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Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)


095 Collegiate Study Skills (3) Helps students become more skillful in study habits and communications strategies that foster success in college and beyond. The importance of learner responsibility is emphasized, and each student will have the opportunity to gain as much as they choose from the class. Since acclimation to university culture is paramount to college success, dialogue on this subject is a common thread throughout the course. F08, S09, F09, S10


101-110 First-Year Seminar (3) First-year seminar that fulfills a general education requirement depending on the academic content. Some also fulfill diversity or non-western requirements. Limited to entering freshmen who may only enroll in one seminar.


195 Collegiate Relationships (3) Interdisciplinary approach explores the relationship between the general principles of human relations and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding will enable students to improve their relationships at school, work, in the family, and in society. Students examine basic processes of human interaction, particularly as they are affected by race, ethnicity, gender, age, and ability and cover issues such as: social influence processes, conflict resolution, small group theory, diversity, power in relationships, and group learning techniques. F08, S09, F09, S10


296 Introduction to Distance Learning (1) Provides an overview of distance learning theory and applications to include use of technology, library access, and information literacy. Pass-Fail only.


297 Exploring Majors and Academic Possibilities (1-3) Introduction to academic and major exploration. Emphasis on self-discovery and decision-making, as they relate to personal preferences related to academic curriculum and major decisions. Pass-Fail only.


300 Individualized Educational Planning (1) Identification of educational, career and/or personal goals and the process of developing the individualized major plan.


350 Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Preparation (2) Provides an overview of the exam and the theoretical background, as well as prepares students to take the GRE general test. Students prepare for and/or improve their scores with specific strategies on each of the GRE general sections; verbal, quantitative and analytical reasoning. Specific focus given to success on the computerized version of the GRE and an overview of the writing assessment.


495 Capstone Experience (2-3) Integration of the competencies of the individualized major in a contract format. General Education corequisite for the Distance Learning Program individualized major will be satisfied by successful completion of this learning contract. Instructor of record is determined from faculty panel of the major depending on the focus of the learning contract. Students should register for IDS 495 as the last or one of the last course enrollments. Prerequisite: Admission to the Distance Learning Program.