Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

Interdisciplinary General Education

Offered by: College of Education and Integrative Studies, Liberal Studies Department

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 18 units of the University GE requirements in areas A, C, and D. 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 who have fulfilled GE area A2 (category I) can also enroll in IGE 1100  or IGE 1200  for GE area C2 credit.

Students may substitute D1 or C2 for either IGE 2150  or IGE 2250 . Students may substitute two courses to complete the IGE program. Those who choose to leave IGE and complete their remaining general education requirements through other University departments are recommended to do so at the end of a yearly sequence, e.g. after IGE 1200  or IGE 2250 . 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. Please refer to the University Programs section in the course catalog for IGE course descriptions.

The six-course IGE pathway has the following common Learning Outcomes:

  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Historical, Social, and Multicultural Understanding
  • Understanding and Appreciation of Aesthetic Experiences
  • Articulation of Values
  • Information Literacy
  • Integrative Learning

IGE 2600  (Area F) and 3000-level IGE Upper Division GE Synthesis courses (except for IGE 3100 ) are open to all CPP students, regardless of whether or not they have taken the previous IGE courses.

Total Satisfied by Program: 18 units

How IGE fulfills General Education Requirements:

Year Completion of IGE Courses Satisfies GE Requirements
First IGE 1100 *, IGE 1200 * A2 and C2
Second/Third IGE 2150 , IGE 2250  D1 and C2
Second/Third IGE 2350  C1
Third IGE 3100  C3 or D4

*Completion of IGE 1100  and IGE 1200  (with a minimum GPA of 1.7) is required to satisfy subarea A2: Written Communication.

Remaining GE to be completed. See your major department for advisement:

Areas A1 and A3
Area B (12 units)
Area C3 or D4 (may take IGE GE Upper-Division Synthesis; see list below)
Area D2
Area E
Area F