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									From the Director:
On behalf of the faculty, staff, alumni and our 750 current students, welcome to the Interdisciplinary Studies Program of the
College of Lifelong Learning at Wayne State University. You probably already know that Wayne State University is one of
the nation’s leading urban research institutions, ranked Research I by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of
Teaching. What you may not know is that the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at Wayne State is a leader among the
nation’s more than 50 programs in interdisciplinary or integrated studies. In fact our faculty have played a major role in the
national Association for Integrative Studies (AIS). Our former director, Dr. Roslyn Abt Schindler is the immediate past
president of AIS. Also an AIS past president is another of our faculty, Dr. Julie Klein, an international authority on the
theory and methods of interdisciplinarity, having five pioneering and highly respected books published on the topic. Indeed,
among our 22 dedicated faculty we have teacher-scholars who are each outstanding in their fields. These faculty members
have a wealth of international experience and emanate from a diverse range of countries including Belgium, England, India,
Israel, and Sierra Leone, as well as from the United States. These faculty are supported by a top-notch group of counseling
staff who can answer all your questions and ensure that your time is used most effectively. So you are in very good hands.

The Interdisciplinary Studies Program (ISP) was established in 1973 when it was known as the University Studies/Weekend
College Program. The purpose of ISP is to make university degrees more accessible to adults who have family, work and
other responsibilities. It achieves this by scheduling its course offerings at convenient times and locations for working
adults, and by incorporating a variety of new technologies such as interactive television, and online Web-based courses that
enable distance learning. Since its founding, the ISP has developed a national and international reputation for excellence
among its students, allowing them to earn a college degree on their own terms. Many have gone on to graduate school to
obtain a master’s or a Ph.D. And all this is possible from a bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies.

But what is an interdisciplinary study? Interdisciplinary studies seek to combine knowledge and skills from different
disciplines to prepare students to solve a diversity of problems and demands of the changing workplace and community.
In the 21st century people need to move fast, think critically, and have great oral and written skills. Most will have
several careers. Unlike traditional degree programs that focus on a single area of knowledge, interdisciplinary studies
prepares its graduates to see problems and issues from a wide range of perspectives and to recognize their
interconnections and complexity. The carefully crafted curriculum of our bachelor’s and master’s degrees is designed to
help students identify the knowledge and expertise necessary to create solutions to real world problems in today's
constantly changing workplace. Interdisciplinary studies can prepare you to advance in your present job and in your
future careers.

In addition to the Bachelor’s of Interdisciplinary Studies degree (BIS), Bachelor’s of Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone
(BIS) and Bachelor’s of Technical and Interdisciplinary Studies (BTIS), ISP offers both a minor and a Post-Baccalaureate
Certificate in Nonprofit Sector Studies. Courses in these programs include fund raising, grant writing and program
evaluation. These provide the skills and knowledge necessary to develop or enhance leadership roles in nonprofit settings
such as human services, health care, advocacy and human rights, culture and the arts, philanthropy, the environment,
education, religion and children and youth organizations.

ISP also offers a Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIS) degree. Through its Individualized Studies and its Historical
and Cultural Studies options, it teaches students how to integrate advanced knowledge from the different disciplines and
how to apply these to today’s complex and multifaceted issues and problems. Graduates of the MIS program are able to
comprehend and analyze these problems, to formulate appropriate holistic and integrated policies, and to practice
applications in the local neighborhood and the global community.

Whether you enter ISP to study for a bachelor’s, a minor, a post-baccalaureate certificate or a master’s degree, we know
that you’ll find our program exciting, relevant and rich. You’ll leave accomplished, transformed and ready to meet the
challenges of the present century.

Congratulations on having the vision to join us. Our accomplished faculty and academic advisers look forward to
working with you to achieve great things.

Sincerely,


Stuart Henry, Ph.D
Director, ISP and Associate Dean for Degree Programs, College of Lifelong Learning
Directory Contents
Office
Academic/Administrative Building                                              directory                   2
5700 Cass Ave., Second Floor,
Detroit, MI 48202

Associate Dean and Director
Stuart Henry (313) 577-6566

Program Administrative Assistant
Antonetta Johnson-Gardener (313) 577-0402                                     program summary             3
Assistant to the Associate Dean and Director
Linda L. Hulbert (313) 577-6567

Coordinator, Nonprofit Sector Studies Program
Elizabeth Chapleski (313) 577-6585

Professors Emerita/Emeritus                                                   program options and
Sandor Agocs, Jerry G. Bails, Martin Glaberman, Gloria House, Theodore
Kotila, Norma Shifrin, Saul Wineman, Rolland Wright                           admission requirements      4
Professors
A. Ronald Aronson, Stuart Henry, Julie T. Klein, Richard Raspa, Francis
Shor

Associate Professors
Eric Bocksteal, David Bowen, Mary Lee Field, Moti Nissani, Daphne Ntiri,
Marsha Richmond, Roslyn Abt Schindler, Roland Wacker                          undergraduate
Assistant Professors                                                          degree requirements       5-7
Peter Friedlander, Andre Furtado, William Lynch, Penelope Majeske, Lisa
Maruca, James Michels, Percy Moore, Jerome Reide

Lecturer
Thomas Moeller

Associate Director for Student Services
Howard Finley (313) 577-0832                                                  undergraduate course
Student Services/Academic Advising Staff                                      descriptions              8-12
Darrell Brockway, Academic Services Officer I;
Pynthia Caffee, Academic Services Officer I;
Roberta M. DeMeyer, Academic Services Officer IV;
Ruthie Flowers, Academic Services Officer I:
Lois Hazell, Academic Services Officer I;
Frank Koscielski, Academic Services Officer II;
Derrick White, Extension Program Coordinator III
                                                                              class locations
Support Staff
Sadie Asber, Diana Bailey, LaJoyce Jones, She’re Hartsfield-Davis, Terri M.   and off-campus maps      13-14
Roberson, Rose Weeks, Latisha Williams




