This course is designed to help students contemplate the skills and knowledge they have acquired through general education courses and through the process of designing and completing an individualized degree program in the context of a world that is dramatically changing.
Students will reflect upon the skills and knowledge they have acquired through their UMass education.  In addition to intensive reflective, integrative work, a significant part of this course will be the application of that knowledge to real-world issues. Students will write several low stakes pieces that will culminate in a portfolio by the end of the semester.  Students will also work independently as well as in small groups, giving peer feedback, and presenting short oral presentations.
Satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BA-BDIC and BS-BDIC majors.