Integrated Stud. Special Major courses

ISSM 300: Major ProSeminar

Introduces students to theories and practices of Interdisciplinary and Integrated Studies. Students work on topics from the humanities, arts, social sciences, and sciences; engage in a collaborative process to develop their Individual Learning Plans (ILP), mapping fulfillment of the ISSM MLOs, the individualized concentration, and other university requirements. Official entry into the ISSM major is contingent on successful completion of Major Proseminar. Prerequisite: (Completion of lower division GE; Approval of ISSM Coordinator)

Units: 4 — 4

ISSM 301: Research Seminar

An intensive, structured research experience designed to support preparation of students' individualized capstone projects. Students work with the course instructor and their concentration advisors to develop their project proposal, prospectus, integrated bibliography, and literature review. Required of all ISSM majors. (Prereq: ISSM 300: Major ProSeminar (4 units))

Units: 4 — 4

ISSM 395: Special Topics

Studies a particular topic in Integrated Studies Special Major. (Credit/No Credit Available)

Units: 1 — 6

ISSM 397: Independent Study

Student and faculty member select topic of study and number of credits.

Units: 1 — 6

ISSM 399: Senior Seminar

Designed as a learning community space for peer feedback on Capstone project preparation. Required of all ISSM seniors. (Prereq: ISSM 300: Major ProSeminar (4 units) and ISSM 301: Research Seminar (4 units))

Units: 2 — 2

ISSM 400: Senior Capstone

ISSM seniors produce and publicly present an integrated capstone project that displays their cumulative learning in the major and their depth study. Students also compile a portfolio that integrates their course-based and experiential learning including service learning, internships, field studies, and/or coursework, as this has developed throughout the major. Required of all ISSM students in their final semester. [Prereq: (ISSM 300: Major ProSeminar (4 units) and ISSM 399: Senior Seminar (2 units)) and (Senior Standing) and 24 units of Depth Study Work]

Units: 4 — 4

ISSM 496: Field Study

Provides students with the option of pursuing an independent field studies learning experience consistent with the focus of their special major. (Credit/ No Credit Available)

Units: 1 — 6

ISSM 497: Independent Study

Student and faculty member select topic of study and number of credits. (Credit/ No Credit Available)

Units: 1 — 6