Division of Cross-Disciplinary Studies
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Welcome! The Division of Cross-Disciplinary Studies offers more than a typical degree-completion program or multidisciplinary degree; programs of study are framed within a liberal arts context. This combines lifelong learning and intellectual flexibility with professional preparation and career skills. Students have opportunities to apply what they’ve learned in an outside setting. The senior capstone project, which equips students with research and analytical skills, can be applied to an internship, service learning project, or independent study. More flexible and convenient than ever before, you have the option of traditional, off-campus, and online classes.
Summer and Fall 2020 Special Topics Courses and/or Electives
Summer 2020 Session II
An interdisciplinary look at what many people call luck. Explore serendipity with readings including from scientist Anastasios Tsonsis , and mathematician Joseph Mazur, a TedxTalk by strategist Lane Becker, and Jennifer Hill’s work on meaningful coincidence during bereavement.
CDST 4950-902, 903, 904
1 credit each (3 credits total)
Part One: DNA and Being Human
Part Two: Human and Dehumanization
Part Three: Theories and Thoughts About Humanity's Future
This course is designed to challenge students to deeply engage and understand the concept of resiliency. Specific topic areas are to be explored are: definition of resiliency, factors promoting/ deterring from a resilient mindset, motivators, and keys to developing resiliency.
Is Cross-Disciplinary Studies right for you?
A degree from the Division of Cross-Disciplinary Studies can open many doors for students. If you are looking for a diverse, personalized, and accessible degree program, our advisors can help you craft a degree specific to your areas of interest and career aspirations.
The ETSU Division of Cross-Disciplinary Studies offers four undergraduate degree programs. Click below to learn more about our degrees and how you can earn your bachelor’s degree.