Interdisciplinary Studies

View/Print PDF

Sobeira Latorre
Associate Professor of World Languages and Literatures
Engleman EN B 116
(203) 392-8110 – Fax (203) 392-5355

The Interdisciplinary Studies Program's aim is to support students in self-designed programs of study that:

  1. Allow students to combine disciplines/areas of study in ways that help them achieve personal and professional learning goals,
  2. Improve critical reading, writing, and thinking abilities,
  3. Develop advanced knowledge and skills in two or three disciplines/areas of study,
  4. Foster life-long learning,
  5. Prepare students to navigate a rapidly changing global economy over the course of their working lives.

Students interested in determining their eligibility for the B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies , B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies, or B.A. General Studies degree can obtain further information by contacting the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at (203) 392-8113.

IDS 100 - Introduction to the College Experience

Introduction to the college experience.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2020

IDS 311 - Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies

Examination of interdisciplinary studies, the differences and relationship between academic disciplines, and teaches students how to conduct interdisciplinary research by integrating different disciplinary perspectives.

Prerequisite(s): Major in BA/BS IDS and Junior status or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2021

IDS 397 - Internship

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

IDS 398 - Special Topics

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2019

IDS 401 - Interdisciplinary Investigations of Globalization

Develops methodological frameworks and gains structured research experience in interdisciplinary studies. Examines the economic, sociopolitical, and cultural aspects of globalization and draws on three or more disciplines to formulate an original line of inquiry, research a complex problem related to globalization, and propose a solution. Final projects, which may take the form of a written proposal, or a product/deliverable in the public service, educational, technological, multi-media, fine arts, or enterpreneurial domains, will be publicly presented; all final projects will include an accompanying research journal and process analysis essay.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112, IDS 311, major in BA-IDS or BS-IDS, 6 of 8 Tier 2 complete (Honors Coll.: 15 cr. HON or 45 cr. total), and prior or concurrent completion of all Tier 1 (Honors Coll.: T1MC and T1QR only).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2021

IDS 452 - Seminar in Reflective Practice

Provides an opportunity to discuss and problem-solve issues pertinent to student-teaching assignments, updating professional portfolio, and issues related to first year teaching.

2 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017