University of Houston-Victoria



Interdisciplinary Studies (INDS)

INDS 6300:  Selected Topics in the Humanities
Cr. 3. (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).

INDS 6302:  Independent Study
Cr. 3 per semester. Prerequisite(s): Approval of advisor. 

INDS 6305:  Interdisciplinary Research Project
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): Last 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.

INDS 6307:  Thesis Project
Cr. 3 per semester.
3 semester hours Master’s Thesis.

INDS 6308-6309:  Master’s Thesis
Cr. 3 per semester.

INDS 6312:  Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): 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.

INDS 6313:  Gender Studies
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
A review of recent work in gender studies in humanities and social sciences.

INDS 6315:  Cultural Studies
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
An interdisciplinary study of the main problems linking culture and society.  Cross-listed with CRTH 6315.

INDS 6316:  Critical Theory
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  Graduate status.
This course will develop critical thinking skills and introduce students to critical theories and methodologies that cross disciplinary lines with special attention to social justice and social formation.  Cross-listed with CRTH 6316.

INDS 6317:  History of American Thought
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
A survey of American intellectual history.  Content areas will include religion, politics, economics, philosophy, culture, and social commentary.

INDS 6321:  Interdisciplinary  Research
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  INDS 6312.
This course allows students to design and execute research in multiple concentrations.  On-line research will be included.

INDS 6322:  American Thought: Studies in Ideology
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). 
This course introduces students to the methodology of researching, analyzing sources, and writing papers in the field of American Studies.

INDS 6324:  Ethics
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
An inquiry into the principles and problems of moral psychology.

INDS 6326:  Social Philosophy
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
An analysis of the principles of justice as they apply to politics, economics, and culture.