Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Requirement  (5 credit hours)

  • A total of five credit hours from the university approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list.

Double-counting

  • A course taken to satisfy a Major requirement may also satisfy this requirement if the course is on the approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list.
  •  A course that satisfies the Interdisciplinary Perspectives requirement may also satisfy the Global Knowledge or U.S. Diversity co-requisite if the course also exists on either university approved GEP co-requisite course list.

Rationale

Interdisciplinary study provides students with the opportunity to synthesize knowledge and skills, to make connections between fields of study, to consider more than one disciplinary approach or methodology, and to bring to bear the insights from two or more disciplines in examining and/or responding to complex problems.

Category Objectives

Each course in Interdisciplinary Perspectives category will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:

  1. Distinguish between the distinct approaches of two or more disciplines; and
  2. Identify and apply authentic connections between two or more disciplines; and
  3. Explore and synthesize the approaches or views of the two or more disciplines.

Interdisciplinary Course Criteria

Topic Coverage
An interdisciplinary course may be based around a broad topic, such as an idea, theme, problem, region, institution, era or issue. The complexity of such topics may mean that they can be more adequately addressed using an interdisciplinary approach rather than through a single disciplinary point of view.  Instructors should help students to integrate the multiple points of view into a cohesive understanding. The multiple disciplines may come from any college or from across colleges.

Rigor
The courses must include sustained, rigorous and substantive instruction that focuses on the content and approaches of two or more disciplines.

Methods of Delivery are flexible and must include one of the following approaches

  • Teams of faculty or experts from different disciplines. In team-based courses all faculty are responsible for the course and contribute to components of the class.
  • Individual faculty members teaching a single course. The instructor need not be an expert in multiple disciplines; the purpose of these courses is not to train students in multiple disciplines. The role of the instructor is to guide students in seeing the value in using multiple disciplinary perspectives in addressing specific themes, topics, issues, cultures or problems through an informed and rigorous exploration of these perspectives.

Participation

All colleges and departments are encouraged to participate in the development of appropriate courses for the Interdisciplinary Perspectives list and submit new or revised courses to CUE for approval.

