University of Washington Bothell

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

The Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program offers students advanced interdisciplinary study in the arts and sciences. Students develop their ability to think analytically, critically and imaginatively; communicate logically and persuasively; and work creatively with others. These abilities prepare students to participate in workplace and civic leadership in a democratic society, to enrich their personal lives and their communities, and to appreciate and care for the natural environment. A liberal education develops both the knowledge underlying technical and professional learning, and the values on which enterprises, institutions, and global civilization depend.



Director

JoLynn Edwards, Ph.D., 1982, University of Washington; art history

Associate Director

Bruce Burgett, Ph.D., 1993, University of California, Berkeley; English

Faculty

Bruce Burgett, Ph.D., 1993, University of California, Berkeley; English

Jane Decker, Ph.D., 1971, Washington University; political science

JoLynn Edwards, Ph.D., 1982, University of Washington; art history

Diane Gillespie, Ph.D., 1982, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; educational psychology & social foundations

Jeanne Heuving, Ph.D., 1988, University of Washington; English

Charles Jackels, Ph.D., 1975, University of Washington; physical chemistry

Daniel Jacoby, Ph.D., 1985, University of Washington; economics

Daniel Jaffe, Ph.D., 1987, University of Washington; chemistry

Norman Rose, (Emeritus) Ph.D., 1966, University of Illinois; chemistry

Robert C. Schultz, (Emeritus), Ph.D., 1969, Emory University; philosophy

William Seaburg, Ph.D., 1994, University of Washington; anthropology

Linda S. Watts, Ph.D., 1989, Yale University; American studies

Alan Wood, Ph.D., 1981, University of Washington; history

Associate Professors

Constantin Behler, Ph.D., 1990, Stanford University; German studies and humanities

Steven Collins, Ph.D., 1994, University of Virginia; government and foreign affairs

Colin Danby, Ph.D., 1997, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; economics

Warren Gold, Ph.D., 1988, Utah State University; plant ecology

Michael Goldberg, Ph.D., 1992, Yale University; American studies

Martha Groom, Ph.D., 1995, University of Washington; zoology

David L. Stokes, Ph.D., 1994, University of Washington; zoology

Assistant Professors

Nives Dolsak, Ph.D., 2000, Indiana University, Bloomington; public and environmental affairs and political science

Cinnamon Hillyard, Ph.D., 1999, Utah State University; mathematics

Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, Ph.D., 1999, New York University; performance studies

Bruce Kochis, Ph.D., 1979, University of Michigan; Slavic languages and literature

Ron Krabill, Ph.D., 2003, New School for Social Research; sociology and historical studies

Kari Lerum, Ph.D., 2000, University of Washington; sociology

Peter Littig, Ph.D., 2005, University of Washington; mathematics

Anne F. Peterson, Ph.D., 2002, Washington University; political science

Rebecca M. Price, Ph.D., 2003, The University of Chicago; evolutionary biology

J. Eric Stewart, Ph.D., 2000, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; community and clinical psychology

Elizabeth Thomas, Ph.D., 1998, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; community psychology

Robert J. Turner, Ph.D., 1999, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; marine sciences

Wadiya Udell, Ph.D., 2004, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York; developmental psychology

Senior Lectures

Michael Gillespie, Ph.D., 1974, Southern Illinois University; philosophy

John R. Rasmussen, Ph.D., 1972, Dartmouth College; mathematics



ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

NOTE: Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies is competitive. To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. A minimum of 80-quarter credits from an accredited college or university, 90 preferred.
  2. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0.
  3. Intermediate algebra (high school or college level). Minimum grade of 2.0 if taken in college.
  4. Two years (high school) OR 10 quarter credits (college) of a single foreign language.
  5. English Composition (Five quarter credits).
  6. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (Five quarter credits in Math or Logic - Does not apply to students who enrolled in college for the first time prior to Autumn Quarter, 1985).
  7. 15 quarter credits in Natural World (Natural Sciences).
  8. 15 quarter credits in Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (Humanities).
  9. 15 quarter credits in Individuals and Societies (Social Sciences).


