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Department of Integrated Studies

Department of Integrated Studies

College of Arts and Sciences
Dept. of Integrated Studies
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Welcome to the Department of Integrated Studies! 

The Department of Integrated Studies is the home of the Integrated Studies major, the Interdisciplinary Studies minor, and the Colloquium faculty. The goal of the Integrated Studies faculty and programs is to help students meet their unique educational and professional objectives. The Department also focuses on FGCU’s core missions of civic engagement and sustainability.

The Integrated Studies major allows students to create individually-developed courses of study. This program is ideal for students with a clear idea for a career path that requires coursework from a variety of disciplines. The major also offers students courses that do not fall under a traditional academic Department. Under the umbrella of Issues courses, examples of topics covered include (among many others):

  • Heroes & Villains: Comic Books and Culture
  • Yoga Theory and Practice
  • American Cinema/American Culture
  • Death & Dying
  • Legal & Social Issues in Domestic Violence
  • The Contemplative Life
  • Science & Technology in Cinema
  • Permaculture and Forest Gardening
  • Toxic Waste and Society

For details about the major requirements, click on the Integrated Studies B.A. tab.

The Department of Integrated Studies also offers a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies. Similar to the Integrated Studies major, the minor offers students the opportunity to take unique courses that address contemporary issues. For details about the requirements for the minor, click on the Interdisciplinary Studies minor tab.

The Department of Integrated Studies offers several courses in the General Education Program, including Introduction to Humanities, Humanities & Social Issues, and Environmental Humanities. In Environmental Humanities, students participate in Wings of Hope, teaching local elementary school students about the Florida Panther and the Southwest Florida environment.

The Department of Integrated Studies is also honored to be the home of the University Colloquium faculty. To learn more about this powerful University-wide required course click on the Colloquium tab.

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