Undergraduate IGS Courses

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Undergraduate Courses

IGS 300 Introduction to Integrative Studies (A)

Provides a multidisciplinary overview of the Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and the Arts; introduces students to research methods including library utilization, online resources, portfolio information and writing. Prerequisites: requires a minimum of 60 completed credits. Course provides the foundation for and introduction to the major. Required course for degree. 3 Cr.

IGS 400 Humanities & Natural Science Seminar (A)

Prerequisite: IGS300 with min grade D-.

Generic topics course for IGS major. This integrating seminar draws on Humanities & Natural Science methodologies to examine an interdisciplinary field. Course readings and combinations of instructors will change according to topic. Requires students to practice Humanities methodologies (from, for example, English, Philosophy, History) and the Sciences (from, for example, Environmental Sciences and Biology). The course demonstrates the range of ideas and practices in each of the disciplines represented. This is a required course. 3 Cr.

IGS 405 Humanities & Social Sciences Seminar (A)

Prerequisites: IGS300 with min grade of D-.

Topics course for IGS major. This integrating seminar draws on Humanities & Social Sciences methodologies to examine an interdisciplinary field. Course readings and combinations of instructors will change according to topic. Requires students to practice Humanities methodologies (from, for example, English, Philosophy, History) and Social Sciences (from, for example, Sociology or Political Science). The course demonstrates the range of ideas and practices in each of the disciplines represented. This is a required course. 3 Cr.

IGS 410 Social Sciences & Natural Sciences Seminar (A)

Prerequisite: IGS300 with min grade of D-.

Topics course for IGS major. This integrating seminar draws on Social & Natural Sciences methodologies to examine an interdisciplinary field. Course readings and combinations of instructors will change according to topic. Requires students to practice Social Science methodologies (from, for example, Sociology or Political Science) and the Sciences (from, for example, Environmental Sciences and Biology). The course demonstrates the range of ideas and practices in each of the disciplines represented. This is a required course. 3 Cr.

IGS 430 Mixed Methods (A)

Introduces mixed research methods as the first of a two-course capstone experience for majors. Demonstrates changes in and stakes of interdisciplinary study over time. Offers a grounding in research methodologies across the humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences. Guest instructors will enhance the interdisciplinary focus. Requires collaboration and independent research, culminating in individual and group projects. Projects connect mixed research methods to specific research interests of students. 3 Cr.

IGS 435 Capstone Research Project (A)

Prerequisite: IGS 430 with min grade of "D-".

Provides individualized tutorials and group feedback on the Mixed Methods Final Research Project. Designed to improve and professionalize the interdisciplinary Research Project by 1) requiring further research; 2) requiring different group feedback from the groups formed in Mixed Methods; and 3) requiring students to model their research product on appropriate professional standards and examples. 3 Cr.