Interdisciplinary Studies Courses

Code Course Credits

IND 042

The Alexander Technique

Offered: Fall Semester

The Alexander Technique is a mind-body method that reveals unconscious habits of movement that interfere with performing daily activities. Studying the technique helps to change those habits. People who have studied Alexander Technique have experienced relief from discomfort, improved breathing and greater ease of movement. Used by actors, musicians, dancers, athletes, and those who simply wish to improve and explore themselves.

Students should wear comfortable clothes since some gentle movement is required. Students should be open to their limbs being manipulated by the Alexander Technique instructor.

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IND 201

Nutrition and Health Behavior

Offered: Spring Semester

This introductory course will explore the concepts of health behavior and general nutrition as it applies to helping individuals adopt healthy lifestyles. Theories of health behavior will be introduced to help explain how and why decisions are made regarding preventative health behaviors. We will discuss topics such as healthy diets, stress management, physical activity, eating disorders, mental health issues and tobacco and learn how to address these behaviors through current theories and research.

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IND 203

Examining Modern Ireland

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Introduces the patterns of modern and contemporary Irish life and culture from a multidisciplinary perspective. Topics ma include the Famine, Anglo-Irish Literary Revival, formation of the Irish Free State, and the Troubles. Authors may include J.M. Synge, James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Seamus Heaney and others. Explores the impact of cultural nationalism and examines the Irish response to changes in modern Irish society including religion, the family, social change, and the Irish economy.

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IND 205

Memory and Violence in Ireland

Offered: Summer 2017

Focuses on the ethics of remembering Ireland's often violent history. Students engage with theories of memory and commemoration to probe what is at stake in Ireland in the creation of commemorative sites, programs, and literature. Covering the First World War to the Troubles, the course examines moral and ethical questions about memory and its relationship to sectarian violence in Ireland.

Course formerly offered as IRS 205.

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IND 230

Art and Psychology: Introduction to Art Therapy

Offered: Spring Semester

Addresses the relationship between works of art and scientific inquiry into the human mind. Students will be introduced to the history and theory of Art Therapy and investigate the creative process and its relationship to therapy. Readings, films, and experiential workshops will all be part of the course.

No artistic experience necessary. Formerly offered as VPH 230. Students cannot take both IND 230 and VPH 230.

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IND 333

Democratic Education

Offered: Spring Semester

This pedagogy seminar is connected with the IDEAS program. We will explore innovative approaches to engaged teaching and learning, reflect on the changing landscape of higher education, and assess the multiple meanings of democratic education.

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IND 340

Developing Fundraising Leaders Institute

Offered: Fall Semester

The Developing Fundraising Leaders Institute (DFLI) is a program aimed at developing future nonprofit leaders. In addition to expanding students' knowledge and understanding of development, DFLI provides students with the practical skill set necessary to achieve successful and rewarding careers in, or working with, the nonprofit sector. Students who complete DFLI are exceptional candidates for internship placements at a range of nonprofits.

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IND 357

Topic in Interdisciplinary Studies

Offered: Fall Semester

This special topics course offers opportunities for study in various topics of interest within the field of interdisciplinary studies.

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IND 400

Interdisciplinary Minor Final Integrative Project

Offered: Offered Yearly as Needed

The final unit of an interdisciplinary minor is a required integrative essay, project, or performance. A student must register for IND 400 the semester he or she will complete the integrative unit. Once enrolled in IND 400, the student and faculty sponsor must submit a detailed plan of study to the Director of the Martin Institute. The student will need to answer the following question: What form will this integrative unit take? They must note the specific description of the proposed unit, the learning outcomes that will result, the criteria for assessment, the frequency of contact between student and faculty sponsor, and a preliminary list or readings and assignments. Students pursuing an Interdisciplinary Studies Major may also register for IND 400 as a capstone with the approval of the Director of the Martin Institute. For more information please refer to Academic Life & the Curriculum or contact the Program Director, Professor Peter Ubertaccio, Director of the Martin Institute.

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IND 401

Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone Seminar

Offered: Spring Semester

The Interdisciplinary Capstone seminar fulfills the Capstone requirement for students in interdisciplinary studies. Students in this enrichment seminar will focus on the nature of interdisciplinary and reflect on their own major experience.

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