The Uncommon Core

Integrative Studies

This part of the Core focuses on an intellectual interest or passion that you want to explore in depth and integrate into your overall studies. Does some idea spark your curiosity? With your advisor, you will choose three courses to help you explore that interest and articulate your own enduring question.

For example, one student was interested in how genocide affected future generations and chose these three courses to integrate:

  • Religion — Auschwitz and After: Religious Questions and Dilemmas
  • Sociology — Deviance or Race, Ethnicity and Society
  • History — Native Americans: Removal to Present
How to Determine if a Course can be an IS course
How to Intentionally Choose Integrative Studies (IS) Courses
Integrative Studies, Uncommon Core

Click here to view a Spreadsheet of Potential IS Courses by Big Idea