University (UNIV)

University Interdisciplinary Courses Committee Chair: Associate Professor Eric Donkor, UICC Administrator, Cheryl Galli, William H. Hall Building, Office of the University Senate, Room 119

University (UNIV) courses are offered by departments that report to the Provost but fall outside of the schools and colleges. Students should consult the requirements for their own major to determine any limitations on the extent to which UNIV courses can be used to meet degree requirements.

1730. Holster Research Proposal Development

Second semester. One credit. Prerequisite: Open only to first-year Honors students. Permission and advance application required. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

Developing research ideas into fundable, discipline-appropriate research applications. Topics may include drafting and revision of statements; meeting compliance requirements; budgeting; completing a literature review; creating a timeline; and practicing interview skills. Culminates in proposal for Holster Scholars Program.

1784. Freshman Honors Seminar

(Formerly offered as INTD 1784.) One credit. Two class periods. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of Honors Director.

An overview of some aspects of university education. Designed to help students set learning goals to be achieved during the baccalaureate experience.

1800. FYE University Learning Skills

(Formerly offered as INTD 1800.) One credit. One class period. Prerequisite: Open to freshman and sophomore students only.

An overview of the university experience with a focus on acquiring learning skills and understanding resources available for academic success.

1810. FYE Learning Community Seminar

(Formerly offered as INTD 1810.) One credit. One class period. Prerequisite: Open to freshman and sophomore students only. May be repeated for credit with a change in content for a maximum of three credits.

An overview of topics relevant to the theme of the Learning Community.

1820. First Year Seminar

(Formerly offered as INTD 1820.) One credit. One class period. Prerequisite: Open to freshman and sophomore students only. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

Guided research or reading, discussion, and writing on topics of professional interest to the instructor. Course materials promote independent learning and active engagement in the academic life of the university.

1840. Learning Community Service-Learning

One credit. Class hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with instructor consent. This course may be repeated for a total of four semesters. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

Service learning, community engagement, and/or experiential learning activities, discussions, and critical reflection specific to the theme of a learning community.

1981. Documented Internship Experience

Zero credit. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Instructor consent required; open to matriculated undergraduates only; students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0; students must secure a satisfactory internship position prior to the end of the second week of the semester. May be repeated one time, with permission.

Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

Supervised fieldwork of 8-10 hours per week for 8-12 weeks for a minimum of 80 hours at the internship site. Evaluations by the field supervisor and the course instructor.

1983. International Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. May be repeated for credit (to a maximum of 17). Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

Course work undertaken within approved Education Abroad programs.

1985. Special Topics

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

1991. Supervised Internship Experience

(Formerly offered as INTD 1991.) One credit. Prerequisite: Open to matriculated undergraduates only, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students must secure a satisfactory internship position prior to the end of the second week of the semester of enrollment in this course. May be repeated one time, with permission.

Supervised fieldwork of six to eight hours per week (for a minimum of 80 hours) for 8-10 weeks, relevant to major and/or career goals. Mid semester and final evaluations are prepared by the field supervisor and the course instructor. This course does not fill any general education or major requirements. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

1993. International Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. May be repeated for credit (to a maximum of 17).

Course work undertaken within approved Education Abroad programs.

1995. Special Topics

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

1999. Independent Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only to freshmen and sophomores with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

2100. Preparation for STEM Academic Research

One credit. Prerequisite: Instructor consent required

Preparation for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) undergraduate research projects and academic research assignments to prepare for graduate school.

2230. The PA2SS Program, Mentoring African American Students

(Formerly offered as INTD 2230.) One credit. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: Open to sophomores or higher with instructor consent. Price

Successful mentoring strategies and strategies for effective communication and discourse. Students will learn about and recognize the consequences of stereotype threat and will develop proficiency in mentoring African American college students to become lifelong learners.

2300. Tutoring Principles for Quantitative Learning

(Formerly offered as INTD 2300.) One credit. Prerequisite: Open only with instructor consent. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

An interdisciplinary introduction to peer-to-peer tutoring in quantitative courses. Readings on individualized learning assistance and adapting instruction to different learning styles. Training in techniques to guide peers towards becoming independent learners with higher levels of reasoning and assessment of knowledge in quantitative disciplines.

2500. Gender, Sexuality and Community

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to sophomores and higher.

A weekly lecture and discussion series with guest scholars, community activists, and educators from assorted disciplines. Critical investigation and exploration of interrelationships of gender, sexuality and community.

2600. Individualized Study Across Academic Disciplines

One credit. Consent of instructor is required.

Introduction to disciplinarity, multidisciplinarity, and interdisciplinarity. Recommended for students exploring an application to the Individualized Major Program.

2983. International Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. May be repeated for credit (to a maximum of 17). Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

Course work undertaken within approved Education Abroad programs.

2993. International Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. May be repeated for credit (to a maximum of 17).

Course work undertaken within approved Education Abroad programs.

3784. Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar

(Formerly offered as INTD 3784.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

An interdisciplinary seminar designed for honors students and open to other qualified students. Topics vary from semester to semester. Sponsored by the Honors Program.

3820. Learning Community Advanced Seminar

One credit. Prerequisite: Instructor consent required; open only to sophomores, juniors, or seniors in learning communities. With a change in content, this course may be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

A variable topics course designed to help students engage with the advanced academic and enrichment opportunities unique to their learning community.

3985. Special Topics

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

3991. Interdisciplinary Internship Field Experience

(Formerly offered as INTD 3991.) Variable (1-6) credits. Supervised field experience. Hours by arrangement, 42 hours of field experience per semester per credit. Prerequisite: Instructor consent required. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 credits. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

3993. International Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. May be repeated for credit (to a maximum of 17).

Course work undertaken within approved Education Abroad programs.

3995. Special Topics

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. With a change in topic, may be repeated for credit.

3999. Independent Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.

4600W. Capstone Course

(Formerly offered as INTD 4600W.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Consent required by instructor and the Individualized Major Program Director; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; senior standing with an approved individualized major plan of study; and an approved placement, research or project.

All students with an approved individualized major plan of study who are not earning a double major nor have another capstone course on their plan of study must register for this course during their last academic year. Students will integrate their interdisciplinary major through a capstone paper.

4697W. Senior Thesis

(Formerly offered as INTD 4697W.) Three – six credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 and senior standing with an approved individualized major plan of study; consent required by instructor and the Individualized Major Program Director. Students must have obtained a thesis advisor and have an approved thesis topic before registration.

All honors students writing a thesis for their individualized major plan of study must register for this course during their last academic year. Students must present their thesis to the Individualized Major Program.

4800. Senior Year Experience

(Formerly offered as INTD 4800.) One credit. Prerequisite: Open only to seniors. Students taking the course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory.)

An overview of the transition to life beyond the University with a focus on life skill development, career preparation, reflection on the meaning and value of the undergraduate experience, and decision making in life after college.

 

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