issues of special interdisciplinary interest.

INT 399B  Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Stud  (3 Credits)  

A Junior level course providing opportunities to, study, examine, research and review topics, ideas, and issues of special interdisciplinary interest.

INT 399C  Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Stud  (3 Credits)  

A Junior level course providing opportunities to, study, examine, research and review topics, ideas, and issues of special interdisciplinary interest.

INT 399D  Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Stud  (3 Credits)  

A Junior level course providing opportunities to, study, examine, research and review topics, ideas, and issues of special interdisciplinary interest.

INT 399E  Interdisciplinarity of Religion  (3 Credits)  

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INT 399F  Africant American Language and Culture  (3 Credits)  

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INT 411  Ideas and Their Influences  (3 Credits)  

This upper-level Interdisciplinary Studies course examines key philosophical thoughts or themes from an interdisciplinary perspective. The course utilizes students' own ideas and integrates major philosophical thoughts and ideas coming from major world institutions - religion, government, family, and education. Broadly, students examine and process a plurality of ideas, in order to critically conceptualize and investigate epistemology or how do we know what we know.

INT 411H  Ideas and Their Influences  (3 Credits)  

This upper-level Interdisciplinary Studies course examines key philosophical thoughts or themes from an interdisciplinary perspective. The course utilizes students' own ideas and integrates major philosophical thoughts and ideas coming from major world institutions - religion, government, family, and education. Broadly, students examine and process a plurality of ideas, in order to critically conceptualize and investigate epistemology or how do we know what we know.

INT 412  Contemporary Globalization  (3 Credits)  

This upper level Interdisciplinary Studies course exposes students to the reality of (post) modern globalization and focuses on contemporary, real world problems of high complexity. The course provides students with interdisciplinary tools for addressing global problems and offers space for producing interdisciplinary solutions.

INT 412H  Honors Contemporary Globalization  (3 Credits)  

This upper level Interdisciplinary Studies course exposes students to the reality of (post) modern globalization and focuses on contemporary, real world problems of high complexity. The course provides students with interdisciplinary tools for addressing global problems and offers space for producing interdisciplinary solutions.

INT 470  Sr Seminar  (3 Credits)  

Capstone course for Interdisciplinary Studies majors which provides a general review of the prerequisites for Inerdisciplinary Studies core courses and provides students with practical preparation for employment opportunities. Students demonstrate their learned interdisciplinarity through the completion of an Interdisciplinary Studies capstone project (outputs include development of an electronic portfolio, mock interviews, resume building, presentations and papers).

INT 475  Interdisciplinary Studies Internship  (3 Credits)  

Practical development of interdisciplinary knowledge and skills in a field related to students' concentration area(s) performing various duties at an agency, organization, or corporation pre-approved by internship professor. The agency supervisor and internship professor direct each student in tasks and outputs. A minimum number of logged hours required.

INT 477  Sr Thesis  (3 Credits)  

Holistic, integrative research processes that integrate concepts, language and paradigms of selected disciplines actualized via current career-based employment to collect data for analysis, synthesis, and interpretation of findings. This application based project utilizes documents and reflects interdisciplinarity in real-world experiences and are supervised by the course instructor and students' immediate supervisor/employer. Special permission of instructor required.

INT 477T  Traditional Thesis  (3 Credits)  

Holistic, integrative research processes that integrate concepts, language and paradigms of selected disciplines using quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to collect data for analysis, synthesis, and interpretation of findings. Foci of projects are for student to demonstrate their interdisciplinarity and are supervised by the course instructor (aka thesis supervisor).