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This is a draft edition of the 2014-15 Catalog; the final edition will be published in late summer 2014.

Interdepartmental Studies

Coordinator

  • Andrew Tinkham
Undergraduate major: interdepartmental studies (B.A.)
Web site: http://www.uiowa.edu/~indepart/

The Interdepartmental Studies Program (ISP) provides an alternative to traditional undergraduate majors. It gives students the opportunity to design an individualized plan of study or to choose a preapproved plan in applied human services, business studies, or health science. Each track includes course work from a variety of departments.

Since the major in interdepartmental studies affords opportunities outside the traditional degree pattern, students must create or choose study programs that meet their individual educational and career objectives. Those who plan to seek employment immediately after graduation should familiarize themselves with the educational background and qualifications required by employers and should include appropriate courses in their study programs.

Students preparing for advanced study should become familiar with the admissions requirements of graduate or professional schools that interest them. The earlier students decide to pursue graduate or professional study, the easier it is to complete necessary prerequisites.

Undergraduate Program of Study

  • Major in interdepartmental studies (Bachelor of Arts)

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in interdepartmental studies requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including at least 36-38 s.h. of work for the major (total credit depends on the track). Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the major and in all UI courses for the major. They also must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program.

Students choose one of five tracks for the major: applied human services, business studies, engaged social innovation, health science, or an individualized plan of study. The engaged social innovation and the individualized plan of study tracks are selective; students must apply and be admitted to these tracks before they may declare them. The other three tracks are open; students may declare them without an application.

Students who choose the individualized plan of study track design their own major. Those admitted to the engaged social innovation track complete a common core, plan and complete an internship, and design their remaining course work to support the internship. Students who choose the applied human services track, business studies track, or health science track follow a preapproved study plan, which includes foundation courses and a selection of emphasis areas. The applied human services track offers three emphasis areas: aging services, community-based services, and corrections services. The business studies track offers three emphasis areas: workplace practices and perspectives, values and ethics, and arts management. The health science track offers six emphasis areas: multidisciplinary science, entrepreneurship, aging, global health, cultures of healing, and writing for the sciences.

Interdepartmental studies students who earn a second major may count a maximum of two courses from the second major toward the interdepartmental studies major. This policy applies no matter what degree is earned with the second major (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and so forth).

Students majoring in interdepartmental studies who earn minors in other departments or programs may not count courses from the minors toward the interdepartmental studies major.

The major in interdepartmental studies requires the following course work.

Applied Human Services Track

The applied human services track requires 37-38 s.h. of work for the major. It provides a preapproved plan of study that combines a generalized psychology background with a choice of three emphasis areas: aging services, community-based services, and corrections services. Students who choose this track also have the option of proposing their own human services-related emphasis area to the faculty advisory committee.

Applied human services track students must complete foundation course work (25-26 s.h.) and one emphasis area (12 s.h.). They must complete a minimum of 15 s.h. of work for the major at The University of Iowa. The Academic Advising Center advises applied human services track students; contact the center for more information about requirements.

FOUNDATION COURSES

Psychology core—both of these:

PSY:1001 (031:001) Elementary Psychology3 s.h.
PSY:2810 (031:010) Research Methods in Psychology4 s.h.

Human relations core—both of these:

RCE:4195 (07C:195) Ethics in Human Relations and Counseling3 s.h.
RCE:4199 (07C:199) Counseling for Related Professions3 s.h.

Human relations core—one of these:

CCCC:2220 (208:120) Foundations of Critical Cultural Competence3 s.h.
RCE:4197 (07C:197) Citizenship in a Multicultural Society3 s.h.

Psychology electives—three of these:

PSY:2301 (031:013) Introduction to Clinical Psychology3 s.h.
PSY:2401 (031:014) Introduction to Developmental Science3 s.h.
PSY:2501 (031:015) Introduction to Social Psychology3 s.h.
PSY:2601 (031:016) Introduction to Cognitive Psychology3 s.h.
PSY:2701 (031:002) Biological Psychology4 s.h.
AGING SERVICES EMPHASIS

Students must earn 12 s.h. in their chosen emphasis area. Students who choose the aging services emphasis must complete the foundation component (3 s.h.), the elective component (9 s.h.), and the internship (0 s.h.).

Foundation Component
ASP:1800 (153:085)/SSW:1800 (042:085)/NURS:1800 (096:085)/LEIS:1800 (169:085) Basic Aspects of Aging3 s.h.
Elective Component

Students complete 9 s.h. of electives from the following lists.

ASP:3135 (153:135)/SSW:3135 (042:135)/GHS:3050 (152:153) Global Aging3 s.h.
ASP:3150 (153:150)/PSY:2915 (031:050) Psychology of Aging3 s.h.
ASP:3160 (153:160) Biology of Aging3 s.h.
ASP:3168 (153:168)/LEIS:3168 (169:168) Aging and Leisure3 s.h.
ASP:3501 (153:195)/SSW:3501 (042:195) Introduction to Nursing Homes3 s.h.
ASP:3753 (153:153)/SSW:3753 (042:153) Programs and Services for Aging Adults3 s.h.
ASP:3786 (153:186)/SSW:3786 (042:186) Death/Dying: Issues Across the Life Span3 s.h.
CW:3107 (08C:107)/INTD:3107 (145:107) Creative Writing for the Health Professions3 s.h.
HHP:4470 (027:148) Physiology of Aging3 s.h.
PSY:2930 (031:063) Abnormal Psychology: Health Professions3 s.h.
RHET:3610 (010:161)/ASP:3610 (153:161) Rhetorical Issues in Health Care3 s.h.
SSW:3786 (042:186) Death/Dying: Issues Across the Life Span3 s.h.

May include one of these:

INTD:4098 (145:198) Independent Studyarr.
INTD:4099 (145:199) Interdepartmental Studies Practicumarr.
Internship
CCP:1145 (409:145) Internship in Interdepartmental Studies0 s.h.
COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES EMPHASIS

Students must earn 12 s.h. in their chosen emphasis area. Students who choose the community-based services emphasis complete the elective component (12 s.h.) and the internship (0 s.h.).

Elective Component

Students complete 12 s.h. of electives from the following lists.

PSQF:1027 (07P:027) Mindfulness Foundations in the Helping Professions3 s.h.
PSY:2930 (031:063) Abnormal Psychology: Health Professions3 s.h.
RCE:4130 (07C:130) Human Sexuality3 s.h.
RCE:4132 (07C:132) Introduction to Addictions and Impulse Control Disorders3 s.h.
RCE:4145 (07C:145) Marriage and Family Interaction3 s.h.
RCE:4162 (07C:162) Introduction to Couple and Family Therapy3 s.h.
RCE:4173 (07C:173) Trauma Across the Lifespan3 s.h.
RCE:4174 (07C:174) Positive Psychology3 s.h.
RCE:4175 (07C:175) Motivational Interviewing3 s.h.
RCE:4178 (07C:178) Microcounseling1-3 s.h.
RCE:4179 (07C:179) Sexuality Within the Helping Profession3 s.h.
RCE:4185 (07C:185) Introduction to Substance Abuse3 s.h.
RCE:4187 (07C:187)/EDTL:4987 (07U:187) Introduction to Assistive Technology3 s.h.
RCE:4190 (07C:190) Group Processes for Related Professions3 s.h.
RCE:4192 (07C:192) Group Leadership in Human Sexuality0-3 s.h.
RCE:4193 (07C:193) Individual Instruction--Undergraduatearr.
SSW:3712 (042:112) Human Sexuality, Diversity, and Society1-3 s.h.
SSW:3729 (042:129) Substance Use and Abuse3 s.h.

