UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE COURSES
UC 175 : University Experience
This course focuses on the development and application of critical thinking skills within the course and across disciplines. This course uses the Foundation for Critical Thinking's model to help students evaluate their own thinking process with the goal of improving it. Specific course content areas include library education; improving academic skills; exploration of majors and careers; use of campus technology and resources; and personal development.
UC 176 : University Experience - Special Topics
This one-hour addition may be attached to certain UC 175 courses in order to serve a specific student population (e.g., learning communities) or emphasize specific content (e.g., health and wellness).
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES COURSES (FALL 2013)
IDST 369 : Career Related Field Experience
Looking to receive internship credits? This course involves supervised work experience related to your field of study or career goals within a cooperating business, industry, or agency. It is available in 1, 2, or 3 credit hour formats. You should first discuss with your BIS adviser and with their approval, contact the WKU Career Services Center to identify goals and review course requirements. Speak to Liz Heller, Lana Kunkel, or Tess McKinley at (270) 745-3095 at Career Services.
Note :Course materials will be available via Blackboard but up to three face-to-face meetings on Main Campus will be needed.
IDST 375/376 : Seminar/Practicum in Peer Mentoring
The Seminar in Peer Mentoring is an introduction to effective mentoring techniques, including an examination of mentoring theories and styles.
IDST 395 : Investigative Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies
A comprehensive exploration of different approaches to interdisciplinary studies as an academic research discipline or method.
IDST 399 : Special Topics - The Ends of the World
This course will focus on the various ways Americans have thought about the "end of the world" throughout United States history. This topic is interdisciplinary in nature, as many popular views on The End stem from religion, science, technology, geology, war, astronomy, disease, and the list goes on. And, in many cases, The End comes from an overlap of these areas. For example, God sending an asteroid to destroy the earth, or nuclear fallout from a global religious war, or technology paving the way for an Antichrist figure, or human choices leading to a global climate meltdown. In all directions, how people think about The End affects how they live in the present, and examining those realities provide rich ground for interdisciplinary thought.
Note on IDST 399 courses : BIS majors may take our IDST 399 (formerly UC 399) Special Topics courses twice for up to a total of six credit hours on their degree plan. Check with your advisor to see if you are eligible and whether the topic being offered is appropriate to your emphasis.
IDST 495 : Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone
Examination of interdisciplinary scholarship and problem solving, with application based on students' areas of emphasis in the major.