Interdisciplinary Studies Courses
Debbie Storrs, Undergraduate Program Coordinator (112 Admin. Bldg. 83844-3154; phone 208/885-4561); Margrit von Braun, Graduate Program Coordinator (104 Morrill Hall 83844-3017; phone 208/885-6243).
Intr 101 (s) Focus on Success (1-3 cr, max 6)
Develop strategies to help you meet the demands of college-level course work. Includes goal setting, study skills, learning strategies, time management, effective communication skills. This course will introduce you to University requirements and resources, and help you integrate into the academic and social environment at the UI.
Intr 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
Intr 201 Major/Career Exploration & Decision Making (1 cr)
Students are taken through the career decision-making process. Through career assessments, occupation & industry research, and informational interviews, students will learn about themselves and explore possible careers in order to narrow down their options and make informed major and career decisions.
Intr 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
Intr 210 Life Skills for Student Athletes (2 cr)
This course supports the development of a well-balanced lifestyle for student-athletes, encouraging emotional well-being, leadership, personal growth and decision-making skills. Upon completion of the course the student-athlete will: 1. Understand the guidelines and resources available for academic success; 2. Take personal responsibility for actions, behaviors and pursuing goals; 3. Effectively manage your time within the constraints of a busy academic schedule; 4. Consistently demonstrate successful classroom behavior, study habits, and test taking skills; 5. Make informed and educated decisions regarding health issues; 6. Learn to prepare nutritious and inexpensive meals; 7. Appreciate the meaning of diversity and culture; 8. Understand how to manage your personal finances; 9. Choose the correct major and identify possible career choices; and 10. Demonstrate the understanding of a service learning experience.
Intr 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
Intr 301 Career Preparation & Decision Making (1 cr)
Explore careers, set goals, make informed educational and career choices. Identify your strengths and weaknesses, and be able to compare/contrast your interests, abilities, and values with occupations, employers and possible career paths. Learn to effectively communicating your strengths, direct & transferrable skills, and the value you bring to an organization. (Fall only)
Intr 316 Explore Mentoring & Leadership (3 cr)
Same as OrgS 317, Psyc 317 and Soc 316. Through the study of both mentoring as well as leadership, this course will prepare students to become effective mentors, citizens and members of the larger community. The course will cover a broad range of topics including: mentoring skills; leadership language, theory and style; communication and conflict; social justice and multiculturalism; values and ethics; and social change.
Intr 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
Intr 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
Intr J410/J510 Responsible Research Conduct (1 cr)
Responsible conduct of research training is required for all undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral scholars funded on NIH or NSF grants. This course meets the NIH and NSF requirements and reviews regulations, policies, resources related to research misconduct, conflict of interest, ethics, human participants, animal welfare, biosafety, export control, data acquisition (ownership, sharing, management), mentor/mentee relationships, collaborations, and publication practices and responsible authorship.
Intr 450 Interdisciplinary Colloquium (1 cr, max 6)
This course meets in conjunction with the Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium, a campus-wide speaker series that meets weekly on Tuesdays during the Fall and Spring semesters. The presentations concern various aspects of teaching and research on campus, and are delivered by faculty and staff from across the university. Attendance at the presentations is required, and students are expected to submit their class notes and reaction essays for each presentation at the end of the semester. Graded Pass/Fail.
Intr 494 (s) Service Practicum (1-9 cr, max 9)
This practicum provides students with an extended, hands-on, service learning experience followed by a significant reflection activity. Graded Pass/Fail.
Prereq: Permission of Instructor
Intr 495 Practicum in Tutoring (1 cr, max 2)
Tutorial services performed by advanced students under faculty supervision.
Intr 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
Intr 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)
Intr 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
Intr 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
Intr 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
Intr 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
Intr 508 Teaching and Learning Strategies for International Teaching Assistants (1 cr)
This course is designed to help International Teaching Assistants become better teachers and facilitators of student learning . The course will include mentoring through classroom teaching and observation sessions. Graded Pass/Fail.
Intr 510 Responsible Research Conduct (1 cr)
See Intr J410/J510.
Engl 522 Communication for Science Professionals (3 cr)
See Engl 522.
Intr 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)
Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.