Academic Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies (IDIS)

IDIS 101  - Scientific Reasoning and Practices  (3 Credits)  

This course will prepare students for success in a science lab course by developing critical thinking and scientific reasoning skills and by providing experience with laboratory experiments.

IDIS 191  - Liberal Arts and World of Work  (1 Credits)  

This course is for first and second year students and focuses on the connections between the liberal arts, disciplinary pathways, and the world of work. Students explore and evaluate their own interests, values, strengths and skills while examining possible connections to academic programs and employment opportunities as the foundation of the career and professional development planning process.

IDIS 193  - Personal Development for Life and Career  (1 Credits)  

This course is for students who are preparing to start their strategic job search and is designed to support them as they seek to undersetand, assess, and refine their professional identity. Offered as pass/fail only.

IDIS 195  - Life and Career after UMW  (1 Credits)  

This course is for seniors who are preparing for their post-college transition to the world of work and independent living. Offered as pass/fail only.

IDIS 204  - International Cinema  (3 Credits)  

Study of the development of world cinema from the late nineteenth century to the present.

IDIS 230  - Sports Law  (3 Credits)  

This course is a study of the legal principles underlying business relationships in sports. The course introduces law that affects sports and the business of sports including regulations of amateur athletics, public regulation of sports activities, legal relationships in professional sports, enforcement of professional sport contract, liability for injuries, and anti-trust aspects of sports activities.

IDIS 300  - Interdisciplinary Topics  (3 Credits)  

Topics offered under this heading are designed to supplement and enhance the programs of various departmental majors.

IDIS 300N  - Intro to Disability Studies  (3 Credits)  

Topics offered under this heading are designed to supplement and enhance the programs of various departmental majors.

IDIS 301  - Sport Psychology  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: PSYC 100. This course investigates the application of psychological principles to sport and sport performance.

IDIS 307  - How Things Work: Engineering and the Design Process  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an introduction to the E component of STEM, engineering. Engineering and its associated design process provide the methodology for applying scientific and mathematic principles, as well as technology in developing and testing solutions to practical problems.

IDIS 350  - Study Abroad  (1-6 Credits)  

Interdisciplinary study of a selected area abroad, combining lectures, readings, discussion, and experiential learning.

IDIS 400  - Urban Research Seminar  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: HISP 209 or GEOG 231 or GEOG 237 or permission of the instructor. Provides an opportunity to explore an urban issue in-depth and to conduct independent research related to urban studies. This class is the capstone course for students completing the Urban Studies minor and is open to other students only with the permission of the instructor.

IDIS 407  - Field Project in STEM Education  (4 Credits)  

Prerequisite: IDIS 307 and Senior class standing. This course provides the capstone experience for the Interdisciplinary Science Studies major. It is a project-based course, with the focus on the implementation of STEM concepts and principles in solving a practical, real-world problem.

IDIS 483  - Peer Mentorship  (1 Credits)  

Permission of instructor. Students in the course will develop their skills with a variety of digital tools and technologies used at the University for the purpose of providing peer support for the First-Year Seminar. No more than 4 credits can count toward the 120 hours of graduation.

IDIS 491  - Individual Study   (1-3 Credits)  

This individual study is only available for students who have an approved Special Major Program. Individual investigation of a subject appropriate to the special major, directed by a member of the faculty. The registration form must be signed by both the directing faculty and the offical advisor of the student's special major.

IDIS 499  - Internship   (1-6 Credits)  

Supervised off-campus experience, directed by a member of the faculty.