Interdiciplinary Courses


INTD 175 Nonprofit Management Fundamentals 3 credits
This course provides the foundation content and theoretical basis for nonprofit management through a comprehensive picture of current issues in managing nonprofit organizations. Topics include: principles of strategic and long-range planning; program development and evaluation; recruiting, organizing, motivating, and retaining volunteers/staff; development of
financial assets and fundraising; developing recruiting, and working with a board of directors; and effective proposal writing.

INTD 202 World Energy Resources 3 credits
This course is an analysis of energy resources and needs of the modern world in historical and geographical context. Psychological, social, and political ramifications are examined and alternative solutions to energy problems are evaluated. Not open to First-Year Students.

INTD 203 International Terrorism 3 credits
This course is a study of the origins, nature, cost, containment, and prevention of terrorism, violence, and revolution in today’s world, focusing in particular on the reasons why many nations and peoples outside the ruling classes of the major developed nations turn to violence. Not open to First-Year Students.

INTD 204 Human Sexuality 3 credits
This course is an examination of issues concerning sexuality and sexual functioning. Considered are the following topics: biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of sexuality; the development of sex roles; sexual myths; sexuality and religion; birth control; changing sex roles in today’s world.

INTD 210 The Art and Science of Peace 3 credits
This course is a consideration of the use of various forms of art throughout history to convey themes of peace and an examination of psychological, sociological, and religious research designed to promote peace. Students in the course produce original works of art which express personal visions of peace. An additional course fee is required.

INTD 211 Women of the World 3 credits
This course is an international study of women’s issues, focusing on women in the global economy, reproductive rights, domestic abuse, civic duties, HIV/AIDS, genital mutilation, and Sharia law. Contemporary issues pertaining to women in such countries as China, Japan, South Africa, Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Mexico are compared to promote understanding of and broaden perspectives on the lives of women outside the United States.

INTD 251 Origins of Western Thought I: The Ancient World 3 credits
This course is an examination of intellectual life in the civilizations of Ancient Greece and Rome. It explores characteristic cultural themes and values by focusing on differing perceptions of the hero and on the manifestations of those perceptions in representative written and visual forms. This course is one of a series of three courses examining the development of thought in the Western world. Each course is offered every third semester. Not open to First-Year Students.

INTD 252 Origins of Western Thought II: The Middle Ages and Renaissance 3 credits
This course is an examination of thought in Europe during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It explores characteristic cultural themes and values by focusing on differing perceptions of the relationship between the sacred and the profane and on the manifestations of those perceptions in representative written and visual forms. This course is one of a series of three courses examining the development of thought in the Western world. Each course is offered every third semester. Not open to First-Year Students.

INTD 253 Origins of Western Thought III: The Modern Age 3 credits
This course is an examination of modern thought as it has developed in the Western world from the 17th century to the present. It explores characteristic cultural themes and values by focusing on the emergence of a rationalist vision and of reactions to that vision by exploring representative written and visual examples. This course is one of a series of three courses examining the development of thought in the Western world. Each course is offered every third semester. Not open to First-Year Students.

INTD 301-302 Heuristics 3 credits each
These courses focus on the investigation and discovery of methodologies of problem solving within a broad spectrum of academic disciplines and pragmatic pursuits. Open to juniors and seniors only. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

INTD 306 International Development 3 credits
This course is interdisciplinary in structure and examines the economic, political, and social development of Lesser Developed Countries. A major focus of the course is the environment and “sustainable development.” When taught as a travel course, it consists of classes and meetings with political, IGO, and NGO officials and staff. Students gain knowledge of development at the local level by traveling to villages and talking with citizens and local leaders. Students participate in environmental research and conservation activities.

INTD 487-488 Independent Study 2-4 credits

INTD 490 Senior Project 2-4 credits

INTD 495 Graduation Audit Non-credit
Registration for this course initiates a graduation audit process to verify that all requirements for graduation are scheduled to be met by the anticipated degree completion date.