News Alert! General Studies is now Interdisciplinary Studies. 


Transfer Up to 75 Community College Credits 

The Interdisciplinary Studies Program is pleased to announce that as of Fall 2022, students transferring to any University of Arizona location to pursue a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree can apply up to 75 units from a community college to their degree plan. This signals a shift from the previous limit of 64 community college credits that could be applied to this bachelor’s degree. There will be no alteration regarding the regulations and practices in evaluating the transferability of credits to the University. This credit limit amendment allows more transferrable credits to be applied directly in pursuit of the bachelor’s degree. The College of Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies Program sought this increase to help fulfill the land-grant mission of the University of Arizona by providing an opportunity for a diverse segment of our student population, including many who transfer from Arizona community colleges, to complete their college degree in a timely manner. 

If you have questions about the application of transfer credits to your BIS degree plan, please reach out to your academic advisor. 

Graduate with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Arizona without ever leaving the Valley.

Maricopa County Community College District and the University of Arizona have teamed up to establish an exciting option in higher learning in the Phoenix area.


 Degree Overview and Theme Options

Your associate degree plus 60 additional units of Interdisciplinary Studies coursework earns you a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree from the University of Arizona. The Interdisciplinary Studies degree was created in 2010 by a committee of faculty members from across the University of Arizona. They designed the degree as a broad, interdisciplinary course of study rather than a traditional major. The degree provides students with a flexible yet structured program covering a broad range of interests and disciplines. This popular degree program is now available in Maricopa County as well!

The IDS program offers courses in five different degree plans:

  1. Arts, Media, and Entertainment
  2. Economy and Industry
  3. Global and Intercultural Understanding
  4. Social Behavior and Human Understanding
  5. Science, Technology, Health, and Society

You will support your studies in the degree path of your choice by taking courses in 3 different concentrations, with 9 units required in each. The majority of your courses are in the degree plan that you choose, with 36 units required. These four themed options deliver courses from disciplines across the social sciences and humanities. While focusing on one of the themes, you will develop skills in oral and written communication, critical analysis and research, and learn to think about and solve 3 problems using multiple theories and methods—obtaining a truly multidisciplinary education. You can also chose Studies of the U.S. and the American Experience as a theme for one of your concentrations.

The UArizona degree completion program also encourages you to get real world experience in your chosen area and participate in an internship. Studies have demonstrated the importance of internships in post-graduation employment success. The National Association of Colleges and Employers found that “65% of paid interns in the class of 2012 had at least one job offer when they graduated. Of those who did no internship only about 40% had an offer.” And the 2012 Maguire Associates survey concluded that “More important than where they went to college, the major they pursued, and even their grade point average, an internship is the single more important credential for college graduates.” The 2014 Maguire Survey reaffirmed the importance of internships, but also found that employers emphasize communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills – the key assets of a liberal arts education.

Our IDS program graduates have found employment in diverse fields such as: 

  • Advertising
  • Sales
  • Government
  • Media
  • Entertainment
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Law enforcement
  • Health Care

Other IDS graduates have gone onto to pursue graduate degrees in areas such as:

  • media arts
  • nursing
  • museum studies
  • social sciences, such as anthropology or political science
  • humanities, such as philosophy
  • law school
  • social work
  • medical school

Once you have been admitted as a Wildcat, you will work with advisors in the College of Humanities at UA to chart your path to success.


Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fee Rates for Spring 2022

Units Tuition Mandatory Fees TOTAL
1 unit $300 $38.50 $338.50
2 units $600 $50.50 $650.50
3 units $900 $62.50 $962.50
4 units $1,200 $74.50 $1,274.50
5 units $1,500 $86.50 $1,586.50
6 units $1,800 $98.50 $1,898.50
7 units $2,100 $137.00 $2,237.00
8 units $2,400 $137.00 $2,537.00
9 units $2,700 $137.00 $2,837.00

Bursar's office Fees Calculator

NOTE: This is tuition structure for the UArizona Near You Network organized to decrease the costs of attendance overall for part-time and full-time students in the IDS degree program.  These rates are for students enrolled in a distance campus program Spring 2022. Tuition at Chandler is residency-blind.

NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, there is no tuition cap for per unit programs. To calculate the cost for additional units beyond this rate table, add the cost per unit (1 unit of TUITION) to the TOTAL for each additional unit.

All amounts shown in the Tuition Rates or in other University publications or web pages represent tuition and fees as currently approved. However, The University of Arizona reserves the right to increase or modify tuition and fees without prior notice, upon approval by the Arizona Board of Regents or as otherwise consistent with Board policy and to make such modifications applicable to students enrolled at UArizona at that time as well as to incoming students. In addition, all tuition amounts and fees are subject to change at any time for correction of errors. Finally, please note that fee amounts billed for any period may be adjusted at a future date. 


UA Bridge

We strongly encourage students to join UA Bridge at least one semester before they apply to the University of Arizona.

The UA Bridge program is a partnership between several community colleges and the University of Arizona that provides a path to pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona, including UArizona Chandler. It provides a $2,000 renewable scholarship to eligible students for two consecutive years. Students must have 2.5 GPA cumulative GPA and have at least 36 transfer credits and no more than 80 at time of application to be eligible. There is no cost for joining UA Bridge, so if you are even considering applying to the University of Arizona and one of its campuses, consider signing up for the Bridge program.


East Valley Cats Phoenix Alumni Scholarship

The Phoenix UA Alumni club, East Valley Cats, has generously set up a new scholarship for incoming Distance students. One $2000 scholarship will be awarded based on merit. This scholarship is made possible through the donations of The University of Arizona alumni and the specific support of Jim Patterson, a UA alum and professor at Paradise Valley Community College. This scholarship can be held in addition to other UA institutional merit aid.

Applications for students entering UA in Fall 2022 are due by April 6, 2022. You must be an admitted student to submit an application through Scholarship Universe.

