Interdisciplinary Cluster

The following courses have been pre-approved to fulfill the Interdisciplinary Cluster (IDC) requirement. Select any three courses within a category. The same courses cannot be used to satisfy both IDC and NU Core requirements. Not all courses may be offered each semester, and some courses may have prerequisites or restrictions. Please consult the course catalogue or contact the department offering the course for more information.

In addition to the pre-approved Interdisciplinary Clusters, students can also create their own clusters by choosing three courses outside the Psychology Department related to each other and to psychology. To do so, students need to complete a form and have it approved by the Psychology Department.

Artificial Intelligence

  • Algorithms and Data Structures for Engineers (CS 1500)
  • Theory of Computation (CS 3800)
  • Artificial Intelligence (CS 4100)
  • Natural Language Processing (CS 4120)
  • Algorithms and Data (CS 4800)
  • Principles of Information Science (IS 2000)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (IS 4300) 

Biological and Chemical Sciences

Choose any Biology or Chemistry course not taken to fulfill the Science/Technology Level I knowledge Domain

  • Principles of Biology I (BIOL 1101 and 1102)
  • Principles of Biology II (BIOL 1103 and 1104)
  • General Biology 1 (BIOL 1111 and 1112)
  • General Biology 2 (BIOL 1113 and 1114)
  • Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 1 (BIOL 1117 and 1118)
  • Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 2 (BIOL 1119 and 1120)
  • Microbes and Society (BIOL 1141)
  • Environment and Humankind (BIOL 1145)
  • The Human Organism (BIOL 1147)
  • Biology of Human Reproduction (BIOL 1149)
  • Introduction to Marine Biology (BIOL 1151)
  • Ecology (BIOL 2311) or Wildlife Biology (BIOL 5567)
  • Animal Behavior (BIOL 3403)
  • Neurobiology (BIOL 3405)
  • Neuroethology (BIOL 5545)
  • Sociobiology (BIOL 5547)
  • Ornithology (BIOL 5563) or Mammology (BIOL 5565)
  • Evolution (BIOL 5585)
  • General Chemistry (CHEM 1101 and 1102)
  • Organic Chemistry (CHEM 1104 and 1105)
  • General Chemistry I (CHEM 1211 and 1212)
  • General Chemistry II (CHEM 1214 and 1215)
  • Introduction to Forensic Chemistry (CHEM 1107)
  • Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 2321)
  • Marine Resources (ENVR 1121)
  • Biological Oceanography (ENVR 1123)
  • New England Fisheries Resources (ENVR 1124)

Child & Adolescent Abnormal Psychology

  • Violence in Family (SOCL 1256)
  • Juvenile Delinquency (SOCL 1290)
  • Drugs and Society (SOCL 1295)
  • Language Disorders in Children (SLPA 4501)
  • Early Intervention: Assessment and Intervention (SLPA 5150)
  • Children and Youth in Contemporary Society (SOCL 3437)

Communication, Culture, and Society

  • Communication and Gender (COMM 2304)
  • Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics (ANTH 3418)
  • Sex, Relationships and Communication (COMM 1131)
  • Sex and Interpersonal Communication (COMM 4130)
  • Communication in a Digital Age (COMM1255)
  • Communication and Inclusion (COMM 1304)
  • Social Network Analysis (COMM 2105)
  • Free Speech in Cyberspace (COMM 2551)
  • Interpersonal Communication (COMM 3230)
  • Group Communication (COMM 3534)
  • Communication, Politics and Social Change (COMM 3610)
  • Nonverbal Social Interaction (COMM 4535)
  • Youth and Communication Technology (COMM 4605)
  • Online Opportunities (COMM 4625)

Counseling & Applied Psychology

  • Counseling Theory and Practice (CAEP 3480)
  • Mental Health and Counseling (CAEP 3485)
  • Health Counseling (CAEP 4502)
  • Counseling in Human Services (HUSV 2300)
  • Child Intervention and Treatment (HUSV 3520)

Cross-Cultural Psychology

  • Peoples and Culture (ANTH 1101)
  • Language and Culture (LING 3412)
  • Sociolinguistics (LING 3442) 

Educational Psychology

  • Educational Issues in the Black Community (AFAM3485)
  • Human Development and Learning (EDUC 1113)
  • Language Disorders in Children (SLPA 4501)
  • Juvenile Delinquency (SOCL 1290)
  • Learning and Accomplished Practice (EDUC 4504)
  • Race and Urban Education (EDUC 4530)
  • Inquiry in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Elementary Level (EDUC4552)
  • Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity (EDUC 4570)
  • Linguistics in Education (LING 3444)

Ethics

  • Ethics: East and West (PHIL 1130)
  • Moral and Social Problems in Medicine (PHIL 1165)
  • Business Ethics (PHIL 1170)
  • Environmental Ethics (PHIL 1180)
  • Philosophy of Human Nature (PHIL 2340)
  • Moral Philosophy (PHIL 3435)
  • Advanced Medical Ethics (PHIL 3465)
  • Sociology of Prejudice and Violence (SOCL 1240)

