Integrative Studies in Social Science
The Social Science Integrative Studies core curriculum provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the body of knowledge, theory, practice and methods that the social sciences bring to an understanding of the human condition.
To fulfill MSU requirements, each student must successfully complete one 200 level ISS course (4 credits) and one 300 level ISS course (4 credits), for a total of eight credits. Successful completion of a 200 level ISS course is a prerequisite for enrollment in a 300 level ISS course.
Concurrent Enrollment Policy
Due to the high demand for seats in the various sections of ISS and to help ensure that students can enroll for these required courses when needed, the Center for Integrative Studies in Social Science does not permit concurrent enrollment in multiple ISS courses within the same semester. Students concurrently enrolled in multiple ISS courses within the same semester will be contacted after the annual enrollment period or following the academic orientation program (AOP), through the confidential student message system. Students will be instructed to drop all but one ISS course in any semester in which they are enrolled for more than one, before a stated deadline. Students who fail to comply by the deadline will be dropped from all but one ISS course in a given semester, at the discretion of the Director of the Center for Integrative Studies in Social Science.
The Center will consider exceptions to the concurrent enrollment policy for students who can demonstrate that multiple ISS course enrollments are necessary to simultaneously fulfill (1) ISS and (2) academic major or minor requirements. Students seeking an exception may contact the Center for Integrative Studies in Social Science at 517-355-9733 to schedule an appointment to review their academic needs.