Who May Offer an Issues and Perspectives Course?
Faculty with terminal degrees from all schools at Wichita State University.
What is an Issue and Perspectives Course?
An Issues and Perspectives course is an upper division course, the final segment of General Education. The skills and information gained from the General Education courses, as well as courses in the major should allow the student to tackle a broad range of issues in a sophisticated manner. A student is required to take at least one but no more than two I&P courses.
In order to develop Basic Skills, all General Education courses must include support for writing skills, in examinations and written assignments (term papers, book reports, term projects, etc.), mathematical concepts (problem, charts, graphs, statistics, etc.), library research skills (paper and report preparation, etc.), and oral communication (oral reports, discussion in class, debates, etc.), where appropriate.
How and Where to Begin
Issues surrounding technology in the 21st (or 19th, 17th, 4c. bc.) century.
Keep in mind that this course should be taken by those with majors not only out of your department, but also out of your school.
What an I&P Course IS and is NOT
The Paper Trail
The early levels of the approval process may not be as conversant with the rules for General Education as the committee is. Thus, you should obtain the form early and consult with the committee if you feel you need help.
The I&P Proposal Form
An Issues and Perspectives course is part of the General Education Program. If you do not wish to meet some or most of these guidelines for your course, it need not be a part of General Education.