Catalog 2008 – 09

Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)

IDS 3323:

Child Development and Its Application To Learning
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: All portions of TASP/THEA test must be passed. Completion of 54 semester hours of nonremedial college coursework, concurrent enrollment in C&I 3323,Grade Point Average of 2.5, and Admission to Teacher Education
Theories of growth and social, emotional, physical and intellectual development in children and youth with some attention to their application to classroom management.

IDS 3324:

Child Development and Learning
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education
Theories of growth and social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of individuals with reference to classroom experiences. Certification only EC-4, 4-8, 8-12.

IDS 4315:

The Psychology of Film
Cr. 3. (3-0).
A study of film and the psychological techniques employed to generate audience interest and participation.

IDS 6300:

Selected Topics in the Humanities
Cr. 3. (3-0). May be repeated with permission of advisor.
Focuses on a humanities topic not belonging exclusively to any single traditional discipline. Topics include cross-disciplinary objects of study (e.g., utopianism) and cross-disciplinary heuristics (e.g., feminist hermeneutics).

IDS 6302:

Independent Study
Cr. 3 per semester. Prerequisite: Approval of advisor.

IDS 6305:

Interdisciplinary Research Project
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: Final semester of MAIS program.
Required course for students with first concentration in bioinformatics, computer science, or math. Option for all other concentrations. Requires approval of concentration coordinator.

IDS 6307:

Thesis Project
Cr. 3 per semester.
3 semester hours Master's Thesis.

IDS 6308-  6309:

Master's Thesis
Cr. 3 per semester.

IDS 6312:

Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to MAIS program; Must be taken within first 15 s.h. of course work.
Investigates the formation, history and current status of traditional disciplines as background for the study of the theory and practice of interdisciplinary studies; considers how disciplines interact and how projects cross disciplinary lines.

IDS 6313:

Gender Studies
Cr. 3. (3-0).
A review of recent work in gender studies in humanities and social sciences.

IDS 6315:

Cultural Studies
Cr. 3. (3-0).
An interdisciplinary study of the main problems linking culture and society.

IDS 6321:

Interdisciplinary Research
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: IDS 6312.
This course allows students to design and execute research in multiple concentrations. On-line research will be included.

IDS 6324:

Cr. 3. (3-0).
An inquiry into the principles and problems of moral psychology.

IDS 6326:

Social Philosophy
Cr. 3. (3-0).
An analysis of the principles of justice as they apply to politics, economics, and culture.

IDS 6328:

Philosophy of Science
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Covers topics in philosophy of science that pertain especially to biology, evolutionary theory, complex systems theory, cognitive science and philosophy of mind.

IDS 6342:

Story and Culture
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Examines the theory and research on the relationships between story and culture, with emphasis on both organizational and social arenas.


IDS 6344:

The Importance of Place
Cr. 3. (3-0). May not be repeated for credit.
Investigates the importance of place (geography and/or time) in the development and expression of artistic, literary, philosophic, sociopolitical, economic, and/or scientific endeavors.


IDS 6346:

Studies in Discourse, Language, and Culture
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Study of the history and application of rhetorical analysis.


IDS 6348:

Studies in Rhetoric and Analysis
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Study in the historical and cultural contexts of rhetorical theory and practice. Focuses on rhetoric as a tool for analysis of text and cultural/social influences.

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