School of Integrative Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Integrative Studies (INTS - Formerly NCLC) Spring 2017

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in INTS

INTS 103: Human Creativity: Science and Art (6 Credits)

Investigates the vital role played by human creativity in fine arts and natural sciences. Fosters an understanding of the aesthetic and intellectual components of the arts while exploring the scientific method, the relation of theory and experiment, and the development and elaboration of major ideas in science. Designated a Green Leaf Course. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

INTS 195: Field-Based Work (1-6 Credits)

Directed field studies in topic not otherwise available to students. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

200-Level Courses in INTS

INTS 202: Public Speaking and Critical Thinking Skills (4 Credits)

Combines process of learning to speak in front of audiences with analysis of arguments and persuasive appeals. Students learn how to create and present effective speeches, adapt messages to specific audiences, and evaluate and critique messages produced for others. One credit of experiential learning enables students to examine public speeches, news stories, political campaigns, and advertising, among others, to make meaningful connections between public speaking theory and practice. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

INTS 203: Inquiry for Action: Facilitating Change (6 Credits)

Examines the relationships between academic research, individual acts and society's social and political structures. Students design a community-based research project, explore a rich array of qualitative and quantitative approaches, apply information and communication technologies to all aspects of the research process, and learn from individuals and organizations outside the classroom. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

INTS 204: Leadership Theory and Practice (3 Credits)

Examines historical and contemporary leadership theories and invites students to be reflective of their own leadership experiences through the lenses of those theories. Students develop critical lenses through which to evaluate their own self-awareness, effectiveness in groups, and ability to navigate structures and systems. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

INTS 210: Sustainable World (4 Credits)

Covers basic issues in the natural and social sciences that underlie current environmental problems. Considers ethical matters such as equity as they pertain to global resource consumption, pollution, and climate change. Designated a Green Leaf Course. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

INTS 245: Visual Culture and Society (4 Credits)

Explores the role of visual culture in contemporary society including an examination of photography, the visual and performing arts, film and video, and electronic media. Readings focus on the historical foundations of visuality as well as theories of visual culture and aesthetics. Students investigate the ways that forms of visual culture function in society and how these are linked to race, class, and gender as well as politics and economics. Students will gain hands-on experience working with contemporary visual media tools such as computer graphics and digital video editing. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

INTS 249: Digital Literacy (4 Credits)

Investigates information literacy, the mobile web, and interactive and immersive media, including gaming, social networking, blogging and micro-blogging, intellectual, political and civic collaborations, digital aesthetics and emerging digital cultures and art forms.Ê Explores major theories of digital literacy and culture and introduce diverse social, artistic, theoretical and cultural practices that characterize today's digital domains and virtual environments. Ê Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Lindsey Macdonald — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW — Innovation Hall 205

INTS 294: Service-Learning Experience (1-15 Credits)

Service-learning courses offer students, faculty, and community partners an opportunity to work together to integrate and apply knowledge to address community needs. Learning goals, action strategies, and assignments developed collaboratively. Students demonstrate progress through critical reflection that illustrates growth in acquiring and comprehending values, skills, and knowledge content. Critical reflection may take the form of papers, presentations, portfolios, journals, and exams. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

INTS 295: Field-Based Work (1-18 Credits)

Directed field studies in topic not otherwise available to students. Read More »

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

300-Level Courses in INTS

INTS 300: Law and Justice (3 Credits)

Combines various teaching methods including lectures, the Socratic method, case studies, discussion of readings and films, debates, and active inquiry-based learning to investigate the major institutions in the American legal system. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Noura Erakat — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM W — Thompson Hall 1018

INTS 301: Science in the News (3 Credits)

Examination and discussion of the current trends in science as reported in the popular media. Students learn how to evaluate the science that is reported so they may become informed consumers; discuss how scientific advancement might shape society by looking at how science and society have changed together over time; and use examples from the past to discuss future trends. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Kimberly C Klinger — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 206  -  Section Syllabus Pdficon small

INTS 303: Introduction to International Studies (3 Credits)

Explores a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing world issues. Combines lectures, field trips, discussion of readings, films, case studies, projects, and active inquiry-based learning to examine the natural environment, infectious disease and globalization, media and technologies, and war and violent conflict, with an attempt to deepen community members' understanding of an increasingly interdependent world. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

INTS 304: Social Movements and Community Activism (4 Credits)

