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Interdisciplinary courses

Many courses which have an interdisciplinary approach and are recommended and/or required by a variety of departments are listed in this section.


INTE 270 (also listed as FFAR 290)
HIV/AIDS: Cultural, Social and Scientific Aspects of the Pandemic (6 credits)

An interdisciplinary survey of the major issues and challenges of the HIV pandemic. Such topics as the biology of the virus, therapeutic, clinical and epidemiological research developments, the social costs of sexual taboos and discrimination, and media and artistic representation by and of people with HIV are presented by faculty and visiting community experts. The epidemics in the Western hemisphere, Africa, Asia, and other regions are addressed. Learning is based on lectures, weekly tutorials, and community involvement.

Note: Students who have received credit for FFAR 290, FFAR 390, INTE 390, or for this topic under an FFAR 398 or INTE 398 number may not take this course for credit.

INTE 275 (also listed as FASS 291)
Introduction to Sexuality Research (3 credits)

An interdisciplinary survey of approaches to research in sexuality within the humanities, the arts, and the social sciences. Basic concepts of sexual identity, values, conduct, representation, and politics are addressed through such topical concerns as pornography and censorship, and through the perennial dialogue between biological and socio-cultural models of sexuality. The relation between theories and research methods is discussed in the context of classical and current research and creative activity. The syllabus reflects the varying specializations of the instructors from year to year.

Note: Students who have received credit for FASS 291, FASS 391, or INTE 391 may not take this course for credit.

INTE 290 Introduction to Computer Usage and Document Design (3 credits)

This course teaches students how to use the latest Windows operating system in combination with Microsoft Office applications and how to use these tools to produce attractive, efficient, and informative documents. Basic notions of word processing, document design, data organization, and presentation are explored. The course is based on a step‑by‑step learning process, whereby students acquire the tools that they need to accomplish a specific task. A minimum of 40 hours of laboratory work is required.

Note: Computer Science students, or students enrolled in Mathematics and Statistics programs, may not take this course for credit.
Note: Students who have received credit or exemption for DESC 200 or BTM 200 may not take this course for credit.

INTE 291 Web Document Development (3 credits)

Prerequisite: INTE 290 or equivalent. This course introduces students to Web document development in a networked PC environment. Students learn how to create Web documents, scripts, and animation using a variety of Web development, scripting, and animation tools. The course format is a mix of lectures, hands‑on experience in the computer laboratory, and text. A minimum of 40 hours of laboratory work is required.


INTE 293 Computer Application Development (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the use of contemporary computer tools in scientific applications. It is designed for students with some familiarity with the fundamentals of computing who wish to use computers as tools for research within science disciplines. The format is largely self-instructional, using computer-based tutorial packages. A minimum of 40 hours of laboratory work is required.


INTE 296 Discover Statistics (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the basics of statistics and is aimed at mastering the elementary analytical concepts of the subject. Topics include descriptive statistics, correlation and regression analysis, experimental analysis (test procedures), probability (distribution and theory), hypothesis testing, and analysis of variance.

Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under an INTE 298 number may not take this course for credit.
Note: See §200.7 for equivalent statistics courses

INTE 298 Special Topics (3 credits)

INTE 299 Special Topics (6 credits)

Specific topics for these courses, and prerequisites relevant in each case, will be stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.


INTE 392 (also listed as FASS 392)

Prerequisite: 30 credits. An interdisciplinary survey of the basic post-1970 theories of sexual minorities and diversity, in their historical and cultural contexts. Authors from Michel Foucault to Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick are introduced, as well as the work of artists and performers from Derek Jarman to k.d. lang. The syllabus reflects the varying specializations of the instructors from year to year.

Note: Students who have received credit for FASS 392 may not taket this course for credit.

INTE 398 Special Topics (3 credits)

INTE 399 Special Topics (6 credits)

Specific topics for these courses, and prerequisites relevant in each case, will be stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.


INTE 498 Special Topics (3 credits)

INTE 499 Special Topics (6 credits)

Specific topics for these courses, and prerequisites relevant in each case, will be stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

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