May include one of these:

INTD:4098 (145:198) Independent Studyarr.
INTD:4099 (145:199) Interdepartmental Studies Practicumarr.
Internship
CCP:1145 (409:145) Internship in Interdepartmental Studies0 s.h.
CORRECTIONS SERVICES EMPHASIS

Students must earn 12 s.h. from their chosen emphasis area. Students who chose the corrections services emphasis must complete the foundation component (3-4 s.h.), the elective component (9 s.h.), and the internship (0 s.h.). The elective component must include 6 s.h. earned in courses numbered 3000 or above.

Foundation Component

One of these:

SOC:1010 (034:001) Introduction to Sociology Principles3-4 s.h.
SOC:1020 (034:002) Social Problems3-4 s.h.
Elective Component

Students complete 9 s.h. of electives from the following lists of lower-level and advanced courses, with a minimum of 6 s.h. from the advanced courses list.

Lower-level courses—maximum of 3 s.h. from these:

ANTH:1003 (113:062) Anthropology of Violence3 s.h.
ANTH:1101 (113:003) Cultural Anthropology3 s.h.
ANTH:1305 (113:060) Forensic Anthropology and CSI3 s.h.
ANTH:2100 (113:010) Anthropology and Contemporary World Problems3 s.h.
MGMT:2000 (06J:047) Introduction to Law3 s.h.
PSY:2930 (031:063) Abnormal Psychology: Health Professions3 s.h.
SOC:1410 (034:040) Introduction to Criminology3 s.h.
SOC:2810 (034:066) Social Inequality3 s.h.
SOC:3415 (034:045) Global Criminology3 s.h.

Advanced courses—at least 6 s.h. from these:

ANTH:3101 (113:112)/GWSS:3101 (131:112) Anthropology of Sexuality3 s.h.
GWSS:3005 (131:105) Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies Practicum3-4 s.h.
SOC:3220 (034:128) Sociology of Mental Illness3 s.h.
SOC:3420 (034:141) Juvenile Delinquency3 s.h.
SOC:3425 (034:146) Deviance and Control3 s.h.
SOC:3450 (034:186) Criminal Legal System3 s.h.
SOC:4420 (034:149) Sociology of Criminal Punishment3 s.h.
SOC:4461 (034:143)/GWSS:4461 (131:161) Gender and Violence3 s.h.
SSW:3796 (042:196) Family Violence2-3 s.h.

Advanced courses may include one of these:

INTD:4098 (145:198) Independent Studyarr.
INTD:4099 (145:199) Interdepartmental Studies Practicumarr.
Internship
CCP:1145 (409:145) Internship in Interdepartmental Studies0 s.h.

Business Studies Track

The business studies track requires a minimum of 37 s.h. of work for the major. It provides a preapproved plan of study that combines a generalized business background with a choice of three emphasis areas: workplace practices and perspectives, values and ethics, and arts management. Students who choose this track also have the option of proposing their own business-related emphasis area to the faculty advisory committee.

Business studies track students must complete foundation course work (at least 17 s.h.), business electives (at least 5 s.h.), and one emphasis area (15 s.h.). They must complete a minimum of 15 s.h. of work for the major at The University of Iowa. The Academic Advising Center advises business studies track students; contact the center for more information about requirements.

FOUNDATION COURSES

Foundational math—one of these:

MATH:1340 (22M:013) Mathematics for Business4 s.h.
MATH:1380 (22M:017) Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business4 s.h.
MATH:1850 (22M:025) Calculus I4 s.h.

Foundational math—and one of these:

STAT:1020 (22S:025)/PSQF:1020 (07P:025) Elementary Statistics and Inference3 s.h.
STAT:1030 (22S:008) Statistics for Business4 s.h.
STAT:3510 (22S:101) Biostatistics3 s.h.
STAT:4143 (22S:102) Introduction to Statistical Methods3 s.h.

Foundational economics—both of these:

ECON:1100 (06E:001) Principles of Microeconomics4 s.h.
ECON:1200 (06E:002) Principles of Macroeconomics4 s.h.

Foundational accounting—one of these:

ACCT:2100 (06A:001) Introduction to Financial Accounting3 s.h.
ENTR:1350 (06T:050) Foundations in Entrepreneurship (if not used as business elective)2 s.h.
BUSINESS ELECTIVES

Students complete two electives from the following lists.

ACCT:2200 (06A:002) Managerial Accounting3 s.h.
ECON:2800 (06E:071) Statistics for Strategy Problems3 s.h.
FIN:3000 (06F:100) Introductory Financial Management3 s.h.
MGMT:2000 (06J:047) Introduction to Law3 s.h.
MGMT:2100 (06J:048) Introduction to Management3 s.h.
MSCI:3000 (06K:100) Operations Management3 s.h.

May include one of these:

ENTR:1350 (06T:050) Foundations in Entrepreneurship (if not used for foundational accounting requirement)2 s.h.
MKTG:3000 (06M:100) Introduction to Marketing Strategy3 s.h.

May include one of these:

CS:1020 (22C:001) Principles of Computing3 s.h.
MSCI:1500 (06K:050) Business Computing Essentials2 s.h.
WORKPLACE PRACTICES AND PERSPECTIVES EMPHASIS

Students must earn 15 s.h. in their chosen emphasis area. Students who choose the workplace practices and perspectives emphasis must complete at least one course from each of four components (speaking and writing, foundations and practices, cultural diversity, and entrepreneurship). The required 15 s.h. must include 9 s.h. earned in advanced courses. Advanced courses for each component are listed below.

Speaking and Writing Component

At least one course from these or from the advanced courses:

CNW:1620 (08N:020) Introduction to Creative Nonfiction3 s.h.
COMM:1112 (036:012) Interpersonal Communication3 s.h.
COMM:1117 (036:017) Theory and Practice of Argument4 s.h.
COMM:1130 (036:030) The Art of Persuading Others3 s.h.
COMM:2821 (036:021) Oral Interpretation3 s.h.
CW:1800 (08C:001) Creative Writing Studio Workshop3 s.h.

Advanced courses:

INTD:3005 (145:105) Professional and Creative Business Communication3 s.h.
BUS:3800 (06B:140) Business Writing3 s.h.
CLSA:3742 (20E:142) Word Power: Building English Vocabulary3 s.h.
CNW:2680 (08N:080) The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction3 s.h.
CNW:3630 (08N:120) Advanced Nonfiction Writing3 s.h.
CNW:3633 (08N:104) Personal Writing3 s.h.
CNW:3640 (08N:113) Writing for Business and Industry3 s.h.
CNW:4642 (08N:133) Team Writing for Business3 s.h.
CW:2100 (08C:023) Creative Writing3 s.h.
CW:2870 (08C:097) Fiction Writing3 s.h.
CW:3210 (08C:110)/INTD:3210 (145:110) Creative Writing and the Natural World3 s.h.
CW:3215 (08C:115)/INTD:3300 (145:115) Creative Writing and Popular Culture3 s.h.
CW:3218 (08C:108)/INTD:3200 (145:108) Creative Writing for New Media3 s.h.
ENNM:3633 (08A:104) Personal Writing for Non-English Majors3 s.h.
ENNM:3640 (08A:113) Writing for Business and Industry for Non-English Majors3 s.h.
INTM:3755 (01J:115) What is Storytelling For?4 s.h.
LING:3001 (103:100) Introduction to Linguistics3 s.h.
Foundations and Practices Component

At least one course from these or from the advanced courses:

ANTH:1401 (113:014) Language, Culture, and Communication3 s.h.
COMM:1301 (036:001) Core Concepts in Communication Studies3 s.h.
COMM:1818 (036:018) Leadership and Organizational Procedures2 s.h.
COMM:1819 (036:019) Organizational Leadership2-3 s.h.
JMC:1100 (019:090) Media Uses and Effects3 s.h.
JMC:1200 (019:091) Media History and Culture3 s.h.
JMC:1500 (019:050) Social Media Today3 s.h.

