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Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies (INDIS) Courses

INDIS 299 Experimental Offering in Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Units:0.5 - 4
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021


INDIS 499 Experimental Offering in Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Units:0.5 - 4
  • Hours:18 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:CISC 300
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021

This course is designed to familiarize students with the skills required to succeed in an online course. It explores how to use various Internet tools to effectively learn in an online environment. Topics include online course equipment needs; using a word processor to support class assignments, sending email attachments and other advanced features of email programs; using online discussion forums and synchronous chat sessions effectively in order to work collaboratively online; researching on the Internet and how to critically evaluate Internet resources; and time management and study skills related to being an online student. The course is taught in a hybrid format combining in-class sessions with online activities. There are only four class meetings and the rest of the course occurs fully online.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • understand the basic features of online courses and the online learning environment;
  • understand online course hardware and software requirements;
  • utilize the features of an online course management system;
  • demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively using appropriate "netiquette";
  • demonstrate the ability to use advanced email features;
  • demonstrate proficiency in the use of discussion forums, chat and other collaboration tools;
  • apply effective Internet research techniques and critically evaluate web resources;
  • apply appropriate time mangement and study skills to their work in an online learning environment.

INDIS 1000 Learning Communities

  • Units:0.5 - 12
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021