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Division of Social, Behav and Human Sci
INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS AND SCIENCES

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TIAS 109 Elementary Intensive German Study Abroad (6)
Provides students with the basic skills necessary for speaking, listening, reading, and writing the German language at different levels of proficiency. Emphasizes contextual learning of the German language in relation to its culture, history, and philosophy in the context of a study abroad program in Frankfurt, Germany. Credit/no-credit only.
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TIAS 209 Intermediate Intensive German Study Abroad (6) VLPA
Provides students with the basic skills necessary for speaking, listening, reading, and writing the German language at different levels of proficiency. Emphasizes contextual learning of the German language in relation to its culture, history, and philosophy in the context of a study abroad program in Frankfurt, Germany. Credit/no-credit only.
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TIAS 300 The Making of America (5) I&S
Interdisciplinary study of diverse and changing American cultures. Topics may include materialism, art, and spiritual life; freedom and oppression; individualism and community; ethnicity, race, class and gender; social movements and social change; environmental ethics.
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TIAS 305 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (2, max. 10)
Provides experience in extracurricular intellectual discourse and exposure to current research in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences that distinguish the IAS Program. Credit/no-credit only.
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TIAS 309 Advanced Intensive German Study Abroad (6) VLPA
Provides students with the basic skills necessary for speaking, listening, reading, and writing the German language at different levels of proficiency. Emphasizes contextual learning of the German language in relation to its culture, history, and philosophy in the context of a study abroad program in Frankfurt, Germany. Credit/no-credit only.
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TIAS 328 The American Environment: Literature, Culture, and Social Policy (5) I&S
Explores American environmental values as revealed in a wide variety of literary and historical texts. Considers how culture influences environmental policy and how environmental policy reveals fundamental qualities of American culture. Includes readings from poetry to environmental impact statements, and from nature essays to governmental land use plans.
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TIAS 330 German Culture, History, and Philosophy: Frankfurt am Main (6) VLPA/I&S
Provides theoretical and practical introduction to German Studies by exploring issues of German culture, history, and philosophy in the context of a study abroad program in Frankfurt, Germany. Considers how this city is connected to European and global trends. Relates this international context to student's personal, academic, and professional experiences. Prerequisite: one 300-level T HIST, T PHIL, or GERMAN course. Credit/no-credit only.
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TIAS 396 Internships and Career Development (2)
Explores the vital link between university learning and the working world through self-assessment, presentations by business people and non-profit professionals, and through an examination of what it means to be an effective professional. Students learn about the vital role an internship plays in a career pathway.
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TIAS 443 Ethnicity and the Urban Landscape (5) I&S
Focuses on the intersection of ethnicity, architecture, and urbanism in the United States. Explores the concept of ethnic identity and the creation of a sense of place in urban environments. Examines local neighborhoods as a starting point for students' own investigations of ethnicity and the urban landscape.
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TIAS 480 Society and Culture in China Study Abroad (10) I&S
Examines the history, culture, language, and politics of China. Classes held at Beijing University, People's Republic of China. Corequisite: either TCHIN 101, TCHIN 102, TCHIN 103, TCHIN 201, TCHIN 202, or TCHIN 203.
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TIAS 485 Study Abroad in the Social Sciences (5-15, max. 24) I&S
Uses an interdisciplinary approach integrating a social science perspective and another discipline such as art, literature, history, architecture, philosophy, urban studies, etc. in this field study course. Taught on site and includes interaction with foreign scholars, local exhibits and sites, and local community experiences where appropriate.
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TIAS 490 Special Topics (3-5, max. 15)
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TIAS 494 Honors Thesis/Project (1-5, max. 10)
Research and writing of a thesis supervised by a full-time IAS faculty member on a significant scholarly topic for students admitted to the IAS honors option.
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TIAS 496 Internship (1-5, max. 10)
Internship in the public or private sector, supervised by a faculty member. Permission based on approval of proposal submitted in advance of the internship. Credit/no-credit only.
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TIAS 497 Senior Thesis (5)
A significant independent research project planned and carried out by the student under the direction of a faculty member on a significant scholarly topic selected by the student in consultation with faculty.
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TIAS 498 Directed Readings (1-5, max. 15)
Faculty-supervised individual readings in areas of special need for students. Topics will vary.
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TIAS 499 Undergraduate Research (1-5, max. 15)
Individual advanced research projects carried out under supervision of individual faculty member.
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TIAS 501 Models and Critical Inquiry (5)
Role of models in conceptual and analytic processes, with special attention to relative strengths and weaknesses of linear and holistic models. Examines the application of these models and familiarizes students with their selective and combined use across a range of problem areas.
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TIAS 502 Culture and Public Problems (5)
Analysis of how public problems are constructed and preferred solutions defined. Examination of how institutional, professional and political actors make claims about the nature of a problem, its causes and appropriate domains of action - e.g., medical or legal, private or public.
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TIAS 503 Evidence and Action (5)
Examines the theoretical formulations of public action. Analyzes how different ways of understanding and validating knowledge define the perception of alternative courses of action. Explores the practical consequences of theoretical choices.
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TIAS 504 Values and Action (5)
Examines moral grounding of human action in organizational settings. Analyzes how different disciplines understand the framing and weighing of values in public decision-making. Inquiries into the common strategies employed in practice to deal with the inevitable value dimension of action and policy.
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TIAS 505 IAS M.A. Capstone (6)
Provides an opportunity to explore the themes of the four core courses to the specific substance of the student's master's thesis or project. Prerequisite: TIAS 501; TIAS 502; TIAS 503; TIAS 504.
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TIAS 513 Graduate Research and Writing (5)
Introduces skills to understand published research and to formulate research questions. Includes advanced work in discipline-specific rhetorical strategies and analysis of complex readings.
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TIAS 515 Themes in the Interpretation of Culture (5)
Analyzes selected themes in the study of modern culture, such as health and medicine, sexuality, consumption, television, advertising, film, literature, art, music, architecture, and social, or cultural history.
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TIAS 520 Critical Analyses of Foundational Texts (5)
Focuses on critical reading of selected great books. Works chosen vary, depending on the expertise of the instructor. Open to undergraduates with permission.
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TIAS 530 German Culture, History, and Philosophy: Frankfurt am Main (6)
Provides theoretical and practical introduction to German Studies by exploring issues of German culture, history, and philosophy in the context of a study abroad program in Frankfurt, Germany. Considers how this city is connected to European and global trends. Relates this international context to student's personal, academic, and professional experiences. Prerequisite: one 300-level T HIST, T PHIL, or GERMAN course. Credit/no-credit only.
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TIAS 548 Cultural Administration and Policy (5)
Analyzes the social, cultural, economic and creative foundations of cultural management and policy. Emphasizes critical and creative thinking in evaluating the role and function of non-profit arts institutions within the complex fabric of contemporary society. Municipal, state, and federal spheres of influence on public policy are closely examined.
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TIAS 590 Independent Study (1-10, max. 20)
Faculty-supervised independent study, readings and special projects for graduate students. Topics vary. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
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TIAS 596 Internship (1-10, max. 10)
Faculty-supervised internships for graduate students. Internships and projects vary. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only.
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TIAS 598 Directed Readings (1-10, max. 20)
Faculty-supervised readings for graduate students. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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TIAS 599 Directed Research (1-10, max. 20)
Faculty-supervised research for graduate students. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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TIAS 605 Degree Project (1-10, max. 30)
By permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only.
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TIAS 700 Thesis ([1-10]-)
Faculty-supervised thesis for graduate students. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only.
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