Advanced courses:

COMM:1170 (036:070) Communication Theory in Everyday Life3 s.h.
COMM:1174 (036:074) Media and Society3 s.h.
JMC:3125 (019:154) Media and Consumers3 s.h.
Cultural Diversity Component

At least one course from these or from the advanced courses:

AFAM:1020 (129:061)/AMST:1030 (045:030) Introduction to African American Culture3 s.h.
AFAM:1030 (129:060) Introduction to African American Society3 s.h.
AFAM:1250 (129:050)/RELS:1350 (032:034) Introduction to African American Religions3 s.h.
AINS:1049 (149:049)/AMST:1049 (045:049) Introduction to American Indian and Native Studies3 s.h.
ENGL:1350 (08G:011) Literature and Sexualities3 s.h.
ENGL:1355 (08G:005)/AINS:1355 (149:005) Literatures of Native American Peoples3 s.h.
GWSS:1001 (131:010) Introduction to Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies3 s.h.
GWSS:1002 (131:055) Diversity and Power in the U.S.3 s.h.
HIST:1040 (016:040) Perspectives: Diversity in American History3 s.h.
HIST:2265 (16A:065)/AFAM:2265 (129:065) Introduction to African American History3 s.h.
MUS:1009 (025:080) Jazz Cultures in America and Abroad3 s.h.
RELS:1810 (032:016) Religion and Liberation3 s.h.
RELS:2700 (032:060)/AINS:2700 (149:060) Sacred World of Native Americans3 s.h.
SOC:1310 (034:018)/GWSS:1310 (131:018) Gender and Society3-4 s.h.
SOC:2810 (034:066) Social Inequality3 s.h.
SPAN:2700 (035:070)/IS:2700 (187:070)/LAS:2700 (130:070)/PORT:2700 (038:070) Introduction to Latin American Studies3 s.h.

Advanced courses:

ANTH:2165 (113:110)/AINS:2165 (149:110)/AMST:2165 (045:105) Native Peoples of North America3 s.h.
EDTL:3933 (07U:133) The Culturally Different in Diverse Settings3 s.h.
ENGL:3455 (008:118) Jewish American Literature3 s.h.
EPLS:5154 (07B:154) Education, Race, and Ethnicity2-3 s.h.
HIST:4201 (16A:104)/ASL:4201 (158:100) History of the American Deaf Community3-4 s.h.
HIST:4203 (16A:106) Disability in American History3 s.h.
HIST:4216 (16A:112) Mexican American History3 s.h.
JMC:3165 (019:165) African Americans and the Media3 s.h.
LING:3100 (103:150) Language and Gender3 s.h.
MUS:3720 (025:141) History of Jazz3 s.h.
SSW:3712 (042:112)/NURS:3712 (096:112) Human Sexuality, Diversity, and Society1-3 s.h.
Entrepreneurship Component

At least one of these (all are advanced courses):

INTD:4098 (145:198) Independent Studyarr.
INTD:4099 (145:199) Interdepartmental Studies Practicumarr.
ECON:3650 (06E:119) Policy Analysis3 s.h.
ENTR:2000 (06T:120) Entrepreneurship and Innovation3 s.h.
ENTR:3100 (06T:133) Entrepreneurial Finance3 s.h.
ENTR:3200 (06T:134) Entrepreneurial Marketing3 s.h.
ENTR:3300 (06T:145) Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship3 s.h.
ENTR:3400 (06T:146) Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation3 s.h.
ENTR:3500 (06T:147) Social Entrepreneurship3 s.h.
ENTR:3595 (06T:144) Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I3 s.h.
ENTR:3600 (06T:148) E-Commerce Strategies for Entrepreneurs3 s.h.
ENTR:4000 (06T:190) Seminar in Entrepreneurship2-3 s.h.
ENTR:4200 (06T:192) Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting3 s.h.
ENTR:4300 (06T:194) Entrepreneurship: Advanced Business Planning3 s.h.
ENTR:4400 (06T:150) Managing the Growth Business3 s.h.
ENTR:4450 (06T:151) Professional Sports Management3 s.h.
ENTR:4460 (06T:152) Entrepreneurship and Global Trade3 s.h.
MGMT:3500 (06J:147)/MUSM:3500 (024:147)/RELS:3700 (032:127)/SSW:3500 (042:157)/NURS:3595 (096:168)/ENTR:3595 (06T:144) Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I3 s.h.
MGMT:3600 (06J:148)/MUSM:3600 (024:148)/RELS:3701 (032:128)/SSW:3600 (042:158)/NURS:3600 (096:169) Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness II3 s.h.
VALUES AND ETHICS EMPHASIS

Students must earn 15 s.h. in their chosen emphasis area. Students who choose the values and ethics emphasis must complete at least two courses from each of the two components (values and theories, institutions and policies).

Values and Theories Component

At least two of these:

JMC:3300 (019:140) Media Law and Communication3 s.h.
PHIL:2402 (026:102) Introduction to Ethics3 s.h.
PHIL:3435 (026:135) Philosophy of Law3 s.h.
POLI:1200 (030:050) Introduction to Political Behavior3 s.h.
POLI:1300 (030:030) Introduction to Political Thought and Action3 s.h.
POLI:3400 (030:137) Introduction to Political Economy3 s.h.
POLI:3417 (030:151) Political Leadership3 s.h.
POLI:3700 (030:136) Strategy in Politics3 s.h.
SOC:3520 (034:150) Political Sociology3 s.h.
Institutions and Policies Component

At least two of these:

PHIL:2401 (026:001) Matters of Life and Death3 s.h.
PHIL:3432 (026:132) Introduction to Political Philosophy3 s.h.
POLI:3101 (030:116) American Constitutional Law and Politics3 s.h.
POLI:3102 (030:152) The U.S. Congress3 s.h.
POLI:3108 (030:118) American Political Development3 s.h.
POLI:3116 (030:115) The Presidency3 s.h.
POLI:3117 (030:120) Public Administration and Bureaucratic Politics3 s.h.
POLI:3120 (030:158) The Criminal Justice System3 s.h.
POLI:3121 (030:153) The Judicial Process3 s.h.
SOC:1410 (034:040) Introduction to Criminology3 s.h.
SOC:2810 (034:066) Social Inequality3 s.h.
SOC:3450 (034:186) Criminal Legal System3 s.h.
SOC:3840 (034:175) Community and Urban Sociology3 s.h.
ARTS MANAGEMENT EMPHASIS

Students must earn 15 s.h. in their chosen emphasis area. Students who choose the arts management emphasis must complete two courses from the administration component, one course from the history component, 3 s.h. from the production component, 3 s.h. from the elective component, and the internship (0 s.h.).

