Plan of Study

Transdisciplinary Studies in Technology, BSTS

This sample plan of study is from the 2017-2018 University Catalog.

Fall 1st Year

PTEC 20700 - ePortfolio I 2
PTEC 10800 - Guided Exploration 2
>09999 Technology Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
Oral Communication* - Credit Hours: 3.00
Math Quant Reasoning* - Credit Hours: 3.00
>10000 level Disciplinary Knowledge - Credit Hours: 3.00

Total: 16.5 Credits

Spring 1st Year

PTEC 20700 - ePortfolio I 2
PTEC 10800 - Guided Exploration 2
Humanities* - Credit Hours: 3.00
Written Communication* - Credit Hours: 4.00
Science* - Credit Hours: 4.00

Total: 15.5 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

PTEC 20700 - ePortfolio I 2
PTEC 20800 - Formation And Immersion 2
>10000 level Disciplinary Knowledge - CreditHours: 3.00
Science, Tech, and Society* - CreditHours: 3.00
>10000 level Disciplinary Knowledge - CreditHours: 3.00

Total: 13.5 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

PTEC 20700 - ePortfolio I 2
PTEC 20800 - Formation And Immersion 2
>20000 level Disciplinary Knowledge - Credit Hours: 3.00
Science* - Credit Hours: 3.00
>20000 level Humanities - Credit Hours: 3.00
Information Literacy* - Credit Hours: 3.00

Total: 16.5 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

PTEC 40700 - ePortfolio II 2
PTEC 30800 - Deep Immersion 2
Advanced MATH or STAT - Credit Hours: 3.00
>20000 level Disciplinary Knowledge - Credit Hours: 3.00
>20000 level Disciplinary Knowledge - Credit Hours: 4.00

Total: 14.5 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

PTEC 40700 - ePortfolio II 2
PTEC 30800 - Deep Immersion 2
>20000 level Disciplinary Knowledge - Credit Hours: 3.00
>30000 level Disciplinary Knowledge - Credit Hours: 3.00
>30000 level OC or WC - Credit Hours: 3.00
Behavior Social Sciences* - Credit Hours: 3.00

Total: 16.5 Credits

Fall 4th Year

PTEC 40700 - ePortfolio II 2
PTEC 40800 - Capstone And Planning 2
>30000 level Disciplinary Knowledge - Credit Hours: 3.00
>30000 level Disciplinary Knowledge - Credit Hours: 3.00
>30000 level Disciplinary Knowledge - Credit Hours: 3.00

Total: 13.5 Credits

Spring 4th Year

PTEC 40700 - ePortfolio II 2
PTEC 40800 - Capstone And Planning 2
>40000 level Disciplinary Knowledge - Credit Hours: 3.00
>40000 level Disciplinary Knowledge - Credit Hours: 3.00
>40000 level Disciplinary Knowledge - Credit Hours: 3.00

Total: 13.5 Credits

Notes:

* Fulfills University Core

1.  Non-course degree requirement: Student demonstration of expertise in eight broad competencies. Monitored and reviewed continuously in Transdisciplinary Learning Experiences (PTEC 10800, 20800, ...). ePortfolio is formally assessed 4 times during the plan of study to satisfy this requirement. 

2. These are courses specifically designed for this degree. ePortfolio (PTEC 20700, 40700) are pass/no pass. Transdisciplinary Learning Experiences (PTEC 10800-40800) are variable credit.

3.  Any courses from the Undergraduate Curriculum Council (UCC) Approved Course List to satisfy the appropriate foundational core requirement. Acronyms are as follows: BSS - Behavioral/Social Sciences, HUM - Humanities, IL - Information Literacy, OC - Oral Communication, QR - Quantitative  Reasoning, STS - Science, Technology and Society, WC - Written Communication.  It is preferred that students take one course from physical sciences and one from life sciences.

4.  Any course for which the student meets the prerequisites and meets their personal and professional goals as determined by the student in consultation with their faculty mentor.

5.  By the end of the Semester 3, students identify their mission and, with the help of their faculty mentor, develop a detailed plan of learning. At this time, they identify one or more technology disciplines and at least one humanities discipline. For example, Computing (CIT, CGT or ECET), Engineering Technology (ECET, MET or MFET), Built environment (CM), Aviation (AT), or Technology Leadership and Innovation (TLI), and non-technology areas such as history, philosophy, communication, etc.

♦ The course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

For complete program details visit the 2017-2018 University Catalog

For selective and elective courses that meet program requirements, visit myPurduePlan