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Students pursuing the Interdisciplinary Studies major must complete the following program requirements, in addition to the general graduation requirements of the University, to be eligible for graduation with the Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies:

Select one of the following options within the major:

  • 1. American Studies (AMS)
  • 2. Culture, Literature and the Arts (CLA)
  • 3. Global Studies (GST)
  • 4. Society, Ethics and Human Behavior (SEB)
  • 5. Science, Technology and the Environment (STE)
  • 6. Community Psychology (CP)

Complete 70 credits to include the following:

  1. BIS 300 - Interdisciplinary Inquiry (5 credits). BIS 300 should be taken in the first quarter of enrollment.
  2. At least one option core within the declared option (5 credits)
  3. Seven additional courses within the declared option (35 credits)
  4. Distribution in additional IAS coursework (20 credits)
  5. Senior Seminar (5 credits)

In addition to the 70 credits within the major, complete 20 credits of general electives.

Areas of Knowledge:  Within the above-listed 90 credits, a minimum of ten (10) credits each in Visual, Literary and Performing Arts (VLPA), Individuals and Societies (I&S), and Natural World (NW) to be taken in IAS courses at the 200, 300, or 400 levels.  Multiply-designated courses may not be double-counted as fulfilling two Areas of Knowledge.

200-level Coursework:  Up to 20 credits of 200-level coursework taken at UWB may be applied toward designated requirements within the 90 credits.  Please contact an IAS adviser for details.

NOTE: SEB students must complete one of the following courses in research methods at UWB (with a minimum grade of 2.0): BIS 312 (Approaches to Social Research), BIS 315 (Understanding Statistics), BIS 410 (Topics in Qualitative Inquiry).

NOTE: CP students must complete both BIS 312 and BIS 315 (with a minimum grade of 2.0) in each course.

NOTE: STE students must take a statistics course (minimum grade 2.0) within the 180 credits needed for the baccalaureate degree.

Internships:  Students interested in pursuing an Internship should visit www.uwb.edu/IAS/internships/ for application information and requirements.  Questions should be sent to Internship@uwb.edu. Internships are 5 credits and can be applied toward elective requirements only.

Senior Seminar (BIS 490)

The Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences faculty is committed to helping students develop their intellectual abilities across the curriculum, especially those required for excellent writing and speaking.  The emphasis on writing and speaking across the curriculum, culminating in the senior seminar, represents an added commitment on the part of the faculty and staff to extend and enrich the student's educational experience.   The student's responsibilities for this aspect of the program include:

  1. Compile a portfolio of graded work.
  2. Enroll in a senior seminar (5 credits) or senior thesis (10 credits over 2 quarters).

All senior seminars begin with a mandatory self-assessment of each student's portfolio in consultation with the instructor. Students in a senior seminar are required to complete a major piece of written work. Students must receive a minimum course grade of 2.5 in the senior seminar to graduate.

STE students have the option of completing a senior seminar, the Restoration Ecology Capstone (10 credits over three quarters) or other capstone project (10 credits over two quarters).


OPTIONS

1). AMERICAN STUDIES

American Studies (AMS) provides students with the analytical skills and multicultural perspective necessary to understand the cultures of those groups and individuals who live within and across the shifting borders of the United States and the Americas. AMS students may draw on a variety of methods to explore this subject area including history, literature, media and the arts, politics, economics, religion, education, the legal system, and race and gender. Courses in AMS pay particular attention to the values, fears, and myths that emerge in the range of texts that shape Americans and are shaped by them. AMS students engage an exciting range of archival material, including Hollywood films, folklore, music, novels, Web pages, advertisements, poetry, television, print media, personal letters and diaries, drama, government and legal documents, photographs, clothing, architecture, painting, and census records.

AMS graduates may pursue careers in editing, public history, publishing, journalism, diversity training, education, content provision for e-businesses, and other careers that require an in-depth understanding of American culture. AMS also prepares students for advanced study in history, literature, public policy, law, and American studies.

How should a student prepare for this option? While there are no official requirements, students choosing this option will find it helpful to have completed one college course in U.S. history, one in American literature, media, or art, and one in American institutions, policies, or social structures.

American Studies (AMS) courses

  

** AMS listing dependent upon topic

A.  Introduction to American Studies (AMS core courses)

BIS 363 Conflict and Connection in the Americas

BIS 364 Public Memory and Dissent in American Culture

BIS 365 Exploring American Culture: Popular and Consumer Culture

BIS 366 Exploring American Culture: Americans at the Margins

BIS 367 Exploring American Culture: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

