Interdisciplinary coursework that prepares a student to work at the boundary of engineering with public policy, business, ethics, risk, and human behavior.
Students will fulfill this requirement by:
Taking coursework from three areas, a) interdisciplinary honors courses, b) interdisciplinary courses offered as part of the UT-HELM minor, or c) courses approved by a GCSP advisor.
The selection of these courses will be part of the student’s curricular connectivity plan decided on in conjunction with the GCSP advisor. In category a), students will take a UH 100 seminar, and at least one other course from the available list (four credit hours total) described below. These interdisciplinary honors courses count towards the twenty-five credit hour honors course requirement for an honors degree. In category b), the minimum requirement is six credit hours, and these courses count towards the students UT-HELM minor.
Interdisciplinary Honors Courses
The Chancellors Honors program offers UT faculty the opportunity to propose interdisciplinary coursework to be taught to the honors students. These courses are listed as UH (University Honors) and must emphasize the intersection of multiple study areas. Engineering honors students count these courses as part of the general education requirements for their degree.
Among those currently available are:
UNHO 257 – Honors: Special Topics in the Arts and Humanities
3 Credit Hours – Examination of a selected issue in the arts and/or humanities from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Topics vary.
UNHO 267 – Honors: Special Topic in the Social Sciences
3 Credit Hours – Examination of a selected issue in the social sciences from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Topics vary.
UNHO 277 – Honors: Special Topics in Cultures and Civilizations
3 Credit Hours – Examination of a selected global or cultural issue from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Topics vary.
UNHO 287 – Honors: Special Topics in the Natural Sciences
3 Credit Hours – Examination of a selected issue in the natural sciences from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Topics vary.
Interdisciplinary Coursework offered through UT-HELM
EF 337 Developing Leadership Skills or Management 331. This course is required for UT-HELM. Focuses on developing leadership skills. Provides students with self-assessment, developmental exercises, and case studies to prepare them for leadership roles.
Philosophy 244 Professional Responsibility. Critical analysis of selected texts from philosophy and other fields dealing with responsibility and the nature of professionalism. Theoretical principles and analytical skills applied to selected case studies and other detailed descriptions of professional practice.
Psychology 440 Organizational Psychology. This course is optional for UT-HELM. Social Psychological analysis of organizations emphasizing role theory and systems theory.
Communications Studies 442 Organizational Communication Processes. This course is optional for UT-HELM. Organizational setting and those variables of the communication process that affect the quality of human interaction both within and outside the organization.