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INT 301. Interdisciplinary Studies: Special Topics 4 hours
These courses will focus on materials and topics that transcend the boundaries of specific academic disciplines and are not offered on a regular basis. Such courses have included Bioethics and Environmental Science.
 
ULP 303. The New American City 4 hours
The purpose of this course is to examine the problems and prospects of politics and policymaking in the new American city and its environs. Consideration will be given to the political and sociological significance of a number of the factors that characterize this new development, including: the extremes of wealth and poverty, the mix of racial and ethnic groups, and the opportunities and challenges provided by progress in transportation and technology. Offered annually.
 
ULP 304. Community Issues Forum: Principles into Practice 4 hours
This course is taught as a weekly evening seminar focusing on a particular community issue and accompanied by an issue-related, off-campus internship. Together with community leaders and faculty, students analyze issues confronting stakeholders, collaborate on solutions, and present findings derived from their internship assignments. Students have interned with the state legislature, local and state chambers of commerce, community food banks, arts organizations, corporations, non-profit organizations, and a number of other community groups. Topics covered in previous years include: education, transportation, health care, and the environment. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
 
INT 401. Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies 1-4 hours
An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to obtain a faculty supervisor in the relevant field of study, submit a learning agreement, work 30 hours for every hour of academic credit, keep a written journal of the work experience, have regularly scheduled meetings with the faculty supervisor, and write a research paper dealing with some aspect of the internship. Written work should total five pages of academic writing for every hour of credit. An extensive list of internships is maintained by the Career Services Office. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Permission of the faculty supervisor and qualification for the internship program.
 

 

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