Academic Calendar

INTD – Interdisciplinary Courses

INTD 105
Interpersonal Skills Development
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

This course provides students with the awareness, knowledge and skills to communicate effectively with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds and cultures. As a basis for forming healthy and satisfying relationships, students engage in activities to increase their self-awareness and their understanding of non-verbal communication. They practice listening and sending skills, then apply these skills in helping relationships, and to resolve conflict. To equip students to live and work in a diverse environment, particular attention is given to the impact of culture in communication and relationships.

INTD 130
Cross Media Studies
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

This course examines how literary themes and techniques are adapted into various genres and media. The works studied depend in any given year upon the interests and expertise of the instructor. The course may focus on a specific genre and then examine cross media works from within that genre, for example, film and prose in science fiction, or cinematic adaptations of the theatrical works of Shakespeare. Alternatively, the course could focus on a single medium that incorporates aesthetic elements from other media, such as graphic novels or hypertext fiction.