You will utilize this assignment to develop course sequencing and present how an interdisciplinary degree may prepare you to meet your personal and professionally goals.

You will define and outline a plan of study by identifying your chosen areas of study, graduate electives, and relevant coursework. Interdisciplinary background provided in this course will help you structure your degree more effectively as you complete this plan of study and statement of purpose. You will utilize this assignment to develop course sequencing and present how an interdisciplinary degree may prepare you to meet your personal and professionally goals.
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.
    aligns
    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: Faculty/Staff Member
    Answers: Friend/Student/Alumni
    Faculty/Staff Member
    LUO/Interdisciplinary Studies webpage
    Internet search engine
    Other
  • Question 4
  • You will need to declare two Areas of Study you would like to pursue for this program. You can find the list of approved areas on the Area of Study Guide found here. An Area of Study is an academic discipline and grouping of coursework offered through Liberty University. These Areas of Study, combined with graduate electives and INDS course courses, will total 31 credit hours. 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. If you have not yet declared your Areas of Study, please contact your LUO Academic Advisor or email INDSareas@liberty.edu with your student ID with your desired areas. Select “Agree” if you understand the need to declare two Areas of Study.
    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. psyc512, psyc516, 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