You need to explain your rationale for the emphases you selected for IDSC (which could be business, communications, leadership, psychology, etc.This is a persuasive document. The purpose is to convince the board that IDSC is a good fit for you and that it will allow you to achieve your academic and career goals. State your case clearly and provide a logical, specific rationale for each emphasis area in relation to your desired career.
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IDSC 2190 Midterm Essay: Rationale for IDSC Major
In this assignment, you will explain your rationale for applying to the IDSC major. (If
you are not planning to apply to change your major to IDSC, then see the alternative
prompt below at the end of this document).
Your short essay must explain ALL of the following:
Each emphasis area (discipline) that you are pursuing or planning to pursue
within your IDSC degree and why you chose these emphasis areas,
How the areas relate to each other,
Why you are pursuing a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (why IDSC is a better
fit for you rather than a traditional major), and
How the degree (and emphasis areas) will be used by you to further your longterm career goals.
Use professional language. This should NOT be a narrative story about your life.
You should consider your audience: the faculty advisory board.
This is a persuasive document. The purpose is to convince the board that IDSC is
a good fit for you and that it will allow you to achieve your academic and career
goals. State your case clearly and provide a logical, specific rationale for each
emphasis area in relation to your desired career.
MLA formatted header (your name, my name, course number, date), then the
12 pt. professional font
Two pages, double spaced, minimum (you can have more than two)
Uploaded to Canvas as a Word doc or Pdf (no Pages) by the deadline listed in
*** If you have decided not to pursue IDSC as your major, you may write your essay
explaining which major you decided to pursue, why you chose that major, and how you
will use that major to attain your career goals.
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