Since I already discussed my First Year Seminar, I thought I would share with you my experience with my Sophomore Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS). An SIS is a McDaniel Plan requirement that dives deeper into the liberal arts aspect of McDaniel. It is a class that tends to be out of the box and makes you think beyond the standard classes. Sometimes there are even two teachers from two completely different subjects that come together to teach one class. That is what I had for my SIS.
My SIS class was called Happiness. I mean, who wouldn’t want to take a class called Happiness, right?! It was what you would expect it to be: a class studying the idea of happiness. However, you would not expect the teacher combination. One of our teachers was an Economics professor, while the other was a Psychology professor. We looked at happiness from both aspects and it was really interesting! I favored the psychology side of the class, but that is to be expected since it is my major. We were also lucky enough to have some great guest speakers and we also watched some very fascinating films.
It was a great class that really expanded my learning and the way I look at things. An SIS may not always go towards you major, but it fits perfectly into a liberal arts education and is well worth it!