You will define and outline a plan of study by identifying your chosen areas of study, graduate electives, and relevant coursework. Interdisciplinary background provided in this course will help you structure your degree more effectively as you complete this plan of study and statement of purpose. You will utilize this assignment to develop course sequencing and present how an interdisciplinary degree may prepare you to meet your personal and professionally goals.
Begin by completing the 11 question Interdisciplinary Plan of Study Survey found in Module/Week 1. You will then complete a 2-page statement of purpose, or intellectual journey, detailing what brought you to the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program and what you hope to accomplish upon graduation. The purpose of this assignment is to allow you to assess your journey to becoming an interdisciplinarian. Your writing should be clear and concise. You will need to follow the formatting or style guide requirements associated with your Area of Study I.
Your paper should include the following 4 sections:
- Who are you? (i.e. upbringing, education, influential people, worldview, traits and skills, etc.)
- What led to your interest in a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies?
- Why you selected your areas of study and graduate electives?
- How you plan to use your interdisciplinary degree and skills in the future?