Administration Component

Students complete two courses from the following lists.

INTD:4510 (145:195)/ENTR:4510 (06T:155)/THTR:4510 (049:195)/DPA:4510 (188:195) Arts Leadership Seminar3 s.h.
THTR:3510 (049:109)/INTD:3510 (145:109)/DPA:3510 (188:109) Introduction to Arts Management3 s.h.

May include one of these:

ENTR:2000 (06T:120) Entrepreneurship and Innovation3 s.h.
THTR:3520 (049:111)/ENTR:3520 (06T:125)/INTD:3520 (145:111)/DPA:3520 (188:111) New Ventures in the Arts3 s.h.
History Component

Students complete one of these:

AMST:1075 (045:075) American Popular Music3 s.h.
ARTH:1030 (01H:008) Themes in Global Art3 s.h.
ARTH:1040 (01H:002) Arts of Africa3 s.h.
ARTH:1050 (01H:005) From Cave Paintings to Cathedrals: Survey of Western Art I3 s.h.
ARTH:1060 (01H:006) From Mona Lisa to Modernism: Survey of Western Art II3 s.h.
ARTH:1070 (01H:016)/CHIN:1070 (039:016) Asian Art and Culture3 s.h.
ARTH:1090 (01H:009) Earthly Paradises: A Global History of Gardens3 s.h.
DANC:2060 (137:080)/DPA:2060 (188:080) Dance and Society in Global Contexts3 s.h.
DPA:1412 (188:052)/THTR:1412 (049:052)/DANC:1412 (137:052) The Arts in Performance3 s.h.
ENGL:2160 (008:037) Introduction to Drama3 s.h.
MUS:1004 (025:137)/DPA:1004 (188:137) World of the Beatles3 s.h.
MUS:1009 (025:080) Jazz Cultures in America and Abroad3 s.h.
MUS:1302 (025:014) Great Musicians3 s.h.
MUS:3310 (025:103) World Music3 s.h.
MUS:3311 (025:104) Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3 s.h.
MUS:3720 (025:141) History of Jazz3 s.h.
MUSM:3001 (024:102)/EDTL:3001 (07S:112)/SIED:3001 (097:115)/ANTH:3001 (113:103) Introduction to Museum Studies3 s.h.
THTR:1400 (049:002) Theatre and Society: Ancients and Moderns3 s.h.
THTR:1401 (049:003) Theatre and Society: Romantics and Rebels3 s.h.
Production Component

Students complete 3 s.h. from the following list.

INTD:4098 (145:198) Independent Studyarr.
INTD:4099 (145:199) Interdepartmental Studies Practicumarr.
ARTS:1010 (01B:001) Elements of Art3 s.h.
ARTS:1020 (01B:035) Elements of 3-D Design3 s.h.
ARTS:1030 (01B:040) Elements of Jewelry and Metal Arts3 s.h.
ARTS:1050 (01B:080) Elements of Printmaking3 s.h.
ARTS:1060 (01B:075) Elements of Digital Photography3 s.h.
ARTS:1080 (01B:090) Elements of Sculpture3 s.h.
ARTS:1510 (01A:003) Basic Drawing3 s.h.
ARTS:1520 (01A:004) Design Fundamentals3 s.h.
DANC:1010 (137:001) Beginning Tap1-2 s.h.
DANC:1020 (137:002) Beginning Jazz1-2 s.h.
DANC:1030 (137:003) Beginning Ballet1-2 s.h.
DANC:1040 (137:004) Beginning Modern Dance1-2 s.h.
DANC:1050 (137:034) Beginning/Contact Improvisation1-2 s.h.
DANC:1080 (137:060) Music Essentials for Dance2 s.h.
DANC:1090 (137:050) Dance Production3 s.h.
DANC:1120 (137:012) Continuing Jazz1-2 s.h.
DANC:1130 (137:013) Continuing Ballet1-2 s.h.
DANC:1140 (137:014) Continuing Modern Dance1-2 s.h.
DANC:3085 (137:174)/DPA:3085 (188:174) Introduction to Afro-Cuban Dance1 s.h.
DANC:3086 (137:175) Afro-Cuban Drum and Dance Performance1 s.h.
MUS:1001 (025:082) Group Piano I: Non-Music Majors1 s.h.
MUS:1020 (025:059) Performance Instruction for Nonmajors1 s.h.
MUS:1160 (025:037) University Band1 s.h.
MUS:1165 (025:193) Hawkeye Marching Band1 s.h.
MUS:1166 (025:180) Large Pep Band1 s.h.
MUS:1180 (025:162) All-University String Orchestra1 s.h.
MUS:2020 (025:040) Lower Level Voicearr.
MUS:2021 (025:041) Lower Level Pianoarr.
MUS:2022 (025:042) Lower Level Organarr.
MUS:2023 (025:044) Lower Level Violinarr.
MUS:2024 (025:045) Lower Level Violaarr.
MUS:2025 (025:046) Lower Level Celloarr.
MUS:2026 (025:047) Lower Level String Bassarr.
MUS:2027 (025:048) Lower Level Flutearr.
MUS:2028 (025:049) Lower Level Oboearr.
MUS:2029 (025:050) Lower Level Clarinetarr.
MUS:2030 (025:051) Lower Level Bassoonarr.
MUS:2031 (025:052) Lower Level Saxophonearr.
MUS:2032 (025:053) Lower Level Hornarr.
MUS:2033 (025:054) Lower Level Trumpetarr.
MUS:2034 (025:056) Lower Level Trombonearr.
MUS:2035 (025:055) Lower Level Euphoniumarr.
MUS:2036 (025:057) Lower Level Tubaarr.
MUS:2037 (025:058) Lower Level Percussionarr.
MUS:2038 (025:043) Lower Level Jazz Guitar1 s.h.
MUS:3154 (025:173)/DPA:3154 (188:173) Introduction to Afro-Cuban Drumming1 s.h.
MUS:3160 (025:194) Symphony Band/Concert Band1 s.h.
MUS:3163 (025:163) Steel Band1 s.h.
MUS:3170 (025:185) Kantorei1 s.h.
MUS:3172 (025:142) Camerata Singers1 s.h.
MUS:3174 (025:181) University Choir1 s.h.
MUS:3180 (025:192) Orchestra1 s.h.
MUS:3182 (025:183) Chamber Orchestra1 s.h.
MUS:3730 (025:197) Jazz Band1 s.h.
MUSM:3004 (024:104) Exhibition Planning3 s.h.
THTR:1010 (049:001) Art of the Theatre3 s.h.
THTR:1140 (049:020) Basic Acting3 s.h.
THTR:2200 (049:043) Elements of Design3 s.h.
THTR:2215 (049:044) Introduction to Theatrical Production Technology3 s.h.
THTR:3221 (049:147) Technology for the Entertainment Industry3 s.h.
Elective Component

Students complete one of these:

INTD:3005 (145:105) Professional and Creative Business Communication3 s.h.
ARTH:4040 (01H:182) Art, Law, and Ethics3 s.h.
ARTS:3400 (01P:185) Grant Writing in the Arts3 s.h.
ENTR:3100 (06T:133) Entrepreneurial Finance3 s.h.
ENTR:3200 (06T:134) Entrepreneurial Marketing3 s.h.
JMC:3300 (019:140) Media Law and Communication3 s.h.
MGMT:2100 (06J:048) Introduction to Management (if not already used to fulfill foundation course work requirement)3 s.h.
MUSM:3500 (024:147)/RELS:3700 (032:127)/SSW:3500 (042:157)/NURS:3595 (096:168)/MGMT:3500 (06J:147)/ENTR:3595 (06T:144) Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I3 s.h.
MUSM:3600 (024:148)/RELS:3701 (032:128)/SSW:3600 (042:158)/NURS:3600 (096:169)/MGMT:3600 (06J:148) Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness II3 s.h.
Internship
CCP:1145 (409:145) Internship in Interdepartmental Studies0 s.h.