Current IP GEP Category

Prefix/Number Course Title Eff Date Review Date *Co-Req/ Sub Cat Credit Hours
AEC 380 Global Water Resources Jan-13 6.2013 *GK 3
AEE/ANS/PB 208 Ag Biotechnology: Issues & Implications Jul-10 6.2010 3
ANT/SOC 261 Technology in Society & Culture Jan-10 12.2014 *GK
SS
3
ARE/EC 336 Introduction to Resource and Environmental Economics Jul-09 8.2009 3
ARS/STS 257 Technology in the Arts Jul-09 12.2009 3
BIO 165 Introduction to Environmental Research Oct-13 8.2013 5
BIO 227 Understanding Structural Diversity through Biological Illustration Jan-11 1.2011 NS 3
BIO 230 The Science of Studying Dinosaurs Jan-17 3.2017 NS 3
BIO 440 Human-Animal:An Evolutionary Perspective Aug-12 8.2012 3
BIT 100 Current Topics in Biotechnology Jan-12 1.2012 NS 4
CH 345 Chemistry and War Aug-17 9.2017
CNR 250 Diversity and Environmental Justice Aug-16 4.2016 *USD 3
COS 100 The Science of Change Jun-16  6.2016 2
CS 224 Seed, Biotechnology & Societies Jul-09 *GK
NS
3
CS 230 Introduction to Agroecology Jul-09 8.2009 *GK 3
CSC 281 Foundations of Interactive Game Design Jan-12 1.2012 3
D 100 Design Thinking I Jan-10 1.2010 2
D 101 Design Thinking II Jan-10 1.2010 2
E 102 Engineering in the 21st Century Jan-17 4.2016 2
EC/ARE 336 Introduction to Resource and Environmental Economics Jul-09 8.2009 3
EI 201 Exploring Interdisc. Entrepreneurial Thinking Jan-10 1.2010 3
EI 331 Interdisciplinary Entrep. Thinking I: Skills & Planning Basics Jan-10 1.2010 3
EMA 110 Introduction to Arts Entrepreneurship Aug-16 3.2016 3
EMA 365 Foundations in Arts Entrepreneurship Aug-11 8.2011 3
EMA 370 Practical Arts Entrepreneurship Aug-11 8.2011 3
ENG 232 Literature & Medicine Aug-12 8.2012 HUM 3
ENG 339 Literature and Technology Jan-17 12.2016 3
ENG 340 Literature, Art, and Society Aug-16 12.2016 HUM 3
ENG 341 Literature and Science  Aug-17  4.2017  3
ENG 342 Literature of Space and Place Aug-17 1.2017 HUM
*USD
3
ENG 376 Science Fiction Jul-09 6.2010 3
ENG 425 Analysis of Scientific and Technical Writing Jul-09 6.2010 3
ENT 201 Insects and People Aug-16  8.2016 NS 3
ENT 207 Insects and Human Disease Jun-11 8.2011 NS 3
ES 150 Water and the Environment Jan-16 1.2016 *GK 3
ES 200 Climate Change & Sustainability Aug-10  8.2010 *GK 3
ES 300 Energy & the Environment Aug-10  8.2010 *GK 3
ES/ET 100 Intro to Environmental Science Jan-11 5.2011 *GK 3
ET 410 Toxic Substance and Society Jul-09 8.2010 3
ET/ES 100 Intro to Environmental Science Jan-11 1.2011 *GK 3
FLF 212 French: Language, Culture & Technology Aug-16 3.2017 *GK 3
FLG 212 German Language, Culture, Science & Technology Jul-09 1.2012 GK 3
FLG 440 Green Germany: Nature and Environment in German Speaking Cultures Aug-09  8.2009 GK 3
FLS 212 Spanish, Language, Technology, Culture Jul-09  9.2016 GK 3
FOR 220 Urban and Community Forestry Jul-09 3
FOR 248 Forest History, Technology and Society Jul-09 3
FOR 330 North Carolina Forests Jul-09 3
FOR 414 World Forestry Jul-09 8.2009 *GK 3
FOR/FW 221 Conservation of Natural Resources Jul-09 8.2011 *GK
NS
3
FW/FOR 221 Conservation of Natural Resources Jan-11  1.2011 *GK
NS
3
GIS 205 Spatial Thinking with GIS Jan-17  5.2016 3
HA/HI 240 Introduction to Visual Culture Jan-11 1.2011 *GK
HUM
3
HI 305 Frauds and Mysteries of the Past Aug-15 9.2015 HUM 3
HI 321 Ancient and Medieval Science Jul-09 1.2010 3
HI 322 Rise of Modern Science Jul-09 1.2009 3
HI 341 Technology in History Jul-09 1.2010 3
HI 440 American Environmental History Jul-09 1.2010 3
HI 481 History of the Life Sciences Jul-09 8.2010 3
HI 482 Darwinism in Science and Society Jul-09 8.2010 3
HI 483 Science and Religion in European History Jul-09 8.2010 *GK 3
HI 484 Science in European Culture Jul-09 8.2010 *GK 3
HI 485 History of American Technology Jul-09 8.2010 3
HI/HA 240 Introduction to Visual Culture Jan-11  1.2011 *GK
HUM
3
HON 293 Honors Special Topics – Interdisciplinary Perspectives / Global Knowledge Aug-17 4.2017 *GK 3
HON 296 Special Topics – Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts perspective Jul-09 3
HON 297 Honors Special Topics – Interdisciplinary Perspectives / US Diversity Aug-17  4.2017 * USD 3
HON 310 The Creative Process in Science: Analysis, Comparisons, and Cultural Perceptions Jul-09 5.2009 3
HON 311 Words Through Space and Time Aug-14 10.2014 *GK 3
HON 312 Outbreak Jan-17 10.2016 3
HON 313 Reading Machines Aug-17 3.2017 3
HON 340 Religion and Freedom Aug-17 3.2017 3
