FGCU Emergency Management Advisory

Sept. 27, 2022 | FGCU is canceling all classes and non-essential campus activities Thursday and Friday. FGCU leaders will evaluate methods for students to make up for lost instructional time, which will likely include the use of planned study dates as regular academic class. Please expect updates to the academic calendar once we return to normal operations. For storm updates, visit fgcu.edu/emergencymanagement.

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Creative Courses

Classes you dreamed of here at FGCU...

Whether you are trying to understand Social Media's impact on society, (Digital Communication in Our Lives), develop insight into why we identify with the Comic Universe (The Culture of Graphic Novels), learn more about yourself (Unbroken: Finding Your Inner Strength), or develop the skills to install your own permaculture installation (Permaculture Design, Permaculture & Forest Gardening), Integrated Studies has a course for you.  Each semester the Department of Integrated Studies mounts an exciting collection of Issues based courses that examine important current topics through a variety of lenses.  Students develop critical thinking skills that allow them to see how different perspectives integrate with each other and contribute to a richer understanding of how these diverse points of view converge in real world issues. 

Spring 2022 Courses




Climate Change through Humanities (HUM 1020)

Food Forest Gardening (IDS 3300)

Permaculture Design (IDS 3300)

Sustainable Fashion (IDS 3304)

Living the Earth Charter (IDS 3304)

Pop Culture

Media & Pop Culture

Intro to Film (FIL 2000)

LGTBQ Pride Evolution (HUM 1020)

The Culture of Graphic Novels (HUM 1020)

Anime & Manga: Monsters and Magical Girls (HUM 1020)

Zombie Culture (HUM 1020)

Introduction to Critical Race & Ethnic Studies (IDS 2930)

Cannabis and Its Impact (IDS 3138)

Race, Gender, & Econ in Sport (IDS 3332)

Digital Storytelling (IDS 3332)

The Media and the Message (IDS 3305)



Understanding Empathy, Compassion, and Kindness (HUM 1020)

Yoga Theory and Practice (IDS 3117)

Unbroken: Finding Your Inner Strength (IDS 3332)

Expanding Consciousness (IDS 4930)

The Kindness Effect (IDS 4930)

ML&A Issues: Arts & Contemplation (IDS 3305)

Storytelling as Healing (IDS 4930)