Course: INDS 400. Interdisciplinary Studies Projects (3)
Prerequisite: INDS 350. This course teaches students both how to develop their own individual interdisciplinary project proposal and how to collaborate in an interdisciplinary research team to produce an interdisciplinary group project proposal. Students research and propose interdisciplinary projects and present them for class evaluation. The written proposals will require the identification of an interdisciplinary research question and a literature review of current scholarship related to the research question. Students must identify specific objectives to be accomplished during the project(s) and produce a description of what methods will be used to accomplish these objectives. They will also provide a justification for what forms of evidence will be used to answer the research question, and perform an assessment process to evaluate the success of the project. Students will hone their writing skills within the conventions and formats of interdisciplinary research.