Interdisciplinary Cluster

The following list of 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.

Certain courses may have prerequisites or restrictions; please consult the course catalogue for more information.

Educational Psychology

  • Language Disorders in Children (SLPA 4501)
  • Juvenile Delinquency (SOCL 1290)
  • Human Development & Learning (EDUC U113)
  • Ed Issues/Black Community (EDUC/AFAM 3485)

Society & Psychology

  • Violence in the Family (SOCL 1256)
  • Social Psychology (SOCL 1235)
  • Juvenile Delinquency (SOCL 1290)
  • Peoples & Culture (ANTH 1000)
  • Individual & Culture (ANTH 2310)
  • Language & Culture (ANTH/LING 3412)
  • Drugs & Society (SOCL 1295)
  • Sex, Sex Roles, & Family (ANTH 2302)
  • War & Aggression (ANTH 2325)
  • Myth & Religion (ANTH 2315)
  • Deviant Behavior & Social Control (SOCL 1285)
  • Sociology of Prejudice and Violence (SOCL 1240)
  • Gender in a Changing Society (SOCL 1260)
  • Sociology of Family (SOCL 1255)

Forensic Psychology

  • Psychology & Crime (CRIM 4700)
  • Foundations of Forensic Lab Science (MLBS 1299)
  • Violence in the Family (SOCL 1256)
  • Juvenile Delinquency (SOCL 1290)

Cross-Cultural Psychology

  • Peoples & Culture (ANTH 1000)
  • Individual & Culture (ANTH 2310)
  • Language & Culture (ANTH/LING 3412)
  • Sociolinguistics (SOCL 3442)
  • Race & Ethnic Relations (SOCL 1270)

Expressive Therapy

  • Acting 1 (THTR 1120)
  • Music Therapy (MUSC 1118)
  • Multicultural Children’s Literature (EDUC 1150)

Counseling & Applied Psychology

  • Vocational, Education, and Career Development (CAEP 1235)
  • Counseling Theory & Practice (CAEP 3480)
  • Health Counseling (CAEP 4502)
  • Mental Health & Counseling (CAEP 3485)
  • Etiology & Development of Special Needs (CAEP 4510)
  • Counseling in Human Services (HUSV 2300)
  • Child Intervention & Treatment (HUSV 3520)

Artificial Intelligence

  • Algorithms & Data Structures (CS 1500)
  • Theory of Computation (CS 3800)
  • Artificial Intelligence (CS 4100)
  • Algorithms & Data (CS 4800)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (IS 4300)

Language

  • Philosophy of Language (PHIL/LING 4540)
  • Neurological Bases of Communication (SLPA 1202)
  • Symbolic Logic (PHIL/LING 1215)
  • Language & Culture (ANTH/LING 3412)
  • Bilingualism (LANG/LING 3434)
  • Linguistic Analysis (ENGL/LING 2350)
  • Sociolinguistics (SOCL/LING 3442)
  • ASL Linguistics (DEAF/LING 2700)
  • Syntax (ENGL/LING 3450)
  • Semantics (ENGL/LING 3452)
  • Language and Gender (ENGL/LING 3456)
  • Phonology (ENG/LIN U422)
  • Speech & Hearing Science (SLPA 1205)
  • Language Disorders in Adults (SLPA 4500)
  • Language Disorders in Children (SLPA 4501)

Human Factors

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

Child & Adolescent Abnormal Psychology

  • Violence in Family (SOCL 1256)
  • Juvenile Delinquency (SOCL 1290)
  • Drugs & Society (SOCL 1295)
  • Language Disorders in Children (SLPA 4501)

Human Resource Management & Business

  • Organizational Behavior (ORGB 3201)
  • Cultural Aspects of International Business (INTB 3310)
  • Management Information Systems (MISM 2301)
  • Consumer Behavior (MKTG 4506)
  • Business Ethics (PHIL 1170)
  • Social Roles in Business World (SOCL 1272)
  • Women Working (SOCL 1273)
  • Sociology of Work (SOCL 1280)

Philosophy of Science & Psychology

  • Introduction to Scientific Method (PHIL 1105)
  • Critical Reasoning (PHIL 1114) if not used for Core
  • Introduction to Logic (PHIL 1115) if not used for Core
  • Philosophy of Science (PHIL 4510)
  • Philosophy of Psychology (PHIL 4530)
  • Philosophy of Mind (PHIL 4535)
  • Philosophy of Language (PHIL 4540)

Ethics

  • Philosophy of Human Nature (PHIL 2340)
  • Ethics: East & West (PHIL 1130)
  • Moral Problems in Medicine (PHIL 1165)
  • Advanced Medical Ethics (PHIL 3465)
  • Business Ethics (PHIL 1170)
  • Ecology Ethics (PHIL 1180)
  • Moral Philosophy (PHIL 3435)
  • Legal, Ethical, Social Issues (MGMT 3301)
  • Sociology of Prejudice and Violence (SOCL 1240)

Biological and Chemical Sciences

  • Any Category II Biology or Chemistry course not already being used to fulfill the Core II requirement
  • General Biology (BIOL 1111; 1113)
  • Integrated Anatomy & Physiology (BIOL 1117)
  • Animal Behavior (BIOL 3403)
  • Neurobiology (BIOL 3405)
  • Ecology (BIOL 2311) or Wildlife Biology (BIOL 5567)
  • Neuroethology (BIOL 5545)
  • Sociobiology (BIOL 5547)
  • Ornithology (BIOL 5563) or Mammology (BIOL 5565)
  • Evolution (BIOL U5585)
  • General Chemistry (CHEM 1101 or 1211)
  • Organic Chemistry(CHEM 1104 or 2311)
  • Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 2321)

Physical Sciences and Mathematics

  • Any Physics course not already being used to fulfill a Core requirement
  • Any Category II Math or Earth & Environmental Sciences (formerly ‘Geology’) course not already being used to fulfill a Category II Core requirement
  • Field Geology (GEOL 3400)
  • Geophysics (GEOL 3418)
  • Any Math skill course beyond the particular Category I Math Core course that you completed. For example, if you took Applications of Algebra (MATH 1215) for your Core you could use Precalculus (MATH 1120) for this cluster; or if you took Calculus 1 (MATH 1241) for the Core you could take Calculus 2 (MATH 1242) for the cluster.
  • Math Discovery & Computers (MATH 1370)
  • Foundations of Mathematics (MATH 2210)
  • Probability with Statistics (MATH 1285) or Statistics & Stochastic Process (MATH U4 U160)
  • Discrete Mathematics (MATH 2310)
  • Linear Programming (MATH 1160)
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