Spring 2021 Interdisciplinary Courses

These courses are interdisciplinary in nature and are often team-taught.

Please use the UF Schedule of Courses to find times, places, and other course information.

CourseSectionClass Number Title Day/Period CrdInstructor Syllabus 
IDH3931      Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury  R/9-10  2 Wang, Ka W.  
IDH3931      STEM Essentials: Discovering Research and Communicating Science R/5 1 Nolan, Michelle/Gonzalez, Sara  
IDH3931      Effective Communication in a Digital World     Clark, Renita Renee   
               

Understanding Brain Injuries

Annually, 1.7 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the US. The spectrum of TBI includes severe, moderate and mild TBI as well as concussions.  This course will use a single book “Brain Neurotrauma: Molecular, Neuropsychological, and Rehabilitation Aspects” by Firas H. Kobeissy” to bring together our understanding of the various aspects of TBI – including socioeconomic aspects, clinical practices in the diagnosis and management and treatment of TBI, clinical and basic research advances and the short and long term sequelae of concussion in sports.

 

STEM Essentials: Discovering Research and Communicating Science

This course will provide the information research skills necessary for students to succeed as researchers in STEM disciplines, including finding scientific literature and communicating research results in the scientific community. We will include guest lectures from a variety of areas on their research, available undergraduate research opportunities, and what skills they see as essential for success. Learning in this class will be self-directed with each student selecting a scientific topic of interest to them personally for course readings and projects.

Effective Communication in a Digital World

Using various forums, technology provides a convenient method for people to communicate with each other locally and worldwide. This course will provide a historical overview about several computer-mediated communication (CMC) tools, analyze the impact of digital tools and social networks on interpersonal communication, and present information to help students effectively communicate in a digital world, improve communication skills, and expand their professional network.