2019-2020 Course Catalog – Interdisciplinary Studies

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Interdisciplinary Studies

CL College Level

CP College Prep

DC Dual Credit

XC Exploratory Course

BUS0110
Personal Finance (DC)

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1 credit
Offered: Spring

The fundamental principles of general business and related economic concepts are considered from the consumer’s point of view. General fundamental principles of business, consumer buying, use of credit, banking, insurance, investments, tax concepts, and budgeting will be introduced.

* Ball State University offers 3 college credit hours to students in FIN 110 upon completion of this course. Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

PHIL100
Introduction to Philosophy (CL)

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1 credit
Offered: Spring

This course is an introduction to some of the most important questions human beings of all ages, periods, religions, and places have asked themselves. These questions include issues in metaphysics (what exists and what does this mean? what is being?), epistemology (what does it mean to know something? what things can we know and how?), and ethics (what obligation do I have to be a good person? what constitutes good/bad/evil?). In addition to reading a variety of texts on these topics and discussing the questions and ideas therein, we will also focus on developing the skills needed to understand intellectual arguments and evaluate them. In other words, we will practice using basic logical concepts—principles of deduction, induction, soundness, clarity, etc.—to form reasoned judgments about the claims of others and to compose thoughtful responses of our own. This class will challenge many assumptions about the human condition, and our primary goal above all else will be, as Hannah Arendt puts it, to develop our capacity for thinking, judging, and acting.

Interdisciplinary Studies: Colloquium

CL College Level

CP College Prep

DC Dual Credit

XC Exploratory Course

COL03900
Junior Colloquium (CL)

Prerequisite: None
Credit: .5 credit in Junior Colloquium
Offered: Fall

This is a discussion-oriented seminar and is required for all juniors (residential, international, & NECP). Students participate in a variety of experiences: small group seminars, large group lectures, large group outings, and medium group simulations as a part of this interdisciplinary series. All students will do a variety of readings on many different content areas as part of this experience.

COL04500
Senior Colloquium: Topics and Perspective in Economics (CL)

Prerequisite: Junior Colloquium (COL3900)
Credit: 1 credit in Social Studies (Economics) as well as completion of the Academy Senior Colloquium graduation requirement
Offered: Spring

Senior Colloquium introduces students to important topics in economics from the perspective of the citizen, the consumer, and the worker as well as that of the entrepreneur, the investor, and the state.

Topics will include markets and market-based economic principles, such as supply and demand, prices, and profits, but also exposure to cutting-edge research in behavioral economic and other emerging subfields.

This is a blended class experience combining weekly classroom discussion sessions with individual online exercises and group activities including guest presentations, film showings, simulation exercises and more.

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