Introduction to Integrated Learning
Using the broad theme of Washington, D.C. as a context for a variety of topics, students deepen their critical thinking skills while building competencies for subsequent integrated courses.
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. Whatever the topic, the goal will be to start building competency with regard to all five Undergraduate Learning Outcomes.
Prerequisite: GSR 101, GSR 102.
- The City as Text: History and Art (history, art)
- The City as Text: Cinema & Deaf Studies (film, deaf studies)
- The City as Text: Mythmakers and Alternative Realities (art, English)
- The City as Text: Politics & Propaganda (English, graphic design)
- The City as Text: The 7 Deadly Sins & The Environment (literature, philosophy)
Students researched and explored a D.C. monument, memorial, or museum, then wrote and designed a 24-page tourist guidebook. Another class produced a video instead of a guidebook.