Integrative Learning Core (ILC)
Integrative learning is (1) an understanding and (2) a disposition that a student builds across the curriculum and co-curriculum, from making simple connections among ideas and experiences to synthesizing and transferring learning to new, complex situations within and beyond the campus. (Definition adapted from the American Association of Colleges and Universities Integrative Learning VALUE Rubric.)
The fundamental idea of the LSU Integrative Learning Core (ILC) is that the student develops across the undergraduate curriculum the practical and intellectual capacities associated with integrative learning in preparation for high competence and functionality in post-baccalaureate contexts.
The ILC curriculum for LSU students spans the four years of undergraduate study and is composed of two components.
Breadth of Knowledge
First, students are required to complete 39 hours that provide a breadth of knowledge across the following six Louisiana Board of Regents statewide disciplinary areas:
|English Composition||6 hours|
|Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning||6 hours|
|Fine Arts||3 hours|
|Natural Sciences||9 hours (2 courses in biological or physical science area sequence and one in the other area)|
|Social/Behavioral Sciences||6 hours (1 course must be at/above sophomore level)|
The second component requires that courses used to satisfy the above-noted requirements also contribute to the students' competency in one or more of the LSU ILC proficiencies. Developing the proficiencies within courses across the ILC curriculum will promote synthesis of information in higher level courses.