|Undergraduate Catalog 2004-2006: Courses|
IDS1100 First Year Experience (FYE) (1 semester hour)
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the nature of university education and an orientation to resources on campus. The course will emphasize wellness, diversity, career development, and academic survival skills. The course is taught in small groups by teams of faculty, professional staff, and peer mentors.
IDS1600 Culture, Diversity and Expression (4 semester hours)
Culture, Diversity and Expression is the first interdisciplinary studies course in the core general education curriculum listed within the Ways of Living domain. This course will be taken during the freshman year. This course explores issues of race, culture, ethnicity, and gender, and provides a global perspective to the diversity of cultural expressions. Students will read and discuss primary and secondary sources that focus on the experience of different cultures through historical, sociological, psychological, literary perspectives, and from other academic disciplines.
The purpose of this course is to facilitate understanding of the diversity of American and global cultures and to express this knowledge through formal speech and through written communication. This course should be taken concurrently with ENG1010 or ENG1020.
Note: Students transferring with equivalent IDS1600 credit will not be required to enroll in IDS1600.
IDS/HED2000 Understanding Wellness (4 semester hours)
Understanding Wellness is the second interdisciplinary studies course in the core general education curriculum listed within the Ways of Living domain. This course will be taken during the sophomore year. This course explores the interrelationship of the physical self (body), the emotional/rational self (spirit), and the self as a part of the larger society and culture (mind) and provides a context for ethical decision-making in regard to wellness. Through this course, students will examine and evaluate a variety of perspectives on ways that wellness affects society, the workforce, and interpersonal relationships. Through in-depth personal evaluation and reflection, students will analyze individual health and wellness patterns and will use this knowledge to evaluate current lifestyles and to make decisions so that human growth potential and success in multiple health and wellness roles can be maximized.
IDS1700 Career Exploration and Development (1 semester hour)
Helps students learn how to use the tools and techniques of self-assessment to identify values, interests and skills and relate them to life planning, including career direction. Includes exploration of careers, resources, and an understanding of the economic structure as it relates to the job market.
IDS4700 Job Search Strategies and Techniques (1 semester hour)
Designed for seniors and intended to assist them in making the transition from student to professional. Topics include work ethics, nontraditional work patterns, the relationship between jobs and life-styles, personal finance, basic labor laws, office politics and protocol, conflict management, changing jobs, job promotions, and dual-career couples.
31 December 2003
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