Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Interdisciplinary Studies (INDS)

INDS 101 -  FYRST Seminar  

The FYRST Seminar provides students with an opportunity to become integrated into the university's community of learners by exploring the purpose and value of higher education, participating in the teaching/learning process, addressing academic and social transition issues, utilizing campus programs, services, and technology, and developing academic skills and learning strategies during the student's first semester at Slippery Rock University. This course is a one credit hour course designed to especially and exclusively assist first year students in their adjustment to college life at Slippery Rock University. No prerequisite. Enrollment by advisement. Open to first year students only. The credit earned in this course counts for graduation requirements.

Credits: 1

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

INDS 102 -  Learning Strategies  

Students will develop effective learning strategies, goals, and decision-making skills with a view toward implementing a plan to remove their probationary status and become a student in "good academic standing.This course is primarily for students on academic probation (other students may enroll with the permission of the instructor). Credits earned count for graduation as an elective.

Credits: 1

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

INDS 103 -  Major and Career Exploration  

This course will examine various decision making models as they are applied to choosing an academic major and/or career. Through a variety of in-class and out-of-class activities students will integrate self-knowledge and knowledge about majors and the world of work.

Credits: 1

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

INDS 121 -  Freshman Reseach and Mentoring  

The FRAME Seminar introduces students to academic research skills. Students will collaborate with faculty mentors, peers and professionals to develop skills in methodologies, analyses and dissemination of scholarly work. The seminar course is intended for second semester freshman.

Prerequisite: INDS 101D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 1

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Freshman 1 or Freshman 2.