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Effective 3/19/2020, the Office of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences is closed to the public until further notice. Staff can be contacted during normal business hours by email or phone. For general questions please email iashelp@uw.edu

 

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Taking Shape

UW Tacoma alumna Erica Myron with her son and husband on the grand staircase at UW Tacoma.
July 1, 2020
UW Tacoma alumna Erica Myron, '20, is on her way toward become a professor of American Indian Literature.
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Eyes Opened Wide

Brooke Carlaw, UW Tacoma 2020 President's Medalist
June 12, 2020
Brooke Carlaw, the UW Tacoma 2020 President's Medalist, had her eyes opened to the racial bias in our justice system's approach to eyewitness misident...
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Speaking of the Future

Amica Atienza, UW Tacoma Commencement 2020 Student Speaker
June 12, 2020
Amica Atienza, the UW Tacoma 2020 Commencement Student Speaker, emerged from an existential crisis with a B.S. in biomedical sciences and a platform t...
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School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (SIAS) offers humanities, social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences.

Our interdisciplinary curriculum is organized around three general dimensions of life: Culture and Ideas (Fine Arts and Humanities), Society and the Individual (Social Sciences), Mathematics and the Natural World (Natural Sciences).

The focus of our curriculum is the comparative study of peoples, groups, societies, cultures and environments within the United States and selected regions of the world.

The goals of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences curriculum are to help students:

  • Develop proficiency in skills such as writing and critical thinking that are needed for productive careers, and gain mastery of a broad curriculum in the humanities, social sciences and environmental science;
  • Achieve knowledge of the theories, concepts and methods of cross-cultural analysis; Understand the complexity of relations between groups, societies, cultures and natural environments; the history of these relations and the forces of social change;
  • Gain a knowledge and appreciation of cultures other than their own while exploring the expression of cultural identity, thought and beliefs through literature and the other arts; and
  • Build experience in the analysis of environmental issues and their scientific basis.

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SIAS Contact Info

UW Tacoma | 253-692-4450

Office Location: WCG 424

Office Hours: M-F  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM