School of Integrative Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Spring 2018

The School of Integrative Studies offers courses every semester: Fall, Spring and Summer. Courses vary each semester and fulfill different degree requirements. Below are details about the type of credit earned and requirements fulfilled for each course.

Please note that the University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes.

Beginning in the Fall 2016 semester, the prefix for courses offered through the School of Integrative Studies (formerly New Century College) will change from NCLC to INTS.

 

Spring 2018 Course Details

(LC/EL breakdown relevant for students enrolled prior to Fall 2017 catalog year)

Course

Total Credits Earned

LC Earned

EL Earned

General Education Fulfilled

Other

INTS 103: Human Creativity

6

 

 

Art & Non-Lab Natural Science

This course is only open to freshmen.

INTS 202: Public Speaking/Critical Thinking

4

4

1

Oral Communication

Counts toward the english/communication endorsement requirement for Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Liberal Arts for the Teaching Professions students.

INTS 203: Inquiry for Action: Facilitating Change

6

   

IT & Social and Behavioral Science

This course is only open to freshmen.

INTS 204: Leadership Theory/Practice

3

3

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences

 

INTS 210: Sustainable World

4

4

1

Natural Science (Lab)

Counts toward the natural science endorsement requirement for Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Liberal Arts for the Teaching Professions students.

INTS 244: Beats, Rhyme & Culture

4

4

1

Social & Behavioral Sciences

 

INTS 245: Visual Culture & Society

4

4

1

Arts

Counts toward the humanities endorsement requirement for Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Liberal Arts for the Teaching Professions students.

INTS 249: Digital Literacy

4

4

1

Information Technology

 

INTS 291: Leadership & Community Engagement

1   1   This course is only open to students living in the Leadership and Community Engagement Living/Learning Community.

INTS 291: Explorations of Mindful Living

1   1   This course is only open to students living in the Mindful Living Living/Learning Community.

INTS 292: Leadership for Sustainability

1   1   This course is only open to students in the Sustainability Living/Learning Community and/or students participating in the Greenleaf ENCORE Series.

INTS 294: Mason Corps

2

 

2

 

Students must receive instructor approval to register.

INTS 294: Alternative Break

 Variable

 

Variable

  Students must apply to participate in an Alternative Break program through SAIL and receive permission to register. (Application Deadline October 8th, 2017)

INTS 300: Law & Justice

3

3

1

 

Counts toward the government endorsement requirement for Social Science for Education students.

INTS 301: Science in the News

3

3

 

Non-Lab Natural Science

Counts towards Natural Science endorsement for Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Liberal Arts for the Teaching Professions students.

INTS 304: Social Movements & Community

4

4

1    

INTS 305: Conflict Resolution & Transformation

6

6

   

INTS 310: Violence & Gender

3

3

     

INTS 312: Images & Experiences of Childhood

4

4

1

 

Counts toward the humanities endorsement requirement for Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Liberal Arts for the Teaching Professions students.

INTS 314: Conflict, Trauma and Healing

6

6

2

  Counts towards the humanities endorsement for Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Liberal Arts for the Teaching Professions students.

INTS 316: Intro to Childhood Studies

4

4

1

 

 

INTS 319: Contemporary Youth Studies

3

3

1

 

Counts towards the humanities endorsement for Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Liberal Arts for the Teaching Professions students. 

INTS 320: Construction of Differences: Race, Class, & Gender

6

6

 1

 

 

INTS 331: The Nonprofit Sector

4

4

 1

 

Counts towards the government endorsement for Social Science for Education Students.

INTS 334: Environmental Justice

4

4

1

 

 

INTS 345: Introduction to Multimedia

5

5

2

Information Technology

 

INTS 346: Art as Social Action

4

4

1

 

Counts toward the arts endorsement for Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Liberal Arts for the Teaching Professions students.

INTS 347: Gender Representation in Popular Culture

4

4

1

Art

Counts toward the humanities or Arts endorsement requirement for Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Liberal Arts for the Teaching Professions students.

INTS 348: Digital Futures

3

3

1

Information Technology

 

INTS 355: Mindfulness, Meaning, Well-Being

3

3

1

 

 

INTS 362: Social Justice & Human Rights

3

3

1

 

Counts toward the government endorsement for Social Science for Education Students.

INTS 375: Social Justice & Literature

3

3

 

Literature

Course Description

Satisfies the literature or English elective requirement for the Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Liberal Arts for the Teaching Professions students. Satisfies the English elective requirement for Language Arts for Education students.