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program summary
Wayne State University established the University Studies     held on the WSU campus for persons wishing to study
Weekend College Program (US/WCP), in 1973/74 to make          during the day. Completion of each workshop earns 3-4
university education more accessible to adults with family,   semester credits.
work and other responsibilities. Since 1974, the US/WCP,
now the Interdisciplinary Studies Program (ISP), has          DIRECTED STUDY options enable students to work
developed a national and an international reputation for      closely with a professor on a topic of special interest, often
excellence in interdisciplinary studies for adults. On the    related to a workshop course. Activities may include
undergraduate level, the program offers the Bachelor of       reading, research, the preparation of papers, or other
Interdisciplinary Studies degree, the Bachelor of Technical   original or creative work. Credits will vary according to the
and Interdisciplinary Studies degree, a Minor in Nonprofit    scope of the project, from 2-4 credits.
Sector Studies, and the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in
Nonprofit Sector Studies. On the graduate level, the          WEEKEND CONFERENCES held on the WSU campus
program offers the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies        provide special opportunities to hear the presentations of a
degree (a separate brochure is available from the ISP         variety of speakers, including leading authorities on issues
office). The curriculum design enables students to focus on   of vital interest. Interdisciplinary Studies Program students
themes and issues using interdisciplinary methods. Our        discuss and debate issues of immediate and long-term im-
courses, which draw upon several disciplines, use the         portance. Most conferences meet throughout the day on
following combinations of teaching formats.                   Saturday and Sunday three times each semester and earn
                                                              participants 3 semester credits.
WORKSHOPS are scheduled in the evenings to provide
after work opportunities to learn from highly skilled         TELECOURSES provide the opportunity to complete a
dedicated professors and to exchange ideas with other         course largely at home. Programs are broadcast over
learners. In the process students acquire knowledge and       WTVS/Channel 56 and on cable via the College Cable
develop skills to last a lifetime. Workshops usually meet     Network. Each is repeated several times; many adult
one evening a week during the fall (September-December),      learners choose to record them on videotape for greater
winter (January-May) and spring/summer (May-August)           convenience or to allow repeat viewing. Discussion
semesters from 6 until 10 p.m. at neighborhood locations      sessions providing the opportunity to discuss course
throughout southeast Michigan. Morning workshops are          content are held in conjunction with workshops. Each
                                                              course is valued at 3-4 semester credits.




“Lifelong education seeks to view education in its totality. It
covers formal, non-formal and informal patterns of
education...and is also characterized by flexibility in time,
place, content and techniques of learning...”
                                                                                       K. Patricia Cross




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program options and
admission requirements
Interdisciplinary programs provide a better
understanding of issues by studying them from different        REGISTRATION. Each student must register before
disciplinary perspectives. The Interdisciplinary Studies       attending class. Toward the end of each semester, academic
Program (ISP) provides such an approach by offering            advisers visit ISP sites/CLL centers to facilitate registration
different degree options.                                      for the following term. Students are notified by mail of the
                                                               exact dates for site visitation. Students register by
                                                               telephone and WSU encourages all students to participate
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
                                                               in that registration process. Any student may receive
 Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies                        registration assistance at the Central ISP Registration
 Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Capstone Program)     Office or at any CLL Center. A course catalog is available
 Bachelor of Technical and Interdisciplinary Studies          well before the beginning of each semester.

PROGRAM OPTIONS                                                ORIENTATION. During each semester, new and
 Minor in Nonprofit Sector Studies                            prospective students participate in student orientation ses-
                                                               sions, during which the ISP is fully explained through staff
 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nonprofit Sector
                                                               presentations and group discussions. Those wishing to do
  Studies
                                                               so may be admitted by an academic adviser at the close of
                                                               each orientation session.
UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS.
For admission to the ISP, students must have earned a high     RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS. An applicant for the
school diploma or completed a General Equivalency              degree of Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) or
Diploma (GED), and be at least 21 years of age or have         Bachelor of Technical and Interdisciplinary Studies (BTIS)
graduated from high school at least four years previously.     must complete at least 40 semester credits through the
Students who have completed an Associate of Applied            program, distributed according to specific degree
Science degree are not restricted by these requirements.       requirements. Eight (BIS) or four (BTIS) of these credits
The Associate Dean for Degree Programs may grant               must be applied to the Senior Essay or Senior Seminar
admission exceptions. New students apply to Wayne State        (AGS) sequence. (See Degree Requirements.)
University for admission to the ISP at Orientation/
Registration sessions (see Registration), complete             TRANSFER OF CREDIT. Credit for courses taken at
admission documents, and pay the WSU application fee.          accredited community colleges and other accredited
Forms and mailed transcripts, documenting previous             institutions may be transferred to the ISP provided that: (1)
educational credit, are processed rapidly. A student who       the student has been admitted to the program, and (2) the
has previously attended Wayne State University need not        grades for these courses have been satisfactory ("C" or
reapply.                                                       better). A maximum of 64 semester credits or 96 quarter
                                                               credits may be transferred from a community college. A
ACADEMIC ADVISERS. The academic advisers in the ISP            maximum of 80 semester credits may be transferred from a
Division of Student Services are available to provide a        four-year college or a combination of two-year and four-
broad range of information and assistance concerning           year colleges. Credit will be granted for successful comple-
university programs of study and various academic              tion of College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests.
regulations. Students in the ISP work out programs of study
with an academic adviser each semester.                        PROBATION. A student whose work falls below a 2.0
                                                               grade point average will be placed on probation, and an
FEES. Students in the ISP pay tuition according to Wayne       academic hold will be placed on his or her academic
State University's schedule.                                   record. The student will then be required to obtain
                                                               permission from the ISP Director or his/her designee before
FINANCIAL AID. Financial assistance is available on a          registering again. Such permission will be granted only
need basis to help students meet their educational expenses.   after an interview.
Interested students should contact the ISP Central Office or
the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for    GRADUATION WITH HONORS. Please refer to university-
information on need qualifications.                            wide policy and guidelines.




