Interdisciplinary Studies (ITDS)

ITDS 220 - Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies Credits 3

Introduction to interdisciplinary studies, including the nature of integrative learning, learning skills, basic disciplinary methodologies, and the characteristics of the interdisciplinary student of human nature. Emphasis is placed on the development of critical thinking skills and written and oral communication. Grade Mode: A.
Restriction(s): Must be Interdisciplinary Studies (ITDS or ITPS); and Undergraduate Level.

ITDS 250 - Integration Lab I Credit 1

Reinforcement of interdisciplinary theories, thought, and practice applied to the the disciplinary emphases courses currently being taken by students in the course. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisite(s): ITDS 220.
Restriction(s): Must be Interdisciplinary Studies (ITDS); and Undergraduate Level.

ITDS 255 - Integration Lab II Credit 1

Reinforcement of interdisciplinary theories, thought, and practice applied to the the disciplinary emphases courses currently being taken by students in the course. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisite(s): ITDS 220.
Restriction(s): Must be Interdisciplinary Studies (ITDS); and Undergraduate Level.

ITDS 360 - Interdisciplinary Topics Credits 3

This course examines a variety of significant topics through the lens of multiple disciplines. This course emphasizes an interdisciplinary understanding of the selected topic and will expect students to analyze and synthesize materials. The course builds on competencies introduced in ITDS 220. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisite(s): ITDS 220, ITDS 250, ITDS 255.
Restriction(s): Must be Interdisciplinary Studies (ITDS); and Undergraduate Level.

ITDS 365 - Interdisciplinary Topics and Research Credits 3

This course builds on the foundations set in ITDS 220 by exploring a single contemporary social issue and using that issue as a way to learn and to practice the careful work of interdisciplinary thinking, practice, and research. As a topics based research methods course, students will reflect upon establishing a firm biblical and theological foundation for how they can approach the practice of interdisciplinary academic research as well as how they might confront complex social issues as disciples of Christ. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisite(s): ITDS 220.
Restriction(s): Must be Junior Class, or Senior Class; and Undergraduate Level.

ITDS 475 - Capstone for Interdisciplinary Studies Credits 3

This course focuses on applying interdisciplinary thought to a student selected research project based on concepts and methods explored in their course of study. This capstone course is the culminating academic experience of the Interdisciplinary Studies major. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisite(s): ITDS 220, ITDS 250, ITDS 255, ITDS 360.
Restriction(s): Must be Interdisciplinary Studies (ITDS); and Undergraduate Level.

ITDS 477 - Interdisciplinary Capstone Credits 3

This course focuses on how the Christian scholar and interdisciplinarian, rooted in a firm biblical and theological foundation, can reflect upon what they have learned and engage the complexity of the world with creativity, compassion, and conviction. Students will build their own original project, bringing together the various disciplinary ways of thinking, knowing, seeing, and doing learned in their unique interdisciplinary curriculum, as an integrated biblical and theological capstone for their studies. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisite(s): ITDS 365.
Restriction(s): Must be Senior Class; and Undergraduate Level.