Doctoral students are required to complete one transdisciplinary course as part of their coursework. This course is an advanced, intensive experience that prepares doctoral students for high-level discourse, research, and inquiry, and provides practical experience collaborating with colleagues from different fields.
The course will count as 4 units towards the doctoral degree requirement. 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 coursework.
Students in the following programs are NOT required to take the T-Course, but are welcome to:
PhDs in Botany
Joint PhDs with CSU Long Beach
Joint PhDs with San Diego State University
Transdisciplinary courses are open to Master's students. Master's degree candidates in CISAT must complete a T-course. For all other Master's degree students, Transdisciplinary courses can be taken as electives.
"HOLD" ON STUDENT RECORD
Students need to compete the T-Course within your first two years of doctoral coursework. Contact your academic department or visit www.cgu.edu/tcourse for details.
Students can choose to earn a letter grade. Each student has the duration of the two-week period (add/drop period) at the start of the semester to experience the course and decide how he/she will be graded individually.
Students can choose to be evaluated on a “satisfactory” or “unsatisfactory” basis.
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If you have any questions about the T-course requirement, please contact the Assistant Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org.