Interdisciplinary Courses

IDSY198Independent Study
IDSY/PHYS215Introduction to Complex Systems Study of how collective behavior emerges from the interaction between a system's parts and its environment. Model systems from the natural sciences and social sciences will be used as examples. Both historical and contemporary approaches will be discussed.
IDSY295Pedagogy for Peer Supports This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of pedagogy and teach you strategies for helping peers with diverse backgrounds and learning styles strengthen their academic skills.
IDSY295Let's Study Abroad This course will support students as they move from exploring options for study abroad to completing their study abroad application. Students will consider how study abroad fits into their overall "plan" including academic and financial factors. Along the way, students will consider how various aspects of their identities may shape - and be shaped by - their experiences abroad, and reflect on what it means to participate responsibly in a new community and culture. This course is specifically aimed at students who hold identities that are historically under-represented among study abroad participants, including Black students, first-generation students, and PELL recipients.
IDSY395Your Work in the World The Fall 2020 Your Work in the World course marries internship experience with linked academic work and is designed specifically as an opportunity for juniors as an experiential education replacement for lost study abroad opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students do not need to have an internship lined up to register for this course.
IDSY395Experiential Learning in Context This course accompanies an experiential education opportunity and provides a way for students to learn about, reflect and improve on a non-traditional learning experience. This experience can be an internship, volunteer position, employment, service-learning opportunity, or other relevant position. A minimum of 50 hours of engagement in the experiential component is required during the quarter in which the student takes this course. Students will explore contextual and/or theoretical issues related to the experiential component and engage in career-readiness activities in order to connect different types of learning to their K Plan. A student may take this course multiple times for credit if the course content is different.