Department Learning Outcomes

IDS PROGRAM GOALS

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Interdisciplinary study at Gettysburg College is active and intentional! The College’s Integrative Thinking goal challenges students to integrate what they have learned to solve open-ended problems by seeing relevant implications, developing new ideas, and seeking solutions in a rapidly changing environment.

All courses with an IDS designator engage Gettysburg College’s Integrative Thinking goal which states:
By nature of their objectives and content, interdisciplinary studies courses cross the lines of departments and specialized disciplines. For example, some of these courses attempt to provide the common body of knowledge traditionally associated with a liberal education; others attempt to integrate the understanding of different kinds of subject matter; and still others combine methodologies from diverse departments and disciplines. A student successfully engaging an interdisciplinary course should be able to articulate the “connections and tensions among approaches to common issues, texts, and phenomena.”