Disciplinary Perspectives


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 311 American Science & Technology
AMS 328 Film & the American Identity
ART 351 Color and Culture
DCOM 333 Experience Design
DCOM 380 Advertising
DCOM 384 Digital Media Ethics
DCOM 385 Big Data & Storytelling
DCOM 386 Video Games: Hist, Theory, Soc
DSP 310 AIDS
DSP 320 The College Colloquium
DSP 322 The 20th-Century World
DSP 324 The American Presidency
DSP 335 Religion and Literature
DSP 340 Myths & Their Meaning
DSP 348 Atomic Bomb: Hist, Sci, & Cult
DSP 350 Drugs & Behavior
DSP 352 Marx and Marxism
DSP 354 Issues in Contemporary Europe
DSP 355 Water Worlds: Cities
DSP 356 Liberty and Justice
DSP 370 Paranormal Phenomena
DSP 375 French and Francophone Film
DSP 376 German-Language Film
DSP 380 EU Simulation
DSP 381 Global Issues in French Societ
DSP 382 Global Issues in German Societ
DSP 390 Special Topics
FRN 375 French and Francophone Film
FRN 380 Global Issues in French Societ
GMN 375 German-Language Film
GMN 380 Global Issues in German Societ
HIS 301 Evolution for Everyone
PHL 349 Genocide
PHT 412 Psyc/Soc Asp. Disease/Disabil.
POL 380 EU Simulation
REL 313 The Search for Jesus
REL 314 Death, Dying, and Beyond
 

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.