Course Descriptions

Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies, College of Graduate Studies

IGS: Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

IGS 501 (1-12) d Interdisciplinary Topics in Research Methods and Analysis
IGS 502 (3/6) d Seminar in Digital Arts and Humanities
IGS 503 (1-6) d Indigenous Research Methods
IGS 504 (6) Multivariate Statistics
Prerequisite: 6 credits in univariate statistics and probability courses.
IGS 505 (3) Introduction to Qualitative Enquiry
IGS 509 (1-6) c Directed Studies in Interdisciplinary Research Methods
IGS 515 (3) Advanced Qualitative Methods
IGS 520 (1-12) d Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies
IGS 523 (1-6) d Special Topics in Indigenous Studies
IGS 524 (3/6) d Proseminar in Interdisciplinary Studies
IGS 529 (1-6) c Directed Studies in Indigenous Studies
IGS 530 (1-12) d Special Topics in Creative and Critical Studies
IGS 539 (1-6) c Directed Studies in Creative and Critical Studies
IGS 540 (1-12) d Special Topics in Optimization
IGS 541 (1-12) d Special Topics in Urban Studies
IGS 542 (1-6) c Directed Studies in Urban Studies
IGS 543 (1-12) d Special Topics in Sustainability
IGS 544 (1-6) c Directed Studies in Sustainability
IGS 549 (1-6) c Directed Studies in Optimization
IGS 550 (1-12) d Special Topics in Social Science Research
IGS 559 (1-6) c Directed Studies in Social Science Research
IGS 560 (1-9) d Special Topics in Latin American and Iberian Studies
IGS 561 (1-9) c Directed Readings in Latin American and Iberian Studies
IGS 583 (3) Urban, Rural, and Regional Dynamics
Theory and methodologies for understanding urban, rural, regional dynamics. Topics include regional, urban, rural policy issues.
IGS 584 (3) Sustainability Theme Seminar
Introduction to the challenges and opportunities of interdisciplinary sustainability research, including problem framing, research methods and socio-ecological applications from contributing disciplines.
IGS 586 (3-6) d Community Engagement, Social Change, and Equity Theme Seminar
Will provide the necessary theoretical background on Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). Students will learn about a range of strategies and principles of CPBR; advantages and limitations of this approach; skills necessary for participating effectively in CBPR projects.
IGS 587 (3) Global Politics, Culture and Theory
Examination of conceptual approaches to Global Studies.
IGS 588 (3) Global Studies Panorama
Introduction to interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to the field of Global Studies.
IGS 589 (3) Governance
Frameworks of governance systems and public policy. [0-0-3]
IGS 590 (3) Power and Ideas
Exploration of the complex relations between power, knowledge and ideas.
IGS 591 (3) Society and Conflict
Utilizing social theory to analyze conflict and inequality. [0-0-3]
IGS 592 (3) History Theory and Method
Explores selected problems and issues in the theory and practice of historical work. Credit will be granted for only one of IGS 592 or HIST 492.
Equivalency: HIST 492.
IGS 599 (12-18) d Master's Thesis
Pass/Fail.
IGS 601 (1-12) d Advanced Topics in Research Methods and Analysis
IGS 620 (1-12) d Advanced Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies
IGS 699 (0) Doctoral Thesis
Pass/Fail.

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