BIS 368 Sex, Love, Romance

B.  Methods and Modes of Inquiry

BIS 312 Approaches to Social Research

BIS 410 Topics in Qualitative Inquiry

C.  Literature, Media, and Art in Cultural Context

BIS 204 Introduction to Journalism

BIS 309 History of Dance in Europe and America

BIS 318 Performance, Identity, Community and Everyday Life

BIS 322 **Topics in Performance Studies

BIS 325 Disability and Human Rights

BIS 336 Native American Cultures: The Northwest Coast

BIS 339 **Issues in Global Cultural Studies

BIS 341 **Topics in the Study of Culture

BIS 347 History of American Documentary Film

BIS 349 Hollywood Cinema and Genres

BIS 351 Topics in American Culture

BIS 357 Native American Religious and Philosophical Thought

BIS 360 Literature, Film and Consumer Culture

BIS 361 Studies in American Literature

BIS 370 Nineteenth Century American Literature

BIS 371 Twentieth Century American Literature

BIS 378 Languages of Poetry

BIS 379 American Ethnic Literatures

BIS 383 American Art and Architecture

BIS 384 Literary and Popular Genres

BIS 385 Cross-Cultural Oral Traditions

BIS 387 Women and American Literature

BIS 389 American Indian Literature

BIS 418 Masculinity, Homoeroticism, and Queer Theory in America

BIS 451 Northwest Indian Myths and Tales

BIS 455 Literature and Sexuality

BIS 460 **Topics in Critical Theory

BIS 464 ** Topics in Advanced Cinema Studies

BIS 476 ** Issues in Art History

BIS 481 Modernism, Postmodernism, and American Literature

BIS 486 Studies in Women and Literature

BIS 487 Topics in American Literature

D.  Policies, Institutions, and Social Structure

BIS 304 Institutions and Social Change

BIS 305 ** Issues in Social and Political Philosophy

BIS 307 Technology and Society

BIS 308 ** Issues in Philosophy and Culture

BIS 314 **Topics in Geography

BIS 321 U.S. Politics and Culture from 1865

BIS 323 U.S. Politics and Culture to 1865

BIS 327 History of U.S. Labor Institutions

BIS 330 Democratic Capitalism in the United States

BIS 331 The Family in U.S. Society

BIS 333 The Individual and Society

BIS 335 Human Rights in America

BIS 338 Political Institutions and Processes

BIS 343 Community Psychology

BIS 353 Human Rights in Theory and Practice

BIS 359 Ethics and Society

BIS 362 Contemporary Political Ideas and Ideologies

BIS 369 Women Across Cultures

BIS 392 Water and Sustainability

BIS 401 **Topics in Economic History and Analysis

BIS 403 Washington DC Seminar on Human Rights

BIS 414 Topics in Human Rights

BIS 415 Public Policy and Law

BIS 419 Urban Politics and Policy

BIS 421 Technology Policy

BIS 425 Topics in United States Social and Political History

BIS 426 Comparative Urban Politics

BIS 431 **Issues in Sexual Politics and Culture

BIS 433 Gender, Work and Family

BIS 436 Comparative Family Systems

BIS 440 **Topics in Everyday Social and Cultural Life

BIS 443 Educational Policy and the American Economy
BIS 444 **Issues in Comparative History

BIS 445 Meanings and Realities of Inequality

BIS 463 U.S. Women's History

BIS 470 Art, Politics, and Social Change

E. Advanced American Studies

BIS 423 The City in American Culture

BIS 424 Topics in American Studies

BIS 461 Studies in U.S. Intellectual and Cultural History

BIS 462 The Culture of the Cold War in America

BIS 467 Post-1945 U.S. Youth Culture



2). CULTURE, LITERATURE AND THE ARTS

The Culture, Literature and the Arts (CLA) option focuses on how the broadly defined fields of literature and the arts operate within multiple cultures. Students engage in aesthetic, theoretical, and historical methods in order to gain insight into such traditional arts as novels, poetry, dance, and painting as well as such mass-market driven forms as film and advertisement. Close attention is paid to how diverse cultures constitute themselves through different representational practices and beliefs.

The CLA option provides excellent preparation for a range of careers in such fields as education, journalism, publishing, public relations, public service, arts management and museum programs. It also provides a solid foundation for graduate study in a variety of programs in the arts and humanities, including literature, art history, cultural studies, and media studies.

How should a student prepare for this option? Entering students should be able to write an analytical paper and should have at least two courses in literature or the visual arts. Historical knowledge and competency in foreign languages is highly desirable.

Culture, Literature and the Arts (CLA) courses

Key: ** CLA listing dependent upon topic.

