Begin by completing the 11 question Interdisciplinary Plan of Study Survey found in Module/Week 1. You will then complete a 2-page statement of purpose, or intellectual journey, detailing what brought you to the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program and what you hope to accomplish upon graduation. The purpose of this assignment is to allow you to assess your journey to becoming an interdisciplinarian. Your writing should be clear and concise. You will need to follow the formatting or style guide requirements associated with your Area of Study I.
Your paper should include the following 4 sections:
· Who are you? (i.e. upbringing, education, influential people, worldview, traits and skills, etc.)
· What led to your interest in a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies?
· Why you selected your areas of study and graduate electives?
· How you plan to use your interdisciplinary degree and skills in the future?
PLEASE FOLLOW DIRECTION AND REFER TO THE GRADING RUBRIC. MUST BE ORIGINAL AND IN APA. MY AREA OF STUDY IS INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES; EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY
Interdisciplinary Plan of Study Survey ANSWERS
Why are you interested in pursuing an Interdisciplinary Studies degree?Selected Answer:
I am interested in more than one discipline and want a degree that will allow me the flexibility to integrate these interests.Answers:
I am interested in more than one discipline and want a degree that will allow me the flexibility to integrate these interests.
I have taken a some graduate level courses and do not want to lose these credits. This degree allows me to maximize these credits through transfer coursework.
I am creating a degree that aligns with my future academic goals.
Other Question 2
What do you hope to gain from your Interdisciplinary Studies degree?Selected Answer:
A well-rounded degree.Answers:
A well-rounded degree.
A more efficient way to graduate.
A degree I find personally interesting.
A degree better suited for my professional goals.
Other Question 3
How did you hear about this Interdisciplinary Studies degree?Selected Answer:
LUO/Interdisciplinary Studies webpage
Internet search engine
Other Question 4 is an academic discipline and grouping of coursework offered through Liberty University. These Areas of Study, combined with graduate electives and INDS course courses, Certain Areas of Study fall within the same discipline due to the similarity of their coursework and literature. As outlined in the Area of Study Guide, these areas of study are grouped together under a single discipline header and cannot be paired together for this degree program. Students must select one Area of Study from two different disciplines. Selected Answer: Agree Answers: Agree Disagree Question 5
Please list the Area of Study 1 you would like to pursue. The list of approved Areas of Study are found here. If you are transferring in an area for Area of Study 1, please list your area as followed: “Transfer: (insert area here)”.Selected Answer: education Question 6
Please list the Area of Study 2 you would like to pursue. The list of approved Areas of Study are found here. If you are transferring in an area for Area of Study 2, please list your area as followed: “Transfer: (insert area here)”. Selected Answer: psychology Question 7
Graduate Electives allow students to select any two classes of interest, totaling 6 credit hours, from the Area of Study Guide. These classes do not need to fall within your selected Area of Study 1 or Area of Study 2. Any class listed on the Area of Study Guide may be selected to meet the Graduate Electives, permitted prerequisites are met when applicable. Please list the graduate electives by prefix and course number you plan to take as your answer (i.e. ENGL 600 and APOL 500) . Selected Answer:
educ500, educ600, educ602, and educ 642. psyc 512, psyc 516, and psyc525 Question 8
I understand that Interdisciplinary Studies does not prepare for licensure in any discipline or prepare me for any state/national examinations. I understand that it is my responsibility to research and/or seek additional resources if licensure and/or state examinations are necessary for my future goals. If you understand, please select “agree”.Selected Answer: Agree Answers: Agree Disagree Question 9
I understand that I must meet the prerequisite and/or department policies for any courses I select in an Area of Study or for a Graduate Elective. The Interdisciplinary Studies department will support the prerequisites and policies of other departments. If you understand, please select “agree”.Selected Answer: Agree Answers: Agree Disagree Question 10
I understand that due to the individualistic nature of this degree, there is no course sequence for my program. I am responsible for creating and planning my courses for graduation. While the Interdisciplinary Studies department and Academic Advisors are available to offer assistance, the responsibility for developing my specific course sequence is up to me. If you understand, please select “agree”. Selected Answer: Agree Answers: Agree Disagree Question 11
There are two core courses in the Interdisciplinary Studies, INDS 500 and INDS 600. You are currently enrolled in INDS 500 which must be completed within your first 9 hours of acceptance into the program. INDS 600 ( Interdisciplinary Research) must be taking within the last 9 hours of the program. Students cannot register for this class on their own and must call their Academic Advisor to be enrolled. An Advisor Permissions Hold is assigned to this class to ensure it is taken at the end of the program. It is recommended that students take this course as their last class to ensure they have proper knowledge of their two areas of study. If you understand, please select answer “agree”. Selected Answer: Agree Answers: Agree Disagree
Interdisciplinary Plan of Study Grading Rubric
Levels of Achievement
Organization 20 to 25 points
Information is very organized with well-constructed paragraphs. 15 to 19 points
Information is organized, but paragraphs are not well-constructed. 0 to 14 points
The information appears to be disorganized.
Content 20 to 25 points
All topics are thoroughly addressed and/or all questions are answered. 15 to 19 points
All or most topics are generally, but not comprehensively addressed and all or most questions were answered.
0 to 14 points Topics and/or questions were not addressed satisfactorily.
Mechanics 15 to 20 points
Minimal or no grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors. Formatted according to Area of Study I style guide. 10 to 14 points
A few formatting, style, grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. 0 to 10 points
Many formatting, style, grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.
Survey Completed 5 points
All 11 survey questions answered. 1 to 4 points
1-10 survey questions answered. 0 points
0 survey questions answered.