About Integrated Curricula
The Integrated Curricula program is designed to incentivize and facilitate innovative co-teaching opportunities that combine quantitative natural and/or social science with the arts and/or humanities. Lead by two professors from disparate disciplines, the classroom is transformed into a laboratory for creative, complex, dynamic, and experimental thought. These extraordinary courses help prepare students to think differently and critically about their world, see things from multiple perspectives, and draw connections between seemingly distinct but fundamentally interrelated fields. While focusing on a particular topic, each course also interrogates the function (and limitations) of disciplinary divisions and the benefits of employing diverse methods of inquiry. Examples of currently-funded courses include:
- “How Do We See?” (McNeil, Physics/Astronomy; Cao, Art History)
- “Framing Public Policy: Power and Place” (Jack, English/Comp Lit; Nguyen, City and Regional Planning)
- “Visualizing Women’s Lives and Experiences” (Bardone-Cone, Psychology; Gruffat, Art)
- “Time and the Medieval Cosmos” (Clemens, Physics; Whalen, History)
- “Narrating Climate Change: Making the Global Personal” (Kim, English/Comp Lit; Wise, Geography)
- “Methods of Detection: Understanding the Process of Discovery through Detective Fiction and Behavioral Neuroscience” (Robinson, American Studies; Penner, Psychology/Neuroscience)
- “Researching Religion in Women’s Lives” (Leve, Religious Studies; Pearce, Sociology)
- “Contemporary Social Problems in Short Stories, the Social Sciences and the Press” (Bovens, Philosophy; Lithgow, English/Comp Lit)
See our course listings to review all Integrated Curricula classes.
Course development grants are available to faculty to facilitate the creation of new interdisciplinary course. To learn more, visit the Integrated Curricula Course Development page.
WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF AN INTEGRATED CURRICULA COURSE?
We invite proposals for interdisciplinary co-taught courses at any undergraduate level. Proposals must satisfy the following criteria:
See the College of Arts & Sciences article on integrated first-year seminars team-taught by faculty members from different disciplines.