UT Dallas 2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences

ISSS 4320 Social Entrepreneurship (3 semester credit hours) This course is about providing those interested in entrepreneurial ventures with primarily a social focus with the skills and knowledge necessary to accomplish their goals. The course will be seminar style and require a practicum. Topics include entrepreneurship in the nonprofit sector, entrepreneurship in political campaigns, new public management and the role of entrepreneurship in government and public services, urban planning, and geographical information sciences as a tool all entrepreneurs can use in the creation of new opportunities. (3-0) R

ISSS 4359 Science, Technology and Society (3 semester credit hours) This course explores the relationship between science and democracy, then moves to an analysis of the impact of information technologies, including speculation about advances in artificial intelligence and related advances including robotics, on culture and other human institutions. The impact of biotechnology, advances in medicine and other issues are also explored. The role of ethics in the development and deployment of these technologies will be an important component of the course. Also, the presence of anti-scientific mindsets and prejudices, as manifested by various groups and diverse ideological perspectives, is examined. (3-0) R

ISSS 4V86 Special Interdisciplinary Topics in the Social Sciences (1-9 semester credit hours) May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). ([1-9]-0) R

ISSS 4V97 Independent Study in Interdisciplinary Studies (1-6 semester credit hours) Independent Study under a faculty member's direction. Credit/No Credit only. May be repeated for credit (6 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. ([1-6]-0) R