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Undergraduate
degree requirements
Most ISP students are able to complete up to three courses per semester--workshop, conference, telecourse and/or directed
study--and to fulfill the requirements for a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree in three to four years, or less with transfer
credit. They are able to complete a Bachelor of Technical and Interdisciplinary Studies degree in two to three years, or less with
maximum transfer credit. Students who need reduced credit loads because of scheduling problems or personal responsibilities are
encouraged to proceed at a slower pace.

Classes from throughout the university may be used to fulfill elective requirements in all ISP degree programs. Students select
from a wide variety offerings, from daytime, evening and weekend courses, on WSU's main campus and at convenient locations
throughout southeast Michigan. Credit varies according to the class.


BACHELOR OF INTERDISCIPLINARY                                           Lower Division Electives (60 credits at 1000-2000 level)
STUDIES DEGREE (BIS)
                                                                        Social Sciences: 20 cr.
This is a four-year interdisciplinary studies degree program.           Humanities: 20 cr.
The curriculum focuses on historical to contemporary and                Science and Technology: 20 cr.
cross-cultural issues in the humanities, social sciences, and
science and technology. The program places special emphasis             Students in the Lower Division typically carry 9-10 credits a
on critical thought and analysis, writing ability, and research         semester: a once-a-week workshop (3-4 cr), a telecourse or
                                                                        directed study (3-4 cr), and a weekend conference course (3
skills. The course of study concerns itself with humanistic and         cr).
social consciousness and science and technology literacy, and
it draws upon the maturity and experience of the adult learner
in the process. For graduation, the program requires 120                Upper Division Electives (14 Credits at 3000-5000 level)
semester credits (including 40 semester hours of residency),
with a maximum of 64 semester credits transferable from the             Advanced ISP Courses--GIS, AGS, ISP, etc.
associate degree level, and a minimum cumulative grade point
average of 2.0. Students must also fulfill University English           Students in the Upper Division typically carry 10-11 credits
and Mathematics Proficiency Requirements as well as General             a semester: a workshop or directed study (3-4 cr.), a
Education Requirements.                                                 weekend conference course (3 cr.), and a Senior Essay/
                                                                        Project or Senior Seminar course (4 cr.).

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (120 credits)                     Other Electives (31 credits)

                                                                        Students may choose electives for career advancement,
Required Literacy and Critical Thinking                                 preparation for graduate school, or for personal satisfaction.
Courses (15 credits)                                                    Electives may be chosen from within the program, from any
                                                                        other college at Wayne State, or from an accredited college
GIS 2030 Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar: 3 cr.                       outside of WSU, and transferred into the program.
GIS 3991 Interdisciplinary Core Seminar: 4cr.
                                                                        Note:
Senior Seminar or Senior Essay/Project (8 cr.):
                                                                            Completion of GIS 1510 (Written Communication
Option 1:                                                                    Skills), or 6 semester credits of Freshman English, is a
            AGS 4760 Senior Seminar I: 4cr.                                  requirement.
            AGS 4860 Senior Seminar II: 4 cr.
                                                                            Many requirements may be fulfilled by transfer credit
Option 2:                                                                    from other accredited colleges and universities.
            AGS 4991 Senior Essay/Project I: 4 cr.                           Students may be granted a maximum of 64 semester
            AGS 4996 Senior Essay/Project II: 4 cr.                          credits transferred from a community college or up to




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     80 semester credits transferred from a four-year college.       BACHELOR OF TECHNICAL AND
     No more than 80 semester credits can be accepted from           INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (BTIS)
     any combination of sources.
                                                                     This Capstone program (bachelor degree program) is
    Students must have a minimum of 37 semester credits at          designed for graduates of two-year technical, vocational and
     the 3000 level or above in order to graduate.                   professional Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
                                                                     The curriculum builds upon a core of interdisciplinary
    Both Senior Seminar and Senior Essay are two-semester           studies courses, and it offers students the opportunity to
     intensive research/writing courses. In Senior Seminar the       enhance their prior technical, vocational, or professional
     instructor selects the research topics, which are different     training with advanced and theoretical work in an applied
     for each semester. In Senior Essay the student                  area of study from courses offered through other colleges
     individually develops a single research topic, over two         and schools at Wayne State University. For graduation, the
     semesters, in collaboration with a faculty adviser.             program requires 128 semester credits (including 40
                                                                     semester hours of residency), with a maximum of 64
BACHELOR OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES                                semester credits transferable from the Associate Degree
DEGREE—CAPSTONE PROGRAM                                              level, and a minimum cumulative honor point average of
                                                                     2.0. Students must also fulfill university English and
(Bachelor degree completion) This program is designed to             Mathematics Proficiency Requirements as well as General
help holders of two-year Associate of Applied Science degrees        Education Requirements.
earn a four-year college degree. It is essentially a reverse 2 + 2
degree since students have already earned their specialized          Bachelor of Technical and Interdisciplinary Studies-
technology degrees and now come to the university for two            Capstone (128 credits)
years of interdisciplinary studies. The 64 semester credit
Capstone Program consists of interdisciplinary education,            Associate of Applied Science Degree
training in fundamental skills (such as composition, communi-        (64 credits in a technical, vocational or professional field)
cation, critical analysis, computation and research), and also
opportunities for more advanced study in areas of special            Core Interdisciplinary Studies (40 credits)
interest. For graduation, the program requires 125 semester
credits (including 40 semester hours of residency), with a           GIS 1510 Written Communication Skills: 4 cr.
maximum of 64 semester credits transferable from the                 GIS 3080 Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies: 4 cr.
associate degree level, and a minimum cumulative honor point         GIS 3991 Interdisciplinary Studies Core Seminar: 4 cr.
average of 2.0. Students must also fulfill University English        AGS 4992 Senior Capstone Essay/Project: 4cr.
and Mathematics Proficiency Requirements as well as General
Education Requirements.                                              Social Sciences: 7 cr.
                                                                     Humanities: 7 cr.
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies-Capstone Program               Science and Technology: 7 cr.
(128 credits)                                                        Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies Courses-GIS, AGS, ISP,
                                                                     etc: 7 cr.
Associate of Applied Science Degree
(64 credits in a technical, vocational or professional field)        Specialty Studies (24 credits)

