Learning Outcomes of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Upon completion of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced critical thinking, academic research, writing, and oral presentation skills.
  • Have an understanding of how knowledge is created within different fields of study
  • Study important issues in societies past and present in local and global contexts from the vantage point of different disciplines and through interdisciplinary frameworks.
  • Study complex issues in society from ethical perspectives.
  • Analyze texts in cultural, social, and historical contexts.
  • Apply methods, approaches, and insights from different disciplines (particularly in their respective areas of concentration) and interdisciplinary perspectives to the analysis of a given theme/issue and to the development of creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Developed skills for lifelong learning.
  • Acquired extensive knowledge of human societies and cultures, and will have developed an intercultural competence and awareness of global cultural diversity.
  • Assume an informed, critical, and responsible position as citizens of our increasingly interconnected world.

Department Chair | Dr. Mariana Bolivar | 413-662-5081