Integrated Studies (IS) Program
(linked & coordinated studies courses)
For NSCC Faculty, Administrator, and Staff Use
"Interdisciplinary understanding is the capacity to integrate knowledge and modes of thinking in two or more disciplines
to produce a cognitive advancement -- e.g., explaining a phenomenon, solving a problem, creating a product, raising a new question --
in ways that would have been unlikely through single disciplinary means"
(Veronica Boix-Mansilla, Project Zero, Harvard, 2004).
Integrated Studies Outcomes
Investigate the interdisciplinary nature of knowledge through broad questions, issues or themes transcending single disciplines.
What is Integrative Learning?
What is Interdisciplinary Learning?
Archive of Annual Integrated Studies Schedules
Program Review 2002
Program Review 2006
& Learning Archive:
Assessments, Rubrics, Research Projects,
Writings and Conversations
Link to Seminar Video
(Scroll down to North Seattle;
Click on "Seminar: A Skill Everyone Can Learn")
The Learning Community Difference
A learning community is different from a stand-alone course in that students are more actively engaged in a collaborative learning environment and more responsible for their own learning. We encourage the development of a sense of community where students and faculty learn together. Since this is an integrated learning community the approach to instruction will be centered on team-teaching between the instructors, collaborative learning among the students, co-construction of interdisciplinary subject matter knowledge,
and integrative assessment activities.
-- Mt. Holyoke Community College (Jack Mino)
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