Interdisciplinary Studies Courses
Debbie Storrs, Undergraduate Program Coordinator (112 Admin. Bldg. 83844-3154; phone 208/885-4561); Margrit von Braun, Graduate Program Coordinator (104 Morrill Hall 83844-3017; phone 208/885-6243).
Intr 101 (s) Freshman Transition Seminar (2 cr)
Open to freshmen; open to other students with permission. Credit not given for both Intr 101 and 102. Development of strategies for setting academic goals and coping with course work; includes study strategies, university orientation, learning styles, purpose of college, career options.
Intr 102 (s) Freshman Interest Group (2 cr)
Open to freshmen; open to other students with permission. Cr not given for both Intr 101 and 102. Each seminar is organized around a topic of mutual interest; students study the seminar topic as well as a variety of transition topics such as college study skills and campus resources.
Intr 103 Integrated Science for Elementary Education Majors (4 cr)
Scientific method, physics and chemistry of atoms and molecules, molecules of life, chemical energy and thermodynamics, cellular structure, electrical circuits, tissues and organs. Two 3-hr class meetings a wk. Recommended Preparation: Math 143.
Prereq: Elementary education major
Intr 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
Intr 201 Exploration and Skill Building for Majors and Careers (1 cr)
Explore majors and careers. Through career assessments, students increase self-knowledge, make career decisions, and set goals. Obtain education and career information, learn to communicate and network effectively, identify resume building opportunities. Gain skills and resources to search for internships, set educational and employment plans, and to make informed career decisions. (Spring only)
Intr 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
Intr 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
Intr 301 Career Preparation & Decision Making (1 cr)
Explore careers, set goals, make informed educational and career choices. Identify your strengths and weaknesses, and be able to compare/contrast your interests, abilities, and values with occupations, employers and possible career paths. Learn to effectively communicating your strengths, direct & transferrable skills, and the value you bring to an organization. (Fall only)
Intr 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
Intr 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
Intr 450 University Interdisciplinary Colloquium (1 cr)
This course meets in conjunction with the University Interdisciplinary Colloquium, a campus-wide speaker series that meets weekly on Tuesdays during the Fall and Spring semesters. The presentations concern various aspects of teaching and research on campus, and are delivered by faculty and staff from across the university. Attendance at the presentations is required, and students are expected to submit their class notes and reaction essays for each presentation at the end of the semester. Graded Pass/Fail.
Intr 494 (s) Service Practicum (1-9 cr, max 9)
This practicum provides students with an extended, hands-on, service learning experience followed by a significant reflection activity. Graded Pass/Fail.
Prereq: Permission of Instructor
Intr 495 Practicum in Tutoring (1 cr, max 2)
Tutorial services performed by advanced students under faculty supervision.
Intr 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
Intr 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)
Intr 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
Intr 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
Intr 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
Intr 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
Intr 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)
Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.