Courses

Interdisciplinary Courses (IND)

IND-305.1   Winter Wilderness Experience2 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

The Winter Wilderness Experience (WWE), an off-campus program based in the Sawtooth Mountains of Stanley, Idaho, is an interdisciplinary and experiential program in the study of place. Primary instruction focuses on environmental literature, creative writing, wilderness studies (literary, historical, and philosophical), and outdoor skills (backcountry skiing, avalanche safety, and snow camping). Secondary emphases of WWE include winter ecology, public land policy, cultural geography, and leadership and group management skills. Students take a 2-credit preparatory course during the fall term before the 4-credit winter course. As determined by the instructors in consultation with each student, 3 of the 6 WWE credits can fulfill the ENG 299T requirement within the Literature in English major/minor, the ENG 220 requirement within the Creative Writing major/minor, or the 3-credit social science requirement within the Environmental Studies major/minor. In addition, 2 credits can go toward Leadership and 1 credit can go toward P.E. Student admission to WWE is determined by formal applications as well as personal interviews.

IND-305.2   Winter Wilderness Experience credits

Prerequisites: IND-305.1 and permission.

The Winter Wilderness Experience (WWE), an off-campus program based in the Sawtooth Mountains of Stanley, Idaho, is an interdisciplinary and experiential program in the study of place. Primary instruction focuses on environmental literature, creative writing, wilderness studies (literary, historical, and philosophical), and outdoor skills (backcountry skiing, avalanche safety, and snow camping). Secondary emphases of WWE include winter ecology, public land policy, cultural geography, and leadership and group management skills. Students take a 2-credit preparatory course during the fall term before the 4-credit winter course. As determined by the instructors in consultation with each student, 3 of the 6 WWE credits can fulfill the ENG 299T requirement within the Literature in English major/minor, the ENG 220 requirement within the Creative Writing major/minor, or the 3-credit social science requirement within the Environmental Studies major/minor. In addition, 2 credits can go toward Leadership and 1 credit can go toward P.E. Student admission to WWE is determined by formal applications as well as personal interviews.

IND-307.1   London: Art, History, & Literature3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

This course is a prerequisite for the winter session off-campus study course IND-307.2 of the same name. An interdisciplinary study of the art, history, and literature of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century London as reflected in the literature, memoirs, and art of the day.IND-307.1 may be applied to the following majors and minors: the art major, the art history minor, the English minor or major, the history major or minor, and the British studies minor.

IND-307.2   London: Art, History, & Literature4 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

An interdisciplinary study of the art, history, and literature of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century London as reflected in the literature, memoirs, and art of the day. Approximately three weeks of winter term will be spent in London. IND-307.2 may be applied to the following majors and minors: the art major, the art history minor, the English major or minor, the history major or minor, and the British studies minor. Students who wish to apply more than three credits from IND-307.1 and IND-307.2 towards their majors (or minors with the exception of British Studies) must speak to course instructors by the end of the first week of IND 307.1 for further information.

IND-320.1   Scotland & the Lake District: The Humanities of Place2 credits

This spring term course is a prerequisite for the summer off-campus study course IND-320.2 of the same name. It consists of classroom coursework intended to provide students with an introductory understanding of the history, geography, culture, literature, music, and art of northern England and Scotland. The Scotland and Lake District trip is an interdisciplinary study of place and culture through the lenses of music, literature, and art. The 3-week program in May will emphasize cultural, national, and geographical comparisons among three distinct regions of northern Britain: the Lake District of northwest England, the Lowlands of southern Scotland, and the Highlands and islands of northern Scotland. Generally, students may apply no more than three credits from IND-320.1 and IND-320.2 towards the following majors and minors: music minor, art major, art history minor, Literature in English minor, Literature in English major, or the British Studies minor. In the case of Literature in English, these three credits constitute the equivalent work load and credit as an ENG 200-level course.

IND-320.2   Scotland & the Lake District: The Humanities of Place4 credits

Prerequisites: IND-320.1

The Scotland and Lake District trip is an interdisciplinary study of place and culture through the lenses of music, literature, and art. The 3-week program in May will emphasize cultural, national, and geographical comparisons among three distinct regions of northern Britain: the Lake District of northwest England, the Lowlands of southern Scotland, and the Highlands and islands of northern Scotland. Generally, students may apply no more than three credits from IND-320.1 and IND-320.2 towards these majors or minors: music minor, art major, art history minor, Literature in English minor, Literature in English major, or the British Studies minor. In the case of Literature in English, these three credits constitute the equivalent work load and credit as an ENG 200 course.

IND-368   The Prison Experience5 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

An opportunity to learn firsthand about prisons and prison life as students read prison-related texts in sociology and literature and as they write in response to what they read and what they see at local correctional institutions. Authors may include Michael Santos, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Michel Foucault, and Assata Shakur as well as a number of social science texts.

IND-499   Business/Arts Interdisciplinary Seminar1 credit

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

This interdisciplinary senior seminar will include visiting lectures from professionals in the arts and related businesses. Discussions will allow students to share common concerns and present senior projects.