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Interdisciplinary Studies

Huron wants all of our students to be able to explore their unique interests in ways that nurture their individual gifts. By creating different avenues, beyond the standard curriculum, for students to extend their learning, we are better preparing to apply their knowledge in active and transformative ways within their local and global communities.

To fulfill our mission of Developing Leaders with Heart, our university offers a number of courses that are administered outside the departmental and program structure and that contribute to students' general foundational knowledge and skills and/or to several programs at once.
 

 

Alumni

We are immensely proud of our alumni. As much as we try to provide the best-possible learning environments for Liberal Arts students, we are continuously blown away by what our graduates go on to accomplish. Our students are creating and contributing to an impressive legacy of achievement, and we hope some of this success can be attributed to our university's dedication to providing learning platforms that put people's individual needs first and continuously challenge them to ask difficult questions, think differently and develop compassion for people and circumstances far beyond our classrooms.

Learn about some of the Huron alumni who are leading lives (companies, communities and people) beyond our wildest imaginations.

Professors

Some of the most endearing aspects of the Huron community are its prioritization of collaboration, mutual understanding and respect. Not only do our staff and faculty extend their heads and hearts to our students, but professors also treat one another with the highest regard for who they are as academics - and more importantly, people. Their willingness to share in one another's lives and work breeds creative solutions and also creates amazing opportunities for our students. As professors come together to blend their courses and community initiatives for the benefit of our Leaders with Heart, students gain access to unprecedented avenues for learning.

Meet the professors who are putting their heads together to make your university experience even better.

  • My main task as a Liberal Arts professor is to help students build the tools they need to go out into the world as principled and thoughtful people. It all comes down to whether or not they have the critical thinking skills to question not only the world around them, but also to question themselves ...
    Jennifer Mustapha, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Political Science
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  • My goal as a professor is to accompany students as they transition from directed learning environments cultivated in secondary school to the undirected learning environments they will meet in the future
    Thomas Peace, PhD
    Assistant Professor, History
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  • I approach teaching as the cultivation of events in which we may confront the responsibilities we have as knowers, embrace the value of dis- and re-orientations in our learning, and become highly skilled in ethical scholarly practices
    Mark F. N. Franke, PhD
    Director & Associate Professor, Centre for Global Studies
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  • My goal when I teach is to transform how my students think. In particular, I want students to recognize the importance of historical context to understanding the contemporary world
    Geoff Read, PhD
    Vice-President, Academic, and Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Science
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Interdisciplinary department

Tenure Faculty

  • Dr. Neil Bradford, Chair of Political Science Department/Global Leadership & Ethics 519.438.7224 ext. 333, Rm A300
  • Dr. Marina Palaisti, Mathematics, Assistant Professor, 519.438.7224, ext. 277 Rm A211
  • Jeremy Greenway, Lecturer, 519.438.7224 ext.277, Rm V125

Program sessional or per course professors

Professors Emeriti

Interdisciplinary Course Offerings

Our Interdisciplinary Studies course offerings typically flux, each year, to meet the changing demands of our students, shifting political, social and cultural landscapes, as well as to best ensure Huron students are being well-prepared to flourish personally and professionally upon graduation. Below, we outline some of the current and past course offerings that consist of vibrant collaborations across departments.

Seriously consider incorporating one of these highly-engaging course offerings into your schedule, so you don't miss the opportunity to engage with learning materials in different and innovative ways to make even more of your learning experience at Canada's best Liberal Arts university.

2019-2020 Courses
Course Section Instructor Course Outline

ENVI SCI 1021F Environmental Science

550

Sass

Course Outline

ENVI SCI 1021G Environmental Science 550 Hollingshead/ Sass Course Outline

 

HIST SCI 2200E Scientific Thought

 

550 Doyle Course Outline

IDIS 1101F Approaches to Research

550 Tsang Course Outline
IDIS1102G Building a Research Project 550 Tsang Course Outline
IDIS 1103F Pursuit of Happiness 550 Hope Course Outline
       

MATH 0110A  Introductory Calculus

550 Mollahajiaghaei Course Outline

MATH 1225B Methods of Calculus

550

Palaisti

Course Outline 

MATH 1225B Methods of Calculus 551 Mollahajiaghaei Course Outline

MATH 1228A Methods of Finite Mathematics

550

Palaisti

Course Outline

MATH 1228B Methods of Finite Mathematics 550 Palaisti Course Outline

MATH 1229A Methods of Matrix Algebra

550/551

Palaisti

Course Outline

MATH 1229A Methods of Matrix Algebra

552 Rastegari Koopaei Course Outline

MATH 1229B Methods of Matrix Algebra

550 Rastegari Koopaei Course Outline

 

SOC 1020 Introduction to Sociology

 

550

 

Balandin

 

