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. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
Successful completion (C or better) of 30 credits and a College Writing Level II course.
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
As with all Integration of Knowledge courses, this course will have 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. Learning Goals:

    1. Course Learning Goals

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

      Note: See each section's course format for theme-specific learning objectives. (Section formats to be on file in the INTG office).

    3. Core Learning Goals


    4. Category II: Integration of Knowledge
      Students will be able to
      1. analyze the past, assess the present, and plan for the future with regard to the theme as informed by the disciplines through activities and/or other assignments.
      2. synthesize (make connections among) the disciplines (at least scientific, cultural and social) presented in the course in written essays, discussions, and/or other assignments.

      Category III: Collaboration
      Students will be able to
      1. identify and practice elements of effective group process;
      2. practice effective small group communication skills;
      3. resolve conflicts/make decisions effectively; and
      4. honor commitments made to the group.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    Students will engage in a planned series of learning activities that will require 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 Core Learning Goals:

    1. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
    2. Required. Students will be assessed on each of the objectives through written, presentation (with artifact), and/or multimedia assignments.

    3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals (if applicable)


    4. Category II: Integration of Knowledge
      Required. Students will be assessed on each of the objectives through written, presentation (with artifact), and/or multimedia assignments.

      Category III: Collaboration
      Required. Students will be assessed on each of the objectives through collaborative assignments.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    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 format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
(may include, but are not limited to specific topics, projects, assignments, approaches, time frames, A-V, etc.)

May include, but are not limited to, class discussion, electronic interaction, group discussion, presentations, digital resources, experiential learning, lectures, critical writing, journal writing, research, field trips, new media, and other methods as determined by the instructors. Detailed in each section�s course format.

Review/Approval Date - 6/08