Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
The Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences curriculum is a program of advanced study in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The focus of the curriculum is the comparative study of peoples, groups, societies, cultures and environments within the United States and selected regions of the world. To provide an interdisciplinary and comparative basis for the study of different groups, societies and cultures, the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences curriculum is organized around three general dimensions of social life: Culture and Ideas (Fine Arts and Humanities), Society and the Individual (Social Sciences) and The Natural World (Natural Sciences).
Spring portfolios are due Friday, April 12, 2013
Haven't completed your portfolio submission for Spring graduation? Don't panic.
You may request an extension. For a one week extension, you may call the IAS office at 253-692-4450. For a two week extension or longer, you will need to submit a request to the Associate Director, Jenny Quinn, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on portfolio requirements and online submission, review the IAS portfolio guidelines.
IAS IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING HARD COPIES OF THE PORTFOLIO. If you only have a hard copy, you need to take you documents to the UW Tacoma Copy Center (on the ground floor of the Matteress Factory) and ask them to make a PDF of your portfolio documents. The staff in the Copy Center will send the PDF to you by email. You will then need to request access to the Canvas course for your major. Once you have been given access, you can upload your portfolio PDF. Uploading the entire portfolio PDF to the "Checklist" assignment is acceptable.
You have two options:
- Option A: You can submit your portfolio using the new major format (for majors with new guidelines). You can do this electronically. Request access to your major's Canvas site. The process is quite easy.
- Option B: You can submit the portfolio using the original, general IAS format. The process is similar, in that you start by requesting access to your major's Canvas site. Note that even with this format, the presentation forms have gone away.
For those who are graduating before Autumn 2013, you will continue to have both options. Thereafter, everyone will be using the new major specific portfolio guidelines.
Thank you for your patience as we work out the kinks on this system.
Join your voice in community song!
IAS continues its vocal ensemble courses to students, faculty, staff and the community. These courses are presented in collaboration with the Music Department at UW Seattle.
TARTS 100, World Music Vocal Ensemble I, open to all of our communities, is taught on Mondays from 5:15pm to 7:15pm. Students may register for credit, and our community members may participate without registering.
TARTS 101, World Music Vocal Ensemble II, offers students more focused vocal instruction and is taught Wednesdays from 5:15pm to 6:15pm.
IAS is also offering TARTS 110, Music in Culture, a lecture course that explores the meanings of music.
TARTS 100 and 101 culminate in performances on and off campus at the end of the term.