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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A.

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Faculty advisers: William (Jeff) Armstrong (Health & Exercise Science), Ryan Hickerson (Philosophy), Shaun Huston (Geography and Sustainability), Sriram Khé (Geography and Sustainability), Marjory Lange (English), Elisa Maroney (Interpreting Studies), Sue Monahan (Sociology), Jeff Myers (Earth Science)
Academic program coordinator: Sriram Khé


The faculty at WOU recognizes the importance of meeting the needs and interests of all students. Accordingly, the Interdisciplinary Studies Program offer an opportunity to construct individualized majors based on student interests and goals.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define learning goals.
  2. Design an interdisciplinary program of study for achievement of those goals.
  3. Differentiate the ways of knowing, the conventions and methods used in that program.
  4. Explain appropriate theoretical and practical connections among the chosen areas of study.
  5. Demonstrate reflection and self-assessment in completing the program of study.

Core Courses

The major must include study from two or more academic areas with a minimum of 27 credits in each area, and with a minimum of 48 upper division credits among the focus areas. The major also must include IDS 499 Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone Portfolio Credits: 1 

Students work with an academic adviser to develop the program of study. Students interested in the Interdisciplinary Studies program should contact the IDS Office at 503-751-4207 or 503-838-8226.

Total Credits: 55-90

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