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Interdisciplinary Studies (IST)


IST 106. Adult Learning Seminar. 3 Credits.

In this course, students will explore principles of adult learning, apply the basics of effective communication, begin the development of critical and creative thinking, articulate the meaning and value of a major in Interdisciplinary Studies, demonstrate skill in interdisciplinary problem solving, create an electronic learning portfolio, and explore the process of earning credit for prior learning.
P: IST or BA-IST major.
Fall and Spring.

IST 400. Capstone: Synthesis and Assessment of Learning. 3 Credits.

This course helps students synthesize the learning experienced in the Interdisciplinary Studies major, area(s) of emphasis, and core liberal studies courses. Students will demonstrate an integration of problem-solving abilities form multiple fields of study. The capstone provides a platform for discussion, reflection, and discovery about the meaning and value of an interdisciplinary education.
P: Interdisciplinary Studies major; earned cr > or = 99.
Fall and Spring.

IST 478. Honors in the Major. 3 Credits.

An individual contract is developed in consultation with a faculty member who is proficient in the subject matter of the topic and the Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies program.
P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.

IST 497. Internship. 1-12 Credits.

Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.
P: Junior standing; IST or BAS-IST major; 2.75 gpa.

IST 498. Independent Study. 1-4 Credits.

Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.
P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.