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Interdisciplinary Studies

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IDS101 CPC Foundations 3 Credits This course provides an introduction to the college and serves as an extended orientation to college life. Topics will include college systems, managing time, and assessing goals. Students will also identify and analyze common obstacles to student success and address college resources that will support and strengthen students’ academic, personal, and professional goals.

IDS102 Introduction to Information Literacy 3 Credits This course is an introduction to 21st century information literacy concepts and skills. Students will develop lifelong research skills relevant to their academic careers, professional lives, and community participation by thinking critically about information creation, access, and usage. Student will learn how to locate and evaluate sources, analyze the social factors influencing information, and understand how to responsibly use and create information.

IDS200 Consumer Protection 3 Credits This course provides students with an understanding of the various consumer protection laws and regulations created on the federal and state level. The course will cover such areas as disclosure requirements for financial documents, the state’s “Lemon Law,” and LandlordTenant Agreements. The course will also discuss the consumer protection agencies and private organizations that consumers can use in fighting for their rights.

IDS210 Global Humanitarian Studies 3 Credits This course combines short-term cultural immersion with a humanitarian project completed in a specified country. Prior to departure, students will be oriented to the project, the culture of the country, and any pertinent travel needs. Once there, students will complete the assigned project and any other requirements for the course. Upon their return, students will present their experiences to members of the College community. Prerequisites: 12 earned credits.

IDS290 Associate Degree Capstone 3 Credits The capstone course for the associate degree integrates coursework, knowledge, skills, and experiential learning to enable the student to demonstrate their level of achievement for entry into a new field or advancement in the current field. This is a self-directed, integrated learning opportunity that is the summation of the student’s academic and hands-on learning experiences at the associate degree level. Co-requisite/Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all coursework required for the bachelor degree with the exception of the final term. Co-requisite/Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all coursework required for the associate degree with the exception of the final term.

IDS299 CE Capstone Course for the Associate Degree 4 Credits The CE capstone course for the associate degree is designed to assess cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning that requires the command, analysis, and synthesis of knowledge and skills. The course integrates coursework, knowledge, skills, and experiential learning to enable the student to demonstrate his/her level of achievement for entry into a new field or advancement in the current field. This is a self-directed, integrated learning opportunity that is the summation of the student’s academic and hands-on learning experiences at the associate degree level. Co-requisite/Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all coursework required for the associate degree with the exception of the final term.

IDS305 Selected Topics in Film 3 Credits The topic of this course is determined during the academic term that it is offered. This topic will relate to a specific area of filmmaking and/or appreciation. Students will use their writing and research skills, along with their knowledge of mass media, to participate in this course. Directorial filmographies or selected genres will be the focus of this course. Prerequisite: ENG102

IDS315 Global Cultural Study 9 Credits This course combines and in-depth study of cultural and gendered responses to economic globalization. Topics include culture and security, identity politics, clashes of and accommodations among civilizations, modernity, and post-modernity. A sociological and cultural analysis of the background and contemporary customs of the people of the country is studied on location with special attention paid to the problems of modernization and culture change. Prerequisite: 21 earned credits

IDS325 Nature of Leadership 3 Credits This course focuses on leadership development, individual and group motivation strategies, personal leadership style and adaptation, impacts of power, and effective conflict resolution. It allows the student to view leadership from a personal aspect and examine the “essence of leadership.” Leadership will be illustrated as combination of leaders, followers, and their situation with emphasis on followership. Each student will demonstrate the application of evaluating leadership, ethical behavior, and organizational skills they have personally experienced from a follower standpoint. Prerequisite: PHI105 148

IDS330 Global Conflict 3 Credits This course investigates specific conflicts around the world and the cultural, social, economic, and political forces that led to those conflicts. Students will analyze these situations and draw conclusions about the nature of conflict in both an historical and modern context. Prerequisites: HUM105, SOC100, or PSY100 IDS335 Fashion, Media, Culture 3 Credits This course examines the intersections between fashion, rhetoric, and identity by analyzing the representations of fashion in popular media. Students will apply rhetorical theory and social criticism to evaluate the fashion industry and consumers, including current events, scandals, and movements. Particular emphasis will be placed on the industry messaging, consumerism, means of production, and empowerment.

IDS400 Topics in Multiculturalism 3 Credits This course is an interdisciplinary investigation of the multicultural experiences in a global context. This course examines the many concepts of diversity on various instructor-driven topics such as race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. These are based on the topics’ influence in the social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and other career and academic fields. Prerequisite: HUM105, SOC100, or PSY100 IDS405 Independent Study in Special Topics 3 Credits
This course provides students an opportunity to develop an individualized study plan on
a specific theme, topic or innovative area of their interest within their own program of
study. With guidance from a faculty sponsor the student will develop a course outline and
completion plan.
Prerequisite: Advanced permission of the Associate Dean of General Education and
Immersion Studies

IDS490 Bachelor’s Degree Capstone 3 Credits
The capstone course for the bachelor’s degree integrates coursework, knowledge, skills, and
experiential learning to enable the student to demonstrate their level of achievement for
entry into a new field or advancement in the current field. This is self-directed, integrated
learning opportunity that is the summation of the student’s academic and hands-on learning
experiences at the bachelor degree level.
Co-requisite/Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all coursework required for the bachelor’s
degree with the exception of the final term.

IDS495 Capstone Course for SDTS
(Specialized Degree Transfer Students) 4 Credits
In order to meet the credit criteria for this course, students will be required to identify a
potential employer relevant to his/her field of study. The student’s responsibility is to meet
with someone who oversees the day-to-day operations to discuss his/her research project
and paper. A minimum of three (3) hours per week is required to complete assignments,
read, research, and write the final paper. The capstone course for specialized degree
transfer students is designed to assess cognitive and affective learning that requires the
command, analysis, and synthesis of knowledge and skills. The course integrates coursework,
knowledge, skills and experiential learning to enable the student to demonstrate his/her level
of achievement for entry into a new field or advancement in the current field. This is a selfdirected, integrated learning opportunity that is the summation of the student’s academic and
hands-on learning experiences at the bachelor degree level.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all coursework required for the bachelor’s degree with
the exception of the final term and status as a Continuing Education student

IDS499 CE Capstone Course for the Bachelor’s Degree 4 Credits
The CE capstone course for the bachelor’s degree is designed to assess cognitive, affective,
and psychomotor learning that requires the command, analysis, and synthesis of knowledge
and skills. The course integrates academic and experiential learning which enables the student
to demonstrate his/her level of achievement for entry into a new field or advancement in the
current field. This is a self-directed, integrated learning opportunity that is the summation of
the student’s academic and hands-on learning experiences at the bachelor degree level.
Co-requisite/Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all coursework required for the bachelor’s
degree with the exception of the final term.

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