Academic Catalog

2020-2021 Edition

ISTU • Interdisciplinary Studies

ISTU 101 · Success in the University   3 Credits

This course lays a strong foundation for a successful transition to college by increasing critical thinking, curiosity, goal orientation, and motivation. It provides an orientation to Los Angeles Pacific University, the Moodle Online Learning System, digital library services, and other support services. Students are introduced to the idea of a Christian liberal arts education, a strengths-based approach to learning, and opportunities to develop practical skills and strategies for addressing the challenges of college.

Formerly: MO 101.

ISTU 490 · Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone I   3 Credits

This course is one of a two-course capstone experience for students in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program. In this class, students grapple with the development of their worldview in the context of a biblical perspective, and relate it to the specific concentrations they have studied. Students articulate their own worldview, apply an ethical decision making model based on their worldview, and address a professional or social issue.

ISTU 495 · Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone II   3 Credits

This course is one of a two-course capstone experience for students in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program. In this class, students draw from their accumulated education and professional experience to create a solution or improve a process for a situation in their workplace, ministry, or interest area, integrating insights from both of their emphases.