Please contact the Director of IDS in the Near You Network for any questions regarding the scholarship. Make sure to select the East Valley Cats scholarship.


Scholarship Universe

Once admitted, students will also have access to Scholarship Universe. This is an extensive database of scholarships of university and third-party scholarship opportunities for students. This system helps you search for and apply to open scholarships for which you are eligible. 


Phi Theta Kappa Award

Additionally, students at Chandler are eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa Award.  This competitive, consideration-based scholarship for top community college transfer students with a minimum 3.5 recalculated cumulative college GPA, have completed at least 36 units, and are members in good standing with Phi Theta Kappa for at least one year at the time of your UA application. The award is $5,000 per academic year for AZ residents.

Transfer Student Scholarships

The University of Arizona offers annual scholarships in variable amounts to transfer students from community colleges who demonstrate exceptional academic performance. The Transfer Tuition Award is $2,500-3,000 per academic year for AZ residents.  Students must have a minimum of 3.0 recalculated cumulative college GPA for Arizona residents or 3.5 for non-residents and no more than 80 credit hours to qualify for consideration. You do not need to file a separate scholarship application. All students who submit a complete application for admission to the University of Arizona North Valley will be included in the scholarship pool. The selected students will receive a letter of award. It is recommended that students apply by March 1st.

Fall 2022 Enrollment Options  

To read descriptions of the courses, look in the general catalog:

  • Regular session: 8/22/22--12/07/2022
    • Final Examinations: 12/9-12/15/2022
  • 7 week 1 session:  8/22/22--10/12/2022
  • 7 week 2 session: 10/13/22--12/07/2022 

Distance IDS synchronous courses: Students' class schedules must include courses from this category. The proportion depends on the total number of credits taken during the semester.

IDS 396A Introduction to Interdisciplinary Methods (SBHU/STHS)

Instructor: Victoria Meyer

Hybrid Wednesday 4-5:30 pm                                                     

Chandler, Rm TBD


HUMS 374 Pop Music and the Counter-Culture (AMENT/SAE)

Instructor: Scott Zimmer

In-person Tuesday/Thursday: 12:30-1:45 pm                        

PVCC, Rm. K-109


HIST 495K Histories from Madness to Mental Illness (SBHU/GIU)

Instructor: Victoria Meyer

In-person Tuesday/Thursday 2:30-3:45 pm                                              

Chandler, Rm TBD


HUMS 496 Technology and Social Progress (ECI/STHS)

Instructor: Seth Rachlin

In-person Tuesday/Thursday 4:15-5:30 pm                                                      

Chandler, Rm TBD


EAS 333 Buddhist Meditation Traditions (SBHU/GIU)

Instructor: James Baskind

Live Online Monday 3:30-6 pm


CHN 460 US-China Relations and the Modern World (ECI/GIU)

Instructor: Andres Onate

Live Online Monday 3:30-6 pm


Fully Online (asynchronous iCourses)    


ANTH 450 Social Inequality (SBHU/ECI)               

Instructor: Jennifer Lee

Regular Semester


CHS 303 Health and Society (STHS/SBHU)

Instructor: Jennifer Brailsford

7 week 2    


COMM 301 Survey of Mass Communication (SBHU)

Instructor: Matthew Lapierre, Michael Farzinpour

7 week 1


GAME 308 Diversity and Bias in Games (ECI/SBHU)

Instructor: Michael Jenkins

7 week 2


LAS 312 US-Latin America Relations: Trade, Security, and Power (GIU/ECI)

Instructor: Susan Brewer-Osorio

7 week 1


PAH 220 Collaboration: A Humanities Perspective (ECI/SBHU)

Instructor: Renee Reynolds

7 week 1 


PHIL 323 Environmental Ethics (STHS/SBHU)                                                  

Instructor: Hoi Yee Chan

Regular semester


SOC 302 Sports and Society (AMENT/SBHU)

Instructor: Derek Martin

7 week 2


SOC 448 Sociology of the Body (STHS/SBHU)                                            

Instructor: Mariana Manriquez

Regular Semester




Past Courses

Spring 2022 Courses

FA 395 Arts and Social Change (AMENT/SBHU)
Instructor: Elaine Kessler
Wednesday 3-5:45pm

HIST 311 History of Epidemics (STHS/SBHU)
Instructor: Victoria Meyer
Monday/Wednesday 1-2:15pm

HIST 495K Women in Revolt: Women and Gender in Modern Revolutions (SBHU/GIU)
Instructor: Victoria Meyer
Tuesday/Thursday 2-3:15pm

HUMS 396 Global Development and Inequality (ECI/GIU)
Instructor: Eyal Bar
Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:45pm

Fully Online/iCourses

ANTH 353 The Anthropology of Food (SBHU/STHS)
Instructor: Megan Carney
Regular Semester icourse

ANTV 364 Natural History of Our Closest Relative (STHS/SBHU)
Instructor: Allison Hays
7 week 2 icourse

ARH 325 History of Modern Architecture (STHS/SBHU)
Instructor: Larry Busbea
Regular semester icourse

IDS 498 Capstone
7 week 1 and 7 week 2 icourse

CHN 305 Global Kung Fu Cinema (AMENT/GIU)
Instructor: Dian Li
7 week 2 icourse

ESOC 301 Qualitative Internet Research (STHS/SBHU)
Instructor: Diana Daly
Regular Semester icourse

ESOC 317 Digital Crime and Social Media (ECI/STHS)
Instructor: Volodymyr Lysenko
7 week 2 icourse

ESOC 330 Digital Dilemmas: Privacy, Property, and Access (STHS/SBHU)
Instructor: Harrison Apple
7 week 1 icourse

ENGL 307 Business Writing (ECI)
Regular Semester icourse

FITS 300 The Business of Beauty (ECI/SBHU)
Instructor: Elif Kavakci
Regular Semester icourse

ITAL 330A Resisting Fascism (GIU/SBHU)
Instructor: Giuseppe Cavatorta
7 week 2 icourse

