Integrated course or “learning community,” usually for 10 or more credits. Each Interdisciplinary Studies course features a theme that forms a common thread across disciplines.
Students learn by taking part in group activities. Field trips are included in some courses. These programs emphasize the process of learning as well as content. The student-centered, discussion-oriented format encourages and supports different points of view and creates a social climate that promotes collaborative learning.
A Concentration in Sustainability at Bellevue College offers students an opportunity to contribute to solving real-world sustainability challenges while acquiring tangible skills for resume-building and earning an Associate in Arts and Science transfer degree. Students complete a pre-approved service learning project, a one-credit seminar course, and 20 credits from a list of courses with two from the Interconnected Systems category and two from the Change Agent category (a grade of C- or better in each course is required). The Sustainability Concentration is managed by a Coordinator (Sonya Doucette, email@example.com) affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Studies program and the Office of Sustainability. Interested students should contact the Coordinator for advising and paperwork.