May 29, 2024  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary General Education


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www.cpp.edu/~ige/

Dennis Quinn, Chair

Andy Davis
Hend Gilli-Elewy
Hilary Haakenson
Howard Jian
Peg Lamphier
Stephen Rudicel
Kenneth Stahl
Dorothea Kahena Viale
Rosanne Welch
 

The Interdisciplinary General Education curriculum provides an integrated, interdisciplinary, discussion-based approach to learning about the humanities, social sciences, and arts. IGE is an alternative pathway to satisfy 21 units of the University GE requirements in areas A, C, and D. Students ready for GE area A2 (categories I and II) are eligible to enroll in IGE 1100  in the Fall. Students ready for GE area A2 with support (categories III and IV) need to enroll in the English stretch courses with support for GE area A2 credit and can enroll in either IGE 1100  or IGE 1200  for GE area C2 credit. Students that have fulfilled GE area A2 (category I) can also enroll in IGE 1100  or IGE 1200  for GE area C2 credit. Students should see an advisor for specific GE coursework required by their major. The seven-course IGE sequence has the following common Learning Outcomes:

  1. Effective Communication
  2. Critical Thinking
  3. Historical, Social, and Multicultural Understanding
  4. Understanding and Appreciation of Aesthetic Experiences
  5. Articulation of Values
  6. Information Literacy
  7. Integrative Learning

Students must complete an IGE yearly sequence to earn general education credit. Single IGE classes do not fulfill GE requirements, unless using AP or IB credit or using authorized substitutions. Students who choose to leave IGE and complete the University General Education pattern should do so only at the end of a yearly sequence, e.g. after IGE 1200  or IGE 2200 . Students leaving IGE should seek advisement on how to fulfill remaining general education requirements. There is also some flexibility in the program based on the needs of various majors.  See your major advisor or the IGE program office for information. The IGE program is open to any qualified student or undergraduate department wishing to adopt it as an option. It is the recommended pathway for Architecture and Liberal Studies General Studies majors, and works well with many Engineering majors. Students may substitute AP credit for up to 2 courses in the IGE Program. For more information, see departmental advisors or the IGE Department Chair. Please refer to the University Programs section in the course catalog for IGE course descriptions.

3000-level IGE Upper Division Synthesis courses (except for IGE 3100 ) are open to all students, regardless of whether or not they have taken the IGE sequence.

Programs

    Interdisciplinary General Education

    Courses

      Interdisciplinary General Education

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