Vision Statement for Interdisciplinarity in CHABSS
(Developed by the Interdisciplinary Steering Committee November 2016)
The College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS) is committed to fostering interdisciplinary collaborations within the college, across the university, and in concert with local communities. CHABSS values the central role that an integrative approach to education plays in advancing a diverse, just, and vibrant society. Interdisciplinarity teaches students how to ask and answer questions, solve problems, and address contemporary social issues by integrating diverse perspectives and methodologies.
Interdisciplinary education prepares students to succeed in a wide range of careers, and to be informed, empathetic, and ethical citizens and life-long learners. Through exposure to interdisciplinary approaches to local and global issues, students cultivate essential skills of communication, versatility, critical thinking, problem-solving, and the ability to adapt to different learning and career environments. Interdisciplinary practices foster curiosity, exploration, and a desire to listen and learn from multiple sources in order to understand more about the world and diverse experiences.
A commitment to interdisciplinarity engenders and supports synergies among teacher-scholars within the College and University, building strong connections across and between departments and programs. Our commitment to interdisciplinary approaches leads to the creation of new knowledge, cutting-edge scholarship and creative activity, innovative curricula and pedagogies, and effective collaborations within our diverse community and region.
The College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences offers several interdisciplinary programs for undergraduate students. These programs cut across traditional departments in the College, as well as other schools and colleges on campus, to provide a broad analysis and a multidimensional perspective of important issues and topics.
Art, Media, and Design
Go to Art History Minor
Go to Art, Media, and Design, Art and Visual Culture (AVC) Option, B.A.
Go to Art, Media, and Design, Digital and Media Arts (DAMA) Option, B.A.
Go to Arts and Technology Minor
Go to Video/Film Production Minor
Go to Visual and Performing Arts Minor
Go to Visual Arts Minor
Go to Cognitive Science Minor
Go to Environmental Studies, B.A.
Go to Sustainability Minor
Go to Ethnic Studies, B.A.
Go to Ethnic Studies Minor
Go to Film Studies Minor
Go to Global Studies, B.A.
Go to Global Studies Minor
Go to Border Studies Minor
Go to Elementary Subject Matter Preparation Certificate
Go to Geographic Information Systems Certificate
Go to Geography Minor
Go to Liberal Studies, Border Studies Option, B.A.
Go to Liberal Studies, Teaching - Elementary Subject Matter Preparation Option (ESM), B.A.
Go to Liberal Studies, Integrated Teacher Education Program Option (ITEP), B.A.
Go to Linguistics Minor
Go to Social Sciences, B.A.
Go to Social Sciences Minor
Go to Special Major, B.A.
Go to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, B.A.
Go to Women’s Studies Minor