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What is an integrator
The Junior/Senior integrator course is one of the key components
in the undergraduate degree requirements in IUPUI's Schools
of Science and Liberal Arts.
The Junior/Senior Integrator is an advanced course that
addresses the integration of knowledge across disciplines.
Integrator courses are specially designed and taught to
show that the Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Natural
Sciences are interrelated and interdependent. Integrators
examine the philosophical relationships among science and
the arts and humanities that involve the interplay of science,
politics and social policy as well as the crucial interplay
among science and technology and the social order and political
What Integrator courses are offered?
Integrator courses are offered each fall and spring semester.
Learn more about the integrator offerings by selecting one
of the following links:
What are Integrator course prerequisites?
Junior/Senior Integrator courses have a set of prerequisites
designed to ensure that students in the course can address
material with the breadth and depth:
Authorization to register for an integrator course can be
obtained at the Dean's office in either Liberal Arts or Science.
- English W131 and W132 (or their equivalents), with of
C or better
- one course from the Humanities list
- one course from the Social Sciences list
- one course from the Comparative World Cultures list
- one course from the Natural Sciences
- Math 118 (or above)
- History H114
- one course in the major
How can I propose an integrator course?
Integrator courses are developed by faculty teams (at least
two faculty members from two different disciplines, although
some integrators are developed and taught by more than two
faculty). Integrators are advanced courses and have common
prerequisites. The core Curriculum Committee
can help you develop ideas for integrators, and welcomes
The Committee has developed a clear
set of guidelines for proposing integrator courses.
Course proposal form must be signed by the appropriate
department chairs and deans. The Common Core Curriculum
Committee will coordinate work with the appropriate committees
in SLA or SOS if any other committee approval is needed.
What is the common curriculum?
The Common Core Curriculum was jointly adopted by the Schools
of Science and Liberal Arts at IUPUI in 1998. The curriculums
structure is as follows:
- Framework of the Basic Core (5-9 credits)
- First-Year Experience (1-3 credits)
- Junior/Senior Integrator Course (3 credits)
- Capstone Experience (1-3 credits)
- Core Communication Skills (9-19 credits)
- Written Communication (6 credits)
- Oral Communication (3 credits)
- Foreign Language Proficiency (B.A. only, 10 credits)
- Core Quantitative and Analytical Skills (6 credits)
- One college-level mathematics course (beyond the
level of Math 111)
- A second course with substantial analytical content
- Approaches to knowledge (23-28 credits)
These courses that further address analytical thinking/intellectual
depth, breadth, and adaptiveness/understanding society
and culture. Courses must be taken from outside the major,
in the following areas:
- Natural Sciences (8-11 credits)
- Humanities, Social Science and Comparative World
Cultures (15 credits)
The understanding of ethical values and aesthetic appreciation
are taught in many places across this curriculum.
The School of Liberal Arts and the School of Science each
have additional degree requirements beyond the common core.
These degree requirements are fully explained in the Liberal
Arts bulletin and the Science
bulletin. The historical development of the common core
curriculum, and the fullest explanation of the rationale
for it, are found in A
How can I propose that a course be added
to the common curriculum?
The Common Core Curriculum committee has prepared
guidelines for faculty wishing
to add a course to the common curriculum. The proposal process
is relatively simple. It requires that you identify which
of Undergraduate Learning the course involves and which
part of the curriculum you wish to add the course to, and
that you submit a syllabus. The Common Core Curriculum Committee
will coordinate work with the appropriate committees in SLA
or SOS if any other committee approval is needed.