This Interdisciplinary Studies major is designed for students with an interest in several areas who seek flexibility as well as focus in their education. It allows students to choose disciplines and courses that meet their educational and career goals. The ISAC courses provide a coherent core and cross-disciplinary connections in their course of study.
This major introduces students to multiple perspectives on human behavior, thought, and values as well as honing skills in communication, writing, problem-solving and critical thinking. In today’s economy, many jobs and professions require such perspectives and skills, which are not easily packaged in a single college major.
This major will also provide an excellent preparation for continuing studies in law, teaching, business, and public service.
Concentrations are offered in the following disciplinary areas that are not available as majors:
Students choose any two concentrations and take at least 30 upper division units in the two combined disciplines with no fewer than 12 in either concentration. A student who desires three concentrations could take 36 units with at least 12 units in each.
The concentrations range from 12-18 units.
The capstone course for this major is the ISAC Senior Colloquium ISAC 195W.
The disciplines of the two concentrations do not have to be related; however, some examples of pairs that complement each other particularly well are the following:
- English Literature and Writing for Professionals
- Religious Studies and Philosophy
- Literature and Latin American LatinX Studies (LALS)
- Religious Studies and Latin American LatinX Studies
All concentrations will be available to undergraduates.
In the ABD online mode, the following concentrations will be offered initially:
- Diversity Studies
- Religious Studies
- Writing for Professionals