INTER-LS 101 — FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR IN THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

3 credits.

Interdisciplinary topics in the biological sciences for first-year students. Enroll Info: None

INTER-LS 102 — FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR IN THE HUMANITIES

3 credits.

Interdisciplinary topics in the humanities for first-year students. Enroll Info: None

INTER-LS 103 — FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR IN LITERATURE

3 credits.

Interdisciplinary topics in literature for first-year students. Enroll Info: None

INTER-LS 106 — FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

3 credits.

Interdisciplinary topics in the social sciences for first-year students. Enroll Info: None

INTER-LS 107 — FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL SCIENCES

3 credits.

Interdisciplinary topics in the social and natural sciences for first-year students. Enroll Info: None

INTER-LS 110 — FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

3 credits.

Interdisciplinary topics in the humanities and social sciences for first-year students. Enroll Info: None

INTER-LS 121 — APPROACHES TO CRITICAL THINKING AND WRITING

3 credits.

Focus on learning to argue and express one's ideas. Learn how to construct a thesis that convinces through evidence. The arts provide an inevitable jumping-off point for critical judgments. Enroll Info: None

INTER-LS 145 — HOW TO SUCCEED IN COLLEGE

1 credit.

Introduction to current research on learning and guides how to apply that knowledge in your academic experience and course work. Covers research and its practical application in the areas of study skills, time management, academic writing, motivation, and self-direction. Promotes strong foundational skills to succeed at a higher education institution. Enroll Info: None

INTER-LS/​INTER-AG  152 — WAYS OF KNOWING: MEDICINE AND SOCIETY

1 credit.

Covers a variety of scholarly topics on subjects dealing with medicine and society by campus-wide faculty. Encourages exploration in the possibility of a research experience in your degree program. Enroll Info: None

INTER-LS 210 — L&S CAREER DEVELOPMENT: TAKING INITIATIVE

1 credit.

Interdisciplinary course in career development that connects the liberal arts and sciences degree to academic and career preparation, practical job skills, goal-setting, critical thinking and reflection. Designed for second year students, but open to all students. Enroll Info: None

INTER-LS 215 — COMMUNICATING ABOUT CAREERS

3 credits.

Explores the meaning and value of a liberal arts and sciences education for careers in the global, technological, and multicultural workplace of the 21st century. Through a series of individual and collaborative research and communication assignments, learn to critically analyze the career and education implications of a diverse and digital workplace, and to critically reflect on strengths and values to prepare to connect college work with lifelong career success. Practice academic skills of analyzing scholarly articles, constructing written essays, presenting formal speeches, and crafting digital presentations, as well as career skills of building resumes, writing cover letters, using social networking tools, and interviewing. Enroll Info: None

INTER-LS/​INTER-AG  250 — UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

1-3 credits.

Participation in research or creative endeavor led by faculty or instructional staff. May include participation in research discussion groups, critiques of readings, and preparation of written or oral reports. Enroll Info: None

INTER-LS 260 — INTERNSHIP IN THE LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES

1 credit.

Earn academic credit connected to your work experience with outside internships, regardless of your major. Using online tools, collaboratively analyze and discuss internships with respect to the goals of a liberal arts and sciences education. Enroll Info: None

INTER-LS 300 — TOPICS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE LETTERS, ARTS, AND SCIENCES

3 credits.

Reflect on principles of liberal education, and apply those principles to your own learning experiences. Enroll Info: None

INTER-LS 301 — METHODS IN THE APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES

3 credits.

Gain a broad understanding of the diverse areas of social science research from various disciplinary perspectives, through a series of lectures, readings, and essay assignments. Includes problem definition, evidence gathering, data analysis, and results presentation. Enroll Info: None

INTER-LS 302 — PROBLEMS IN THE APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES

3 credits.

Gain an in-depth understanding of one particular application area of social science research through a series of lectures, readings, and essay assignments. Includes problem definition, evidence gathering, data analysis, and results presentation. Enroll Info: None

INTER-LS 315 — PARADIGMS AND PROCESS IN ACADEMIC INQUIRY

2 credits.

Designed specifically for the research fellow, provides a structure for thinking about research that avoids reducing research to a single mode of thought and practice, and is thus inclusive of the range of approaches to research reflected in INTER-LS/​INTER-AG  250. Will address specific topics that relate to the day-to-day activities of doing research, and addresses issues of what does it mean to think like a researcher, to act like a researcher, to talk like a researcher? Enroll Info: None

INTER-LS 601 — APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES PROBLEM PROPOSAL

3 credits.

Select a particular application area of social science research -- a contemporary issue or problem area related to one's own career or community experiences and goals-- through a series of readings, group discussions, research activities, and writing assignments. Design a research review project that will summarize and analyze the most promising social science research paths to a solution of this issue or problem. Key steps include: problem definition, literature review, and thesis development. Enroll Info: None

INTER-LS 602 — APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES PROBLEM ANALYSIS

3 credits.

Build on previous work in a particular application area of social science research -- a contemporary issue or problem area related to one's own career or community experiences and goals -- through a series of readings, group discussions, research activities, and writing assignments. Complete a research review project that will summarize and analyze the most promising social science research paths to a solution of this issue or problem. Key steps include: organization of findings, equity/diversity analysis, and final narrative presentation. Enroll Info: None

INTER-LS 700 — PUBLIC HUMANITIES: THEORIES, METHODS, CASES

3 credits.

Introduction to a range of methods, theories, and cases that represent the emerging field of the public humanities. Explore the range of opportunities that exist outside of academia. Focus on the limits, audiences, and outcomes of research in the humanities, including the possibility of translational research. Enroll Info: None