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IE Proposal Examples

 
IE Reflection Examples

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IE Specific Option Proposals

(Submit an IE Proposal)

The IE Specific Option Proposal asks the proposer to explain how the IE option will address the 3 IE criteria, describe the instructional approach, and upload a syllabus. This web page aims to support proposers in writing effective IE proposals and syllabi.

 

Note on IE Syllabi: The General Education Council has found that many proposals have good information about how the course/option will address the IE criteria, but that the uploaded syllabi often lack sufficient information regarding the Integrative Experience requirement and purpose and its connection to the course/option assignments and content. The proposals on this web page contain syllabi that were found to contain satisfactory explanations and descriptions of assignments/activities.

 

Departmental Examples of IE Proposals that have received Full Approval from the GEC

Department

Departments Overall Plan

Specific Option 

Proposal

Syllabus

Afro-Am Studies

The Afro-American Studies Department has developed a new course to meet the IE requirement for their majors.  Students will also have options through other departments available to them.

Afro-Am Studies-DuBois Seminar

 

Preparation of Senior Thesis

Proposal

Syllabus

Art, Arch, Art History

The Art, Architecture, and Art History Department is using a variety of options based on major concentrations.

Art History 415

Proposal

Syllabus

Astronomy The Astronomy Department has developed a new course to meet the IE requirement for their majors. Astronomy 339 Proposal Syllabus

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

The Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Department has developed a new course to meet the IE requirement for all their majors.

Real World Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Proposal

Syllabus

Communication

The Communication Department is revising several existing courses as well as creating new courses to serve as options based on major concentrations.

Journalism 494:Media, Tech Culture

Proposal

Syllabus

Communication

 

Comm391P: Peer Advising & Leadership I

Proposal

Syllabus

Communication

 

Comm 494 Food as Communication 

Proposal

Syllabus

Communication

 

Journalism 394: Internship

Proposal

Syllabus

Economics

The Economics Department is revising several existing courses  to meet the IE requirement for all their majors.

ECON 499C CHC Capstone

Proposal

Syllabus

Economics

 

Economics 306 IEE

Proposal

Syllabus

Education

The Education Department has developed 2 new courses.  1 course meets the needs of their majors, while the other course will be open to their minors.

Educ 494A new course

Proposal

Syllabus

Education

 

Educ 494B Educucation Issues in Real World Contexts

Proposal

Syllabus

Environmental Conservation

The Environmental Science Department is using a variety of options based on major concentrations.

Nrc 382

Proposal

Syllabus

Judaic and Near Eastern Studies

The Judaic and Near Eastern Studies Department has revised existing courses and created a new collaborative interdisciplinary course  to meet the IE requirement for their majors.

394/Major Issues in Contemporary Jewish Life

Proposal

Syllabus

Languages, Lit & Cultures

The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department is offering a variety of IE options based on major concentrations.

Chinese 390

Proposal

Syllabus

Languages, Lit & Cultures
  Japanese 499D Proposal Syllabus

Math & Statistics

The Mathematics and Statistics Department is revising several existing courses to serve as options based on major concentrations.

Stat 505 Regression

Proposal

Syllabus

Microbiology The Microbiology Department has developed a series of 1 credit modules each of which meet the 3 IE criteria.   Students must enroll in 3 modules to fulfill the IE requirement. Microbiology 394alpha Proposal

Syllabus 1       Syllabus 2       Syllabus 3     Syllabus 4     Syllabus 5    Syllabus 6   Syllabus 7

Syllabus 8

Physics  The Physics Department has revised an existing course to meet the IE requirement for all their majors Physics 440 Proposal Syllabus
Veterinary & Animal Sciences The Veterinary & Animal Sciences Department has developed a new course to meet the IE requirement.  Students completing an Honors Thesis will have the option of taking a 1 credit add-on to fulfill the IE requirement.   AnimlSci 494TI Proposal Syllabus

 

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