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Courses

The following Interdisciplinary Studies courses are offered:

INDIS 313
Freshman Seminar    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 51 with a grade of "C" or better; Eligibility for ENGWR 101.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course treats success holistically by exploring the interpersonal, intra-personal, and the "soft" skills needed to be successful in today's world. Students will examine their own educational and/or career goals, and learn how to make strategic decisions about their own learning. Students will evaluate their daily activities, choices, and behaviors while observing their impact on their ability to create habits that contribute to their success. The psychological, sociological and physiological impacts will also be addressed. Students will be required to complete either: 1) eight hours of volunteer service or 2) participate in eight hours of campus life or 3) eight hours of additional classwork reflective of the pathway in which the course is offered.

INDIS 314
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.

INDIS 315
Study Skills for Science Disciplines II    .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 acquire or improve study strategies for science, allied health, or nutrition courses. Strategies build on prior skills learned in earlier study skills courses, and they include the intensive study cycle, advanced concept mapping, stress management, mastering science vocabulary, improving on note-taking and listening, visual learning, and advanced problem solving. Registration is open through the eighth week of the semester. This course, which is graded Pass/No Pass, is offered in a flexible TBA format of 27 laboratory hours to accommodate the student's schedule.

INDIS 360
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.

INDIS 495
Independent Studies in Interdisciplinary Studies    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54-162 hours LAB
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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