GAME 310 eSport Industries (ECI/STHS)
Instructor: Kristin Strange
Regular semester icourse

GLO 403 Media and Global Terrorism (AMENT/GIU)
Instructor: Margaret Zanger
7 week 2 icourse

GLO 455 Media and Human Rights (STHS/SBHU)
Instructor: Margaret Zanger
7 week 1 icourse

RSSS 280 Sports and Empire: Sport in Soviet and Post-Soviet Eastern European Society (GIU/SBHU)
Instructor: Benjamin Jens
Regular Semester icourse

Fall 2021 Courses

HUMS 395 Introduction to Multi-Disciplinary Studies (Formerly SBS 395A)  (SBHU/STHS)  
Instructor: Victoria Meyer 
Monday/Wednesday 2:30-3:45pm 
Room: K-109

HUMS 396 The Business of Entertainment (ECI/AMENT)   
Instructor: Elaine Kessler
Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-2:15pm 
Room: K-109

MUS 334 Music in World Cultures (AMENT/GIU) 
Instructor: Joshua Bennett 
Monday/Wednesday 1:00-2:15pm 
Room: K-109

POL 326 American Political Thought (SBHU/SAE)  
Instructor: Eyal Bar 
Monday/Wednesday 4:30-5:45pm 
Room: K-109

HIST 349 History of Crime in America, 1607-present (SBHU/SAE)        
Instructor: Victoria Meyer
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00am-12:15pm
Room: K-109

Live Online Courses:  

MAS 317 Latin American Immigration and the Re-Making of the U.S. (SBHU/SAE) 
Instructor: Anna Oleary 
Tuesday/Thursday 4:00-5:15pm Live Online 

PAH 200 Intro to Applied Humanities. (SBHU) 
Instructor: Suzanne Panferov Reese 
Tuesday/Thursday 8:00-9:15am Live Online

PHIL 324 Law and Morality (SBHU) 
Instructor: Steven Wall
Monday/Wednesday 3:00-4:15pm Live Online 

Fully Online/iCourses  

AFAS 376 Global Soccer (GIU/SBHU) 
Instructor: Yuxuf Abana 
7 week 1 

AFAS 475 USA and South Africa (SBHU/GIU) 
Instructor: Praise Zenega 
7 week 2 

ANTH 438A Women’s Health in Global Perspective (STHS/GIU) 
Instructor: Staff
Regular semester/iCourse

BGS 498 Capstone
7 week 1 and 7 week 2 iCourse 

DNC 400 Dance and Culture (AMENT/GIU) 
Instructor: Christopher Compton  
7 week 1 

FTV 352 Looking at Movies: Film Styles and Genres (AMENT) 
Instructor:  David Mulcahy 
7 week 1 

GAME 310 Gamification in Society (AMENT/SBHU) 
Instructor: Kristin Strange  
Regular semester/ icourse 

ISTA 230 Intro to Web Design and Development (STHS or AMENT) 
Instructor: Ryan Rucker  
Regular semester 

KOR 352 Class, Gender, and Family in Korea  (SBHU/GIU) 
Instructor: Sunyoung Yang     
7 week 2 

RELI 302 Ellis Island, 9/11, and Border Walls: Religion and Immigration in the U.S. (SBHU/SAE) 
Instructor: Daisy Vargas 
7 week 2 

SOC 342 Criminology  (SBHU) 
Instructor: Staff
Regular semester

Summer 2021 Courses

All courses are fully online, asynchronous classes. To read descriptions of the courses, look in the general catalog:
AFAS 377 Digital Africana Studies: The Harlem Renaissance (SBHU/SAE & Tier 2 HUMS) 
Instructor: Bryan Carter 

CHN 245 Chinese Popular Culture (GIU/SBHU & Tier 2 HUMS) 
Instructor: Xiaofie Ma  

5 WEEK 1: 
ART 358 Creative Strategies in Visual Design (AMENT)
Instructor: Lisa Watanabe 

CLAS 240 Ancient Athletics (SBHU/STHS) 
Instructor: Robert Stephan 

RELI 304 The Question of God. (SBHU & Tier 2 HUMS) 
Instructor: Alex Nava 

RCSC 204 Consumers, Fashion, and the Economy (SBHU/ECI) 
Instructor: Laurie Sheldon 

5 WEEK 2: 
AFAS 304A Social Construction of Race: Whiteness (SBHU/SAE) 
Instructor: Jennifer Donahue 

MUS 337 Survey of Mexican Folk Music (AMENT/GIU) 
Instructor: Jose Luis Puerta 

PHIL 345 Philosophy and Psychiatry (STHS) 
Instructor: Staff 

Spring 2021 Courses

AFAS 303 Black Womanist Writers (GIU/SBHU)
AIS 220 Contemporary American Indian Issues (SAE/GIU)
ANTH 306 Latin American Health in the Time of Pandemics: Cultures of Injury, Care, and Global Connection 
ARH 329 Art History of Cinema (AMENT/SAE)
BGS 498 Capstone
EAS 305 Buddhism and Healing 
ESOC 300 Digital Storytelling and Culture (AMENT/SBHU)
FA 302 Education and Outreach in Arts Organizations (ECI/AMENT)
GPSV 388 Immigration and Refugee Policy (SBHU/GIU)
HIST 321A Britain 1700-1914: Industry and Empire (ECI/SBHU)
ISTA 301 Computer and the Arts (AMENT/STHS)
LAS 312 US-Latin America: Trade, Security, and Power (SBHU/ECI)
PAH 350 Health Humanities: Intercultural Perspectives (STHS/GIU)
RELI  381 African/Indigenous Religions (SBHU/GIU)
RSSS 304 A History of Soviet and Post-Soviet Film (AMENT/GIU)
RSSS 306 Russian Rap: Love and Sex to Propaganda and Protest (AMENT/SBHU)

