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Understanding where the unreal, super-, ultra-, para-, are situated in culture—from the ancient worlds to today—provides a rare view into the real nature of reality. 

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Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry's travel-integrated courses.

The Honors College sponsors travel-integrated courses that provide students with learning and research opportunities originating in, but also extending beyond, the classroom.

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Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry's Custom-Designed Major.

Have career ambitions that don't fit one major? Combine disciplines and create your own.

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Our Mission

The 21st century will be defined by the complexity and interconnected nature of human endeavors. The world’s nations and politics, its markets and technology, its cultures and ideas are merging together in ways unimaginable even a generation ago. The challenges of this interconnected world are vast: human rights and health; energy, water, and the environment; risk and disasters; artistic and technological ingenuity. These are just a few of the areas in which fresh inquiry is demanded, inquiry that is free to roam beyond conventional disciplinary boundaries.

The Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry (CII) at Drexel University offers students several different opportunities to develop the “big-picture” thinking and analytical skills associated with cutting-edge interdisciplinary teaching and research. Located in the Pennoni Honors College, the CII comprises three programs: the Custom-Designed Major, the Great Works Symposium, and Travel-Integrated Courses.