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  • Interdisciplinary Studies
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    IDS 2154 Facets of Sustainability
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces theory and practices of sustainability from a variety of topical concerns and academic fields. 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. Learn to analyze and to solve public problems and effectively evaluate methods of civic activism. (S)
    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; 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 4911 Undergraduate Research in Interdisciplinary Studies
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Provides firsthand, supervised research in Interdisciplinary Studies. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application in Interdisciplinary Studies.
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    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. (P)
    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 advisor permission.
    Provides a mechanism by which coursework taken as part of an approved study abroad program can be recorded on the UF transcript and counted toward graduation.
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    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 4905 Individual Work in International Studies
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits; Prereq: INS 3004.
    Provides those in the major with a directed opportunity to pursue in depth an area of focus associated with international studies including regional and topical coursework, international study abroad, service-learning projects, and/or internship projects.
    INS 4911 Undergraduate Research in International Studies
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits.
    Provides an opportunity to undertake supervised research. Self-directed research allows individuals or groups to explore interesting issues in international studies and communicate their results.
    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.
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    ISS 2160 Cultural Diversity in the United States
    Credits: 3.
    The great racial and ethnic diversity of contemporary U.S. society. 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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    IUF 1000 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)
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    SLS 4941 Internship for Nonprofits
    Credits: 1 to 4. Prereq: FYC 3001 or EDF 3110 and FYC 4409 or EDA 4930
    Supervised guided experience in selected agencies.
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