Integrated Studies

Two-letter course code: IS
126f    The Green Cluster    A three-course cluster on environmental ethics, activism, and biological science. See Biology 131 (lab C is designated for this cluster), Environmental Studies 126, and Philosophy 126 for course descriptions. Satisfies the Literature, Natural Science with lab, and Social Science distribution requirements. Twelve credit hours.    ADDIS, CARLSON, CHRISTENSEN, PETERSON

[127]    The South Africa Cluster     South Africa holds a unique place in our times from various vantage points. This three-course cluster considers this fascinating country from the perspectives of anthropology, geology, and literature. Each course, while autonomous, will speak to the others while examining the interdisciplinary relationships and the effects each has had on pre- and post-apartheid times. Integration of course topics will also be addressed in regular evening events, including group dinners, movies, and guest speakers. Concludes with an optional trip to South Africa in January (for Jan Plan credit). See Anthropology 127, English 127, and Geology 127 for course descriptions. Twelve credit hours.    

[136]    America in the Postwar World: 1945-1970     The United States in the postwar era waged a Cold War with the Soviet Union that verged on full-scale nuclear war, and it experienced upheaval in race, gender, and ethnic relations, politics, and culture. Explores connections among these developments. How did music, literature, and films document and comment on the social and political rebellions that defined the era? How did changing attitudes about African Americans and women reshape cultural expression? How deep and lasting were changes resulting from the crises and ferment? See American Studies 136, History 136, and Music 136 for course descriptions. Satisfies the Arts, Historical Studies, and Literature area requirements and the U.S. Diversity requirement. Twelve credit hours.    

137f    Left in the Dust: America's Great Depression    This three-course cluster features interrelated courses in history, photography, and film. See American Studies 137, Art 137, and History 137 for course descriptions. Satisfies the Art, History, and Literature distribution requirements. Twelve credit hours.    GREEN, SALTZ, WEISBROT

[141]    China: The Pursuit of Happiness     A two-course cluster (both required). During the Communist period, religion and spirituality were criticized and suppressed. More open policies were instituted after the death of Mao, and soon there was an explosion of spiritual practices and practitioners, traditional and nontraditional forms of religion throughout China. More recently China's economic reforms gave birth to a nation of new consumers. An exploration of how these different "pursuits of happiness" coexist, are accommodated, and are redefining this great power. See Anthropology 141 and East Asian Studies 141 for course descriptions. Satisfies the Social Science area requirement and International Diversity requirement. Eight credit hours.    

175f    Ancient Greece: Finding Order, Making Sense    An interdisciplinary introduction to the world of ancient Greece. A three-course cluster in the fall followed by an optional fourth course in Greece during January. Fall courses use historical, philosophical, scientific, and literary texts to examine how the Greeks made sense of themselves and their world. The (optional) January course, which includes travel to Greece, focuses on the significance of and uses of (what are now) Greek archaeological sites from the ancient period up to today. See Anthropology 175; Philosophy 175; Science, Technology, and Society 175; and Anthropology 176 (January) for course descriptions. Satisfies the History, Literature, and Social Science distribution requirements. Twelve credit hours.    BARRETT, COHEN, MOORE

[186]    The Holocaust and the Religious Response     A two-course cluster (both required) about the Holocaust, from historical and religious viewpoints. See History 186 and Religious Studies 186. Eight credit hours.    

[187]    Identity After Auschwitz    Ideas about nationality, history, and the individual are core and contested elements of contemporary identities. This three-course cluster explores shifting trends in these ideas in the modern era with particular attention to the impact of the Holocaust. See English 187, German 187, and Religious Studies 187 for course descriptions. Satisfies the Arts, History, and Literature distribution requirements as well as the English Composition requirement (English 115). Twelve credit hours.    

[245]    Science, Race, and Gender    A two-course cluster. See Biology 245 and History 245. Eight credit hours.