Requirement: (5 credit hours)
Interdisciplinary study provides students with the opportunity to synthesize knowledge and skills, to make connections between fields of study, to consider more than one disciplinary approach or methodology, and to bring to bear the insights from two or more disciplines in examining and/or responding to complex problems.
Each course in Interdisciplinary Perspectives category will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
An interdisciplinary course may be based around a broad topic, such as an idea, theme, problem, region, institution, era or issue. The complexity of such topics may mean that they can be more adequately addressed using an interdisciplinary approach rather than through a single disciplinary point of view. Instructors should help students to integrate the multiple points of view into a cohesive understanding. The multiple disciplines may come from any college or from across colleges.
The courses must include sustained, rigorous and substantive instruction that focuses on the content and approaches of two or more disciplines.
Methods of Delivery are flexible and must include one of the following approaches:
All colleges and departments are encouraged to participate in the development of appropriate courses for the Interdisciplinary Perspectives list and submit new or revised courses to CUE for approval.