A.  Introduction to Culture, Literature and the Arts (CLA core courses)

BIS 318 Performance, Identity, Community and Everyday Life

BIS 360 Literature, Film and Consumer Culture

BIS 380 Art and Its Context

BIS 384 Literary and Popular Genres

B.  Creative Writing

BIS 310 Creative Writing: Poetry

BIS 311 Creative Writing: Prose

C.  Art, Film, and Literary Histories

BIS 301 Narrative Forms

BIS 309 History of Dance in Europe and America

BIS 347 History of American Documentary Film

BIS 349 Hollywood Cinema and Genres

BIS 361 Studies in American Literature

BIS 370 Nineteenth Century American Literature

BIS 371 Twentieth Century American Literature

BIS 372 Comparative Arts in 18th Century Europe

BIS 376 Circa 1500: Arts of West and East

BIS 378 Languages of Poetry

BIS 379 American Ethnic Literatures

BIS 383 American Art and Architecture

BIS 387 Women and American Literature

BIS 389 American Indian Literature

BIS 451 Northwest Indian Myths and Tales

BIS 476 Issues in Art History

BIS 481 Modernism, Postmodernism, and American Literature

D.  Thought and Theory

BIS 308 Issues in Philosophy and Culture

BIS 357 Native American Religious and Philosophical Thought

BIS 452 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud

BIS 460 **Topics in Critical Theory

BIS 461 Studies in U.S. Intellectual and Cultural History

E. Culture Studies

BIS 203 History of InterArts

BIS 204 Introduction to Journalism

BIS 313 Issues in Media Studies

BIS 314 **Topics in Geography

BIS 317 Language, Society and Cultural Knowledge

BIS 322 Topics in Performance Studies

BIS 325 Disability and Human Rights

BIS 329 **Topics in Mathematics Across the Curriculum

BIS 339 Issues in Global Cultural Studies

BIS 341 Topics in the Study of Culture

BIS 348 Cultural Psychology

BIS 351 Topics in American Culture

BIS 354 Modern European Intellectual History

BIS 364 Public Memory and Dissent in American Culture

BIS 365 Exploring American Culture: Popular and Consumer Culture

BIS 366 Exploring American Culture: Americans at the Margin

BIS 367 Exploring American Culture: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

BIS 368 Sex, Love, Romance

BIS 369 Women Across Cultures

BIS 373 Cultural History of Rome

BIS 385 Cross-Cultural Oral Traditions

BIS 417 Paris: The City and Its History

BIS 418 Masculinity, Homoeroticism, and Queer Theory in America

BIS 423 The City in American Culture

BIS 424 Topics in American Studies

BIS 431 Issues in Sexual Politics and Cultures

BIS 434 Psychology and the Visual Arts

BIS 440 **Topics in Everyday Social and Cultural Life

BIS 450 Performance and Healing

BIS 455 Literature and Sexuality

BIS 462 The Culture of the Cold War in America

BIS 464 Topics in Advanced Cinema Studies

BIS 467 Post 1945 U.S. Youth Culture

BIS 470 Art, Politics, and Social Change

BIS 474 Topics in European Cultural History

BIS 478 Art Patronage and Markets

BIS 480 **Study Abroad

BIS 486 Studies in Women and Literature

BIS 487 Topics in American Literature

BIS 488 Topics in British Literature

F.  Historical Epochs

BIS 321 U.S. Politics and Culture from 1865

BIS 323 U.S. Politics and Culture to 1865

BIS 326 Twentieth Century Eastern Europe

BIS 400 Modern Japan

BIS 402 Modern China

BIS 404 Twentieth Century Russia

BIS 406 Modern France

BIS 408 Contemporary Britain

BIS 409 Modern Germany

BIS 427 Global History I

BIS 428 Global History II

BIS 429 Global History III



3). GLOBAL STUDIES

Increasingly, it has become imperative for citizens in this country to understand better the complex and disparate global interactions involving trade, politics, immigration, the environment, technology, and culture. The Global Studies (GST) option provides an interdisciplinary, integrative approach to these concerns. Global Studies also permits students to pursue area studies that focus on particular regions of the world, such as Asia or Europe, human rights, political economy and cultural studies. International study opportunities enhance student participation in this option.

GST graduates may pursue careers in government, law, non-profit organizations, communications, businesses dealing with global markets, journalism and information industries of all kinds. In addition, students will be prepared to pursue graduate work in international studies, law, business, history, and political science among other areas.

