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Interdisciplinary Studies & Honors

IDH 2028H   HONORS COLLEGE CAPSTONE SEMINAR

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Honors College. This course is designed to provide transition for Honors College students as they complete their associates degrees and plan to enter bachelors degree programs. Students in this course will present their honors research portfolios on leadership development and other research topics specific to the students' interests and future majors. This course will also present opportunities for discussion with honors faculty and other honors college students, providing a culmination of the students' experiences in the honors learning community, including service learning. 15 contact hours.

IDH 2029H   HONORS COLLEGE CORNERSTONE SEMINAR

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Honors College or dean’s approval. This course encourages Honors College students to work on their skills in research, leadership, and community service. This course will help students work on research and leadership development by focusing on team-building, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. This course will also present strategies such as time management, academic responsibility, and information literacy. Emphasis will be on encouraging students to become part of an active Honors College learning community where service learning is an integral part of their education. 47 contact hours.

IDH 2634H   HONORS SERVICE LEARNING

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: (Appropriate score on the SPC placement test) or (acceptance into the Honors College) or approval of program director. This course is designed to provide students with a laboratory in which learning experiences address human and community needs. This includes contribution to a real community need, research and reflection. Topics will include civic and social responsibility, service participation, critical thinking, social and cultural diversity, integration of theory and life experience, and experiential learning. The format will incorporate honors research, class discussion, and presentation honors portfolios on service-learning specific to the student’s interests. 10 contact hours including in-class orientation and on-line discussion. The student must fulfill the requirement of 30 service hours in addition to written assignments. This course is repeatable with different service assignment for a maximum of three credit hours. 15 contact hours.

IDS 1101H   HONORS INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: ANCIENT TO RENAISSANCE

credits: 9  

Prerequisite: Appropriate scores on the SPC placement test or approval of the dean. This course is an integrated survey from the origins of Western Civilization to the Renaissance period. It surveys Ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Greco-Roman worlds, Judeo-Christian traditions, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The survey gives special consideration to the disciplines of history, literature, philosophy, art history, religious studies, and communications. This Honors course will include personalized experiences, collaborative learning opportunities, and an emphasis on the analysis and synthesis of abstract questions related to the historical period. (Students who complete Honors Interdisciplinary Studies: Ancient to Renaissance will receive credit toward the completion of the general education program for the following courses: ENC 1121H, HUM 2210H, and SPC 1017H. Each student will be required to write a minimum of 10,000 words. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. 137 contact hours.

IDS 1102H   HONORS INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: BAROQUE TO MODERN

credits: 9  

"G" Prerequisite: (ENC 1101 and appropriate scores on the SPC placement test) or ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H or IDS 1111H or approval of the Dean. This course is an integrated survey of European and American culture from the seventeenth century through the modern era. The course will emphasize the evaluation and synthesis of political, economic, social, cultural, and religious aspects of life in America as well as Europe. The survey gives specific consideration to the disciplines of history, literature, philosophy, art history, religious studies, and communication. (Students who complete IDS 1102H will receive equivalency credit for AMH 2020H, HUM 2233H, and LIT 2120H.) This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. 137 contact hours.

IDS 1111H   HONORS INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: CONNECTIONS AND DISCOVERIES

credits: 6  

Prerequisites: Appropriate scores on the SPC placement test or approval of the Dean. This survey course emphasizes connections and discoveries related to the disciplines of history, literature, philosophy, art history, religious studies, and communications. This Honors course will include collaborative learning opportunities and an emphasis on the analysis and synthesis of abstract questions related to historical periods. (Students who complete Honors Interdisciplinary Studies: Connections and Discoveries will receive credit toward the completion of the general education program for the following courses: ENC 1121H and HUM 2210H. Each student will be required to write a minimum of 8,000 words. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Contact hours: 94

IDS 1112H   HONORS INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: THE MODERN WORLD

credits: 6  

Prerequisite(s): (ENC 1101 and appropriate scores on the SPC placement test)or ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H or IDS 1111H or approval of the Dean. This survey course emphasizes interdisciplinary study of the modern era with emphasis on history, philosophy, religion, science, technology, literature, and aesthetics. This Honors cultural studies course will include collaborative learning opportunities and an emphasis on the analysis and synthesis of central questions and ideas related to the period. Students who complete Honors Interdisciplinary Studies: The Modern World will receive credit toward the completion of the general education program for the following courses: ENC 1122H and HUM 2233H. Each student will be required to write a minimum of 8,000 words. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. 92 contact hours.

IDS 1337H   HONORS INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: MODERN CULTURES, GLOBAL INSIGHTS

credits: 6  

Prerequisite(s):  (ENC 1101 and appropriate scores on the SPC placement test) or ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H or IDS 1111H or approval of the Dean. This survey course emphasizes the study of global cultures through the disciplines of history, literature, philosophy, art history, and religious studies. This Honors course will include collaborative learning opportunities and an emphasis on the analysis and synthesis of abstract questions from Modernity to the Present. (Students who complete Honors Interdisciplinary Studies: Modern Cultures, Global Insights will receive credit toward the completion of the general education program for the following courses: LIT 2120H and HUM 2270H. This course emphasizes research and composition of the interdisciplinary research paper. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. 94 contact hours.

IDS 1610   INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: LITERATURE AND PSYCHOLOGY

credits: 6  

Prerequisite(s): ENC 1101 or ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H or IDS 1111H or approval of the Dean. This course is designed as an interdisciplinary study of literature and general psychology. The course will emphasize the evaluation and synthesis of psychological concepts (i.e., scientific methodology, major theoretical schools of thought, various approaches to interpersonal functioning, and human development). It will also examine a variety of creative, historical and scientific literature that highlights and exemplifies psychology’s association with culture and language. While the course integrates substantial writing assignments, the primary aim of these assignments is a focused application of psychological concepts in regards to literature as a matter for illustration and example. (Students who complete Interdisciplinary Studies: Literature and Psychology will receive credit toward the completion of the general education program for the following courses: ENC 1102 and PSY 2012. Each student will be required to write a minimum of 8,000 words. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. 94 contact hours.

IDS 2103H   HONORS INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

credits: 6  

"G" Prerequisite: (ENC 1101 and appropriate score on the SPC placement test) or (ENC 1122H and approval of the Dean. This course is an integrated survey of the foundations of American government, history, and culture in the context of trends in globalization. It emphasizes the principle intellectual developments, perspectives and challenges which have shaped America and its global relationships. The survey gives special consideration to the disciplines of political science, history, anthropology, literature, and social systems. (Students who complete IDS 2103H will receive equivalency credit for: POS 2050H and AMH 2010H). This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. 94 contact hours.


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