Academic Catalog

Special Major and Interdisciplinary Studies (MA/MS)

Master of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Studies Learning Outcomes

  1. Ability to construct and complete an interdisciplinary curriculum that is cohesive and meets the idiosyncratic needs of a unique focus of study;
  2. Ability to apply an interdisciplinary focus in a capstone experience, either a thesis or project, in which two or more disciplines are synthesized into an original product;
  3. Ability to write cogent and coherent discourse incorporating the skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation through written course assignments submitted as a portfolio at the completion of the program;
  4. Ability to think critically and to express oneself clearly and thoughtfully through an oral defense of the capstone experience.
  5. Ability to apply the methods, theories, and protocols of research in the production of a thesis or project;
  6. Ability to produce original research, scholarship, or creative activity;

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Special Major Learning Outcomes

  1. Ability to construct and complete an interdisciplinary curriculum that is cohesive and meets the idiosyncratic needs of a unique focus of study.
  2. Ability to apply the methods, theories and protocols of research in the work products of the various courses selected for the program.
  3. Ability to think critically and to express oneself clearly and thoughtfully in the work products of the various courses selected for the program.
  4. Ability to apply an interdisciplinary focus of two or more disciplines to the work product of the various courses selected for the program.