Individualized Study
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

BIS 300

BIS 300 Basic Course Information:

This course is an introduction to the Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS) degree program at George Mason University. It has two broad goals. First, through assigned readings, class discussions, and exercises, we will explore both theoretical approaches and practical applications of interdisciplinarity in today's world. We will look at the historical development of the academic disciplines in the university and exam the strengths and weaknesses of both disciplinary and interdisciplinary thinking. Second, you will conceptualize your own interdisciplinary goals and begin to develop your own BIS degree program with an understanding of adult education theory. In working towards these goals, you will be expected to build relationships with the academic community, use technology, communicate well, identify and analyze problems, and gain an appreciation for the multiple perspectives in a university environment.

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