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Undergraduate Course Descriptions: Interdisciplinary Studiesnext

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INT 101 MEDAILLE ACADEMIC PATHWAYS: AN INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR

The integrative seminar is designed to help new students make a successful transition to Medaille College. The course aims to foster the development of the academic skills needed to succeed in college, develop an understanding of college as a system and culture and to support personal development and the development of students’ academic and professional goals. INT 101 provides students with opportunities to use campus resources, participate in life on campus and appreciate the benefits of being a part of college culture and immediately apply what they are learning to their other courses and activities.  This courses is offered only to first-time freshmen on a satisfactory (S)/unsatisfactory (U) basis, and it may not be repeated. No prerequisites. One credit hour. Offered fall semester.

INT 105 LEARNING IN COLLEGE

This integrative seminar is designed to help new students make a successful transition to Medaille College. The course aims to foster the development of the academic skills needed to succeed in college and develop an understanding of college as a culture. This course aims to support the development of students’ personal, academic, and professional goals. This course provides students with opportunities to use campus resources, participate in life on campus, and appreciate the benefits of being a part of college culture; this will allow students to immediately apply what they are learning to their other courses and activities. Prerequisites and/or Special Considerations: This course is required for all incoming freshman students enrolled in RDG 125, MAT 100, or ENG 100. This course will count as a Free Elective. Three  credit hours. Offered fall semester.

INT 240 ISSUES AND PROBLEMS IN HUMAN SEXUALITY

The course presents the major empirical findings in broad content areas of human sexuality. This course may be taken as a Liberal Arts and Sciences elective, or a free elective. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: none. Offered as needed.

INT 275 DEATH, GRIEF, LOSS AND CHANGE

This course is designed to acquaint students with death and dying in order to develop skills in coping with grief, loss, life changes, suicide, guilt, and death for themselves and in dealing with others. This course may be used as either a liberal arts and sciences elective or a free elective. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: none. Offered as needed.

INT 320 AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE

This course is an upper-level introduction to the issues surrounding popular culture, particularly focused on production, consumption, and reception of popular culture. We explore the significance of popular culture as both a reflection of and an influence upon American attitudes, beliefs, expectations, hopes, and concerns. The theoretical framework for this course is drawn from cultural studies, with special emphasis on race, gender, and class issues. This course may be used as an upper-level Liberal Arts and Sciences elective and a Communication elective. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: ENG 200/ENG 201 and Junior standing. Offered as needed.

INT 325 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

The overarching purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of the process of communicating across cultural boundaries. It will deal with culture as both a producer and product of communication. It will discuss how cultural similarities and differences may facilitate or impede political, economic, and social exchanges between people of different cultural backgrounds. The course will develop an appreciation of intercultural communication as an essential factor in promoting peace and fostering development in national, regional, and global contexts. This course may be used as a Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 111. Offered fall semester. Please note INT 325 has been identified as a U course in the EQUIP curriculum sequence. This course is designed to help students understand their academic discipline within the context of the broader community, region, and the world.  INT 325 considers the potential of the discipline and its methodology to contribute to a civic and sustainable future.

INT 350 SEMINAR IN RELIGION AND BELIEF

This course will introduce students to the field of religious studies by exploring and comparing various religious cultures around the world. Two central questions provide the focus of the course: what is religion? How does religion shape the human experience and social life? This course will examine the ways in which religion is part of larger social and culture systems that provide a variety of functions: producing group cohesion, forming how individuals and communities understand themselves and their world, shaping decision making, and causing social tensions. While the course is not a survey of world religions, the history, principles, and practices of a variety of religions will be studied for the purpose of being able to investigate how religion influences the thoughts and actions of human beings. Three credit hours. Prerequisites and/or Special Considerations: Junior standing.

INT 411 GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

Students will engage in the examination of fundamental, research-based leadership traits, skills, and behaviors as well as historical and contemporary conceptions of leadership and the leadership process. They will explore leadership challenges, practices, and processes from gender, multidisciplinary, cross-cultural, and global perspectives. Students will engage in the self-assessment of their leadership behaviors and abilities throughout the course and participate in a leadership-in-action project. This course may be used as a Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: ENG 200/ENG 201 and junior standing. Offered in either the fall or spring semester.