LAS Interdisciplinary (LASI)

Courses numbered 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate. (Individual courses may be limited to undergraduate students only.); 800 to 999 = graduate.

LASI 501.  Great Plains Experience   1-3 credit hours

Offered during fall and spring semesters as a 1-hour field experience and in the summer session as a 3-hour field experience. For students in the Great Plains Studies certificate program. Visit museums, anthropological and archeological sites, nature preserves, and other places of significance in Great Plains Studies. Prerequisite: LASI 201 or 800 or instructor's consent.

LASI 510.  Great Plains Seminar   3 credit hours

For students completing the Great Plains Studies certificate program. Focuses on contemporary issues and critical contexts for research. Students develop research projects appropriate to their classification as undergraduates or graduates and which reflect their particular interests in Great Plains Studies. Supplemental resources provided by faculty through lectures, consultation, course materials and mentoring. Prerequisites: 12 hours of Great Plains Studies coursework, including LASI 201 and 501; undergraduates must have senior status or instructor's consent.

LASI 680.  International Student Exchange Program - Graduate   9 credit hours

The international student exchange program encourages graduate students to attend a university outside the USA while retaining full-time student status and paying regular tuition at WSU. A student who wishes to enter this program must apply. Application forms may be obtained from the WSU Office of International Education; next, the student meets with his or her assigned program adviser to request academic and course equivalent approval to attend the proposed university. Upon approval from the student's WSU program, application may be completed. The enrollment designation documents the status and the tuition payment of the student enrolled in ISEP for the duration of the residence at the collaborating university. At the end of the exchange semester, all coursework from the selected university is transferred to WSU. At that time, the transfer course(s) replace the LASI hours of enrollment with only the International Student Exchange Program designation remaining on the transcript.

LASI 750.  Workshop in LASI   1-3 credit hours

Meets identified needs of specific audiences.

LASI 800.  Research Goals/Strategies   3 credit hours

Introduces the methodology and practice of interdisciplinary research. Emphasizes the integration of methods native to the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Develops skills required for the writing of research papers and theses. Required of all students in the Master of Arts in liberal studies (MALS) program during the first 12 hours of coursework.

LASI 875.  Thesis   1-6 credit hours

For students who are finishing the Master of Arts in liberal studies. The student writing a thesis is enrolled in this course until the thesis is completed and all thesis requirements have been satisfied. Prerequisite: consent of student's degree committee chairperson and instructor.

LASI 885.  Terminal Project   1-6 credit hours

For students who are near the end of their MALS program and involved in a terminal project. The terminal project may have many aspects such as field work, practicum, curriculum development or some other individualized activity. The project must be approved by the student's advisory committee and the MALS graduate coordinator prior to beginning work on any terminal activity, whether thesis or project. While the terminal project allows for more creative flexibility than the thesis option, students and their terminal project committee should be aware that the standards of quality and research expectations are equivalent. The student involved in a project must be enrolled in this course until the project is completed and all project requirements have been satisfied.