Interdisciplinary General Education

Program Information

The Interdisciplinary General Education curriculum provides an integrated, interdisciplinary, discussion-based approach to learning about the humanities, social sciences, and the arts. IGE is an alternative pattern to satisfy 18 units of the University GE requirements in areas A, C, and D.

More Details About Satisfying GEs:

Students ready for GE area A2 with support (categories III and IV) need to enroll in the English stretch courses with support for GE area A2 credit and can enroll in either IGE 1100 or IGE 1200 for GE area C2 credit.

Students who have fulfilled GE area A2 (category I) can also enroll in IGE 1100 or IGE 1200 for GE area C2 credit.

Please refer to the University Programs section in the course catalog for IGE course descriptions.

Total Required for Program: 18 units 

First Year:

  • IGE 1100 - Consciousness and Community (3)
  • IGE 1200 - Authority and Faith: Late Ancient and Medieval Worlds (3)

Second/Third Year:

  • IGE 2150 - Ways of Doing: Culture, Society, and the Sciences (3)
  • IGE 2250 - Encountering Difference: Culture and Power (3)
  • IGE 2350 - Empires, States, and Peoples: Cultural Contact and Exchange (3) 
  • IGE 3100 - Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Capstone Seminar (3)

How IGE fulfills General Education Requirements:

Year Completion of IGE Courses Satisfies GE Requirements
First IGE 1100, IGE 1200  A2 and C2
IGE 2150
IGE 2250
IGE 2350
IGE 3100
D1 or C2
D1 or C2
C3 or D4

Remaining GE to be Completed. See your major department for advisement: 

Areas A1 and A3
Area B (12 units) 
Area C3 or D4 (may take IGE GE Upper Division Synthesis; see list below)
Area D2
Area E
Area F

Upper Division GE Synthesis Courses

Open to all CPP students who have completed their lower division Cs or Ds. 

  • IGE 3200: Visions of Science and Technology 
    • Fulfills C3. 
  • IGE 3300: Demons, the Undead, and the Monstrous Other 
    • Fulfills C3.  
  • IGE 3500: The Creative Process: Theory and Practice 
    • Fulfills C3 or D4. Students choose. 
  • IGE 3600: UFO, Illuminati, and Other Conspiracy Theories 
    • Fulfills D4. 


*See Your Major Department for Advisement