Integrative Studies

Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix.  Each course description begins with a three letter subject prefix followed by a three – digit course number and the course title. The number on the right of each course description gives the semester credit hours for that course. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description.  Prerequisites are also listed. A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student is permitted to enroll in the course.

Subject Prefix and Course Number Course Name Semester Credit Hours Course Description Cross Listed Course Prerequisite
IGS 200 The Ancient World 3 An exploration and comparison
of ideas and values reflected in readings from selected
cultures of the ancient world.
Not Applicable ENG 101
IGS 201 Convergent Traditions from Late
Antiquity to the Renaissance
3 An exploration and comparison of the ideas
and values reflected in texts from Christian and Islamic
traditions of late antiquity, through the Middle
Ages, and to the Renaissance and Reformation.
Not Applicable ENG 101 and IGS 200 or consent of
director
IGS 300 The Modern World 3 An exploration and comparison of ideas and
values reflected in readings from selected cultures in
the modern world.
Not Applicable ENG 101 and IGS 201 or consent of
director
IGS 301 Studies in African Cultures
3 A multi cultural study of the major forces
that shaped various African cultures in their social,
artistic, historical, political, philosophical, and religious
expressions.
Not Applicable ENG 101 and IGS 200 or consent of
director
IGS 302 Studies in Asian Cultures
3 A multicultural study of the major forces
that shaped various Asian cultures in their social, artistic,
historical, political, philosophical, and religious
expressions.
Not Applicable ENG 101 and IGS 200 or consent of
director
IGS 303 Studies in Latin American Cultures 3 A multi cultural study of the major forces
that shaped various Latin American cultures in their
social, artistic, historical, political, philosophical, and
religious expressions.
Not Applicable ENG 101 and IGS 200 or consent of
director
IGS 304 The African-American Experience 3 A study of the evolution of the African
-American experience from the period of slavery to
the present, especially as reflected in the writings of
African-American intellectuals.
Not Applicable ENG 101 and IGS 200 or consent of
director
IGS 305 The Latino Experience 3 A
study of both contributions which Latinos have made
to U.S. society and ways that others have historically
responded to them. Challenges confronting Latino/
Hispanic immigrants in 21st century Kentucky are explored.
Not Applicable ENG 101 and IGS 200 or IGS 201 or
IGS 300 or equivalent, or consent of instructor
IGS 499 Senior Seminar 3 A senior-
level seminar devoted to the exploration of an interdisciplinary
theme. Topics will vary according to
the instructor.
Not Applicable ENG 101 and IGS 200, or IGS 201, or
IGS 300 or equivalent, or consent of director