Integrative Inquiry: Ways of Knowing

The gateway course introduces students to the purpose and processes of the Interdisciplinary Studies BA major. Through an exploration of traditional, integrative, contemplative, and social justice models of higher education, students formulate a philosophical foundation for their individualized, interdisciplinary program of studies at Naropa. Guided by the "heart, head, and hands" model of contemplative interdisciplinary studies, students create a Learning Agreement, which is a statement of authentic purpose, a plan for acquiring needed competencies through course work, inner and outer experiences, and practices to fulfill their self-designed educational journey. Students are introduced to the theory and methodology of interdisciplinary studies and learn to apply these to their intended focus of study.
Course Number: INTD301
Units: 3.0