The 综合学习 programs at Holyoke Community College promote integrative teaching and learning across the general education curriculum. 综合学习 allows faculty and students to build connections not only within the classroom, but outside the classroom as well – to local communities, local businesses and nonprofits, and to colleges and universities statewide. Because we all face a rapidly changing and ever more interconnected world, developing capacities for integrative learning is central to personal success, 社会责任, and civic engagement in today's global society. Integrative learning is not just a benefit, but a necessity.
Integrative courses at 森林舞会游戏 are designed by creative faculty who model and build integrative skills, with curricula that define pathways to encourage integrative learning within and across fields. The ILP administers and coordinates four academic programs which offer courses organized around a variety of contemporary themes:
All liberal arts majors must complete a minimum of six credit hours of an 综合学习 Experience to graduate from 森林舞会游戏's 文科 & 科学的程序. 荣誉 courses fulfill this requirement, and can also satisfy the general education requirements.
学习社区 are team-taught, interdisciplinary courses that take a common theme and view it through the lens of multiple disciplines, such as 英语 and 心理学 or 英语 and Theater. LCs help under-prepared students to prepare, prepared students to advance, and advanced students to excel.
服务学习 is an educational initiative in which students complete a project in the community that directly relates to the objectives of a course and meets the needs of the community-based organization.