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  • Interdisciplinary Studies
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    HUM 2305 What is the Good Life
    Credits: 3.
    Examines the enduring question, What is the Good Life? from the perspectives of the humanities. Topics include the cost of the good life, how people have chosen to live as members of local and global communities, and conceptions and expressions of beauty, power, love and health. (H)
    IDS 2154 Facets of Sustainability
    Credits: 3.
    Introduction to theory and practices of sustainability from a variety of topical concerns and academic fields. Students investigate challenges of pursuing sustainability via texts, lectures, debate and discussion, and written assignments.
    IDS 2338 Rethinking Citizenship: Identity, Collaboration and Action
    Credits: 3.
    Reflections on the concept of citizenship, in the US and internationally. Students learn to analyze and to solve public problems and effectively evaluate methods of civic activism.
    IDS 4905 Individual Study
    Credits: 1 to 7; can be repeated with a change in content up to 7 credits.
    Opportunity for more in-depth study. Students complete a project as part of the planned program. The project must be approved by the dean and carried out under the guidance of a faculty member.
    IDS 4906 Interdisciplinary Thesis Research
    Credits: 1 to 12; Coreq: refer to the department.
    Research accommodation for thesis. (WR)
    IDS 4930 Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies
    Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits.
    Advanced study of selected topics. Content varies from term to term.
    IDS 4940 Internship
    Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 3 credits. Department or program director permission required.
    Supervised internship under guidance of faculty member or delegated authority. Post-internship written report is required. (S-U)
    IDS 4942 Sustainability in Action
    Credits: 3; Prereq: sustainability studies majors and minors with department approval.
    Capstone course that integrates readings, discussion and practical experience in a sustainability-related community service, internship or project.
    IDS 4956 Overseas Studies
    Credits: 1 to 16 ; can be repeated with change in content up to 16 credits. Prereq: undergraduate adviser permission.
    This course provides a mechanism for course work taken at a foreign university as part of an approved study abroad program to be transferred to UF and counted toward graduation.
    INS 3004 International Studies Perspectives
    Credits: 3; Prereq: completion of at least 3 courses approved for the international studies major.
    Demographics, cultures, governments and histories of major world regions as these relate to major, current, transnational and global issues such as migration, socio-economic development, conflicts and disasters, and environmental issues.
    INS 4930 Senior Research Seminar in International Studies
    Credits: 3; Prereq: INS 3004 and senior standing.
    Readings on and discussions of major contemporary international and global issues. Offers students the opportunity to conduct guided research on international topics of their choice that relate to their track(s) and study, internships or work abroad experiences for the international studies major.
    ISS 2160 Cultural Diversity in the United States
    Credits: 3.
    The great racial and ethnic diversity of contemporary U.S. society. It explores both the positive contributions and negative experiences of a variety of racial and ethnic groups, an exploration drawing on such concepts as culture, racial group, ethnic group, prejudice, discrimination and civil rights protest. (D and S) (WR)
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