Interdisciplinary Studies Courses

Inquiry courses form the core of HBASc and BASc programming within the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.  Using a problem-based learning model, mandatory Inquiry offerings at the first, third, and fourth year levels allow students to analyze complex questions, develop critical thinking skills, and present research findings in a clear manner.  Prior the 2016/17 academic year, three Inquiry courses—INTD 1010, INTD 3010, and INTD 4801—were taken by IS students that used the varying research specialties of faculty members as subject material.

Inquiry offerings are now aligned with the four new IS concentration areas in Environment in Politics and Culture, Human Nature, International Conflict & Human Rights, and Social Justice.  First year Inquiry classes introduce students to problem-based learning strategies within each concentration theme, third year Inquiry classes address a specific topic within a concentration theme and highlight relevant research strategies, and the fourth year capstone Inquiry classes allow students to undertake an original research project or engage in intensive seminars in a concentration theme.

Please click here for a description of Inquiry courses offered by the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

2017/18 Inquiry Courses

First Year 

INTD 1010 FDE Foundations of Inquiry (Dr. Raika Abdulahad)

INTD 1011 FAO Social Justice Inquiry (Dr. Raika Abdulahad)

INTD 1011 WAO Social Justice Inquiry (Dr. J. Coplen Rose)

INTD 1012 FAO Human Nature Inquiry (Dr. Tom Kondzielewski)

INTD 1012 WAO Human Nature Inquiry (Dr. Laurence Fiddick)

INTD 1013 FAO Environment in Politics and Culture Inquiry (Dr. Doug West)

INTD 1013 WAO Environment in Politics and Culture Inquiry (Dr. Doug West)

INTD 1014 FAO International Conflict & Human Rights Inquiry (Dr. Todd Stubbs)

INTD 1014 WAO International Conflict & Human Rights Inquiry (Dr. Todd Stubbs)

Third Year

INTD 3011 FAO Topics in Social Justice: Democracy in the Era of Trump (Dr. Gary Pluim)

INTD 3011 WAO Topics in Social Justice: Poverty (Dr. Raika Abdulahad)

INTD 3012 FAO Topics in Human Nature: Evil (Dr. Beth Visser)

INTD 3012 WAO Topics in Human Nature: Altruism (Dr. Tom Kondzielewski)

INTD 3013 WAO Topics in Environment in Politics and Culture: Capitalism & Environment (Dr. Todd Stubbs)

INTD 3014 FAO Topics in International Conflict & Human Rights: Belonging in the Age of Terror (Dr. Todd Stubbs)

INTD 3014 WAO Topics in International Conflict & Human Rights: Global Citizenship (Dr. Gary
Pluim)

Fourth Year 

INTD 4801 YAO Capstone Research in Interdisciplinary Studies (Dr. Todd Stubbs)

INTD 4821 YAO Capstone Research in Social Justice (Dr. Jennifer Jarman)

INTD 4822 YAO Capstone Research in Human Nature (Dr. Ryan McVeigh)

INTD 4823 YAO Capstone Research in Environment in Politics and Culture (Dr. Todd Stubbs)

INTD 4824 YAO Capstone Research in International Conflict & Human Rights (Dr. Valerie Hebert)