Fall 2020 Courses

AFAS 305 The Birth of Cool (SAE/AMENT)
The concept of "cool" in regards to music, fashion, and social  status grew popular fifties and sixties. Evidence of hipster slang is documented in Cab Calloways's "Hepster's Dictionary" in 1938. It is, according to linguistic anthropologist Robert L. Moore, the most popular slang term of approval in English. "Cool" more than a word. This course investigates the idea of "cool" in America and its musical relationship to urban culture through various genres of African-­American music. The rise to prominence of "cool" will be analyzed through and investigation of the music of Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, West Coast jazz, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Iggy Pop, The Ramones, Sugar Hill Gang, and Grandmaster Flash along with their music's effect on social mores, fashion, film, and literature.
Instructor: Scott Zimmer
Regular Session


AFAS 342 Writers, Women and the Gods – Tier 2 HUMS (AMENT/SBHU)
In order to conceptualize the way gender and ethnicity has shaped women's lives in the public and private domain students will "hear" the voices of African American women in ethnography, history and literature as we discuss the Africana concepts of life, health, beauty and family. The experiences of these women, as expressed in literature have become "formidable" presences in African American culture and history. The self-expression and self-definition, expressed by African American women's voices have generated social and political changes in American history that have also impacted the dominant Euro-American culture of American society.
Session: 7 week 1
Instructor: Yuxuf Abana
Fully Online


ARC 303 Investigating the Exhibition – Tier 2 HUMS (AMENT)
This course will examine contemporary exhibitions in the Americas and Europe with the intention of sensitizing the student to the connections between art, design and architecture.
Session: Regular
Instructor:  Ashley Simone
Fully Online


ATMO 336 Weather, Climate, and Society – Tier 2 NATS (SBHU/STHS)
The course examines basic weather phenomena, climate and climate change, and the associated effects on individuals and societies in the past and present. The possibility and effects of human-caused changes in the climate system are also discussed.
Session: Regular
Instructor: Dale Ward
Fully Online 


CLAS 310 Rome in Film: The City as Text (AMENT)
A grand tour of Rome in film, beginning with the epic themes of ancient history-the Caesars, Cleopatra, and Mark Anthony-through the modern period . Films in their thematic, stylistic, and narrative range invite students to explore both Rome's unique status in the west as well as Rome's place in the national Italian consciousness
Session: 7 Week 2
Instructor: Cynthia White
Fully online


FCSC 302 Family and Consumer Personal Finance  Tier 2 INDV (ECI)
A study of personal and family financial issues that affect people's quality of life; an analysis of personal financial information resources, the concept of the time-value of money, and discussion of personal financial issues concerning the economic environment, financial statements, college planning, career planning, tax, credit, housing, insurance, retirement planning, and investment.
Session: Regular
Instructor: Richard Serlin
Fully Online


HIST 478A The Global Sixties (SBHU/GIU)
This course addresses the larger chronological and spatial framework around the year 1968.  We explore the evolution of political ideas from decolonization to urban renewal, from labor to civil rights.  We look at the formation of new categories, new political subjects like student organizations, gender and ethnic-based groups.  We follow the effects that the political upheaval of the 1960s had on intellectuals and on political theories.  Finally, we investigate the exhaustion and consumption of this global political event in memory and popular culture. The course also questions whether there is a global historical sense to "the sixties."  What links these events besides the fact that they are happening in the same decade?
Instructor: Victoria Meyer


ISTA 230: Introduction to Web Design and Development (STHS)
An introduction to web design and development, with an emphasis on client-side technologies. Topics include HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript, and web design best practices.
Session:  7 week 1
Instructor: Ryan Rucker
Fully Online


PAH 320 Working: The Rewards and Costs of Employment (SBHU/ECI) This course is about work and what it does for people and to people. It examines the physical, psychological, and philosophical costs and challenges of employment and how they affect people's lives. Students will examine the overall impact of labor on the psyche and character of the worker, considering the key question, "What does the work do to the worker"?
Instructor: Donna Anderson
Live Online


POL 323 Modern Political Theory (SBHU/GIU) Western political theory
Instructor: Eyal Bar
Live Online


SBS 395A Introduction to Multi-disciplinary Methods: Medical Humanities (SBHU/STHS)
Instructor: Victoria Meyer

Summer 2020 Courses

ANTH 303: Gender and Language  (SBHU)
Description: Gender differences in language use among adults and children and their socio-cultural bases.
Session: 5 week 2
Instructor: Staff
Fully Online

ANTH 347: Native Peoples of the Southwest (SBHU/SAE)
Description: Explores societies and cultures of Native peoples of the US Southwest and Northern Mexico from European contact to present. Examines impact of Spain, Mexico, and the United States on these Native peoples. Discusses major contemporary issues facing Native peoples in the area.
Session: 5 week 1
Instructor: Staff
Fully Online

ANTH/GWS 438A: Women's Health in Global Perspective (STHS/SBHU/GIU)
Description: Biocultural perspective on health issues/risks women face around the world using a life cycle approach beginning with the birth of girl babies through the aging process.
Session: 5 week 1
Instructor: Staff
Fully Online

ARC 304 Visual Literacy: Communication in Photography, Graphics, Art, and Architecture      Tier 2 ARTS     (AMENT)
Description: Using historical, theoretical, and contemporary material this course will examine still and moving photography, graphics, and art as critical tools of formal and conceptual communication
Session: 5 week 2
Instructor: Ashley Simone
Fully Online

JUS 332: The Holocaust: Witnesses and Representations (SBHU/AMENT)
Description: This course is an exploration of the Holocaust (Shoah) through the experiences, roles and responses of Jewish individuals as represented through various media and genre including diary, testimony (oral), memoir, monument, poetry, photography, graphic novel, personal letters and film.
Session: Pre-session
Instructor: Deborah Kaye
Fully Online

