Integrative Studies courses have a distinctive intellectual dimension; these courses ask the student to consider a topic from the perspective of two different General Education areas. These courses aim to advance the student's ability to comprehend things from multiple perspectives, to see connections, and to grasp the concept that one must employ different modes of thinking, different epistemologies to understand more adequately the nature of things; one domain is not fully equal to the task of understanding the world around us.
Inter-Domain courses each demonstrate how two ways of understanding the world speak to one another and how knowledge in one area relates to knowledge in another. Inter-Domain courses are each approved for two General Education areas and demonstrate consistently how knowledge is integrated across these two areas.
Students must complete 6 credits of Inter-Domain coursework to fulfill the Integrative Studies requirement.