Academics

Integrated Semester

Mural of Hands
The Integrated Semester lets students explore a topic using all of the University's-and the area's resources in creative ways. We recommend that a student contract to undertake 8-12 units of work culminating in a comprehensive project at the end of a semester. The goal is integration of differing disciplinary viewpoints on a topic, or the development of a new understanding out of more traditional paradigms. Students participating in the Integrated Semester meet together as a class once a week with a faculty sponsor during the term. This program is especially well-suited for senior projects, but it ~as also worked well for second year students testing a concentration. The Director has details of how the Integrated Semester works.

Quiet the Mind
meditation room

The University’s Meditation Room opened in 2007 and is one of the first “contemplative classroom” spaces in the country.

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