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General Bulletin 2008-2010

Courses of Instruction

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
(WCP - Arts and Science)

305 Tropical Ecosystems (3)

The interplay of geology, climatology, oceanography, and biology are examined in marine and terrestrial tropical ecosystems. Includes lectures, student-led discussions and a semester long research project. Exams are take-home and discussion based.

333 Advanced Seminar (3)

Seminar is organized around three general areas: arts, humanities, and culture; behavior, institutions, and social change; and science, technology, and the environment (Specific topic to be announced each semester.) Seminars explore theoretical context around a topic to assist in understanding the theoretical integration involved in interdisciplinary research. Open to sophomores and juniors in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and other Miami students with the permission of the instructor.

334 Advanced Seminar (3)

Seminar is organized around three general areas: arts, humanities, and culture; behavior, institutions, and social change; and science, technology, and the environment (Specific topic to be announced each semester.) Seminars explore methodological approaches for carrying out research or involve actual research experience that may be useful for the senior project. Open to sophomores and juniors in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and other Miami students with the permission of the instructor.

340 Internships/Extended Field Study (1-20)

Supervised independent study off-campus that can involve internship or other work experience with a government agency, business organization, or social service agency; or, research or field work appropriate to the student's program. Prior permission of adviser and assistant dean required.

401 Global Climate Change (4)

Examines physical factors controlling climate and climate changes throughout geologic time. Interactions of the oceans, atmosphere, biosphere, and lithosphere on our climate in addition to astronomic controls examined. Prerequisite: GLG 244 or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with GLG 401/501.

MPC 444-445 Senior Workshop and Project (5, 5)

Focuses on the production of the required senior project, a major piece of scholarship that may report the results of original research, field or laboratory work; comment on the creation of original art, music, theater, performance, fiction, or other forms; or analyze the significance of a community involvement or social action accompanied in each case by a review of relevant literature and an original written text that places the work in pertinent contexts. Work with direction of a faculty adviser. Weekly workshops provide a forum in which to share with peers the process of writing, revision, and research, advanced bibliographic instruction, assistance in organizing the tasks of a major paper, peer editorial and rhetorical oversight, and practice in public presentation of results. Workshop culminates in a public conference where results of the year's work are presented. Prerequisite: senior standing and completion of preceding WCP requirements.


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