Engaged Social Innovation Track

The engaged social innovation track requires 37 s.h. of work for the major. The interdepartmental studies major with the engaged social innovation track is available only as a second major for qualified students. The track combines course work and experiential learning with a capstone internship designed by the student. By focusing on course work with a strong hands-on component, the track encourages students to learn in multiple ways, both in and out of the classroom, and prepares them to bring social change and innovation to communities.

Admission to the engaged social innovation track is selective; students must apply and be admitted. Applicants must have a g.p.a. of 3.33 and must be members of the University of Iowa Honors Program when they apply to the track. They also must have declared a first major and must show evidence of commitment to community engagement and service. Their work for the engaged social innovation track constitutes a second major related to their other academic interests.

Engaged social innovation students complete core courses, upper-level course work, and a capstone internship preceded by a course or experience that prepares them for the internship.

CORE COURSES

All of these:

ENTR:2000 (06T:120) Entrepreneurship and Innovation3 s.h.
ENTR:3500 (06T:147) Social Entrepreneurship3 s.h.
RHET:3153 (010:153) Networks, Strategies, and Tactics3 s.h.
UPPER-LEVEL COURSE WORK

Students select upper-level course work that reflects and supports their internship project.

Upper-level courses (numbered 3000 or above) selected by the student14 s.h.
INTERNSHIP                                                                                  

Students complete an internship (12 s.h.) preceded by a course or experience that prepares them for it.

One course or experience in preparation for the internship2 s.h.
INTD:4098 (145:198) Independent Study12 s.h.

Health Science Track

The health science track requires 37 s.h. of work for the major. It provides a preapproved plan of study that combines a generalized health background with a varied choice of emphasis areas: multidisciplinary science, entrepreneurship, aging, global health, cultures of healing, and writing for the sciences. Students who choose this track also have the option of proposing their own health science-related emphasis area to the faculty advisory committee.

Health science track students must complete foundation course work (22 s.h.) and one emphasis area (15 s.h.). They must complete a minimum of 15 s.h. for the major at The University of Iowa. The Academic Advising Center advises health science track students; contact the center for more information about requirements.

FOUNDATION COURSES

Foundational chemistry—one of these:

CHEM:1070 (004:007) General Chemistry I3 s.h.
CHEM:1110 (004:011) Principles of Chemistry I4 s.h.

Foundational chemistry—and one of these:

CHEM:1080 (004:008) General Chemistry II3 s.h.
CHEM:1120 (004:012) Principles of Chemistry II4 s.h.

Foundational biology—one of these:

BIOL:1140 (002:021) Human Biology4 s.h.
BIOL:1141 (002:002) Introductory Animal Biology4 s.h.
BIOL:1411 (002:031) Foundations of Biology4 s.h.

Foundational math and statistics—one of these:

BIOS:5110 (171:161) Introduction to Biostatistics3 s.h.
MATH:1020 (22M:009) Elementary Functions4 s.h.
MATH:1380 (22M:017) Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business4 s.h.
MATH:1440 (22M:015) Mathematics for the Biological Sciences4 s.h.
MATH:1460 (22M:016) Calculus for the Biological Sciences4 s.h.
MATH:1850 (22M:025) Calculus I4 s.h.
STAT:1020 (22S:025)/PSQF:1020 (07P:025) Elementary Statistics and Inference3 s.h.
STAT:1030 (22S:008) Statistics for Business4 s.h.
STAT:3510 (22S:101) Biostatistics3 s.h.
STAT:4143 (22S:102)/PSQF:4143 (07P:143) Introduction to Statistical Methods3 s.h.

Foundational social science—one of these:

ANTH:1101 (113:003) Cultural Anthropology3 s.h.
ANTH:2100 (113:010) Anthropology and Contemporary World Problems3 s.h.
PSY:1001 (031:001) Elementary Psychology3 s.h.
SOC:1010 (034:001) Introduction to Sociology Principles3-4 s.h.
SOC:1020 (034:002) Social Problems3-4 s.h.

Foundational science elective—one of these:

ACB:3110 (060:110) Principles of Human Anatomy3 s.h.
ACB:3113 (060:113) Human Anatomy Online4 s.h.
BIOL:1412 (002:032) Diversity of Form and Function4 s.h.
HHP:1100 (027:053) Human Anatomy3 s.h.

Foundational elective—one of these:

HHP:1300 (027:050) Fundamentals of Human Physiology3 s.h.
HHP:2310 (027:040) Nutrition and Health3 s.h.
HHP:3000 (027:120)/INTD:3020 (145:120) Equity Issues in the Health Sciences3 s.h.
HHP:3400 (027:140) Applied Exercise Physiology3 s.h.
HHP:3500 (027:130) Human Physiology3 s.h.
LEIS:1045 (169:045) Health for Living3 s.h.
NURS:1030 (096:030) Human Development and Behavior3 s.h.
PSY:2401 (031:014) Introduction to Developmental Science3 s.h.

Foundational elective may include one of these:

HHP:3010 (027:125)/INTD:3025 (145:125) Contemporary Nutrition3 s.h.
HHP:4440 (027:143) Physiology of Nutrition3 s.h.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE EMPHASIS

Students must earn 15 s.h. in their chosen emphasis area. Students who choose the multidisciplinary science emphasis must complete 15 s.h. from the following lists.

BIOC:3110 (099:110) Biochemistry3 s.h.
BIOC:3120 (099:120) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I3 s.h.
BIOC:3130 (099:130) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II3 s.h.
BIOL:2254 (002:150) Endocrinology3 s.h.
BIOL:2512 (002:128) Fundamental Genetics4 s.h.
BIOL:2723 (002:114) Cell Biology3 s.h.
BIOL:2753 (002:145) Introduction to Neurobiology3 s.h.
CW:3107 (08C:107)/INTD:3107 (145:107) Creative Writing for the Health Professions3 s.h.
HHP:3020 (027:127)/INTD:3027 (145:127) Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sport3 s.h.
MICR:2157 (061:157) General Microbiology5 s.h.

May include one of these:

INTD:4098 (145:198) Independent Studyarr.
INTD:4099 (145:199) Interdepartmental Studies Practicumarr.

May include one of these:

CHEM:2210 (004:121) Organic Chemistry I3 s.h.
CHEM:2230 (004:123) Organic Chemistry I for Majors3 s.h.

May include one of these:

CHEM:2220 (004:122) Organic Chemistry II3 s.h.
CHEM:2240 (004:124) Organic Chemistry II for Majors3 s.h.

May include one of these:

CHEM:2410 (004:141) Organic Chemistry Laboratory3 s.h.
CHEM:2420 (004:142) Organic Chemistry Laboratory for Majors3 s.h.

