Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) Courses
IS 10 : College Success Seminar
The College Success Seminar supports first time college students in making important transitions to college and building connections on campus that contribute towards a successful college experience.
IS 103 : Introduction to College
This course will introduce students to college life and focus on essential transitional elements that promote academic success and personal goals. Students will have an opportunity to become familiar with college and community resources, acquire skills which support academic achievement and provide opportunities to develop self-awareness and personal and career goals for lifelong learning.
IS 103B : Introduction to College
This course is a modular one-credit course providing students fundamental college success skills, i.e. using college resources, life management, goal setting, life planning, IS 103B is the one credit to the three-credit IS 103 course. (Formerly IS 100A)
IS 104 : Career/Life Exploration and Planning
This is a survey course offering preparation for initial career exploration and planning. Emphasis is on career decision-making, assessment of self-information, world of work information, self-assessed interests, values, and a survey of occupational clusters and related academic preparation. Upon completion of this course students will have developed a basic career action plan comprised of a career goal statement and short-term and long-term career and educational objectives.
IS 105 : Career Development and Life Planning
This course will focus on workforce and career preparation through the survey of occupational clusters and updated industry information. Students will be taken through the career development process in addition to self exploration/assessment and planning. Students will have the opportunity to prepare a professional resume and cover letter in addition to a panel mock interview session. Upon completion of this course students will have a deeper understanding of their career goals and action plan.
IS 107V : Student Leadership Concepts
This course is designed to expose students to the basic skills essential for effective student leadership through hands-on learning exercises and student leadership theory development. This course facilitates a shared learning experience, allowing for networking with other students. Students may register for two credits (lecture only) or three credits (lecture and project assignment). Credit choice must be made at the time of registration.
IS 115 : Self-Development
This course will increase students' awareness and acceptance of their own personal and cultural values and background, develop learning strategies and communication skills, and address personal attitudes and barriers so as to provide opportunity for educational and career success. This is repeatable for credit. (Formerly SSCI 101)
IS 250H : Leadership Development
Focus is on developing a personal leadership style and philosophy through study of basic leadership and group dynamics theory, and through analysis of the moral and ethical responsibilities of leadership. Course integrates readings and discussions of traditional leadership theories with readings from the humanities (classic works of literature and contemporary multi-cultural writings), media presentations (especially film), and experiential learning exercises. Students accepted in the Honors Program may meet their Colloquium requirement with this course.
Acceptance in the Honors Program. Prerequisite: ENG 100 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.