Core Interdisciplinary Studies (40 credits)                          An individualized plan of work is developed for each
                                                                     student, consisting of a coherent sequence of broad,
                                                                     cognate, or specialized courses in the student's technical,
GIS 1510 Written Communication Skills: 4 cr.                         vocational, or professional field or in an applied area that
GIS 3080 Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies: 4 cr.                  enhances his/her prior training.
GIS 3991 Interdisciplinary Core Seminar: 4 cr.
AGS 4992 Senior Capstone Essay/Project: 4cr.                         Note:

Social Science Sciences: 7 cr.                                        Students must have a minimum of 32 semester credits at
Humanities: 7 cr.                                                        the 3000-level or above in order to graduate.
Science and Technology: 7 cr.
Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies Courses-GIS, AGS, ISP,            NONPROFIT SECTOR STUDIES
etc: 7 cr.
                                                                     This program offers courses for persons to work as
Electives (24 credits)                                               professionals in various non-profit organization settings.
                                                                     The program offers the Minor in Nonprofit Sector Studies
Electives may be chosen in a technical area, general studies, or     for the undergraduate student and the Post-Baccalaureate
a combination of these, according to the student's special           Certificate for persons who have already earned a bachelor's
interests.
                                                                     degree. The objective of the program is to provide a quality
Note:                                                                learning experience for nonprofit organization professionals
                                                                     in    a    scholarly environment        and     to   support
Students must have a minimum of 32 semester credits at the           professionalization opportunities for non-profit organization
3000-level or above in order to graduate.                            leaders.


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Minor Program                                                        Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The Minor in Nonprofit Sector Studies is designed to                 The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nonprofit Sector
complement a student's matriculation in a major field of study.      Studies is designed for various nonprofit organization
Requirements for admission are successful completion of the En-      personnel: administrators, managers, volunteers and other
glish Proficiency Exam and junior standing. A minimum of 19          individuals who wish to receive certification from faculty
credit hours, satisfied with a minimum grade point average of        and experts in nonprofit management. Required for
2.0, are required for minor completion. Required courses for the     admission is a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-
minor include: NPS 3000, NPS 3500, NPS 4000, NPS 4500, plus          year institution. The certificate candidate must complete 24
one elective selected from an approved list of courses drawn         credit hours at Wayne State University with a minimum
from allied fields.                                                  grade point average of 2.5. Required courses for the post-
                                                                     baccalaureate certificate include: NPS 3000, NPS 3500,
                                                                     NPS 4000, NPS 4300, NPS 4500, plus one elective selected
                                                                     from an approved list of courses drawn from allied fields.


WSU GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The following ISP courses have been approved to fulfill the WSU General Education Requirements. ISP students must meet each
of the following Competency and/or Group Requirements. If you are a transfer student, you may have satisfied some or all of the
General Education Requirements as specified by Wayne State University. It is imperative that you maintain close contact with an
academic adviser in the ISP office to achieve a coherent plan of study directed toward a specific goal. In particular, elections of
courses should be made with prior consultation and the approval of your adviser.


 Competency Requirements

 Category                                       Course #     Title                                                             Credit
 Written Communication: Basic Composition       GIS 1510     Written Communication Skills                                      4cr
 (BC)
 Intermediate Composition (IC)                  GUH 2010     Cultural Identity and the American Experience:         Writers’   4cr
                                                             Responses
                                                GIS 3510     Intermediate Reading and Writing                                  4cr
                                                AGS 4991     Senior Essay/Project I                                            4cr
 Writing Intensive Course (WI)                  AGS 4992     Senior Capstone Essay/Project                                     4cr
                                                AGS 4860     Senior Seminar II                                                 4cr
                                                AGS 4996     Senior Essay/Project II                                           4cr
 Oral Communication (OC)                        GIS 1560     Dimensions of Oral Communication                                  4cr
 Computer Literacy (CL)                         GST 2710     Computers and Society                                             4cr
 Critical and Analytical Thinking (CT)          GIS 3260     Methods of Search and Critical Thinking                           4cr

 Group Requirements

 Natural Sciences: Life Science (LS)            GST 2310     Living in the Environment                                         4cr
 Physical Science (PS)                          GST 2420     Atoms & Stars: A Historical Introduction to Astronomy,            4cr
                                                             Physics, and the Process of Scientific Discovery
 Historical Studies (HS)                        GIS 3160     World War I as a Turning Point: Historical Perspectives           4cr
                                                GUH 3810     Discovering the Past                                              3-4cr
 Social Science: General Social Science (SS)    GSS 2710     Selected Perspectives on Ethnicity                                4cr
                                                AGS 3480     Theoretical and Practical: Analysis of Work Organizations         4cr
 American Society and Institutions (AI)         GSS 1510     American Political Development                                    4cr
                                                AGS 3420     The American Constitution and the Judicial System                 4cr
 Foreign Culture (FC)                           GIS 3600     Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Foreign Culture: The Arabs      3cr
                                                GIS 3610     Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Foreign Culture: The Africans   4cr
                                                GIS 3620     Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Foreign Culture: The Chinese    3cr
 Humanities: Visual and Performing Arts (VP)    GUH 2730     Meaning in the Visual and Performing Arts                         3cr
                                                GUH 3730     Music and American Culture                                        3cr
 Philosophy and Letters (PL)                    GUH 2710     Arts and Aesthetics: Literature and Philosophy                    4cr
                                                GUH 3710     Significant Issues in Cultural Studies                            3-4cr

