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Overview

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With integrated courses, students plug into the different perspectives that force them out of their mental comfort zone and push their boundaries. In short, students become problem solvers, leaders, and advocates for change. Students will complete a course from each of the five learning clusters, including one service-learning course in which you give back to the local community through projects. The course samplings below may change on a semester or yearly basis. The learning clusters, however, remain the same.

GSR 150: Introduction to Integrated Learning

This course is intended to help students transition from the basic-skills courses of the first semester to the more challenging 200-level Integrated Learning Courses.

This course will be taught by one or more faculty and will focus on a central topic that draws on content from more than one discipline. Topics will vary from section to section and semester to semester, with a goal of building competency with regard to all five Competencies.

  • Prerequisite: GSR 101, 102
  • Prerequisites or Co-requisites: GSR 103

GSR 210: Comparing Multicultural Perspectives

This course emphasizes the third of the Five Competencies: Identity and Culture. Students will examine complex social identities, including deaf identities, and the interrelations within and among diverse cultures and groups.

This course will be taught by one or more faculty and will focus on a central topic that draws on content from more than one discipline. Topics will vary from section to section and semester to semester.

Students will engage in experiential learning activities, which may include service-learning opportunities, to reinforce and enhance the academic content of the course.

  • Prerequisite: GSR 150

GSR 220: Methods of Multiple Disciplines

This course emphasizes the fourth of the Five Competencies: Knowledge and Inquiry. Students will apply knowledge, modes of inquiry, and technological competence from a variety of disciplines to understand human experience and the natural world.

This course will be taught by one or more faculty and will focus on a central topic that draws on content from more than one discipline. Topics will vary from section to section and semester to semester.

Students will engage in experiential learning activities, which may include service-learning opportunities, to reinforce and enhance the academic content of the course.

  • Prerequisite: GSR 150

GSR 230: Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning in Context

This course emphasizes the fourth of the Five Competencies: Knowledge and Inquiry. Scientific and quantitative approaches will be applied toward understanding human experience and the natural world.

This course will be taught by one or more faculty and will focus on a central topic that draws on content from more than one discipline. Topics will vary from section to section and semester to semester.

Students will engage in experiential learning activities, which may include service-learning opportunities, to reinforce and enhance the academic content of the course.

  • Prerequisites: GSR 104 or MAT 130, GSR 150

GSR 240: Ethical Evaluations and Actions

This course emphasizes the fifth of the Five Competencies: Ethics and Social Responsibility. Students will be encouraged to make well-reasoned ethical judgments and apply those judgments to promote social justice.

This course will be taught by one or more faculty and will focus on a central topic that draws on content from more than one discipline. Topics will vary from section to section and semester to semester.

Students will engage in experiential learning activities, which may include service-learning opportunities, to reinforce and enhance the academic content of the course.

  • Prerequisite: GSR 150

GSR 300: General Studies Capstone

This course ties together all of the Five Competencies. Community groups, both local and more far-flung, will present the class with problems/needs. Students from various majors will sign up for a specific problem, forming project teams, each of which will be facilitated by a faculty member. Each project team will devise and implement innovative solutions.

  • Prerequisite: Completion of all other General Studies requirements

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Explore Our General Studies Integrated Learning Courses

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