HON 341 Time Travel Jan-13  1.2013 HUM 3
HON 345 On the Human Dec-10 12.2010 HUM 3
HON 346 Ethics and Gender Jan-15 1.2013 HUM
*USD
3
HON 347 Freedom and the Self Jan-15 1.2015 HUM 3
HON 390 Music and the Celtic World Aug-17 4.2017 *GK, VPA 3
HSS 120 Intro to Humanities & Social Sciences Jan-13  1.2013 3
ID 444 History of Industrial Design Jan-13 1.2013 3
IDS 201 Environmental Ethics Jul-09 1.2010 *GK 3
IDS 210 Introduction to American Studies Apr-14 5.2014 USD 3
IDS 211 Eating through American History Jul-09 1.2010 3
IDS 220 The Science and Art of Happiness Jun-16  5.2016 *GK, USD 3
IDS 310 Animals in the Global Community Mar-14 1.2014 *GK 3
IDS/NR 303 Humans and the Environment Jul-09 8.2009 3
IS 200 Intro to International Studies Aug-10 4.2017 *GK 3
LSC 101 Critical and Creative Thinking in the Life Sciences Mar-14 1.2014 2
MEA 100 Earth Systems Science: Exp. the Connections Aug-11  8.2011 *GK
NS
4
MIE 201 Intro to Business Processes Jan-10  1.2010 3
MUS 200 Understanding Music: Global Perspectives Jan-17 4.2017 *GK
IP
3
NS 420 Naval Leadership and Ethics Jan-17 4.2017 HUM 3
NR 406 Conservation of Biological Diversity Jul-09 3
NR/IDS 303 Humans and the Environment Jul-09 1.2009 3
NTR 210 Introduction to Community Food Security Jan-17 2.2017 *USD 3
PB 213 Plants and Civilization Jan-15 1.2015 3
PB 219 Plants in Folklore, Myth, and Religion Aug-10  8.2010 3
PB/AEE/ANS 208 Ag Biotechnology: Issues & Implications Jul-10  7.2010 3
PCC 274 Introduction to Forensic Science Aug-10  8.2010 3
PCC 401 Impact of Industry on the Environment and Society Jul-09 3
PHI 210 Representation, Reason  Reality Aug-11  8.2011 HUM 3
PHI 312 Philosophy of Law Aug-12  12.2016 HUM 3
PHI 313 Ethical Problems in the Law Aug-12  8.2012 HUM 3
PHI 331 Philosophy of Language Aug-12  10.2012 HUM 3
PHI 332 Philosophy of Psychology Aug-12  8.2012 HUM 3
PHI 340 Philosophy of Science Jul-09 1.2010 HUM 3
PHI 347 Neuroscience and Philosophy Aug-17 2.2017 HUM 3
PHI 422 Philosophical Issues in Environmental Ethics Jul-09 1.2010 *USD 3
PHI 440 The Scientific Method Jul-09 1.2010 HUM 3
PHI 447 Philosophy, Evolution and Human Nature Jul-09 1.2009 HUM 3
PHI/PSY 425 Intro. to Cognitive Science Aug-11  8.2011 HUM 3
PHI/STS 325 Bio-Medical Ethics Jul-09 1.2010 HUM 3
PO 212 Poultry and People: Why Did the Chicken Cross the World? Aug-15 8.2015 3
PO 411 Agrosecurity Jan-10  1.2010 3
PP 232 Big Data in Your Pocket: Call it a Smartphone Aug-17 9.2017 3
PP 241 The Worm’sTale: Parasites in Our Midst Jan-14 1.2014 3
PRT 449 Human Dimensions of NR in Australia/New Zealand Jun-10  6.2010 *GK 3
PRT 450 Sustaining Nat. Resources in Australia/New Zealand Jun-10  6.2010 *GK 3
PSE 220 From Papyrus to Plasma Screens: Paper & Society Jan-11  1.2011 2
PSY/PHI 425 Intro. to Cognitive Science Aug-11  8.2011 HUM 3
REL/STS 471 Darwinism and Christianity Jul-09 1.2010 HUM 3
SLC 250 Critical and Creative Decision Making Models Aug-14 10.2014 3
SMT 201 Sustainable Materials for Green Housing Jan-11  1.2011 2
SMT 232 Recycling to Create a Sustainable Environment Aug-11  8.2011 2
SMT 310 Introduction to Industrial Ecology Aug-12  8.2012 3
SOC 381 Sociology of Medicine Jul-09 1.2013 3
SOC/ANT 261 Technology in Society & Culture Jul-09 12.2014 *GK
SS
3
SSC 185 Land and Life Jul-09 8.2010 3
STS 214 Technology and Values Jul-09 8.2010 3
STS 301 Science and Civilization Jul-09 8.2009 3
STS 302 Contemporary Science, Technology and Human Values Jul-09 8.2010 *GK 3
STS 304 Ethical Dimensions of Progress Jul-09 8.2010 3
STS 322 Technological Catastrophes Jul-09 8.2010 3
STS 323 World Population and Food Prospects Jul-09 8.2010 *GK 3
STS 402 Peace and War in the Nuclear Age Jul-09 8.2010 3
STS 405 Technology and American Culture Jul-09 8.2011 3
STS/ARS 257 Technology in the Arts Jul-09 8.2009 3
STS/PHI 325 Bio-Medical Ethics Jul-09  2.2010 HUM 3
STS/REL 471 Darwinism and Christianity Jul-09 8.2010 HUM 3
STS/WGS 210 Women & Gender in Science and Technology Jul-09 8.2010 *USD 3
SW 260 Introduction to Gerontology: An Interdisciplinary Field of Practice Jun-15 4.2015 *USD 3
SW 290 The Development of Social Welfare and Social Work in the U.S. Jan-16 3.2017 *USD 3
WGS 224 Contemporary Issues in Ecofeminism Jul-14 9.2014 3
WGS 330 Woman and Health Jan-10 3
WGS 370 Advanced Studies of Gender in Science Jul-14 9.2014 3
WGS/STS 210 Women & Gender in Science and Technology Jul-09 8.2010 *USD 3
ZO 233 Human-Animal Interactions Jan-10 6.2010 3