 General Education

 General Education (GE)                         UGE 1000     Information Power                                                 1cr




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undergraduate
course descriptions
GENERAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (GST)                                   the environment and how to develop an environmental ethic to
                                                                       protect the quality of the Earth for all its inhabitants.
0510 Practical Mathematics: Concepts and Applications, 3 cr.
(Does not count toward fulfillment of graduation requirements.)        2420 (PS) Atoms & Stars: A Historical Introduction to
Offered for "S" and "U" grades only. A review of concepts              Astronomy, Physics and the Process of Scientific Discovery, 4
involving arithmetic, and algebra and algebraic equations, such as     cr. An in-depth, historically-oriented, video-assisted introduction
number systems, unit conversions, ratio and proportion, exponents      to key concepts in astronomy and physics, with an emphasis on
and radicals, and linear equations. Word problems emphasized.          scientific ideas and methods. This course combines lectures, video
Elementary geometry, interpretation of graphs, and probability.        tapes, laboratory demonstrations and experiments to
Suitable preparation for the Math Proficiency Examination.             enhance student understanding.

1510 The History and Concepts of Mathematics: An                       2710 (CL) Computers and Society, 4 cr. This course introduces
Interdisciplinary Introduction, 3 cr. Prereq: passing grade on a       students to the concepts, structures, and operation of the
math diagnostic test or consent of instructor. This course presents    digital computer, common applications such as word processing,
an historical and intercultural overview of the development of         spreadsheets, and elementary programming, and the impact of
mathematics, especially arithmetic, algebra and geometry; the          computers on society. Computer used in workshop activities. No
conceptual framework behind common algorithms; and the                 previous experience with computers required.
influence of mathematics in scientific and technological
development.                                                           GENERAL SOCIAL SCIENCE (GSS)

1830 The Sciences and Humanities: Understanding the Human              1510 (AI) American Political Development, 4 cr. workshop. A
Condition, 3 cr. Registration restricted to one time only in each      survey of the major developments in American political
area GUH, GSS, GST. Interdisciplinary conference course meeting        institutions and ideas followed by an analysis of the current
periodically on weekends during the semester, concerned with           operation of the national government as the most recent stage
issues and problems which may usefully be treated from the             of this evolution.
viewpoints of the humanities, the social and natural sciences.
Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes.                         1530 The Politics of Contemporary America, 3 cr. Semester-
                                                                       long conference course with periodic weekend sessions. Analysis
1990 Science and Technology Directed Study, 2-4 cr. (Max. 12)          of specific political, economic and diplomatic issues confronting
Prereq: consent of instructor. Directed study supervised by a          contemporary America. Dates and themes announced each
faculty member; appropriate if no course of instruction is available   semester.
in desired subject area.
                                                                       1830 The Sciences and Humanities: Understanding the Human
2010 Health Concepts and Strategies, 3 cr. This course is a            Condition, 3 cr. Registration restricted to one time only in each
conceptual treatment of individual and social components of well-      area GUH, GSS, GST. Interdisciplinary conference course,
being. Topics include stress, addictive behavior, infectious and       meeting periodically on weekends during the semester, concerned
chronic diseases, sexuality, aging, and death.                         with issues and problems which may usefully be treated from the
                                                                       viewpoints of the humanities, the social and the natural sciences.
2020 Changing Life on Earth, 4 cr. This course is an introduction      Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes.
to some key biological concepts, including the nature of the scien-
tific method, what processes and attributes define a living            1990 Social Science Directed Study, 2-4 cr. (max. 12) Prereq:
organism, how life evolved on Earth, cellular structure and            consent of instructor. Directed study supervised by a faculty
function, and heredity and the genetic code.                           member; appropriate if no course of instruction available in desired
                                                                       subject area.
2030 Conference on Biomedical Issues, 3 cr. Semester-long
course with periodic weekend sessions. Topics may include: aging       2010 Problems in Work and Labor, 4 cr. Workshop course
and death; the delivery of health care; health and disease; and bio-   emphasizing problems related to the nature of work and jobs.
ethics. Topics and dates announced each semester.
                                                                       2710 (SS) Selected Perspectives on Ethnicity, 4 cr. Workshop
2310 (LS) Living in the Environment, 4 cr. This course deals           course presents an interdisciplinary social science approach to
with the environment and its contributions to human growth and         ethnicity and immigration, both historical contemporary. It seeks
development, both physical and socio-political. The bounty of the      development of analytical skills through the theories and concepts
earth's resources of air, land, water, minerals and energy are         of several social science approaches.
studied. The course also considers the effects of human activity on




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2720 Culture, Community and Identity: Faces of Culture, 3 cr.           2730 (VP) Meaning in the Visual and Performing Arts, 3 cr. A
This telecourse features dramatic and unique film footage from the      weekend conference course which explores meaning and
world, embracing cultures from all continents highlighting major        experience of the visual and performing arts from the perspectives
lifestyles, and illustrating human adaptation to environment from       of artist and audience. Analytical, interpretive and evaluative ap-
the beginnings of the human species to the present. Topics include:     proaches through "case studies."
language and communication; culture and personality; marriage
and the family; kinship and descent; religion and magic; culture        3710 (PL) Significant Issues in Cultural Studies 3-4 cr. This
change.                                                                 workshop course provides examination of how ideas and values
                                                                        circulate in a culture by considering what constitute the major
2730 Conference on Contemporary Issues in Ethnic Studies, 3             controlling ideas of a cultural group as well as the nature and status
cr. Semester-long course with periodic weekend sessions focus on        of emerging and competing values and issues.
institutions, neighborhoods and ethnic groups; analysis of selected
social problems, emphasizing the ethnic component. Dates and            3730 (VP) Music and American Culture, 3 cr. This conference
themes are announced each semester.                                     course provides study of cultural meaning by focusing on one or
                                                                        more selected art forms: history of art, music, poetry, film, dance,
3110 Native American Cultures, 4 cr. This course examines               theater or appropriate combination of these media.
Native American cultures both before and after European contact
from the earliest migrations and settlement of the North and South      3810 (HS) Discovering the Past, 3-4 cr. This workshop course
American continents to present day cultures and problems                provides students with the tools of historical study with which to
associated with urbanization and acculturation.                         understand events and developments in American national life as
                                                                        well as the international arena.
3710 Women in Development, 4 cr. Prereq: upper division
standing. Overview of women's roles and status in contemporary          GENERAL INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (GIS)
third world societies, paying attention to issues of gender relations
and gender inequality in social and economic development.               0510 Developmental Reading and Writing, 3 cr. Offered for "S"
                                                                        and "U" grades only. (Does not count toward fulfillment of
5710 American Religion: An Interdisciplinary Social Science             graduation requirements.) A preliminary course designed to
Study, 4 cr. Prereq: senior standing. Workshop. Socio-historical        improve the reading and writing skills of ISP students. The
structure of religious beliefs and practices in American society        emphasis is on reading comprehension, grammar, spelling, vo-
from early migrations of European settlers to modern time.              cabulary, and paragraph development and organization.

