|Semester and Year||SP 2012|
|Instructor||Sara Murphy, Hallie Franks|
|Time||2:00 PM - 4:45 PM|
Pass/fail only. Open to Gallatin juniors and seniors who plan to take their colloquium between Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.
In this class we will survey methods of interdisciplinary study and ask you to consider how they operate within your own concentration. By the end of the semester you will have drafted, revised, and completed your colloquium rationale. The Symposium will be organized in three phases. In phase I, we will survey conceptual frameworks that help expose recurring concepts and methods of individualized study. These include frameworks for 1) finding the history of your topic and ideas, 2) understanding how you have learned to compare ideas or practices (i.e. across cultures, belief systems, disciplines), 3) analyzing the forms (i.e. media, rhetoric, genre, etc.) of representation and expression pertinent to your topic, 4) reflecting upon the relevance of your non-classroom, experiential learning. The first phase of the course will include several faculty guest lectures and opportunities to form students working groups organized around common concentration interests. In phase II, the class will not meet as a group; rather, students will meet with their working groups, advisers, and course instructors as they draft a rationale that precipitates and anticipates the inquiry to be undertaken in the colloquium. In phase III, the class will resume as a group to share rationales and booklists, develop strategies for the colloquium, and continue the exchange of ideas within student working groups.
Interdisciplinary Seminars (IDSEM-UG)