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HUM/375CA

Integrative Studies

Course level: Upper Division

3 credits

Total credits

5 weeks

Course length

Take this course on its own, or as part of a degree or certificate program.

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This course introduces students to the concept of integrative studies by acknowledging the depth of separate disciplines and their interrelationships, modes of inquiry, and the use of thematic relationships and connections between subject areas in teaching and learning. Emphasis is placed on the historical development of interdisciplinary inquiry, processes for developing integrated themes including learning styles and resources, and the criteria for implementing a theme study for the content-specific multiple subject classroom.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Earn these career-relevant skills in weeks, not years.

  • Determine the value and purpose of connecting disciplines.
  • Compare methods of inquiry in liberal arts disciplines.
  • Describe the process of implementing integrated curriculum through historical experiments in integrated curriculum.
  • Summarize current literature on integrated studies.
  • Determine how K-12 content disciplines overlap in basic concepts and principles of inquiry and knowledge base.

  • Analyze different approaches to initiating interdisciplinary theme studies.
  • Examine criteria for selecting a thematic study.
  • Examine the role of both teacher and students in integrated studies.
  • Evaluate big ideas and essential questions that can be used to guide interdisciplinary thematic studies.
  • Develop student questioning and question sequences.

  • Identify print resources, subject practitioners, field sites, artifacts and experiments as resources for integrated curriculum.
  • Compare the benefits and situational uses for visual, audio and computer technology as resources for integrated curriculum.
  • Examine beginning, ongoing and culminating activities for integrated curriculum units.

  • Explain how you would use methods of inquiry across the K-12 content specific disciplines.
  • Create a facilitation plan for inquiry-based learning.
  • Identify resources for inquiry-based learning.
  • Describe the benefits of using Interdisciplinary Inquiry in a real-life classroom.

  • Discuss various methods of evaluating integrated curriculum theme studies.
  • Evaluate formative and summative assessments of inquiry based learning.
  • Develop an interdisciplinary theme study including at least two content areas.
  • Evaluative situational uses for implementing theme studies and inquiry-based learning.

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