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Multi-Disciplinary Studies

Multi-Disciplinary Studies - Course Descriptions

MDS 302 Sustainability in Practice 2R-0L-2C
Prerequisites: GS 130 Introduction to Sustainability 4R‐OL‐4C, BIO 191 Special Topics in Biology XR-0L-XC, and SV 150 Introduction to Microeconomics 4R-0L-4C F,W,S
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This is a project-based course to provide hands-on experiences for student teams working on real-world problems related to sustainability. This could include design projects, scientific research, modeling-based projects, or studies to improve campus sustainability. The course instructor will mentor teams with routine assignments that relate to their design or research process through oral and written communication.

MDS 401 Independent Project/Research Opportunities Seminar 1R-0L-1C F,W,S
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Companion seminar for students participating in the Independent Project/Research Opportunities Program. Students attend an organizational seminar, attend one additional IPROP seminar during the quarter, complete first week and tenth week surveys, acknowledge their sponsor, and generate publicity graphics. Students present their work as a poster at a tenth week End of Quarter Symposium. This course may not be used as credit toward any degree program. This course is given Pass/Fail.

MDS 402 Seminar in Sustainability 2R-0L-2C
Prerequisites: MDS 302 Sustainability in Practice 2R-0L-2C F,W,S
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course provides students with the opportunity to examine, analyze, and reflect upon sustainability as it related to their project or research work. Course work includes weekly readings and discussions, individual essays, and in-class and public presentations. Successful completion of this course will require students to have completed the co-curricular requirements.