Interdepartmental Studies

THOMAS L. MIDDENDORF, Director of the Center for Leadership, Calling, and Service, Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies,2008—
BS, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1999; MA, Olivet Nazarene University, 2007; EdD, Olivet Nazarene University, 2009.

DONNA-JEANNE GRAY, Associate Director of Academic Services for the Center for Leadership, Calling, and Service, 1988—
BA, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1982; MA, Middle Tennessee State University, 1986; EdD, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2005.

Interdepartmental Studies General Information

The Interdepartmental Studies unit provides course work to enhance the abilities and skills of students to successfully engage in the work needed to complete the requirements of their chosen field of study. Courses include a non-college-credit developmental class in math and college level courses to enhance study skills and career planning.

The Associate of Arts in General Studies is a two-year program designed for students who want a terminal two-year degree without a major concentration or students who begin in a major area of study and then choose to end their college program after two years of study.

Students interested in these courses or the AA degree may contact the Center for Leadership, Calling, and Service.

Interdepartmental Education Courses

Developmental Education Course

(not for credit toward graduation)

INT 0960 Intermediate Algebra (3)

Prepares students for college-level mathematics or college algebra. Material will encompass rational expressions and functions, exponents and polynomials, graphs and linear functions, real numbers and linear equations, and radicals and quadratic equations. All students with Math ACT scores of 19 or below will be placed in intermediate algebra. The course gives institutional credit but no credit toward graduation. Fee charged. Graded S, IP, U, F.

General Electives for College Credit

INT 1010 Study Skills (2)

Emphasizes intensive study and practice in time management, note-taking and test-taking focusing on different study techniques. This course may be required of students on academic probation for the first time and is required for students admitted on Academic Restriction. Graded on a regular letter grade basis.

INT 1050 Career Planning and Development (1)

Focuses on guiding students through the academic and career exploration and planning processes and provides the strategies and skills necessary for a lifetime of career-related decision making. Students will participate in a variety of self-discovery activities exploring personal interests, values, and abilities. With this information, students will utilize various exploration techniques to define and clarify educational and career plans. Graded on a regular letter grade basis.

INT 1100 Life Calling and Purpose (3)

Empowers students to make the leap from the high school setting to the college environment. Students will begin a journey of self-awareness where they can identify their individual gifts and talents while considering how God can use their uniqueness within their field of interest. Required of all first-time freshmen (those enrolling with less than 24 hours).

INT 1150 Engaging Academic Success (2)

Designed to teach students to become intentional learners; develop effective study skills; and implement organizational and time management strategies. Discussion topics include: competing priorities; social and emotional demands of college life; understanding grades, GPA, and university academic policies. Graded Pass/Fail. Specifically designed for and required of all students on Academic Probation.

INT 1155 Engaging Academic Success (0)

A repeat of INT 1150 required of students who are continued on probation after the first semester. Graded Pass/Fail.

General Studies AA

The Associate of Arts in General Studies is a two-year program designed for the student who does not desire to concentrate in one major field of study. The program provides the student with a general exposure to the major fields of knowledge with 39-40 hours of required courses and 20-21 hours elective courses selected with the guidance of an advisor. This degree is for students who complete their college work at this level and is not awarded to those who plan a four-year degree.

General Education Student Learning Outcomes for General Studies AA:

  1. Students will demonstrate competency in oral and written communication exhibiting an awareness of content, purpose, and audience while accurately using Standard English.
  2. Students will articulate the foundational themes of the Holy Bible as well as the intellectual strategies for further study of the scripture.
  3. Students will articulate the parameters of Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, doctrinal and moral convictions of the Church of the Nazarene and the connection with intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical life, individually and collectively.
  4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of global civilization, human behavior, and religion through historical, literary, and aesthetic records.
  5. Students will demonstrate an understanding and practice of various intellectual modes of thinking.
  6. Students will integrate the fundamental doctrinal/moral tenets of the Christian faith with the basic liberal arts and academic major, forming students for Christian leadership and service in the global community.
  7. Students will demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity with a capacity to positively engage others.

Total General Education Required:

39 or 40 hours

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing and Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

 

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

(3)

 

(either one may be taken as one of the Social Science options below)

SOCIAL SCIENCE (choose two)

(6)

 

ECO

2000

Principles of Macroeconomics

(3)

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communications

(3)

 

ATH

3010

Introduction to Anthropology

(3)

 

HIS

2010

U.S. History Survey I

(3)

 

HIS

2020

U.S. History Survey II

(3)

 

POL

2020

American Political Institutions

(3)

ITI

1500

Office and Internet Technologies

(2)

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

 

 

or

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

 

MAT

1040

Concepts of Math

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

 

 

or

 

HPE

2040

Personal and Community Health

(3)

Electives:

20 or 21 hours

Total

60 hours