Integration

Integration: Connecting the Disciplines is the first of four one-credit IICC courses that will help to make connections across fields of study.

Students from all disciplinary fields are encouraged to sign up and become part of the experience. Students will learn by doing through small and large group activities.

“At a time when the world is more messy, more crowded, more interconnected, more independent, and more rapidly changing than ever before, the more ways of seeing, the better. The systems-thinking lens allows us to reclaim our intuition about whole systems and hone our abilities to understand parts, see interconnections, ask ‘what-if’ questions about possible future behaviors, and be creative and courageous about systems redesign.”  Donella Meadows

The challenges of the 21st century do not present themselves to us as isolated events or problems that are resolvable through the single disciplines associated with college majors and minors. Rather they require that we connect those disciplines in creative ways.

"... systems thinking is based on the fundamental shift of perception from the world as a machine to the world as a living system."  Fritjof Capra

The skill sets associated with systems thinking and designing are highly prized, and they can make the difference in everything from a job application to future organizational leadership.

“We will either design our way through the deadly challenges of this century, or we won't make it.”  Richard Farson

 

Course description:

ICIC 10000  Integration: Connecting the Disciplines

How will we meet the complex challenges of the 21st century? We will need to find ways to combine insights and ideas from many fields of study and to use them creatively. Concepts and tools from systems science and design can help us do this. They are introduced through a series of engaging learning activities. Pass/Fail. 1 credit. No prerequisites. LA.

Fall 2014

Section 1: Sept. 12, 6-9PM, Sept. 13, 10AM-4PM, Sept. 14, 1-5PM; Instructors: Jason Hamilton & Jake Brenner; Business 204

Section 2: Oct. 24, 6-9PM, Oct. 25, 10AM-4PM, Oct. 26, 1-5PM; Instructors: Elizabeth Simkin & Nancy Jacobson; Business 204

 

Spring 2014

Section 1: Jan. 31, 6-9PM, Feb. 1, 10AM-4PM, Feb. 2, 1-5PM; Instructors: Hormoz Movassaghi & Jason Hamilton CRN: 41773  Business 204

Section 2: March 21, 6-9PM, March 22, 10AM-4PM, March 23, 1-5PM; Instructors: Katherine Beissner & Elizabeth Sinkin CRN: 41774 Park 277

 

Fall 2013

Section 1: Sept. 20, 6 - 9PM, Sept. 21, 10AM - 4PM, Sept. 22, 1 - 5PM; Instructors: Jason Hamilton & Julia Lapp; CRN: 23357

 

Spring 2013

Section 1 Instructors: Nancy Jacobson & Hormoz Movassaghi

Section 2 Instructors: Katherine Beissner & Julia Lapp

 

Fall 2012

Section 1 Instructors: Nancy Jacobson & Julia Lapp

Section 2 Instructors: Katherine Beissner & Julia Lapp

 

Spring 2012

 

Section 1 Instructors: Nancy Jacobson & Barbara Adams

  

Section 2 Instructors: Jason Hamilton & Sean Eversley Bradwell

 

Section 3 Instructors: Katherine Beissner & Elizabeth Simkin 

 

 

Fall 2011

Section 1 Instructors: Jason Hamilton, Paula Turkon

 

Section 2 Instructors: Elizabeth Simkin, Katherine Beissner

 

Section 3 Instructors: Barbara Adams, Nancy Jacobson

 

Spring 2011

Section 1 Instructors: Jason Hamilton, Elizabeth Simkin

Section 2 Instructors: Nancy Jacobson, Paula Turkon

Section 3 Instructors: Elizabeth Simkin, Nancy Jacobson

 

Fall 2010

 Section 1 Instructors: Jason Hamilton, Elizabeth Simkin

 

 

Section 2 Instructors: Barbara Adams, Nancy Jacobson

 

 

Section 3 Instructors: Nancy Jacobson, Barbara Adams