After several years of discussion about the character of doctoral education in the U.S. and at CGU, our faculty voted in spring 2003 to add the transdisciplinarity core course requirement for doctoral students. CGU faculty understands the T-Course within the broad context of the history of ideas and education. We see the effort of transdisciplinary in relation to the increasing specialization and explosion of knowledge and information in the twentieth century.
- This course is an advanced intensive experience that prepares doctoral students for high-level discourse, research, and inquiry and provides practical experience working with colleagues in different fields.
- It is not a "general education" course or an introductory course.
- The T-Course provides an opportunity for doctoral students and graduate faculty to work collaboratively and across traditional disciplines on a common set of questions and issues, while drawing on their own individual disciplinary training.
- The course will count as four (4) of the regular seventy-two (72) units towards the student's degree. It will not add any additional units to the student's degree requirements nor count against the total number of transfer units from previous graduate course work.
- Exceptions. Students in the following programsare NOT required to take the T-Course, but are welcome to:
- Ph.D.s in Botany
- Joint Ph.D.s with CSU Long Beach
- Joint Ph.D.s with San Diego State University
- Master students may enroll in the T-Course, space permitting. To do so, please email email@example.com.
Click here to see Dr. Salama Shaker's presentation.
Click here to see previous T-Course topics as well as detailed information for students about who is required to take the T-Course, when it should be taken, and how it is graded.
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