Course Outline

 

SPE 2001 Forms of Oral Discourse

550

Donaldson

Course Outline 

SPE 2001 Forms of Oral Discourse 551 Donaldson Course Outline
       

WRI 0011F Intro to Basic Academic Writing

550

Greenway

Course Outline

WRI 0011F Intro to Basic Academic Writing 551 Greenway Course Outline
WRI 0011F Intro to Basic Academic Writing 552 Nesbitt-Larking Course Outline
WRI 0011F Intro to Basic Academic Writing 553 Nesbitt-Larking Course Outline
WRI 0011G Intro to Basic Academic Writing 550 Nesbitt-Larking Course Outline

WRI 1021G Basic Academic Writing

550

Greenway

Course Outline

WRI 1021G Basic Academic Writing 551 Greenway Course Outline
WRI 1021G Basic Academic Writing 552 Nesbitt-Larking Course Outline

WRI 1025F Critical Reading and Writing

550

Sonik

Course Outline

WRI 1025F Critical Reading and Writing 551 Greenway Course Outline
WRI 1025G Critical Reading and Writing 550 Sonik Course Outline
WRI 1025G Critical Reading and Writing 551 Sonik Course Outline

WRI 2101G Expository Writing

550

Greenway

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2018-2019 Courses
Course Instructor Course Outline

ENVI SCI 1021F/G Environmental Science

Sass/Hollingshead

Fall outline/Winter outline

HIST SCI 2200E History of Science
 

IDIS1102G Building a Research Project

 

Doyle

Tsang

 

 

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MATH 0110A Introductory Calculus

Mollahajiaghaei

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MATH 1225B Methods of Calculus

Mollahajiaghaei/Palaisti

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MATH 1228B Methods of Finite Mathematics

Rastegari Koopaei

View course outline

MATH 1229A Methods of Matrix Algebra

Rastegari Koopaei/ Mollahajiaghaei

View course outline

SOC 1020 Introduction to Sociology

Balandin

View course outline

SPE 2001 Forms of Oral Discourse

Donaldson

550 course outline/ 551 course outline

WRI 0011F Intro to Basic Academic Writing...

Flanagan/Nesbitt-Larking

550 outline/ 551 outline/ 552 outline

WRI 1021G Basic Academic Writing

Flanagan

550 outline/ 551 outline/ 552 outline

WRI 1025F/G Critical Reading and Writing

Sonik

Fall outline/ Winter 550/ Winter 551

WRI 2101G Expository Writing

Flanagan

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2017-2018 Courses
Course Instructor Course Outline

ENSC 1021G Environmental Issues

Hollingshead

Course Outline

HISTSCI 2200E History of Scientific Thought

Doyle

Course Outline

MATH 0110A Introductory Calculus

Mohsen

Course Outline

MATH 0110B Introductory Calculus

Mohsen

Course Outline

MATH 1225B Methods of Calculus (Sec. 550)

Mohsen

Course Outline

MATH 1225B Methods of Calculus (Sec. 551)

Palaisti

Course Outline

MATH 1228B Methods of Finite Mathematics

Rastegari Koopaei

Course Outline

MATH 1229A Methods of Matrix Algebra

Rastegari Koopaei/ Mohsen

Course Outline

SOC 1020 Introduction to Sociology

Balandin

Course Outline

SPE 2001 Forms of Oral Discourse

Donaldson

550 / 551

WRI 0011F Introduction to Basic Academic Writing in English for Multilingual Students

Flanagan

Course Outline    

WRI 1021G Basic Academic Writing

Flanagan

Course Outline

WRI 1025F/G Critical Reading and Writing

Sonik

Fall / Winter

WRI 2101G Expository Writing

Flanagan

Course Outline

Where can interdisciplinary study take you?

Huron is committed to delivering a university experience unlike any other. We do this by departing from narrowly-structured course offerings and combining traditional lectures with more interactive styles of teaching. By looking beyond-the-box for unique educational experiences, we empower our students to develop the skills necessary for adapting to new situations, people and ways of learning. This helps better prepare them for the modern career landscape, which is constantly changing and demanding new and evolving knowledge and skill sets from our young people.

Learn about the different careers our grads have succeeded within and imagine how creative, collaborative and challenging learning environments will position you for a rewarding career.

Where will a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies take you?
  • Journalist
  • Archaeologist
  • Political Scientist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Case Manager
  • Human Resources Professional
  • Research Assistant
  • Account Executive
  • Pharmacist Technician
  • Foriegn Ambassador
  • Publisher
  • Writer
  • Educator
  • Historian
  • Lawyer
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Sahana Mazumder, MES

Program Assistant, Faculty of Arts and Social Science
519.438.7224 ext. 277
smazumd2uwo.ca
A116

 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                  Monday - Friday

 

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