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College of Education & Integrative Studies

IGE Courses

  • IGE 120 Consciousness and Community (4)
    • First knowings; origin of consciousness, myth, symbol, performance, and ceremony; prehistory and patterns of living, making of meaning; university experience. 4 lecture discussions. Prerequisite: EPT score of 151or better. Activity fee may be required.
  • IGE 121 Rationalism, Revelation, and Enlightenment: The Ancient World (4)
    • The nature of tragedy; the ways of warriors, prophets, tyrants, philosophers, and citizens; ethics, convictions, and the sacred. 4 lecture discussions. Prerequisite: IGE 120. Activity fee may be required.
  • IGE 122 Authority and Faith: The Medieval and Renaissance Worlds (4)
    • Visions of hell, politics, social order, and redemption; constructions of the sacred and secular selves; journey of the soul; private lives and public spaces. 4 lecture discussions. Prerequisite: IGE 121. Activity fee may be required.
  • IGE 220 Ways of Knowing: Culture and Contact (4)
    • Explorations of self and other; constructing Otherness; representations of difference; colonial encounters, cultural collisions; ways of knowing in relation to culture. Inquires are historically grounded in both the modern world and the colonial period. 4 Lecture/discussions. Prerequisite: IGE 122. Activity fee may be required.
  • IGE 221 Ways of Coexisting: Reform and Revolution (4)
    • Exploration of meanings of "coexistence"; negotiating differences; crossing borders; domination and resistance; reform and revolution. Inquiries are historically grounded in both the modern world and the American revolutionary and Constitutional periods. 4 Lecture/discussions. Prerequisite: IGE 220. Activity fee may be required.
  • IGE 222 Ways of Doing: Technology and Human Purpose (4)
    • Explorations of technology and human purpose; constructedness of science as a way of knowing; gender, class, and race in science and technology; ethical frameworks. Inquiries are historically grounded in both the modern world and the Industrial Age. 4 Lecture/discussions. Prerequisite: IGE 221. Activity fee may be required.
  • IGE 223 Ways of Living: The Contemporary World (4)
    • Explorations of environmental epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics; environmental education and responsibility; communities and cultures engaging sustainable practices; global thinking and doing; global citizenship and justice. Inquiries are historically grounded in the modern and postmodern worlds. 4 Lecture/discussions. Prerequisite: IGE 222. Activity fee may be required.
  • IGE 224 Connections Seminar: Exploration and Personal Expression (4)
    • Research and presentation of an interdisciplinary project which extends and synthesizes themes from the IGE experience. 4 lecture discussions. Prerequisite: IGE 223.
  • IGE 320 Visions of Science and Technology (4)
    • Cultural critiques of science and technology from the perspectives of philosophy, literature and visual arts; representations of 19th century American industrialization and investigation of 20th century proliferations; parallels between modern science and versions of science dating from the ancient world. Activity fee may be required. 4 lecture/ discussions. Prerequisites: one GE course from each of the following Sub-areas: A1, A2, A3 and C1, C2, C3. GE Synthesis course for area C4.