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Courses Offered

The following IDI-prefix courses are offered through Student Affairs. Courses with a PED prefix are offered by the physical education program; please refer to the Athletics site for descriptions.

Other IDI-prefix courses:
ESL and peer-advising courses: Advising Center
Career planning courses: Career Development Center

Fundamentals of Service Learning
IDI 1100
/ 4 credits / Every semester
Explores the connections between identity, leadership, and civic engagement through the concepts of philanthropy/volunteerism, community service, civic responsibility, civil society, activism, citizen leadership, and social change. Students are given additional opportunities to explore these concepts through connections to local organizations, based on values clarification exercises, and through class activities.
Offered through the Office of Student Affairs.

Going Global: Intercultural Communication
IDI 2030
/ 2 credits / Every semester
Introduces students to the basic concepts of intercultural communication in an international context. Topics include communication styles, international cultural factors, cross-cultural adjustment, and global citizenship. Globalization is discussed in the context of international understanding, and students correspond with others abroad to enhance their insights. This course is particularly useful for students thinking about studying abroad. Grading is on a pass/no credit basis.
Offered through the Office of International Programs and Services.

Fundamentals of Leadership
IDI 3250
/ 4 credits / Every semester
Students are introduced to the basic concepts of leadership development and engaged in experiential learning activities that focus on civic engagement. The purpose of this course is to guide students in their development as campus leaders, educated citizens, and willing advocates. Students who successfully complete the course may participate in a variety of internships in subsequent semesters.
Offered through the Office of Student Affairs.

Updated Sept. 8, 2015

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