How should a student prepare for this option? There are no formal prerequisites for Global Studies. It is recommended that students who wish to pursue the Global Studies option take as many introductory courses in economics, political science, geography, history, art history, foreign language, or anthropology as possible.

Global Studies (GST) Courses

Key:

**        GST listing dependent on topic.

A.  GST Core Courses

BIS 303 History and Globalization

BIS 324 International Political Economy

BIS 362 Contemporary Political Ideas and Ideologies

B.  Skills Courses

BIS 312 Approaches to Social Research

BIS 315 Understanding Statistics

BIS 319 Mathematical Thinking for the Liberal Arts

BIS 410 Qualitative Inquiry

BIS 447 Topics in Quantitative Inquiry

C.  GST Courses

BIS 304 Institutions and Social Change

BIS 305 **Issues in Social and Political Philosophy

BIS 307 Technology and Society

BIS 308 **Issues in Philosophy and Culture

BIS 309 History of Dance in Europe and America

BIS 313 Issues in Media Studies

BIS 314 **Topics in Geography

BIS 317 Language, Society and Cultural Knowledge

BIS 318 Performance, Identity, Community and Everyday Life

BIS 320 Comparative Political Economies

BIS 322 **Topics in Performance Studies

BIS 325 Disability and Human Rights

BIS 326 Twentieth Century Eastern Europe

BIS 328 Contemporary European Politics

BIS 329 **Topics in Mathematics Across the Curriculum

BIS 330 Democratic Capitalism in the United States

BIS 332 The Pacific Century

BIS 334 Traditional Chinese History

BIS 339 Issues in Global Cultural Studies

BIS 344 International Relations

BIS 353 Human Rights in Theory and Practice

BIS 354 Modern European Intellectual History

BIS 363 Conflict and Connections in the Americas

BIS 367 Exploring American Cultures: Race, Ethnicity and Immigration

BIS 369 Women Across Cultures

BIS 372 Comparative Arts in 18th Century Europe

BIS 373 Cultural History of Rome

BIS 376 Circa 1500: Arts of West and East

BIS 380 Art and Its Context

BIS 385 Cross-Cultural Oral Traditions

BIS 386 Global Environmental Issues

BIS 392 Water and Sustainability

BIS 394 Comparative Economic Development

BIS 400 Modern Japan

BIS 401 **Topics in Economic History and Analysis

BIS 402 Modern China

BIS 403 Washington D.C. Seminar on Human Rights

BIS 404 Twentieth Century Russia

BIS 406 Modern France

BIS 408 Contemporary Britain

BIS 409 Modern Germany

BIS 412 Ideas in Political Economy

BIS 413 Nations and Nationalism

BIS 414 Topics in Human Rights

BIS 416 Problems in International Political Economy

BIS 417 Paris: The City and Its History

BIS 420 Colonizing History in Sub-Saharan Africa

BIS 426 Comparative Urban Politics

BIS 427 Global History I

BIS 428 Global History II

BIS 429 Global History III

BIS 430 Social Theory and Practice

BIS 431 **Issues in Sexual Politics and Cultures

BIS 432 Democracy in Asia

BIS 436 Comparative Family Systems

BIS 440 **Topics in Everyday Social and Cultural Life

BIS 441 Global Labor Markets

BIS 444 **Issues in Comparative History

BIS 460 **Topics in Critical Theory

BIS 470 Art, Politics and Social Change

BIS 474 **Topics in European Cultural History

BIS 476 **Issues in Art History

BIS 478 Art Patronage and Markets

BIS 486 **Studies in Women and Literature

BIS 480  Study Abroad



4). SOCIETY, ETHICS AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR

Society, Ethics and Human Behavior (SEB) establishes the perspectives and develops the tools essential to an understanding of individual behavior, of human institutions, and of social policies. SEB studies combine an understanding of the ethical dimensions inherent in social and individual action along with analysis in multiple disciplines, including sociology, psychology, economics, philosophy, political science, and the law. The faculty is committed to providing students with experiences that include direct observation, involvement, and influence in and upon the agencies on the front-line of societal problems.

Many students who graduate with the SEB option may pursue careers or advanced study in counseling, education, human resources, law, social work, public policy, management, or planning. This option prepares students to assume more active and informed responsibilities within their communities, their families, and the organizations in which they work and participate.

How should a student prepare for this option? Fulfillment of the goals set by the option in Society, Ethics and Human Behavior requires rigorous qualitative (e.g., case studies) and quantitative study of human behavior. This course of study also requires strong skills in writing, speaking, and collaborative work. Useful preparation for this option includes a working knowledge of statistics as well as substantial coursework in psychology, sociology, communications and/or philosophy.