LAS 354: Drugs and Violence in Mexico (SBHU/GIU)
Description: The course will focus on the specific characteristics of the current conflict by learning about President Felipe Calderón’s approach to combating organized crime, the involvement of the ATF and DEA in Mexico, and the important Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs), such as the Sinaloa Cartel, Los Zetas, The Gulf Cartel and their leaders Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, “El Lazca”, Osiel Cardenas, Miguel Felix Gallardo, the Beltran Leyva brothers to name a few. We will also discuss the Peace Movement in Mexico and the work that is being done to change the course of the conflict. As the semester advances, we will discuss more broadly the social issues imbedded in this conflict and provide opportunities for students to arrive at complex understandings of the role of drugs and violence in contemporary society.
Session: 5 week 2
Instructor: Clea Conlin
Fully Online

NSC 101 Introduction to Human Nutrition     (STHS)
Description: Current concepts and controversies in human nutrition. Carbohydrate, protein, lipids, vitamins and minerals in nutrition; and the relation of nutrition to health throughout the life cycle.
Session: 5 week 1
Instructor: Jennifer Ravia
Fully Online

PAH 372 Intercultural Competence: Culture, Identity, Adaptation, and Intercultural Relations. Tier 2 INDV (SBHU/GIU)
Description: This course provides students with an in depth discussion of the key concepts and factors that have led to the development of the field of intercultural competence and provides students with extensive background and reading so as to take a critical perspective on intercultural competence and its future for them in a globalized world.
Session: 5 week 2
Instructor: Renee Reynolds
Fully Online

RELI 336 Spirituality, Psychology, and the Mind (SBHU/STHS)
Description: This course is a survey of psychological theory and research investigating religious beliefs, experiences, and practices.
Session: 5 week 2
Instructor: Hester Oberman
Fully Online

Spring 2020 Courses

AFAS 439 Blacks in Hollywood  (SAE/AMENT)
This introductory course focuses on the impact the subjective concept of race has had in African American cinematic representations, and how images work in controlling and policing thought and constructing sexuality.  This course serves as an introduction to basic race theory.
Instructor: Tani Sanchez
Fully Online -- 7 week 2

CHS 437 Health of Indigenous Populations  (SBHU/GIU/STHS)
This course introduces students to health issues facing Indigenous populations. The course itself is divided into four units. Unit 1 is a general review of the definition, conceptualization, and everyday experience of Indigeneity. It provides an overview of colonization with an emphasis on its ongoing impact on health care and health research with Indigenous populations. Unit 2 discusses what health might mean from an Indigenous perspective. Unit 3 presents ethical considerations that may be especially important when working with Indigenous populations. Finally, Unit 4 offers a hopeful look toward the future of Indigenous health as Indigenous people continue to move forward in claiming their health and empowering their communities.
Instructor: Jennifer De La Rosa
Fully Online -- Regular semester   

EAS 376 Communist China: History and Narrative  (SBHU/GIU)
This course looks at history of post-1949 China from two different perspectives.  Students will read "proper" historical texts: political and intellectual essays, government documents, social reports, and scholarly historical monographs.  These will be juxtaposed to different forms of narrative construction: movies, novels, and autobiographical accounts.  With this integrated approach, the course examines the history of the People's Republic of China but also the continuous interplay between historiography and politics, history and memory, popular culture and learning.
Instructor: Fabio Lanza
Fully Online -- Regular Semester   

ESOC 318 Disruptive Technologies (SBHU/STHS)
This course introduces key concepts and skills needed for those working with information and communication technologies (ICT). Students will be exposed to hardware and software technologies, and they will explore a wide variety of topics including processing and memory systems, diagnostics and repair strategies, operating systems in both desktop and mobile devices. As part of this course, students will consider current technological disruptions, those issues emerging as technologies and social needs collide. Students we also learn about design issues and user needs tied to mobile or computer applications and web-based tools, sites, games, data platforms, or learning environments.
Instructor: Sean Smith
Fully Online -- 7 week 2

FA 300 Introduction to Arts Administration  (AMENT/ECI)
An introduction to the field of non-profit arts management in the fields of performing, visual and media arts.  Topics include an overview of management practices, organizational structure and administrative career opportunities in each field.  In addition, the course will introduce specific aspects of arts management, including financial management, marketing, fund raising, artistic, administrative relationship, planning, personnel, and board and volunteer development.
Instructor: Ashley Oakley
Monday/Wednesday 10:30-11:45
Room K-109

HUMS 395 Government in the Economy  (ECI/SAE)
What is the economic rationale for government? Which functions should government perform and which dimensions of our lives are best left to the private sector? For example, how should society deal with social security, education, welfare, and health care? How should the economy provide for such things as a national defense, flood control, parks and playgrounds, libraries, and highways? Who should receive the benefits of these goods and services - and who should pay their costs? How do we evaluate the costs and benefits of government policies and programs?  This course provides the framework for studying all these issues and more. We will investigate the roles of the federal, state, and local governments in influencing the allocation of resources in the economy. In particular, we will examine the revenue and expenditure structure of the various levels of government and the role the government plays in correcting/causing market failure.
Instructor:  Donna Anderson
Tuesday 1-3:30pm
Room: K-109

HIST 412A European Enlightenments  (SBHU/GIU)                   
Topics include philosophy, science, Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism, political economy.
Instructor: Victoria Meyer
Monday/Wednesday 9-10:15am
Room: KSC 2300

JOUR 342 Social Justice Movement Media: History, Functions, and Theory (AMENT/SBHU)
This course will survey the history and functions of social justice publishing. Students will consider the theoretical and practical frameworks of social justice media, which serve a swathe of social movements involving human and civil rights, education, labor, immigration, globalization, feminism, environmentalism, ethnic and racial equality, transgender rights, and global inequity. This course will provide students with the historical and theoretical frameworks necessary to evaluate and publish social justice media.
Instructor: Linda Lumsden
Fully Online -- Regular Semester

