Offerings | Integrative Studies
Milton Scarborough (chair),
Richard Axtell, William Weston, Steven Winrich
The program in integrative studies seeks to transcend traditional disciplinary
boundaries by offering courses in which at least two disciplinary perspectives
and methodologies are brought to bear on the chosen subject matter. It also
seeks to understand the strengths and limitations of these methodologies.
The subject matter may range from conceptual problems to aspects of human
experience, phenomena of nature, historical events, cultural expressions,
social institutions, or public issues.
courses are offered; no major or minor is now offered in the program.
Special Topics Offered
INS 301 Ethics, Healthcare and Society
A consideration of a range of ethical
questions surrounding health care, medical practice, and biomedical research.
Among the issues usually considered are images of the health care professional,
informed consent, confidentiality, gene therapy, care of the dying and
the chronically ill, withholding treatment, experimentation, allocation
of resources for health care, and access to health care.
INS 303 Discovering the Middle Ages
A study of medieval literature, history, and culture, incorporating
individual and class visits to medieval sites. Offered in Strasbourg,
INS 304 Civil Society and Sustainable
A study of alternative theories of social and economic development in
the current Latin American context (e.g., Nicaragua, Mexico, Cuba). Briefings
with officials, interviews with religious and social activists, and visits
to rural and urban civil society groups engaged in creative community
development alternatives provide concrete case studies for understanding
the interrelationship between social, political, economic, environmental,
religious, and ethical aspects of a country's development process. Offered