Extradisciplinary courses are those that fall outside the domain of the college's existing departments and programs. They are listed in the Catalog and Schedule of Courses with a subject header of "EXDS."Courses
EXDS 116. Bates STEM Scholars.A continuation of FYS 505. One-half course credit is granted upon completion of the course. Prerequisite(s): FYS 505. Corequisite(s): one of the following: any 100-level biology or earth and climate sciences course; CHEM 108A; MATH 105, 106, 205, or 206; NRSC 160; or PHYS 108. Enrollment limited to 12. Instructor permission is required. Normally offered every year. C. Diaz-Eaton, G. Laurita.
EXDS 215. STEM Scholars II.The sophomore year of a STEM student’s life is an exciting time as students choose their major and take upper-level science and math classes. In this course, students continue to develop their science identity, confidence, and enthusiasm for STEM. Conversations with a diverse network of professional scientists and hands-on group research activities demonstrate how scientists identify and work on real problems. Through self-reflection and development of a growth mindset, students begin to align their values, passions, and interests with their personal goals. In addition, students participate in workshops on study skills, stress management, choosing a major, study abroad, resumes, and summer research, among others. One-half course credit is granted upon completion of the course. Corequisite(s): any science or mathematics course. Open only to sophomores. Enrollment limited to 12. Instructor permission is required. Normally offered every year. A. Hill, B. Lawson.
Short Term Courses
EXDS 216. STEM Scholars II.In this continuation of EXDS 215, sophomore STEM students further build their science identity and community and foster personal academic and career goals. One-half course credit is granted upon completion of the course. Corequisite(s): any science or mathematics course. Open only to sophomores.Prerequisite(s): EXDS 215. Enrollment limited to 12. Instructor permission is required. Normally offered every year. L. Banks, J. Oishi.
EXDS s15H. Short Term Practicum: Mediation and Restorative Justice.This course introduces the philosophies and skills used by practitioners of Restorative Justice and Mediation. Restorative Justice seeks a humanistic response to conflict, wrongdoing and crime. Students learn the Restorative Justice techniques of circle facilitation, restorative language, and observation, focusing on its practice in the juvenile justice system, in communities, and on college campuses. Mediation immerses students in a problem-solving approach to resolving disputes. Drawing from diverse disciplines, coaching, class discussions, presentations, and role play, students gain a deeper understanding of conflict. Using the classroom as a conflict skills workshop, students acquire tools to improve communication and facilitate cooperation and collaboration. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion, proof of 40 hours of mediation training, a commonly accepted state and national standard for new Mediators. This course is taught by a guest practitioner-instructor. Open to first-year students. Enrollment limited to 16. Instructor permission is required. One-time offering. Staff.