  

Society, Ethics and Human Behavior (SEB) Courses

Key: **SEB listing dependent on topic.

A.  SEB Core Courses

BIS 304 Institutions and Social Change

BIS 331 The Family in U.S. Society

BIS 333 The Individual and Society

BIS 359 Ethics and Society 

B.  Methods and Modes of Inquiry

BIS 312 Approaches to Social Research

BIS 315 Statistics

BIS 410 Topics in Qualitative Inquiry 

C.  Individual Behavior

BIS 220 Developmental Psychology

BIS 316 Topics in Psychology

BIS 343 Community Psychology

BIS 348 Cultural Psychology

BIS 434  Psychology and the Visual Arts

BIS 457 Thinking and Decision Making

BIS 477 Abnormal Psychology

D. Institutions

BIS 313 Issues in Media Studies

BIS 321 U.S. Politics and Culture from 1865

BIS 323 U.S. Politics and Culture to 1865

BIS 327 History of U.S. Labor Institutions

BIS 330 Democratic Capitalism in the United States

BIS 338 Political Institutions and Processes

BIS 401 **Topics in Economic History and Analysis

BIS 433 Gender, Work and Family

BIS 436 Comparative Family Systems

BIS 441 Global Labor Markets


E.  Social Policy and Social Justice

BIS 240 Sustainable Practices

BIS 307 Technology and Society

BIS 325 Disability and Human Rights

BIS 328 Contemporary European Politics

BIS 335 Human Rights in America

BIS 346 Topics in Environmental Policy

BIS 353 Human Rights in Theory and Practice

BIS 391 Recycling: Ethics, Opportunities and Realities

BIS 392 Water and Sustainability

BIS 394 Comparative Economic Development

BIS 403 Washington DC Seminar on Human Rights

BIS 414 Topics in Human Rights

BIS 415 Public Policy and the Law

BIS 419 Urban Politics and Policy

BIS 420 Colonizing History in Sub-Saharan Africa

BIS 421 Technology Policy

BIS 425 Topics in United States Social and Political History

BIS 426 Comparative Urban Politics

BIS 432 Democracy in Asia

BIS 443 Educational Policy and the American Economy

BIS 444 **Issues in Comparative History

BIS 445 Meanings and Realities of Inequality

BIS 458 Energy, the Environment and Society

F.  Culture and Society

BIS 204 Introduction to Journalism

BIS 221 Gender and Sexuality

BIS 314 **Topics in Geography

BIS 317 Language, Society and Cultural Knowledge

BIS 318 Performance, Identity, Community and Everyday Life

BIS 322 **Topics in Performance

BIS 329 **Topics in Mathematics Across the Curriculum

BIS 336 Native American Cultures: the Northwest Coast

BIS 339 **Issues in Global Cultural Studies

BIS 341 **Topics in the Study of Culture

BIS 360 Literature, Film and Consumer Culture

BIS 364 Public Memory and Dissent in American Culture

BIS 365 Exploring American Culture: Popular and Consumer Culture

BIS 367 Exploring American Culture: Race, Ethnicity and Immigration

BIS 368 Sex, Love, Romance

BIS 369 Women Across Cultures

BIS 418 Masculinity, Homoeroticism and Queer Theory in America

BIS 431 Issues in Sexual Politics and Cultures

BIS 440 **Topics in Everyday Social and Cultural Life

BIS 455 Literature and Sexuality

BIS 463 U.S. Women's History

BIS 470 Art, Politics and Social Change

G.  Ethics, Philosophy and Social Theory

BIS 305 Issues in Social and Political Philosophy

BIS 308 Issues in Philosophy and Culture

BIS 354 Modern European Intellectual History

BIS 355 Studies in Technology

BIS 356 Ethics and the Environment

BIS 357 Native American Religious and Philosophical Thought

BIS 362 Contemporary Political Ideas and Ideologies

BIS 411 Biotechnology and Society

BIS 412 Ideas in Political Economy

BIS 430 Social Theory and Practice

BIS 435 Interactive Learning Theory

BIS 460 Topics in Critical Theory

H.  Area Studies

BIS 326 Twentieth Century Eastern Europe

BIS 400 Modern Japan

BIS 402 Modern China

BIS 404 Twentieth Century Russia

BIS 406 Modern France

BIS 408 Contemporary Britain

BIS 409 Modern Germany

BIS 480 **Study Abroad



5). SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

The Science, Technology and the Environment (STE) option consists of courses that provide foundations in basic scientific and technological concepts and the scientific method, as well as those that examine the interaction among science, technology, and the environment along with their broad societal, health, economic, and political implications.

