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Interdisciplinary Studies Courses

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IDS 101: Leadership Development

(1.0 credit hours)

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This course provides students with an opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and to develop and improve their own leadership skills. The course integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, film analysis and contemporary readings on leadership. Students who take this course gain a basic understanding of the concept of leadership while developing a personal philosophy of leadership and an awareness of the moral and ethical responsibilities of those who exercise leadership. Students have the opportunity to develop skills essential for the exercise of leadership through study, observation, dialogue and shared analysis, reflection and application. Hours: 15 lecture. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or better. Usually offered in the spring.
IDS 200H: Scientific Thought and Data Analysis, Honors

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course explores and applies the methods of modern science in the context of the cultural issues that define the present day workings and future of human beings. It focuses on modern science as a powerful and often controlling societal force, as seen through its influence in politics, business, health, industry and technology. The primary focus of this course is the seminar discussion of readings and theory. To support the connection between theory and practice, a portion of the course each week is devoted to experimentation and data analysis. This course is one of two core courses in the honors program and is required for honors program graduates. Hours: 39 lecture and 1 field trip. Prerequisites: Honors program eligibility and MTH 092 or an acceptable mathematics placement test score. Materials fee: $40. Usually offered in the spring.
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