Interdisciplinary Studies 490 and 498 are for the student completing an individually planned major (for information on the independently designed major see “Major Study Requirements” in the Academics section of this catalog).
200 Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies
Offerings under this designation will be short-term classes and/or seminars of an interdisciplinary nature. These courses will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and cannot be used to satisfy distribution requirements in any area. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Any current offerings follow.
300 Special Topics in International or Global Studies
A course which examines a specific topic within the area of international studies. Any current offerings follow.
400 O’Donnell Endowment: Special Topics in Applied International Studies
The Ashton and Virginia O’Donnell Endowment exists to bring to campus individuals who are expert practitioners in global affairs. O’Donnell Visiting Educators will have expertise in international business, diplomacy, social movements, environmental regulation, immigration, engineering, medicine, development, the arts or other areas involving international study. Offerings under this designation will be short-term classes and/or seminars led by the O’Donnell Visiting Educator. Graded credit/no credit. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Distribution area: none. Any current offerings follow.
490 Senior Project
1-4, 1-4 Staff
Interdisciplinary project, reading or research undertaken as part of an approved independently designed major or combined major. Prerequisite: approved independently designed major, or combined major. Distribution area: none.
498 Honors Thesis
1-4, 1-4 Staff
Designed to further independent research projects leading to the preparation of an undergraduate thesis or a project report in an approved independently designed major or combined major. Required of and limited to senior honors candidates. Distribution area: none.