May include one of these:

MICR:3112 (061:112) Pharmacy Microbiology4 s.h.
MICR:3164 (061:164) Nursing Microbiology4 s.h.

May include one of these:

HHP:2310 (027:040) Nutrition and Health (if not used to fulfill foundation requirement)3 s.h.
HHP:3010 (027:125)/INTD:3025 (145:125) Contemporary Nutrition (if not used to fulfill foundation requirement)3 s.h.
HHP:4440 (027:143) Physiology of Nutrition (if not used to fulfill foundation requirement)3 s.h.

May include one of these:

PHYS:1511 (029:011) College Physics I4 s.h.
PHYS:1611 (029:081) Introductory Physics I4 s.h.

May include one of these:

PHYS:1512 (029:012) College Physics II4 s.h.
PHYS:1612 (029:082) Introductory Physics II3-4 s.h.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP EMPHASIS

Students must earn 15 s.h. in their chosen emphasis area. Students who choose the entrepreneurship emphasis must complete 15 s.h. from the following lists.

INTD:3001 (145:101) Creative Writing for Business3 s.h.
ACCT:2100 (06A:001) Introduction to Financial Accounting3 s.h.
BUS:3800 (06B:140) Business Writing3 s.h.
CNW:3640 (08N:113) Writing for Business and Industry3 s.h.
ECON:3650 (06E:119) Policy Analysis3 s.h.
ECON:3760 (06E:113) Health Economics3 s.h.
ENTR:1350 (06T:050) Foundations in Entrepreneurship2 s.h.
ENTR:2000 (06T:120) Entrepreneurship and Innovation3 s.h.
ENTR:3100 (06T:133) Entrepreneurial Finance3 s.h.
ENTR:3200 (06T:134) Entrepreneurial Marketing3 s.h.
ENTR:3300 (06T:145) Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship3 s.h.
ENTR:3400 (06T:146) Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation3 s.h.
ENTR:3500 (06T:147) Social Entrepreneurship3 s.h.
ENTR:3520 (06T:125) New Ventures in the Arts3 s.h.
ENTR:3595 (06T:144) Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I3 s.h.
ENTR:3600 (06T:148) E-Commerce Strategies for Entrepreneurs3 s.h.
ENTR:4000 (06T:190) Seminar in Entrepreneurship2-3 s.h.
ENTR:4200 (06T:192) Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting3 s.h.
ENTR:4300 (06T:194) Entrepreneurship: Advanced Business Planning3 s.h.
ENTR:4400 (06T:150) Managing the Growth Business3 s.h.
ENTR:4450 (06T:151) Professional Sports Management3 s.h.
ENTR:4460 (06T:152) Entrepreneurship and Global Trade3 s.h.
ENTR:4510 (06T:155) Arts Leadership Seminar3 s.h.
MGMT:2100 (06J:048) Introduction to Management3 s.h.
MGMT:3500 (06J:147)/MUSM:3500 (024:147)/RELS:3700 (032:127)/SSW:3500 (042:157)/NURS:3595 (096:168)/ENTR:3595 (06T:144) Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I3 s.h.
MGMT:3600 (06J:148)/MUSM:3600 (024:148)/RELS:3701 (032:128)/SSW:3600 (042:158)/NURS:3600 (096:169) Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness II3 s.h.
MKTG:3000 (06M:100) Introduction to Marketing Strategy3 s.h.

May include one of these:

INTD:4098 (145:198) Independent Studyarr.
INTD:4099 (145:199) Interdepartmental Studies Practicumarr.
AGING EMPHASIS

Students must earn 15 s.h. in their chosen emphasis area. Students who choose the aging emphasis must complete 15 s.h. from the following lists.

ASP:1800 (153:085)/SSW:1800 (042:085)/NURS:1800 (096:085)/LEIS:1800 (169:085) Basic Aspects of Aging3 s.h.
ASP:2181 (153:181) The Anthropology of Aging3 s.h.
ASP:3135 (153:135)/SSW:3135 (042:135)/GHS:3050 (152:153) Global Aging3 s.h.
ASP:3150 (153:150)/PSY:2915 (031:050) Psychology of Aging3 s.h.
ASP:3151 (153:151) The Anthropology of the Beginnings and Ends of Life3 s.h.
ASP:3152 (153:152) Anthropology of Caregiving and Health3 s.h.
ASP:3160 (153:160) Biology of Aging3 s.h.
ASP:3168 (153:168)/LEIS:3168 (169:168) Aging and Leisure3 s.h.
ASP:3501 (153:195)/SSW:3501 (042:195) Introduction to Nursing Homes3 s.h.
ASP:3753 (153:153)/SSW:3753 (042:153) Programs and Services for Aging Adults3 s.h.
ASP:3786 (153:186)/SSW:3786 (042:186) Death/Dying: Issues Across the Life Span3 s.h.
ASP:5750 (153:144) Medicare and Medicaid Policy3 s.h.
CW:3107 (08C:107)/INTD:3107 (145:107) Creative Writing for the Health Professions3 s.h.
RHET:3610 (010:161)/ASP:3610 (153:161) Rhetorical Issues in Health Care3 s.h.

May include one of these:

INTD:4098 (145:198) Independent Studyarr.
INTD:4099 (145:199) Interdepartmental Studies Practicumarr.
GLOBAL HEALTH EMPHASIS

Students must earn 15 s.h. in their chosen emphasis area. Students who choose the global health emphasis must complete 15 s.h. from the following lists.

GHS:1181 (152:081) Ancient Medicine3 s.h.
GHS:2150 (152:050) Natural Environmental Systems3-4 s.h.
GHS:2181 (152:147) The Anthropology of Aging3 s.h.
GHS:2320 (152:090) Anthropological Perspectives on Human Infectious Disease: Origins and Evolution3 s.h.
GHS:3010 (152:150) Identifying and Developing a Global Health Project (only one enrollment may count toward major)2-3 s.h.
GHS:3030 (152:152) Global Health Conference (only one enrollment may count toward major)1 s.h.
GHS:3040 (152:119) Health in Mexico3 s.h.
GHS:3050 (152:153) Global Aging3 s.h.
GHS:3060 (152:154) Studies in Complementary and Alternative Medicine3 s.h.
GHS:3070 (152:107) Hungry Planet: Global Geographies of Food3 s.h.
GHS:3102 (152:185)/ANTH:3102 (113:185)/CBH:5125 (172:173) Medical Anthropology3 s.h.
GHS:3110 (152:121)/ANTH:3110 (113:121)/AINS:3110 (149:121) Health of Indigenous Peoples3 s.h.
GHS:3113 (152:145) Religion and Healing3 s.h.
GHS:3131 (152:170)/SLAV:3131 (041:104) Health Care and Health Reforms in Russia3 s.h.
GHS:3150 (152:159) Media and Health3 s.h.
GHS:3151 (152:156) The Anthropology of the Beginnings and Ends of Life3 s.h.
GHS:3152 (152:149) Anthropology of Caregiving and Health3 s.h.
GHS:3191 (152:191) Sustainable Development: India and the Global Context3 s.h.
GHS:3192 (152:192) Environment and Health in Modern India3 s.h.
GHS:3326 (152:157) Infectious Disease and Human Evolution3 s.h.
GHS:3555 (152:155) Understanding Health and Disease in Africa3 s.h.
GHS:3720 (152:160) Global Health Seminar (only one enrollment may count toward major)3 s.h.
GHS:3760 (152:180) Hazards and Society3 s.h.
GHS:3780 (152:178) U.S. Energy Policy in Global Context3 s.h.
GHS:3850 (152:158)/HHP:3850 (027:176) Promoting Health Globally3 s.h.
GHS:4100 (152:125) Topics in Global Health1-3 s.h.
GHS:4111 (152:131)/GEOG:3110 (044:131) Geography of Health3 s.h.
GHS:4126 (152:126) International Perspectives: Xicotepec2-3 s.h.
GHS:4141 (152:141) Design for the Developing World3 s.h.
GHS:4150 (152:139) Health and Environment: GIS Applications3 s.h.
GHS:4160 (152:137)/HIST:4160 (16W:137) History of Public Health3 s.h.
GHS:4162 (152:138)/HIST:4162 (16W:138) History of Global Health3 s.h.
GHS:4210 (152:111) International Health3 s.h.
GHS:4220 (152:252) U.S. and Global Environmental Health Policy3 s.h.
GHS:4230 (152:182) Health Experience of Immigrants, Migrants, and Refugees3 s.h.
GHS:4340 (152:135)/HHP:4340 (027:135) Global Health and Global Food3 s.h.
GHS:4508 (152:109) Medicine and Public Health in Latin America, 1820-20003 s.h.
GHS:4600 (152:120) Global Health and Human Rights2-3 s.h.
GHS:4605 (152:140) Disease, Politics, and Health in South Asia2-4 s.h.
GHS:4990 (152:199) Special Projects in Global Health (only one enrollment may count toward major)arr.
HHP:3020 (027:127)/INTD:3027 (145:127) Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sport3 s.h.