INTS 375:Memory, Mourning & Racial Violence in America

4

4

1  

Course Description

INTS 375: Youth, Music & Social Change

4

4

1   Course Description

INTS 391: Intro to Integrative Studies

3

3

 

 

 

INTS 395: Exploration of Gender & Sexuality

 3  

3

 

Course Description

INTS 395: Leading Diversity

 2    2  

Course Description

(Course dates: 1/8/18 - 1/12/18)

INTS 395: Events Management

3

 

3

 

Course Description

INTS 395: Leadership for Sustainability

1

 

1

 

Course Description

INTS 395: Compassion in the Workplace

3

 

3

 

Course Description

(Course dates: 1/16/18 - 1/21/18)

INTS 395: Movement/Mindfulness/Compassion

 3    3   Course Description

INTS 395: Mindfulness & Stress Management

   3   Course Description

INTS 395: Leading Diversity

    Course Description

INTS 396: Leadership & Community Engagement

1

 

1

 

This course is only open to students living in the Leadership & Community Engagement Living/Learning Community.

INTS 398: Indigenous Knowledge/Modern Science

3

 

3

Natural Science

Course Description

INTS 398: Community-Based Learning

3

 

3

 

Course Description

INTS 404: Ethics & Leadership

4

4

1

 

 

 

INTS 405: Women & Leadership

4

4

1

 

 

INTS 416: Refugee and Internal Displacement

3

 3 1 Global Understanding  

INTS 417: Human Trafficking & the International Community

3  3  1 Global Understanding  

INTS 431: Prin Fundraising/Resource Dev

4

4

1

 

 

INTS 435: Leadership in a Changing Environment

4

4

1

 

 

INTS 436: Social Justice Education

4

4

1

   

INTS 437: Critical Race Studies

3

 3 1    

INTS 438: Representations of Race

4

4 1    

INTS 446: Art, Beauty, & Culture

4

4 1    

INTS 455: Consciousness & Transformation in Action

3

 3      

INTS 475: Creativity for Social Action

6

 6

3

 

Course Description

INTS 475: Well-Being & Leadership in Organizations

4

 4

 

Course Description

INTS 475: Research Methods/Social Change

3

 

Course Description

INTS 475: International Women's Rights, Law, and Politics

3

1  Global Understanding Course Description  

INTS 475: Makerspace for Sustainability

3

 3 2   Course Description

INTS 490: Internship

1-6

 

1-6

 

Students must submit an internship application and be approved to register. (Applications for Spring 2018 Due January 8th, 2017)

INTS 498: Field Based Work

4

 

4

 

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Arlington Nonprofit Fellows Program.

INTS 498: Nonprofit Fellows

1

 

1

 

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Arlington Nonprofit Fellows Program.

 

Spring 2018 Special Topics Course Descriptions

INTS 375: Social Justice and Literature (3)

Students in this course will learn how to read, evaluate and analyze depictions and aspects of social justice and injustice in contemporary American literature. Through various genres of literature, students will develop an informed awareness of the complex perspectives, uses and boundaries of literature and will learn to recognize and analyze how literature depicts stories related to social justice, tolerance, equality and social change. Particular attention will be given to the following social justice issues: gender, sexuality, race, and class. However, there are many more possible lenses from which to view course readings.

INTS 375: Memory, Mourning & Racial Violence in America (4)

How have Americans remembered acts of racial violence against individuals and communities? How does race shape memory? Who is mourned and who is forgotten? How have Americans negotiated issues of racial memory and national identity? These questions and others continue to affect our lives today.

Our goal is to examine historical and contemporary issues of racial violence that shape memory and mourning in America. In this course, we will do this by listening to the voices and perspectives of people who lived through and experienced racial violence firsthand. We will examine, through oral history, fiction, archival documents, and films how acts of racial violence affected individuals and communities. This course will foreground the African American experience, center themes of freedom and citizenship, and challenge students to think about how the memory of slavery, lynching, and race riots shaped generations of African Americans. Our readings will also encourage us to consider Charleston, Ferguson, and Charlottesville as sites of racial violence and mourning. Students will examine how the histories we remember, the lives we mourn, and the stories we tell, shape our understanding of the past, our perception of the present, and the future we hope to create.

