This component offers students an opportunity to bring insights from different disciplines to the analysis of a complex issue. Courses incorporate content and approaches from at least two disciplines, ask students to draw on their own disciplinary perspectives, and challenge them to approach and analyze issues from various points of view.

Requirements: One course from the list below.
Junior or Senior standing required.

ART 380 Color and Culture
DCOM 311 Information Law and Ethics
DCOM 333 Experience Design
DCOM 380 Advertising
DCOM 385 Storytelling with Data
EXSC 312 Psychosocial Aspects of Disease and Disability


Criteria for Disciplinary Perspectives Courses:

  • Courses must involve considerations of issues, questions, or problems that lie outside the domain of individual disciplines.
  • Issues or problems addressed need not be contemporary, but should be open to approach by multiple disciplines. Examples of such issues are the environmental crisis with its political, scientific, economic, and ethical dimensions; the impact of technology and its associated materialism and scientific rationalism on the cultural, social, psychological, and spiritual aspects of human society.
  • Each course shall involve content and approaches from two or more different disciplines. In no case shall information and/or methodology from a single discipline comprise more than one-half of the course content.
  • The courses in this component may be taught by one instructor or be team-taught.