• Professor Debra Kirchoff-Glazier - ext. 3574
  • Associate Professor James Borgardt (Remote Field Course) - ext. 6600
  • Instructor Julie Woodling (Instruction Librarian) - ext. 3454
  • Instructor Jessica Maxon (Community Service) -ext. 3365

While many interdisciplinary courses are found among the College’s department offerings, some are taught outside that structure. They may be used in constructing a Program of Emphasis. 


ND-102   Introduction to Library Research (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; H) This one hour, one semester course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of library research, from the basic organization of materials through the analytical process of determining useful and appropriate research materials. This course will be taught every semester by the library staff, and there is no pre- requisite.

ND-110   Career Planning (Variable; Variable; 1.00 Credit; S) Examines theories of occupational choice and career development and provides the learner with the opportunity to become more aware of their interests, values, and capacities as they relate to the career decision-making process.

ND-198   Solving the Covid-19 Crisis (Variable; Variable; 1.00 Credit) Learn how Juniata students and faculty are using the COVID-19 crisis to make a difference in the world, and explore ways that you can make a difference, too. This one-credit course describes how different disciplinary lenses help us understand and address the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. NOTE: Registration in this course is restricted to only incoming new students.

ND-199   ND Special Topics (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) Allows departments to offer courses not normally taught. Prerequisites and fees vary by course titles.

ND-203C   Cultural Learning Tour (Spring; Yearly; 1.00 Credit) Students enrolled in this course will participate in a service-learning trip to explore social, cultural, political and/or environmental issues through various service and educational experiences. Involvement in trip activities will help students develop a foundation of knowledge about the importance of civic and community engagement. Biweekly meetings in spring semester will facilitate development of learning objectives and provide background information related to the region in which the group will serve. The service experience will be complemented by discussion and reflection before, during, and after the trip. Applications are accepted in fall. Associated fees vary by trip. Note: This course requires 25 hours of out of class time per semester.

ND-206   Remote Field Course Seminar (Spring; Yearly; 2.00 Credits; IC,CW,SW-US) Join us in learning about the U.S. Southwest (New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado) and plan on visiting the sites discussed in class and examining the impact on the indigenous people. The course uses an interdisciplinary approach, pulling from the expertise of physics, biology, psychology, and education. The RFC seminar course (ND-206) is scheduled during the spring semester and is paired with ND-207 during the summer term, during which students and instructors travel to the various locations studied during the seminar. Students must take both courses to fulfill the IC or the U.S. Experience general education requirement. The total fee for the experience is split between the two courses, with half on the spring semester billing and the other half on the summer term billing. Pre- or Co-Req: FYC-101 or EN-110 or EN-109.

ND-207   Remote Field Course (Summer; Yearly; 2.00 Credits; IC,CW,SW-US) This course builds on the introduction to the Southwest the students began in ND-206, by taking them to the field to explore the biology, geology, anthropology, and history of the Southwest desert region from a variety of perspectives. Students explore how humans have historically interacted in this arid environment and how modern culture has placed environmental burdens on the region's resources. This course is a field trip to Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. Half of the total fee is charged with ND-206 in the spring and the other half with ND-207 in the summer. Students must take both courses to fulfill the IC or the U.S. Experience general education requirement. Prerequisite: ND-206 or IC-206.

ND-271   3D Design, Scanning & Printing (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 4.00 Credits; CTDH,WK-CE) The course introduces non-specialist students to the current techniques of 3D design, scanning, and printing. It harnesses technology to creative art opportunities and artistic appreciation to technological processes. No pre-existing skill sets are assumed so the course is suitable to beginners and novices. Pre-requisite: FYC-101

ND-292   Fulbright Special Topics Course (Variable; Variable; 1.00-3.00 Credits; I,SW-GE) This course will focus on a people and culture outside of the U.S. or on a global challenge. The course will often relate to Mexico or to U.S.-Mexico relations. The specific topic of this course will be determined based on the interests of the Mexico Studies Chair and the needs of the College.

ND-298   Transitions (Spring; Yearly; 1.00 Credit) Faculty, staff, alumni, and guests will provide expertise and advice designed to help students understand and prepare for successful transitions. The process of transition (loss of what is familiar and known) will be discussed utilizing models of behavior within social systems and personal experiences. Case studies will examine: changing career goals; adjusting to cultural differences; the transition from life as an undergraduate to life as a graduate student; work life unreadiness; lifestyle adjustments such as financial independence, rural to urban, and changing relationships.

ND-299   Special Topics (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) Allows department to offer courses not normally taught. Prerequisites vary by title.

ND-308   Science Outreach Leadership (Variable; Variable; 1.00-3.00 Credits) Offers the opportunity for active participation in the planning, design, and implementation of the PA Junior Science & Humanities Symposium and the PA Special Olympics events that are hosted at Juniata College.

ND-311   Digital Ethics (Variable; Yearly; 4.00 Credits; SW-ER,CTDH) The digital revolution has forced upon humanity a new set of ethical challenges. Many of these challenges continue to confound us. In a seminar setting, students investigate the most pressing questions of digital life and formulate their own views and moral stances. Pre- or co-req: FYC-101 or EN-110 or EN-109.

ND-399   Special Topics (Variable; Variable; 2.00-9.00 Credits) Allows the departments to offer special topics not normally offered. Departments may offer more than one special topic. Prerequisites vary by title.

ND-490   ND Intern/Needs Paperwork (Spring; Yearly; 2.00-9.00 Credits) See the chapter, " Special Programs " under " Internships " in the catalog. Corequisite: ND495. Prerequisite: Permission and Jr. or Sr. Standing.

ND-495   Internship Seminar (Variable; Variable; 2.00-6.00 Credits) Required of all students doing an internship. Emphasis is on readings and discussions of materials relevant to the internship experience. Corequisite: ND490.

ND-499   ND Special Topics (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) Allows department to offer topics not normally taught.

ND-TUT   ND Teaching Assistant (Variable; Variable; 1.00-3.00 Credits) See catalog.