þ BIS 301: Fundamentals of Interdisciplinary Studies
After completely this course, I have broadened my perspective of
myself, my interests and the people around me.
I have learned much more about how to integrate two different concentrations together; International Business and Religious
Studies. My career goals focus on both of these aspects, therefore this class
was very fruitful for my learning experience. Furthermore, I will change the
way I work with people in a team setting. Each person has their own gifts and
characteristics; this class taught me how to identify these traits. I can see
the strength that comes from a team, rather than an individual. Now that I have
taken this course, I will rely more on team planning.
¨ BIS 302: Interdisciplinary Principles
This course has enhanced my professional skills and prepared me for the working
force. It has helped me understand more fully how to integrate any two or
more concentrations together. This is a very useful skill in business. It is clear that BIS 302 focuses more heavily on the principles behind the theory. This helped me to engage my ideas into practice, rather than in theory. After have taken this course, I expect to be able to convince employers of the growing need for interdisciplinary
integration. I know that more companies are forming interdisciplinary task management
teams; therefore, I am expecting to be equipped to be on a team.
¨ BIS 401: Applied Interdisciplinary Studies
I have chosen an applied study at the All Saints Catholic Newman
Center at ASU. I will intern as the Assistant Campus Minister for the Fall semester
of 2004. This internship is a perfect integration of my two concentration
areas. The ASU campus has a large diversity of cultures and religions. As the Assistant Campus Minister, I will be required to interact with many students from many parts of the world. My understanding of different
religious backgrounds, gives me an advantage with communication. Furthermore,
this position consists of many business practices that I am equipped to do. My
International Business experience has equipped me with knowledge of marketing, cultural ethics, business relations, and management. All of these concentrations integrate into the Campus Ministry position that I will
use as my applied study for BIS 401.