What is the importance of choosing courses that match your theme?
It is an ICC requirement that you must take all four of your Perspective courses in your declared Theme. This structure is a way to help you integrate your understanding of a topic (theme) from different disciplines. In other words, the college wants you to be able to look at a complex issue from many different angles. The courses in your theme help you to be able to make those connections.
If you are interested in taking Perspective courses that are not in your theme, you can take these courses as electives.
If you want more information about which courses fall under each of the themes, check out the Integrative Core Curriculum web site.