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Interdisciplinary Study with Domestic Travel

SSI 269W

Interdisciplinary Study with Domestic Travel

SSI 269W

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 2.

Provides an interdisciplinary study-travel experience focused on examining the factors, issues and forces that impact the course topic within the United States. Historical and contemporary perspectives will also be used to examine various cultural contexts and lifestyles. Involves readings, writing, discussion and travel. Requires domestic travel with expenses borne by the student. Credit may be earned in SSI 269 or IHU 269, but not both. (15/60-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe and analyze the influences relevant to the study-travel topic using research of the historical and contemporary developments within the travel region.

Objectives:

  • Visit significant historical and contemporary sites in the region of travel, examining and evaluating the impact that its geography, socio-political history, and current economic situation has upon the life conditions of residents (sustainability).
  • Explore the role that access to information, business practices and health science plays in creating the cultural and lifestyle conditions.
  • Describe how human conditioning and motivation affects the positive or negative quality of individual and social interactions.

Demonstrate an ability to adapt to the people and situations experienced within the travel region.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and positively with people from different backgrounds and life situations.
  • Identify, explore, and practice interpersonal and social interaction methods to enact positive change in real life situations.
  • Identify and practice methods of problem-solving throughout the study-travel experience.
  • Demonstrate effective application of perspective-taking, conflict analysis and resolution skills in real life situations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethics and apply this understanding to real life situations.

Reflect upon, summarize and clearly present what was learned through the travel experience through oral, written, and multimedia means.

Objectives:

  • Communicate ideas clearly through formal and informal written assignments, academic journals, discussion, formal presentations and multimedia projects.
  • Describe how personal attitudes and perspectives affect how one perceives and interacts with others, and summarize the learned value of this knowledge.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write about a single issue from various perspectives (cultural, economic, historical, environmental, geographic, political, etc.).
  • Synthesize and describe in various modes what was learned through the travel, cross-cultural, and study experience.