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Overarching Themes of the Integrated Studies Program

Diversity

You’ll learn to

  • recognize how differences shape approaches to identity, knowledge, and power.
  • apply diverse perspectives and experiences to develop disciplinary arguments.

Ethics

You’ll learn to

  • identify the ethical issues within a discipline.
  • solve an ethical problem associated with a discipline.

Global Issues

You’ll learn to:

  • approach global issues from multiple perspectives in deriving solutions to potential conflicts.
  • critique a discipline through the lens of other cultural values.
  • demonstrate a commitment to analyzing and/or solving global issues.
  • demonstrate knowledge about cultures, societies, religious worldviews and /or political/economic systems outside of the western context.
  • demonstrate an understanding of non-western cultures from the context of those cultures.

Social and Environmental Engagement

You’ll learn to

  • identify elements of social and/or environmental structures: individual, group and system.
  • demonstrate a commitment to analyzing and/or solving social and/or environmental issues.
  • articulate the interrelations of natural and social-cultural systems, and the ways in which human agency can both degrade and sustain the environment.

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Integrative Studies Program

Mark C. Long
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"We see that students are developing stronger skills in writing, are more challenged and more confident in their ability to meet new challenges, and are getting a better sense of what is happening in the world around them."

Dr. Gordon Leversee
A Liberal Arts Education:
One Father’s Experience