General Education Resources

INTEGRATION is the process of synthesizing and applying existing knowledge, past experiences, and other perspectives to new, complex situations.

People with a general education correlate and synthesize facts, basic concepts, and disparate knowledge for application within and beyond the campus, to make sense of a variety of data and experiences, to address issues in a more effective way than can be accomplished from only one field of study or perspective, and reflect on their own learning.

Students who have integration skills can:

  • draw conclusions from examples, facts, and/or theories from more than one field of study or perspective
  • adapt and apply skills, abilities, theories, or methods to explore complex issues in original ways
  • effectively communicate synthesized knowledge in ways that are inclusive of diverse audiences and perspectives
  • demonstrate self-reflection, building on prior experiences and responding to new and challenging contexts presented in the course


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