LASC 498 Senior Capstone
Fully Online -- 7 week 1

PAH 330 Video Game Industry  (ECI/AMENT)
This course introduces students to the structures, practices, and study of the video game industry. Over the course of the semester we will: 1) survey the origins of the video game industry, paying particular attention to its connection to the broadcasting and film industries; 2) examine the video game industry in terms of its major spheres (development, publishing, distribution/sales, paratexts, consumption, and regulation); and 3) explore tools and techniques for theorizing video game business and conducting market analyses for academic and commercial purposes.
Instructor: Josh Zimmerman
Fully Online -- 7 week 1

PAH 378 Playing Doctor: Images of Medicine in Health  (AMENT/STHS)
In this course, we will examine how different aspects of health, illness, patients, and medical practitioners have been portrayed in film.  Our aim is to explore what we can learn about how different societies in different time periods have viewed disease and the medical field.  We will also explore how can we use film as documents, both primary and secondary, to understand medicine and society more broadly in the past. This requires awareness of the historical context of the films themselves. We will ask what different definitions of "disease" or public health have existed and been used in film.  How have some aspects of the medical profession or certain illnesses been portrayed and why?  How has film been used as a tool of rhetoric and how has film influenced our understandings of medicine and even our own bodies? We will also compare other "images" of health and medicine in both art and in literature.
Instructor: Victoria Meyer
Thursday 1-3:30 pm
Room: K-109

PHIL 322 Business Ethics  (ECI/SBHU)
This course is designed to teach students about normative ethics in the context of the workplace and the business world. We will discuss ethical questions concerning corporate responsibility, preferential hiring and affirmative action, advertising practices, corporate whistleblowing, and environmental responsibility.
Instructor: Aria Paco Abenoza, David Poplar, William Oberdick
Fully Online -- 7 week 1

MENA 441 Arab-Israeli Conflict  (GIU/SBHU)
Traces the birth and growth of the Arab-Israeli conflict since 1948 with particular attention to the internal impediments to conflict resolution on both the Arab and Israeli sides. Also surveys the role of the Great Powers in Middle East politics generally.
Instructor: Eyal Bar
Tuesday/Thursday 10:30-11:45am
Room: K-109

SOC 314  Nonprofit Sector: Charity, Philanthropy, Volunteering (ECI/SBHU)
This course examines nonprofit organizations and philanthropic behavior from a sociological perspective.  Topics include the motivations for, and consequences of, volunteer work and charitable giving as well as the role of nonprofit organizations in markets, political arenas, and civil society.
Instructor: Yi Zhao
Fully Online -- Regular semester


Fall 2019 Courses

AFAS 300 Historical Overview of African and African Diaspora Cinema  (AMENT/GIU)
Instructor: Tani Sanchez
Fully Online

ARH 319 Introduction to American Art (AMENT/SAE)
Instructor: Sarah Moore
Fully Online

CHS 303 Health and Society (SBHU/STHS)
7-Week 2
Instructor: Jennifer Brailsford
Fully Online—7-week 2 session

FA 395 The Intersection of Art and Entertainment: Jazz Styles 1900-1945  (AMENT/SAE)
Tuesday/Thursday 9:00-10:15am
Instructor: Scott Zimmer
Room: K-109

GER 371 Contemporary German Culture  (SBHU/GIU)
Instructor: Staff
Fully Online  7-week 2

HIST 495K Medicine and the Law: History of Forensic Medicine (SBHU/GIU)
Tuesday/Thursday 10:30-11:45am
Instructor: Victoria Meyer
Room: K-109

LASC 498 Senior Capstone –1 credit hybrid
7-week 1

PAH 395 Sports Industry: Working and Playing (ECI/SBHU)
Tuesday 1-3:30 pm
Instructor: Donna Anderson
Room: K-109

PHIL 323 Environmental Ethics (ECI/SBHU)
Instructor: Hoi Yee Chan
Fully Online  7-week 1

POL 326 American Political Thought  (SBHU/SAE)
Monday/Wednesday 10:30-11:45am
Instructor: Eyal Bar
Room: K-109

SBS 395A Introduction to Multidisciplinary Methods: Medical Humanities (SBHU/GIU)
Monday/Wednesday 9:00-10:15am
Instructor: Victoria Meyer
Room: K-109

SOC 365 Cultural Studies of Sports (SBHU)
Instructor: Derek Martin
Fully Online 7-week 1

Summer 2019 Courses


Classes meet from 5/13-6/1

JOUR 344 Journalism, Gender, and Multiculturalism (SBHU)
Instructor: Linda Lumsden
Fully Online

5 week 1 Session

Classes meet from 6/3-7/4

AFAS 371 Hip-Hop Cinema   (AMENT/GIU)
Instructor: A.-P. Durand
Fully Online

PAH 330 The Video Game Industry: An Introduction to the Business of Making Money with Play(ECI)
Instructor: Feng Chen
Fully Online

AIS 347 Native Peoples of the Southwest (SBHU/SAE)
Instructor: Staff
Fully Online

ANTH 353 Anthropology of Food (SBHU/STHS)
Instructor: Staff
Fully Online

5 week 2 Session

Classes meet from 7/8-8/7

REL 335 Rap, Culture, and God (AMENT/SBHU)
Instructor: Alexander Nava
Fully Online

PAH 330 The Video Game Industry: An Introduction to the Business of Making Money with Play  (ECI)
Instructor: Feng Chen
Fully Online

GER 379 Religion in German Culture (GIU/SBHU)
Instructor: Albrecht Classen
Fully Online

AFAS 320 The African-American Slave Narrative: History and Literature (SAE/SBHU)
Instructor: Awndrea Caves
Fully Online

Spring 2019 Courses

ESOC 315 Publishing: From Papyrus to E-book Readers 7 week 2 (AMENT/GIU) 
Instructor: Laura Lenhart
Fully Online Course

FTV 375 Television and US Culture (AMENT/SAE) 
Instructor: Charles Young
Fully Online Course

GEOG 368 The Green Economy (ECI/SBHU)
Instructor: Donna Anderson
Tuesday/Thursday 12:00-1:15pm
Room: K109 at UANV