Examines how citizens, individually and collectively, accomplish social change in society through case study analysis. Considers advantages and limits of social change strategies from communication and social movement theory perspectives. Surveys topics including how leaders maintain momentum in face of opposition; how movements and organizations use slogans, symbols and music to inspire followers; and how participants construct persuasive media campaigns and political arguments to facilitate policy change. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

INTS 312: Images and Experiences of Childhood: Social Construct, Literature, and Film (3-6 Credits)

Immerses students in the images of childhood through the media of literature, video, and poetry, with a strong emphasis on historical perspectives of childhood. The class is interactive, requires some work in groups, and requires classroom participation. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

INTS 314: Conflict, Trauma and Healing (6 Credits)

Develops in students an appreciation of human resilience and helps them acquire better coping mechanisms. Imparts knowledge of the nature and dynamics of trauma and healing. Investigates the difficulties people face in responding to settings of conflict such as war, school shootings, abuse, domestic violence, including natural disaster. Examines case studies from a variety of personal, national, and international settings. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

INTS 316: Introduction to Childhood Studies (4 Credits)

Focuses on the study of childhood from birth to adolescence from the perspective of several disciplines. Covers childhood theory, research, and policy and their applications to decisions regarding children and youth. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

INTS 319: Contemporary Youth Studies (3 Credits)

Examines the history of positive youth development, how scholars study youth, and the theories they use to guide their research. Evaluates the policies and programs aimed at empowering youth. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Shayna Lillian Maskell — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM TR — Robinson A247

INTS 322: Teacher: A Historical Perspective (3 Credits)

Examines the rich heritage of the teaching profession in Western society. Traces the history of educational philosophy and teaching, beginning with the ancient Greeks and culminating in the 21st century United States. Using the exploration of the various philosophies of education as a foundation, examines contemporary images of teachers in literature and film. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

INTS 331: The Nonprofit Sector (4 Credits)

Readings, classroom discussions and activities, and practical experience reveal historical, legal, and socioeconomic forces that define and influence the American nonprofit sector. Explores structures, issues that affect nonprofit management, governing, and financial systems. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

INTS 334: Environmental Justice (4 Credits)

Examines historical and contemporary sociopolitical and socioeconomic conditions that have given rise to the environmental justice movement. Analyzes how individuals contribute to environmental justice or injustice through everyday decisions. Considers how environmental justice movement responds to these issues. Designated a Green Leaf Course. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

INTS 345: Introduction to Multimedia (5 Credits)

Technological, aesthetic, and educational issues of using interactive multimedia. Topics include theoretical underpinnings of some technological issues involved in multimedia computing as well as techniques for authoring interactive multimedia projects using a variety of digital media tools. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

INTS 348: Digital Futures (3-6 Credits)

Investigates important contemporary issues such as surveillance-privacy, censorship, piracy, gender and ethnicity, digital labor and play, mobile media and globalization, and the commercialization and political potential of the digital public spheres. Introduces students to the latest technological, philosophical and creative thinking on the future of human society in a digital age. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Lindsey Macdonald — 10:30 AM to 01:10 PM F — Robinson A106

INTS 355: Consciousness, Meaning and Life Purpose (3 Credits)

Examines scientific evidence about states of consciousness, providing opportunities for experiences and reflections about the personal impact of states of consciousness on how we find meaningful direction for using our talents. Includes the theory and practice of mindfulness and mediation; finding meaning in dreams; the stress-reduction and creativity-enhancement effects of visualization; and traditions of vision-questing about personal meaning and life purpose. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

INTS 362: Social Justice and Human Rights (3 Credits)

Considers the philosophical foundations of social justice and human rights. Explores the interpretive difficulties related to identifying what constitutes human rights abuses, and evaluates regional perspectives on human rights. Analyzes institutions that strive to promote and enforce social justice and human rights standards including the United Nations system, regional human rights bodies, and domestic courts. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

INTS 375: Special Topics (1-18 Credits)

Studies topics of special interest to undergraduates. Read More »

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INTS 390: Internship (1-6 Credits)

Internship credit may be applied to 12 credits required in experiential learning. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

INTS 391: Introduction to Integrative Studies (3 Credits)

Describes key components of the Integrative Studies Program in The School of Integrative Studies. Students prepare for active participation as a community of learners to develop skills in reflective learning and self-assessment, and identify areas of intellectual and professional interests, values and skills so that students may take greater advantage of opportunities in SIS. As a learning community, this course fosters group collaboration, intensive writing, and reflective learning. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

INTS 395: Field-Based Work (1-18 Credits)

Directed field studies in topic not otherwise available to students. Read More »

