Interdisciplinary study courses are designed to cross traditional departmental lines and to examine subjects from the perspectives of two or more academic disciplines. These courses provide opportunities for students to achieve coherent interpretation of various fields of knowledge as they relate to one another. They also enable students to consider how knowledge may be organized and pursued through traditional disciplines.

By themselves, interdisciplinary studies courses do not constitute a major. Students interested in combining more than one discipline into an academic major, see the description of the special major in this catalog. In addition, several majors offered are interdisciplinary in nature. See, especially, Critical Studies in Race and Ethnicity, International Business and Economics, International Studies, Women and International Development, and Women’s Studies.