Interdisciplinary Studies Courses

Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) courses

  • IDS 101 Interdisciplinary Seminar

    Variable content, variable credit course that is offered to the participants of Missouri State University summer academies and others that host interdisciplinary seminars as part of their program/institution.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-3Upon demand
  • IDS 102 Exploring Public Affairs

    The Public Affairs Mission at Missouri State University sets our education apart and encourages students to use their knowledge and skills to make a positive impact in our world. This course provides the foundation for understanding and applying the three pillars of our Public Affairs Mission - ethical leadership, cultural consciousness, and community engagement. Students will gain an understanding of the connections between the underlying concepts of the pillars and the ways in which public affairs may be enacted in the community. As informed citizens, students will understand the significance and relevance of public issues and public affairs actions they may take in their personal and developing professional lives. Cannot receive credit for both IDS 102 and IDS 302. First-year students will register for IDS 102 and those with more than 60 hours will register for IDS 302.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    11Fall, Spring, Summer
  • IDS 118 Enhancing Learning Techniques for College and Life

    Designed for any student who wishes to develop stronger study and learning techniques such as note taking, test taking and preparation, time management, text study, memory and concentration. Cannot be used to satisfy any General Education Program requirement or any major or minor requirement. Cannot receive credit for both IDS 118 and LTC 107.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    11Fall, Spring
  • IDS 120 Exploring Majors and Careers

    Designed to assist students in learning the process for making meaningful academic and career choices that are aligned with their unique strengths, interests, values, and personality. Students will participate in self-assessments, major and career exploration, and decision-making activities.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-2Upon demand
  • IDS 250 Special Topics: International Travel Course

    A variable content course with topics involving a foreign travel component. Course offerings represent selected and interdisciplinary subjects. Some courses under this designation may be interdepartmental and team-taught. May be repeated as the topics change.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-6Upon demand
  • IDS 275 Resident Assistant Seminar

    Designed to facilitate new Resident Assistants in developing the skills necessary to work with students living in the residence halls.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Fall, Spring
  • IDS 280 Student/Life Leadership

    The course will focus upon the study and practical application of student and student organization leadership skills and the knowledge of campus and community resources. Students will become actively involved in leadership as they participate in individual and group learning experiences.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Spring
  • IDS 297 International Culture and Study Abroad

    Focus on Cultural Competence

    An interdisciplinary study of other cultures while living and studying in an international venue. Through history, language, literature, sociology and other disciplines the student will acquire a deeper understanding of another culture and of the American culture.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Upon demand
  • IDS 302 Exploring Public Affairs

    The Public Affairs Mission at Missouri State University sets our education apart and encourages students to use their knowledge and skills to make a positive impact in our world. This course provides the foundation for understanding and applying the three pillars of our Public Affairs Mission - ethical leadership, cultural consciousness, and community engagement. Students will gain an understanding of the connections between the underlying concepts of the pillars and the ways in which public affairs may be enacted in the community. As informed citizens, students will understand the significance and relevance of public issues and public affairs actions they may take in their personal and developing professional lives. Cannot receive credit for both IDS 102and 302. First-year students will register for IDS 102and those with more than 60 hours will register for IDS 302.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    11Fall, Spring, Summer
  • IDS 310 Leadership Seminar

    Designed for the study and practical application of leadership skills that will benefit student leaders working with a variety of campus programs and students. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-2Upon demand
  • IDS 320 Job Search Preparation and Career/Life Planning

    Assists students who have selected an academic major and who are beginning internship, part-time, or full-time job searches, or who are making decisions on graduate and professional school. The course is designed to help students in developing a career plan and investigating the work world in terms of the students' career/life goals. Students will learn the dynamics of decision-making, the importance of gaining experience in their field of interest, and job search skills. They will engage in career research, resume writing, interviewing, networking and other career development practices. Quantity of course content supports need for 2 hour/week format.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    22Fall, Spring
  • IDS 350 British Life and Culture

    Through a historical and topical format students will study the interdisciplinary aspects of Great Britain. Lectures will be enhanced through British lecturers and field trips illustrative of the lectures. Missouri-London Program only.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Fall, Spring
  • IDS 397 International Culture and Study Abroad

    An interdisciplinary study of other cultures while living and studying in an international venue. Through history, language, literature, sociology and other disciplines the student will acquire a deeper understanding of another culture and of the American culture. Variable content course. May be repeated once with content change.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring, Summer
  • IDS 499 Senior Integrating Experience

    permission of Associate Provost for Student Development and Public Affairs.

    This course provides a structure for assessing individualized majors. Students will be advised of the need to include a senior integrating experience in their individualized major program. The student's Faculty Advisory Committee must approve the proposed experience during the individualized major hearing. One or more of the committee members will oversee the experience, and will provide verification of its satisfactory completion to the Associate Provost for Student Development and Public Affairs . The student will then receive a passing grade for the course. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    0Upon demand