Interdisciplinary Studies

For more information on graduate courses offered through the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, please contact a program assistant.

Course NumberCourse NameDescriptionCredit Hours
ADR6001 Alternative Dispute Resolution Enhanced disputant participation and equitable self-determinism are the primary objectives of effective dispute resolution. This course will explore the theoretical understandings of disputing and dispute resolution & the principles, skills, methods and models of dispute-resolution. Students will assess social policy research and practice. They will learn effective strategies to prevent and to resolve conflict 3 ch
IDST6203 Interdisciplinary Independent Study Students may enhance their research programme by taking an independent study course designed and directed by a faculty member, HRA, or Adjunct who is a member of the School of Graduate Studies. The syllabus for the course will be designed by the instructor and the student in consultation with the student’s Interdisciplinary Degree Advisory Committee (IDAC) in the School of Graduate Studies. A copy of the course must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies and must receive final approval from the Director of Graduate Studies for Interdisciplinary degree in the SGS. 3 ch
IDST6205 Interdisciplinary Independent Study Students may enhance their research programme by taking an independent study course designed and directed by a faculty member, HRA, or Adjunct who is a member of the School of Graduate Studies. The syllabus for the course will be designed by the instructor and the student in consultation with the student’s Interdisciplinary Degree Advisory Committee (IDAC) in the School of Graduate Studies. A copy of the course must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies and must receive final approval from the Director of Graduate Studies for Interdisciplinary degree in the SGS. 3 ch
IDST6206 Doctoral Research Seminar in IDST This course is designed for interdisciplinary doctoral students to further their understanding of the science, craft, and politics of doing interdisciplinary research; prepare them to become informed, questioning, self-critical researchers; enchance their sense of belonging to a larger scholarly interdisciplinary research community; and provide direction for the successful and timely completion of the interdisciplinary doctoral degree. 3 ch
IDST6997 Interdisciplinary Master's Thesis The Interdisciplinary Master’s thesis must demonstrate the candidate’s competence to undertake independent research work, make a contribution to knowledge in the candidate’s field of study, show that the candidate is fully aware of the pertinent published material, and be written in a satisfactory literary style. The thesis must conform in all respects to the regulations governing the presentation of theses approved by the School of Graduate Studies. cr
IDST6998 Interdisciplinary PhD Dissertation The Interdisciplinary PhD dissertation must demonstrate the candidate’s competence to undertake independent research work, make a contribution to knowledge in the candidate’s field of study, show that the candidate is fully aware of the pertinent published material, and be written in a satisfactory literary style. The dissertation must conform in all respects to the regulations governing the presentation of dissertations approved by the School of Graduate Studies. cr