Periodically, the faculty organizes an integrated semester on a particular interdisciplinary theme. Offered in a fall or spring term, the integrated semester consists of a set of regular departmental courses dealing with the common theme and an interdisciplinary project.
Recent integrated semester offerings:
Fall 2013 – Integrated Semester on Conflict and Community
The integrated semester aims to prepare students to deal constructively with major conflicts of the past or present. Research in international conflict resolution and peace studies has contemporarily turned to such issues as sustaining the environment, food and water resources, economic resources, and cultural reconciliation as a means of preventing conflicts. Domestic conflict resolution also focuses on cessation of violence in families, schools, and the community.
In order to participate in the integrated semester and receive a transcript designation for it, a student must satisfactorily complete at least two courses in the program and write a project connecting material from those courses. The project must be completed to the satisfaction of both professors teaching the courses you are taking. Courses offered for the integrated semester are open to all students as are the public lectures and events associated with the program. To indicate your preliminary intent to participate, email the Coordinator of the Integrated Semester, Mark Swift, at firstname.lastname@example.org
All students may register for the courses offered in the program, whether they choose to participate in the integrated semester or not.
All students are invited to attend any public lectures or events associated with the integrated semester.
For more information, contact Dr. Mark Swift, Coordinator of the Integrated Semester, or Richard Easton, Chair of the Conflict and Community Steering Committee.