HIST 495K Special Topics: Gender and Sexuality in the Modern World (SBHU/GIU)
Instructor: Victoria Meyer
Monday/Wednesday 9:00-10:15am
Room: K-109 at UANV

ITAL 330C  History of Italian Cinema 7 week 1  (AMENT/GIU)
Instructor: Francesco Rabissi
Fully Online Course

LASC 498 Senior Capstone –1 credit

MENA 381A History of Muslim Societies (SBHU/GIU)
Instructor: Victoria Meyer
Tuesday/Thursday 10:30-11:45am
Room: K109 at UANV

PAH 320  Working: Rewards and Costs of Employment (SBHU/ECI) 
Instructor: Edmund White
Fully Online Course

PAH 350 Health Humanities: Intercultural Perspectives  (SBHU/STHS) 
Instructor: Mary Wildner-Bassett 
Fully Online Course

PHIL 321 Medical Ethics  (SBHU/STHS)   
Instructor: Laura Howard
Fully Online Course

SOC 341 Juvenile Delinquency    (SBHU)    
Instructor: Jessica Pfaffendorf
Fully Online Course

TAR 431 Audience Development (AMENT)
Instructor: Joe Schoenfelder
Monday/Wednesday 10:30-11:45am
Room: K-109 at UANV

Fall 2018 Courses

AFAS 475 USA and South Africa: Comparative Histories and Political Perspectives (SBHU/GIU)
Instructor: Praise Zenenga

ECON 205 Ethics and economics of Wealth Creation (ECI/SBHU)
Instructor: William Oberdich

ENGL 308 Technical Writing (ECI)
Instructor: Emily Gorn

ESOC 316 Digital Commerce (ECI/SBHU)
Instructor: Dave Seng

GWS 317 Science Fiction Studies (AMENT/ SBHU)
Instructor: Jennifer Croissant

PA/SOC 342 Criminology (SBHU)
Instructor: Justin Knoll

RCSC 204 Consumers, Fashion, and the Economy (ECI)
Instructor: Charlotte Padilla

RELI 377 History of Witchcraft, Magic, and the Occult (GIU/SBHU)
Instructor: Victoria Meyer

SBS 395A Introduction to Multidisciplinary Methods: Medical Humanities (GIU/SBHU)
Instructor: Victoria Meyer

SOC 313 Social Movements and Activism (SBHU)
Instructor: Meltem Odabas

TAR 341 Theatre History II: Romanticism to Postmodernism (AMENT/SBHU)
Instructor: Joseph Schoenfelder

Summer 2018 Courses

AFAS 345  Caribbean Politics
Instructor: Staff

LAS 348  Drug Wars and Oil Fortunes in Latin America  (GIU/ECI)
Instructor: Staff

CHN 245 Chinese Popular Culture  (AMENT/GIU)           
Instructor: Dongchen Hou

ECON/PHIL 205 Ethics and Economics of Wealth Creation
Instructor: Vincent Colaianni

HPS 200 Introduction to Public Health  
Instructor: Michelle Gamber

SOC 314  Nonprofit Sector: Charity,  Philanthropy and Volunteering   
Instructor: Misty Ring-Ramirez      

Spring 2018 Courses

AFAS 376 Global Soccer  (GIU & SBHU)
Instructor: Yuxuf  Abana

ENGL 300 Literature and Film (AMENT & SAE)
Instructor: Rochelle Rodrigo

ENGL 308 Technical Writing (ECI)

ESOC 302 Quantitative Methods for the Digital Marketplace (SBHU)
Instructor: Elizabeth Williams

HIST 321A Britain: Industry and Empire (ECI & GIU)
Instructor: Victoria Meyer

JOUR 432: Social Justice Movement Media: History, Functions, and Theory (SBHU)
Instructor: Linda Lumsden

MAS 365 Latinos and Latinas: Emerging Contemporary Issues (GIU)
Instructor: Ada Wilkinson-Lee

MUS 337 Survey of Mexican Folk Music (AMENT & GIU)
Instructor: Adriana Martinez

PAH 378 Playing Doctor: Images of Medicine and Health in Film (AMENT & GIU)
Instructor: Victoria Meyer

PHIL 322 Business Ethics (ECI)

RELI 363 Religion and Sex (SBHU & GIU)
Instructor: Ama Boakyewa

SPA 102 Second Semester Spanish

Fall 2017 Courses

ANTH 311 Urban Anthropology (ECI & SBHU)
Instructor: Brian Adams-Thies

AFAS 305 Birth of Cool (AMENT & SAE)
Instructor: Scott Zimmer

CHS 401 Health Disparities in Society (SBHU & SAE)
Instructor: Jennifer Brailsford

ESOC 330 Digital Dilemmas: Privacy, Property and Access (AMENT & SBHU)
Instructor: Laura Lenhart

GPSV 301 American Political Ideas (SBHU & SAE)
Instructor: Todd Lutes

GPSV 365 Individual, Society, and Law (SBHU & SAE)
Instructor: Stephanie Capaldo

SBS 395A Introduction to Multidisciplinary Studies: Medical Humanities  (SBHU & GIU)
Instructor: Victoria Meyer

RSSS 315 Werewolves and Vampires: Slavic Folklore in our Culture  (GIU & AMENT)
Instructor: Naomi Caffee

SOC 330 God in the Movies (AMENT & SBHU)
Instructor: Staff

Summer 2017 Courses

Summer Session I

(5-week: June 5-July 6 2017)

GEOG 368 The Green Economy
Instructor: Peter Thiel
Class Times: Monday, Tuesday, Weds., and Thursday 1pm-3:15pm
Room: K109 at UANV

Summer Session II

(5-week: July 10-August 9, 2017)

ENGL 443 Mexican-American Literature in English
Instructor: David Rubio

Spring 2017 Courses

ANTH 315 World Ethnography: Violence, Work and Migration (GIU/ECI)
Instructor: Brian Adams-Thies

POL 386 Race and Gender: Genealogies, Formations, Politics (SBHU/SAE) 
Instructor: Ama Boakyewa

