Introduction to advanced work in interdisciplinary studies centered on broadly based questions and problems. Stresses the skills necessary to engage in upper-division research and learning in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program.
This course is an introduction and orientation to upper-division interdisciplinary work in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences program. It will encourage you to take intellectual risks with the goal of improving your ability to read closely, write and think critically and creatively, research effectively, and work collaboratively. Much of the course will involve an interplay between discussions of materials that you come across in your research and your own writings about those materials. The course will begin with several common readings, but specific research questions and focal points will vary based on the interests that you and your fellow students bring to those readings. For more information, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Most of the time in the classroom will be focused on discussion, group work, films, and writing.
Excitment about the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program.
Class assignments and grading
You will be asked to complete a wide variety of short weekly writing and research assignments.
This course will be run on a portfolio system, meaning that you will be given (graded) feedback on individual assignments, but that your final grade will be based on the portfolio of all assignments due at the end of the quarter.