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Interdisciplinary Studies 

College of Liberal Arts

Expand your knowledge through a variety of offerings.

Your education doesn’t have to be defined by one discipline. Interdisciplinary studies allow you to explore areas of learning and research that bridge disciplinary specialties and let you connect and integrate knowledge across—and beyond—traditional fields of study.

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Film and Media Studies

Gain knowledge and tools to critically understand the historical, theoretical, aesthetic, cultural and institutional contexts of film, television, and other electronic and digital mass media.

International Studies

International studies is for students interested in developing a greater understanding of global histories and cultures, or studying the means used to promote and maintain normal relations of nations.

Medieval Studies

Medieval studies is interdisciplinary, drawing faculty from and providing coursework in areas of art history, English and linguistics, history, foreign languages, philosophy, and religious studies.
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Peace and Conflict Studies

Peace and conflict studies explores the sources, causes, and consequences of conflict, as well as the frontiers of nonviolent alternatives to conflict using empirical and normative approaches.


Philosophy emphasizes critical thinking and an awareness of the history of thought. A minor in philosophy demonstrates a dedication to problem-solving and critical evaluation.

Religious Studies

Religious studies provides students with a firm grounding in the academic study of religion through the informed investigation of religion in historical, social, cultural, and political contexts.

Women’s Studies

Women’s studies examines gender and its intersections with other categories of identity, including race and ethnicity, sexuality, class, nationality, and disability.