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Interdisciplinary Studies (AC)
Interdisciplinary Studies 0015 - Success in the University Environment
This course is designed to provide students who are registered in the Brescia University College Preliminary Year with opportunities to learn new abilities and upgrade skills needed to achieve success in the university environment. Successful completion of Interdisciplinary Studies 0015 is required to pass Preliminary Year at Brescia.
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Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Preliminary Year at Brescia University College.
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Extra Information: 1.5 hours, No Credit.
(Brescia)
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Interdisciplinary Studies 1000F/G - Introduction to Global Challenges
An introduction to key world-wide challenges in the areas of politics, economics, culture, and society. Topics may include human rights, international trade, globalization of disease, and environmental issues.
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Extra Information: 3.0 hours, 0.5 course.
(Brescia)
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Interdisciplinary Studies 1015F/G - Interdisciplinary Perspectives
An interdisciplinary seminar focusing on a current-issue or specialized topic, as selected by the instructor. Through focused class discussions and exercises, students will explore the topic from multiple perspectives while developing a core set of skills including information literacy, written and oral communication, and critical thinking.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(Brescia)
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Interdisciplinary Studies 1021E - Inquiry, Interpretation, Rhetoric
An interdisciplinary course for students in the humanities and social sciences. Through intellectually challenging projects focused on texts from multiple fields of inquiry, students will reflect critically on the production of knowledge and will gain substantial exercise and mentorship in interpretation, reading, research, writing, and oral expression.
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Extra Information: 1.0 course.
(Huron)
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Interdisciplinary Studies 2115F/G - Interdisciplinary Perspectives II
An interdisciplinary seminar focusing on a specialized topic selected by the instructor. The topic will be considered from multiple disciplinary perspectives and will provide the theme to be explored while core academic skills are developed.

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Extra Information: 3 lecture/seminar hours, 0.5 course.
(Brescia)
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Interdisciplinary Studies 2200E - Origins of Ideas
An interdisciplinary course for students in the humanities and social sciences. This course will deal with the origins of ideas (such as democracy, rationality, utilitarianism, ethics, altruism, evolution, civil society) their evolution over time, and their influence on contemporary debates.
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Extra Information: 1.0 course
(Huron)
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Interdisciplinary Studies 2210F/G - Studies in Community-Based Learning
An interdisciplinary exploration of learning and knowledge in relation to social experience and action. Through theoretical and case studies, the course consists of a critical exploration of the mutual interrelationships between the community and the academy.
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Prerequisite(s): Completion of first year requirements.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(Huron)
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Interdisciplinary Studies 2220F/G - Perspectives on Reading
This course explores various accounts of the historical and biological development of reading and writing, introduces students to basic principles of semiotics (the study of signs), and examines ways in which manuscript and printed texts are shaped by their contexts.
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Prerequisite(s): Completion of first-year requirements.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
(Huron)
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Interdisciplinary Studies 2230F/G - Perspectives on Communication
This course is a study, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, of sender-receiver relationships as they develop through the 19th and 20th centuries from the telegraph, phonograph, and photograph through cinema, radio, television, and the internet.
Antirequisite(s): MIT 2000F/G
Prerequisite(s): Completion of first-year requirements.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(Huron)
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Interdisciplinary Studies 2240F/G - Social Network of Power and Privilege
This course will prepare students to be aware of power relations and ethical complexities in experiential learning or practicum settings, and to be reflexive and humble about their own positions, motives and potential influence.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s): the former Social Justice and Peace Studies 2200E, Social Justice and Peace Studies 1026F/G, 2201F/G/Z for Social Justice and Peace Studies students in Honors Specialization, Specialization or Major modules, or registration in one of the following: Honors Specialization or Major in Childhood and Social Institutions, Minor in Thanatology, or permission of the department.
Extra Information: 3.0 hours, 0.5 course
(King's)
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Interdisciplinary Studies 2252F/G - Introduction to Interdisciplinary Qualitative Research Methods
This is an introductory lecture course in Qualitative Research Methods drawing on the Social Sciences but also the Humanities. Three approaches (Unobtrusive Research, Interviews, and Participant Observation) to research are examined in terms of the usefulness of each approach depending on the question being researched.
Antirequisite(s): The former Interdisciplinary Studies 3310F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
(Kingís)
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Interdisciplinary Studies 3330 - Community and Society in Contemporary Cuba
Introduction to contemporary Cuba through an intensive intersession experiential course; weeks 1+4 at Brescia; weeks 2+3 at the University of Havana. Topics include: Cuban history and politics; education system; medical/health system; women/gender; family/childhood; social/community development; food security; sustainable agriculture.† Of interest to students in the social sciences generally and particularly to those in community development, family studies, foods and nutrition.
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Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least two years of undergraduate study. Students may participate during the May intersession at the end of their second year.
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Extra Information: 1.0 course. No knowledge of Spanish required.
(Brescia)
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Interdisciplinary Studies 4410F/G - Responding to the Experiences of Community-Based Learning
Responding to the Experiences of Community-Based Learning This seminar course provides students with an opportunity to synthesize prior community-based learning experiences within a theoretical framework. Students will explore the philosophical, political and social theories/ideas underlying the practice of community-based learning and the interrelationships between the academic and off-campus community. Students will also organize a public forum on the subject of community engagement.
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Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies 2210F/G and completion of a community-based learning module or permission of the instructor.
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Extra Information: 2 hours, seminar, 0.5 course.
(Huron)
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Academic Calendar 2015 AFFILIATED UNIVERSITY COLLEGES AFFILIATED UNIVERSITY COLLEGE COURSE INFORMATION Interdisciplinary Studies (AC)
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