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The Office of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences is operating remotely Monday-Friday from 9AM to 5PM. Staff can be contacted by phone or email.  For general questions please email iashelp@uw.edu 

 

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Book Talk: Becoming Nisei

Book cover: Becoming Nisei
January 25, 2021
At a free, virtual event, Lisa Hoffman and Mary Hanneman will discuss their new book "Becoming Nisei," a history of the Tacoma Japanese-American commu...
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Upholding Democracy

Turan Kayaoglu, Professor, UW Tacoma Politics, Philosophy & Public Affairs
January 20, 2021
Turan Kayaoğlu believes that democracy, rule of law and human rights will eventually prevail in all societies. His research into the Middle East give...
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Second Act

UW Tacoma faculty member Maria Tania Bandes B. Weingarden
January 13, 2021
Theater at UW Tacoma goes virtual with the upcoming performance of "The Book of Andy."
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Virtual Outreach

UW Tacoma alumna Christan Bell
January 7, 2021
UW Tacoma alumna Christian Bell is using skills she honed at UW Tacoma to help stop the spread of COVID in Pierce County.
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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