This component offers students an opportunity to bring
insights from different disciplines to the analysis of a complex issue.
Courses incorporate content and approaches from at least two
disciplines, ask students to draw on their own disciplinary
perspectives, and challenge them to approach and analyze issues from
various points of view.
Requirements: One course from the list below.
Junior or Senior standing required.
AMS 328 Film and the American IdentityART 380 Color & CultureDCOM 311 Information Law and EthicsDCOM 333 Experience DesignDCOM 380 AdvertisingDCOM 385 Storytelling with DataDCOM 386 Video Games: History, Theory, and Social ImpactDSP 310 AIDSDSP 320 The College ColloquiumDSP 322 The 20th-Century WorldDSP 324 The American Presidency: Power and CharacterDSP 335 Religion and LiteratureDSP 340 Myths and Their MeaningDSP 348 The Atomic Bomb: History, Science, and CultureDSP 350 Drugs and BehaviorDSP 352 Marx and MarxismDSP 354 Issues in Contemporary EuropeDSP 355 Water Worlds: Cities, Their Environments and InfluencesDSP 356 Liberty and JusticeDSP 370 Junk Science and Paranormal PhenomenaDSP 380 EU SimulationDSP 385 Food Studies and PracticeDSP 390 Special TopicsEXSC 312 Psychosocial Aspects of Disease and DisabilityEXSC 412 Psychosocial Aspects of Disease and DisabilityFRN 375 French and Francophone FilmFRN 380 Global Issues in French and Francophone SocietiesGMN 375 German-Language FilmGMN 380 Global Issues in German-Speaking SocietiesHIS 301 Evolution for EveryonePHT 412 Psychosocial Aspects of Disease and DisabilityPOL 380 EU SimulationREL 313 The Search for Jesus
Criteria for Disciplinary Perspectives Courses:
- Courses must involve considerations of issues, questions, or problems that lie outside the domain of individual disciplines.
- Issues or problems addressed need not be contemporary, but should be open to approach by multiple disciplines. Examples of such issues are the environmental crisis with its political, scientific, economic, and ethical dimensions; the impact of technology and its associated materialism and scientific rationalism on the cultural, social, psychological, and spiritual aspects of human society.
- Each course shall involve content and approaches from two or more different disciplines. In no case shall information and/or methodology from a single discipline comprise more than one-half of the course content.
- The courses in this component may be taught by one instructor or be team-taught.