IS2222 - Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies
Gives introductory Interdisciplinary Studies students a structured opportunity to frame and plan a deliberate and thoughtful interdisciplinary program of study. Topics covered include: What does it mean to be an educated person? What are the dominant philosophical models of education, and what are their limits and strengths? How is interdisciplinarity changing the shape both of higher education and of knowledge in general? How do the 2 Interdisciplinary Studies options differ from 1 another and what kinds of interdisciplinary paths are possible at PSU? Students create a non-binding Interdisciplinary Studies contract related to their own personal goals and interests and a multimedia presentation with an accompanying long paper that outlines their own educational philosophies and plans for interdisciplinary study. Falls and Springs.
*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.