GENERAL URBAN HUMANITIES (GUH)                                          1510 (BC) Written Communication Skills, 4 cr. (max. 8)
                                                                        Successful completion required for BIS and BTIS. Must be taken
1830 The Sciences and Humanities: Understanding the Human               in first 36 credits in Interdisciplinary Studies Program. General
Condition, 3 cr. Registration restricted to one time only in each       language awareness and written communication skills emphasized;
area: GUH, GSS, GST. Interdisciplinary conference course                students learn to write essays for academic success.
meeting periodically on weekends during the semester, concerned
with issues and problems which may usefully be treated from the         1560 (OC) Dimensions of Oral Communication, 4 cr. (max. 8)
viewpoints of the humanities, the social and natural sciences.          Oral communication skills workshop will empower students to
Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes.                          explore the elements of their own world and order them in
                                                                        coherent ways, to shape a relationship with an audience, and to
1990 Humanities Directed Study, 2-4 cr (max 12) Prereq:                 form ideas into statements which exert an impact upon other
consent of instructor. Directed study supervised by a faculty           people.
member; appropriate if no course of instruction is available in
desired subject area.                                                   2030 Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar, 3 cr. Required of all
                                                                        entering BIS students. This course provides intensive work on
2010 (IC) Cultural Identity and the American Experience:                interdisciplinary problem solving, critical thinking, writing to
Writers' Responses, 4 cr. This course examines the origins, ideas,      converse in a discipline and across disciplines, critical thinking in
symbols and substance of American culture and character. It             quantitative problem solving, and multiple readings of academic
includes critical analysis and writing on the distinguishing features   discourse. It provides a three faceted inquiry for working adult
of American thought and culture.                                        returning students: 1) nature, philosophy and history of
                                                                        interdisciplinary and general studies; 2) writing-to-learn (writing as
2030 Visions of America Conference, 3 cr. Semester-long course          a part of learning and thinking), an integral part of our writing-
with periodic weekend sessions. Conference explores particular          across-the-curriculum program; and 3) assessment of educational
aspects of American society and culture, both as Americans and as       objectives by developing a student portfolio.
people living in other parts of the world, past and present, have
seen them. Topics and dates announced each semester.                    2770 Travel Study: Lower Division, 4-6 cr. Interdisciplinary
                                                                        examination of cultural, political, social and/or scientific-techno-
2710 (PL) Art and Aesthetics: Literature and Philosophy, 4 cr.          logical aspects of the destination country by accompanying
This workshop course combines experience and close analysis             instructors or guest lecturers. Papers and projects appropriate to
of literary works with rigorous philosophical reflection on the         lower division students.
meaning and nature of literature as well as the criteria for
evaluating it.                                                          3030 Foundations of Knowledge Conference I, 3 cr. Prereq:
                                                                        upper division standing. Semester-long course with periodic




