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IDST-007  COLLOQUIUM

Becoming a successful college student. A fall semester orientation to college in general and Linfield in particular, conducted by a faculty advisor for his or her advisees with the help of a peer advisor. Focus on the transition from learning in high school to learning in college, health issues in the college environment, the resources of the Linfield community, the process of making sound academic and career choices. Must be attempted by all fall semester first-time students. Graded Pass/Fail with no retake permitted. 1 credit (EL)

IDST-010  LEARNING SKILLS

Enhancement of academic skills including listening, textbook reading, exam preparation, writing. Introduction to the psychology of learning through a blend of theory and practice. Discovering preferred learning styles and ways to access the mind's enormous capacity for storage and recall. 1 credit (EL)

IDST-012  EXPERIENTIAL LEADERSHIP SEM

Seminar for students involved in any type of leadership position. Focus on learning styles, reflection on leadership experiences. Training for more effective leadership through application of skills and theories presented in course. Offered through the Office of College Activities. 1 credit (EL)

IDST-031  INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: DEPARTURE & REENTRY

This is required of all who study at one of Linfield's semester-abroad sites. 1 credit (EL)

IDST-035  PERSPECTIVES ON JAPAN

Introduction to a wide range of perspectives on Japan through the arts and sciences, law, medicine, architecture, and engineering. For Linfield Semester Abroad students attending Kanto Gakuin University. 1 credit (EL)

IDST-050  CAREER EXPLORATION

A structured process for learning more about majors and careers. Development of personal career plans. Especially designed for students needing help in deciding on majors. Offered by the Office of Career Services. 2 credits (EL)

IDST-052  CAREER PLANNING & PREPARATION

The transition from campus to career success. Goal-setting, decision-making, and job hunt preparation (resume writing, interview techniques, and job hunt strategies). For senior students. Offered by the Office of Career Services. 2 credits (EL)

IDST-060  RESIDENT ADVISOR TRAINING

Skills and techniques required of residence hall staff members. Student personnel philosophy, student development theory, interpersonal skills evaluation. Offered by Student Services Residential Staff. 1 credit (EL)

IDST-061  LEADERSHIP AND GREEK LETTER ORGANIZATION

In-depth study of Greek letter organizations and surrounding issues. Historical perspectives, community service, risk management, leadership skills. Offered through the Office of the Greek Advisor. 1 credit (EL)

IDST-062  RESIDENT ADVISOR IN-SERVICE CLASS

For current residence life staff members only. Focus on pro-active leadership, community development, and use of campus resources in the residence halls. Issues faced by student staff members coordinating their own education with the needs of their residents. Offered through the Office of the Director of Housing. 1 credit (EL)

IDST-080  PERSONAL SUCCESS SKILLS

Development of practical life skills in areas of: a) stress management and reduction; b) assertive communication and interpersonal effectiveness; and c) self-esteem development and depression/anxiety prevention. 2 credits (EL)

IDST-090  GLOBAL ISSUES FORUM

Readings in contemporary global issues and events and weekly discussion in small seminar groups. Required of all International Studies minors. May be repeated. 1 credit (EL)

IDST-099  ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Self-assessment and development of strategies for succeeding in college-level academics. Topics include curricular planning, examination of skills, interests, and motivation, time management, and use of academic resources. Content covered through discussion, lecture, and activities. For reinstated and academic probation students only. 1 credit (EL)

IDST-210  OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES: GEOPHYSICAL

On-site practice of outdoor skills appropriate to the season and the terrain in Oregon's Cascade Mountains. May include climbing techniques, cross country and/or downhill skiing, map and compass use, shelter building, and food selection. Opportunities for study of geology, geophysical processes, and ecological balance. Focus on the development of self-confidence in coping with new problems and environments.
Prerequisites: passing a pre-course physical and meeting instructor's performance requirements;tMATH 105 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Offered during Summer and January Terms. 4 credits

IDST-211  AN OVERVIEW OF CAREERS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS

Overview of professions in the social and human services including social work, psychology and related fields. Professional roles and settings, educational, supervision and licensure requirements, ethical and legal standards, skill bases and typical career paths. A brief history of social services. Experiential in nature with guest speakers and field trips. 3 credits

IDST-270  TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICA: ARTS/ 18MANITIES

Field-based course taught in Latin America with a national and regional emphasis on art and humanities. Includes an emphasis on the pre-conquest, mestizo, indigenous, and contemporary arts and humanities, using field trips and relevant studio and written practices to assist students in exploring these issues. May include courses focusing in historical images of Mexican art, the study of folklore and mythology, local and regional literature, historical and regional music. May be repeated once for credit with different content. Taught in English. 4 credits (IS or VP or GP)

IDST-271  TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICA: ARTS/ HUMANITIES

Field-based course taught in Latin America with a national and regional emphasis on art and humanities. Includes an emphasis on the pre-conquest, mestizo, indigenous, and contemporary arts and humanities, using field trips and relevant studio and written practices to assist students in exploring these issues. May include courses focusing in historical images of Mexican art, the study of folklore and mythology, local and regional literature, historical and regional music. May be repeated once for credit with different content. Taught in Spanish. 4 credits (IS or VP or GP)

IDST-274  TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICA: SOCIETY/CULTURE

Field-based course taught in Latin America with a national and regional emphasis on social and cultural life. Includes an emphasis on the historical nature of current socio-cultural organization, with use of field trips to assist students in exploring these issues. May include courses in linguistics, cultural anthropology, sociology, economics and history. May be repeated once for credit with different content. Taught in English. 4 credits (IS or VP or GP)

IDST-275  TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICA: SOCIETY/CULTURE

Field-based course taught in Latin America with a national and regional emphasis on social and cultural life. Includes an emphasis on the historical nature of current socio-cultural organization, with use of field trips to assist students in exploring these issues. May include courses in linguistics, cultural anthropology, sociology, economics and history. May be repeated once for credit with different content. Taught in Spanish. 4 credits (IS or VP or GP)

IDST-280  PRACTICES IN COMMUNITY INTERACTION

Observation of and participation in communal as well as family traditional activities such as town festivities, family gatherings, religious celebrations, meal preparation. Acquisition of skills to interact with members of diverse ethnic communities. Required participation in the Oaxaca program. Applicable for Spanish minor or major. 2-3 credits

IDST-281  INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN SAN RAMON, COSTA RICA

For students studying abroad in Costa Rica. Offered fall. 2 credits

IDST-287  CAREER EXPLORATION INTERNSHIP

Internships specifically devoted to career exploration. Open to all students. Offered by the Office of Career Services.
Prerequisite: approval of the Office of Career Services. 2-5 credits (EL)

IDST-387  INTERDISCIPLINARY REGIONAL INTERNSHIP

Internship opportunities with regional organizations that provide an interdisciplinary focus for students. Interdisciplinary seminar integrates their experiences. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: approval of departmental internship supervisor. 2-5 credits (EL)
 

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