HIST 311 History of Epidemics (GIU/SBHU)
Instructor: Victoria Meyer

HIST 420 French Revolution and Napoleon (GIU/SBHU)
Instructor: Victoria Meyer

TAR 342  Ritual and Performance in World Cultures (AMENT/GIU)
Instructor: Chris Danowski

ENGL 307 Business Writing (ECI)
Instructor: Staff

CHS 309 Ethical Issues Common to the Helping Professions (SBHU)
Instructor: Dennis Hill

ESOC 315 Publishing: From Papyrus to E-book Readers (AME/GIU)
Instructor: Laura Lenhart

PHIL 345 - Philosophy and Psychiatry (SBHU)
Instructor: Brandon Ashby

Fall 2016 Courses

AFAS 306 African American Autobiographies: Women and their Histories (SBHU/SAE)
Instructor: Ama Boakyewa

ANTH 434 Reproduction, Politics, and Household Economics (SBHU/ECI)
Instructor: Brian Adams-Thies

MENA 381A History of Muslim Societies (SBHU/GIU)
Instructor: Victoria Meyer

FA 395 The Intersection of Art and Entertainment: Jazz Styles, 1900-1945 (AMENT/SAE)
Instructor: Scott Zimmer

SBS 395A  Introduction to Multi-Disciplinary Methods (SBHU/GIU)  
Instructor: Victoria Meyer

AFAS 463 Doing Business with/in Africa: A Cultural Perspective  (ECI/GIU)
Instructor: Bayo Ijagbemi

ARH 322 Intro to Prehispanic, Hispanic, and Chicano Art (AMENT/GIU)
Instructor: Stacie Widdifield

ESOC 314 Theories of New Media  (ECI/SBHU)
Instructor: Dereka Rushbrook

ESOC 317 Digital Crime and Social Media  (ECI/SBHU)
Instructor: Gordon Abra

Spring 2016 Courses

AFAS 377 Digital Africana Studies: The Harlem Renaissance (AMENT/GIU)
Instructor: Bryan Carter

FA 395 Colloquium: Ethnic Representations in Film, Theatre, and Art (AMENT/SBHU)
Instructor: Christopher Danowski

GEOG 371 Principles and Practices of Regional Development (ECI/SBHU)
Instructor: Daniel Higgins

HIST 495K Colloquium on World History: French Empire (SBHU/GIU)
Instructor: Victoria Meyer

HUMS 395 Colloquium: History of Witchcraft, Magic and the Occult (SBHU/GIU)
Instructor: Victoria Meyer

JUS/MENA 377 Modern Israel (GIU/SBHU)
Instructor: Leonard Hammer

PHIL 322 Business Ethics (ECI/SBHU)
Instructor: Daniel Sanderman

Fall 2015 Courses

FREN 373 US & Francophone Hip-Hop Cultures (GIU/AMENT)
Instructor: Alain-Philippe Durand

HIST 495K Colloquium on World History: Gender and Sexuality in the Modern World (SBHU/GIU)
Instructor: Victoria Meyer

HUMS 374 Pop Music and the Counterculture: The 1960s (AMENT/SAE)
Instructor: Scott Zimmer

HUMS 375 Globalization and Transnational Cinema (AMENT/GIU)
Instructor: Reno Lauro

PHIL 323 Environmental Ethics (SBHU/SAE)
Instructor: Dan Shahar

SBS 395A Special Topics: Introduction to Multidisciplinary Methods (SBHU/STHS)
Instructor: Victoria Meyer


Academic Calendar 2021–2022

Fall 2021

Current university plans will include in-person courses but are subject to change dependent on COVID-19 rates in Arizona. No in-person course meetings will be held after Thanksgiving Recess. 

Classes Begin August 23, 2021
Deadline to pay tuition for ALL UNITS registered for as of 8/19/20 without late charges  August 23, 2021
Last day to add or change classes in UAccess August 30, 2021
Last day to drop without a grade of W (withdraw) September 5, 2021
Labor Day, no classes September 6, 2021
Last day to withdraw from a class through UAccess October 31, 2021
Veteran's Day, no classes November 11, 2021
Final deadline to submit Late Change Petitions November 21, 2021
Thanksgiving Recess November 25–November 28, 2021
Last Day of Classes December 8, 2021
Reading Day—no classes or finals December 9, 2021
Final Exam Period December 10–16, 2021

For a full list of all dates and deadlines, visit: Some deadlines for 7-week courses will be different.

Spring 2022

Classes Begin January 12, 2022
Martin Luther King Jr Holiday, no classes January 17, 2022
Presidents', no classes February 21, 2022

Spring recess, no classes

March 5-13, 2022

Last day of classes May 4, 2022
Reading day, no classes or finals May 5, 2022
Final Exam Period May 6–12, 2022
Commencement May 13, 2022

For a full list of all dates and deadlines, visit: Some deadlines for 7-week courses will be different.


Academic Advising

Our academic advisors in the College of Humanities IDS Advising Center, as well as the Director of IDS in the Nera You Network, will help you plan your course of study.

Make an Appointment

The Academic Advising Center hours of operation are Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. You can schedule an appointment to meet with Daniel Gonzales in 2 ways:

Call the main number. Call 520-621-7763 and ask to speak with an IDS advisor for the Near You Network.  This is the quickest way to schedule an appointment.

Email an advisor to set up an appointment. Advisors will not be able to answer your email immediately, so you must allow for a delay in scheduling an appointment.


Financial Aid Coordinator

If you have a question specifically about financial aid, please contact Deja Sanders. Deja will be able to assist you with questions and help you interact with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid in Tucson.  Please make an appointment with her through the Trellis system: click on her name and you will see instructions. This will be quicker and easier than emailing her, which can lead to a delayed response.

Our Academic Advisors

Deja Sanders
Financial Aid Coordinator, Student Success Coordinator Chandler

520 626-6764


Daniel Gonzales
Director, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
Academic Advisor




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