Program Planning


Interdisciplinary Studies (IDST)

Interdisciplinary Studies
(IDST)
Faculty of Arts and Science


Interdisciplinary Studies 2008

Japan and the Japanese (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
The Japanese world view; history, culture and society of Japan; Japan and the Western world.

Interdisciplinary Studies 2050

Globalization Since 1492
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Interdisciplinary survey looking at changing configurations of human interaction in the global community since 1492. Emphasis on the growth of trading systems and communications networks as driving forces of globalization.
Equivalent: Interdisciplinary Studies 2850 (Globalization since 1492) (prior to 2009/2010)

Interdisciplinary Studies 2600

Study Tour of Japan
Credit hours: 3.0
Other hours: 18-0-220
This course features an excursion to Japan which is associated with Hokkai-Gakuen University in Sapporo, Hokkaido. The course includes 18 hours of lectures and language training at the University of Lethbridge prior to departure. In Japan, the daily program includes lectures, language training, numerous social and cultural events, and field visits to sites of natural and cultural significance. Enriching opportunities to meet other students from varied international backgrounds and the home-stay immersion experience of living with a Japanese family are significant components of the exchange and the course.
Prerequisite(s): Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours);
Application;
Interview
Recommended Background: Japanese 1000
Equivalent: Interdisciplinary Studies 2850 (Study Tour of Japan) (prior to 2006/2007)

Interdisciplinary Studies 3050

Capital, Culture, and Globalization
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Interdisciplinary investigation of the dynamics of globalization; special emphasis on theories of interaction among peoples, political economies, and cultures; case studies examine relationships between change and continuity, the particular and the universal, the relative and the absolute in global transformations.
Prerequisite(s): Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)
Equivalent: Interdisciplinary Studies 3850 (Money, Culture, and Globalization) (prior to 2009/2010)