STE graduates may pursue positions in management and oversight of scientific programs, public relations or technical writing for the public media, or for legal, governmental or industrial organizations. Some students will pursue graduate studies to prepare for science technology or other professional careers.

How should a student prepare for this option? Students ideally should have completed two years of college-level courses chosen from a broad range of fields, especially the sciences, math, economics, politics, ethics, and sociology.

    

Science, Technology and the Environment (STE) Courses

  

Key:

**        STE listing dependent on topic.

A.  STE Core Course

BES 301 Science Methods and Practice

B.  Skills Courses

BIS 312 Approaches to Social Research

BIS 315 Understanding Statistics

BIS 447 Topics in Quantitative Inquiry 

C.  Environmental Science Courses

BES 311 Environmental Chemistry

BES 312 Ecology

BES 315 Environmental Chemistry Laboratory

BES 316 Ecological Methods

BES 317 Soils Laboratory

BES 362 Introduction to Restoration Ecology

BES 415 Advanced Environmental Measurements Laboratory

BES 430 Air Pollution and Health

BES 439 Computer Modeling and Visualization in Environmental Science

BES 459 Compost and Organic Soil Amendments

BES 462 Restoration Ecology Capstone: Introduction

BES 463 Restoration Ecology Capstone: Proposal and Plan

BES 464 Restoration Ecology Capstone: Field Site Restoration

BES 485 Conservation Biology

BES 486 Watershed Ecology and Management

BES 487 Field Lab in Wildland Plants and Soils

BES 488 Wetland Ecology

BES 489 Pacific Northwest Ecosystems

BES 491 Undergraduate Research in Environmental Science

BES 492 Capstone Research in Environmental Science I

BES 493 Capstone Research in Environmental Science II

BIS 240 Introduction to Sustainable Practices

BIS 306 Marine Diversity and Conservation

BIS 346 Topics in Environmental Policy

BIS 356 Ethics and the Environment

BIS 358 Issues in Environmental Science

BIS 386 Global Environmental Issues

BIS 390 Ecology and the Environment

BIS 391 Recycling: Ethics, Opportunities, and Realities

BIS 392 Water and Sustainability

BIS 458 Energy, the Environment and Society

BIS 480 **Study Abroad

BIS 482 Problems in Interdisciplinary Science

D. Technology, Science and Society

BIS 220 Developmental Psychology

BIS 307 Technology and Society

BIS 350 The Concept of Number

BIS 355 Studies in Technology

BIS 388 The Philosophy and Science of Quantum Mechanics

BIS 411 Biotechnology and Society

BIS 421 Technology Policy

BIS 480 **Study Abroad

BIS 482 Problems in Interdisciplinary Science



COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY

Community psychology draws on interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches to examine social problems and promote the well-being of people in their communities.  While the field draws heavily from psychology, it also draws from theory and practice in sociology, community development, ecology, public health, anthropology, cultural and performance studies, public policy, social work, and social justice movements.  Through community research and action, community psychologists produce knowledge that can inform social policies, social service work, helping practices, and community change.

The option in Community Psychology will focus on the following interrelated themes:

1) the social, interpersonal, and intrapersonal factors that affect people's well-being and quality of life, 2) human and social problem definition and problem solving, 3) interdisciplinary methods and approaches to community action research, and 4) community intervention strategies and social change.  While there is quite a bit of overlap in the interests of the SEB option and the Community Psychology (CP) option, CP focuses more heavily on the health and well-being of individuals within communities.  SEB focuses more heavily on social institutions, social policies, and ethical issues faced by contemporary societies.  Both options include the theories and research methods of psychology and social science.

The Community Psychology option provides rigorous academic preparation for students who wish to pursue careers in human services, community development mental health, family and youth programs, counseling, prevention, program evaluation, community arts, multicultural program development, and human relations.  The option also prepares students for graduate work in a variety of academic and applied research fields including

Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Public Health, and social work as well as interdisciplinary graduate work in the arts, humanities, and social sciences including Cultural Studies and Policy Studies. 

