INTG285 Integration of Knowledge

Summer & Fall 2014

This writing-intensive, team-taught course examines themes from the perspectives of multiple disciplines (scientific, cultural and societal). Students analyze the past, assess the present, and plan for the future with regard to a theme. Through individual and collaborative activities students analyze perspectives and synthesize positions informed by the different disciplines. 3 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion (C or better) of 30 credits and a College Level II writing course.

These courses share the following characteristics:

  • They are theme based. (A theme is a topic that provides an organizing framework for the course).
  • They include, but are not limited to, artistic, societal, and scientific perspectives.
  • They are writing intensive.
  • They require students to work together and study in groups.
  • They examine the implications of the theme by analyzing the past, assessing the present, and planning for the future.
  • Prerequisites include successful completion of 30 credits and a Writing Level II course (C or better).

Note: Hybrid classes are credit classes that replace some on-campus classroom sessions with online components.

All INTG courses (face-to-face, hybrid, and eLearning) use Canvas.

Summer I 12-week:


INTG 285. E31             Integration of Knowledge: Beauty

Students examine the concept of beauty in natural and constructed contexts to explore the formation of this aesthetic value and its impact. Topics include examining beauty in natural, artistic, historical, present and future constructs. Students discuss and react to visual and written materials to critically examine the concept.

FormatInstructors
eLearning Biletz, Bradshaw, Millevoi

Mandatory Orientation Mon. May 27, 6:00-9:00 p.m.                F239   


INTG 285. H31            Integration of Knowledge: Food & Sustainability

Students explore the fast-changing American and community food systems, with an emphasis on the available choices and the resulting effects on person, producer, and environments. Students identify tactics for establishing and increasing a mutually beneficial symbiotic relation between person and producer.

ScheduleLocationInstructors
Wednesdays 1:00-2:35 p.m. Hybrid/F239 Dunn, Genovese, Lifson

Fall 2014


Integration of Knowledge: Beauty (INTG 285.HU1)

Students examine the concept of beauty in natural and constructed contexts to explore the formation of this aesthetic value and its impact. Topics include examining beauty in natural, artistic, historical, present and future constructs. Students discuss and react to visual and written materials to critically examine the concept. Hybrid

ScheduleLocationInstructors
4 Thurs., 6:30-9:00 p.m. UBC Biletz, Bradshaw, Millevoi

Required meetings:  Aug. 28, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 11


Integration of Knowledge: Collapse - Why Civilizations Fail or Prevail (INTG 285.E59)

Students examine global and environmental issues that affect societal growth or decline with particular attention to how issues are addressed and how decisions are made. Students study these issues using the scientific method, an examination of how societies function, and how art represents past and present cultures.

FormatInstructors
eLearning Bornak, Hartwell, Sakharov

Online Orientation


Integration of Knowledge: Creativity (INTG 285.E61)

Creativity is a process of combining the familiar in unfamiliar ways to produce something that is novel and valued in a particular cultural context. This course examines the nature of human creativity from cultural, scientific and social perspectives and challenges students to explore and express their own creativity.

FormatInstructors
eLearning Friedman, Greenfield, Bobbie

Integration of Knowledge: Earth in Balance (INTG 285.H04)

Students learn about our connectedness with the planet and the wonder of our world. Students will understand various issues affecting our environment and the value of environmental stewardship. Individual and group assignments find meaningful ways to understand plants, animals and ecosystems. Hybrid

ScheduleLocationInstructors
2 Weds, 4:30-6:00pm Hybrid/F239 Babaian, Colello, Johnstone

Required meetings: August 27 and December 10


Integration of Knowledge: Food & Society (INTG 285.H03)

Students explore the changing role and importance of food in society. Students examine industrialization, health, and culture from scientific, societal and artistic perspectives. Students will be required to collaborate on group assignments and are expected to log in 3-4 times weekly to maintain contact with your group and the instructors.  Hybrid

ScheduleLocationInstructors
4 Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 p.m. F239 Fritz, Gross, Luce

Required meetings: Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 18, & Dec. 16


Integration of Knowledge: Food & Sustainability (INTG 285.N81)

Students explore the fast-changing American and community food systems, with an emphasis on the available choices and the resulting effects on person, producer, and environments. Students identify tactics for establishing and increasing a mutually beneficial symbiotic relation between person and producer.

ScheduleLocationInstructors
Mondays, 6:30-9:00 p.m. F239 Dunn, Genovese, Lifson

Integration of Knowledge: Self, Identity & the Human Experience (INTG285.H02)

What is the Self? How is it rooted in the person’s biological makeup? What aspects are socially constructed? How does the self develop and change? Students will explore these questions and be challenged to explore and write about their own evolving sense of self. Hybrid

ScheduleLocationInstructors
15 Tues. 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Hybrid/F239 Ford, Niehoff, Robb

Integration of Knowledge: Social Media (INTG 285.E60)

Students explore social networking from artistic, societal, and scientific perspectives. They discover relationships between social media and, for example, communication, marketing, sciences, activism, performances, and events. Required: group work; significant online time and use of new media tools and applications, including video; weekly login using computer (rather than mobile device).

FormatInstructors
eLearning Angelo, Hemmig, McCreadie

Integration of Knowledge: Warfare (INTG 285.H01)

Students examine the nature and impact of warfare in society. By examining a selection of wars from primitive warfare to today, and by examining additional wars through group projects, students arrive at a deeper understanding of one of humanity’s most commonplace and complex experiences–warfare. Hybrid

ScheduleRoomInstructors
5 Mondays 5:00-6:00 p.m. F239 Mazurek, Schuchman

Required Meetings: Sept. 8 & 22, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 15