Integrated Studies

Program Coordinator:  Dr. Jennie Vaughn

112 Stone Center

The Integrated Studies Program is a multidisciplinary approach which allows students to chart a program of study that combines courses from different but related subjects that are applicable to their career goals. This innovative program meets the needs of traditional students and students returning to finish a degree by integrating coursework from several disciplines.

Integrated Studies is also the program in which undecided students begin their college journey at JSU. Experienced advisors assist this group of students by using a career clusters approach to help students transition to the appropriate degree path based on their professional goals and academic strengths.

INS 195  Explore Seminar  (1)  

This course provides a forum for assigned readings and discussion of ideas in response to a current issue/event. The topic of the course will vary. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.

INS 299  Study Abroad  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Permission of academic advisor and pre-approval by department head prior to registration.

Individual study abroad through a JSU-sponsored program as administered by International Programs; pre-approval within specific disciplines required. Grades: Pass/Fail. May be duplicated for credit for a total of 15 semester hours.

INS 300  Experiential Learning I  (3-15)  

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Integrated Studies Advisor; Integrated Studies majors only.

(3-15). This highly individualized study is tailored to the student's personal career goals. Pass/Fail grade only.

INS 302  Internship  (3-6)  

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Integrated Studies Advisor; availability of placement.

(3-6). Integrated Studies majors or minors only. The student will gain on-the-job experience in a field of interest. Grade: Pass/Fail.

INS 304  Independent Studies in Integrated Studies  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Integrated Studies advisor; Integrated Studies majors only.

An in-depth independent investigation of a topic or topics appropriate to the individual student's plan of study in the integrated studies major. Course may be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 6 hours.

INS 365  Special Topics  (3)  

Prerequisties: EH 102, EH 104, or the equivalent. An interdisciplinary approach to a particular topic, problem, period, genre, or personality. Content varies from semester to semester according to student and faculty interest. May be duplicated for credit up to 9 semester hours.

INS 400  Experiential Learning II  (3-15)  

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Integrated Studies Advisor.

(3-15). Integrated Studies Major only. This highly individualized advanced study is tailored to the student's personal career goals. Pass/Fail grade only.

INS 410  Integrated Studies Capstone  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Integrated Studies Advisor; senior standing.

Integrated Studies majors only. The capstone course in Integrated Studies includes a written report, an oral presentation in a symposium format, and participation in assessment activities. Required for Integrated Studies major; should be taken in the last semester.