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weekend sessions. Selected topics, in weekend conference format,        3600 (FC) Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Foreign Culture:
similar or related to material handled in Foundations of Knowledge      The Arabs, 3 cr. Prereq: upper division standing. This course is an
Seminars. Dates and specific topics announced each Fall semester.       in-depth inquiry into Arab Cultures. It examines the humanistic
                                                                        aspects, history and/or socio-cultural institutions of Arab cultures,
3040 Foundations of Knowledge Directed Study, 4 cr. (max. 12)           appropriate theory and methods, and comparativist perspectives.
Prereq: upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Appropriate only when other Foundations of Knowledge courses            3610 (FC) Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Foreign Culture:
are unavailable. Materials for the course are drawn from topics         The Africans, 4 cr. Prereq: upper division standing. This course is
developed for the Foundations of Knowledge Seminars and                 an in-depth inquiry into African cultures. It examines the
Conferences.                                                            humanistic aspects, history and/or socio-cultural institutions of
                                                                        African cultures, appropriate theory and methods, and
3060 Cross-Cultural Perspectives, 4 cr. Prereq: upper division          comparativist perspectives.
standing. Cross-cultural, pluralistic approach to knowledge as a
work of civilizations across space and time, critical analysis of       3620 (FC) Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Foreign Culture:
philosophical, social and scientific theories as the result of          The Chinese 3 cr. Prereq: upper division standing. This course is
dynamic interaction of the human mind and nature in a varied,           an in-depth inquiry into Chinese culture. It examines the human-
pluralistic world.                                                      istic aspects, history and/or socio-cultural institutions of Chinese
                                                                        culture, appropriate theory and methods, and comparativist
3080 Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies, 4 cr. Required of all         perspectives.
entering BIS Capstone and BTIS students. Conference examining
examples of interdisciplinary research demonstrating the                3840 General Interdisciplinary Directed Study 2-4 cr. (max.12)
advantages, complexities and constraints of this approach,              Prereq: upper division standing and prior consent of instructor.
compared with traditional disciplinary methods.                         Elective. Directed study supervised by a faculty member.
                                                                        Appropriate if no courses of instruction are available covering
3130 Foundations of Knowledge Conference II, 3 cr. Prereq:              desired interdisciplinary topic area.
upper division standing. Semester-long course with periodic
weekend sessions. Selected topics, in weekend conference format,        3860 Interdisciplinary lntegrated Advanced Studies Seminar 4-
on issues similar or related to material handled in Foundations of      12 cr. Prereq: upper division standing. Elective. Explorations of
Knowledge Seminars. Dates and specific topics announced each            the theoretical implications of the basic course sequences in social
winter semester.                                                        sciences, science and technology, and humanities. Topics and dates
                                                                        announced each semester.
3160 (HS) World War I as a Turning Point: Historical
Perspectives, 4 cr. Prereq: upper division standing. Workshop           3991 Interdisciplinary Core Seminar 4 cr. Prereq: GIS 2030 or
course examines a critical period in 20th century history. It           GIS 3080. Required of all ISP students admitted in fall 1996 or
provides a comparative analysis of human experience as shaped by        thereafter; must be elected prior to AGS 4760/4860, AGS
historical forces: political, social, economic, intellectual and        4991/4996, or AGS 4992. This course provides students
technological.                                                          experience in applying theories and methods of interdisciplinary
                                                                        problem solving. A case study involving two or more disciplinary
3230 Foundations of Knowledge Conference III, 3 cr. Prereq:             areas explores a specific problem (e.g., AIDS). Students then
upper division standing. Semester-long course with periodic             pursue a research topic under the instructor's direction.
weekend sessions. Selected topics, in weekend conference format,
on issues similar or related to material handled in Foundations of      4770 Travel Study: Upper Division 4-6 cr. Prereq: upper
Knowledge Seminars. Dates and specific topics announced each            division standing. Interdisciplinary examination of cultural,
summer semester.                                                        political, social and/or scientific/technological aspects of the
                                                                        destination country by accompanying instructors or guest lecturers.
3260 (CT) Methods of Search and Critical Thinking, 4 cr.                Papers and projects appropriate to upper division students.
Prereq: upper division standing. Analysis of various techniques for
generating and validating knowledge in a variety of diverse             5130 The Black Family 4 cr. Prereq: upper division standing.
disciplines including an assessment of the structure and strengths      Undergraduate credit only. Survey and analysis of historical and
of inductive and deductive argument forms.                              social forces relative to the study of the black family.

3280 World Religions, 4 cr. Prereq: upper division standing.            5260 The African Religious Experience: A Triple Heritage 3 cr.
Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and epistemological analysis of       A triple heritage has contributed to the shaping of lives of African
religion as expression of the most intimate relationship between        descent: the indigenous, Islamic and Christian religions. Analysis
humans and the universe. Of special interest will be: the nature of     of these legacies, their interplay and significance in Africa, the
religious messages; their historical actualization; the impact of the   Caribbean, and South and North America.
mode of communication; and the socio-political context.
                                                                        5350 African-American Religious History and Practice, 3 cr.
3510 (IC) Intermediate Reading and Writing, 4cr. Prereq: GIS            Prereq: upper division standing. Offered for undergraduate credit
1510 or equivalent. This course extends the work of GIS 1510.           only. Historical role and function of religion among African-
Students will learn analytical reading, writing and revision of         Americans from slavery to the current period. Analysis of religion
writing in the humanities, sciences and social sciences. Emphasis       as the mainstay of African-American survival and its contribution
on research.                                                            to African-American identity.




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ADVANCED GENERAL STUDIES (AGS)                                          4860 (WI) Senior Seminar II, 4 cr. Prereq: upper division
                                                                        standing; GIS 2030 or GIS 3080; GIS 3510 or equivalent; GIS
3340 Advanced Directed Study: Science and Technology, 2-4               3991 for ISP students admitted fall 1996 or after. This is partly a
cr. (max. 12) Prereq: upper division standing and consent of            lecture, partly a consultation course in which students complete a
instructor. Directed study supervised by a faculty member.              major research paper. It entails a semester-long process of syn-
Appropriate if no courses of instruction are available covering         thesis and analysis, writing, oral presentation, and consultation
desired science and technology topic area. Elective.                    with the instructor.

3360 Science and Technology Advanced Studies Seminar, 4 cr.             4991 (IC). Senior Essay/Project Seminar I, 4 cr. Prereq: upper
(max. 12) Prereq: upper division standing. Current and historic         division standing; GIS 2030 or GIS 3080; GIS 3991 for ISP
studies and topics from interdisciplinary science and technology.       students admitted fall 1996 or after. Research for and development
Topics announced each semester. Elective.                               of a senior essay or project on a topic approved by the directing
                                                                        faculty adviser.
3420 (AI) The American Constitution and the Judicial System,
4 cr. prereq: upper division standing and completion of GIS 1510        4996 (WI) Senior Essay/Project Seminar II, 4 cr. Prereq: AGS
or equivalent. This course provides an interdisciplinary approach       4991. Continuation of first seminar, culminating in an oral
to the phases U.S. constitutional development and the relationship      presentation before a faculty panel and submission of the
of the courts to American government in historical and                  completed essay or project for approval by that panel.
contemporary context.
                                                                        4992 (WI) Senior Capstone Essay/Project, 4 cr. Prereq: senior
3440 Advanced Directed Study: Social Science, 2-4 cr. (max.             level standing; completion of Intermediate Composition (IC)
12) Prereq: upper division standing and consent of instructor.          course; GIS 3080; GIS 3991 for ISP students admitted fall 1996 or
Advanced directed study supervised by a faculty member.                 after. One-semester senior capstone essay/project for Bachelor of
Appropriate if no courses of instruction are available covering         Interdisciplinary Studies-Capstone and Bachelor of Technical and
desired social science topic area. Elective.                            Interdisciplinary Studies students. Intensive research for and
                                                                        development of essay or project on topic by directing faculty
3460 Social Science Advanced Studies Seminar, 4 cr. (max. 12)           adviser. Satisfies Writing Intensive requirement of General
Prereq: upper division standing. Area and period studies, problems      Education Requirements.
and themes in interdisciplinary social science. Topics announced
each semester. Elective.                                                INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES PROGRAM (ISP)

