Ways of Knowing
Session
Six Week - Second
Class Number
2556
Career
Undergraduate
Units
3 units
Grading
Graded
Topic
Ways Of Knowing
Description
How can the insights from various disciplines inform our understanding of difficult issues? This course explores methods of different academic disciplines and their implications for an interdisciplinary understanding of complex problems. Each year students will examine a compelling issue (e.g. AIDS, energy policy) by integrating the contributions of several disciplines. Students will develop skills in interdisciplinary research and problem-solving, oral and written communication, and in integrating diverse perspectives. Recommended Course Preparation:ENGL 226 Grammar and Usage of Standard English.
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Department Consent Required
Enrollment Requirements
You must complete ENGL100 or equivalent with a C or better.
Class Attributes
Writing Intensive
Notes
The critical challenges of our time involve a tangle of different disciplines: from pollution to crime, cancer to climate change. Tackling those problems requires knowing how to effectively integrate different areas of knowledge. Ways of Knowing provides interesting, fun and wide-ranging experiences in constructing big-picture analysis of the important issues facing us today. Using real-world examples, you will practice creative thinking and problem solving by learning how to integrate complex information across multiple disciplines. It helps students transform the way they think, learn and write. This upper level course fulfills the UMBC Writing Intensive (WI) graduation requirement. It is also ideal for incoming transfer students, who want to hit the ground running this summer.
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Class Details
Instructor(s)
James Thomas
Meets
Mo 1:00pm - 4:10pm
Dates
07/06/2015 - 08/14/2015
Room
Performing Arts & Humani 108
Instruction Mode
Hybrid
Campus
Main Campus
Location
Univ of MD, Baltimore County
Components
Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
7
Seats Open
13
Class Capacity
20
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
10