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Integrated Core Themes

An Integrated Core Theme (ICT) is a set of four courses based on an interdisciplinary topic (e.g. American Multiculturalism). The ICT consists of a Humanities Centerpiece course and three integrated courses. The intentional connection of courses to a Humanities Centerpiece course is a unique feature of Iona’s Core Curriculum. As scheduling permits, students will take the Humanities Centerpiece course of their chosen ICT in their freshman or sophomore year. The Humanities Centerpiece course is developed and taught by the departments of English, History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. The course will introduce students to the “big questions” of the ICT, and should be instrumental in establishing an intellectual framework for the ICT. Only one integrated course may be in the same discipline as the Centerpiece. No more than two courses from the same discipline/department (as defined by the three letter prefix; e.g.: MTH) may be taken in the entire set of four courses within the ICT. Integrated courses may be core, major, minor, or elective courses.

Integrated Core Themes (ICT) include:
Violence | Identity: Persons, Societies, and Cultures | Stewardship of the Earth ICT | Scientific ReasoningThomas Paine

Violence ICT

HST 345 The History of Violence (Humanities Centerpiece)
BIO 113 Biology of Poison
BIO 120 Introduction to Forensics
CHM 125 Criminalistics
CHM 140 Chemistry of Emotions
CRJ 320 Corrections
CRJ 325 Critical Issues in Policing
CRJ 360 Terrorism
CRJ 391 Corporate Crime
CRJ 430 Victimology
ENG 369 Special Topics in Themes in American Literature: Families and Violence
FPA 235 Music in Film and Video 
HST 312 Total War
HST 315 Civil War and Reconstruction
HST 335 The Development of American Foreign Relations
HST 336 American Foreign Relations in the Modern Age
HST 338 The Vietnam Wars
HST 374 Revolution in the Modern World
HST 385 The Modern Middle East
HST 410 Seminar on the History of Modern Warfare, 1495-2015
HST 491 A The Samurai
HST 491 B World War I and World War II
PHl 356 Social and Political Philosophy
PHL 381 Philosophy of Law
POL 317 Politics of Evil
POL 323 Civil Liberties
POL 333 Politics of Nonviolence
POL 364 International Law
POL 370 Human Rights
PSY 222 The Psychology of the Criminal Mind
PSY 342 Violence Against the Self
RST 370 Contemporary Peacemakers
RST 422 [Poland Study Abroad] Memory and Reconciliation: The Churches and the Holocaust
SOC 306 The Sociology of Deviant Behavior
SOW 3330 Violence, Trauma & Resilience

















 

Identity: Persons, Societies, and Cultures ICT

ENG 352 Shifting Selves: Identity, Contact, and Belonging (Humanities Centerpiece)
BIO 108 Body Form and Function
BUS 410 Business in Contemporary Society
CHM 120 Medicine Demystified
CHM 135 Science and Superheroes
CHM 140 Chemistry of Emotions
EDU 202 Foundations of Educational Theory
ENG 339 World Drama
ENG 365 African American Literature
ENG 372 Multicultural Writers of America
ENG 384 Images of Women in Modern American Literature
ENG 444 Post-Colonial Literature
ENG 470 Lit Seminar (topics: Queer Literature; Networked Identities; Literature and Social Responsibility; Literature and Identity)
FLA 200 Special Topics in Foreign Languages
FLM 355 Independent Cinema
FLM 362 International Film
FPA 237 Music in World Cultures
MCO 326 Race and Gender in Mass Communications
MKT 301 Consumer Behavior
PHL 321 Philosophy of Mind
PHL 375 Aesthetics
POL 316 Inequality in American Democracy
POL 333 Politics of Non-Violence
POL 370 Human Rights
POL 371 Politics of Global Health
POL 377 Gender and Politics
PSY 212 Child Psychology
PSY 213 Adolescent Psychology
PSY 221 Psychology of Human Sexuality
PSY 339 Personality Theory
PSY 412 Social Psychology
PSY 441 Lifespan Development
RST 324 Christian Sexual Ethics









 

Stewardship of the Earth ICT

RST 341 The Story of the Universe: Foundational Cosmology and Earth History (Humanities Centerpiece)
BIO 125 Environmental Science I
BIO 201 Ecology, Evolution, and Diversity
BIO 225 Environmental Science II
CHM 115 Chemistry and the Environment
ENG 470 Literature of Environmentalism
POL 203 Introduction to Global Politics
POL 372 Environmental Law
POL 373 Global Cities and the Environment
RST 339 Spirituality for an Ecological Age
RST 340 Creation Masters Series
RST 370 Contemporary Peacemakers
RST 404 Catholic Creation Theology
RST 412 Environmental Ethics and Religion
SOW 2200 SL Sustainability and Community: An Environmental Justice Perspective

Scientific Reasoning ICT

PHL 365  Philosophy of Science (Humanities Centerpiece)
BIO 101  General Biology 
BIO 125  Environmental Science I
BIO 225  Environmental Science II
BUS 210 Statistics
CHM 109 General Chemistry
CS 201  Computer Science I
CS 461  Artificial Intelligence
CS 465  Data Mining
CS 464  Parallel and Scientific Computing
ECO 202  Macroeconomics
ECO 370  Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development
ECO 380  Health Economics
ECO 409  History of Economic Ideas
ECO 491  Economics Research Methods
EDU 202  Foundations of Educational Theory
EDU 373  Instruction and Assessment Strategies for Learning Mathematics
EDU 384  Instruction and Assessment Strategies
HST 351  Europe, 1648-1815: Age of Reason and Revolution
IS 301  Applied Statistical Analysis
MTH 270  Statistics
MTH 432  Probability and Statistics
MTH 231  Calculus I
MTH 236  Introduction to Proofs
MTH 310  Discrete Mathematics
PHL 361  Ethical Issues in Science and Technology
PHL 356  Political Philosophy
PHL 366  Problems in Medical Ethics
PHY 101  General Physics
POL 201  Introduction to Politics
POL 302  Research Methods in Political Science
POL 305  Social Statistics
POL 372  Environmental Law
PSY 201  General Psychology I
PSY 202  General Psychology II 
PSY 323  Quantitative Research Methods for Behavioral Science I
PSY 324  Quantitative Research Methods for Behavioral Science II
PSY 390  Experimental Psychology I
PSY 491  Experimental Psychology II
RST 341  Stories of the Universe
RST 335  Spirituality in Ecological Age
RST 406  Biomedical Ethics
SOC 101  Introduction to Sociology


Thomas Paine ICT

ENG 423 Eighteenth-Century Literature (Humanities Centerpiece)
FPA 233 Music in the Time of Thomas Paine
HST 410 Seminar on Thomas Paine
PHL 355 Thomas Paine and the Revolutionary Tradition
POL 391 Thomas Paine and the Struggle for Democracy