Each of the Interdisciplinary Degree Programs' concentrations offers a curriculum that allows students to combine coursework from three or more departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. There are also options to incorporate courses from other areas
of the university, thereby allowing students to obtain a broad range of skills and education.
The typical class size for: Freshman/introductory courses is: 25-200 Sophomore/intermediate courses is: 25-50 Upper level/advanced courses is: 35-90
In the IDP, what do teaching assistants (TAs) do? Many courses in the social sciences interdisciplinary program's curricula originate in other departments, where teaching assistants may be assigned
instructional or grading duties.
Suggested Introductory Courses
An introductory foreign language course consistent with a focus area in the major
The IDP faculty, though limited in number, not only teach courses applicable to the program's degree tracks, but are also involved in the advisement of IDP majors, a function that is vitally important for students selecting courses from a number of different
Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities
The Interdisciplinary Degree Programs' concentrations offer an opportunity to focus studies on a particular topic whose breadth and diversity overlap several departments in the College of Arts and Sciences faculty.
Students in the International Studies concentration are encouraged to do study abroad for at least one semester. Students should consult with the program director about possibly using study abroad classes to
meet major requirements.