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Interdisciplinary Studies (INDIS)


The following Interdisciplinary Studies courses are offered:

Study Skills for Science Disciplines .5 Units
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: Current enrollment in a science course.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LAB
This course offers individualized instructional modules designed to improve study strategies appropriate for various science classes and in the nursing program. A partial list of skills may include the following: principles of learning and retention, active reading and listening, note taking, annotating, discipline-based vocabulary, paraphrasing, test preparation, test taking, and problem solving. This course is offered in a flexible TBA format of 27 laboratory hours in order to accommodate the student's schedule. Registration is open through the tenth week of the semester. This course is graded on a pass/no pass basis.

Sustainability: Your Future on Planet Earth 3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
In this course, faculty from a variety of disciplines will introduce the fundamental aspects of sustainability including an examination of the critical relationship between people and their environment. The course emphasizes a holistic approach as students examine the interconnection between nature and society and how it relates to the food we eat, the goods we buy, the things we build, the oceans we harvest, and the energy we consume. Using an interactive approach, students also explore solutions to today's unprecedented environmental challenges within cultural, economic, educational and political contexts. Faculty from Biology, Early Childhood Education, English, Geography, Nutrition, and/or Sociology will team teach this course. Field trips may be required. This course is not open to those who have taken Sustainability: Earth's Future previously.

Independent Studies in Interdisciplinary Studies 1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
This course involves a student working individually on a topic of study and research beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. Upon approval of the proposed topic, the student will work and keep in contact with the advisory faculty to successfully complete the study topic. Students may take this course up to four times without duplication of the topics.


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