In-depth consideration of a topic of particular concern. May be repeated for credit under different topics.
A focus on the human creative nature, exploring those timeless visions that find collective expression in fairy tale and myth and which, in contemporary society, emerge in the work of the individual artist. Primitive ritual and mythology have supplied symbols to advance the human spirit. The course treats these forms as ways in which people have tried to relate themselves positively to forces in their own natures and to the world around them. Through selected readings and class discussion, we try to reach some understanding of the spiritual significance in the human urge to create. We explore a number of interpretations of the myth-making process by Campbell, Jung, Wheelwright, Frye, and others and apply them to such works as Gilgamesh, Genesis, The Awakening, The Tale of Genji, the Vedic hymns, The Gita Govinda, Gawain and The Green Knight, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Huckleberry Finn, Heart of Darkness, and Waiting for Godot.
An overview of the development of Islamic cultures from the time of the Prophet to the beginnings of Ottoman hegemony, with special focus on seminal works of religious thought and secular literature in cultural context. Readings in modern English translation.
Triad: Language/Global Issues
This interdepartmental course is offered in each of the four terms and is serviced by approximately twenty-five faculty members who represent most of the academic disciplines at the College. Students select texts from an extensive list of titles offered and work individually with examiners. Fields represented are Art, History/Political Science, Literature, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Religion, Social Science, and Women's Studies. For a list of texts and course guidelines, see the Great Books course director.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
A continuation of INT 325 with the same course guidelines but students select different texts.
Prerequisite: INT 325 Great Books I.
This course provides Integrative Studies majors the opportunity to explore intellectual issues relevant to the theme of their individualized majors and usually of special relevance to their senior thesis topics. The course is designed for junior and senior majors, but may not be taken concurrently with INT 480 Integrative Studies Thesis.
Registration for Field Study requires approval of an Integrative Studies proposal with field study included, and a written field study proposal describing the activities and educational objectives involved in the study. These proposals are subject to the approval of the Integrative Studies Committee. An Integrative Studies Committee member will serve as faculty supervisor.
Most field studies take the form of an internship or other work with an off-campus organization. A member of that organization will serve as the off-campus supervisor, approve the student's field study proposal before study begins, and submit a written evaluation of the student's performance at the conclusion of the study. The student will also submit a written self-evaluation and reflection. The faculty supervisor will use these documents to determine a course grade. If there is no off-campus supervisor, the student and faculty supervisor will agree to a method of periodic self-evaluation by the student and guidance by the supervisor.
A field study course may be taken for 2 to 16 credits under INT 391 and may be repeated for a total of 16 credits. One academic credit will be earned for each 40 hours of fieldwork. A maximum of 8 INT 391 credits will count toward the minimum of 40 credits required for the major. Credits beyond 8 will count towards graduation only. INT 391 credits will not count toward the 12 credits of 300 and 400 level courses required for the major.
An independently conducted applied, research, or scholarly project, yielding a written product that demonstrates a comprehensive, integrated understanding of the theme or topic of the student's Integrative Studies major. A thesis proposal shall be approved by the advisor and two additional faculty members, who will also grade the final paper and conduct an oral examination on it.
Triad: College Composition II
The Senior Humanities Project, as a culmination of a Humanities major's studies, allows articulation of the findings in some topic of special interest. Within the guidelines set out in "A Guide to Completing the Senior Humanities Project,'' the student, in consultation with the project advisor, will plan and complete the project. Three options are available: (a) Comprehensive Examinations, (b) Thesis, and (c) Collection of Personal Essays.