May include one of these:

INTD:4098 (145:198) Independent Study (only 3 s.h. may count toward major)3 s.h.
INTD:4099 (145:199) Interdepartmental Studies Practicum (only 3 s.h. may count toward major)3 s.h.
CULTURES OF HEALING EMPHASIS

Students must earn 15 s.h. in their chosen emphasis area. Students who choose the cultures of healing emphasis must complete the foundation component (3 s.h.) and the elective component (12 s.h.). The elective component must include 6 s.h. earned in advanced courses (numbered 3000 or above).

Foundation Component

One of these:

CLSA:1181 (20E:081)/GHS:1181 (152:081) Ancient Medicine3 s.h.
CLSA:4181 (20E:181) History of Western Medicine3 s.h.
Elective Component

Students complete 12 s.h. of electives from the following lists of lower-level and advanced courses, with a minimum of 6 s.h. from the advanced courses list.

Lower-level courses—maximum of 6 s.h. from these:

RELS:2700 (032:060)/AINS:2700 (149:060) Sacred World of Native Americans3 s.h.
RELS:2771 (032:071)/GWSS:2771 (131:071) Sexual Ethics3 s.h.
RELS:2778 (032:078)/AINS:2078 (149:082) American Indian Women: Myth, Ritual, and Sacred Power3 s.h.
RELS:3976 (032:076)/AINS:3276 (149:076) American Indian Environmentalism3 s.h.

Lower-level courses may include one of these:

ANTH:1101 (113:003) Cultural Anthropology3 s.h.
ANTH:2100 (113:010) Anthropology and Contemporary World Problems3 s.h.

Advanced courses—at least 6 s.h. from these:

INTD:3020 (145:120)/HHP:3000 (027:120) Equity Issues in the Health Sciences3 s.h.
INTD:3107 (145:107)/CW:3107 (08C:107) Creative Writing for the Health Professions3 s.h.
ANTH:2261 (113:113) Human Impacts on the Environment3 s.h.
ANTH:3101 (113:112)/GWSS:3101 (131:112) Anthropology of Sexuality3 s.h.
ANTH:3102 (113:185)/GHS:3102 (152:185)/CBH:5125 (172:173) Medical Anthropology3 s.h.
ANTH:3103 (113:143) Environment and Culture3 s.h.
ANTH:3110 (113:121)/AINS:3110 (149:121)/GHS:3110 (152:121) Health of Indigenous Peoples3 s.h.
ANTH:3111 (113:119)/GHS:3040 (152:119) Health in Mexico3 s.h.
ANTH:3141 (113:182)/GWSS:3141 (131:143) Women, Health, and Healing3 s.h.
ANTH:3282 (113:126) Animals, Culture, and Food3 s.h.
ANTH:3300 (113:105)/GWSS:3300 (131:142) Mothers and Motherhood3 s.h.
ANTH:4140 (113:133)/GWSS:4140 (131:133)/CBH:5140 (172:133) The Anthropology of Women's Health3 s.h.
CLSA:3440 (20E:104)/RELS:3340 (032:109) Recovering Eden: The Afterlife in Early Judaism and Christianity3 s.h.
CLSA:3750 (20E:103) Medical and Technical Terminology2 s.h.
CLSA:4181 (20E:181) History of Western Medicine (if not used to fulfill foundation requirement)3 s.h.
HIST:4201 (16A:104)/ASL:4201 (158:100) History of the American Deaf Community3-4 s.h.
HIST:4203 (16A:106) Disability in American History3 s.h.
HIST:4605 (16W:140) Disease, Politics, and Health in South Asia3 s.h.
RELS:3580 (032:180)/ANTH:3113 (113:145) Religion and Healing3 s.h.
RELS:3666 (032:166) The History of a Religious and Spiritual Practice: Yoga in Asia and Beyond3 s.h.

Advanced courses may include one of these:

INTD:4098 (145:198) Independent Studyarr.
INTD:4099 (145:199) Interdepartmental Studies Practicumarr.
WRITING FOR THE SCIENCES EMPHASIS

Students must complete 15 s.h. in their emphasis area. Students who choose the writing for the sciences emphasis must complete the foundation component (6 s.h.) and the elective component (9 s.h.).

Foundation Component

One of these:

CLSA:1740 (20E:040) Writing Strategies: Word Origins and Word Choice3 s.h.
CLSA:3742 (20E:142) Word Power: Building English Vocabulary3 s.h.

And one of these:

CNW:3632 (08N:102) Prose Style3 s.h.
CW:4745 (08C:145) The Sentence: Strategies for Writing3 s.h.
RHET:2095 (010:095) Fundamental Strategies of Persuasion3 s.h.
Elective Component

Students complete 9 s.h. from these:

CNW:2730 (08N:084) The Art and Craft of Science Writing3 s.h.
CNW:3664 (08N:149) Writing About Science3 s.h.
POLI:3107 (030:104) Writing in Political Science: Writing for "Science" and for "Politics"arr.
RHET:3140 (010:140) Nature and Society: Controversies and Images3 s.h.
RHET:3610 (010:161) Rhetorical Issues in Health Care3 s.h.
RHET:3700 (010:170) Rhetoric of Sustainability3 s.h.
WRIT:3200 (220:130) Writing for the Earth and Environmental Sciences3 s.h.
WRIT:3261 (220:161) Selected Topics in Chemistry (topic must be related to writing)1-3 s.h.

Individualized Plan of Study Track

The individualized plan of study track requires a minimum of 36 s.h. of work for the major, all taken at The University of Iowa. Students who choose this track build their own study plan, creating a unique major that speaks to interests across departments and that integrates varied approaches to a particular topic (e.g., aging studies, international business, children's studies, environmental issues, health issues).

