IDS 100 - Computer Applications for the Liberal Arts
An introduction to the computer-based tools commonly used in scholarly activities, including word processing, spreadsheets, data bases, telecommunications and graphics.
IDS 300 - Reflections on American Order and Disorder
IDS 300 introduces the student to noteworthy authors and books dealing with America’s intellectual, cultural and spiritual life, past and present. This interdisciplinary course will examine the work of mostly 20th-century men of letters who deal with American themes and “the permanent things”–authors such as Russell Kirk, Richard Weaver, the Southern Agrarians, and George Nash, among others.
IDS 312 - Public Relations Internship
IDS 316 - Foreign Travel Study
This course is designed to combine classroom presentations, when appropriate, with a study tour to a foreign country or countries where a firsthand experience of the people and their culture will be studied.
IDS 318 - Media Internship
IDS 320 - Advertising Internship
IDS 322 - Publishing Internship
IDS 324 - Video Production Internship
IDS 326 - Writing Research Internship
IDS 400 - Artes Liberales: The History and Literature of Liberal Education
This seminar examines the historical, literary, philosophical, theological, and scientific perspectives that animate liberal education from its inception in classical Greece to its modern American manifestations. As such the course integrates a variety of disciplines while exploring selected texts, practices, and institutions associated with liberal education. The readings are extensive, and lectures and discussions take up historically important primary works as well as scholarly studies of the subject. The purpose of the course is to develop an integrative understanding of liberal education, its seminal texts and modes of thinking (both about specific disciplines and itself), and to explore the possibilities for perpetuating the liberal arts in contemporary education.
IDS 452 - French and German Masterworks in English Translation
A comparative literature course which will examine complete versions of French and German masterpieces in English translation. This course will not satisfy the French or German major/minor requirements.
IDS 575 - Senior Thesis
Students seeking an interdisciplinary field of concentration shall prepare a senior thesis in their final year under the direction of a qualified advisor. Creative options are available in some fields of concentration.
IDS 584 - Internship in International Business and Foreign Language
This course provides working experience with a business firm in a foreign country for the students majoring in international studies in business and foreign language. Prerequisites include completion or near-completion of the field of concentration and the permission of the Department of Economics and Business Administration and the Department of French, German or Spanish. Students who take this course do not have to take IDS 575, Senior Thesis. If a suitable internship cannot be arranged in a foreign country, an internship with a company in this country may be substituted, provided the student is placed in work dealing with international business. Such decisions will be made jointly by the chairman of the Economics and Business Administration Department and the chairman of the Department of French, German or Spanish in consultation with the student and considering the student’s particular abilities and preparation.
IDS 593 - Humanities Seminar
An honors seminar requiring extensive reading and the preparation of extended papers in an area of interest that spans one or more of the humanities.
IDS 597 - Special Problems
An independent study course designed for work in a special area or on a project or problem requiring an interdisciplinary approach. Application should be made to the deans of the divisions in which the study is to be made.
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