INTER-LS 101 — FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR IN THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Interdisciplinary topics in the biological sciences for first-year students.
INTER-LS 102 — FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR IN THE HUMANITIES
Interdisciplinary topics in the humanities for first-year students.
INTER-LS 103 — FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR IN LITERATURE
Interdisciplinary topics in literature for first-year students.
INTER-LS 106 — FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Interdisciplinary topics in the social sciences for first-year students.
INTER-LS 107 — FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL SCIENCES
Interdisciplinary topics in the social and natural sciences for first-year students.
INTER-LS 110 — FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Interdisciplinary topics in the humanities and social sciences for first-year students.
INTER-LS 121 — APPROACHES TO CRITICAL THINKING AND WRITING
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.
INTER-LS 139 — BELONG, EXPLORE, BECOME: DISCOVERING YOUR UW PATHS
Examine self, community, and the liberal arts education while progressing through a major exploration framework - critically engage with the concepts of belonging and transitions, and explore questions of identity, community, and connectedness; explore UW schools/colleges, departments, majors, opportunities and resources; make connections between coursework and lived experiences outside of class to strengthen strategic exploration. Using readings, discussions, in-class activities, and out-of-class assignments, proceed through a framework with the goal of developing knowledge, confidence, and tools to navigate the University's opportunities and resources.
INTER-LS 145 — HOW TO SUCCEED IN COLLEGE
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.
INTER-LS/INTER-AG 152 — WAYS OF KNOWING: MEDICINE AND SOCIETY
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.
INTER-LS 210 — L&S CAREER DEVELOPMENT: TAKING INITIATIVE
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.
INTER-LS 215 — COMMUNICATING ABOUT CAREERS
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.
INTER-LS/INTER-AG 250 — UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
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.
INTER-LS 260 — INTERNSHIP IN THE LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES
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.
INTER-LS 300 — TOPICS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE LETTERS, ARTS, AND SCIENCES
Reflect on principles of liberal education, and apply those principles to your own learning experiences.
INTER-LS 301 — METHODS IN THE APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES
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.
INTER-LS 302 — PROBLEMS IN THE APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES
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.
INTER-LS 315 — PARADIGMS AND PROCESS IN ACADEMIC INQUIRY
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?
INTER-LS 601 — APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES PROBLEM PROPOSAL
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.
INTER-LS 602 — APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES PROBLEM ANALYSIS
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.
INTER-LS 700 — PUBLIC HUMANITIES: THEORIES, METHODS, CASES
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.