3480 (SS) Theoretical and Practical Analysis of Work                    5500 Selected Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2-4 cr. (max
Organizations, 4 cr. Prereq: upper division standing and                8) Prereq: upper division standing. Selected topics to be announced
completion of GIS 1510 or equivalent. This course combines              in the Schedule of Classes after discussion and development of
current theoretical propositions and their practical application in a   specific course offering by graduate faculty.
study of the work place.
                                                                        5990 Directed Study, 1-4 cr. (max 8) Prereq: written consent of
3520 Readings in Popular Culture: A Writing Course, 4 cr.               adviser and instructor. Directed study and individual research
Prereq: upper division standing and completion of GIS 1510. This        under the supervision of graduate faculty member on a topic
is an intermediate level reading and communication course that          mutually agreed upon.
teaches analytical and composition skills. It focuses on social
commentary in the literature of popular culture by modern foreign       6010 Interdisciplinary Core Seminar, 4 cr. Prereq: senior level
and American writers.                                                   standing and consent of graduate chair. Introduction to the six
                                                                        major objectives and orientations for advanced interdisciplinary
3540 Advanced Directed Study: Humanities, 2-4 cr. (max. 12)             study: (1) interdisciplinarity; (2) social and linguistic construction
Prereq: upper division standing and consent of instructor. Directed     of knowledge; (3) theory and epistemology; (4) norms and values;
study supervised by a faculty member. Appropriate if no courses of      (5) history; (6) bibliographical and research methodology.
instruction are available covering desired humanities topic area.
Elective.                                                               6110 Seminar in Historical and Cultural Studies, 4 cr. Prereq:
                                                                        senior level standing and consent of graduate chair. Introduces
4550 Field Studies/Practicum, 2 cr. (max. 12) Prereq: upper             major approaches to interdisciplinary study of history and culture;
division standing consent of instructor. Study opportunities in a       establishes the three aspects of the HC track: historical periods,
nontraditional setting. Students learn by experience under the          cross-cultural study, social construction of knowledge. Includes
supervision of a professional. Practice is integrated with              major case study.
appropriate research and methods, and evaluation is based on
evidence of growth and mastery of specific skills. The ratio of         NONPROFIT SECTOR STUDIES (NPS)
clock hours to credits is 15 to 1.
                                                                        3000 Nonprofit Sector Studies, 4 cr. Prereq: Passing score on
4760 Senior Seminar I, 4 cr. Prereq: upper division standing; GIS       English Proficiency Exam and junior standing. This course exam-
2030 or GIS 3080; GIS 3991 for ISP students admitted fall 1996 or       ines management and leadership in nonprofit organizations,
after. A seminar on topics determined by the faculty is designed to     especially human service agencies, and provides an overview of
draw together and reassess fundamental values and themes                theory, practice and history in service agency administration.
underlying the ISP curriculum. Core readings and a substantial
paper are assigned.                                                     3100 Survey of Philanthropy, 4 cr. Prereq: Passing score on




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English Proficiency Exam and junior standing. This course makes      how information technology is used in nonprofit organizations.
philanthropy more meaningful and relevant to the management and
fund development of nonprofit organizations of all sizes, and        4300 Topics in Nonprofit Sector Studies, 4 cr. Prereq: NPS
provides expert, "insider" knowledge of Michigan and national        3000. As an exploration of new or developing topics in nonprofit
philanthropy.                                                        sector studies, this course is an in-depth examination of a subject
                                                                     of interest to the nonprofit community. Topics and instructors are
3500 Management of Volunteer Programs, 4 cr. Prereq: Passing         selected each semester to bring timely or historical perspectives to
score on English Proficiency Exam and junior standing. The           the program.
objectives of this course include a comprehensive understanding of
volunteerism, planning and evaluation of volunteer programs,         4450 Internal Evaluation in Nonprofit Organizations 1 cr.
motivation, recruitment, selection, and training of volunteers.      Prereq: Corequisite with courses above NPS 4000, or electives,
                                                                     Internal evaluation in an ongoing analysis of the effectiveness and
4000 Grantwriting and Fund Raising, 4 cr. Prereq: NPS 3000.          efficiency of organizations and is a necessary tool for nonprofit
From the perspective of both theory and practice, this course        organization leadership. This course provides an examination of
examines the methods and techniques of fund raising and grant        measures employed to evaluate the performance of nonprofit
proposal writing for nonprofit organizations.                        organizations.

4100 Information Technology in Nonprofit Operations, 4 cr.           4500 Internship and Leadership Nonprofit Sector Studies, 4 cr.
Prereq: NPS 3000 or Intermediate Writing Competency. A "hands        Prereq: NPS 3000, and either NPS 3500 or NPS 4000. The
on" course, Information Technology in Nonprofit Operations           culmination of the program is to train under experienced
includes the laboratory use of fundraising, word processing,         professionals at an on-site location, or to demonstrate leadership
spreadsheet and desktop publishing software. Students will be able   and trainer skills at the professional level.
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wsu off-campus
class locations
Interdisciplinary Studies Program courses are offered at many locations in Metropolitan Detroit, including Wayne State's main
campus. The main campus, located in the University Cultural Center, is easily accessible by Woodward Ave., 1-75,1-94 and 1-
96.

For more information call: (313) 577-0832
e-mail: ISP.cll@wayne.edu fax: (313) 577-8585 or write:
The Interdisciplinary Studies Program College of Lifelong Learning
Wayne State University Detroit, MI 48202




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