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Course Descriptions

Multi-Disciplinary Studies

Multi-Disciplinary Studies - Course Descriptions

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: Junior class standing and approval of certificate advisors
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Provides students with the opportunity to examine, analyze, and reflect upon sustainability and sustainable engineering projects. Course work includes weekly readings and discussions, individual essays, and in-class and public presentations. Enrollment is open to all students, with first priority given to those pursuing the Certificate in Sustainability Studies. Permission to enroll is contingent upon students’ previous sustainability project experience (curricular and / or co-curricular) as approved by certificate advisors.
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