English - Interdisciplinary (IND) Courses

IND-306.1 Winter Wilderness Experience Prep Course 1 credit

Prerequisites: Permission

The Winter Wilderness Experience fall prep course is required of all students admitted to the Winter Wilderness Experience off-campus program.

IND-306.2 Off-Campus Trip: Winter Wilderness Experience 5 credits

Prerequisites: Permission

The Winter Wilderness Experience (WWE), an off-campus program based in Sun Valley, Idaho, is an interdisciplinary and experiential program in the study of place. Primary instruction focuses on environmental literature, creative writing, wilderness studies (literary, historical, and philosophical), and outdoor skills (backcountry skiing, avalanche safety, and wilderness first aid). Secondary emphases of WWE include winter ecology, public land policy, cultural geography, and leadership and group management skills. Students take a 1-credit preparatory course during the fall term. The 5 credits from WWE can be applied 'flexibly' toward literature, creative writing, environmental studies, leadership, and/or physical education as determined by the instructors in consultation with each student. Student admission to WWE is determined by formal applications as well as personal interviews conducted spring term prior to the winter program. Recommended that students take before the trip: 1) ENG-220 or ENG-320 (Creative Nonfiction Workshop) 2) BIO-140 (Idaho Natural History) OR ENV-160 (Environmental Science I)

IND-307.1 London: Art, History, & Literature 3 credits

Prerequisites: Permission

This course is a prerequisite for the winter session off-campus study course IND-307.2 of the same name. An interdisciplinary study of the art, history, and literature of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century London as reflected in the literature, memoirs, and art of the day.IND-307.1 may be applied to the following majors and minors: the art major, the art history minor, the English minor or major, the history major or minor, and the British studies minor.

IND-307.2 London: Art, History, & Literature 4 credits

Prerequisites: Permission

An interdisciplinary study of the art, history, and literature of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century London as reflected in the literature, memoirs, and art of the day. Approximately three weeks of winter term will be spent in London. IND-307.2 may be applied to the following majors and minors: the art major, the art history minor, the Engish major or minor, the history major or minor, and the British studies minor. Students who wish to apply more than three credits from IND-307.1 and IND-307.2 towards their majors must speak to course instructors by the end of the first week of IND 307.1 for further information.

IND-368 The Prison Experience 5 credits

Prerequisites: Permission

An opportunity to learn firsthand about prisons and prison life as students read prison-related texts in sociology and literature and as they write in response to what they read and what they see at local correctional institutions. Authors may include Michael Santos, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Michel Foucault, and Assata Shakur as well as a number of social science texts.