Interdisciplinary Studies (IDST)

110-120 Introduction to Leadership (2, 2) Academic and experiential knowledge of leadership theory and practice to guide the student in developing his or her leadership skills, understanding and analyzing leadership issues, and appreciating the responsibilities for serving as a leader of a group or organization. Requirements include oral and written work as well as demonstration of skill development. Graded on pass/fail basis.

201 Introduction to Women’s Studies (3) Surveys the study of women in society. The primary goal is to explore how gender shapes our views and understandings. A further goal is to explain how class, race, ethnicity and age shape the female experience historically and across cultures. The relationship between cultural definitions of feminine behavior and the reality of women’s lives, roles in work, the family, the arts, politics and the sciences is examined.

450 (650) Energy Studies (3) A multidisciplinary course presenting the realities of diminishing fossil fuels, environmental consideration associated with energy resources, and emerging sources of energy. Lectures and field excursions. For additional information about these courses and the frequency with which they are offered, contact Department of Geology, Geography and Physics.

711-712 Environmental Studies (2, 2) An interdisciplinary study of a natural ecosystem involving biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, and physics. The course, a combination of lectures, laboratory and field work, is taught during the summer only. Prerequisites: Pre-college sciences and/or mathematics faculty members and consent of staff. For additional information about these courses and the frequency with which they are offered contact the Chair of Department of Biological Sciences.