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Interdisciplinary Studies

c/o College of Arts and Sciences
Garrett Hall
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400133
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4133
(434) 924-3672

Overview Students who wish to do independent study must do so under the auspices of a Departmental or interdisciplinary degree program in the College. Interdisciplinary courses taught under the INST mnemonic count among the 18 non-College credits students may include in the 120 total credits required for a College degree. College students may count no more than two INST courses for a total of 3.0 credits. INST courses must be taken on the CR/NC basis.

Course Description


INST 220 - (2) (S)
Contemporary Social Issues and the Media

Explores contemporary issues including consumption and abuse of alcohol and tobacco, treatment of women, images of masculinity and femininity in our society, violence, and rampant consumerism. Classes will consist of seminar discussions, informed by video presentations on different topics.

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