Courses

INTEG 221: The Social Nature of Knowledge

Semester: 

Winter

Offered: 

2021
This course examines social aspects of knowledge, including ways that characteristics of individual knowers and their communities affect the acquisition, interpretation, production, and transfer of knowledge. In addition, we analyze the consequences this has for the objectivity of knowledge. The course features significant input from researchers in the humanities and social sciences in the form of guest lectures. 
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INTEG 475: Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Semester: 

Winter

Offered: 

2021

“Interdisciplinary collaboration” is a popular term these days, but what does it mean, exactly, and what makes it successful? In this course, we will examine the nature of interdisciplinarity (such as differences between multi-, inter-, and transdisciplinarity), barriers to collaborating across disciplinary boundaries, and strategies for facilitating more effective collaborations. The course will be taught using collaborative learning techniques that allow students to shape the direction of the course and to work with the...

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INTEG 210: Making Collaboration Work

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Collaboration and teamwork are essential for solving complex, real-world problems and are therefore in high demand by employers. Yet students rarely have the opportunity to study and apply the theory and best practices for making collaboration work. In this course, you will learn how to leverage this research to acquire a variety of important skills. These include: effective communication in groups, proactively managing group conflict, identifying biases that hinder creativity, and leveraging diversity to improve outcomes. You will also put those skills into practice throughout the...

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INTEG 420A&B: Senior Research Project

Semester: 

N/A

The Senior Research Project is the two-term culmination of the Knowledge Integration degree. It provides the opportunity to engage in an original research or design project supervised by an expert (or experts) in the student’s chosen field. The project should demonstrate the ability to undertake integrative research that addresses a topic drawn from the student’s area(s) of interest. Class meetings will be devoted to discussion of the research topic in its early stages, assistance with finding an appropriate supervisor, and a series of workshops designed to...

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