How should a student prepare for this option?  There are no formal prerequisites for Community Psychology.  Useful preparation for this option includes coursework in psychology, sociology, anthropology, public policy, statistics and/or research methods.  Students will need strong skills in writing, speaking, collaboration, and community-based work. 

Community Psychology Option Courses (Existing courses):

Key:  ** CP listing dependent on topic.

A.  CP Core Course

  

BIS 343 Community Psychology

B.  Methods Courses

  

BIS 312 Approaches to Social Research

BIS 315 Understanding Statistics

BIS 410 Topics in Qualitative Inquiry

BIS 447 Topics in Quantitative Inquiry

C.  Community Psychology Courses

  

BIS 220 Developmental Psychology

BIS 304 Institutions and Social Change

BIS 318 Performance, Identity, Community, and Everyday Life

BIS 325 Disability and Human Rights

BIS 331 The Family in U.S. Society

BIS 333 The Individual & Society

BIS 335 Human Rights in America

BIS 434 Psychology and the Visual Arts

BIS 348 Cultural Psychology

BIS 359 Ethics and Society

BIS 366 Exploring American Culture: Americans at the Margins

BIS 367 Exploring American Culture: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

BIS 369 Women across Cultures

BIS 390 Ecology and the Environment

BIS 430 Social Theory and Practice

BIS 431 Sexual Politics and Cultures

BIS 433 Gender, Work, and Family

BIS 435 Interactive Learning Theory

BIS 436 Comparative Family Systems

BIS 445 Meanings and Realities of Inequality

BIS 450 Performance and Healing

BIS 457 Thinking and Decision Making

BIS 477 Abnormal Psychology

D.  Topics

  

BIS 316 Topics in Psychology

BIS 322 **Topics in Performance Studies

BIS 346 **Topics in Environmental Policy

BIS 414 Topics in Human Rights

BIS 425 **Topics in United States Social and Political History

BIS 440 **Topics in Everyday Cultural and Social Life

BIS 480 **Study Abroad

  

Courses under Development:

Adolescent Development

Clinical Psychology

Cognitive Development

Community Organizing and Coalition-Building

Community Health Psychology

Community Practicum

Human Nature and Culture

Narrative Psychology

Organizational Theory and Practice

Prevention and Promotion

Program Evaluation

Psychological Assessment and Classification

Risk and Resilience

Small Group Processes


MINOR IN HUMAN RIGHTS

Please visit http://depts..washington.edu/hrights/hrminor.html.                            

  

MINOR IN POLICY STUDIES

The Policy Studies minor in the IAS program at the University of Washington, Bothell, is designed to provide students with the analytical foundations they will need to understand policy formation, implementation, and evaluation.  It will serve as excellent preparation for graduate work in applied and academic research fields such as Policy Studies, Public Health, Urban Planning, and Political Science.

Students are advised to pursue minor course work early in their studies to ensure enough time to meet course requirements.  Not all courses listed below are offered on a regular basis.  Students must complete the following requirements for a minor in Policy Studies (30 credits):

Common Core (20 credits)

Microeconomics (prerequisite class to be completed at the 200 level, not available at UWB)

BIS 324  International Political Economy

BIS 338  Political Institutions and Processes

BIS 315  Understanding Statistics

Methods (5 credits)

BIS 312 Approaches to Social Research OR BES 301 Science Methods and Practice

Elective (5 credits) from the following list of 400-level policy-oriented courses:

  

BIS 403/490 Washington DC Seminar on Human Rights

BIS 414  Topics in Human Rights

BIS 415  Public Policy and law

BIS 419  Urban Politics and Policy

BIS 421  Technology Policy

BIS 443  Educational Policy and the American Economy

BIS 458  Energy, Environment and Society

Other appropriate policy area courses by approval including BPOLST 492 (Topics in Policy Research)

  

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

The BS in Environmental Science is currently being revised and students are not being admitted to this major at this time

The primary goal of the BS in Environmental Science is to train a new generation of interdisciplinary scientists who are able to work in both the public and private sectors to address some of the pressing environmental issues that face our society.  Goals for this degree program include helping students:

  1. Learn advanced skills in scientific methods, including chemical and biological measurements, data management and statistical analysis, hypothesis building and project design, oversight and completion.
  2. Develop an understanding of the importance of social, economic, and political contexts of environmental issues through coursework in economics, public policy, ethics, conflict resolution, and decision making.
  3. Apply these skills to problems of regional significance and to describe their work in written and oral forms to both technical and non-technical audiences.

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