Interdisciplinary courses

INTU 1000 History and Philosophy of Higher Education: The Role of College Women
History and Philosophy of Higher Education: The Role of College Women
This course examines the social and political history of higher education with special emphasis on the transformation of women and the college landscape from the early 20th century to present day. Using historical and literary frameworks to generate and address and answer questions about college women today, this course will provide Newcomb Scholars with the opportunity to examine the social and political culture of various decades and its influence on college culture, women's colleges, women in college, and narratives about college life.
Pre-requistites: Admission to the Newcomb Scholars Program.
credit hours: 3

INTU 2000 Seeking Knowledge: Exploring How Various Disciplines Recognize Truth
Seeking Knowledge: Exploring How Various Disciplines Recognize Truth
This course will examine questions around the central theme, how do researchers in a particular discipline know when they have reached a conclusion, as a means to understand academic disciplines' perspectives and methods of research. Studying this question will enable Newcomb Scholars to examine how research questions of various academic disciplines are developed, how a study is set up/established and executed, and how researchers reach a conclusion. Scholars will also be exposed to research methods (qualitative and quantitative) and types of studies (case studies, historical, ethnographic, action research, to name a few). Newcomb Scholars have the opportunity to establish connections with faculty mentors in their fields or related fields.
Pre-requistites: INTU 1000.
credit hours: 3

INTU 4000 Newcomb Scholars Research Seminar
Newcomb Scholars Research Seminar
This course is designed to provide support and resources from the professor for students in the Newcomb Scholars Program to complete their independent research project. In this course, Newcomb Scholars will incorporate what they have researched and written in the previous seminars, finalize their research question, determine the appropriate research methods, and begin to answer that question in a comprehensive and systematic way that would be recognized by the relevant scholarly community as constituting original and important research. Each Scholar is expected to understand the work that has previously been done in her field and find a place for her research in that body of knowledge. Students will use their skills of analysis, criticism, and synthesis to address or respond to any relevant issues in their fields of study. Each student will present their research project at a campus conference in the Spring semester.
Pre-requistites: INTU 3000.
credit hours: 3