INTS 375: Youth, Music & Social Change (4)

In this course you will be introduced to the theoretical underpinnings of music, popular and youth culture, and social and political change. While music is generally relegated to a subcategory of popular culture, or viewed as a mere minor facet of youth culture, in this class we will examine its impact and importance as a rhetorical and communicative vehicle, specifically in regards to its instrumentality in social and political movements. Within specific musical genres – even musical eras – one can analyze the people (the audience) and how one identifies with a musician or genre. Notions of race, class, and gender are often overt (though sometimes subtle) with in the musical epochs of folk music, punk, and hip-hop. Correspondingly, those social movements that integrate and necessitate music and its audience reflect a connection with, or an overlapping of, those categories of identity. Therefore, music, youth and social movements become a lens through which to view both art as political change and the construction of oneself through art and politics.

INTS 395: Explorations of Gender & Sexuality (3)

This course is an introduction to contemporary gender and sexuality issues and will focus on how the socialization process impacts our perspectives, experiences, and personal/professional relationships. Students will be exposed to theories and topics necessary to create understanding of issues occurring in society as well as develop skills to enhance communication and understanding relating to gender and sexuality. This course will heavily rely on the active perception and thoughtful commentary to create a fluid direction for the course.

INTS 395: Leading Diversity (2)

Description coming soon.

INTS 395: Events Management (3)

Description coming soon.

INTS 395: Leadership for Sustainability (1)

Description coming soon.

INTS 395: Compassion in the Workplace (3)

This course takes a 360 degree view of compassion in different workplace contexts, such as education, healthcare, leadership.  Students will explore both positive outcomes (mindful leadership, engagement, purpose, compassion satisfaction) and negative outcomes (burnout, compassion fatigue) while examining techniques that can make the difference in these outcomes, such as strategic communication, role conflict negotiation, self care practices, and mindfulness.  Students will interview someone in the workforce and to use evidence-based instruments to assess that person's state of compassion (whether it is healthy or unhealthy) and to describe that person's coping methods to see how the course material applies in this case study.

INTS 395: Movement/Mindfulness/Compassion (3)

Description coming soon.

INTS 395: Mindfulness & Stress Management (3)

Description coming soon.

INTS 395: Leading Diversity (2)

Description coming soon.

INTS 398: Indigenous Knowledge/Modern Science (3)

Description coming soon.

INTS 398: Community Based Learning (3)

Description coming soon.

INTS 475: Creativity for Social Action (6)

This brings creativity to civic engagement and provides an opportunity for students to work with the community partner, Friends of the Guest House http://www.friendsofguesthouse.org, an organization that helps female ex-offenders re-enter their work and personal lives after serving their sentences for nonviolent crimes. Students will work in pairs and groups with the individual residents of this organization, to create a photography exhibit and handmade books. The goal will be for residents to teach others about their daily lives through photographs and stories they share. In the process, students will bring their knowledge of systemic inequalities in our prisons and the barriers that exist for many after they have served their time and are trying to create a meaningful life. Students will meet in the classroom twice a week for the first three weeks of the semester. The work with the residents will begin in week four. Students must be free to spend approximately 135 hours involved in the experiential learning portion of this course.

INTS 475: Well-Being & Leadership in Organizations (4)

Description coming soon.

INTS 475: Research Methods/Social Change (3)

Description coming soon.

INTS 475: International Women's Rights, Law, Politics (3)

This course is an elective course and especially welcomes students in Social Justice and Human Rights programs (BA & MA) and Women and Gender Studies programs (BA & MA). There are no pre-requisites for the course. The course is both interdisciplinary and comparative rather than having a United States focus. The purpose of the course is to expose students to the complex issues - social, political, economic and legal - that characterize women’s rights around the globe. The course will discuss the international legal instruments for women’s rights and theoretical debate on women’s rights and culture. It will also focus on various topics including women’s rights and religion, women’s rights and environment, women’s rights and health, and violence against women in peace and war etc.

In this course you will:

  • Analyze and examine global women's right issues 

  • Assess policy approaches to women’s rights issues and provide policy recommendations 

  • Critically assess policy approaches and solutions for global women's rights issues 

  • Construct and conduct an independent research project on a global women's rights issue of your 
choice 

  • Acquire and apply skills to share your research analysis including writing a Research Paper and 
designing and presenting a Research Presentation.

 

ITNS 475: Makerspace for Sustainability (3)

Description coming soon.

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