ELE || Interdisciplinarity & Breadth of Learning

This ELE enables students to integrate learning across departmental and/or disciplinary boundaries.  Interdisciplinarity learning fosters innovation and flexibility of thinking and problem solving.  Examples include:  

  • Completing two majors, or a major and a minor in different disciplines
  • Completing the Sustainability Certificate
  • Enrolling in a significant course sequence (at least three courses) outside the area of one's major 

Reflection Question: This reflection consists of three parts: For the first paragraph, please summarize concisely what you did and the activity(ies) time commitment(s). Next, tell us about a specific time your thinking was flexible or your problem-solving was enhanced thanks to this interdisciplinary experience. What is the value of interdisciplinarity in addressing issues that matter? Finally, tie your experience back to your education: how has this experience shaped your learning?

Note: In order to maintain relevance and significance, your reflection should be submitted within one semester of the completion of the ELE.


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