 

Courses Dropped from IP Category

Prefix/ Number Course Title Eff Date Drop Date *Co-Req/ Sub Cat Credit Hours
ARE/EC 436 Environmental Economics Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2010 3
D 102 Design Culture & Context I Jan-10 Removed effective 1.2014 3
D 103 Design Culture & Context II Jan-10 Removed effective 1.2014
EC/ARE 436 Environmental Economics Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2010 3
FTM/IDS 414 Textiles and Society Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2012 3
HI 480 Scientific Revolution: 1300-1700 Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2016 3
HON 361 Eco-Realism: Human Nature, Politics, and Ecological Constraints Jan-09 Removed effective 8.2013 3
HON 362 Information Technology, Society, and Academic Research Jan-09 Removed effective 8.2013 3
HON 371 Environmental Science & Technology Jul-09 Removed effective 8.2013  3
 IDS 260 Changing Paradigms of Leadership, Learning, and Service  Jul-09  Removed effective 1.2010 4
IDS/FTM 414 Textiles and Society Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2012 3
 LAR 445 American Parks, Parkways and Estates Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2012  3
MSE 230 The Impact of Materials on Civilization Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2012 GK 3
PHI 415 Life Science Ethics Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2011 USD  3
PHI 445 Philosophy of Biology Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2011 3
PSY 312 Applied Psychology Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2011 3
SMT 230 Sustainability, Global Trade & Forest Products Jan-16 Removed effective 1.2016 2
SMT 231 Sustainable Manufacturing Jan-16 Removed effective 1.2016 2
SOC 450  Environmental Sociology  Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2014  3
STS 320 Ethics in Engineering Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2010 3
STS 324 Alternative Futures Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2010 3
 STS 326 Technology Assessment  Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2010  3
 STS 412 Entering the 21st Century: Agricultural, Technological & Environmental Perspectives Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2010  3
STS 451 The Practice of Science and the Arts Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2010 3
STS 484 Cross Cultural Technology Transfer Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2010 3
STS 490 Issues in Science, Technology and Society Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2010 3