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IDS-001- 008 Bonner Leaders Dr. Christian Rice
This course is designed for Bonner Leaders as an academic complement to their community service work, focusing on the Bonner Common Commitments—civic engagement, community building, diversity, international perspective, and social justice—and providing the students with opportunities for intentional reflection on their service experience. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. Graded S/U. One hour per week. One semester hour.
IDS-089. Science and Mathematics in Society Faculty
This course is designed as an interdisciplinary academic component for “Fellowships in the Ursinus Transition to an Undergraduate Research Experience” (FUTURE) students participating in the “Center for Science and the Common Good” (CSCG) summer research program. Topics will include exploration of the intersection of science and mathematics on society. The class will reflect on ethical issues related to research in science and mathematics and on how science and society influence each other. Students will explore how scientists and mathematicians in different disciplines approach research questions and how scientific papers are written. The course meets during the summer and a final paper is due during the fall semester. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. Graded S/U. One semester hour.
IDS-099. Topics in Diversity Faculty
The exploration of readings, other texts, traditional or not, and activities related to diversity. Sample topics are issues concerning race, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, gender, or religion. This course is graded S/U. One hour per week. One semester hour.
IDS-101. World Literature I: The Literary Tradition Faculty
Critical reading of selected representative works from Western and non-Western literatures from early civilization through the European Renaissance. The epic and drama will be emphasized. (See also Ursinus in Sevilla program.) Three hours per week. Four semester hours. (H.)
IDS-102. World Literature II: Topics in Comparative Literature Faculty
Critical reading of selected works, with emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century non-Western literatures, in a comparative and pluralistic context. Three hours per week. Four semester hours. (H, G.)
IDS-110. Topics in Interdivisional Studies Faculty
This course will focus on a topic that is interdisciplinary in nature and is not covered in a similar fashion in other courses in the curriculum. Topics will vary, and students may repeat course when topics differ. Four hours per week. Four semester hours.
IDS-120. Introduction to American Culture for International Students Faculty
This course is to be taken during the first year at Ursinus by foreign students, including exchange students, in order to introduce them to the history, society and culture of the United States and the Philadelphia region. Assignments will provide practice in the structure and style of academic English, including oral and written communication. Limited to international students who are not native speakers of English. This course fulfills the core requirement in language for eligible students if approved by the chair of the Department of Modern Languages. Three hours per week plus one hour of additional work. Four semester hours.
IDS-201, 202, 203. Independent Study Faculty
Guided independent study involving more than one academic discipline for sophomores, juniors, seniors and second-semester freshmen. Projects will result in a major paper or creative project. The project proposal requires two faculty sponsors. Four semester hours. (I.)
IDS-210. Study Abroad Pre-departure Orientation Dr. Hardin
This course, required of all students approved by the College to participate in a semester or academic year-long study abroad program, is designed to help students prepare for the academic, intellectual, and personal challenges associated with study abroad. The course meets for 75 minutes per week during the last seven weeks of the semester. Students preparing to study in Japan take EAS-398 in lieu of this course. One semester hour.
IDS/MCS-256. Decoding ScienceDr. Edwards, Dr. Principe, Dr. Winegar
This course teaches students the art of critically reading primary research articles and translating them into news articles, policy papers and advocacy pieces for non-science audiences. Three hours per week. Four semester hours.
IDS-290. Writing Fellows Dr. Ho
This course will prepare students to work as Writing Fellows, either in the writing center or as aides to faculty in Writing Intensive courses. Prerequisite: CIE-100 and permission of the instructor. Three hours per week. Four semester hours.
IDS-301. Directed Readings Faculty
This course can be taken either as an individualized tutorial or as a group readings course. Students and faculty collaborate in designing a reading list of interdisciplinary materials and writing projects appropriate to the number of semester hours for which the course is being taken (eight to ten pages of formal and informal writing per credit hour). Permission of instructor required. Two to four semester hours.
IDS/SPAN-332. Latin American Studies Dr. Cameron
An interdivisional approach to the study of Latin America. The development of the history, politics, society and literature of Latin American nations will be examined. Readings will be selected from the works of major intellectual figures and writers. Emphasis will be on the 20th century. Weekly lectures, films, and class discussions. The language of instruction is English. Open to upper class students. Four hours per week. Four semester hours.
IDS-350. Human Sexuality Faculty
A study of the development and expression of human sexuality through the ages and through the lifespan of the individual. Alternate orientations, variances and sexual dysfunctions, disorders and diseases are also considered. Prerequisites: BIO-101Q and PSYC-100 or permission of the instructor. Three hours per week. Four semester hours.
IDS-381. Internship Faculty
Open to juniors and seniors of any major. This internship is of an interdisciplinary nature or otherwise falls outside the student’s major department. Interns must engage a faculty advisor in a relevant department. Other qualifications are the same as for traditional internships. Term will be designated by one of the following letters, which will be added immediately after the internship course number, A (fall), B (winter), C (spring) or D (summer). Internships undertaken abroad will be so indicated by the letter I. The intern must log a minimum of 120 hours of work. Three semester hours.
IDS-382. Internship Faculty
Open to juniors and seniors of any major. This internship is of an interdisciplinary nature or otherwise falls outside the student’s major department. Interns must engage a faculty advisor in a relevant department. Other qualifications are the same as for traditional internships. Term will be designated by one of the following letters, which will be added immediately after the internship course number, A (fall), B (winter), C (spring) or D (summer). Internships undertaken abroad will be so indicated by the letter I. The intern must log a minimum of 160 hours of work. Four semester hours.
IDS-491. Research/Independent Work Faculty
Individual investigation of an interdisciplinary topic. Open to candidates for interdepartmental honors and to other students. Permission of two department chairs required. Four semester hours.
IDS-492W. Research/Independent Work Faculty
Continuation of IDS-491. Four semester hours.