INTG285 Integration of Knowledge
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.
Integration of Knowledge: Beauty (INTG 285.H03)
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.
|4 Thurs., 6:30-9:00 p.m.||F239||Biletz, Bradshaw, Millevoi|
Required meetings: Jan. 23, Feb. 27, April 3, May 8
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. Coursework includes participation in discussions, a research study and paper, and creative group projects.
|eLearning||Bornak, Hartwell, Sakharov|
Integration of Knowledge: Creativity (INTG 285.E61)
Students examine the theme of creativity from a scientific, business and artistic perspective. Whenever a problem is faced for which there is no clear solution, then creativity is mobilized. It is the source of all that is new and valued in human culture, and it allows the person to break free of the constraints of the past.
|eLearning||Friedman, Greenfield, Bobbie|
Integration of Knowledge: Earth in Balance (INTG 285.H02)
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.
|2 Weds, 4:30-6:00pm||Hybrid/F239||Babaian, Colello, Johnstone|
Required meetings: January 22 and May 14
Integration of Knowledge: Genocide (INTG 285.HB1)
Students examine the nature and impact of genocide on society. By examining different genocides, students gain an understanding of the historical, economic, cultural, religious, scientific, and technological forces that make the near extermination of a particular people possible.
|5 Mondays, 5:15-6:15 p.m.||LBC||Mazurek, Rosentrater, Schuchman|
Required meetings: Feb. 2, Feb. 24, March 3, april 7, May 12
Integration of Knowledge: Self, Identity & the Human Experience
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.
|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 will discover relationships between social media and other fields, such as communication, marketing, scientific advances, group activism, performances, and events. Significant online time and use of online tools required.
|eLearning||Angelo, Hemmig, McCreadie|
Integration of Knowledge: Time & Environment (INTG 285.N82)
Students examine attitudes toward time favored by past and present societies and how these attitudes influence resource consumption. Students analyze contemporary environmental challenges and demonstrate development of a perspective of time that includes a responsible stewardship ethic capable of guiding future lifestyle choices.
|Tuesdays 6:30-9:00 p.m.||F239||Engle, Knight, McCann|