Expressive Therapy

  • Introduction to Acting (THTR 1130) *To replace :Acting I (THTR 1120)
  • Music Therapy (MUSC 1118)
  • Music Therapy 2 (MUSC 2318)
  • Multicultural Children’s Literature (EDUC 1150)

Forensic Psychology

  • Introduction to Forensic Chemistry (CHEM 1107)
  • Criminology (CRIM 2200)
  • Gender, Crime, and Justice (CRIM 4010)
  • Race, Crime, and Justice (CRIM 4020)
  • Law and Psychology (CRIM 4710)
  • Communities and Crime (CRIM 4660)
  • Correctional Intervention (CRIM 4310)

Health and Wellness

  • Wellness (NSRG 1205)
  • Nutrition (HSCI 1105)
  • Contemporary Issues in Nutrition (HSCI 1106)
  • Clinical Nutrition in Health and Disease (HSCI 5230)
  • Integrated Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 1117 and 1119)
  • Microbes and Society (BIOL 1141)
  • Biology and Society (BIOL 1143)
  • Environment and Humankind (BIOL 1145)
  • The Human Organism (BIOL 1147)
  • Biology of Human Reproduction (BIOL 1149)
  • Introduction to Sports Medicine (PT 1880)
  • Health Communication (COMM 3201)
  • Moral and Social Problems in Healthcare (PHIL 1165)
  • The Ethics of Food (PHIL 1185)
  • Environmental Ethics (PHIL 1180)
  • Society and Health (SOCL 1120)
  • Sociology of Alcoholism (SOCL 1200)
  • Aging in Society (SOCL 1225)
  • Drugs and Society (SOCL 1295)

Human Factors

  • Principles of Information Science (IS 2000)
  • Information System Design and Development (IS 3500)
  • Information Retrieval (IS 4200)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (IS 4300)
  • Empirical Research Methods (IS 4800)

Human Resource Management & Business

  • Organizational Behavior (ORGB 3201)
  • Cultural Aspects of International Business (INTB 3310)
  • Management Information Systems (MISM 2301)
  • Introduction to Marketing (MKTG 2209)
  • Business Ethics (PHIL 1170)
  • Social Roles in Business World (SOCL 1272)
  • Sociology of Gender and Work (SOCL 1273)
  • Sociology of Occupations and Professions (SOCL 1280)

Language

  • ASL Linguistics (DEAF 2700)
  • Linguistic Analysis (LING 2350)
  • Syntax (LING 3450)
  • Semantics (LING 3452)
  • Language and Gender (LING 3456)
  • Phonology (LING 3422)
  • Bilingualism (LING3434)
  • Symbolic Logic (PHIL 1215)
  • Philosophy of Language (PHIL 4540)
  • Language and Culture (LING 3412)
  • Sociolinguistics (LING3442)
  • Neurological Bases of Communication (SLPA 1202)
  • Speech and Hearing Science (SLPA 1205)
  • Language Disorders in Children (SLPA 4501)

Philosophy of Science & Psychology

  • Science and Pseudoscience (PHIL 1105)
  • Reason, Risk, and Evidence (PHIL 1114) if not used for core
  • Introduction to Logic (PHIL 1115) if not used for core
  • Symbolic Language (PHIL 1215)
  • Philosophy of Science (PHIL 4510)
  • Philosophy of Psychology (PHIL 4530)
  • Philosophy of Mind (PHIL 4535)
  • Philosophy of Language (PHIL 4540)

Physical Sciences and Mathematics

  • Environmental Science (ENVR 1101)
  • Natural Disasters and Catastrophes (ENVR 1104)
  • Global Climate Change (ENVR 1110)
  • Environmental Geology (ENVR 1112)
  • Oceans and Coasts (ENVR 1120)
  • Marine Resources (ENVR 1121)
  • Physical Oceanography (ENVR 1122)
  • Biological Oceanography (ENVR 1123)
  • New England Fisheries Resources (ENVR 1124)
  • Planetary Astronomy (ENVR 1130)
  • Physical Geography (ENVR 1140)
  • Dynamic Earth (ENVR 1200)
  • Oceanography (ENVR 3100)
  • Geophysics (ENVR 3418)
  • Foundations of Mathematics (MATH 2210)
  • Discrete Mathematics (MATH 2310)
  • Statistics and Stochastic Process (MATH 4581) 

Society & Psychology

  • Peoples and Cultures (ANTH 1101)
  • Gender and Sexuality: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (ANTH 2302)
  • Religion and Modernerity (ANTH 2315)
  • Language and Culture (LING 3412)
  • Social Psychology (SOCL 1235)
  • Sociology of Prejudice and Violence (SOCL 1240)
  • Sociology of Violence (SOCL 1241)
  • Sociology of Family (SOCL 1255)
  • Violence in the Family (SOCL 1256)
  • Gender in a Changing Society (SOCL 1260)
  • Deviant Behavior and Social Control (SOCL 1285)
  • Juvenile Delinquency (SOCL 1290)
  • Drugs and Society (SOCL 1295)