Bowdoin College Catalogue and Academic Handbook

Interdisciplinary (INTD)

INTD 1030  (FYS)   The Moral Leader  

Non-Standard Rotation. Enrollment limit: 16.  

The challenge of leadership is considered through the reading and analysis of works of fiction and non-fiction. Leadership is examined in three blocks--accountability (to whom or for what), values (how they inform and shape leadership), and effectiveness (what are the results). Approaches each text with an eye to understanding the challenge that is being confronted and the moral reasoning that guides action. Readings likely to include “Antigone” (Sophocles), “Remains of the Day” (Ishiguro), “How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia” (Hamid), “Things Fall Apart” (Achebe), “Just and Unjust Wars” (Walzer), “Truman and the Bomb” (Sucher), “Personal History” (Graham), and “American Ground”(Langewiesche).

Previous terms offered: Fall 2016.

INTD 3001  Public Health and the Liberal Arts  

Non-Standard Rotation. Enrollment limit: 18.  

Focuses on the study of health from a wide array of disciplinary perspectives—across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Weekly guest lectures from Bowdoin faculty and visiting scholars forms the core; possible topics include epidemiology, medical ethics, environmental health, public policy, disability, nutrition, pharmaceuticals, health inequalities, and mental illness—as well as the history, globalization, and literary representations of health.

Previous terms offered: Spring 2017.