跨学科研究

克伦贝尔

Dr. 克伦克. 贝尔
Director of BSIS and Associate Professor of German 文学
夏天办公室: Kethley 233
DSU盒2377
1003 W. 向日葵Rd. 克利夫兰,邮编38733
bsis@jimgreenebooks.com
电话.: 662-846-4279

Bachelor of Science in 跨学科研究

The Bachelor of Science in 跨学科研究 (BSIS) is ideal for students who are critical thinkers, 独立学者, 并且有不同的学术兴趣.

This unique degree provides a program of study targeted toward students who desire a non-traditional approach to learning within a broad range of disciplines. The BSIS program allows students to prepare for careers requiring functional knowledge of multiple disciplines.

The BSIS is a university-wide degree program that enables students to create interdisciplinary specialties that prepare them for careers in a world that increasingly bridges academic disciplines. Students pursue two or three subject-area concentrations that represent academic interests they wish to integrate into a meaningful program.

A four-course core offers students the intellectual tools to identify connections between their concentrations and engage in interdisciplinary problem-solving. The interdisciplinary core is issues-driven and provides pragmatic and thought-provoking approaches to thinking, 研究, 解决问题, 和沟通. Students, working with the program director, will choose two or three major areas of concentration.

核心课程

BIS 300 Introduction to 跨学科研究

Introduction to the concepts and methods of interdisciplinary study by critically examining anticipated workplace and civic trends. The course focuses on ethics and effective decision-making in contemporary society. Emphasis is placed on development of critical and analytical thinking skills, 以及书面和口头交流. Key ethical questions will be addressed from a variety of perspectives both past and present as a basis for informed decision-making. 3

BIS 310 Interdisciplinary ReSearch and Applications

Critical analysis of quantitative and qualitative information. Emphasis will be placed on understanding and using methods of qualitative and quantitative analysis, including issues such as understanding variability in data and making decisions in the face of uncertainty. Multiple methods of presenting findings of such 研究 to support an argument are also explored. Prerequisites: BIS 300 or permission of the instructor. 3

BIS 400应用跨学科研究

Applications of interdisciplinary thought and 研究. Students will use concepts and methods learned in previous BIS courses to explore issues in their chosen areas of emphasis. May involve individual or group projects combining concentrations. Over the course of the semester, students will develop a proposal for their Capstone Projects. 先决条件:BIS 300, 310. 3

BIS 410顶点项目

Integration of classroom and experiential learning. The culminating academic activity of the BSIS program, the Capstone Project requires students to apply interdisciplinary concepts and practices to one or more of their chosen areas of emphasis. Students must successfully complete BIS 400 with an approved proposal and a grade of C or better before registering for the Capstone Project. 前提条件:BIS 400. 3

What type of jobs can a student obtain with this degree?

BSIS is a liberal arts degree (there are no specific careers or jobs that require a BSIS degree) – you will earn no certificates or licenses necessary for specific careers such as teaching or social work; you will need to convince employers of how the skills you learned as part of the degree program and the Capstone Project you 研究ed, 实现, and wrote are the qualifications you have that they need (职业服务 我能帮忙吗?).

How has the program been beneficial to prior students?

The program has prepared students for a changing workforce and graduate programs. 研究生s work in careers in higher education, business, K-12 education or run their own businesses.

What is at least one unique thing that sets the program apart from others?

This degree provides a program of study targeted toward students who desire a non-traditional approach to learning.

Is the program fully online, on campus, or hybrid?

只有核心的BIS课程是完全在线的.

该项目的入学要求

A student must be in good-standing to be admitted in to the program.

对专业和未成年人的要求

A 2.5 GPA in BIS core courses and each concentration is required.

奖学金的机会

The Jutta Karnstedt-Ferretti BSIS Scholarship

教师 expertise, 研究, past projects, work experience, industry services

Expertise in 跨学科研究 comes from 研究ing and writing a thesis that examined theatre, 电影, 文学理论, and a dissertation that drew on social history, 心理学, 电影, 文学理论. The faculty stays abreast of developments in 跨学科研究 through membership in the Association of 跨学科研究, 以及德国文学和文化, through membership in the German Studies Association engage in interdisciplinary 研究.