XIII. Upper-Division Integrative Electives


To receive UDIE credit for a study abroad experience, students must sign up for IS 398 (0 credit hour course).


  1. Two upper-division, integrative electives  (see list of Approved Courses for Foundational Studies)  or,
  2. One upper-division, integrative elective and a one-course equivalent study abroad experience or,
  3. One upper-division, integrative elective and completion of a second major, a minor, a certificate, or a degree in education where content courses are delivered outside the College of Education.

Learning Objectives

  1. Use a thematic approach to a particular topic or issue that integrates multiple ways of knowing.
  2. Engage in a project or conduct research that makes use of multiple ways of knowing to address a particular topic or issue.
  3. Analyze and write at an advanced level.

Skill Applied Learning Requirements

  1. Explicitly demonstrate how the curriculum will develop critical thinking skills.
  2. Explicitly demonstrate how the curriculum will develop information literacy skills.
  3. Include a graded writing component, which whenever possible is developmental.
  4. Must incorporate opportunities for students to critically read and analyze sophisticated, complex text, and to write intensively.
  5. Must include assignments that apply information from within and across various "ways of knowing".

Sycamore Career Ready Certificate -- Completion Checklist -- Meets Category #2

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