Academic Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)

IDS 101  Introduction to Leadership  (3 credits)  

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and to develop their leadership skills. This course integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films, and contemporary readings on leadership. Students develop leadership skills through study, observation, and application.

IDS 181  Special Topics: Compass Seminar - First Year Experience  (1 credit)  

This seminar will be composed of 7 modules, each addressing a success skill that freshmen need to do well in their first year of college. The seminar will help students adapt to college level expectations, and a college level workload by focusing on time management, study skills, and campus connections. The seminar will run in two formats: as a stand-alone seminar and as a seminar that is linked to several classes that are enrolled heavily by freshmen.

IDS 201  Peace and Conflict: An Interdisciplinary Look (D)  (3 credits)  

This course provides a basic introduction to the emerging field of peace and conflict studies. Because of the variety of interpersonal, professional, political, and international arenas where conflict arises, this course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Disciplines that may be examined include but are not limited to business, history, international affairs, law, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, science, sociology, and the visual and performing arts. Specific issues include the roots and causes of conflict, symptoms and dynamics of conflict, and responses to conflict. This course may require field trip(s). A reasonable alternative option to the required field trip will be available.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 101