Students must submit their study plan for approval. The plan must include an essay that provides a clear statement of the area of intellectual focus; the reasons for preferring the ISP to any departmental program; a concrete discussion of how the advanced courses relate to each other, to personal interests, and to the central focus of the study plan; a description of academic goals for the bachelor's degree; a list of advanced-level course work already completed; and a list of advanced-level course work planned for all remaining semesters.

Each study plan is approved by a faculty advisory committee. Reviews are held once a semester. Deadlines are posted on the Interdepartmental Studies Program web site.

If the advisory committee does not grant approval, the study plan may be returned to the student for revisions and resubmission at the next committee meeting. In some cases, the student may be referred to an appropriate departmental major.

Once the study plan is approved, the student is required to follow the plan, taking the courses approved for it. A limited number of substitutions may be allowed, but only if they are clearly consistent with the area of intellectual focus in the approved study plan, and only if they are approved in advance by the ISP advisor. Unauthorized substitutions may be designated as elective course work.

Significant changes in the focus of a student's study plan require the submission and approval of a revised study plan. The student's academic advisor determines whether changes warrant a revised plan.

See the Interdepartmental Studies Program web site for up-to-date information on the individualized plan of study track and rules for submission of study plans.

Students who choose the individualized plan of study track are advised by the Interdepartmental Studies Program coordinator; they work closely with the Interdepartmental Studies Program office while designing the study plan. Students who intend to submit a study plan should contact the Interdepartmental Studies Program coordinator as early as possible.

Four-Year Graduation Plan

The Four-Year Graduation Plan is available only to ISP students in the individualized plan of study track. Students in the other ISP tracks work with their advisors to develop individual graduation plans.

The following checkpoints list the minimum requirements students must complete by certain semesters in order to stay on the University's Four-Year Graduation Plan. (Courses in the major are those required to complete the major.).

Before the seventh semester begins: an approved individualized plan of study, at least six courses in the plan of study, and at least 90 s.h. earned toward the degree

Before the eighth semester begins: a total of at least nine courses in the plan of study

During the eighth semester: enrollment in all remaining course work in the major, all remaining General Education courses, and a sufficient number of semester hours to graduate

Honors in the Major

Students majoring in interdepartmental studies have the opportunity to graduate with honors in the major; they usually complete the honors requirements of a particular department or program appropriate to their area of study. Students should initiate inquiries about graduating with honors in the interdepartmental studies major by contacting the ISP coordinator; they should inquire early in their junior year to allow time for foundation course work. Students must submit an honors project approval form to the ISP coordinator.

Honors students in interdepartmental studies must be members of the University's honors program, which requires students to maintain a cumulative University of Iowa g.p.a. of at least 3.33 and to fulfill other requirements; visit Honors at Iowa to learn about the University of Iowa Honors Program.

Courses

INTD:3001 (145:101) Creative Writing for Business3 s.h.
Opportunity to broaden understanding of literature, improve writing, and enhance ability to approach business problems in a creative and inspired manner; close reading and creative writing exercises used to develop appreciation of the written word, improve ability to express thoughts and ideas, and become more conscious of the quality of students' own written work. Requirements: rhetoric. Same as CW:3001 (08C:101).
 
INTD:3005 (145:105) Professional and Creative Business Communication3 s.h.
Solid foundation for creative and professional communication in today's modern work world; exploration of techniques, strategies, and craft of writing résumés, letters of interest, email and its related etiquette, and organization of ideas into presentable form; semester‑long creative project that builds a bridge between office and the world using modern technology and social media; readings and discussions of literature to better understand issues of ethics, leadership, conflict, moral judgment, decision making, and human nature; how to navigate and succeed in business or any professional field. Same as CW:3005 (08C:105).
 
INTD:3020 (145:120) Equity Issues in the Health Sciences3 s.h.
Examination of equity issues in the health sciences, including a review of the historical challenges that led to Human Subjects Review Boards, FDA oversight of drug development and clinical trials, inclusion of women in research; effect of situational ethics in the workplace; potential danger of making assumptions about clients/patients; importance of developing an inclusive communication style; assessing the effectiveness of family‑friendly employment policies in providing equitable opportunities for career advancement for both women and men. Recommendations: junior or senior standing. Same as HHP:3000 (027:120).
 
INTD:3025 (145:125) Contemporary Nutrition3 s.h.
Introduction to nutrition; importance of understanding food choices and diet to fit individual needs. Same as HHP:3010 (027:125).
 
INTD:3027 (145:127) Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sport3 s.h.
Effects of exercise and nutrition on health‑ and sports‑related fitness; for professionals in health and physical education. Same as HHP:3020 (027:127).
 
INTD:3030 (145:130) Coaching for Health and Wellness3 s.h.
Opportunities to expand knowledge and develop skills to help individuals change behavior and meet health‑related goals; general health and wellness principles; principles and techniques for change; experience providing health‑coaching services to clients. Prerequisites: HHP:2200 (027:039) and HHP:2310 (027:040). Same as HHP:3030 (027:131).
 
INTD:3107 (145:107) Creative Writing for the Health Professions3 s.h.
Same as CW:3107 (08C:107).
 
INTD:3200 (145:108) Creative Writing for New Media3 s.h.
Prepares creative writers for evolving marketplace of electronic text, media; experience writing in varied media such as the Internet, e‑books, video games, mobile devices, emergent social narratives. Same as CW:3218 (08C:108).
 
INTD:3210 (145:110) Creative Writing and the Natural World3 s.h.
How humans tether to their environment through stories; students write stories and through writing explore if there is a new tie to sustainable history. Same as CW:3210 (08C:110).
 
INTD:3300 (145:115) Creative Writing and Popular Culture3 s.h.
Creative writing through the lens of popular culture; topics include television, film writing, adaptations, commercials, advertising, magazines, newspapers, comic books, song lyrics, billboards, and backs of cereal boxes. Same as CW:3215 (08C:115).
 
INTD:3510 (145:109) Introduction to Arts Management3 s.h.
Nonprofit performing arts management and administrative principles; practical applications, trends in the field; focus on arts organizations and their key administrative positions. Same as THTR:3510 (049:109), DPA:3510 (188:109).
 
INTD:3520 (145:111) New Ventures in the Arts3 s.h.
Arts administration principles and trends as applied to creation of an arts‑related enterprise; case studies; students create business plan for a new arts organization. Duplicates ENTR:2000 (06T:120) and MGMT:3100 (06J:125). Corequisites: ENTR:1350 (06T:050), or ACCT:2100 (06A:001) and MKTG:3000 (06M:100). Same as THTR:3520 (049:111), ENTR:3520 (06T:125), DPA:3520 (188:111).
 
INTD:4098 (145:198) Independent Studyarr.
Individual study of issues or topics related to a specific interdepartmental focus chosen by the student.
 
INTD:4099 (145:199) Interdepartmental Studies Practicumarr.
Opportunity to relate a student's chosen area of study to practical application. Requirements: interdepartmental studies student.
 
INTD:4510 (145:195) Arts Leadership Seminar3 s.h.
Performing arts management and administrative principles, practical applications, trends in arts leadership and advocacy. Requirements: for THTR:4510 (049:195)THTR:3510 (049:109) or THTR:3520 (049:111) or graduate standing in an arts discipline. Same as ENTR:4510 (06T:155), THTR:4510 (049:195), DPA:4510 (188:195).