An Introduction to the ICC

The ICC at Ithaca College is a set of thought-provoking academic experiences that will connect you to your peers across campus, and connect your thoughts and ideas across disciplines to help you shape your understanding of the world. 
 
The ICC is focused on a relevant, real-world theme of your choice that you will examine from many different perspectives throughout your time at Ithaca, incorporating courses in diversity, quantitative literacy, and writing. Each new class you take will expand your point of view, challenge you to think differently, and help you build valuable analytical and problem-solving skills that are critical to future success.

Innovative, holistic, and visionary thinkers are in high demand in today’s fast-paced, interconnected world. The path to becoming one of them starts here.

Check out the ICC Quick Summary on the left side of this page to get a snapshot of ICC requirements or click here to learn more about the ICC's exciting themes.

Themes

Identities

Identities

Who are we and how do we distinguish ourselves from others?

Inquiry, Imagination, and Innovation

Inquiry, Imagination, and Innovation

How do we know what we know?

Mind, Body, Spirit

Mind, Body, Spirit

What does it mean to be a balanced person?

The Quest for a Sustainable Future

The Quest for a Sustainable Future

How do we sustain a growing population with limited resources?

A World of Systems

A World of Systems

How do people make sense of and navigate complexity?

Power and Justice

Power and Justice

How are they related and how can they be balanced?

Diversity

Diversity

Diversity