Apr 23, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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University Requirements: Cross-disciplinary Issues (3 credits)

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Cross-disciplinary Issues courses combine two or more relevant disciplinary perspectives. These perspectives are used to understand and propose solutions to complex problems that impact society and are relevant to students of all fields and career paths. Focus on issues of significant and current concern.

  • An academic discipline is defined as a well-established and widely acknowledged branch of knowledge for which there are national organizations and professional, peer-reviewed journals dedicated to its study and advancement, as well as terminal degrees available. 
  • Disciplinary perspectives are defined as the body of theories, concepts, methodologies, and ways of looking at the world that are central to an academic discipline, as opposed to a skill set or content area.
  • The General Education Committee (GEC) requires course proposers to identify at least one additional academic discipline outside their area of expertise that will be used, and to consult with experts on campus from that discipline in creating course documentation.
  • Evidence of consultation must be provided, including commentary on the integration of their discipline, although ultimate course alignment with the CISS category is determined by the GEC.

Cross-disciplinary Issues

Courses must be selected from the list of approved Cross-disciplinary Issues courses.