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Interdivisional Courses

Courses IDIV

100 COLLEGE STUDY SKILLS - 1 hour
A course presenting college level study skills with opportunities for students to apply these skills in their current course texts. Specific topics include time management, note taking, vocabulary, text study techniques, test taking and memory strategies.

200 ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING - 3 hours
This class covers the foundations of innovation and creativity. Students will learn basic psychological theories of creativity, the group dynamics that foster innovation as well as theories of team building techniques that are essential for getting things accomplished. We will also study creativity in music and art as we connect the dots between creativity and everyday life. C-3RC.

201 ENTREPRENEURSHIP SKILLS - 3 hours
Students will participate in a variety of interactive activities and discussions that examine how to implement an innovation or creative solution. In the final weeks of class, each student creates and presents their own "business action plans" that solve a real problem and detail how the solution will be implemented. Prerequisite: IDIV 200.

212 COLLEGE TO CAREER - 1 hour
This course is designed to provide upper-level students with the necessary career management skills, strategies, and methodologies to effectively identify and compete for internships or full-time job opportunities.


278 PRACTICUM IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - 1-4 hours
Observation of and participation in the activities of a professional in an applied field that is related to the environment. Examples of appropriate mentors include, but are not limited to, foresters, environmental lobbyists, research scientists, environmental consultants, environmental chemists and wildlife biologists. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: appropriate coursework in disciplines; varies with practicum.

350 THE INDIA STORY - 3 hours
An intensive seminar-type travel course offered in New Delhi, India. All aspects of Indian culture and history will be covered through lectures given by instructors with expertise in specific topics. Summer. C-3GC.

401 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (W) - 3 hours
A study of contemporary issues related to human populations and the ecology of survival. Analysis of the population explosion, rates of population growth, and the distribution of population in the United States as well as in the rest of the world. The relation of human populations and the physical environment with a special concern for the effect of pollution on human health and survival and the demands for raw materials by our industrial activities, both in the developed and the developing segments of the world. An integrative senior-level course for environmental studies majors and minors. Prerequisite: BIOL 130; ENG 111. Spring, alternate years.

403 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW - 3 hours
This course examines the role of environmental regulations and how they affect the conduct of individuals in modern American society.

475 INTERNSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - 3-6 hours
Student interns will function as environmental professionals. Internships involve significantly more independence and decision-making responsibility than do practica. Juniors and seniors majoring in environmental studies only. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: appropriate coursework in disciplines; varies with internship.

495 HONORS THESIS - 1-6 hours
An opportunity for students eligible for the Honors Program to prepare an honors thesis, either for its own sake or as partial fulfillment of the requirements for an honors diploma. The honors thesis treats a topic in the student’s major but also must be interdivisional in scope and approach. The Honors Committee will approve topics for each honors thesis. Prerequisite: eligibility for the Honors Program and approval from the honors program director. May be repeated twice for credit up to a maximum of six semester hours.

380 or 480 SPECIAL PROBLEMS - 1-4 hours
A students who has demonstrated ability to work independently may propose a course and pursue it with a qualified and willing professor. The division chair and the vice president and dean for academic affairs must also approve. A set of guidelines is available at the Office of the Registrar.

385 or 485 SEMINAR - 1-4 hours
An in-depth consideration of a significant scholarly problem or issue. Students pursue a supervised, independent inquiry on an aspect of the topic and exchange results through reports and discussions.