Course Descriptions

Integrated Studies (INST)

2000 Prior Learning Self-Assessment F, SP
This four week online course is designed for students planning to prepare one or more portfolios in an effort to seek college credit hours for prior learning gained through work experience. Through one-on-one meetings and regular communication with the professor, students will work to organize an initial portfolio related to a particular course for which credit is being sought. This will serve as preparation for any subsequent portfolio submissions.

2113 Introduction to Integrated Studies (3) F, SP
This course will introduce the concept of integrating faith, vocation, academic discipline, worldview, and interpersonal development. In addition to seeking a vocational path that integrates content knowledge and personal talents with a walk of faith, the content will include career planning and development and applying vocational skills to benefit the community.  Prerequisite or Corequisite: UN 1201.

3003 Principles and Practices of Integrated Thought (3) SP
This course develops students’ capacity to integrate the thought processes of various disciplines and habits of thought through synthesis as well as take into account global impact and manage the conflict that can arise from an ever-changing world and expectations. Prerequisites: UN 1201, INST 2113 and BI 2893.

3013 Aging Across the Disciplines (3) F
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the social, psychological, and physical dimensions of aging. We will examine the aging process experienced by the individual and how the aging of the population affects our society as a whole.

4003 Senior Project: Restorative Responses (3) F, Sp, SU
This project requires the student to integrate and apply the knowledge learned in the classroom in a real-life project. The project must require the student to demonstrate competency in the two chosen concentration areas. Prerequisistes: UN 1201, INST 2113, BI 2893, INST 3003.

4103 Research Methods (3) F
This online course is intended to provide an introduction to research design and methodology for undergraduate students. Specific topics include survey design, interview protocol, article critique, program evaluation, and ethics.