Capstone I: Discovery and Design

This course aims to foster INTD research methods by providing students with skills necessary for work in their chosen areas of study, through a critical comparative examination of the practices, protocols, theories, and methods of disciplinary education as these have developed intellectually and institutionally over the past several centuries. In systematically comparing the methods and rhetorical strategies of different disciplines, and focusing upon the history of modern educational practices, the course develops critical thinking and research skills essential to laying a foundation for work during the subsequent thesis-writing semester. At the same time, the seminar fosters the community-building work of interdisciplinary studies as a contemplative forum for the discussion of broad academic issues confronting university education today. Prerequisite: COR115.
Course Number: INTD380
Units: 3.0
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