Interdisciplinary Studies

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Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) offer students the opportunity to study a variety of subject matter and current issues. Courses aim to encourage students to think critically from an interdisciplinary perspective. IDS courses bring together faculty from different subject areas to guide students through investigations of current issues using methodologies from various disciplines.

IDS courses may:

  • Provide transferable credits
  • Satisfy Social Science General Education degree requirements
  • Include a student-led research project
  • Use seminars centered around case studies

Currently Interdisciplinary Studies courses support other degree programs. They do not lead to any degree on their own.


IDS 234. Introduction to the Culture of Human Health Research. 4 Credits.

Introduces the cultural, ethical, and societal issues associated with research that impacts humans. Explores practices and conventions that provide for the safety of subjects and integrity of research in biomedical, behavioral, social, psychology, public health, and other related areas of research. Introduces a range of career pathways in human health research. Prerequisites: (BI 101 or any course for which BI 101 is a prerequisite, or CH 100 or any course for which CH 100 is a prerequisite, or PSY 101 or any course for which PSY 101 is a prerequisite, or PHY 101 or any course for which PHY 101 is a prerequisite, or SOC 204 or any course for which SOC 204 is a prerequisite, or HE 242, or HE 250, or HE 251, or instructor approval), and (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available.
This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Social Sciences/SS