INTG285 Integration of Knowledge

Department of Integration of Knowledge: Integration of Knowledge

I. Course Number and Title
INTG285 Integration of Knowledge
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
Successful completion (C or better) of 30 credits and a College Writing Level II course.
V. Other Pertinent Information
As with all Integration of Knowledge courses, this course has the following characteristics:
  1. It is theme-based (A theme provides an organizing framework for the course).
  2. It includes, but is not limited to, cultural, societal, and scientific perspectives.
  3. It is writing intensive.
  4. It requires students to work together and study in groups.
  5. Students examine the implications of the theme by analyzing the past, assessing the present, and planning for the future.
VI. Catalog Course Description
Students in this writing-intensive, team-taught course examine themes from perspectives of multiple disciplines (scientific, cultural and social). They analyze the past, assess the present, and plan for the future with regard to the theme(s). Through individual and collaborative activities, students analyze perspectives and synthesize positions informed by the different disciplines.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:
    1. demonstrate their understanding of the importance of the theme(s) in the context of the specific topic(s) discussed;
    2. express how the skills learned in the course can be used in different contexts;
    3. gain critical insights into and question their assumptions about the theme(s); and
    4. provide evidence of critical thinking through discussion, expository writing, and collaborative activities.

    Note: See each section's course syllabus for theme-specific learning objectives. (Section syllabi are on file in the INTG office).

  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    Students engage in a planned series of learning activities that requires them to:
    • analyze the past, assess the present, and plan for the future with respect to the course theme.
    • synthesize the disciplinary perspectives on the course theme.
    • practice skills of effective small-group practice:
      • Leadership
      • Communication
      • Decision making and conflict resolution; and
    • engage in writing assignments.
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Required. Students will be assessed on each of the objectives through written, presentation (with artifact), and/or multimedia assignments.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    May include, but are not limited to, texts, trade books, periodicals, electronic resources, and other materials as determined by the instructors. Detailed in each section's course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 6/08; New Core 8/2015