Integrated Courses

a picture that shows SLOWith 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 (4)
    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. The current theme of the course is Washington, D.C.: City as Text. Whatever the topic, the goal will be to start building competency with regard to all five Undergraduate Learning Outcomes.
    Prerequisite: GSR 101, 102
    Prerequisites or Co-requisites: GSR 103


  • GSR 210 Comparing Multicultural Perspectives (4)
    This is an Integrated Learning Course that emphasizes the third Undergraduate Learning Outcome: Identity and Culture.  This course focuses on enabling students to understand 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 Multiples Disciplines (4)
    This is an Integrated Learning Course that emphasizes the fourth Undergraduate Learning Outcome: Knowledge and Inquiry.  This course focuses on enabling students to apply knowledge, modes of inquiry, and technological competence from a variety of disciplines in order 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 (4)
    This is an Integrated Learning Course which emphasizes the fourth Undergraduate Learning Outcome: Knowledge and Inquiry, in particular scientific and quantitative approaches to 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.
    Prerequisite: GSR 104 or MAT 130, GSR 150
  •  GSR 240 Ethical Evaluations and Actions (4)
    This is an Integrated Learning Course that emphasizes the fifth Undergraduate Learning Outcome: Ethics and Social Responsibility.  This course focuses on enabling students to make well-reasoned ethical judgments and to 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 (4)
    This course is a culminating experience that ties together all of Undergraduate Learning Outcomes. 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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