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COLL310 - Applied Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Course Details

Course Code: COLL310 Course ID: 5296 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

An interdisciplinary perspective can help form innovative, thoughtful, and creative approaches to solve complex challenges and issues. In this course, students will analyze connections between two or more major discipline areas in order to thoroughly examine a personal or professional experience or challenge. This course will support students in examining career paths that align with their interdisciplinary coursework as they learn how to present diverse disciplinary knowledge effectively to others and prepare for their senior seminar. Students must have completed 60 credits to enroll in this course.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/31/21 - 02/04/22 02/07/22 - 04/03/22 Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Identify ways in which disciplinary versus interdisciplinary approaches examine social issues or experiences

2. Map the role of different disciplines in our understanding of a specific social issue or experience

3. Apply literature from two or more academic disciplines to a personal or professional challenge or experience

4. Describe the value of an interdisciplinary background in professional and personal contexts

5. Explain the interdisciplinary context of the student’s course choices and professional experiences and goals

Book Title:Interdisciplinary Research Journeys: Practical Strategies for Capturing Creativity - e-book availalbe in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Bloomsbury Lib
Author:Lyall, et. al.
Unit Cost:$46.95
Book Title:Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research - e-book available online, link provided inside the classroom
Publication Info:National Academies Press
Author:Institute of Medicine
Unit Cost:$52.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.