10 Sections Currently Scheduled »

INTS 396: Teaching Assistant Experience (1-6 Credits)

Teaching assistantship and peer-mentoring duties carried out through existing university programs, such as Technology Assistants, Writing Tutors, and Residence Advisors. Also includes teaching assistantship arrangements for specific courses detailed in individualized course contract signed by instructor and student. In addition to peer mentoring/advising, course work may include logistical support, reading assignments, papers, presentations, and portfolios. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

INTS 397: Add-On Experiential Learning (1-3 Credits)

For students who wish to add one or more experiential learning credit to existing experiential learning course or learning community. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

INTS 398: Field-Based Work (1-15 Credits)

Experiential-based individualized studies, mentored by instructor. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

400-Level Courses in INTS

INTS 404: Ethics and Leadership (4 Credits)

Uses an interdisciplinary approach to deepen and broaden student's learning about theories, models, and constructs related to the study and practice of ethics and leadership. Teaches students to develop ethical decision making strategies, communicate effectively in diverse group settings, value civic engagement and actively apply ethical leadership skills. Includes experiential learning activities and discussions that connect formal knowledge with real world experiences and includes one credit of experiential learning. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

INTS 405: Women and Leadership (4 Credits)

Examines leadership within the context of the theoretical principles of women's studies through discussion of course texts, interactive exercises, field trips, documentary films, guest speakers, and reflection. Investigates the role that gender plays in the various forms of leadership and leadership styles. Explores the historical record of women in leadership roles, identifying the barriers as well as the opportunities. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

INTS 416: Refugee and Internal Displacement (3 Credits)

Provides students with a deeper understanding of refugee and internal displacement. Explores causes of displacement and its impact on people and societies. Studies the role played by governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the international community in addressing problems faced by refugees in internally displaced persons in terms of relief assistance and humanitarian services. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

INTS 431: Principles of Fund Raising (4 Credits)

Examines history of philanthropy and public policy, and the economic and legal frameworks that shape it. Combining theory and practice, students study human behavior, communications, and management systems that are hallmarks of successful fund raising, and begin to develop skills to generate donations, foundation grants, and other unearned revenue for a nonprofit organization. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

INTS 435: Leadership in a Changing Environment (4 Credits)

Examines diverse definitions and processes of change across multiple complex contexts. Focuses on identifying innovative, collaborative solutions to seemingly intractable social problems. Explores topics such as social change and globalization, creative conflict resolution, the nature of power, oppression and influence, and systemic leadership. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

INTS 436: Social Justice Education (4 Credits)

Examines educational policy, practice, and materials using a variety of lenses informed by social justice theory and praxis. Investigates ways in which racism, sexism, economic injustice, heterosexism, ageism, and other forms of discrimination influence schools and educational access and opportunity for youth. Considers and practices what individuals and communities can do to ensure that all students have equitable educational opportunities. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

INTS 455: Consciousness and Transformation in Action (3 Credits)

Covers how principles and practices of consciousness and transformation relate to the major and career pathway it represents. Includes the theory and practices for deepening the student's own experience with the mindfulness and contemplative approaches to inquire. Capstone course for the minor in consciousness and transformation. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

INTS 475: Special Topics (1-18 Credits)

Studies topics of special interest to undergraduates. Read More »

6 Sections Currently Scheduled »

INTS 490: Internship (1-6 Credits)

Internship credit may be applied to 12 credits required in experiential learning. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

INTS 495: Field-Based Work (1-18 Credits)

Directed field studies in topic not otherwise available to students. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

Topics in INTS

INTS 375: Special Topics (1-18 Credits)

Studies topics of special interest to undergraduates. Read More »

4 Sections Currently Scheduled »

INTS 395: Field-Based Work (1-18 Credits)

Directed field studies in topic not otherwise available to students. Read More »

10 Sections Currently Scheduled »

INTS 398: Field-Based Work (1-15 Credits)

Experiential-based individualized studies, mentored by instructor. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

INTS 475: Special Topics (1-18 Credits)

Studies topics of special interest to undergraduates. Read More »

6 Sections Currently Scheduled »

INTS 495: Field-Based Work (1-18 Credits)

Directed field studies in topic not otherwise available to students. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

INTS 498: Field-Based Work (not currently offered) (1-15 Credits)

Experiential-based individualized studies, mentored by instructor.

Graduate

500-Level Courses in INTS

INTS 595: Experiential Learning (1-3 Credits)

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

Topics in INTS

INTS 595: Experiential Learning (1-3 Credits)

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled