The Uncommon Core

Integrative Studies

Integrative Studies allows you to explore a question that intrigues you in three upper-level courses. You choose the question; you choose the cluster of courses; you explore! Integrative Studies is characterized by:

  • Choice: You select your three IS (Integrative Studies) courses based upon your own interests.
  • Responsibility: You demonstrate your integration of materials from the three courses and other parts of the Core.
  • Opportunity for Reflection: You have the opportunity to reflect on your Integrative Studies and showcase what you have learned in the Core Milestone Experience.

The Three Courses:

Any courses can make up your Integrative Studies: liberal or professional, in different disciplines or in one, and, if you like, from your minor or second major. The only limitations are these:

  • The courses must be 200-level or higher
  • Only one of your IS courses can be used to fulfill a major requirement
  • You cannot use a P-EQ course
How to choose your Integrative Studies (IS) Courses:

Integrative Studies Artifacts

In each of your IS courses, you'll choose at least one assignment or piece of work that you think best shows the progress you're making in the exploration of your question. You'll archive this artifact in P@N, like your artifacts from your P-EQ courses.