Integrative Studies Clusters
Below you will find a listing of different pre-packed Integrative Studies Clusters, arranged by general theme, then divided into individual clusters. You will find that each cluster provides for a variety of different courses that can satisfy your particular learning goals. For each of the clusters you find, you will get to choose how and what you learn, or if you will, choose your own (academic) adventure!
Search for the Self
In the Search for the Self, many disciplines have contributed thoughts on the subject. These clusters will encourage students to think about the meaning of gender and sexuality, both personally and socially, the role of spirituality and religion in defining our place in the universe, the importance of education and thought in developing answers, and the impact of business and economics on people. Click here to learn more.
Location and Place
This general theme introduces students to the culture, history, religions, and peoples of the world, all around the globe. You will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of subjects, based on geographical location. To learn more about these clusters, please click here.
Life, Science and Society
In the theme of Life, Science and Society, students are exposed to the relationship between people and the environment, scientific ethics, the socio-political history of science, controversy surrounding evolution, research methods, and the mind. Click here for more information on these clusters.
History and the History of Ideas
Within History and History of Ideas, students are encouraged to examine a wide range of topics, from the place of art and literature in the Renaissance and Enlightenment and beyond, to the development of philosophy, social thought, and genocide, and even to military, cultural, and political revolutions. To see these clusters, click here.
The Creativity clusters will introduce students to music, art, historical periods of creativity, performance, theatre, mass media and communication, and film. If you have the urge to learn more about expression of self and society, click here to find out more about these clusters.
Culture and Politics
Are you interested in learning about the relationship between culture and politics? The extent to which they influence each other, and which is really supreme? How about the importance of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, justice, equity, or drugs? Or are you a political junkie who wants to learn more about politics and the law, both domestically and abroad? Click here to find out more.