Upcoming ILCs

ILCs Planned for Fall 2015 (Subject to Change)

Two-Course ILCs

ILC 1: Washington Internship — GOV 395 & GOV 396

This learning community exposes students to the workings of the governmental and political processes in Washington, DC. Through internship assignments, classroom instruction, and directed readings and research, students will develop a greater appreciation of the policy-making process. The courses are offered in Washington, DC (each course is a 2-unit course), and registration is by permission of the instructor.

GOV 395-ILC Washington Internship — Kraus
GOV 396-ILC Dynamics of American Government — Kraus

ILC 2: Nutritional Strategies: Bacteria to Humans — MI 200 & NR 224

This learning community, intended for Nursing majors, looks at the cellular nutrition of eukaryotes (humans) vs. the nutrition of prokaryotes (bacteria). It also covers the similarities and differences in the structure, function and role of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins and trace elements in humans and bacteria.  Finally, it looks at the immunological aspects of nutrition across the human life span compared to the immunological aspects in disease prevention.

MI 200-ILC Microbiology — Bobbitt — Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:40-11:10 am

MI 200L Microbiology Lab — Select any section of MI 200L

NR 224-ILC Nutrition & Health — STAFF — Fridays 12:00-3:00 pm

ILC 3: Public Speaking for Business — FI 201 & SPC 103

In addition to addressing the apprehension of public speaking, this ILC is an ideal addition for the business student.  Utilizing principles of finance concepts, participants will learn how to effectively present financial information about their company to various stakeholders groups. Students learn skills that allow them to speak informatively, persuasively, and in groups. Through these techniques, students cultivate personal style that results in more powerful presentations, which is a skill that is important to one’s academic and professional advancement.

FI 201-ILC Principles of Finance — Tully — Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:30 pm

This course has prerequisites. Please check the Bulletin for details.

SPC 103-ILC Public Speaking — Fenley — Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 pm

ILC 4: Internet in Marketing — CS 107 (TC) & MK 324

This ILC is a great combination of the basics of web development and the application in the marketing world. Students learn how companies navigate in a digital world that is overflowing with data on customers, products, and interactions, while empowered with the technical skills required in this field. Lectures, simulations and projects will prepare students to understand how networking, internet specifics, telnet, FTP, HTM, and JAVA programing are being applied in marketing.

CS 107-ILC Computers: Fundamentals of Networking and Internet (TC) — Moore — Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:40-4:10 pm

MK 324-ILC Digital Marketing — Dong — Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-2:30 pm

This course has the prerequisite of MK 201. Please check the Bulletin for details.

ILC 5: Looking Through the Eyes of Others — FM 222 & SP 242 (I)

This generation of students is deeply committed to social action. Throughout their Wagner careers, Wagner students do great projects in different communities. This combination of a Documentary Film and a Spanish Civilization course allows students to collaborate with service organizations and residents of the Port Richmond community in order to document their lives and support community campaigns through video production. This is a unique opportunity to  engage with and, most importantly, learn from a neighboring community.

FM 222-ILC Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking — Friedland — Fridays 1:00-4:00 pm

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of documentary production. Through the frameworks of documentary history and ethics, students will learn about style and process in non-fiction film and apply this knowledge to their own documentary production work. Central to this course is a close observation and under- standing of the world around us—from the microcosm of Wagner College to the Metropolis of New York City. Students will learn how to be respectful and acute observers in order to focus their lenses on the immediate and personal stories surrounding them.

SP 242-ILC Untold Stories:  Latin American Culture and Civilization (I) — Sánchez — Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-2:30 pm

The word “America” refers to an entire continent, not only the United States. This course explores the intimate ties between the history of the United States and that of Central and Latin American countries. Through the analysis of travel diaries, songs, documentaries, short stories, manifestos, and poems, students will have the opportunity to learn about wonderful, diverse regions with a rich cultural heritage that is both connected to and independent from the United States.

Prerequisite: Spanish 232 or permission of instructor. Open to native speakers of Spanish.

ILC 6: Exploring the Cosmos and Our Place Within It — AS 105 & PH 205

This ILC examines the major positions, discoveries, and issues in astronomy and their impact upon philosophy and culture. Such questions as—What can we know about the universe and ourselves? Is it possible to know the way the universe exists and the way our minds exist? Does the universe have a purpose? Is there a place for consciousness, and for God, within a scientific view of the universe?—are pursued with reference both to classical and modern thinkers in science and philosophy.


