Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at the Martin Institute
Interdisciplinary Studies (IND) is an individualized, student initiated major or minor, drawn from multiple disciplines, for students who seek to accomplish intellectual goals outside of a conventional major or minor.
The Major - The student must prepare a program propoosal with substantial intellectual content. The program proposal includes a statement describing educational goals sought, and the sequence of courses that would enable the student to achieve these goals.
The course content must be focused upon a specific theme, include courses from two or more disciplines and must include a significant number of courses beyond the introductory level as well as a senior Capstone Experience. The program must reflect the objectives of a liberal arts education.
The Minor - An interdisciplinary minor is a structured academic program formed in response to a well-defined question or topic. The minor is flexible and less prescriptive.
The IND minor is comprised of 4 or 5 academic units: at least 3 classes and 1 integrative essay, project, or performance. An internship or independent learning experience can also be included in the program.
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