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Chris Mitchell


The Perspectives Area of the ISP consists of six courses in the arts, the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences. The arts and sciences are at the heart of what we mean by a liberal education – an education that prepares and empowers you to engage with complexity, diversity and change. Perspectives courses help you develop appreciation for and knowledge about the impact of the arts and sciences in our lives. By engaging in the Perspectives experience, students gain a greater sense of how personal and social responsibility impact local, national and global challenges. All Perspectives courses focus on helping you develop strong and transferable intellectual and practical skills that will help you apply what you know in any social or professional situation.

Perspectives Requirements

  • One Fine and Performing Arts (IA)
  • One Humanities (IH)
  • One additional Fine and Performing Arts or Humanities (IA or IH)
  • One Natural Science (IN)
  • One Social Science (IS)
  • One additional Natural or Social Science (IN or IS)

The Elective ISP Course requirement may be filled by a seventh Perspectives Course or by a second Interdisciplinary Course. All Perspectives courses taken to fulfill ISP requirements must be taken in different departments.

Contact the Integrative Studies Program

Celia Rabinowitz
Dean of Mason Library
☎ 603-358-2736