AS 105-ILC Astronomy: The Solar System — Raths — Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 pm

PH 205-ILC Philosophy of Mind — Danisi — Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:20 am-12:50 pm

One-Course, One-Unit Team-Taught ILCs

Students who enroll in a team-taught ILC will earn only one unit and therefore must choose to earn credit for one of the two courses. For example, a team-taught ILC incorporating CH 291 and GOV 291 allows the student to earn one unit for either the Chemistry course or the Government and Politics course, not both. The team-taught ILC will satisfy the ILC requirement.

ILC 7: Team-Taught ILC: Getting Away With Murder — CH 291 or SO 291

This course studies the crimes and all the trappings of the  NYPD’s Major Case Squad. Students will learn different crimes (art theft, burglary, kidnapping, larceny) including the elements of each crime and potential defenses for trial. The investigative side of the Squad will also be studied, such as exploring a crime scene, preparing a search warrant, and dealing with media inquiries.

The chemistry portion of the course focuses on the scientific methods employed by forensic chemists for crime scene investigation. Topics covered will include physical evidence recognition and collection, DNA and fingerprint analysis, sample preservation, and crime scene reconstruction. This course is recommended for students who are not majoring in a science.

CH 291-ILC Special Topics: Crime Scene Investigation — Ciavarella — Mondays 6:00-9:00 pm

SO 291-ILC Special Topics: Crime Scene Investigation: Major Case Squad — Pinto — Mondays 6:00-9:00 pm

NOTE: Students must elect to register for the course in Chemistry or in Sociology. Choose carefully, as this course will only count toward the discipline for which you enroll. Completion of this single course satisfies the ILC requirement.

ILC 8: Team-Taught ILC: Law & Order — SPC 252 or SO 270

From the crime scene to the final verdict, this ILC traces the steps that any successful detective or prosecutor must go through to put the criminals behind bars. Students will study various constitutional issues, such as warrant requirements, Miranda warnings, and right to counsel. Students will also prepare for a criminal trial, including conducting direct and cross examinations, submitting exhibits into evidence, and learning the rules of evidence.  The semester will culminate in a mock criminal trial presented to the College Community.

SPC 252-ILC Mock Trial — Pinto — Wednesdays 6:00-9:00 pm

SO 270-ILC Criminal Procedure — Martin — Wednesdays 6:00-9:00 pm

NOTE: Students must elect to register for the course in Speech or in Sociology. Choose carefully, as this course will only count toward the discipline for which you enroll. Completion of this single course satisfies the ILC requirement.

ILC 9: Intended for Transfer Students, Team-Taught ILC: Children: Psychology, Film and Literature — PS 111 or MDS 111

This is one of the few college courses for which all students have a point of reference. You were all children once. This ILC will focus on the physical, emotional and cognitive development of children during the first decade of life. In addition, we will explore elements of childhood psychopathology, like depression and suicide and significant social issues, including childhood cancer and conceptions of death and bereavement in childhood. The logistical and theoretical information will be reinforced through depictions of this period of development in both film and literature. This will bring the material to life and make it more relevant to the lives of the children students will have contact with during the experiential component of the course.

PS 111-ILC Child Psychology — Oglio Taverner — Wednesdays 2:40-5:40

MDS 111-ILC — Childhood in Film & Literature — Kiss — Wednesdays 2:40-5:40

NOTE: This ILC is primarily for transfer students but other students may enroll with permission from the instructors. Transfer students are required to do 30 hours of experiential learning in the Early Childhood Center on the Wagner College campus; for those students who completed the First Year Program at Wagner, the experiential component is helpful but optional.

Students must elect to register for the course in Psychology or MDS. Choose carefully, as this course will only count toward the discipline for which you enroll. Completion of this single course satisfies the ILC requirement.


Tentative Plans for ILCs in Spring 2016


To help students make decisions regarding ILCs, below is a partial list of ILCs tentatively planned for Spring 2016.

– Washington, DC Internship: GOV 395 (Washington Internship) and GOV 396 (Dynamics of American Government)

– Albany Internship: GOV 390 (New York State Government & Politics) and GOV 391 (New York Legislature Internship)

– MI 200 (Microbiology) and NR 224 (Nutrition & Health)

– FI 201 (Principles of Finance) and SPC 103 (Public Speaking)

– BI 219 (Gene Expression and Development) and PH 202 (Medical Ethics)

– Team-taught ILC: HI 236 (History of the Civil Right Movement) or PS 240 (Psychology of Prejudice), one course fulfills ILC requirement and American Diversity (D) requirement, students must select to earn credit for History or Psychology



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