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This course introduces students to the differences between disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to learning and research, and how to create/critique interdisciplinary arguments, understand interdisciplinary processes, and assess the quality of their own work. Students gain the opportunity to engage in the study of thinking, reading, writing, and problem-solving through an interdisciplinary lens across the natural and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities. This course fosters intellectual curiosity by examining personal, social, cultural, and scientific challenges, and asking students to consider interdisciplinary solutions. Open to all majors interested in learning how interdisciplinarity can both contextualize and enrich individual disciplines. For those majoring or considering majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies, this course will also offer the opportunity to craft an intentional plan of study by connecting with faculty and peers across various disciplines.

Prerequisite(s): Students majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies should take INDS 1000. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

Distribution: Social Science General Education course

Interdisciplinary Studies

...or Individualized Studies Concentration must complete INDS 1000 and INDS 4950 and at least 12...