Interdisciplinary Studies

Name Title Credits School
IDSP 098 Skills for College Success I 0 College of Arts & Sciences
This course will help students make the transition from high school to college in addition to learning and practicing important life, academic, and professional skills. This course is focused on skills that will help students succeed at the college level, and be prepared for college level coursework. We will cover topics such as time management, during which we will go over all course expectations, and also learn about techniques for organizing and managing time effectively. In addition we will be covering topics such as study skills, note-taking and test-taking. This courses serves as a prerequisite to IDSP 099: Skills for College Success II

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-0-0

IDSP 099 Skills for College Success II 0 College of Arts & Sciences
In this course we will begin to focus on professional skills and development. We will be focusing on "employability" skills-skills that have become as important to obtaining a job as being an expert in a given field. Topics covered in this semester include professionalism in the workplace, professional communication, networking, and interviewing skills. The culmination of this work is when we, as a group, attend the job and internship fair held by NYIT´s Career Services department in April. Attending the fair with newly acquired and practiced skills will help you as you continue to look for prefessional opportunities while in school and after graduation. This course serves as the second part to a full program and should be taken after completion of IDSP-098

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: IDSP 098

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-0-0

IDSP 101 Interdisciplinary Career Development 3 College of Arts & Sciences
Careers and professions in the 21st century will require that students develop professional knowledge, analytical communication, and writing skills that will be applied in collaborative, technical, and dynamic work environments. In this course, students will explore possible careers by researching current and future job markets and economic trends. They will learn about necessary qualifications, career tracks, ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities. Students will take scientifically proven assessment surveys to evaluate career and academic dispositions. Participation in real-world employment preparation including, but not limited, to writing resumes, arranging mock job interviews and a 4-year career development plan will be required.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

IDSP 310 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Research 3 College of Arts & Sciences
A junior level course that introduces students to the historical contexts of interdisciplinary studies and the development of academic disciplines. Students learn key concepts and methods of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and are trained in critical thinking in information and technological literacy.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

IDSP 320 Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Research 3 College of Arts & Sciences
Specialized studies in interdisciplinary topics. The course may focus on an interdisciplinary field of study or may examine a specific issue or theme from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. May be repeated if topic changes.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

IDSP 401 Senior Project 1 College of Arts & Sciences
This course provides students an opportunity to pursue a creative interdisciplinary project. Individual, supervised research or creative activity is a major component of the course. A final report is required.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-0-1

IDSP 403 Senior Project 3 College of Arts & Sciences
This course provides students an opportunity to pursue a creative interdisciplinary project. Individual, supervised research or creative activity is a major component of the course. A final report is required.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

IDSP 410 Capstone Seminar 3 College of Arts & Sciences
This seminar involves reading, writing and research activities requiring demonstration of mastery in analytic and communication skills in addressing a problem related to students' individualized programs of study.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: IDSP 310

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

IDSP 450 Internship/Service Learning in Interdisciplinary Studies 3 College of Arts & Sciences
An advanced elective course which permits the student to gain supervised professional experience.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-0-3