INTG285 Integration of Knowledge

Summer/Fall 2016

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, cultural, 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 (May 23 to August 11, 2016)


INTG 285. E31             Integration of Knowledge: Food & Society

Students explore the changing role and importance of food in society. In individual and group work, students examine industrialization, nutrition, the psychology of eating, and culture from scientific, societal and cultural perspectives.

FormatInstructors
eLearning Burger, Gross, Luce

INTG 285. H31            Integration of Knowledge: Beauty

Students will explore the concept of beauty in natural and constructed contexts and examine the formation of beauty's aesthetic value and its impact on the world. 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.

ScheduleLocationInstructors
2 Thursdays, 6:30-9:00pm Hybrid/F239 Biletz, Bradshaw, Millevoi

Required Meetings: May 26 and August 4

 

Fall 2016

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).

INTG 285.E59     Integration of Knowledge: Food & Society

Students explore the changing role and importance of food in society. In individual and group work, students examine industrialization, nutrition, the psychology of eating, and culture from scientific, societal and cultural perspectives.

FormatInstructors
eLearning Burger, Gross, Luce

INTG 285.E60     Integration of Knowledge: Collapse-Why Civiliations Fail or Prevail

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.  Course activities include participation in discussions, a research study and paper, and two group projects.

FormatInstructors
eLearning Bornak, Hartwell, McCann

INTG 285.E61     Integration of Knowledge: Creativity

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

INTG 285.E62     Integration of Knowledge: Earth in Balance

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

FormatInstructors
eLearning Babaian, Colello, Johnstone

INTG 285.H01     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.

ScheduleLocationInstructors
4 Thurs., 6:30-9:00 p.m. Hybird/F239 Biletz, Bradshaw, Millevoi

Required meetings:  Aug. 25, Sept. 29, Nov. 3, Dec. 8


INTG 285.H02    Integration of Knowledge: Utopia & Revolution

Students examine the impact of utopias and social revolutions on human society.  Through various disciplines and a systematic selection of utopias, utopian visions and revolutions, students will gain a deeper understanding of how humankind is changed by the attempt to achieve the perfect society.

ScheduleLocationInstructors
5 Mon, 5:00-6:00pm Hybrid/F239 Mazurek, Pearl, Schuchmann

Required meetings: Aug. 29, Sept. 12, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, and Dec. 12