Integrative Studies (BIS)

BIS 177. Independent Studies. (0-5)

BIS 201. Introduction to Integrative Studies. (3)

Introduces integrative learning processes needed to build and focus learning throughout the multidisciplinary BIS program. Students explore their own epistemologies while practicing strategies to meaningfully integrate various disciplines and fields of study, culminating in individualized Statements of Educational Objectives for their course of studies in the degree program.
Prerequisite: ENG 111 and sophomore standing.

BIS 210. Special Topics in Integrative Studies. (3; maximum 6)

Special Topics in Integrative Studies offers a rotating series of topics to meet the changing needs and interest of students and faculty. May be taken for credit more than once with different content and permission of instructor.

BIS 277. Independent Studies. (0-5)

BIS 301. Integrative Studies Seminar II. (3)

Second required seminar in Bachelor of Integrative Studies program, shaped around selected theme. Integrates concepts, perspectives, and methodologies of student Concentrations. Emphasizes critique, analysis, and synthesis of knowledge and ways of knowing and of cross-disciplinary connections. Service learning project extends focus from student self to engaged learner.
Prerequisite: a grade of C- or better in BIS 201.

BIS 305. Integrative Writing in Global Contexts. (3)

Through this advanced composition course, students develop and exercise means to integrate multiple perspectives and disciplinary discourses through writing for global audiences. Readings focused on issues in diversity and intercultural communication, assignments involving various genres and disciplinary methodologies, and projects that analyze and integrate multiple forms of writing help students draw on their liberal learning to address real-world challenges in regard to diverse others and the interconnected global community. IC, ADVW.

BIS 340. Internship. (0-20)

BIS 377. Independent Studies. (0-5)

BIS 401. Senior Integrative Seminar. (3) (MPC)

This course brings together BIS seniors in a way that will complete the integrative nature of their course work. It is a true seminar in its intensive, collaborative, and rhetorical nature. The course re-inforces and extends the emphasis on "self," "others," and "product/outcome" characterizing the three BIS seminars.
Prerequisites: BIS 201 and a grade of C- or better in BIS 301.

BIS 410. Advanced Special Topics Seminar in Integrative Studies. (3; maximum 6)

Topical offerings in Integrative Studies in emerging and established fields of interdisciplinary study such as Critical Animal Studies, Youth Studies, Area Studies, Critical Race Studies, and Environmental Studies. May be taken for credit more than once with different content and permission of instructor. IC.

BIS 477. Independent Studies. (0-5)